FALL 2007

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. John S. Dick, Executive Editor 2 | ASPIRE , Fall 2007 E D I T O R I A L W e invite you to share your impressions about ASPIRE™ magazine with the editors and staff. A simple survey is available at It involves multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank type questions. It'll take you less than 5 minutes to complete. Why? This is a magazine by and about bridge practitioners. It must be relevant to you! Whether you are employed at any level by an owner agency, a design consultant, a contractor, a university, or an industry supplier, your opinion is crucial to keeping this magazine on target for you and your peers. As illustrated by the articles in this issue, our intent is to cover all types of concrete design solutions: cast-in-place, precast, reinforced, pretensioned and post-tensioned. Our goal is to showcase concrete bridges from all areas of the country. We've featured large projects and small; exotic and straight forward. All are, we believe, at the leading edge of practice. ASPIRE will grow in 2008. There'll be more editorial pages and more advertising (relevant to readers). We're planning a new special feature in every issue. This will be on the topic of accelerated bridge construction. In addition, in 2008, we'll theme the entire year around "sustainable design" of transportation bridges. The subscription list, already reaching more than 21,000, will continue to expand. Your input will guide us in our growth. Please take time to read the "Buyers Guide" on pages 50 and 51. Our advertisers have provided the means to bring you ASPIRE . We greatly appreciate their support and we strongly encourage you to consider their products and services. Also in this issue, on page 6, is an informative and useful "Concrete Calendar." What else would you like to see in the pages of ASPIRE ? What do you like about the magazine? What do you dislike? What would you change? Do you have suggestions for projects we ought to feature? How about one of yours? Go to www. and let us know. We look forward to seeing many of you as we close out the year at the Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar in September, the PCI-FHWA National Bridge Conference in October and the ASBI Conference in November. Perhaps we can also chat there on making ASPIRE the best magazine that it can be! Executive Editor: John S. Dick Managing Technical Editor: Dr. Henry G. Russell Managing Editor: Craig A. Shutt Editorial Staff: Daniel C. Brown, Roy Diez, Wayne A. Endicott, Donald P. Merwin, Anne Patterson Editorial Administration: James O. Ahtes, Inc. Art Director: Mark Leader, Leader Graphic Design, Inc. Layout Design: Marcia Bending, Leader Graphic Design, Inc. Electronic Production: Chris Bakker, Jim Henson, Leader Graphic Design, Inc. Ad Sales: Jim Oestmann Phone: (847) 577-8980 • Cell: (847) 924-5497 Fax: (847) 577-0129 Reprint Sales: Mark Leader (847) 564-5409 e-mail: Publisher: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, James G. Toscas, President Editorial Advisory Board: Dr. Shrinivas B. Bhide, Portland Cement Association (PCA) John S. Dick, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Clifford L. Freyermuth, American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI) Theodore L. Neff, Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) Dr. Henry G. Russell, Managing Technical Editor POSTMASTER: Send address changes to ASPIRE, 209 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60606-9887. Standard postage paid at Chicago, IL, and additional mailing offices. ASPIRE (Vol. 1, No. 4), ISSN 1935-2093 is published quarterly by the Precas t/ Prestressed Concrete Institute, 209 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60606-6938. Copyright 2007, Precas t/ Prestressed Concrete Institute. If you have a project to be con sidered for ASPIRE, send information to ASPIRE, 209 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60606-9887 phone: (312) 786-0300 e-mail: Cover: Keehi Interchange, Honolulu, Hawaii Photo: ©David Sailors. Do you have an opinion about ASPIRE ™ Magazine? Please, share your ideas with us! Log on NOW at and take the ASPIRE Reader Survey. Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Post-Tensioning Institute Portland Cement Association American Coal Ash Association Wire Reinforcement Institute Expanded Shale Clay and Slate Institute National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Silica Fume Association 1 American Segmental Bridge Institute 10802_Aspire_Fall07.indb 2 8/30/07 2:56:43 PM

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