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, 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.
|Welcome and Introductions|
|"Mousetrap" Innovations/LTAP Update|
|County Research Focus Group|
|Update on Gravel Road Research Partnership (GRRP) / TRB LVR Conference|
|Pavement Structural Analysis Tool (PSAT)|
|Evaluation of Penetrating Sealers for Concrete|
|On Road Flood Reduction Structures|
|Questions and Closing Comments|