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 2015 April 3, 2015 Call for Abstract deadline 2015 Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar April 6-7, 2015 ASBI 2015 Grouting Certification Training J. J. Pickle Research Campus The Commons Center Austin, Tex. April 12-16, 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 21-23, 2015 International Highway Technology Summit: Cities, Transportation and People Shanghai, China April 26-28, 2015 2015 PTI Convention Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Houston, Tex. April 30, 2015 Call for Abstract deadline 2015 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference Miami, Fla. April 30-May 3, 2015 PCI 2015 Committee Days and Membership Conference Hyatt Magnificent Mile Chicago, Ill. May 18, 2015 PCI Call for Entries deadline 2015 PCI Design Awards June 1, 2015 Call for Entries deadline 2015 ASBI Bridge Award of Excellence Miami, Fla. June 8-11, 2015 International Bridge Conference David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh, Pa. August 2-7, 2015 AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials Annual Meeting Marriott Pittsburgh City Center Pittsburgh, Pa. September 9-11, 2015 2015 Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar The Peppermill Hotel Reno, Nev. October 7-9, 2015 2015 PTI Committee Days New Orleans, La. October 15–18, 2015 PCI 2015 Fall Committee Days and Membership Conference Louisville, Ky. November 2-3, 2015 ASBI 27th Annual Convention Omni Dallas Hotel Dallas, Tex. For links to websites, email addresses, or telephone numbers for these events, go to and select "EVENTS." Dr. Oguzhan Bayrak is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Bayrak received the University of Texas System Board of Regents' outstanding teaching award in 2012 and was inducted into the university's Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2014. 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 Administra - tion (FHWA) and manages the Concrete Bridge Program at the FHWA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Dr. Brian Kozy is the leader of the Structures Engineering Team for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the FHWA headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for national policy and guidance on bridge design and analysis. 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. Reid Castrodale is a structural engineering consultant with over 30 years of experience in prestressed concrete bridge design, research, and technical support. He also promotes the use of lightweight concrete for bridges. CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS 4 | ASPIRE , Spring 2015 READER RESPONSE Editor, I enjoy reading ASPIRE™ magazine. I have been very happy with the changes that you have made in the last year— increasing the number of technical articles and highlighting contractors. Tim Keller Administrator Office of Structural Engineering Ohio Department of Transportation Columbus, Ohio

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