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Next PCEF Meeting
February 6, 2006
Norfolk, Virginia


January 13, 2006


High Performance Structural Materials Specialist
Structures Technical Service Team
Resource Center – Baltimore, Maryland

Reply to

Attn. of:



Prestressed Concrete Committee for Economic Fabrication (PCEF) Members

Mid-Atlantic States

Attached is a copy of the agenda for the subject meeting, which will be held on Monday, February 6, 2006, from 1-5 pm at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia. This will precede the annual Mid-Atlantic States Quality Assurance (QA) Workshop, which will be held at the same hotel from February 7 th to 9 th. It is highly recommended that participants at the PCEF meeting also attend the QA Workshop. Please note that registration is not required for the PCEF meeting, however, it is required for the QA Workshop. Attendees are asked to check the website for details about the Sheraton hotel and QA Workshop.

Members with an Internet address will receive these materials electronically. Hard copies will not be mailed to these individuals. Members without an Internet address who have an ‘**’ next to their name will receive a fax of the materials. All recipients of these materials are requested to make the information available as soon as possible to other non-Internet members in their State or Company.

We look forward to another successful turnout and to the active participation of all members at the meeting. Any questions or suggestions for additional agenda items may be referred to lou.triandafilou@fhwa.dot.gov or (410) 962-3648.

Original signed by,
Louis N. Triandafilou, P.E.


February 6, 2006 PCEF Meeting
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Norfolk, Virginia

1. Introductions at 1:00 AM
2. Approval of Minutes from August 30, 2005 Meeting
3. Update on Activities of Central Atlantic Bridge Associates by Hank Bonstedt, PCAP

      Submittal of precast concrete diaphragms to PCEF

4. Design Parameters & Standardization Subcommittee-Discussion of Issues led by Claude Napier, FHWA and John Martin, Virginia DOT

      Update of activities of task force on controlling end cracks
      PCEF Bulb-T Details

5. Presentation on Lightweight Concrete Benefits by Reid Castrodale, Carolina Stalite Company

6. Proposed FHWA Lithium Technology Implementation Program by Lou Triandafilou, FHWA Resource Center – Baltimore

7. Spliced Girders, A Producer’s Perspective

      Presentation by Chad Saunders, Bayshore Concrete Products

8. Presentation on Bridge Construction Projects using Performance-Related Specifications, by VDOT Representative

9. Materials & Construction QC/QA Subcommittee –

      Discussion led by Paul Finnerty, Maryland SHA and Bob Horwhat, Pennsylvania DOT


Matrix of common regionwide materials and testing frequency requirements

            Common self-consolidating concrete specification requirements

            Interim Meeting Results

10. Update on PCI Georgia/Carolinas Self-Consolidating Concrete Workshop, by Lou Triandafilou, FHWA

11. Update on Fall 2006 New Jersey HPC Workshop, by NJDOT Representative

12. Other Issues – All Attendees

13. Adjourn by 5:00 PM

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