Haas, who conducts research on pavement management technology and transport infrastructure, will chair the worldwide body for a two-year term. The ISAP exchanges information on asphalt pavements and issues reports, as well as holding international and regional conferences.
A professor at UW since 1968, Haas is currently the chairman of Pavement Management Systems Ltd., a spinoff using research transferred from the university. Besides consulting work, the company markets software aimed at selecting cost-effective strategies to repair roads.
So-called "rumble strips" are being constructed just before each of the stop signs to warn drivers to come to a full halt before proceeding. The measures are part of a university plan to boost overall pedestrian and traffic safety on the ring road.
Reason for the shutdown: to perform maintenance on steam mains. Specifically, services affected are steam, domestic hot water and building heat (not much use for hot air during summer).
The playing fields on the north campus will be sprayed, along with the area around the Optometry building. At the same time, certain roadways, sidewalks and paths on the south campus will be treated.
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