BIM has been proven successful in the vertical industry, where integrating design-construction data has resulted in benefits such as improved efficiency and cost-saving. The industry has increasingly used BIM for the horizontal industry involving infrastructure. BIM for Pavements is a new area in infrastructure applications with the potential to achieve improved benefits for pavement construction.
This webinar will focus on cross-platform technology instead of individual product/solution, lay out a practical road map, and showcase tools and methodology to implement BIM for pavements.
Jim Preston, Intelligent Paving Specialist, TOPCON
Paul M. Carlson, Director, Business Development, Digital Construction Works
Kevin Schlereth, Director, Delivery Technology Group, HNTB
Luigi Vendittelli, OEM Support Manager, N.A., Leica Geosystems, Inc.
JD Nelson, OEM and Specialty Markets Manager N.A., Leica Geosystems, Inc.
Dr. George K. Chang, PE, President of ISIC
The registration fee free for ISIC members, and is USD $99 for non-ISIC members. Become an ISIC member for free.
The Australian Asphalt Paving Association (AAPA) will conduct its 2020 Master Class that is aligned with the AAPA continual improvement program to improve flexible pavement construction outcomes and supports the use of smart technology in process control and product acceptance to improve the quality and consistency of the delivered product. The first 2020 Virtual Master Class on Intelligent Compaction (IC) will give the chance to interact with global experts, to familiarize with fundamentals of IC and to develop practical skills with data analysis using Veta software. The speakers include Dr. George K. Chang of Transtec Group (also President of International Society for Intelligent Construction – ISIC), Prof. Soheil Nazarian of UTEP (also Vice President of ISIC), Ms. Rebecca Embacher of MNDOT (also a Technical Committee member of ISIC), and Dr. Jeffrey Lee of ARRB (also a Technical Committee member of ISIC). Check out more details and register to reserve your seat now!
The Transtec Group now offers Intelligent Construction and Veta Online Workshops that cover intelligent construction data management (ICDM) with the latest Veta 6.0 software through the Intelligent Construction Technical Support Center (https://www.intelligentconstruction.com/support/). The topics can include Intelligent Compaction (IC) and Paver-Mounted Thermal Profiles (PMTP) (a.k.a. IR) and other emerging technologies such as Dielectric Profiles (e.g., rolling density meters), etc. The contents can be customized to fit to your needs. Contact us if you and your companies/agencies are interested in such workshops. Find out www.IntelligentConstruction.com.
The International Society for Intelligent Construction (ISIC) is a source for knowledge and information on intelligent construction technologies for public agencies, contractors, consultants, academia, and other relevant industries. The ISIC just starts its online membership (https://www.is-ic.org/membership/). All existing ISIC members will receive confirmation emails with instructions to to logon the online member and update their profiles. The goal of using such online membership is to allow ISIC to serve its members and facilitate future ISIC activities. For those who are interested in joining ISIC, please register online. Check out more about ISIC https://www.is-ic.org/about/!
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 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.
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.
The monumental Intelligent Compaction (IC) report – NCHRP 24-45 just got released! Download the report from http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/180525.aspx. The full title is “Evaluating Mechanical Properties of Earth Material During Intelligent Compaction”. This is an arduous 4-year-long efforts of the UTEP team (@University of Texas in El Paso), led by Prof. Soheil Nazarian. I’m just so proud to be one of the consultants for this research! This research and report has taken IC to the next level — measuring modulus or mechanical properties with IC. It also sets the foundation to measure layer by layer properties and push IC closer to be used as a compaction quality acceptance tool to ensure pavement foundation and the entire pavement structure be adequate and uniform for long lasting pavements. It’s applications can also be extended to ports, landfill covers, earth dam, and etc. Go IC! @IntelligentConstruction.com @International Society for Intelligent Construction @IS-IC.org
The meeting minutes and presentations at the International Society for Intelligent Construction (ISIC) North American Chapter meeting at TRB 2020 is posted on the members-only webpage. You will need to be an ISIC member to access it. Find out how to be an ISIC Member here!