“Intelligent Construction” Keynote at SPARC HUB Virtual Conference

Dr. George K. Chang, Transtec Group, and President of International Society for Intelligent Construction (ISIC), will deliver a keynote speech on Intelligent Construction during the Australian SPARC Hub Virtual Workshops at 6:45 PM US CST, on November 18, 2020.

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Register Now: Online Veta Workshop for Thermal Profiling (PMTP) on October 30

The Transtec Group now offers online Veta workshops for Thermal Profiling (Paver-Mounted Thermal Profiles – PMTP). Sign up now for the next hands-on, virtual workshop on October 30, 2020 beginning at 9 AM USA CDT. The workshop will consist of two 55-minute sessions with a 10-minute break in between.

The cost to attend is $199 per person. Students can use the discount code “Students” and register at UDS $100 per person. Seats are limited!

Attendees will need to use two computer screens to view the instructions and one for running the Veta software. Download and install the latest Veta software for free before the workshop.

Veta split screen map option

Veta is a map-based tool for viewing and analyzing geospatial data.
Veta can import data from various intelligent compaction (IC) machines and paver-mounted thermal profilers (PMTP) to perform viewing, filtering, sublots, spot test imports, and analysis. Veta displays compaction information in easy-to-read formats, including graphs and maps.

Here is an excerpt from the Veta for PMTP workshop handouts.

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Register Now: Online Veta Workshop for Intelligent Compaction on October 29

The Transtec Group now offers online Veta workshops for Intelligent Compaction. Sign up now for the next hands-on, virtual workshop on October 29, 2020 beginning at 9 AM USA CDT. The workshop will consist of two 55-minute sessions with a 10-minute break in between.

The cost to attend is $199 per person. Students can use the discount code “Students” and register at UDS $100 per person. Seats are limited!

Attendees will need to use two computer screens to view the instructions and one for running the Veta software. Download and install the latest Veta software for free before the workshop.

Veta split screen map option

Veta is a map-based tool for viewing and analyzing geospatial data.
Veta can import data from various intelligent compaction (IC) machines and paver-mounted thermal profilers (PMTP) to perform viewing, filtering, sublots, spot test imports, and analysis. Veta displays compaction information in easy-to-read formats, including graphs and maps.

Here is an excerpt from the Veta for IC workshop handout.

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ISIC Webinar Recording No. 2 – Automation in Construction

Did you miss our last International Society for Intelligent Construction (ISIC ) webinar no. 2 – Automation in Construction on Oct. 8, 2020? Not a problem, the webinar recording is now available on the ISIC website (https://www.is-ic.org/library/isic-webinar-recording/) for ISIC members only. If you are not yet an ISIC membership, please join us for FREE ! As an ISIC member, you can also tap into the wealth of ISIC website contents, such as past webinar recordings, past ISIC international conference presentations and reports, and many many more.

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ISIC webinar – Automation in Construction on Oct. 8, 2020

The International Society for Intelligent Construction (ISIC) will conduct the next webinar on Automation in Construction. A panel of industry experts (including Caterpillar, TOPCON, WSB, Headlight, US FLDOT, and US FHWA) will present the current state-of-the-practice using AMG, followed by a discussion of the challenges/solutions that are motivating the construction industry to adopt fully-autonomous construction equipment. A continuous education unit or CEU (2 units) or PDH will be offered to all attendees. The registration fee is USD $99 for non-ISIC members. It is free for ISIC members. Not a member yet, join ISIC for free! We will provide certificates of 0.2 PDH to participants. Register and secure your seat now!

 

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NRRA Webinar on Evaluation of Level 3-4 ICMV – 9/30/2020

The NRRA research update on “Evaluation of Level 3-4 ICMV” is rescheduled to be on: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Central Daylight Time, US (Chicago, GMT-05:00). Dr. George K. Chang (Transtec Group and ISIC) and Prof. Soheil Nazarian (UTEP and ISIC) will provide the project update. See the NRRA “Evaluation of Level 3-4 ICMV” webpage for further information about this study.

No registration is needed. Click this link to join the webinar: https://minnesota.webex.com/minnesota/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea41acc4361807caaea4116cd1016d338

Event number (access code): 146 336 9590

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Evaluation of Levels 3-4 ICMV for Soils Subgrade and Aggregate Subbase Compaction

Dr. George K. Chang (Transtec Group, President of ISIC)  and Dr. Soheil Nazarian (UTEP, Vice President of ISIC), will provide an update on the NRRA research study “Evaluation of Levels 3-4 Intelligent Compaction Measurement Values (ICMV) for Soils Subgrade and Aggregate Subbase Compaction” at 10:30AM US CDT on August 6, 2020.  This update will be in replacement for the typical NRRA ICT monthly meeting. No registration is required. You can use this Skype link to attend this meeting:  https://meet.lync.com/mn365/lauren.dao/YD5Z411V.

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Register Now: BIM for Pavements Webinar

The International Society for Intelligent Construction (ISIC) is hosting a Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Pavements webinar on July 29, 2020 at 9 am CDT (3 pm Portugal; 10 pm China). 

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.

Speakers

  • 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.

Moderator

  • 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.

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Please Help Campaign to Keep Veta funded by TPF

Veta is free to download, but not free to enhance and maintain. Veta is currently funded by the TPF-5(354) study. Starting in 2021, Veta will be sponsored by the joint TPF study by merging the NRRA and TPF-5(354).  Please contact your local DOT research department and ask them to join the Transportation Pooled Fund Solicitation 1531 “National Road Research Alliance – NRRA (Phase-II)” to keep Veta available and free to download!

Transportation pooled fund program
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AAPA Master Class on Intelligent Compaction in July 2020

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!

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