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 2016-2017 April 11-12, 2016 ASBI 2016 Grouting Certification Training J. J. Pickle Research Campus Austin, Tex. April 17-21, 2016 ACI Spring 2016 Concrete Convention and Exposition Hyatt Regency & Wisconsin Center Milwaukee, Wis. April 20-22, 2016 2016 DBIA Design-Build in Transportation Conference Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, N.C. April 24-26, 2016 2016 PTI Convention Renaissance Long Beach Hotel Long Beach, Calif. May 24-25, 2016 ASBI Construction Practices Seminar Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel Broomfield, Colo. May 27, 2016 CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Call for entries deadline June 6, 2016 54th Annual PCI Design Awards Submission site opens June 6-10, 2016 International Bridge Conference Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, Md. June 26-30, 2016 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Annual Meeting Minneapolis Marriott City Center Minneapolis, Minn. June 30, 2016 PCA 2016 Concrete Bridge Award Competition Call for entries deadline July 18-20, 2016 First International Interactive Symposium on UHPC Des Moines Marriott Des Moines, Iowa July 25-29, 2016 PCA Professors' Workshop PCA Campus Skokie, Ill. July 31-August 4, 2016 AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials Annual Meeting Hyatt Regency Greenville Greenville, S.C. August 28-31, 2016 AREMA 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition Hilton Orlando Orlando, Fla. September 1, 2016 fib Symposium 2017 Call for papers deadline October 6-9, 2016 PCI Committee Days and Membership Conference Loews Chicago O'Hare Rosemont, Ill. October 23-27, 2016 ACI Fall 2016 Concrete Convention and Exposition Marriott Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. November 8-9, 2016 ASBI 28th Annual Convention Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center Westin Long Beach Hotel Long Beach, Calif. November 21-23, 2016 fib Symposium 2016 Cape Town, South Africa January 8-12, 2017 Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C. January 17-20, 2017 World of Concrete 2017 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nev. February 28-March 4, 2017 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference at The Precast Show Cleveland, Ohio For links to websites, email addresses, or telephone numbers for these events, go to and select "EVENTS." 4 | ASPIRE Spring 2016 4 | ASPIRE Spring 2016 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 Administration (FHWA) and manages the concrete bridge program at 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. Dr. Henry G. Russell is an engineering consultant who has been involved with the application of concrete in bridges for 40 years. He served as the Managing Technical Editor of ASPIRE TM from the first issue in 2007 through the Fall issue of 2014. CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

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