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Record Attendance at 2006 PCI Annual Convention/Exhibition and National Bridge Conference

On Monday, October 23, the PCI Annual Convention/Exhibition and National Bridge Conference (NBC) set a new attendance record with over 1500 individuals registered for the event. The Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Tex., provided the setting for the committee meetings and concurrent PCI and NBC sessions held October 22­25, 2006. The NBC was cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). In addition to the committee meetings and con1

vention sessions, several social activities and a full guest program were organized for conference attendees. On Friday, October 20, prior to the official start of the convention, the PCI Education Foundation's 5th Annual Golf Tournament was held at the Tour 18 Golf Club in Flower Mound, Tex., followed by an evening reception at the convention hotel. At the Professional Members Get-Together, a well-attended event held Saturday, October 21, Donald C. Raths (co-chair, Professional Member

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receiving awards at the convention. Sponsors

PCI extends a special thank you to Paul Grigonis, associate graphic designer, for taking photographs at this year's convention.

1 2007 PCI chair man Rober t H. Konoske takes the gavel at the membership luncheon on Wednesday, October 25. 2 Keynote speaker William McDonough addresses a packed house at the Monday breakfast meeting on October 23. 3 Chairman Robert S. McCormack and the PCI Board of Directors signaled the opening of the exhibit hall with a ribbonc u t t i n g ce re m o ny o n Sunday, October 22.

of this event included Blue Ridge Design, Consulting Engineers Group, FDG Inc., H. Wilden & Associates, LEAP Associates International, PTAC Consulting Engineers, Salmons P.C., Seaboard Services of Virginia, Sirko Associates, and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

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1. PCI Member Jim Voss and Ginger LaNier pose for a picture at the PCI Education Foundation Reception on Friday, October 20.

Robert and Donna McCormack hosted the annual PCI Chairman's Dinner on Sunday, October 22, at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas, Tex. Nearly 100 guests were present, including past chairmen of the Institute, the current Board of Directors, and PCI staff directors. Three additional events were held nearly concurrently on the evening of Monday, October 23: the Architectural Precasters Get-Together (sponsored by Fister Quarries Group Inc. and Dynamic Color Solutions Inc.), the Women in PCI reception (sponsored by JVI Inc.), and the CEG anniversary dinner, which celebrated the company's 40 years in business. Monday Morning Business Meeting PCI chairman Robert S. McCormack formally conducted the business of the Institute at the meeting, which is required by the PCI bylaws. One of the highlights of the 52nd annual convention was the Monday morning keynote speaker, William McDonough, whose speech, "The Greening of the Architectural Profession--Implications for Precast Concrete," inspired attendees to consider the impact of their actions on the sustainability of the world's natural resources. Other distinguished guests at the Monday breakfast were M. Myint Lwin, director, Office of Bridge Technology, Federal Highway Administration, and Michael W. Behrens, executive director, Texas Department of Transportation. Retiring PCI board members announced included Rodney L. Eaves, Zone 1; James E. Tolson Jr., Zone 2; Mark D. Lafferty, Zone 3; Daniel L. Kennedy, Zone 4; Donna S. Reuter, Zone 5; Harry A. Gleich, Zone 6; William R. Miller, Associate Member; Jason P. Lien, Professional Member; David G. Buesing, Quality Assurance chair; Michael W. LaNier, Technical Activities chair; Thomas M. McEvoy, Marketing chair; Kenneth Pensack, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI); and Thomas J. D'Arcy, Immediate Past Chairman. Newly elected board members for 2007 include Thomas M. McEvoy, Secretary-Treasurer; Mark D.

Cerminara, Zone 1; Gil N. Heldenfels, Zone 2; Daniel Doran, Zone 3; Paul Phillips, Zone 4; Richard T. Petricca, Zone 5; Peter D. Needham, Zone 6; Thomas A. Holmes, Marketing chair; Keith E. Wallis Jr., Quality Assurance chair; Andrew E. N. Osborn, Technical Activities chair; Skip Francies, Supplier Associate Member; Carl L. Harris and Gerald W. Kriegel, Erector Associate Members; James M. Sirko, Professional Member; and Andrew Dutfield, CPCI. Continuing PCI Board members for 2007 include: Zone 1: Zone 2: Zone 3: Zone 4: Zone 5: Zone 6: Supplier Associate Member: Professional Member: Research & Development: Student Education: Allied Organizations: Immediate Past Chairman: Vice Chairman: PCI Chairman: PCI President: Millard J. Barney James E. Sorensen Mark N. Groff C. Hagen Harker Randy Romani John R. Robertson Robert R. Roeller Craig T. Barrett C. Douglas Sutton Patrick W. Hynes Heinrich O. Bonstedt Robert S. McCormack William F. Simmons III Robert H. Konoske James G. Toscas

