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 courtesy of Ted Lacey Photography. | ASPIRE , Summer 2007 CONCRETE CALENDAR 2007/2008 June 4-6 International Bridge Conference (IBC) & Exhibition Includes ASBI Seminar on "Construction Practices for Segmental Concrete Bridges" Hilton Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. July 8-12 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Meeting Also ASBI Executive Committee Meeting, July 8; ASBI Board of Directors Meeting, July 8 ASBI-AASHTO 19th Annual Reception, July 9 Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, Del. August 1 ASBI Bridge Award of Excellence Competition Entries due August 6-11 PCI Quality Control & Assurance Personnel Training & Certification Schools Level I, Level II, and Level III Embassy Suites, Nashville, Tenn. August 12-17 AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials Annual Meeting Mountain Club on Loon Resort, Lincoln, N.H. September 10-12 American Coal Ash Association Fall Meeting Crowne Plaza Hotel, Denver, Colo. September 23-26 Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar & Exhibition Boise Centre on the Grove, Boise, Idaho October 14-18 ACI Fall Convention El Conquistador, Fajardo, P.R. October 22-24 National Concrete Bridge Conference and PCI Annual Convention & Exhibition Includes meeting of AASHTO Technical Committee on Concrete Design (T-10) Hyatt Regency Phoenix/Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center, Phoenix, Ariz. November 4-6 ASBI Annual Convention and Exhibition Includes ASBI Board of Directors meeting, November 7 Includes meeting, AASHTO Technical Committee on Concrete Design (T-10) The Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev. November 5-7 PCI Quality Control & Assurance Personnel Training & Certification Schools Level I and Level II Embassy Suites, Nashville, Tenn. December 1 ASBI Certified Grouting Technicians and Training Certificate Holders Class of 2002 Deadline for On-line Recertification. January 13-17, 2008 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Hilton Washington, Washington, D.C. 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 its development. Dr. H. Celik Ozyildirim is a Principal Research Scientist with the Virginia Transportation Research Council of the Virginia Department of Transportation. He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and an active member of ASTM International and the Transportation Research Board. 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 Stanley W. Woods worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for 42 years and was the State Bridge Engineer before his retirement. 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, and telephone numbers for these events, go to ASPIRE_Summer_2007.indb 6 5/15/07 11:38:47 AM

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