Intelligent Compaction (IC) is an equipment-based technology for better quality control that results in longer pavement lives. IC machines are vibratory rollers with accelerometers mounted on the axle of drums, global positioning system, infra-red temperature sensors (for asphalt), and on-board computers that can display color-coded maps in real-time to track roller passes, asphalt surface temperatures, and stiffness of compacted materials.
Veda 2.0 alpha has been released! Data management is critical when implementing intelligent compaction (IC). The IC data is new to most people and tends to be large in size and complex in nature. The free Veda IC data management tool is the solution: Veda can manage data collected from various IC systems. Veda analyzes the data and then displays the compaction information in easy-to-read formats. Take a quick look at how Veda can help improve pavement performance by leveraging IC technologies and save you money and time! Want to learn Veda in a day? Check out the ICDM-Veda workshop brochure and workshop schedule!
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has rolled out a second wave of innovations for its Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative for 2013 and 2014, an effort focused on shortening the time needed to complete highway projects through the use of new technologies and innovative processes. Intelligent Compaction (IC) is among the 13 innovations to state, local, and regional transportation agencies, as well as to the design and construction industries.
Check out IC field projects around the US: view project information, YouTube videos, photos, reports, and more. Learn about how IC works in the real world!
2013 FHWA HMA Density - IC study: Ohio IC project, California IC project, and Maine IC project.
News, Articles, and Events
See the complete list of intelligent compaction events here.