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Chris Day joins InTrans in ‘big data’ projects

February 12, 2018

Chris Day already knows “big data” is a big deal. The next step is researching how to use those figures to make roadway systems safer and more efficient.

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Chris Day

InTrans hosts Traffic and Safety Focus Group

February 08, 2018

Approximately 40 people aiming to make roadways safer and more efficient met at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) on Wednesday to discuss future ...

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A breakout group discusses potential research topics related to enforcement during the Traffic and Safety Research Focus Group meeting.

NBC's TODAY Show looks at ISU's heated concrete. Can it melt air travel headaches?

January 29, 2018

Can new Iowa State technology that heats runways improve safety and help prevent airport weather delays? NBC's Jeff Rossen of the TODAY Show talked with Halil Ceylan, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and director ...

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Halil Ceylan

Three new Internal Curing publications from the CP Tech Center

December 22, 2017

How does internal curing of concrete affect performance and long-term stability of concrete?  Three new reports from the National Concrete Pavement Technology (CP Tech) Center offer timely assessments of several aspects of the internal curing ...

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Teachers get educated at InTrans through RET program

December 13, 2017

Darwin Daugaard left the classroom for the summer, after his 38th year of teaching, and almost immediately got back to work.

 

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Darwin Daugaard and BEC’s Katelyn Freeseman pose before Daugaard’s RET project presentation on his research in exterior girder rotation during deck placement.

Past case study looked at converting one-way streets to two-way in Des Moines

November 08, 2017

A 2006 case study looked at changing Des Moines business district streets from one-way to two-way.

The study is titled "Converting CBD Roadways from One-Way to Two-Way Traffic Flow: A Case Study for the City of Des Moines."

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Ultra-high performance concrete and bridge infrastructure go hand-in-hand, according to recent research

October 10, 2017

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the average bridge in the United States is 43 years old.

With an intended design service life of 50 years, a large number of the nation’s bridges are already considered to be ...

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On May 4, at Iowa State, Sri Sritharan (center) leads a workshop and laboratory visit on the topic of UHPC for bridge applications.

Winter Is Coming. What If Roads And Runways Could De-Ice Themselves?

October 02, 2017

A news story about heated roads and runways from public radio station WHYY in Philadelphia and distributed nationally by National Public Radio features a researcher from one of the programs at the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University.

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Halil Ceylan

Iowa State researchers take new long-lasting highway findings on the road

July 24, 2017

Transportation engineers plan efforts to teach new concrete specifications to states in effort to cut delays, extend life of roadways

It is hard to imagine a summer without the delays of road construction; however, researchers ...

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The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center is a member of the ISU Institute of Transportation.

Researchers seeking new way for counties to recycle gravel on roads

July 21, 2017

When water receded from the massive 2011 Missouri River flood, Pottawattamie County gravel roads were buried in loess silt, the fine-grain soil of western Iowa’s scenic Loess Hills.

To reopen the rural roads, the county wanted ...

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ISU researchers Cheng Li (left) and Jeramy Ashlock

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