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2. Professional Member Committee co-chair Don C. Raths welcomes guests to the PCI Professional Members Get-Together on Saturday, October 21. 3. Michigan Technological University (MTU) professor Tess Alborn, center, talks with two MTU alumni, Eric Steinberg (left) and Keith Kaufmann, at the PCI Professional Members GetTogether. 4. PCI Professional Members Don Meinheit (left) and Simon Harton talk business at the Professional Member reception. 5. PCI member Jim Voss and PCI regional director Peter Finsen welcome Education Foundation Reception participants and announce award winners from the golf tournament held earlier that day. 6. Newly named a PCI Fellow, Professor Michael Oliva attends the PCI Professional Members Get-Together on Saturday, October 21. 7. PCI architectural director Sidney Freedman speaks with Carla and Ed McDougle at the Architectural Precasters Get-Together on Monday, October 23.

Tuesday Evening Design Awards Banquet The highlight of the convention was the Tuesday evening dinner at which the winning projects of the 2006 PCI Design Awards Program were recognized. PCI Producer Members were honored with awards for their contributions to these outstanding projects. All award winners were featured in the September­October 2006 issue of the PCI Journal and also in the fall 2006 issue of Ascent. Wednesday Membership Luncheon The membership luncheon drew to a close the official business of the 2006 PCI Convention on Wednesday, October 25. Chairman Robert S. McCormack passed the gavel to the incoming 2007 chairman, Robert H. Konoske.

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1. At the Monday morning breakfast, PCI chairman Robert S. McCormack challenges attendees to "Ask not what PCI can do for you, ask what you can do for PCI." 2. Keynote speaker William McDonough rouses PCI and NBC participants and guests at the Monday breakfast meeting. 3. Incoming PCI chairman for 2007 Robert H. Konoske shares a dance at the Design Awards Banquet with his wife, Sue. 4. 2006 chairman Robert S. McCormack gives Thomas J. D'Arcy a certificate appreciation for his work as immediate past chairman. 5. From left, Carin RobertsWollmann, X. Sharon Huo, and Sue Hida at the Women in PCI reception held Monday, October 23. 6. Record attendance made for a packed house at the Monday morning meeting. 7. Marie D'Arcy and Don Paton dance at the Tuesday evening banquet. 1 2 3 4

Konoske is vice president and general manager for Coreslab Structures (L.A.) Inc., Perris, Calif., and has served on the PCI Board of Directors since 2003. He has been a member of the PCI Board Nominating and GFRC Panels committees and past member of the PCI Market Plans­Housing, Architectural, and Metric committees. He is also president of the Precast Concrete Manufacturers Association of California.

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20 YEARS Concrete Building Systems Inc. Fabcon Manufacturing and Sales Prestress Services Industries LLC (Decatur Division) Prestress Services Industries LLC (Lexington Division) Top Roc Newcrete Products Co. Vynorius Prestress Inc. 15 YEARS IPC Inc. (Subsidiary of The Cretex Companies Inc.) West Burlington, Iowa Standard Concrete Products Inc. MidCon Products Inc. Willis Construction Co. Inc. 10 YEARS Artex Systems Inc. Concord, ON, Canada Cashmere, Wash. Alma, QC, Canada Albuquerque, N.Mex. Tulsa, Okla. Denver, Colo. Oxford, N.C. Edmonton, AB, Canada Grove City, Ohio Henderson, Ky. Betons Construction Inc. Bétons Préfabriqués du Lac Inc. (Bombardier Plant) Coreslab Structures (Albuquerque) Inc. Coreslab Structures (Tulsa) Inc. EnCon Bridge Co. LLC Gate Precast Co. P. Kruger Concrete Products Ltd. Prestress Services Industries LLC (Grove City Division) Prestress Services Industries LLC (Henderson Division) Strescon Ltd. Associate Member Award The Associate Member Award recognizes firms that have made a significant contribution to the precast, prestressed concrete industry. This year's award recipient was Sika Corp. In the precast/prestressed concrete industry, innovation, quality, and service remain the hallmarks of Sika Corp.'s success. The Sika Group, whose North American headquarters are in Lyndhurst, N.J., consists of over 10,000 employees and operations in 68 countries, with 11 admixture manufacturing facilities in the United States. By continually updating its products, developing new technologies, and focusing on market needs and the needs of its customers, Sika has been able to Atlanta, Ga. Hortonville, Wis. San Juan Bautista, Calif. Delmar, Del. Savage, Minn. Decatur, Ind. Lexington, Ky. Erie, Pa. Salisbury, Mass.

Konoske earned a B.A. from California State University­Long Beach and attended the Managerial Policy Institute at the University of Southern California Graduate School of Business. Serving with Konoske on the 2007 Executive Committee are Robert S. McCormack, William F.

