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The Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative invites you to submit problem statements describing proposed research in the field

Published June 27, 2019

The Smart Work Zone Deployment Initiative pooled fund invites researchers, vendors, and transportation professionals with an interest in work zone traffic control to submit problem statements describing proposed research in that field.  In addition to safety, topics of interest might include work zone management, mobility, traffic congestion abatement, etc.   For additional information about SWZDI please see https://swzdi.intrans.iastate.edu/.

Problem statements on all work zone related subjects may be submitted, but some potential areas that are of interest to SWZDI include:

  • work zone data collection improvements and methodologies
  • low cost work zone improvements for safety/operations
  • educational/training/outreach efforts (for public and professional)
  • work zone management
  • safety and crash modification factors
  • bike/ped/accessibility issues
  • device crashworthiness

Please limit the problem statement description to one or two paragraphs but describe the idea sufficiently to allow, if considered appropriate by our Board, a Request for Proposal to be developed.

All submittals should be transmitted by email to Keith Knapp, Program Manager at the Institute for Transportation (contact information is below), prior to July 9, 2019 (midnight) for consideration for the 2020 programming year.

Note that while any individual may submit a problem statement, only researchers from a university and/or WZ vendors within the state of Illinois may be accepted for the Request for Proposals. Past pooled fund states have been Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.  New pooled fund states for 2020 include Texas and Illinois.

If you have any questions or need more information please call or email (contact information is below).

Keith Knapp, PE

Director Iowa LTAP

2711 S. Loop Drive Suite 4700

Ames, IA 50010-8664

Office:  515-294-8817

Cell: 515-509-8843

www.iowaltap.iastate.edu

Fourth International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics 

Published May 7, 2019

The International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics takes place every four years. Other locations include: Nottingham, U.K. (2008); Sapporo, Japan (2012); and Guimarães, Portugal (2016).

The Fourth International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics will surely be a meeting of the minds, where leading civil engineers will be bridging the gap between geotechnical engineering and pavement/railway engineering.

Themes range from mechanistic-empirical design, optimized geomaterial, geosynthetic transportation application, intelligent construction, and much more.

The Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, 2020, conference will take place in Chicago.

Abstracts are accepted through June 16, 2019. For more information, contact 217-333-8637 or citl-ictg2020@illinois.edu.

11th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets

Published May 7, 2019

Registration for the 11th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets opens February 2020.

The 11th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets is all about pavement management. Topics will include how to improve pavement quality, the latest in pavement management, managing airport pavement, innovation, and much more.

The Aug. 23-26, 2020, conference will be held in Chicago.

Those interested in submitting an abstract must do so by May 6, 2019. For more information, contact 515-294-7110 or smadi@iastate.edu.

2019 American Society of Civil Engineers International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference

Published May 7, 2019

Registration is now open for the July 21-24 2019, ASCE International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference in Chicago.

The 2019 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference will provide opportunity to interact and exchange information with worldwide leaders in the fields of highway and airport pavements.

The July 21-24 will take place at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza in Chicago.

For more information, contact 1-800-548-2723 or registrations@asce.org.