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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ADVERTISEMENT: Epoxy Interest Group (EIG) Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel Cost-Effective Corrosion Protection A better product using 40 years of improved manufacturing and coating technology. Epoxy-coated reinforcing steel has been used extensively in the USA, Canada, Japan, China, India and the Middle East. It has been used in over 80,000 bridge decks covering 900,000,000 square feet in the USA alone. ADVERTISEMENT: ESCSI Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute The Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute (ESCSI) is the international institute for manufacturers of expanded shale, clay and slate (ESCS) aggregates produced using a rotary kiln. Please visit for more information. Construction has recently begun on the Pulaski Skyway, a major bridge rehabilitation project in the New York City area. This bridge will use lightweight concrete (LWC) for almost 1 million square feet of precast concrete deck panels to improve the load rating of the bridge and to reduce seismic demands. A paper on the Pulaski Skyway will be presented at the National Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)Conference in Miami, Florida, on December 4 & 5, 2014. On December 3, the day before the National ABC Conference begins, ESCSI invites you to attend a two-part workshop “Lightweight Concrete – A Tool for Accelerated Bridge Construction.” This workshop will: • introduce advantages of LWC for ABC, including durability • give designers ideas about how to use LWC on projects, including reports on the Pulaski Skyway and the emergency span replacement of the I-5 Bridge over the Skagit River • present factors to be considered when designing with LWC • review proposed revisions to the AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications • introduce the concept of internal curing using lightweight aggregate To learn more about the 2014 National ABC Conference and register for the LWC workshops, visit the conference web site at

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