Veta 6 Released: Efficient, Comprehensive, and User-Friendly Intelligent Construction Data Analysis

Veta split screen map option

Veta, developed by The Transtec Group, is a free map-based intelligent construction data management software tool that enables contractors and highway agencies to analyze and report data collected from intelligent compaction (IC) rollers and paver‐mounted thermal profilers (PMTP)/infrared (IR) scanners or cameras.

Veta 6 is the latest software release and features a host of improvements, allowing a more comprehensive viewing and analysis for intelligent construction data. Veta 6 enhances usability and expands upon features included with previous versions.

Starting with Veta 6, IC and PMTP data can be imported into one Veta project file. This ability allows for more efficient data viewing, analysis, and reporting. Users will no longer need to switch back and forth between separate Veta files, producing a more streamlined experience.

The new split screen map options allow users to view up to four types of data simultaneously, including combinations of IC and PMTP data. With this feature, users can easily spot relationships and trends between data sets. The intuitive interface dramatically increases efficiency by minimizing time spent hunting for correlating data among different files.

Veta 6 split screen map option

Veta 6 includes more direct download support from vendor cloud platforms such as MOBA, TOPCON, Trimble, and Wirtgen/Vögele. Users of these platforms can download data from the cloud directly into Veta 6 and get to work immediately. Users will no longer encounter data import compatibility issues. Direct download features also enhance data security to prevent data from being tampered with.

The Veta 6 updates also feature an improved legend management system, allowing users to customize and store any legend with project specific properties and easily import saved legends into future projects, saving time and resources. This innovation sets a precedent for all future legend systems implemented within geospatial information software.

Reports now include “impacts per foot” as a new parameter. This metric is critical for ensuring optimum efforts for asphalt compaction.

Impacts per foot parameter for Veta reports

The spot test screen in Veta 6 now allows for cut-and-pasting of spot tests for any roller pass. A user can include spot test data from nuclear density gauges on specific roller passes and core data on the final lift in one file and cut-and-paste them into Veta all at once. The ability to utilize spot tests and specific passes will improve overall data analysis efficiency as well as shorten the time it takes to identify any discrepancies in data gathering.

Finally, Veta 6 features high-quality map backgrounds coupled with superior zoom options. Flying blind is never fun! The new high-quality map feature and the new overview “mini-map” will improve the user’s overall experience with Veta 6.

High quality map in Veta

View the Veta 6.0 Release Notes to see all the new features.  

Veta is developed with funding and support from the FHWA, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Transtec, and The Transportation Pooled Fund (TPF) study, “TPF-5(334) Enhancement to the Intelligent Construction Data Management System (Veta) and Implementation”. Veta is required in FHWA and AASHTO PP80, PP81, and MP39 specifications and is increasingly adopted by state highway agencies around the world.

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New Website: Introducing www.IntelligentConstruction.com

In effort to encompass the broadened range of Intelligent Construction Technologies (ICT), www.IntelligentCompaction.com is now www.IntelligentConstruction.com.

The mission of the new website is to promote the applications of ICT to the life cycle of infrastructure—from survey, design, construction, operation, and maintenance/rehabilitation—by adapting to changes of environments and minimizing risks. The website will include information about current and emerging intelligent construction technologies for the life cycle of infrastructure, including intelligent sensing, data analysis, decision-making, and execution.

Users can still download Veta software for free at www.IntelligentConstruction.com/veta. Veta is a map-based tool for viewing and analyzing geospatial data. The software can import data from various intelligent compaction (IC) machines and paver-mounted thermal profilers (PMTP) to perform viewing, filtering, sublotting, spot test imports, and analysis. Veta displays compaction information in easy-to-read formats, including graphs and maps.

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Information on the website and Veta/ICT technical support is provided by The Transtec Group, a pavement engineering firm with over 12 years of experience working with ICT—the most extensive in the industry. For support, visit the Intelligent Construction Technical Support Center.

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New NRRA Research on Intelligent Compaction Measurement Values (ICMV)

Evaluation of Levels 3-4 Intelligent Compaction Measurement Values (ICMV) for Soils Subgrade and Aggregate Subbase Compaction

The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) has just funded research project “Evaluation of Levels 3-4 Intelligent Compaction Measurement Values (ICMV) for Soils Subgrade and Aggregate Subbase Compaction.” Dr. George K. Chang of The Transtec Group (also President of ISIC) and Prof. Soheil Nazarian of UTEP (also Executive Committee member of ISIC, www.ISIC.org) will lead this research project.

