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Advanced Materials & Technology (AMT)

Special Provisions

Advanced Materials and Technology

Special Provisions

All special provisions are located in the current Special Provisions Boiler Plate document:
Boiler Plate SP2018.

Intelligent Compaction (IC) Method

A process that uses rollers, equipped with a measurement documentation system, that automatically records compaction parameters (real-time) during the compaction process.

  • (2016) Quality Management Special—Intelligent Compaction (IC) Method (9/14/2018)
    Located in: Boiler Plate SP2018

Paver Mounted Thermal Profile (PMTP) Method

This work consists of using the Paver Mounted Thermal Profile (PMTP) Method to continually monitor the surface temperature of the mat immediately behind the trailing edge of the paver screed during placement operations.

  • (2016) Quality Management - Paver Mounted Thermal Profile (PMTP) Method | Using TSI Statistic (910/25/2018)
    Located in: Boiler Plate SP2018

Digital Surface Model Method Using the Automated Machine Guidance – Excavation System

This work consists of using automated machine guidance to continually monitor and record muck excavation operations for use in creating the Digital Surface Model used in quantification of excavated volumes.

  • (2011) Construction Surveying – Digital Surface Model Method Using the AMG-Excavation System
  • (2105/2106) Excavation and Embankment – Digital Surface Model Method Using the AMG-Excavation System
    Located in: Boiler Plate SP2018

Automated Machine Guidance – Milling Method

This work consists of using automated machine guidance when removing the existing pavement by cold milling. The steering functions of the milling machine are operated by a contractor personnel, however, the milling operation is controlled by an onboard data acquisition system which automatically follow a Milling Surface Model to control variable depth milling based on inputs from robotic total stations.

Digital Test Rolling (Technology Shelved at this Time)

A process that uses loaded trucks equipped with lasers to automatically record rutting on embankment materials (subgrade, subbase and base applications). This system is another option to the standard test roller.

2015 Pilot Projects

Please contact us if you are interested in piloting this technology on one of your projects.