In This Issue
This is a link to a news release about the use of 18 inch square
prestressed concrete piles on the Conway Bypass, which is
mentioned in the article featuring Traylor Bros. on page 6.
This is a link to an American Association of State Highway
and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) webpage that has
detailed information on SHRP2 and links to slides of the oneday
training course, standard drawings and specifications,
states’ accelerated bridge construction (ABC) reports, and
other resources for information on ABC. SHRP2 is the subject
of the Concrete Bridge Technology article on page 24.
This is a link to a page on the ASPIRE®
website that has a
crosswalk between the 7th and 8th editions for Section 5 of
the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications
. The contents
of Section 5.9 in the recently published 8th edition are the
subject of the LRFD article on page 48.
This is a link to the AASHTO webpage that has a free,
downloadable crosswalk between the 7th and 8th
editions for Section 5 of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design
. The crosswalk is labeled as Appendix E5. The
contents of Section 5.9 in the recently published 8th edition
are the subject of the LRFD article on page 48.
This is a direct link to the 2015 Georgia Department of
Transportation research report “Corrosion-Free Precast
Prestressed Concrete Piles Made with Stainless Steel
Reinforcement: Construction, Test and Evaluation.” Aspects
of prestressed concrete design and pile production using
stainless streel strand are discussed in articles on pages 20
This is a direct link to “Stainless Steel Prestressing Strand
for Durable Bridge Piles,” an article in Concrete Bridge
Views Newsletter that summarizes research on properties
of stainless steel strand and the testing of prestressed
concrete piles. Aspects of prestressed concrete design and
pile production using stainless streel strand are discussed in
articles on pages 20 and 30.
This is a link to the PCI eLearning Center website, which
provides access to online courses that satisfy the continuing
education requirements of engineers in all 50 states.
The topics are varied and include not only design and
manufacture of precast concrete structures and components
but also high-performance materials, resiliency, and case