THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

SPRING 2008

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 , Spring 2008 CONCRETE CALENDAR 2008 April 14-15 ASBI Grouting Certification Training J.J. Pickle Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas April 24-27 PCI Annual Committee Days Includes meeting of PCI Bridge Committee and AASHTO Technical Committee on Concrete Design (T-10) Westin Hotel. Chicago, Ill. May 4-6 PTI Technical Conference & Exhibition Hyatt Regency St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo. May 4-7 NCBC-FHWA 2008 Concrete Bridge Conference Hyatt Regency St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo. May 5-10 PCI Quality Control & Assurance Personnel Training & Certification Schools Embassy Suites Hotel - Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tenn. May 18-22 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Meating Hilton Omaha and Qwest Center, Omaha, Neb. May 20-22 NRMCA Concrete Technology Forum: Focus on Sustainable Development Marriott Denver Tech Center, Denver, Colo. June 2-4 International Bridge Conference & Exhibition Pittsburgh Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. July 27-30 Sixth National Seismic Conference on Bridges & Highways Organized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and MCEER, University at Buffalo, N.Y. Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, S.C. July 28-29 ASBI Seminar on Segmental Construction Practices Hilton Sacramento West and Arden West, Sacramento, Calif. August 4-6 PCI Quality Control & Assurance Personnel Training & Certification Schools Embassy Suites Hotel Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tenn. October 6-8 PCI-FHWA National Bridge Conference Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Fla. November 2-6 ACI Fall Convention Renaissance Grand & America's Center, St. Louis, Mo. November 3-8 PCI Quality Control & Assurance Personnel Training & Certification Schools Embassy Suites Hotel Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tenn. November 17-19 ASBI International Symposium on Concrete Segmental Bridges Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, Calif. 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. Kevin Eisenbeis is a Principal with Harrington & Cortelyou Inc., Kansas City, Mo. His responsibilities include management of major highway and railway projects including the design of eight Missouri River bridges. 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 James M. Barker was Vice President with HNTB Corp. and is currently teaching at the Civil Engineering School of Purdue University. 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 www.aspirebridge.org. ASPIRE_spring08.indb 6 3/24/08 1:21:01 PM

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