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The Central Atlantic Bridge Associates
Our Plans and Priorities
Bridges For LIFE™ and More Presentation

“Bridges for LIFE” is Registered Trademark of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute


Who Are We?
• The Central Atlantic Bridge Associates (CABA) is a non-profit industry organization of prestressed concrete bridge beam manufacturers in the mid-Atlantic region who are material sources to the Departments of Transportation in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Representation
• While not all prestressed concrete bridge product producers are members we have a policy to give non-member companies the opportunity to give input to our issues.


Operating Strategies and Goals
• Market Communications
• Build Industry Alliances
• Knowledge Transfer and Education
• Develop Owner Relations
• Maintain Agency Relations
• Technical Development / Research


Market Communications
• Market Research
• Competitive Surveillance
• Direct Mail
• Emphasize Low Life Cycle Costs
• Emphasize Low Maintenance Costs
• Exhibits
• International Bridge Conference
• State Concrete Conferences

Build Industry Alliances
• Participation in Construction Industry Associations
• ABCD
• ASHE
• State Contractors’ Associations

Knowledge Transfer and Education
• Website Information
• Education
• University Education
• Professors’ Seminar
• Classroom Presentations
• Knowledge Transfer
• Bridge Design Manual Seminars
• Inquiry Handling

Develop Owner Relations
• In Affiliation With PCI
• PCI Journal Gift Subscriptions
• AASHTO T10 at PCI Committee Days
• AASHTO T10 at PCI Convention
• AASHTO Bridge Engineers Breakfast
• TRB Conference
• Work With Individual State DOTs on Standards That Allow for Quality and Productivity Improvements

Maintain Agency Relations
• PCEF Participation
• Bulb Tee Introduction
• Is it acceptable as a substitute for the New England Bulb Tee?
• High Performance Concrete
• Self Consolidating Concrete

Technical Developments
• Product Improvement/Development
• Non-Traditional Products
• Precast/Prestressed Pavements
• Non-Traditional Materials
• High Fly Ash Cement – EMC Cement
• Chelating Coatings – Gryphin
• Hydrophobic Concrete Admixtures –
Any Suggestions?

Thank You for Your Attention
Visit our website at: www.CABA-bridges.org

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