Evaluating the performance of e-construction tools in highway resurfacing projects

D. G. Patel, R. Sturgill, G. B. Dadi, T. R.B. Taylor

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Interest in integrating E-construction in highway construction projects has increased in recent years due to reductions in staffing and resources across Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and initiatives from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Specifically, the addition of e-construction methods offers a boost in efficiency and safety in highway resurfacing jobs. E-ticketing, Paver Mounted Thermal Profiling, and Intelligent Compaction were incorporated on resurfacing projects in the state of Kentucky. Using GPS and GIS technology tied with electronic report-out systems, a fleet tracking system traces haul routes, travel times, and tonnage. The addition of paver mounted thermal profilers that allow for remote monitoring of temperatures, and intelligent compaction offers the ability to monitor roller patterns and track the overall compaction effort. The contribution of this manuscript is to document recent advancements, lessons learned, and evaluate their effectiveness compared to traditional inspection practices. Future work discussed include the possibility of combining these technologies into a singular interface for easier integration into the industry.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2019
Event36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019 - Banff, Canada
Duration: May 21 2019May 24 2019


Conference36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to thank the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and its contractors, and the Kentucky Transportation Center for funding this work under KYSPR 18-554. Any mention of technology providers/vendors/manufacturers in this manuscript is strictly for informative purposes only and not intended to be an endorsement by KYTC, KTC, or the authors.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction I.A.A.R.C. All rights reserved.


  • E-construction
  • E-ticketing
  • Intelligent compaction
  • Paver mounted thermal profiling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Building and Construction
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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