HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT NEEDS

QUALITY ASSURANCE MUST BE A COMMON EFFORT, REQUIRING COOPERATION OF THE SUPPLIER-CONTRACTOR INDUSTRY AND ALL SECTIONS IN A HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, FROM ADVANCED PLANNING TO OPERATIONS, TO PROVIDE A SYSTEM THAT MOST ECONOMICALLY PRODUCES ACCEPTABLE HIGHWAYS. SPECIFICATIONS MUST BE REALISTIC, ECONOMICALLY CONTROLLABLE, AND MUST CLEARLY DEFINE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTRACTOR AND THE OWNER IN QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ACCEPTANCE. MAXIMUM USEFULNESS OF DATA DERIVED BY DIFFERENT TESTING FACILITIES CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED IF STANDARDIZATION SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO AND USED BY ALL FACILITIES INVOLVED. DATA DERIVED DURING THE COURSE OF A PROJECT MUST BE QUICKLY AND ACCURATELY ANALYZED. DATA FROM COMPLETED PROJECTS MUST BE IMMEDIATELY FED BACK TO THE INTERESTED PARTIES FOR CONSIDERATION AND UTILIZATION ON FUTURE PROJECTS. MANAGEMENT SUBJECTS MUST BE CONSIDERED. COST BENEFITS, AVAILABILITY, AND TRAINING OF MANPOWER, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER FACTORS MUST BE RECOGNIZED AND SUITABLY PROVIDED FOR. REALIZATION OF THESE GOALS WILL REQUIRE COORDINATION OF MAJOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS TO EVALUATE PRESENT SYSTEMS AND TO DEVISE SYSTEMS THAT OPTIMIZE THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMS. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 17-22
  • Monograph Title: Quality assurance and acceptance procedures
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM