About the research
Increasingly, state departments of transportation (DOTs) are challenged to design and build longer life pavements that result in a higher level of user satisfaction for the public. One of the strategies for achieving longer life pavements is to use innovative technologies and practices. In order to foster new technologies and practices, experts from state DOTs, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), academia and industry must collaborate to identify and examine new and emerging technologies and systems. The purpose of this pooled fund project is to identify, support, facilitate and fund intelligent compaction research and technology transfer initiatives.
The Technology Transfer Intelligent Compaction Consortium (TTICC) was established to identify, advise, and fund research and technology transfer for intelligent compaction technologies. This consortium will be the national forum for state involvement in the technical exchange needed for collaboration and new initiatives, and be a forum for advancing the application and benefit of intelligent compaction technologies for soils, bases, and asphalt pavement uses. State participation in this process will be through the pooled fund. FHWA, industry and others will be invited to participate in the project discussions and activities.
The goals of the TTICC are as follows:
- Identify needed research projects
- Develop pooled fund initiatives
- Plan and conduct an annual workshop on intelligent compaction for soils and HMA
- Provide a forum for technology exchange between participants
- Develop and fund technology transfer materials
- Provide on-going communication of research needs faced by state agencies to the FHWA, states, industry, and the CEER