The goals of this research are to evaluate Level 3-4 ICMV systems against Level 1-2 ICMV systems for soils and base compaction, and develop a blue print for future certification procedures of IC. The final deliverable is expected to be by the end of 2020. Further information can be found on this NRRA webpage.

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Free Webinar on Intelligent Compaction by ARRB and The Transtec Group

Free Webinar on Intelligent Compaction by ARRB and The Transtec Group

As a part of the Australian NACOE research efforts om Intelligent Compaction (IC), ARRB and The Transtec Group will conduct a free webinar on IC and the summary for the IC workshop and field demo held in SW Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from June 3-4, 2019. The webinar will be held on Jul 02, 2019 at 12:00 PM AEST (Australian eastern time zone). The registration link is here. The followings are further details.

NACOE – Introduction to Intelligent Compaction (IC)

Join us for a webinar on Jul 02, 2019 at 12:00 PM AEST.

Compaction is one of the most important processes in roadway construction. It is necessary in order to attain high quality and uniformity of pavement materials, which in turn better ensure long-lasting performance. In this webinar, the presenters will introduce Intelligent Compaction (IC), which refers to the compaction of road materials, such as soils, aggregate bases, or asphalt pavement materials, using modern vibratory rollers equipped with an integrated measurement system, an onboard computer reporting system, GPS based mapping, and optional feedback control. IC rollers facilitate real-time compaction monitoring and timely adjustments to the compaction process by integrating measurement, documentation, and control systems. IC rollers also maintain a continuous record of color-coded plots, allowing the user to view plots of the precise location of the roller, the number of roller passes, and material stiffness measurements.

Our two presenters are Dr. George K. Chang, P.E., Director of Research, The Transtec Group, USA (also President of International Society for Intelligent Construction – www.IS-IC.org) and Dr. Jeffrey Lee, Ph.D., CPEng, F.IEAust Principal Engineer, Australian Road Research Board.

This is part of the NACOE P105 project which looks into the implementation of the IC technology. Results from a recent field demonstration conducted in June 2019 will also be presented.

Participants please note – the session will commence at 12 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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IICTG 2019 Summary Report

The 2019 International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group conference was held successfully from April 16 to 17, 2019. Here is the IICTG 2019 Summary report in English and Chinese. (Pardon that it is not available in other languages) Note that IICTG is now ISIC (International Society for Intelligent Construction). We have a new LinkedIn group and a Wechat group. The website will soon be updated as ww.IS-IC.org. Stay tuned!

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Veta 5.2.75 Released

Veta Software Update

This release contains minor fixes, mostly for TDS file support (the standard file format).

Import

  • Fix: Some units in TDS files were not recognized.
  • Fix: TDS sensor offsets were not processed correctly.
  • FIx: TDS compactor files could not be imported.

Misc

  • Fix: Software did not work on some Windows’ Regional Settings.

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Gold Coast ICDM Workshop – June 3-4, 2019, Brisbane, Australia

Gold Coast Intelligent Construction Data Management Workshop in Brisbane, Australia

A Gold Coast Intelligent Construction Data Management (ICDM) Workshop will be held in Brisbane, Australia from June 3 to June 4, 2019 for Transport and Main Roads Queensland. Dr. George K. Chang, Transtec Group, USA (also President of International Society for Intelligent Construction – ISIC) and Dr. Jeffrey Lee of ARRB, Australia (also a Technical Committee member of ISIC) will be the trainers. The topics will focus on Intelligent Compaction (IC), Veta software, and field demonstration of IC, GNNS, LWD/FWD technologies.

Day 1 location will be at 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central. Day 2 will be at the SeeCivil Site. Here is the draft agenda. Contact Dr. Jeffrey Lee for details on registration and other details.

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The First US-Japan ICT Workshop a Success

US-Japan Intelligent Construction Technologies (ICT) workshop

The first US-Japan Intelligent Construction Technologies (ICT) workshop was held in Tokyo on April 24, 2019. It was well-attended and successful! Dr. George K. Chang, The 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 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!

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IICTG (now ISIC) 2019 Conference a Big Success

IICTG 2019 Conference

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 were 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, presentations, etc. Further details about the conference contents, presentation summaries, technical panel discussions, and committee meeting will be posted on the IICTG website www.IICTG.org (soon be updated to www.IS-IC.org ).

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ProVAL and ICDM-Veta Workshops in Illinois, May 14-17, 2019

ProVAL + ICDM-Veta Workshops in Illinois, 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:

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