Feb 26

2020 County Engineers Research Focus Group

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


Iowa State University Alumni Center (Map)
429 Alumni Lane
Ames, IA 50011-1403
(In the Iowa State Center complex between C.Y. Stephens Auditorium and Jack Trice Stadium)

Registration at 8:30 am
Event starts at 9:00 am


February 26, 2020

Event Contact
Keith Knapp
InTrans, Iowa LTAP


Each year the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) cosponsor an annual County Engineers Research Focus Group (CERFG) meeting in Ames, Iowa. At this event you will hear about research updates and local innovations, have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas about a gravel road manual, and be provided useful results from recently completed research projects. You will also participate in a brainstorming session to identify needed research projects that will be presented to the Iowa Highway Research Board (IHRB) for consideration.

Your feedback will help district IHRB representatives better understand your needs to target county investments in research. Research that is better targeted to local issues and needs should provide low cost solutions to issues you are currently experiencing.

Tentative Agenda:

8:30 Registration
Welcome and Introductions
ICEA Perspective
“Mousetrap” Innovations
Research Update
County Research Focus Group
11:45 Lunch
Brainstorm Ideas – Iowa Best Practice Gravel Road Manual
Granular Roads Asset Management System (GRAMs) Training
Unpaved Road Chemical Treatment Selection Tool
              Optimizing Maintenance Equipment Life Cycle Tool – Training for Local Agencies
Questions and Closing Comments
2:30 Adjourn