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Aug 1, 2012
2012 DUC Concludes
Craig German, Deighton

The 2012 Deighton User Conference (DUC) concluded on July 13. With representation from nine countries around the world, DUC is truly an international asset management conference.

In keeping with the conference theme "Beyond Pavement Management", many of the presentations made were from agencies that have moved beyond pavement management or are considering the move. We are always amazed at the quality of our user case studies!

dTIMS 9 was officially launched at DUC with a series of segments entitled "dTIMS 9 in 15 Minutes". These quick presentations throughout the week provided a quick peek at key features in the software and led up to the demo on Thursday. We are extremely excited about the future of dTIMS 9 and would like to thank our users for their feedback.

Thank you to everyone who completed the post-DUC survey. Your feedback is extremely important to us and helps us improve on your DUC experience. If you wish to review the presentations from DUC we have posted them on the Client Area of our website.

See you in 2013!

2012 Deighton Regional Meeting Schedule
by Craig German, Deighton

Unlike the Deighton User Conference (DUC), Deighton Regional Meetings are short two-day meetings hosted regionally throughout the United States. These meetings provide dTIMS users a platform to discuss and present the various successes and challenges that are unique to their specific region. They also serve as a great opportunity for training and for one-on-one interaction with both Deighton staff and colleagues from neighbouring states.

In 2012, Deighton will be hosting regional meetings at the following locations:

  • Rocky Mountain Regional, Denver CO • Sept. 13-14
  • Southeast Regional, New Orleans LA • Sept. 13-14
  • Northeast Regional, Boston MA • Sept. 27-28
New to Deighton Blogs
by Craig German, Deighton

Deighton Blogs were a feature added to our website in January 2012. What sets blogs apart from news articles is the ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format. Every three months we post a series of blogs to allow for your comments. We encourage your participation and suggestions for future blogs.

The August blog posts will see a new International Blog replacing the former Best Practice Blog. The International Blog will feature a new author each quarter which will tap into the experience of Deighton's vast international network of consultants, distributors and users.

The ability to subscribe to an RSS feed feed from any blog will also be available in August. By subscribing to an RSS feed from one of our blogs you will get any updates pushed directly to your email. To subscribe to a blog simply click on the rss 1 Subscribe link located at the top of every blog.

Deighton to Co-Sponsor MAIREPAV 7 in Auckland, NZ
by Marcel Lavigne, Deighton

Deighton Associates Ltd is extremely pleased to announce its co-sponsorship, along with its New Zealand partner IDS, of the MAIREPAV7 conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from August 27th to 30th under the auspices of the International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transportation Infrastructure (iSMARTi).

The 2012 MAIREPAV7 Conference will be hosted by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and held at The University of Auckland’s Business School. The MAIREPAV International conference series; an acronym for the Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, has a history of six successfully completed international conferences in the counties of Brazil, USA, Northern Ireland, China, Portugal and Italy over the last 15 years.

The Southern Hemisphere countries, especially New Zealand have varied population densities, geological materials, technological and economic variables to consider and the proposed MAIREPAV7 conference will bring to the international audience perspectives that have not been previously considered in MAIREPAV conferences.

Deighton’s presence in New Zealand goes back as far as 1998, when dTIMS was adopted on a nation-wide basis to be used by all councils as well as the national transportation agency to manage their road networks. dTIMS’ flexible architecture and ability to incorporate parameters that reflect local and regional realities, allow agencies from all parts of the world to manage their assets in a manner that makes sense in their respective environments.

An exciting technical and social programme, including tours for partners, is planned for the International, Australian and New Zealand delegates that will ensure that the conference will be a significant addition to both the academic and engineering industry. Over 140 abstracts have been submitted from 28 countries, so we are anticipating a diverse and exciting conference! For more information, click here. If you plan to attend, be sure to visit our booth.

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