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Simmons III, Thomas M. McEvoy, and James G. Toscas. Awards Presentations Award recipients for 2006 were recognized Monday, October 23, at the annual business meeting breakfast. Awards were given for plant certification program anni-

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11 8. 2006 immediate past chairman Thomas J. D'Arcy couldn't resist taking the microphone for one last poem at the Wednesday membership luncheon. 9. Robert H. Konoske addresses PCI members at the Wednesday membership luncheon. 10. Vijay Chandra accepts a testimonial from PCI transportation director John Dick for his work as chairman of the PCI committee on bridges. 11. Members of the newly appointed third class of Leadership PCI. 12. At the Women in PCI reception on M onday, October 23 are, from left, Rita Seraderian, Nesil Normile, and Emily Lorenz. 13. PCI president James G. Toscas addresses the crowd at the Monday breakfast meeting. 14. Chairman Robert S. McCormack accepts an appreciation plaque from Robert H. Konoske on behalf of PCI. 15. Par ticipants at the 2nd Annual Women in PCI Reception, sponsored by JVI.

versaries, plant safety records, Associate Member contributors, student competition winners, outstanding PCI Journal papers, distinguished and young educators, and PCI Fellows. PCI Plant Certification Annually, the Institute recognizes those plants in the PCI Plant Certification program that have reached anniversary milestones. This year, PCI recognized the plants that achieved 25, 20, 15, and 10 years of plant certification. They are as follows: 25 YEARS Atlanta Structural Concrete Co. County Materials Corp. Coreslab Structures (Miami) Inc. Egyptian Concrete Co. Gulf Coast Pre-Stress Inc. Manco Structures Ltd. Prestress Engineering Corp. Buchanan, Ga. Champaign, Ill. Medley, Fla. Salem, Ill. Pass Christian, Miss. Schertz, Tex. Blackstone, Ill.

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1. The PCI staff is on call even at the PCI Design Awards Banquet.

2. Robert H. Konoske accepts the chairman's gavel from Robert S. McCormack.

3. Members of the second Leadership PCI class pose for a picture with their completion certificates.

4. PCI president James G. Toscas welcomes award recipients to the stage at the 2006 PCI Design Awards Banquet.

5. Reid Castrodale accepts a testimonial from PCI transportation director John Dick for his work as vice chair of the Bridges Committee.

provide creative answers for PCI Member Producers. Through participation in PCI committees and events such as the PCI Big Beam Contest, Sika Corp. endeavors to help build a strong future for precast and prestressed concrete. Plant Safety The PCI Plant Safety and Environmental Committee collects and analyzes Producer Members' accident data from the previous year. All of the winners this year had "0" ratings for Total Case Incidence, Dart Incidence, and Severity Rates during 2005. The Safety Awards are given in categories based on the number of employees in the company. 1­49 Employees IPC Inc. (Subsidiary of The Cretex Companies Inc.) Jackson Precast Inc. Renaissance Precast Industries LLC 50­99 Employees L. B. Foster Co. / CXT Inc. Grand Island, Neb. Des Moines, Iowa Jackson, Miss. River Rouge, Mich.

sor is Professor Daniel A. Kuchma, and the student team members are Kerry Hall, Jason Hart, and Sukit Yindeesuk. The precast, prestressed concrete beam was fabricated and tested with the help of PCI Producer Prestress Engineering Corp., Blackstone, Ill. (Michael Johnson). Student Architectural Design Competitions This program was developed and organized by Professor Norm Lach, Southern Illinois University, and sponsored by AXIM Concrete Technologies Inc., Davis Wire Corp., FDG Inc., Fister Quarries Group Inc., Kraft Energy Systems, Metromont Corp., Missoula Concrete, Morse Bros., RB Johnson, The Shockey Precast Group, Shuttlelift, Spancrete, Splice Sleeve, and Teton Prestress Concrete, with $12,500 in prize money. The design program for 2006 was "Fisheries Building Precast Challenge." Cash prizes are awarded to the first-, second-, and third-place winners in both the Student and IDP Intern categories. First place in the Site-Specific Student Category was awarded to Jeff Davis and Josh Mory of the University of Wisconsin­Milwaukee. The faculty advisor was Matt Jarosz. In the Non-Site-Specific Student Category, first place was awarded to Nicholas Chan of McGill University, Montreal, Canada. The faculty advisors were Adrian Sheppard and Pierre Jampen. First place in the IDP Intern Category was awarded to Randall Harness of RGB Architectural Group Inc., Kankakee, Ill. The supervisor was Robert Bohlmann.

