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STRUCTURES TEAM

Prestressed Concrete Committee for Economic Fabrication (PCEF)


Subject: Prestressed Concrete Committee for Economic Fabrication (PCEF)
Minutes of August 25, 2009 Meeting
Dover, Delaware

Date: December 29, 2009

From: Senior Structural Engineer
Structures Technical Service Team
Resource Center -- Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland


Reply to
Attn. of:
DTS-RC-BAL-1

To: PCEF Members
Mid-Atlantic States

Attached for your information is a copy of the attendance list and minutes from the subject meeting, held on August 25, 2009 at the Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DELDOT) Headquarters building in Dover, Delaware. Also attached are copies of handouts referenced in the minutes, the full PCEF membership address list and subcommittee membership list for your review. Anyone wishing to add or delete names from the list is asked to notify our office as soon as possible. Our sincere appreciation is extended to Mr. Barry Benton of DELDOT for his outstanding efforts in coordinating all of the meeting arrangements, particularly the web meeting setup.

We wish to thank Mr. Adam Gillispie of the West Virginia Division of Highways for the great job he did in taking notes at the meeting, and for completing the minutes in a very timely manner. Minutes, lists and MS Word attachments referenced in the minutes will be posted soon on the FHWA Resource Center’s High Performance Materials website at: www.fhwa.dot.gov/resourcecenter/teams/structures/hpm_pcef.cfm. The link is located in the Structures Team section of the Resource Center website, under “Solutions,� where there is a section on High Performance Materials. PCEF is listed under that section. Presentations and other materials will be posted on the Central Atlantic Bridge Associates’ website, www.caba-bridges.org.

Those members without an Internet address who have an “**� next to their name will receive either a fax or hard copy mailing of the materials. All recipients of these materials are requested to make the information available within your offices. Problems with receiving copies by fax or mail may be addressed to Mr. Melvin Harris of our office (410-962-2773 or melvin.harris@dot.gov).

Subcommittee chairs are requested to convene their groups before the next full PCEF meeting in order to further develop items for balloting, and to address new issues and concerns in their respective areas.

In addition to the minutes and other attachments, we are also providing information on the following events:

1) Concrete Bridge Conference, February 24-26, 2010, Phoenix, Arizona

2) Virginia Concrete Bridge Conference, March 4-5, 2010, Richmond, Virginia

3) Maryland Concrete Bridge Conference, March 23, 2010, Timonium, Maryland

4) FHWA Bridge Engineering Conference: Highways for LIFE and Accelerated Bridge Construction, April 7-9, 2010, Orlando, Florida

5) PCI & 3rd International fib Congress, May 28-June 2, 2010, Washington D.C.

The next PCEF meeting has been tentatively set for August 24, 2010, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at a location still to be determined. Recognizing the severe time and funding restrictions evident these days with public agencies, private industry and academia, we would again prefer to set this meeting up as a webconference. Therefore, we would appreciate a response from a member of each of the State DOTs as to their Webconferencing capabilities, in order that we may finalize the meeting date as soon as possible.

Once again, we thank the membership and their management for the support of this Committee’s activities. Please feel free to submit agenda items for the next meeting by July 15, 2010.

Louis N. Triandafilou, P.E.

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