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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / January 1998

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-SA-98-018
Date: January 1998

Loaned Staff Openings at TRB:

A Chance to Help Shape Pavement Construction and Reconstruction Practices

Are you interested in helping to update one of the field's preeminent asphalt paving handbooks? Coordinating a national workshop on innovative ways to rehabilitate pavements on urban highways? If the answer is "yes," consider serving as a loaned staffer at the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) offices in Washington, D.C.

TRB is seeking two loaned staffers, one to serve as day-to-day manager of a project to update the Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook produced by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Asphalt Pavement Association, and one to coordinate the development of a workshop on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of pavements on urban highways. Both loaned staffers will also be involved with the national program to encourage the implementation of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) products.

The loaned staff positions are an excellent opportunity for you and your home agency. You will learn firsthand about some of the most innovative pavement construction and reconstruction practices in use in the United States, including technologies developed under SHRP. You'll also learn about how innovative technologies are implemented, become familiar with recent research findings, and interact with leaders in highway design, construction, and research. At the end of the assignment, you will return home with knowledge and experience you can use to improve your home agency's practices.

The positions, which are available immediately, are open to engineers in highway agencies worldwide. Candidates should have direct experience with asphalt paving projects or with reconstruction of urban highways and should be able to provide day-to-day management of complex projects. The assignments will last until the summer of 1998.

Under the loaned staff program, salary and benefits are paid by the home agency. TRB will defray living expenses associated with the temporary positions and will pay job-related travel costs.

To apply for the positions or to request additional information, contact Neil Hawks at TRB (phone: 202-334-1426; fax: 202-334-3471; email: nhawks@nas.edu).

Loaned staff positions at TRB offer a chance to learn about innovative pavement construction and rehabilitation practices.

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