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Evaluation of Procedures for Quality Assurance Specifications

Research/Reference: useful for researchers doing further work in the pavement area as well as those developing improved testing and design procedures. Includes documents of historical value.

Primary Topic: Pavement Construction

Description: Much has been written to guide highway agencies in the development, implementation, and use of quality assurance specifications. Unfortunately, the guidance is scattered and piecemeal. In some cases, it is out-of-date, inconsistent, or even contradicts statistical principles. Further, agencies' negative experiences with quality assurance specifications have often not been recorded, and common mistakes are repeated by other agencies.

This report is a companion to FHWA-RD-02-095, Optimal Procedures for Quality Assurance Specifications. While FHWA-RD-02-095 is a manual intended to provide guidance to highway agencies, this report summarizes the research work that was performed and contains the analyses to explain and justify the provided guidance. This report will be of interest to those materials, construction, specifications, and research engineers who wish to gain a better understanding of any specific procedures recommended in the manual.


FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-04-046

Publication Year: 2004

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Updated: 02/20/2015

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