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FHWA Intelligent Compaction National Workshop

Minneapolis, MN

May 3, 2012
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites
3 Appletree Square
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 876-8655

Photo of a roller with a software screen shot inset

Intelligent Compaction (IC) is an equipment-based technology for better quality control that results in longer pavement lives. IC machines are vibratory rollers with accelerometers mounted on the axel of drums, global positioning system, infra-red temperature sensors (for asphalt), and on-board computers that can display color- coded maps in real-time to track roller passes, asphalt surface temperatures, and stiffness of compacted materials.

The FHWA has been leading a national effort to advance the IC technology through numerous projects since 2008 to improve compaction quality of materials that include granular soils, cohesive soils, stabilized base, and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) pavements. To further accelerate the implementation of IC, FHWA is con- ducting IC national workshops for technology transfer and training.
The purposes of this workshop are to:

  • Familiarize attendees with fundamentals of intelligent compaction;
  • Demonstrate the route to successful IC implementation; and
  • Develop attendees into technology champions of IC for their organizations or companies.

Who Should Attend

  • DOT Construction Engineers, QC/QA Personnel, Spec Writers
  • Paving Managers, Superintendent, QC Personnel
  • Earthworks Managers, Superintendent, QC Personnel
  • IC Roller Vendors
  • GPS Vendors


Time Sessions Length (min.)
08:30 am 1 - Introduction and Overview (Lee) 20
08:50 am 2 - Fundamentals of Intelligent Compaction (George) 40
09:30 am 3 - GPS for IC (George) 30
10:00 am break 20
10:20 am 4A - IC for HMA (Bob) 4B - IC for Soils/Subbase (Rebecca) 50
11:10 am 5A - Panel Discussion on IC for Asphalt (Larry) 5B - Panel Discussion on IC for Soils/Subbase (George) 50
12:00 pm Lunch break 60
01:00 pm 6A - IC-based QC and QA Specifications (Lee) 6B - IC-based QC and QA Specifications (George) 45
01:45 pm 7A - Panel Discussion on QC/QA HMA IC (Bob) 7B - Panel Discussion on QC/QA for Soils/Subbase IC (Rebecca) 45
02:30 pm break 15
02:45 pm 8 - Demonstration of Veda - IC Data Management Program (Jennifer) 45
03:30 pm 9 - Panel Discussion (DOT's) on IC Implementation and Barriers-to-Overcome plus Q&As (Larry) 45
04:15 pm 10 - Conclusion and Workshop Evaluations (Lee) 15
04:30 pm Adjourn

The workshop presenters include the former research team members of the FHWA-Transportation Pooled Fund IC Study:

  • Victor (Lee) Gallivan, P.E., FHWA HIPT, COTR of the FHWA/TPF IC Project
  • Dr. George Chang, P.E., Transtec Group, PI of the FHWA/TPF IC research team
  • Bob Horan, P.E., Asphalt Institute, Facilitator of the FHWA/TPF IC research team
  • Larry Michael, LLM Asphalt Consultant, Co-PI of the FHWA/TPF IC research team
  • Rebecca Embacher, Minnesota Department of Transportation, IC DOT representative
  • Jennifer Rutledge, Transtec Group, member of the FHWA/TPF IC research team

Registration for this workshop is free. However, only 75 seats are available at a first-come- first-serve basis.

Online registration is available from this link ( by April 12, 2012.

Hotel reservation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Minneapolis Airport be made by calling (952) 876-8655 and referring to FHWA IC workshop. The workshop rate is $121 per night with the cut-off date on April 12, 2012.

For further questions, please contact: Jennifer Rutledge
The Transtec Group, Inc.
6111 Balcones Drive, Austin, TX 78731 USA
Phone: (512) 451-6233 ext. 236Fax: (512) 451-6234

Sponsored by

  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

Supported by

  • Asphalt Institute
  • NAPA National Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Updated: 07/03/2014

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