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The PCI Engineering Design Competition (Big Beam Contest) is organized by the PCI Student Education Committee (Pat Hynes, chair) and sponsored by Sika Corp., with $25,000 in prize money. Official rules and guidelines were initially developed by Professor Richard A. Miller from the University of Cincinnati and are updated every year with input from the Rules Committee. The objective is for student teams to fabricate and test a precast, prestressed concrete beam with the help of local PCI Producer Members. Prizes are awarded for the most efficient design, highest load capacity, best report, and other categories. Prizes are awarded to the first-, second-, third-, and fourth-place winners in all PCI and international zones. The first place teams from each zone are then judged in the National Championship. The National Championship Award this year goes to the University of Illinois at Urbana (Zone 4). The faculty advi-

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PCI Journal Awards PCI bestows four awards annually to authors for outstanding papers published in the PCI Journal during the previous 12 months. The Journal Awards Committee (Donald C. Raths, chair) selects the award-winning papers. Martin P. Korn Award The Martin P. Korn Award (named in honor of the first executive director of PCI) recognizes the paper that offers the greatest contribution to the advancement of precast and prestressed concrete in the area of design and research. This year, the award went to José A. Pincheira, Michael G. Oliva, and Wei Zheng for their paper, "Behavior of Double-Tee Flange Connectors Subjected to In-Plane Monotonic and Reversed Cyclic Loads," which was published in the November­December 2005 issue of the PCI Journal. This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation that studied the behavior of seven mechanical connectors used in 2-in.- and 4-in.-thick (51 mm and 102 mm) double-tee flanges. The study included five connectors commonly used in practice and two new or modified designs. A total of 95 connector tests were conducted under a variety of loading and support conditions with both monotonic and cyclic reversing in-plane shear. The data show that the strength, stiffness, and deformation capacity of connectors vary widely depending on the constraint and loading conditions, making analytical prediction of behavior very difficult. Based on the measured response and observed behavior, the performance of each connector is discussed based on serviceability, failure mode, and deformation capacity. Two connectors, a bent wing made of a bent strap of steel and a Vector®, provided the most dependable behavior in terms of strength and deformation capacity.

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Robert J. Lyman Award The Robert J. Lyman Award (named in honor of PCI's third president) recognizes the paper that offers the greatest contribution in the area of plant production, site erection, or general construction using precast and prestressed concrete. This year's award was presented to Michael W. LaNier, Markus Wernli, Robert Easley, and Preston S. Springston for their paper, "New Technologies Proven in Precast Concrete Modular Floating Pier for U.S. Navy," which was published in the July­August 2005 issue of the PCI Journal. Representing a breakthrough in naval vessel berthing infrastructure, a test bed structure for a large-scale modular hybrid-floating pier was designed with state-of-the-art precast, prestressed concrete technology and a number of material and design innovations. In 2004, the $5 million 15.2 m × 30.5 m × 8.8 m (50 ft × 100 ft × 29 ft) test structure was fabricated, erected, and open-ocean towed to its final destination in San Diego, Calif., as proof of concept for a future $45 million, 400-m-long (1300 ft) double-deck floating pier for the U.S. Navy. The Modular Hybrid Pier was conceived as a replacement for obsolete and deteriorating naval berthing facilities. Designed for 100 years of repairfree service, the pier will provide a high level of support services to a variety of vessel classes and facilitate a rapid upgrade of vessel utilities with the advance of fleet support system technologies. More than 25 government, university, and private entities collaborated to develop this groundbreaking concept in precast concrete pier infrastructure. Charles C. Zollman Award Established in 1981 as a state-of-the-art award, it recognizes those meritorious papers that advance the general

Robert J. Lyman Award Recipients 4. Michael W. LaNier is executive vice president of BERGER/ABAM Engineers Inc. in Federal Way, Wash. 5. Markus Wernli is a senior project manager for BERGER/ABAM Engineers Inc. in Federal Way, Wash. 6. Robert Easley is a senior project manager for Concrete Technology Corp. in Tacoma, Wash. 7. Preston S. Springston is a program manager for the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center in Port Hueneme, Calif.

and construction of the Walnut Lane Memorial Bridge, the first major long-span prestressed concrete bridge in North America. For the first time, there was a tie in the voting and the Institute gave two Zollman Awards. The first 2006 award went to Martha VanGeem, for her paper "Achieving Sustainability with Precast Concrete," which was published in the January­February 2006 issue of the PCI Journal. Sustainability is often defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet its own needs. While other building materials may have to alter their configurations, properties, or both to be applicable to sustainable structures, precast concrete's inherent properties make it a natural choice for achieving sustainability with today's new buildings. In this paper, sustainability concepts are outlined and different rating systems for evaluating sustainable design are introduced. Finally, ways are provided in which precast concrete meets or exceeds one rating system's requirements to achieve sustainability. The second 2006 award went to Robert B. Fleischman, Clay J. Naito, José Restrepo, Richard Sause, and S. K. Ghosh for their paper "Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Concrete Diaphragms Part 1: Design Framework," and Robert B. Fleischman, Clay J. Naito, José Restrepo, Richard Sause, S. K. Ghosh, Ge Wan, Matt Schoettler, and Liling Cao for their paper "Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Concrete Diaphragms Part 2: Research Program," which were published in the September­October and November­December 2005 issues of the PCI Journal, respectively. PCI conducted a large area-of-emphasis research project on precast concrete diaphragms. The effort, jointly funded by the National Science Foundation, has an overall objective of developing an industry-endorsed, comprehensive seismic design methodology for precast/prestressed concrete floor diaphragms. A multi-university research team from the University of Arizona (UA), Lehigh University (LU), and the University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Martin P. Korn Award Recipients 1. Jose A. Pincheira is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin­ Madison. 2. Michael G. Oliva is an associate professor

