Implementation of intelligent compaction in Queensland: Year 2 (2019–20)

Intelligent compaction (IC) can provide important and immediate roller operating parameters to the operator (in the form of a visual map) to ensure that pavement layers and earthworks are compacted uniformly and in accordance with appropriate standards. IC data can also be uploaded and stored online for archiving and remote-monitoring purposes. Over the last decade, this technology has gained popularity around the world and has been shown to improve construction quality and productivity. This project commenced in the 2018–19 financial year to facilitate the implementation of IC technology in Queensland. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken during the first year to evaluate the potential benefits of such technology for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and the wider road construction industry. This report is a summary of the activities undertaken during year two (2019–20). Year 2 focused on the development of a pilot project-specific technical specification for use in demonstration trials. The specification was successfully trialled on the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade Stage 1 (Rocklea to Darra) project. The IC technology was trialled on different materials compacted as part of the project including embankment fill, subgrade, cement modified base and unbound granular base.

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  • Accession Number: 01881925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: P105
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 9 2023 3:54PM