Intelligent Compaction News

IC WORKSHOP in OK, Registration Deadline, Feb. 17

An IC workshop will be offered at the OAPA’s 2017 Asphalt Conference, Norman, OK, USA. Dr. George K. Chang, Director of Research, Transtec Group, USA, president of IICTG will conduct the workshop. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 17, 2017.

The workshop will be full day on Tuesday, Feb. 28 under Track 1- Construction – Veta. All attendees need to register for the conference.

The workshop attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their laptop computers for hands-on exercises using the Veta software, The workshop will include in-depth learning about intelligent compaction and paver-mounted infrared thermal profiles.

The workshop attendees need to download the Veta Workshop software (includes sample files) and pre-install it on their laptops. The followings are the system requirements and installation instructions.

System Requirements

Veta 4.x is supported on 64-bit versions of Windows 7 SP1 or later. Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 is required. If you do not have the required version of .NET installed, the Veta installation will download and install it.

Veta will run with 4 GB of RAM, but we recommend 8 GB. If you expect to work with very large projects, the more RAM the better.

Installation Guide

You must have sufficient privileges to install applications on your computer. If you receive an error message during the installation, ask your administrator to install the software for you. If your administrator is also unable to install the software, then please contact us.

IC Workshop at OAPA, Norman, OK, Feb. 28th

An IC workshop will be offered at the OAPA’s 2017 Asphalt Conference, Norman, OK, USA. Dr. George K. Chang, Director of Research, Transtec Group, USA, president of IICTG will conduct the workshop.

The workshop will be full day on Feb. 28 under Track 1- Construction – Veta. All attendees need to register for the conference.

The workshop attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their laptop computers for hands-on exercises using the Veta software, The workshop will include in-depth learning about intelligent compaction and paver-mounted infrared thermal profiles.

The workshop attendees need to download the Veta software (Workshop Version) and pre-install it on their laptops. The followings are the system requirements and installation instructions.

System Requirements

Veta 4.x is supported on 64-bit versions of Windows 7 SP1 or later. Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 is required. If you do not have the required version of .NET installed, the Veta installation will download and install it.

Veta will run with 4 GB of RAM, but we recommend 8 GB. If you expect to work with very large projects, the more RAM the better.

Installation Guide

You must have sufficient privileges to install applications on your computer. If you receive an error message during the installation, ask your administrator to install the software for you. If your administrator is also unable to install the software, then please contact us.

IICTG 2017 Conference in MN, USA

IICTG 2017 Conference Online Registration Now Open

The IICTG 2017 conference will be held at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA from September 26 to 28, 2017. The theme for IICTG 2017 is “ICT (Intelligent Construction Technologies) – Past and Future.”  The online registration is now open!

Register for the IICTG 2017 Conference

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation (< 300 words) in English before March 15, 2017 by using the IICTG contact form with the subject title: IICTG 2017 Abstract.

Submit an Abstract

 

IICTG 2017 Conference in MN, USA

 

Topics of IICTG 2017 include:

  • Integration of Intelligent Construction Technologies (ICT)
  • Research and Implementation on Intelligent Compaction (IC) Equipment and Systems
  • Research and Implementation on Paver-mounted Thermal Profiling (PMTP) Equipment and Systems
  • Positioning Systems and Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) for Intelligent Construction
  • Data Analysis and Reporting of Intelligent Construction Data
  • Cloud Computing and Data Management for Intelligent Construction
  • Standardization of IC Measurements, Data Exchanges, and Storage
  • IC Specifications and Case Studies – Lessons Learn

About IICTG

The International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group (IICTG) is a source for knowledge and information on intelligent construction technologies for public agencies, contractors, consultants, academia, and other relevant industries.

IICTG provides a forum for the dissemination of knowledge concerning the collection, analysis, and application of information relating to intelligent construction technologies (ICT).

ICT consists of real time quality monitoring and process control during construction of foundation and pavements for highways, airports, railroads, dams, cities, and ports. ICT involves construction equipment technologies such as pavers, rollers, and other devices.

ICT also makes use state-of-the-art technologies such as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), automated testing/monitoring (e.g., Intelligent Compaction), 3D designs/modeling, automated machine guidance (AMG), Cloud computing, Civil Integrated Management (CIM) and Building Information Modeling (BIM), etc. The goals of ICT are to improve quality control and acceptance of constructions as well as reducing life-cycle cost of the above mentioned assets.

