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. 6 | ASPIRE , Fall 2007 CONCRETE CALENDAR 2007/2008 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. March 20-21, 2008 Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference – Highway for Life Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor Baltimore, Md. April 24-27, 2008 PCI Annual Committee Days Includes meeting of AASHTO Technical Committee on Concrete Design (T-10) Westin Hotel. Chicago, Ill. May 6-8, 2008 Concrete Bridge Conference and PTI Annual Conference Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, Mo. June 2-4 , 2008 International Bridge Conference & Exhibition Pittsburgh Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Penn. July 27-30, 2008 Sixth National Seismic Conference on Bridges & Highways Abstracts due October 1, 2007 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. Charleston, S.C. November 2-6, 2008 ACI Fall Convention Renaissance Grand & America's Center St. Louis, Mo. 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. 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 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 10802_Aspire_Fall07.indb 6 8/30/07 2:56:58 PM

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