THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

SUMMER 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 , Summer 2008 CONCRETE CALENDAR 2008/2009 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 Construction Practices for Concrete Segmental and Cable-Supported Bridges Hilton Sacramento Arden West, Sacramento, Calif. August 4-6 PCI Quality Control & Assurance Personnel Training & Certification Schools Embassy Suites Hotel - Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tenn. October 5-7 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 10-12 Third North American Conference on the Design and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete "SCC 2008: Challenges and Barriers to Application" Marriott O'Hare Hotel, Chicago, Ill. November 17-19 ASBI 20th Anniversary International Symposium on Concrete Segmental Bridges Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, Calif. January 11-15, 2009 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. March 15-19, 2009 ACI Spring Convention Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Tex. April 20-21, 2009 2009 ASBI Grouting Certification Training J.J. Pickle Research Campus, The Commons Center, Austin, Tex. April 22-26, 2009 PCI Committee Days Westin Hotel, Chicago, Ill. July 5-9, 2009 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Annual Meeting Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, La. September 12-15, 2009 PCI National Bridge Conference Marriott Rivercenter Hotel and Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio, Tex. October 25-27, 2009 2009 ASBI 21st Annual Convention Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, Minn. 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. Vinh Trinh is group manager responsible for the Structures Group, PBS&J, Orange, Calif. Maher K. Tadros is principal technical professional, Structures, PBS&J, Tampa, Fla., and the Leslie D. Martin professor of civil engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Neb. 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 Brett H. Pielstick is senior vice president/partner with Eisman & Russo Inc. and chair, ASBI Bridge Condition Advisory Committee. Jay Holombo is leader, Transportation Structures Group, PBS&J, San Diego, Calif. 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_sum08.indb 6 6/24/08 1:24:03 PM

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