PULLMAN, Wash. — Celebrating its 50th gathering, the annual Road Builders’ Clinic is set for March 9-11 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort with a special banquet to roast its history on March 10 and a pre-conference workshop March 8-9 focusing on Northwest concrete pavement.
A full agenda of sessions, experts, case studies and exhibits fill the 2 1/2 day schedule. New road products, testing, technologies, case studies of land slides, litigation, environmental updates, construction, mentoring and more are planned.
This continuing education program is designed for engineers, managers and road superintendents responsible for design, construction, operation and maintenance of roads. The Washington State Transportation Center and the Washington State University and University of Idaho colleges of engineering sponsor the clinic.
Keynoter at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, is Rick Brinkman, internationally known author of “Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst.” Brinkman will show how to “Get On Top of it All” through more efficient time management, prioritization and organization skills.
At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, historian Carlos Schwantes of the University of Idaho will present “100 Years of Highways in the Pacific Northwest.” Special recognition will be given to attendees based on the number of years they have attended the clinic. Also in celebration of the golden anniversary will be a display of Pacific Northwest transportation history.
For more details, phone WSU Conferences & Institutes at 1-800/942-4978, or seek registration information on the Internet at