Intelligent Compaction News

IICTG and NRRA Form Partnership

The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) has joined The International Intelligence Construction Technologies (IICTG) as an Academic Partner.
This strategic partnership between NRRA and IICTG will focus on research in various areas of intelligent construction technologies that mirror the IICTG Task Groups:
TG1- Intelligent Compaction
TG2- Paver-Mounted Thermal Profiling
TG3- High Precision Surveys/LiDAR/Drones
TG4- 3D Design/Modeling and Automated Machine Guidance (AMG)
TG5- Underground Utility Positioning
TG6- Building Information Modeling (BIM) for pavements
TG7- ICT Data Standards/Exchange/Management
TG8- 3D Printing for Pavements
TG9- Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning
Here the photo shows the IICTG president, Dr. George K. Chang, with the NRRA Chair of Executive Committee, Mr. Glenn Engstrom. Check out the IICTG website for further details!

Veta 5.1.16 Released

This update addresses problems that will prevent downloading data directly from MOBA.

Download Veta 5.1

Import

  • Fixed: Downloading MOBA data could fail if a file had no data.
  • Change: Server addresses for downloading MOBA have been updated. It is not known how long previous 5.x versions will be able to download MOBA data.

Veta 5.1 Released

We are pleased to release Veta 5.1. We have included support for MOBA intelligent compaction files, added a new type of location filter, added charts that can be used for quality control, and created a report to list all filter settings.

Because this version only contains new features and fixes, it should be used to replace 5.0. Due to limited resources, we are currently planning to support only 5.1+, not 5.0.

Download Veta 5.1

Installation Notes

  • Microsoft .NET 4.6.2 is required.
  • Windows 7 SP 1 is the minimum supported operating system.
  • Veta 5.1 can be installed on the same machine as previous versions.
  • Veta 5.1 can open projects created in previous versions, but not vice-versa.

Import

  • New: Added support for MOBA intelligent compaction files.
  • Fixed: Adding a data file that did not contain any new data could cause a crash when viewing “Imported file name” for an operation filter.

Filters

  • New: Added a new location filter that be created using only one line from an alignment and offsets. For example, 12 to 24 feet from the centerline. This allows the use of alignments that do not have all lanes defined.

Sublots

  • Fixed: Changing most of the values did not clear the sublots.

Analysis

  • New: Added quality control charts using data from sublots. This is the first pass at creating reports that can help for quality control.

Reports

  • New: Created a new report that lists all filter settings for data lot filter groups. This provides an easier way to check for filter groups that may not have the correct settings.
  • Change: The screen now attempts to only show the options that are applicable and will disable the “Create” button if the selected options will not produce a report. Note there are still some rare scenarios that will not create a report, but these should only be scenarios that are not practical.

40 Years of CCC Symposium, Nov. 29, 2018

The 40th Years of Continuous Compaction Control (CCC) (or called Intelligent Compaction – IC in the US) Symposium will be held in Vienna, Austria, on November 29, 2018. The abstract will be due on April 30th!! Check out the conference website for further information (www.igb.tuwien.ac.at/en/ccc/).

Veta 5.0.51 Released

This version fixes issues with importing data.

Download Veta 5.0

Import

  • Fixed: UTM zone was sometimes detected incorrectly.
  • Fixed: Veta downloading of Topcon data. This issue was found during testing and has not been reported in practice. This could happen in two scenarios:
    1. Downloads of Topcon data are occurring in multiple copies of Veta and the date ranges overlap. This can result is the wrong data being used for a project, but should be apparent upon review.
    2. Topcon data is downloaded for a site. Without closing the download window, the site is changed and data is downloaded again. Veta will not download the data for the new site.
  • Change: EPSG codes for all OCRS zones are now recognized. Codes for the new zones did not exist until recently.

2nd International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group Conference (IICTG 2019)

TRB is cosponsoring the 2nd International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group Conference (IICTG 2019) on April 23-25, 2019 in Beijing, China. (http://www.trb.org/Construction/Blurbs/177396.aspx ) This conference 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 the foundations and pavements for highways, airports, railroads, dams, cities, and ports. It involves construction equipment technologies such as pavers, rollers, and other devices. Registration will open June 9, 2018.

Intelligent Compaction Improve Construction Quality at I-5

The American Surveyor magazine has posted an article on “Taking Action on Compaction” on March 25 2018. It reported the significant improvements of asphalt in-place densities and smoothness at I-5 construction, Oregon, by using the Intelligent Compaction (IC) and Paver-mounted Thermal Profiles (PMTP). Here are some quotes from the article “While the roller operator benefits greatly from what IC brings to the machine, the value of the data gathered via IC might be where the real advantage can be found. …. a key benefit is using the solution to maintain a high level of confidence with … ODOT.” Check out the complete article for details . For more information on IC and PMTP, check out the IC website  (www.IntelligentCompaction.com)!