Intelligent Compaction News

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.

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.

Download Veta 5.2

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!