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Make Plans to Attend the 2012 ICSC CenterBuild Conference

by Steve Miazga 19. June 2012 09:01

Setting the wheels in motion for a successful 2012 ICSC CenterBuild Conference. I’m co-chair of the planning committee and just returned from two days of planning in Dallas. In August we’ll announce some great speakers you won’t want to miss. The 2012 conference will be held at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, November 28 – 30, 2012. The conference is the premier retail design and construction conference. For the second year in a row the conference will be held together with the ICSC RetailGreen conference which focuses on sustainability. RetailGreen opens on November 27 at the same venue. For information on both conferences, visit or


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Technology Drives Traffic Count Efficiencies

by Pat Hawley 13. June 2012 05:13

Newer technology is driving efficiencies in the traffic count process. R.A. Smith National recently used a Miovision video camera to complete traffic counts for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation at several roadway intersections for the alternate route evaluation of the I-39 corridor project in the city of Janesville, Wisconsin, and surrounding areas.

The use of Miovision provides cost and time efficiencies (especially in remote locations where significant travel time savings can be achieved), by allowing one field person to collect data at several intersections.

Here’s how it works. The Miovision video camera is set up at an intersection to record all vehicles travelling through the intersection.  After the count is complete, the digital video is uploaded to Miovision. The Miovision software identifies, counts and records all vehicles traveling through the intersection (within 98% accuracy), and a traffic count report is then downloaded back to R.A. Smith National. 





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