National Association of County Engineers   ~ October 2018
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Update from NACE President Rich Sanders 

Is it fall or winter? Ever since returning from Orange Beach, Alabama, it has been unseasonably
cold in Polk County. Then you have the beginning of October-- rain then 5 inches of snow that lasted for 4 days. High temperatures in the 30's and lows in the 20's. I was really looking forward to San Antonio, TX and the TECERA Annual Conference where NACE would hold its Fall Board Meeting. Warm weather, a little golf and then spending time with the Executive Committee and Board of Director doing the work of NACE, and our Texas County Engineer friends finding out how NACE can help them do their work.


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Update from Northeast Vice-President Kevin Russel, PE 

2018 has been an extremely busy year for us here in Harrison County, Indiana. We have a number of projects that have been in development for some time that all went to construction this year. When combined with our normal construction budget, the result is over $18 million of projects in construction all at once, which as you might imagine, has made for a hectic summer. We are about 16 inches above normal in rainfall for the year too, so it has been a challenging construction season all around. 2018 has been an extremely busy year for us here in Harrison County, Indiana. We have a number of projects that have been in development for some time that all went to construction this year. When combined with our normal construction budget, the result is over $18 million of projects in construction all at once, which as you might imagine, has made for a hectic summer. We are about 16 inches above normal in rainfall for the year too, so it has been a challenging construction season all around.

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Make your plans now for #2019NACE!

The Kansas County Highway Association (KCHA) promises you'll experience a memorable conference in Wichita in April! Have you checked out all the attractions waiting for you in Wichita?
*Keeper of The Plains
*Old Cowtown Museum
*Museum of World Treasures
*Old Town District
*Kansas Aviation Museum
*Booming Brewery Scene
*Historic Delano District
 
Check out Visit Wichita for more information!

 
Plan your stay now!   Housing for NACE 2019 is now open. Both hotels are conveniently located next to the Century II Convention Center. More information on room rates and reservations can be found here. 
 
To help you plan, a preliminary schedule of events can be found  here.
   
While some of these times are place-holders, the general layout of the full program is set. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about networking opportunities, technical sessions and social events.
Exhibitor Registration is now open for Corporate Members!
 
Book before December 7th to receive the early-bird discount!

Click
here  for the 2019 Exhibit Hall floor plan. Once you choose your space, please fill out the Exhibitor Registration online  form.
 Delegate registration will be coming soon!
 
National Summit on Rural Road Safety | Dec. 4-6 | Savannah     

Make your plans now to attend this event in Savannah! The cut-off date for the official hotel is November 3. 

Click here for more information and to register.
NCHRP Alert - Validation of the Louisiana Interlayer Shear Strength Test for Tack Coat    

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 878: Validation of the Louisiana Interlayer Shear Strength Test for Tack Coat evaluates and validates a test method to determine the interlayer shear strength of asphalt pavement layers. The report includes three appendices documenting the field project checklist, photos of existing pavement distress in two states, and a summary of test data from field projects.

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Former NACE Board Member & Rural Engineer of the Year Gaylon Davis Obituary    

It is with regret that we share with you Gaylon Davis, former Defiance County Engineer, passed away earlier this month.

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Improving Work Zones Every Day, in Every Way  

FHWA has developed a comprehensive set of programs, strategies, and tools for the management of safer and more efficient temporary traffic control. The addition of work zones on busy roadways is a formula for crashes and increased congestion. In 2015, more than 96,000 crashes related to work zones resulted in 35,000 people injured and more than 700 reported fatalities.

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