Optimizing Materials QA to Improve Construction, Save Costs

The Ready Results series examines the next steps to put specific NCHRP research into practice. This issue highlights NCHRP Research Report 838: Guidelines for Optimizing the Risk and Cost of Materials QA Programs. Implementing quality assurance (QA) practices is important because materials that don’t meet specifications may increase the risk of failures in the facilities where they are used. These failures may increase maintenance costs, hamper mobility, or create safety hazards. But with reduction in transportation budgets, states need a tool to reduce QA costs while maintaining quality in construction. The issue describes a real-world need, research solution, research strategy, what researchers learned, and why it matters.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 2p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01643629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2017 11:58AM