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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ramada Conference Center New Iberia
2915 Highway 14, Intersection of Hwy. 90 - LA14
New Iberia, LA 70560
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A block of rooms have been reserved at the Ramada Conference Center in New Iberia, Louisiana for June 3-4, 2013 under the group name LA DOTD/LTRC Intelligent Compaction Showcase. A room rate of $77/per night plus tax will be available until June 1, 2013. Reservations can be made by calling the Ramada Conference Center in New Iberia at (337) 367-1201 or online at www.ramada.com.

Seminar attendees are responsible for making their own room reservations for overnight stays. When making reservations please identify yourself as an attendee of the LA DOTD/LTRC Intelligent Compaction Showcase to ensure that you receive the conference rate. Please confirm your room rate when you make your reservations and confirm the room rate upon your arrival at the hotel.

Sponsored by:

Roller Integrated Compaction Monitoring (RICM) [i.e., intelligent compaction (lC) or continuous compaction control (CCC)] refers to the compaction of road materials, including subgrade soils, aggregate bases, stabilized materials, and asphalt-paving materials, using modern rollers equipped with an integrated IC or CCC measuring system.

Developed over recent years, intelligent compaction technology has made great strides in combining old and new technologies. Instrumentation, computer technology, and GPS have transformed the slow roller into one of the smartest devices on a jobsite.

The technology continuously records the roller's location and reaction to layer stiffness and plots the result during compaction operations, so the operator can adjust to ensure appropriate compaction effort. The recorded stiffness measurements can be correlated to conventional physical and engineering properties of materials, such as dry density, strength, and modulus.

The features of RICM will help roadway engineers and contractors build consistent (uniform) quality layers to distribute the traffic loads to the subgrade, and will greatly improve the construction quality of roadway compaction in Louisiana. The new technology will benefit the contractor by speeding compaction by focusing efforts where needed to control uniformity.

LADOTD project (424-04-0053, H.002890) - US 90 Frontage Roads from Darnall to LA85 has been selected to provide an evaluation of the technology. The site is located southeast of New Iberia, Louisiana, and consists of the extension of frontage roads from Darnall Road to LA 85 along US 90. Shadowing the normal acceptance process, intelligent roller data will be collected from each pavement layer as measurement passes (soil) and compaction passes for HMA. Work is being coordinated through the LTRC Geotechnical and Asphalt laboratories with SHRP2 contacts, the district forces, and the construction contractor.

LADOTD, in partnership with FHWA and SHRP2 partners, is presenting this 2013 Intelligent Compaction Showcase as part of the 2013 Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative. The EDC initiative is designed to identify and deploy innovation aimed at reducing the time it takes to deliver highway projects, enhance safety, and protect the environment.

Preliminary Agenda:
Continental Breakfast, Registration7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Ramada New Iberia
Welcome & Logistics9:00 a.m.Conference Room
Technical Presentations

General Overview of the Intelligent Compaction
  • FHWA Perspective
  • Other State's examples
  • GPS Setup
  • IntelligentCompaction.com
  • VEDA Software
  • LADOTD Project Details
    On-Site Soil Roller - CAT
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.Conference Room
Break10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Conference Room
Technical Presentations

US 90 Frontage Road specific presentations
  • Project Details
  • On-Site Asphalt Roller - SAKAI
  • Site Data Review
  • Contractor Perspective
10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.Conference Room
Lunch Provided11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.On-Site
Site Visit / Equipment Demo12:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.US 90 Frontage Roads, Darnall Road to LA 85, New Iberia, Louisiana Hardhat, safety vest, and steel-toe boots are required.
Depart3:00 p.m. 

No registration fee