County Engineers Research Focus Group
2012 County Engineers Research Focus Group - "Getting the Job Done"
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) held the second annual County Engineers Research Focus Group (CERFG) meeting in Ames, Iowa on February 22, 2012. The attendance at the meeting was approximately 50 people and its theme was "Getting the Job Done". Presentations during the meeting, among other things, summarized the results of the CERFG meeting in 2011, the value of research to the counties, specific research projects, and several relevant technical topics of interest. During the roundtable sessions the day-to-day challenges currently encountered by county engineers were also discussed and some low-cost innovations presented. The meeting concluded with the identification and prioritization of new research and outreach ideas.
May 11, 2011 - Moving Forward in a Resource Restricted Reality
Ames, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program held a County Engineers research focus group in Ames to provide a forum for county engineers to share some of the day-to-day challenges encountered by their departments. Presentations made during the meeting highlighted some of the challenges county road departments have addressed during a time of reduced funding. Participants identified and shared low-cost innovations and solutions currently available to address some of these issues. A brainstorming session during the meeting identified a list of potential research topics. These topics were ranked and prioritized by the group. This list will be presented to the Iowa Highway Research Board for consideration.
A summary of the meeting proceedings is available below.