CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES

DURING THE 1920'S THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT PIONEERED THE GENERAL DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF STATISTICAL-BASED PROCESS CONTROL AND ACCEPTANCE CONCEPTS TO INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS. THE FIRST USE OF THE METHODOLOGY BY HIGHWAY ENGINEERS WAS A RECORD SAMPLING PROGRAM. A LONG SLOW PERIOD OF ADOPTION FOLLOWED. ONLY IN RECENT YEARS HAS REALISTIC PROGRESS BEEN MADE IN THE USE OF STATISTICAL METHODS. NOW, A TOTAL OF 36 STATES HAVE ACTIVELY BEEN ENGAGED IN SOME FORM OF STUDY OR APPLICATION OF STATISTICALLY ORIENTED SPECIFICATION, FOR CONTROL AND ACCEPTANCE OF CONSTRUCTION, AND MORE THAN 1/3 OF THESE STATES ARE USING A STATISTICALLY DESIGNED SPECIFICATION, AS THEIR STANDARD OR PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION. A NUMBER OF PLANS HAVE PROVED SOUND; YET THE GENERAL CONSENSUS SEEMS TO BE THAT THE APPLICATION OF STATISTICAL CONCEPTS TO HIGHWAY USE IS NOT FEASIBLE AT THIS TIME.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 11-12
  • Monograph Title: Quality assurance and acceptance procedures
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM