Stanley L. Ring Memorial Library new acquisitions
How to order
Order library materials in three ways:
- Order online, www.ctre.iastate.edu/library/search.cfm.
- Contact Jim Hogan, library coordinator, 515-294-9481, firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 515-294-0467.
- Mail or fax the order form on the back cover of Technology News.
68 PEDSAFE: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System
This guide provides the latest information for improving the safety and mobility of pedestrians. It includes information on engineering countermeasures, education and enforcement programs, and case studies that illustrate the application of these concepts.
69 Recommended Use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in the Superpave Mix Design
This CD-ROM contains a 12 minute video presentation on the incorporation of RAP into hot mix asphalt designed with the Superpave method.
70 Endangered Species Act—Build Smart
These two CDs are designed to acquaint highway construction personnel with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help them direct the contractor to Build Smart. Disk 1 covers an introduction to the ESA and a review of the independent duties an agency has under the ESA. Disk 2 covers constructing to the ESA, two case histories, and additional resources for inspectors. Presentations include graphics, videos, and photographs.
71 Training Materials for Night Road Work to Improve Safety and Operations
This CD-ROM complements NCHRP Report 475, “A Procedure for Assessing and Planning Nighttime Highway Construction and Maintenance,” which presented a decision process to assist highway agencies in evaluating night work alternatives against other work schedules, and NCHRP Report 476, “Guidelines for Design and Operation of Nighttime Traffic Control for Highway Maintenance and Construction,” which provides guidelines for developing a plan for night work that will provide public and worker safety. It requires MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.
737 Sink or Swim Teamwork: We’re All in This Together
This video helps groups discover how to self-manage tasks and achieve goals as a team, apply the four guiding principles for becoming a true-blue team player, cooperate regardless of task or assignment size, and maximize the team’s effectiveness using the CLING strategy.
738 Meth Lab Waste Recognition for Adopt-a-Highway Volunteers
This video is aimed at Adopt-a-Highway volunteers to educate them about the dangers of meth lab waste products that may be encountered. It would also apply to maintenance workers.
739 Meth Labs: California’s Hidden Danger
This video introduces individuals to the dangers of meth labs by making them aware of what to look for and how they could be harmed by the gases and residue of leftover chemicals used in processing methamphetamines. It also explains how meth labs in the local area can be discovered by the ability to identify the waste being dumped. Methamphetamines labs have been found in parks, cars, hotels, and even picnic baskets. This video will also assist emergency personnel in identifying potential dangers when responding to emergency calls.
740 How to Resolve Conflict at Work
This video presents techniques on handling conflicts including how to offer help when a co-worker asks too much, how to protect your reputation if someone asks you to lie, and how to work with a customer who expects the impossible.
1663 Signalized Intersections: Informational Guide
This guide provides a single, comprehensive document with methods for evaluating the safety and operations of signalized intersections. Topics covered include fundamental principles of user needs, geometric design, traffic signal design and operation, safety and operational analysis techniques, and a wide variety of treatments to address existing or projected problems. It also covers alternative intersection forms that improve performance through the use of indirect left turns and other treatments. Each treatment includes a discussion of safety, operational performance, multimodal issues, and physical and economic factors that should be considered.
1664 Portable Changeable Message Sign Handbook
This pocket-sized handbook provides basic guidelines for the use of portable changeable message signs (PCMS). It includes information on when to use PCMS, matrix types, message design, standard abbreviations, display time, maximum number of phases, placement, height, sight distance, brightness, and maintenance.
Selected Iowa DOT library new acquisitions
Safety Evaluation of Red-Light Cameras, Forrest M. Council and others; Ryerson University and Federal Highway Administration. Report No. FHWA-HRT-05-048. 2005, 95p. TE5091/Un8r/FHWA-HRT/05-048.
Red-Light Running Handbook: An Engineer’s Guide to Reducing Red-Light-Related Crashes, James Bonneson and Karl Zimmerman; Texas A&M University. Report No. FHWA/TX-05/0-4196-P1. 2004, 90p. TA1/T31r/4196/P1.
Review and Evaluation of Enforcement Issues and Safety Statistics Related to Red-Light-Running, James Bonneson, Karl Zimmerman, and Cesar Quiroga; Texas A&M University. Report No. FHWA/TX-04/4196-1. 2003, 116p. TA1/T31r/4196-1.
Development of Guidelines for Identifying and Treating Locations with a Red-Light-Running Problem, James Bonneson and Karl Zimmerman; Texas A&M University. Report No. FHWA/TX-05/0-4196-2. 2004, 136p. TA1/T31r/4196-2.
How to order Iowa DOT publications
To receive publications from the Iowa DOT libary, you can also contact Hank Zalatel, Iowa DOT librarian, 515-239-1200, email@example.com. (You can search the entire Iowa DOT library online as part of the State Library of Iowa. Go to the LTAP library site; click on Iowa DOT Library.)