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ACI Spring 2010 Convention
March 21 - 25, 2010
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel & Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center -- San Antonio, TX

NRMCA Sustainable Conference
April 12 - 15, 2010
Tempe, AZ

International Parking Institute Conference & Expo
May 10 - 12, 2010
Mandolay Bay - Las Vegas, NV

International Bridge
Conference 2010

June 6 - 9, 2010
David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA

ACI Fall 2010 Convention
October 24 - 28, 2010
The Westin Convention Center -- Pittsburgh, PA

Chapter 2 - Using Silica Fume in Concrete
Producing High-Performance Concrete Bridges

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The state DOTs have generally moved into this area without much prodding from the FHWA. The reason is simple, bridges are just not lasting as long as they should.

There is currently a tremendous amount of interest in looking at "life-cycle costing" of bridges. Owners want to get the best return for their investment and many are starting to look beyond the first cost of a structure. Using HPC is certainly one approach to getting increased service life at a reasonable cost.