Intelligent Compaction News

Veta 4.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Veta 4.2! New features focus on sublots and filtering. All changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

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Filters

  • New: Operation filters that have not been viewed are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Change: The “Cold Edge” filter has been renamed to “Cold Edge & Ride Bracket Filter”. In addition to removing cold edges, it will also remove longitudinal streaks of hot and cold data. This is usually caused by equipment blocking the sensor’s view of the pavement.

Many changes to filter groups. Because of the number of filter groups that are present in larger projects, folders can now be created to organize groups. Group and folder creation is now accomplished via the Filter Group Manager. The manager offers two naming templates. The first is actually empty and offers no restrictions on names, as before. The second template is specifically for MnDOT, although anyone can use it. The template will create groups that conform to MnDOT’s naming specification.

Sublots

  • Change: The selected filter group is linked to a specific sublot now through the use of checkboxes. Because this link is now defined in the sublots, the sublots input has been removed from the analysis setup.
  • New: Creating sublots for thermal profiling data will automatically generate the individual sublots based on the data. The start and stop points will also be set so as to exclude potentially unwanted data.

Analysis

  • Change: Different results were moved into the sublots results.
  • New: Added Variance to the Distribution statistics.

Veta 4.1.32 Released

The only change in this release is a fix for an issue where a failure in the sublots would cause the entire analysis to fail. The installation was also repackaged to eliminate false positives from malware detectors. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

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Analysis

  • Fixed: A failure in the sublots analysis fails the entire analysis.

Installation

  • Change: The installation is now digitally signed and distributed as an MSI file instead of an EXE. This decreases the risk of antivirus software detecting a false-positive with the installation.
  • Change: Microsoft.NET is no longer installed if it is not present on the computer. The Veta installation will not progress until .NET is installed.

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.