FALL 2014

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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CONCRETE CALENDAR 2014/2015 CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS For links to websites, email addresses, or telephone numbers for these events, go to and select “EVENTS.” 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. Reggie Holt is a senior structural engineer at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and manages the Concrete Bridge Program at the FHWA headquarters in Washington, D.C. 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. MANAGING TECHNICAL EDITOR 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. CALENDAR October 26-30, 2014 ACI Fall Convention Hilton, Washington Washington, D.C. October 27-28, 2014 ASBI 26th Annual Convention Hartford Marriott Downtown Hartford, Conn. December 4-5, 2014 2014 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference Hyatt Regency, Miami, Fla. January 11-15, 2015 94th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C. February 2-6, 2015 World of Concrete 2015 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nev. March 9-11, 2015 DBIA Design-Build in Transportation Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center San Antonio, Tex. April 6-7, 2015 ASBI 2015 Grouting Certification Training J. J. Pickle Research Campus The Commons Center Austin, Tex. April 12-15, 2015 ACI Spring Convention Marriott Hotel and Kansas City Convention Center Kansas City, Mo. April 19-24, 2015 2015 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Annual Meeting Saratoga Hilton Saratoga Springs, N.Y. April 26-28, 2015 2015 PTI Convention Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston, Tex. April 30 – May 3, 2015 PCI 2015 Committee Days and Membership Conference Hyatt Magnificent Mile Chicago, Ill June 8-11, 2015 International Bridge Conference David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh, Pa. August 2-7, 2015 AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials Annual Meeting Pittsburgh, Pa. October 15-18, 2015 PCI 2015 Fall Committee Days and Membership Conference Louisville, Ky. November 8-12, 2015 ACI Fall Convention Sheraton Denver, Colo. In response to reader comments, the ASPIRE mobile site has added a search feature. To search past issues of ASPIRE, go to and click on “Check out the NEW phone/tablet friendly version of the ASPIRE magazine here.” From the page that appears, click on the + sign to browse or search all archived issues.

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