Intelligent Compaction News

IICTG 2019 Open for Registration & Sponsorship

The International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group (IICTG) 2019 conference is open for registration and sponsorship. Check out the English version of website here. Check out the Chinese version of website here.

The second IICTG conference will be held in Beijing, China from April 16 to 17, 2019. The goal of this conference is to optimize the resources from relevant fields and to facilitate communication among ICT experts and professionals for further innovation, development, and mutual benefits.

Theme: Intelligent Construction – Opportunities and Challenges

The conference will include sessions of technical programs, panel discussions, and demonstration of innovative technology, products, and equipment. The conference will also provide Best Paper and Presentation awards, and recommendation for publications in major journals. The venue will be at the Beijing International Convention Center. The conference language will be in English and Chinese. Adequate real-time translation between English and Chinese will be provided.

The IICTG 2019 conference is open for registration and sponsorship. Check out the English version of website here. Check out the Chinese version of website here.

IC Equipment Webpage Updated

The Single-Drum (http://www.intelligentcompaction.com/equipment/single-drum-soil-rollers/ ) and Double-Drum (http://www.intelligentcompaction.com/equipment/double-drum-asphalt-rollers/) Intelligent Compaction (IC) rollers webpages are updated. Check them out!

40th Year Celebration of IC/CCC

We’ve just celebrated the 40th anniversary of the invention of Continuous Compaction Control (CCC) – later dubbed as Intelligent Compaction (IC) – in Vienna, Austria on Nov. 29, 2018. More than 160 IC-CCC experts (pretty much include all IC-CCC research, development, and implementation from all of the world) from more than 2 dozen countries have attended this historical event. This Symposium proceedings is published by the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien). Here is also a historical moment with the inventor of IC-CCC in the attached photo (from the left to the right): Prof. Antonio Correia of Minho University, Portugal (leader in EU IC-CCC specification and implementation, Vice President of IICTG), A. Sandstrom of Geodynamic, Sweden (inventor of IC-CCC), Dr. George Chang of Transtec Group, USA (leader in US IC-CCC specification and global implementation, President of IICTG), and Prof. Soheil Nazarian of University of Texas – El Paso, USA (leader in US IC-CCC research, Executive Member of IICTG). IC-CCC has come a long way for the past 40 years! It is anticipated to be elevated to the next levels with the integration with other Intelligent Construction Technologies (www.IICTG.org) in the decades to come!

Veta 5.2.61 Released

Veta 5.2.61 adds support for Voegele thermal profiling files. Several bugs were also fixed and some calculations were changed.

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Import

  • New: Added support for Voegele thermal profiling files.
  • New: If a file does not contain speed data, it will be calculated.
  • Fix: A fix in 5.2.47 caused a bug that could cause incorrect merging of Laser Test Roller and MOBA thermal files. Existing projects will be reprocessed.
  • Fix: The cold-edge filter did not work when multiple files were selected in the operation filter.
  • Fix: If a project contains files that not have a Data lot name and files that do not have a Data lot name, the latter might not show in the filtered results. The same problem also existed for the Machine name.
  • Change: Files that do not contain a Data lot name will be assigned a Data lot name of, “(None)”. The same also applies to the Machine name.
  • Change: Existing MOBA thermal profile projects will be reprocessed to read the data lot name.
  • Change: Revised calculations for heading and speed for non-gridded data.

Misc

  • Fix: Projects with a very large number of imported files could not be opened.

 

 

IICTG Founders at 40 Years CCC Symposium

Three IICTG (International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group) founding members will present at the 40 Years Continuous Compaction Control (CCC) Symposium in Vienna, Austria on November 29, 2018. Dr. George K. Chang, Transtec Group, USA (President of IICTG) will make two presentations: “Intelligent Compaction Measurement Values – A systematic classification” and “Intelligent Compaction implementation in US – Issues and solutions”. Prof. Antonio G.Correia, U. of Minho, Portugal (Vice President of IICTG) will present “Compaction improvements from an industry 4.0 perspective”. Prof. Soheil Nazarian, U. of Texas El Paso, USA (Direct of Technical Affairs of IICTG) will present “Institutional challenges and opportunities in implementation of Continuous Compaction Control”. There will also be an Open IICTG Meeting on Nov. 30, 2018 at the same location of the Symposium. Check out the entire Symposium program to celebrate the 40 years of CCC!

Trimble Dimensions 2018 IC & PMTP Sessions

During the Trimble Dimensions Conference (Nov. 5-7, 2018), there will be several exciting sessions on Intelligent Compaction (IC) and Paver-Mounted Thermal Profiles (PMTP) sessions. They include: Global Intelligent Compaction and Thermal Profiling Implementation and Veta Software Demonstration (by Dr. George K. Chang of Transtec Group, and President of IICTG.org), Minnesota’s Use of Paver-Mounted Thermal Profiling and Veta to Identify Workmanship Issues (by Ms. Rebecca Embacher of Minnesota DOT, Team lead of Intelligent Construction Technologies Group of National Road Research Alliance, and Technical Committee Member of IICTG.org). Check it out Trimble Dimensions!

Veta 5.2.57 Released

Compilation of miscellaneous fixes and some changes.

Download Veta 5.2

Import

  • New: Veta-recognized coordinate systems are now read from Leica files.
  • Change: The Roadway ID in MOBA thermal profiles will be used as the data lot name. Existing projects will not be changed.

Filters

  • Change: Exclusions have been moved to a subfolder. The text, “Exclusions – “, is no longer added to new Exclusion filters.
  • Fixed: Sometimes a generated operation filter is not automatically removed when it should be. It is not known what causes this, but these groups will be removed when the project is reopened.
  • Fixed: More accurate creation of station-based location filters. Existing filters will be updated when a project is opened.
  • Fixed: Detection of some instances of using incorrect stations for a location filter. These instances will now correctly not create the filter instead of creating one with incorrect locations.
  • Fixed: Sometimes filter creation options were missing from the toolbar.

Analysis

  • Fixed: Changing the sorting for the differential table caused the map to highlight the wrong sublot.

Misc

  • Fixed: Some Windows Regional Settings would cause a crash at startup.