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Intelligent Compaction

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   TRAINING REGISTRATION APRIL 2017

Intelligent Compaction

Compaction is one of the most important processes in roadway construction. Pavement materials must be compacted to optimum densities to ensure adequate support, stability, and strength—achieving these densities uniformly is the key to long lasting roadway performance.  Current procedures using conventional compaction equipment and spot location density testing may result in inadequate and/or non-uniform material densities.  Inadequate compaction is one of the major factors in premature pavement failure.

Intelligent Compaction in California

Intelligent Compaction was included in the list of FHWA 2013-2014 Every Day Count initiatives (EDC-2).  The first demonstration project in California was conducted on I-80 eastbound lanes in Solano, CA in 2013.  In 2014 upon development of the Intelligent Compaction non standard specifications and design guidelines, IC was included in several Cold In Place Recycling (CIR) and HMA projects.

Intelligent Compaction in Construction of Hot Mix Asphalt

Intelligent compaction rollers are used in compaction of hot mix asphalt for breakdown and intermediate compaction for method compaction process and for density required HMA.  Continue reading

You can find a list of Caltrans hot mix asphalt projects with Intelligent Compaction here:
List of IC-HMA projects

Intelligent Compaction in Construction of Cold In-Place Recycling

Cold In-Place Recycling (CIR) is an on-grade method of pavement rehabilitation that consists of milling the existing asphalt concrete pavement to a depth between 2 to 4 inches; mixing.  Continue reading..

You can find a list of Caltrans Cold In P Recycling projects with Intelligent Compaction here:
List of IC-Cold In-Place recycling projects

Caltrans Intelligent Compaction Non Standard SSP

You can access the latest Intelligent Compaction specifications below:

Non-Standard Special Provision IC-CIR
2010 Non-Standard Special Provision IC-HMA
2015 Non-Standard Special Provision IC-HMA

Caltrans Intelligent Compaction Forms

Use the following forms with projects dated prior to July 1, 2016

Use the following forms with projects dated after to July 1, 2016

INTELLIGENT COMPACTION guidelines FOR CONTRACTORS

Caltrans Intelligent Compaction Essentials

Hot Mix ASPHALT (HMA)

Test Strip

Use the following intelligent compaction test strip procedure to establish HMA intelligent compaction target values:

Intelligent Compaction Hot Mix Asphalt Test Strip Procedure

The following is a sample test strip report that meets the requirements of the intelligent compaction HMA specifications:

Sample Intelligent Compaction Hot Mix Asphalt Test Strip Report

 

Compaction Quality Control Report

The following is a sample of compaction quality control report that meets the requirements of the intelligent compaction HMA specifications:

Sample Intelligent Compaction Hot Mix Asphalt Compaction Quality Control Report

 

COLD-IN-PLACE RECYCLING (CIR)

Mapping

The following is a sample of mapping report that meets the requirements of the intelligent compaction CIR specifications:

Sample Intelligent Compaction Cold-In-Place Recycling Mapping Report

 

Test Strip

Use the following intelligent compaction test strip procedure to establish CIR intelligent compaction target values:

Intelligent Compaction Cold-In-Place Recycling Test Strip Procedure

 

The following is a sample test strip report that meets the requirements of the intelligent compaction CIR specifications:

Sample Intelligent Compaction Cold-In-Place Recycling Test Strip Report

 

Compaction Quality Control Report

The following is a sample compaction quality control report that meets the requirements of the intelligent compaction CIR specifications:

Sample Intelligent Compaction Cold-In-Place Recycling Compaction Quality Control Report

 

Intelligent Compaction GuidANCE

Guidance documents are intended for use by Caltrans engineers.

Intelligent Compaction Design Guidance

Use the following design guidance to determine if intelligent compact can be used on a project and to assist in editing the specifications:

Intelligent Compaction Design Guidance

 

Intelligent Compaction Construction Guidance
Use the following construction guidance to administer Caltrans intelligent compaction specifications:

Intelligent Compaction Construction Guidance


TRAINING

Caltrans specification requires that all Intelligent Compaction Technicians (ICT) must be in possession of a valid certification of completion of an approved Caltrans training program.  The ICT training consists of the followings;

  1. Intelligent Compaction Data Analysis
  2. Intelligent Compaction Equipment

Intelligent compaction quality control compaction technician must complete both trainings.

The individuals attending the trainings will receive certificate of completion of training.  The certificate is not intended as a proof of proficiency.  The contractor is ultimately responsible for quality of workmanship and accuracy of analysis according to Caltrans intelligent compaction specifications.

CALTRANS APPROVED INTELLIGENT COMPACTION TRAINING PROGRAM

PROGRAM TITLE

PROVIDER

Type of Training

IC Equipment Type

Contact

Fee

Fundamental of Intelligent Compaction

CALTRANS

Intelligent Compaction Data Analysis

All

Ebi Fini 916-227-5396
ebi.fini@dot.ca.gov

Free

RDO Integrated Control Intelligent Compaction Equipment Training/ Certification

RDO Integrated

Intelligent Compaction Equipment

TOPCON

Aaron Baggese ( Northern California) Abaggese@rdoic.com   (510)-460-3900

Tom Cardenas (Southern  California) tcardenas@rdoic.com 888-527-3793

Contact provider

Sitech/ Trimble Intelligent Compaction Training

Sitech

Intelligent Compaction Equipment

TRIMBLE

David Hovey
davidhovey@sitechwest.com 
916-921-0550
Jim Schoon Schoon_jim@sitechpacific.com 
951-774-3210 

Contact provider



Approved Intelligent Compaction Data Analysis Technicians

 

Intelligent Compaction Data Analysis Training March 2017 Recordings



Frequently Asked Questions

Your may find answers to your questions here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful Intelligent Compaction related links

www.intelligentcompaction.com – Official Intelligent Compaction/VETA website maintained by Transtec Inc.
www.trimble.com/gps_tutorial/ - GPS tutorial maintained by Trimble.
www.intelligentcompaction.com/downloads/field_demo/OHIC-6-Topcon.pdf - IC field demo project maintained by Topcon Inc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZIcBx21Txs  Intelligent Compaction 101

     

Contact:  Ebi Fini   ebi_fini@dot.ca.gov 916-227-5396