CTRE  en route

CTRE en route is published twice a year to inform readers about CTRE's projects and programs.

compaction data display

Intelligent compaction is one way the Partnership for Geotechnical Advancement is helping improve construction processes.

Exterior view of mobile concrete research lab trailer

PCC Center's Mobile Concrete Research Lab (above, rear and right-side view; below, interior view)

Inside mobile lab. Bob Steffes, left, speaks with Dale Harrington and Steve Andrle.

Address: CTRE, 2901 S. Loop Drive, Suite 3100, Ames, IA 50010

Phone: 515-294-8103
FAX: 515-294-0467

Website: www.ctre.iastate.edu/

CTRE Communications:
Marcia Brink
CTRE en route editor:
Michele Regenold

CTRE is an Iowa State University center.

Iowa State University: Becoming the best

Archive

Before summer 2004, CTRE en Route was published in pdf format. To read pdf files, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat reader.

2007

Summer

CTRE en route as pdf: Download this pdf file (307 kb) for printing and archiving.

Yoon-Si Lee gives a presentationYoon-Si Lee gives a presentation during the Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium.

Research projects

  • Recently completed
    Read about projects completed between February and August 2007. This list includes links to project details, reports, and related publications.
  • Recently started
    Find out about projects begun since winter 2007. This list includes links to brief project statements.
  • Tech transfer summaries
    Download short, 2–4 page summaries of research projects.

Winter

Man sits in snowplow simulator with a snowy road showing on screen

Iowa DOT employee trains in the DOT's snowplow simulator. See the recently completed research project for more information: Evaluation of Virtual Reality Snowplow Simulator Training.

CTRE en route as pdf: Download this pdf file (552 kb) for printing and archiving.

Research projects

  • Recently completed
    Read about projects completed between August 2006 and February 2007. This list includes links to project details, reports, and related publications.
  • Recently started
    Find out about projects begun since August 2006. This list includes links to brief project statements.

2006

Summer

CTRE en route as pdf: Download this pdf file (162 kb) for printing and archiving.

Research projects

  • Recently completed
    Read about projects completed between February and August 2006. This list includes links to project details and related publications.
  • Recently started
    Find out about projects begun since February 2006. This list includes links to brief project statements.
  • Tech transfer summaries
    Download short, 2–4 page summaries of research projects.

Winter

CTRE en route as pdf: Download this pdf file (145 kb) for printing and archiving.

  • Go! A teen magazine about transportation
    Go! will open teens’ eyes to the exciting innovations in transportation as well as the human problems that transportation helps solve.
  • New Center for Weather Impacts on Mobility and Safety
    A new research center at CTRE will bring together scientists and engineers to study how weather impacts transportation systems. That could lead to better and safer ways to travel when weather is a problem.
  • PCC Center evolution
    The Center for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Technology (PCC Center) has a new name and a new national focus.
  • Roundabouts in rural America
    Hillary Isebrands, an Iowa State University doctoral student in civil, construction, and environmental engineering and CTRE research assistant, is studying whether modern roundabouts on rural Midwest highways can reduce crash severity.

Research projects

  • Recently completed
    Read about projects completed since August 2005. This list includes links to project details and related publications.
  • Recently started
    Find out about projects begun since August 2005. This list includes links to brief project statements.
  • Tech transfer summaries
    Download short, 2–4 page summaries of research projects.

2005

Summer

CTRE en route as pdf: Download this pdf file (259 kb) for printing and archiving.

Research projects

  • Recently completed
    Read about projects completed since February 2005. This list includes brief summary and links to project details and related publications.
  • Recently started
    Find out about projects begun since February 2005. This list includes links to brief project statements.

Winter

CTRE en route as pdf: Download (121 kb) for printing and archiving.

Research projects

  • Recently Completed
    List of projects completed since August 2004. Includes links to project details and related publications.
  • Recently Started
    List of projects begun since August 2004 with links to brief project statements.

2004

Summer

CTRE en route as pdf: Download (87 kb) for printing and archiving.

  • From the director: road weather research
    Road weather is now a national priority and for good reason. Adverse weather is associated with over 1.5 million vehicular accidents per year, accounting for about 800,000 injuries and 7,000 fatalities.
  • Mobile concrete lab to go cross country off site
  • Iowa State University’s newest laboratory doesn’t have an address. You won’t find it on a map. But you might see it rolling down the highway in Texas, New York, or North Dakota.
  • Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS) program goes corporate
    To establish a mechanism for ensuring continuation of this highly successful program, SUDAS (pronounced “soo'dahs”) has incorporated in Iowa. CTRE will continue to administer SUDAS under a new director, Larry Stevens.
  • Alternatives to truck engine idling
    The issue is to save over $2 billion worth of diesel fuel annually, reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) and harmful particulate emissions, provide truckers with cleaner air and better places to rest, and to reduce air and noise pollution around truck stops and depots.
  • Recently completed research
    List of projects completed between February and August 2004.
  • Construction Management & Technology off site
    The CM&T program researches innovative construction technologies and processes for the transportation industry. Visit its new website.

Winter

cover from CTRE en route newsletter

2003

Summer

Winter

2002

Summer

Winter

2001

Summer

Winter (pdf file)

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