PULLMAN Wash. — Highway funding issues such as I-695 may be driving
record attendance for the annual Road Builders’ Clinic, which will take place
March 7-9 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

The clinic is designed to explore significant technical and managerial topics
critical to highway, city, county and state road engineers, as well as designers
and suppliers from the Pacific Northwest.

The conference is sponsored by the Washington State Transportation Center,
the University of Idaho and Washington State University engineering
colleges, and W&H Pacific.

Bill Ballester, an internationally known expert on team building, will deliver the
keynote address, focusing on creating a winning team in your workplace.

Experts will present a multitude of diverse topics regarding the road building
profession. Highlights include an environmental issues update, contractors
and design-build, pavement management, funding issues, team building and
safety management. A pre-conference workshop on Superpave will take place
March 6 and 7.

The clinic annually attracts over 250 professional engineers, road
superintendents and related product vendors. Early registration is required to
reserve display space.

Continuing Education units are available. For complete information, call WSU
Conferences and Professional Programs at 800/942-4978. See the brochure or
register online at http://www.eus.wsu.edu/c&i.