in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin­ Madison. 3. Wei Zheng is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss.

understanding and knowledge of precast, prestressed concrete by bringing together all available knowledge of a specific topic in a single report. The award is named in honor of PCI's first Technical Activities Committee chair, Charles C. Zollman, who played a prominent role in the design

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has been selected to perform this collaborative research. An active industry task group is overseeing the planning and execution phases of the research. These groups comprise the DSDM (Diaphragm Seismic Design Methodology) Consortium. The DSDM Consortium research closely integrates finite element analyses of the diaphragm at UA with full-scale reinforcing detail experiments at LU and shaking table system tests at UCSD. The purpose of these two papers is to outline the foundation for this research, and provide context for the technical papers to follow as well as the eventual design methodology.

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George D. Nasser Award This award recognizes the paper published in the PCI Journal that is the most worthy of special commendation for its merit on the design, research, production, or construction of precast/prestressed concrete structures for authors who are 40 years of age or younger. The 2006 award goes to W. Micah Hale, for the paper "Effect of Allowable Compressive Stress at Release on Prestress Losses and on the Performance of Precast, Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders," which was coauthored by Bruce Russell and appeared in the March­April 2006 issue of the PCI Journal. This paper presents the results of a research program that examined prestress losses in high-performance concrete bridge girders and the effects, if any, of compressive stresses at release exceeding the current allowable stress limit of 0.60 'ci. Four I-shaped girders were cast and tested with compressive release stresses ranging from 0.57 to 0.82. Two of the four girders were made with air-entrained concrete; prestress losses were measured on these as well and compared with losses in girders made with non-airentrained concrete. The measured prestress losses were then compared with prestress losses estimated using (1) the 2004 (American Association of Highway Transportation Officials load-resistant factor design) AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications (refined method), (2) the PCI Design Handbook method described by Zia et al., and (3) the method proposed in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 496 (detailed method). Of the three methods to estimate losses, the NCHRP Report 496's "Detailed Method for Estimating Prestress Losses" most accurately predicted the measured losses, followed

George D. Nasser Award Recipient W. Micah Hale is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.

Distinguished Educator Award Eric P. Steinberg, associate professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Ohio University in Athens, was conferred with the PCI Distinguished Educator Award for 2006. The award was developed by the Student Education Committee and recognizes distinguished educators in the fields of engineering, architecture, and construction technology who have made significant contributions to the precast/prestressed concrete industry. Steinberg joined the faculty at Ohio University after completing his Ph.D. at Michigan Technological University in 1991. He served as assistant chair for the department from 1997 to 2005 and developed a prestressed concrete design course at Ohio University shortly after his arrival. The course includes a tour of a prestressing/precast facility to provide students with another avenue to learn about the industry. He teaches an annual reinforced concrete design course. Steinberg's research interests include prestressed concrete design, ultra-high-performance concrete, and structural reliability. He is a member of PCI's Student Education Committee, for which he produced the PCI Electronic Image Library, and he has also been actively involved with the Big Beam Contest. Steinberg is a member of PCI's Bridge committees, on which he has worked with the subcommittee that produced the recently published book A Manual for the Repair of Precast Prestressed Bridge Beams and Deck Panels. He has served as a reviewer for the PCI Journal and the FHWA/PCI Bridge Conferences and Symposiums numer-

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7 Charles C. Zollman Award Recipients 1. Martha VanGeem is a principle engineer for CTL Group in Skokie, Ill. 2. Robert B. Fleischman is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz.

8 3. Clay J. Naito is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. 4. José Restrepo is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, Calif.

9 5. Richard Sause is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the ATLSS Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. 6. S. K. Ghosh is president of S. K. Ghosh Associates Inc. in Palatine, Ill. 7. Ge Wan is a graduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. 8. Matt Schoettler is a graduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, Calif. 9. Liling Cao is a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

by the Zia et al. equations, and then the 2004 AASHTO LRFD equations. A second objective of the research was to provide additional data measuring prestress losses for cases where the actual compressive stresses at release exceed the allowable compressive stresses at release. The research results support increasing the allowable compressive stress at release from 0.60 to 0.70.

