FHWA Resource Center
Administration Resource Center
Subject: Minutes of September 3, 2003 Meeting of thePrestressed Concrete
Committee for Economic Fabrication (PCEF)
From: High Performance Structural Materials SpecialistStructures Technical
Service TeamResource Center - Baltimore, Maryland Reply to: HRC-BAL
To: PCEF Members
Attached for your information is a copy of the attendance list and minutes
for the subject meeting, held on September 3, 2003, at the Maryland State
Highway Administration’s (SHA) District 7 office in Buckeystown,
Maryland. Also attached are copies of the updated full committee and subcommittee
membership lists. Individuals wishing to have their names removed from
any of the lists are asked to notify our office as soon as possible.
We wish to thank
Ms. Susan Hose of the SHA’s District 7 office for her assistance
with making arrangements and preparing materials for the meeting. We also
wish to thank Mr. Paul Finnerty of the MDSHA and Mr. Robert Horwhat of
the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for their outstanding job
of conducting the meeting, taking notes and completing the minutes, especially
with the last minute notice given to them. Information will now be posted
on two different websites for our office. First, the minutes and lists
will be posted at the address: www.fhwa.dot.gov/resourcecenter.htm, then
clicking on the “Structures Technical Service Team” button,
then the “High Performance Materials” button, and finally
the link to the PCEF meeting minutes. Second, the electronic presentation
files will be posted for transfer at the following website: ftp://FHWA-ERC@fhwaftp.fhwa.dot.gov/ERC.
The user ID for that site is FHWA-ERC (all capital letters), and the password
is fhwa-erc (all small letters). Once you are in, click on the folder
Hard copies of materials
will be mailed to appropriate individuals with a ** designation who do
not have an electronic mailing address. Individuals receiving the materials
either by hard copy or electronically are asked to distribute them in
a timely manner to others in their office on the mailing list.
is also extended to the Subcommittee chairmen, to the presenters, and
to all attendees for their active participation in the meeting. Continued
status reports will be requested from each chairman at the next meeting.
The attached minutes
are supplemented as follows:
Update on MDSHA’s
Field Survey of Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF):
State DOT members
of the committee are once again requested to discuss within their departments
the possibility of participating in this survey of DEF.
Study of Self-Consolidating
We are soliciting
another State DOT member for an SCC presentation at the next meeting,
in order to continue the momentum of implementing this technology.
Construction and Production Subcommittee Update:
Any interested PCEF
member is encouraged to contact Mr. Finnerty at 410-321-4111, or Mr. Horwhat
at 717-783-6710, if they are interested in participating in this revised
subcommittee. In addition to the topics noted in the attached minutes,
the previous meeting minutes also highlighted development of regional
criteria for such items as prestressed concrete beam plant inspection;
and beam handling, storage, transportation and erection. These potential
topics, and the need to rename this subcommittee, should be key issues
of discussion when the group meets prior to the next PCEF meeting in Dover.
NCHRP Study on Splicing
We will attempt to
schedule this presentation at the next PCEF meeting in Dover.
We have set the date for the next PCEF meeting for Monday, February 9,
2004, from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M., at the Sheraton Hotel in Dover, Delaware.
This will precede the annual mid-Atlantic States Quality Assurance Workshop.
Details about that workshop and hotel accommodations may be obtained at
the following website: www.midatlanticqaw.com.
Once again, we thank
the membership and their management for the support of the Committee’s
activities. Please feel free to submit any agenda topics to our office
by January 9, 2004.
Louis N. Triandafilou,