THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

WINTER 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 , Winter 2008 CONCRETE CALENDAR 2008 February 6-8 PCI Quality Control & Assurance Personnel Training & Certification Schools Level I & Level II MCPX - Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colo. March 20-21 FHWA Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference – Highway for Life Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Md. April 14-15 ASBI Grouting Certification Training J.J. Pickle Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas April 24-27 PCI Annual Committee Days Includes meeting of PCI Bridge Committee and AASHTO Technical Committee on Concrete Design (T-10) Westin Hotel. Chicago, Ill. May 4-6 PTI Technical Conference & Exhibition Hyatt Regency St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo. May 4-7 NCBC-FHWA 2008 Concrete Bridge Conference Hyatt Regency St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo. May 5-10 PCI Quality Control & Assurance Personnel Training & Certification Schools Embassy Suites Hotel - Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tenn. June 2-4 International Bridge Conference & Exhibition Pittsburgh Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Penn. 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 Segmental Construction Practices Hilton Sacramento West and Arden West, Sacramento, Calif. August 4-6 PCI Quality Control & Assurance Personnel Training & Certification Schools Embassy Suites Hotel - Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tenn. October 6-8 PCI-FHWA National Bridge Conference Abstracts due April 2, 2008 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 17-19 ASBI International Symposium on Concrete Segmental Bridges Abstracts must be submitted by January 31, 2008 Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, Calif. 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. Tess Ahlborn is an Associate Professor at Michigan Technological University, Director of the Center for Structural Durability and a member of the University Transportation Center: Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure. Her research and teaching focuses on reinforced and prestressed concrete bridge design. 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 www.aspirebridge.org. 10973_ASPIRE_win08.indb 6 12/12/07 4:13:02 PM

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