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ous times. Steinberg has provided some consulting services to the industry. In 2005, Steinberg was named PCI Central Region's Professor of the Year. Young Educator Achievement Award Carin L. Roberts-Wollmann, assistant professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg since 1999, was conferred with PCI's Young Educator Achievement Award . The award recognizes young educators in the fields of engineering, architecture, and construction technology who have made significant contributions to their early careers to the precast/prestressed concrete industry. Roberts-Wollmann's research interests include investigating innovative materials and construction procedures to improve concrete bridge performance. She received a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin. Her industry experience includes four years working for a bridge contractor in Texas as an engineer in the precasting yard for a segmental bridge project. RobertsWollmann has also worked for Parsons Brinkerhoff Quade and Douglas, and was involved in many segmental and conventional bridge design projects. Roberts-Wollmann is a member of PCI's Bridges, Journal Advisory, and Student Education committees. Fellows of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute PCI members are recognized for their distinguished contributions to the precast, prestressed concrete industry and to PCI within the areas of education, research, design, production, quality, erection, marketing, and management. Kenneth C. Baur, P.E. Kenneth C. Baur is the director of research and development/technical sales for High Concrete Structures in Denver, Pa. He received his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Structural, from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa. A licensed engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Maryland, Baur is the

current chair of the PCI Fast Team on Strand Bond in SelfConsolidating Concrete and a member of the PCI Technical Activities, Research & Development, Parking Structures, and FRP Composites committees. He is a former member of PCI's Concrete Materials Technology Committee. Baur is also a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Patrick W. Hynes Patrick W. Hynes is the director of sales and engineering at Morse Bros. Inc., Harrisburg, Ore. He is chair of the Precast Sandwich Wall Panels and Student Education committees and a member of the Membership, Continuing Education, Industry Handbook, and Hollow-Core Slab Producers committees. He is also a member of the PCI Foundation and PCI Board of Directors. Hynes is a former member of the Plant Safety and Environmental committee. He graduated from the University of Idaho­Moscow, with a B.S. in civil engineering and is licensed in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Hynes is a current member of ACI (both national and the Oregon chapter) and Structural Engineers Association of Oregon. In 1980, he was the president of the Structural Engineers Association of Idaho and served the same post for the Oregon chapter in 1992. He was also the president of the Oregon chapter of ACI in 1995. Norman L. Lach Norman (Norm) Lach is assistant professor, Department of Architecture and Interior Design at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Lach has headed PCI's architectural design competition since 2003. He has been the St. Louis CSI proctor for CSI certification exams, served on the PCI Education Committee and AIA Illinois Foundation Committee, was a PCI Education Foundation board member, and was co-education chairman of the North Central Region CSI. He was awarded the Illinois AIA Excellence in Education Award in 2002, the AIA Educator of the Year Award in 2003, and the PCI Distinguished Educator Award in 2005. Lach is a faculty advisor to the SIU-PCI and SIUCSI Student Chapters. He is a licensed architect in Illinois. Lawrence P. Norton Lawrence P. Norton, formerly the director of marketing for Concrete Technology Corp. in Tacoma, Wash., received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash. He is a former member of the following PCI committees: Precast/Prestressed Tanks, Prestressed Concrete Piling, Marketing, Bridge Producers, Journal Advisory, and Epoxy-Coated Strand. He is a former member of the PCI Board of Directors (1992­1993). Norton is former president of the TCC Foundation, the Washington Precast Concrete Industry, and the Pacific Northwest Precast Concrete Industry. He is also a past member of AGC and CSI. Michael G. Oliva Michael G. Oliva is a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, University of Wisconsin­Madison. He received a B.S. in civil engineerOn to Phoenix, Ariz. Preparations are under way to organize sessions and programs for the 53rd PCI Convention/Exhibition and the National Bridge Conference to be held October 21­24, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix and Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center in Arizona. Mark these dates on your calendar and look for more details from PCI in the coming months. ing from that university and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California­Berkeley. Oliva is a member of the Building Code, Connection Details, Seismic, and Research & Development committees of PCI and a former member of the Technical Activities Committee and the PRESSS­ATLSS and Shear Wall Task Groups. He is also a member of ACI, ASCE, ASTM, NCHRP, and NFPA.

