ICC provides turnkey data collection and processing services to leading civil engineering firms in USA and Canada, at competitive, fixed prices. Experience the difference an expert project partner makes.
State/Provincial DOT Projects
Most state and provincial Departments of Transportation (DOTs) operate a Pavement Management System (PMS) to track the condition of their road network over time and to recommend optimized maintenance programs. Every PMS requires accurate and consistent road condition data to deliver valid recommendations.
DOTs most often choose annual or biennial (every two years) surveys of the road network to give maintenance planners and pavement engineers the data they need to make better decisions. The data must be collected within specified timelines, match the state’s condition rating protocol, be tied to the state’s road network, and meet exacting quality standards.
Many firms with world-class pavement engineers, who could bring tremendous value to DOTs, are challenged by the field work and high volume data processing. Managing the equipment, personnel, and analysis activities to process tens of thousands of miles takes a focused effort.
This is where ICC comes in. We provide data collection and processing as turnkey service at competitive, fixed-price rates. ICC’s IrisPRO Pave systems collect accurate and repeatable condition data, and ICC Connect software processes that data to meet the input requirements of any PMS. Let your engineers focus on pavement data analysis, treatment optimization, and maintenance planning.
Counties and Municipalities
Counties and cities usually have far less funding per mile (km) of road compared to state DOTs. Pavement preservation techniques are a must to keep roads at serviceable levels. Regular pavement maintenance is known to slow the rate of road deterioration, and preventative treatments can extend pavement life up to twice as long as the road would last without treatment. Pavement Management Systems (PMS) assist planners and engineers to decide which sections should be treated, how, and when.
But these systems only work as well as the input data provided to them, with road condition being a key metric. How do local agencies and the engineering firms supporting them measure the condition of their roads? Often, they do not have reliable measurements of condition, meaning that the points on the deterioration curves are all over the map. This turns analysis into a headache.
ICC’s IrisPRO Pave systems provide accurate and repeatable condition data much faster and more cost-effectively than manual, boots-on-the-ground surveys. Our collection and processing services will free up your time to consult and advise your clients, instead of chasing stray data points.
HPMS/TAMP Data Collection
In the United States, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) of 2012, and the FAST Act of 2015, provided a stable base of transportation funding to the states in excess of $40B annually. The legislation also introduced new planning and reporting requirements for state DOTs. States had to implement Transportation Asset Management Plans (TAMP) to demonstrate how they would meet the national goal to maintain highways in a “state of good repair.” States had been collecting basic data (inventory, roughness or IRI) on the National Highway System (NHS) for many years, but to improve accountability, new metrics were added including Cracking, Rutting (asphalt only), Faulting (concrete only), and optionally a Present Serviceability Rating (PSR) where the posted speed limit is less than 40 mph.
The new metrics had to be collected for the first time in 2018 and must be collected every year following. The data for each year must be submitted by April 15th in the following year.
ICC provides HPMS data collection and processing as turnkey service. The new ICC Connect software has been designed to calculate and summarize the new metrics, including the slab-based metrics on Jointed Concrete Pavement (JCP), quickly and efficiently from raw data. Also, the software’s GIS-based network matching trims collected data to HPMS sections and assigns the correct start and end milepoints automatically.
Data Processing as a Service
Some civil engineering firms prefer to retain control over their field work and have built teams and processes who perform the work well. Sometimes the field teams outpace the ability of the office to keep up with data processing.
Are you buried under mountains of data? Are you challenged with many upcoming deadlines for data submittals? ICC offers data processing as a service, at competitive, fixed-price rates, for civil engineering firms and for agencies who need an extra hand. The ICC Connect software provides a new level of automation and efficiency in road condition data processing.