TPF15466D: Veta Enhancements for MDMS Standardized and Web Conversion

Status:  Active
Project Start Date:  12/27/2021


Many states have been piloting the Material Delivery Management System (MDMS) (an expanded form of E-Ticketing) since 2015. The increased use of this technology has been accelerating due to the impact of COVID-19 since 2020. A draft American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) provisional practice has been established to assist with the standardization of data block naming conventions, data elements, data exports, addressing centralized suppliers’ needs, and more. There are currently more than 15 vendors providing varying levels of solutions for the MDMS technology. As with ride quality (smoothness), Intelligent Compaction (IC), Paver Mounted Thermal Profiling (PMTP), Dielectric Profile System (DPS), a standardized platform is needed to view the MDMS data regardless of the MDMS vendors used on the contracts. There could potentially be multiple MDMS platforms that an inspector is required to navigate on a given contract depending upon which MDMS each subcontractor elects to utilize (e.g., a different MDMS for asphalt, concrete, aggregate, milling, etc.). This project will develop a Veta Web that can be a standardized web platform to integrate all MDMS-related data in a standardized format. Additionally, a web platform will also provide a near-real-time platform for viewing the Intelligent Compaction (IC), PMTP, and DPS data to identify workmanship issues. Currently, this information can only be viewed post-processed with the desktop version of Veta.

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