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Subject: Next PCEF Meeting September 3, 2003Frederick, Maryland Date: August 11, 2003

From: High Performance Structural Materials SpecialistNational Resource Center -- BaltimoreBaltimore, Maryland Reply To Attn of: RC-BALT

To: Prestressed Concrete Committee for Economic FabricationPCEF MembersMid-Atlantic States

Attached is a copy of the agenda for the subject meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2003, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, at the Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) District 7 Office (Training Room 2), located at 5111 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown, Maryland. Directions to the District Office are attached. The training room is located in the first building on the right, upon proceeding straight through the entrance to the parking lot. Any questions about office location may be directed to Susan Hose, at (301) 624-8104.

Two hotels are located in the same general vicinity of the District Office. One is the Hampton Inn, located on the same road, and within walking distance of the SHA District Office. Reservations may be made by calling (301) 698-2500, for a single room rate of $75 plus tax. Another lodging possibility is the Fairfield Inn, located across from the Hampton Inn at 5220 West View Drive. Reservations may be made there by calling (301) 631-2000, for a single room rate of $65 plus tax.

This notice will be posted on the FHWA Resource Center’s website under the heading, PCEF Committee Meetings, which is located within the link to “High Performance Materials.” All PCEF members with an Internet address will receive these materials electronically. Hard copies will not be mailed to these individuals. Those members without an Internet address who have an “**” next to their name will receive a fax of the materials. All recipients of these materials and are requested to make the information available as soon as possible to other non-Internet members on the PCEF list.

If there are any problems with receiving the documents either electronically or by fax, please notify Mr. Melvin Harris at (410) 962-2773. Members are requested to review their previous copies of Subcommittee listings and consider representation by their state or company as appropriate.

The attached agenda is supplemented as follows:

Status Reports on Implementation of PCEF Bulb-T’s and Use of HPC

A representative from each State DOT is asked to provide a status report on these two items, covering the period since the last PCEF meeting (February 13, 2003).

Standardization Subcommittee

Per the minutes of the last meeting, the Design Parameters Subcommittee is being combined with this group, in order to address issues covered at previous meetings. We would like to welcome Mr. Troy Jenkins of Schuykill Products, Inc., to the PCEF. He will be picking up the effort from the precast industry’s viewpoint on how regional uniformity can be achieved with such prestressed concrete design parameters as strand pattern types; maximum amount of debonding; strand sizes; maximum allowable tensile stress; use of diaphragms; use of projecting reinforcement. In conjunction with this effort, results of the attached survey will be presented from the State DOT’s viewpoint.

An overhead projector will be made available if needed by any presenters. Speakers anticipating making an electronic presentation are requested to either supply us with a CD of their presentation in advance of the meeting for loading onto a laptop computer, or to bring their own laptop with the presentation. We will supply an In-Focus projector. All speakers are asked to provide paper copies of their talks, and are asked to notify us as soon as possible of their equipment needs

We look forward to another successful turnout and to the active participation of all attendees at the meeting.

Original signed by,

Attachments Louis N. Triandafilou

September 3, 2003 Mid-Atlantic States PCEF Meeting: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Maryland State Highway Administration, District 7 (Training Room 2) - Buckeystown, Maryland


1. Introductions at 9:00 am

2. Approval of Minutes from February 13, 2003 Meeting in Charleston, WV

3. Update on MDSHA’s Field Survey of Delayed Ettringite Formation-
Dr. Richard Livingston, FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Ctr.
(30 minutes)

4. Status Report by Each State DOT on Implementation of PCEF Bulb-T Shapes and Implementation of HPC (60 minutes)

5. Break (15 Minutes)

6. Virginia DOT’s Study of Self-Consolidating Concrete -
Dr. Celik Ozyildirim (Invited), Virginia Transportation Research Council
(30 minutes)

7. Materials, QC/QA, Construction and Production Subcommittee Update --
Paul Finnerty, MDSHA and Bob Horwhat, PADOT (30 Minutes)

8. Lunch (1 Hour)

9. NCHRP Study on Splicing Haunched Girders -
Reid Castrodale (Invited), Ralph Whitehead Associates, Inc. (30Minutes)

10. Design Parameters and Standardization Subcommittee Update (60 Minutes)

--Status Report on Precaster Issues - Troy Jenkins, Schuykill Products, Inc.
--Results of State DOT Design Considerations Questionnaire -

John Martin, Virginia DOT and Claude Napier, FHWA Virginia
11. Other Issues & Adjourn by 3:00 PM

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