Caltrans adds PCI course requirement for engineers

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) engineers are now required to complete Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute education courses as part of their training. The top U.S. agency of its kind, Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of highways, while California ranks second among states for total bridge inventory. “These courses, some of which were sponsored…

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Lawmakers, Administration move on highway funding reauthorization

Highway Trust Fund Ticker

Road and bridge construction stakeholders are tracking two major developments in Washington, D.C., as the Highway Trust Fund balance dwindles and the current federal highway funding program expires at the end of September.

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FRP Hybrids Make Encore Appearance at TRB 2014

PHOTOS: Aghahassani, Elbadry and Moravvej

After a strong showing in January 2013, glass and polymer fiber-reinforced polymer hybrid precast girders again dominated the technical presentations on precast technology and accelerated bridge construction at the 93rd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board earlier this year in Washington, D.C.

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