County engineers research focus group

The Iowa Department of Transportation and Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) hold annual County Engineers Research Focus Group (CERFG) meetings in Ames. Presentations and agenda items summarize results of the CERFG meetings, the value of research to the counties, specific research projects, and several relevant technical topics of interest. Discussion topics include the day-to-day challenges encountered by county engineers. Some low-cost innovations are presented. The meetings conclude with the identification and prioritization of new research and outreach ideas.


Library Video Leighton Christiansen
Iowa DOT Library Services


Welcome Video Nicole Fox
2011 Focus Group Results
Vanessa Goetz
2011 Focus Group Results
Todd Kinney
Todd Kinney
How the Research Focus Group Benefits the Counties of Iowa
Wade WeissWade Weiss
Update on TRB Research Around the Country


Welcome Video Charlie Purcell
Dave Carney Dave Carney
How to recover
from a disaster
Jim George Jim George
Closing a road
in a wetland
Brad Skinner Brad Skinner
Downsizing of the
local systems
Nicolas Amelon Nicolas Amelon
Blackhawk County
Steve DeVries Steve DeVries
What does it take
to operate county
road systems?

Please direct all questions to:
Vanessa A. Goetz, P.E.
Office of Research
Phone: 515-239-1382