The 2007 PCI Board of Directors PCI Board of Directors Bottom row, left to right: Robert S. McCormack (immediate past chairman), The Spancrete Group Inc., Waukesha, Wis.; William F. Simmons III (vice chairman), The Shockey Precast Group, Winchester, Va.; Robert H. Konoske (chairman), Coreslab Structures (L.A.) Inc., Perris, Calif.; James G. Toscas (president), Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago, Ill.; Thomas M. McEvoy (secretary-treasurer), High Concrete Group, Denver, Pa. Top row, left to right: James E. Sorensen (Zone 2), EnCon United, Denver, Colo.; Daniel Doran (Zone 3), IPC Inc., A Subsidiary of The Cretex Companies Inc., Des Moines, Iowa; Keith E. Wallis Jr. (chair, Quality Assurance Committee), Prestressed Casting Co., Springfield, Mo.; Skip Francies (Associate Member­Supplier, director), Meadow Burke Products, Tampa, Fla.; Carl L. Harris (Associate Member­Erector, director), Carl Harris Co. Inc., Wichita, Kans.; John R. Robertson (Zone 6), Standard Concrete Products Inc., Tampa, Fla.; Randy Romani (Zone 5), Newcrete Products, Collegeville, Penn.; Robert R. (Bob) Roeller (Associate Member­Supplier, director), Dayton Superior Corp., Dayton, Ohio; Andrew Dutfield (CPCI representative), Lafarge Canada Inc., Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Andrew E. N. Osborn (chair, Technical Activities Committee), Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., New York, N.Y.; Millard J. Barney (Zone 1), Concrete Technology Corp., Tacoma, Wash.; Peter D. Needham (Zone 6), Atlanta Structural Concrete Co., Buchanan, Ga.; Mark N. Groff (Zone 3), Molin Concrete Products Co., Lino Lakes, Minn.; Heinrich O. (Hank) Bonstedt (Allied Organization Member, director), Prestressed Concrete Association of Pennsylvania, Allentown, Pa.; Craig T. Barrett (Professional Member, director), LEAP Associates International Inc., Tampa, Fla.; Mark D. Cerminara (Zone 1), Coreslab Structures (ARIZ) Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.; C. Douglas Sutton (chair, Research & Development Committee), Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering, West Lafayette, Ind.; Richard T Petricca (Zone 5), Unistress Corp., Pittsfield, Mass.; Paul Phillips (Zone 4), Hollowcore Midwest LLC, Detroit, Mich.; Patrick W. (Pat) Hynes (chair, Student Education Committee), Morse Bros. Inc., Harrisburg, Ore.; Thomas A. Holmes (chair, Marketing Committee), High Concrete Group, Denver, Pa.; James M. Sirko (Professional Member, director), Sirko Associates Inc., Thornton, Colo.; C. Hagen Harker (Zone 4), Mid-States Concrete Industries, South Beloit, Ill.; Gil N. Heldenfels (Zone 2), Heldenfels Enterprises Inc., San Marcos, Tex. Not Pictured: Gerald W. Kriegel (Associate Member­Erector, director), Carl Harris Co. Inc., Wichita, Kans.

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1. Patrick W. Hynes, with Morse Brothers Inc. in Harrisburg, Ore., accepts his PCI Fellow Award from PCI chairman Robert S. McCormack.

2. Norman L. Lach, with Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, accepts his PCI Fellow Award from PCI chairman Robert S. McCormack.

3. PCI Member Gary Wilson, with Concrete Technology Corp. of Tacoma, Wash., accepts the Fellow Award for Lawrence P. Norton, who was unable to attend.

4. Michael G. Oliva, with University of Wisconsin­ Madison, accepts his PCI Fellow Award from PCI chairman Robert S. McCormack.

5. Kenneth C. Baur, with High Concrete Structures Inc. in Denver, Pa., accepts his PCI Fellow Award from PCI chairman Robert S. McCormack.

6. Professor Eric P. Steinberg receives his Distinguished Educator Award from PCI president James G. Toscas. 7. Big Beam Contest winners accept their firstplace award from PCI president James G. Toscas 8. Professor Carin L. Roberts-Wollmann receives her Young Educator Achievement Award from PCI president James G. Toscas. 9. Nicholas Chan from McGill University accepts his first-place award in the Architectural Design Competition, Non-Site-Specific Student Category, from PCI president James G. Toscas. 10. First-place winners in the Site-Specific Student Category receive their award from PCI president James G. Toscas. 11. Randall Harness of RGB Architectural Group Inc. accepts his first-place award in the Architectural Design Competition, Intern Category, from PCI president James G. Toscas.