For more information, visit IICTG.org.

 

Veta 4.1.30 Released

This release fixes various issues. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

Download Veta 4.1.30

File Import

  • Fix: Trimble final coverage files that includes rows with valid CMV but are missing frequency and/or amplitude can now be imported.

Spot Tests

  • Fix: The wrong spot tests could be drawn on the map for the selected file.

Reports

  • Fix: Excel reports for PAVE-IR data could not be created.

Miscellaneous

  • Fix: Crash when there is no internet connection.

Analysis

  • Fix: A failure in the correlation analysis would fail the entire analysis.
  • Fix: Sometimes the buttons for saving chart data and images were disabled.

Editor

  • Fix: Map was empty for some intelligent compaction projects.

IICTG 2017 Conference

The IICTG 2017 conference will be held at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA from September 26 to 28, 2017. The theme for IICTG 2017 is “IC (Intelligent Compaction) – Past and Future”.  Please visit the IICTG webpage for further information (www.IICTG.org).

The call for abstracts for the presentation at the IICTG conference is now open! You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation (< 300 words) in English before February, 2017 by using the IICTG contact webpage with the subject title: IICTG 2017 Abstract (http://www.iictg.org/contact/)

The topics of IICTG 2017 include:

  • Integration of Intelligent Construction Technologies (ICT)
  • Research and Implementation on Intelligent Compaction (IC) Equipment and Systems
  • Research and Implementation on Paver-mounted Thermal Profiling (PMTP) Equipment and Systems
  • Positioning Systems and Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) for Intelligent Construction
  • Data Analysis and Reporting of Intelligent Construction Data
  • Cloud Computing and Data Management for Intelligent Construction
  • Standardization of IC Measurements, Data Exchanges, and Storage
  • IC Specifications and Case Studies – Lessons Learn

About IICTG

The International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group (IICTG) is a source for knowledge and information on intelligent construction technologies for public agencies, contractors, consultants, academia, and other relevant industries.

IICTG provides a forum for the dissemination of knowledge concerning the collection, analysis, and application of information relating to intelligent construction technologies (ICT).

ICT consists of real time quality monitoring and process control during construction of foundation and pavements for highways, airports, railroads, dams, cities, and ports. ICT involves construction equipment technologies such as pavers, rollers, and other devices.

ICT also makes use state-of-the-art technologies such as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), automated testing/monitoring (e.g., IC), 3D designs/modeling, automated machine guidance (AMG), Cloud computing, Civil Integrated Management (CIM) and Building Information Modeling (BIM), etc. The goals of ICT are to improve quality control and acceptance of constructions as well as reducing life-cycle cost of the above mentioned assets.

Veta 4.1.24 Released

This release fixes two issues with the analysis and improves usability. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

Download Veta 4.1.24

Analysis

  • Fix: Use of the cold-edge filter could cause the analysis to fail in rare conditions.
  • Fix: Coverage for filter groups with multiple operation filters was incorrect. The coverage report for each operation filter was showing the combined coverage.

Filters

  • New: Added an option to remove all locations from a location filter.

 

IC Benefit-Cost Analysis Paper

A research paper is published by Transportation Geotechnics demonstrates “use of IC reduces compaction costs by as much as 54 percent and results in a US$15,385 annual savings per 1.6 km throughout the roadway’s life.”  Get the paper to learn further details (Savan et al. (2016), Benefit-cost analysis and application of intelligent compaction for transportation, Transportation Geotechnics, Volume 9, Pages 57–68)!

IC Presentation at Chinese Compaction Equipment Conference

Prof. Guanghui Xu of Southwest University of China (Co-founder of IICTG) will make an IC presentation entitled “Current Status of Future Development of Intelligent Compaction – International Activities and Development in the past Two Years” (Chinese Title: 智能压实现状与发展 — 近两年国际会议与压实机械相关情况介绍) on October 17 at the 2016 Chinese Pavement and Compaction Equipment Annual Meeting (Chinese Title: 2016年路面与压实机械行业年会) in Lanfang City, Heibei Province, China. (Courtesy of IICTG Partner – Const Machine and Tech Magazine, China)

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