ASPIRE is a quarterly magazine published by PCI in cooperation with the associations of the National Concrete Bridge Council. The editorial content focuses on the latest technology and key issues in the Concrete Bridge Industry.

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Photo: Ted Lacey Photography. 6 | ASPIRE , Winter 2009 CONCRETE CALENDAR 2009 February 3-6 World of Concrete Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. March 15-19 ACI Spring Convention Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, Tex. March 19-20 ASCE Bridge Rehabilitation Seminar Embassy Suites Hotel Center City, Philadelphia, Pa. April 15 fib World Congress (hosted by PCI) Abstracts due April 15, 2009, for this event to be held May 29-June 2, 2010 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. April 20-21 2009 ASBI Grouting Certification Training J.J. Pickle Research Campus, The Commons Center, Austin, Tex. April 22-26 PCI Committee Days Westin Hotel, Chicago, Ill. May 4-7 World of Coal Ash (WOCA 2009) Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Ky. May 31 The Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management Abstracts due May 31, 2009, for IABMAS2010, to be held July 11-15, 2010 Philadelphia, Pa. June 14-19 International Bridge Conference David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. July 5-9 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Annual Meeting Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, La. September 12-15 PCI-FHWA National Bridge Conference Abstracts due March 1, 2009 Marriott Rivercenter Hotel and Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio, Tex. September 21-23 Western Bridge Engineer's Seminar Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, Calif. October 25-27 2009 ASBI 21st Annual Convention Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, Minn. November 8-12 ACI Fall Convention Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, La. M. Myint Lwin is Director of the FHWA Office of Bridge Technology in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the National Highway Bridge Program direction, policy, and guidance, including bridge technology development, deployment and education, and the National Bridge Inventory and Inspection Standards. CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS Dr. Dennis R. Mertz is professor of civil engineering at the University of Delaware. Formerly with Modjeski and Masters Inc. when the LRFD Specifications were first written, he has continued to be actively involved in their development. John Horsley is executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Washington, D.C. He previously served as county commissioner in Kitsap County, Wash., and as associate deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation. He is a graduate of Harvard, was a Peace Corps volunteer and congressional aide. He was also past president of the National Association of Counties and founding chairman of the Rebuild America Coalition. Dr. Henry G. Russell is an engineering consultant, who has been involved with the applications of concrete in bridges for over 35 years and has published many papers on the applications of high performance concrete. MANAGING TECHNICAL EDITOR Frederick Gottemoeller is an engineer and architect, who specializes in the aesthetic aspects of bridges and highways. He is the author of Bridgescape, a reference book on aesthetics and was Deputy Administrator of the Maryland State Highway Administration. For links to websites, email addresses, or telephone numbers for these events, go to

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