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Download ‘The ProVAL Game’ App and Win Up To $500

Download ‘The ProVAL Game’ App and Win Up To $500

Drive the Transtec grinder over high spots to maximize pavement smoothness in The ProVAL Game app for your phone. Click here to download the app for your iOS or Android phone, or search for ‘The ProVAL Game’ in the App Store or Google Play. The Transtec Group developed The ProVAL Game for promotion.

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How to Win

Win real prizes by earning a top score by January 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.

  • First place: 2 Transtec pens and $500!
  • Second place: 1 Transtec pen and $250!
  • Third place: 1 pen refill and $100!

To enter, tap the share button on the game over or pause screen and email a screenshot with your score to TheProVALGame@TheTranstecGroup.com.

Highest scores are always saved in the app, so users do not need to share every score earned and can submit the highest score at any point within the contest period.

Tap the share button to email your score and enter the contest. You highest score is always saved in the game.

Users can submit as many scores as they like but are only eligible to win one prize per household, regardless of how many top scores they have.

Click here or scroll down to see the complete terms and conditions.

Leaderboard

Click here to see the leaderboard.

How to Play

Hold and drag to move the profiler van from side to side. Earn points by driving over high spots to grind them. The game ends if you crash into a cone, light pole, or barrier.

Hold and drag to move the profiler van from side to side. Earn points by driving over high spots to grind them. The game ends if you crash into a cone, light pole, or barrier.

About ProVAL

ProVAL (Profile Viewing and Analysis) is the world’s industry standard engineering software application for viewing and analyzing pavement profiles. It is easy to use, yet powerful enough to perform many types of profile analyses. To learn more about ProVAL and download the computer software for free, visit www.RoadProfile.com.

Logo for the pavement viewing software, ProVAL.

About Transtec

The Transtec Group engineers pavements that reduce cost, increase performance, accelerate schedules, and protect owners from risk.  Transtec creates practical research tools like ProVAL, Veta, and HIPERPAV, and has engineered innovative real-world pavement for over $50 billion worth of pavement projects worldwide.   Transtec services include pavement engineering, pavement research, pavement testing, pavement construction support, and the creation of new pavement software and hardware tools.  Transtec is a minority-owned small business based in Austin, Texas, USA.

Terms and Conditions

  • From within The ProVAL Game app, you must email your score, including the screenshot, to TheProVALGame@TheTranstecGroup.com to be eligible to win.
  • Submitted scores are eligible to win prizes until 11:59 pm EST on January 17, 2019.
  • Must be at least 18 years old to win.
  • Employees and family members of The Transtec Group are not eligible to win.
  • No purchases are necessary.
  • Users can submit as many scores as they like but are only eligible to win one prize per household, regardless of how many top scores they have.
  • In the event of a score tie, the highest scores submitted will be randomly chosen to win each place. No prizes will be split and only three prizes will be given out regardless of the number of high scores.
    • Example 1: User 1 scores 500, users 2 scores 500, user 3 scores 500, and user 4 cores 450. Users 1, 2, and 3 will be randomly selected to win the first, second, and third place prizes.
    • Example 2: User 1 scores 520, user 2 scores 520, user 3 scores 430, and user 4 scores 400. Users 1 and 2 will be randomly chosen to win first and second place. User 3 will win third place.
  • Winners will be contacted by email to claim their prize. Winners have one week (7 days) from the date of first contact to claim their prize. If a winner does not claim their prize within one week, Transtec will give the prize to the next winner.
  • By submitting your score through email, you consent to have that email added to the Transtec email list. One-click unsubscribe at any time.
  • The Transtec Group and The ProVAL Game App are in no way affiliated with the Transportation Research Board.
  • The Transtec Group is the sole promoter of this contest. This contest is not affiliated with any third parties, including but not limited to the Apple App Store, Google Play, TRB, or any social networks.

First Japanese RPUG – Abstracts due on Jan. 25, 2019

The first Japanese Road Profile Users Group (JRPUG) meeting will be held on April 19, 2019 in Sapporo, Japan. Dr. Robert O. Rasmussen of Transtec Group will deliver a keynote speech on “State-of-the-Art Pavement Surface Characteristic technologies”. Dr. George K. Chang of Transtec Group will present how RPUG promotes innovation promoted through the three decades of RPUG meetings. Dr. Chang will also teach a ProVAL workshop onsite. The due date for abstracts of presentation is on January 25, 2019. Check out the flyer for further details.

ProVAL 3.61.30 Released

This is an important fix to the HRI fixed-interval analysis for the Smoothness Assurance (SAM). Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

Download ProVAL 3.61.30

Analysis – Smoothness Assurance

  • Fix: The fixed-interval analysis for HRI was returning results for the MRI analysis.

Misc

  • Fix: Workshops were not being shown on the start page.

ProVAL 3.61.29 Released

This addresses some issues when importing files. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

Download ProVAL 3.61.29

File Import

  • Fix: Changes in the previous version caused some files to not import incorrectly when using non-English-style Regional Settings.
  • Change: Improved event marker import for Dynatest.
  • Change: Verify that the sample interval in Dynatest files does not change direction. It should either be always positive or always negative. Files that do not meet this requirement will not be imported.

ProVAL 3.61.27 Released

ProVAL 3.61.27 includes numerous fixes. Changes are listed in the Release Notes and also provided below.

Download ProVAL 3.61.27

File Import

  • Fix: Files that started with a blank line could not be opened.
  • Fix: ProVAL 2.x projects could not be opened.

Editor

  • Fix: Applying the route for a file with a large number of events could take a long time.
  • Fix: Leaving the editor before applying a route finished would cause a crash.
  • Fix: Reversing did not work well when using mileposts.
  • Fix: Changing the direction when using mileposts did not immediately update charts.
  • Change: Distance offset is now allowed to range from -9,999,999 to 9,999,999 feet (or
    -3,048,000 to 3,048,000 meters). Please note there is a practical limit of 7 digits. Anything more will be lost.
  • New: Added ability to clear routes.

Analysis – Smoothness Assurance

  • Fix: A grinding location with no decimal places showed an error.
  • Fix: Grinding would fail if any locations had a start location after the stop location.
  • Fix: Changing the locations might not update the length.

Analysis – Optimal WIM Locator

  • Fix: A grinding location with no decimal places showed an error.
  • Fix: Grinding would fail if any locations had a start location after the stop location.
  • Fix: Changing the locations might not update the length.

Misc

  • Fix: Some Windows Regional Settings would cause a crash at startup.
  • Fix: The map legend font was sometimes blurry.
  • Fix: PPF files with invalid route information would cause a crash. That has been fixed and ProVAL will also attempt to create a valid route.
  • Fix: Possible fix for rare crash when changing options.

US DOT Smoothness Specification Database Updates

The Transtec Group’s ProVAL Support Team has just updated the US DOT Smoothness Specification database (http://www.smoothpavements.com/default.aspx)

The following state spec. files are updated during this round of work:

AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MI, MO, MS, NM, NV, OR, PA, TN, UT, WY

For State DOTs’ smoothness specification writers, please check on the Smoothness Specification website and contact us if there are any further updates!