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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 Construction Technology Methods

The Paver Mounted Thermal Profile (PMTP) Method continually monitors the surface temperature of the mat immediately behind the trailing edge of the paver screed during placement operations. The Intelligent Compaction (IC) Method continually monitors compaction efforts during grading and/or asphalt paving operations.

  • (2016) QUALITY MANAGEMENT – INTELLIGENT CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY METHODS
    Located in: Boiler Plate SP2018

Automated Machine Guidance - Muck Excavation Method

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

  • (2011) Construction Surveying – Automated Machine Guidance - Muck Excavation Method
    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.

  • (2232) Mill Pavement Surface – Automated Machine Guidance – Milling Method Using Robotic Total Stations
  • (2011) Construction Surveying – Automated Machine Guidance – Milling Method Using Robotic Total Stations

Please contact the AMT Unit for the latest version of these special provisions.

Quality Management – e-Ticketing for Plant Mixed Asphalt Pavements

This work consists of using a GNSS management system and ticket capture software for capturing computer generated weight tickets into a digital format and tracking trucks during transit for recording of truck exchanges.

  • (2016) Quality Management – e-Ticketing for Plant Mixed Asphalt Pavement

Please contact the AMT Unit for the latest version of this special provision.

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.

  • 2111 Test Rolling (Draft) (PDF) (07/22/2014)