In an effort to increase intelligent compaction (IC) implementation on highway projects throughout the U.S., the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is now providing IC phone and email support.
The IC Technical Support Service Center (TSSC) will help contractors, agencies and engineers incorporate IC into standard operations to speed up construction, improve quality control during soils and asphalt compaction, and extend pavement life.
IC TSSC support agents will answer all IC-related questions, including those about specifications, workshops, equipment demos, Veda data management software, pilot project selection and IC-related technical documents. The IC TSSC also provides local assistance, workshops, equipment demonstrations and an online library of technical documents and resources.
“This center addresses a primary obstacle to technology implementation: lack of knowledge and understanding. Organizations can use the TSSC to explore IC, ask questions and get answers,” says Antonio Nieves Torres, Construction Engineer at the FHWA Office of Infrastructure.
Phone and email support is available weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. C.S.T. To contact the IC TSSC, call the IC Support Hotline at 1(512)659-1231 or email ICSupport@TheTranstecGroup.com.
IC is equipment-based technology that allows roller operators to monitor their compaction progress in real time. During soils or asphalt compaction, rollers equipped with IC technology collect geospatial data. This data is immediately available to the roller operator, who can view it on a screen inside the roller cab, monitor compaction progress, and adjust operations as necessary to ensure uniform compaction with full coverage.