FALL 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 , Fall 2008 CONCRETE CALENDAR 2008/2009 October 27-29 PTI Bonded Post-Tensioning Certification Workshop J.J. Pickle Research Campus, The University of Texas, Austin, Tex. November 2-6 ACI Fall Convention Renaissance Grand & America's Center, St. Louis, Mo. November 3-5 PCI Quality Control & Assurance Personnel Training & Certification Schools and Certified Field Auditor School 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 Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Hilton Washington, Washington, D.C. February 3-6, 2009 World of Concrete Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. March 15-19, 2009 ACI Spring Convention Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, 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. May 3-5, 2009 Post-Tensioning Institute Conference and Exhibition Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Ore. May 4-7, 2009 World of Coal Ash (WOCA 2009) Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Ky. July 5-9, 2009 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Annual Meeting Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, La. September 13-16, 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. November 8-12, 2009 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. David M. Taylor is HDR's national director of sustainable transportation solutions. 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 Cory Imhoff is a project manager in HDR's Kansas City office and specializes in the design and construction of concrete and steel bridges. 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 ASPIRE_fall08.indb 6 9/15/08 3:58:19 PM

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