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CEG Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Convention

A major event at the 2006 PCI Convention/Exhibition was the celebration of The Consulting Engineers Group Inc.'s (CEG) 40th anniversary. Some 170 clients, guests, and friends of CEG attended a lavish banquet Monday evening, October 23, at the Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Tex. The banquet included piano entertainment, aperitifs, a delicious dinner, and a CEG presentation (including several impromptu talks at the end) and concluded with a generous gift to each person in the audience. Prior to the dinner, Walt Korkosz, president of the CEG Texas office, welcomed everyone and gave the invocation. Mike Malsom, CEO of CEG and president of the CEG Illinois office, opened the proceedings with an eloquent and humorous presentation on CEG's 40-year history. After Malsom's presentation, Norm Scott, Gerry Goettsche, Mac Taylor, Bob McCormack, Jim Toscas, and Pat Hynes made a few informal remarks. To add a nice touch, Tom D'Arcy delivered one of his famous poems in honor of the occasion. The firm was founded by Scott in 1966 in Glenview, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, Ill. Earlier, Scott had been executive secretary of the Prestressed Concrete Institute and was instrumental in relocating PCI headquarters from Boca Raton, Fla., to Chicago. CEG's first office was a room on the second floor of Young's Chinese Restaurant in Glenview. In 1969, Gerry Goettsche joined CEG and helped the firm expand its business. Goettsche later served as president of the Illinois office of CEG until his retirement in 2000. In 1970, two titans joined CEG: Les Martin, a classmate of Scott's at the University of Nebraska, and Gus Gustaferro, former manager of the Portland Cement Association's fire research laboratory. Martin's passion was the PCI Design Handbook, of which he played a prominent role in developing all six editions. He became president of the Illinois office of CEG and remained in that role until he retired in 1995. Gustaferro authored PCI's Design for Fire Resistance of Precast, Prestressed Concrete and was CEG's first PCI Medal of Honor Award winner (1979). Both Martin and Gustaferro contributed significantly to CEG's expansion. In 1982, Scott hired Tom D'Arcy to open a CEG office in San Antonio, Tex. Joining him was Walt Korkosz, who moved from the Illinois office. Together, they built up the business and staff to rival that of the Illinois office. It should also be recognized that during the early years of CEG, the wives of the principals (Joan Scott, Karen Goettsche, Vera Martin, Marie D'Arcy, and other spouses) pitched in their help at conventions and other office functions. Tom D'Arcy has contributed mightily to PCI, serving as chair of the Technical Activities Committee, chair of the Research & Development Committee, and in 2005 as chairman of PCI--being only the second consulting engineer to serve in that position. In recognition of their contributions to PCI and the industry, Scott, Gustaferro, Martin, and D'Arcy have been awarded PCI's Medal of Honor, PCI's highest award. Over the years, CEG has been involved in the design of many parking structures, stadiums, justice facilities, office buildings, and other special structures. Some of the more notable structures include the Sun Coast Dome, the Atlanta Olympic Stadium, the Connecticut Tennis Center, the CCA California Prison, and Detroit's Midfield Terminal Parking Structure (the world's largest). Today, CEG has five offices across the United States and employs a staff of 80. It is now an employee-owned company. During the past five years, CEG's business has increased two-fold. This measure of success can be attributed to the fact that CEG has a highly qualified technical staff that conducts its business with high professional standards. Equally important is CEG's relationships with its clients and partners, which it values highly. CEG could not have realized its achievements without the successes of its clients. PCI congratulates CEG on its 40th anniversary and wishes it continued prosperity in the next 40 years and beyond!

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2006 Search for Excellence

Shown recieving their statues from 2006 PCI chairman Robert S. McCormack are some of the award winners from the 2006 PCI Design Awards program.

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1. German Gonzalez Soto: Best Multifamily Housing Project, Augustas III 2. Ed Knowles: Best Public/Institutional Building, Santa Monica Public Library 3. Harry Gleich: Best Parking Structure, South Spring Street Garage 4. Gil Heldenfels: Best Bridge with Spans Less than 65 ft, County Road 453 over Battleground Creek Bridge

5. Mark Lafferty: Best Bridge with Spans Greater than 135 ft, Arbor Road Bridge 6. Millard Barney: Best Owner-Designed Bridge, HOV Direct Access Bridge over Interstate 5 7. Chuck Prussack: Best Rehabilitated Bridge, Monroe Street Bridge Rehabilitation 8. R. Jon Grafton: Best Rehabilitated Bridge, Richmond­San Rafael Toll Bridge

9. Richard Nelson, Christopher Nardone, and Jack Welborn: Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, Two Buckhead Plaza 10. Roger Becker: Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award, Innovative P/T Bridge Deck

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Thanks to our 2006 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference Exhibitors

Special Thanks to Our Convention Function Sponsors

PCI gratefully acknowledges the support and sponsorships provided by: BASF High Concrete Accessories Inc. Blue Ridge Design IECS, LLC Concrete Careers.com JVI Inc. Consulting Engineers Group LEAP Associates International Precast Inc. CTI Inc. Lehigh Cement Company Dynamic Color Solutions Inc. PTAC Consulting Engineers Easi-Set Industries Salmons P.C. FDG Inc. Seaboard Services of Virginia Fister Quarries Group Inc. Sirko Associates H. Wilden & Associates Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Helsner Industries

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