Intelligent Compaction News

The First US-Japan ICT Workshop a Success

The first US-Japan Intelligent Construction Technologies (ICT) workshop as held in Tokyo on April 24, 2019. It was well-attended and successful! Dr. George K. Chang, Transtec Group, USA (also President of International Society for Intelligent Construction – ISIC – recently changed from IICTG), Prof. Soheil Nazarian, UTEP, USA (a Executive Committee Member of ISIC), and Emeritus Prof. Fumio Tastuoka, University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of Science as well as other speakers have presented the latest and greatest ICT. Industry sponsors include Sakai Heavy Industry, AKT, etc. This workshop has boosted Japan’s interests in ICT and will facilitate implementation there!

ICTG – now ISIC – 2019 Conference a BIG Success

The 2nd International Intelligent Construction Technology Conference (IICTG) was a big success from April 16 to 17, 2019. The conference was held in Beijing, China after the first conference in Minnesota, USA in 2017. There are about 300 attendees for the 2019 conference, topping the one in 2017, pushing the momentum for intelligent construction to a higher level. During this conference, the IICTG committee has made a very important decision to rename IICTG as ISIC – International Society for Intelligent Construction. The Chinese translation is “国际智能建设学会”. With this new name and broaden scope, ISIC will provide the unique platform for the intelligent constructions for decades to come! Download the conference brochure for a glimpse at the conference agenda, presentation, et. Further details about the conference contents, presentation summaries, technical panel discussions, and committee meeting will poste  on the IICTG website www.IICTG.org (soon be updated to www.IS-IC.org ).

PROVAL + ICDM-VETA WORKSHOPS IN IL, MAY 14-17, 2019

It is a golden opportunity to learn both ProVAL and ICDM-Veta at the same location! Well, you can also choose either one. ProVAL-Pavement Smoothness workshops and Intelligent Construction Data Management-Veta workshops will be held back-to-back in IL from May 14 to 17, 2019. The schedule and locations are as follows:

May 14 (Tuesday) IC-Veta workshop in Chicago, IL
May 15 (Wednesday) ProVAL workshop in Chicago, IL
May 16 (Thursday) ProVAL workshop in Springfield, IL
May 17 (Friday) IC-Veta workshop in Springfield, IL

The seats for the workshops are limited and available at first-come-first basis. The registration information is as follows and the registration form can be downloaded here:

Veta 5.2.71 Released

This release fixes various issues. Most importantly, an issue where the sublots length was not always displayed correctly and a large increase in project size.

Import

  • Fix: TDS files using the WGS 84 projection could not be imported.

Analysis

  • Fix: Analysis crashes.
  • Fix: Wrong thresholds were drawn on the Differential and Segregation Quality Control charts.

Filters

  • Fix: Filter group manager crash.
  • Fix: Renaming a generated filter group did not automatically update the operation filter names in the coverage analysis or in the filter screen.

Sublots

  • Fix: Value shown for the length did not always match the displayed unit (meters or feet).

Misc

  • Fix: Projects created in some previous versions of Veta 5.x would increase in size when re-saved.
  • Fix: Possible fix for the legend window not closing.
  • Fix: Changing a map legend in the analysis did not update other maps.

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IICTG 2019 Speakers’ Bios and Abstracts Posted (April 17-18, Beijing, China)

The International Intelligent Construction Technologies (IICTG) 2019 conference has posted the speakers’ bios and abstracts (in English and Chinese) along with updated agenda (in English and Chinese ). Conference websites in English and Chinese are also updated Please check it out. Register and reserve your seats.. or pass it along to who are interested in innovative state-of-the-art technologies to boost up construction quality and to reduce life-cycle cost of infrastructure projects.

2019 Intelligent Construction – Veta Workshop Schedule Updated

The 2019 Intelligent Construction Data Management (ICDM) workshops and IC event schedule is updated. It is geared toward Intelligent Compaction (IC), Paver-Mounted Thermal Profile (PMTP), and etc. The next events are:

February 26, 2019 Jefferson City, MO ( Inivitation by : MODOT)

April 9, 2019 Sacremento, CA ( If you plan to attend, please Contact us)

April 16, 2019 Beijing, China ( IICTG 2019 Conference, 4/16-17)

April 22, 2019 Tokyo, Japan ( First Japanese Intelligent Compaction (IC) workshop)

August 18, 2019 New South Wales, Australia (18th AAPA International Flexible Pavements Conference)

IICTG 2019 Agenda Posted


The Second IICTG (International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group) Conference will be held at the International Convention Center in Beijing, China, from April 16 to 17, 2019. It is open for registration and sponsorship (http://en.iictg.cn/). The detailed agenda in English and in Chinese are posted. The theme of IICTG 2019 is “Intelligent Construction – Challenges and Opportunities”. The conference will include sessions of technical programs, panel discussions, and demonstration of innovative intelligent construction technology, products, and equipment. The topic areas include highways, railways, airports, and dams. Register and reserve your seats now!

First US-Japan Intelligent Compaction Workshop

The first US-Japan Intelligent Compaction Technologies (ICT) workshop will be held in Tokyo, Japan on April 22, 2019. The guest speakers include: Dr. George K. Chang, Transtec Group, USA (also President of International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group – IICTG), Prof. Soheil Nazarian, UTEP, USA (also Executive Committee Member of IICTG), and Emeritus Prof. Fumio Tastuoka, University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of Science. This workshop is to mirror the success of the First Australian IC workshop by Dr, Chang in South Brisbane, May, 2018. Download the flyer for further information of this first US-Japan ICT workshop including venue, agenda, and registration.