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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-07-019    Date:  November 2006
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-019
Date: November 2006


Advanced Quality Systems: Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining Construction Quality Databases

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Construction quality databases are a key element of any construction quality assurance system. The use of construction quality databases enables highway agencies to make sound and informed decisions upon analyzing the data. This report contains guidance on how highway agencies can best establish and maintain construction quality databases for hot-mix asphalt and concrete construction. It describes an ideal database and presents illustrative examples of the types of analyses that can be performed to make sound, data-based decisions that lead to cost-effective construction.

This report should be of interest to engineers concerned with highway construction quality assurance, specifications, and management systems. Sufficient copies of this report are being distributed to provide eight copies to each FHWA Resource Center, six copies to each FHWA ivision, and a minimum of ten copies to each State highway agency. Direct distribution is being made to the division offices for their forwarding to the State highway agencies. Additional copies for the public are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.

Gary Henderson
Director, Office of Infrastructure
Research and Development


This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the use of the information contained in this document. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

The U.S. Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trademarks or manufacturers’ names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the objective of the document.


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