CONTROLLING THE QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION AGGREGATES THROUGH PROCESS CONTROL

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Crushed Stone Association have worked together to develop a functional quality assurance system that requires the producer of construction aggregates to be responsible for process control and to certify to the state compliance with specifications. A state acceptance program maintains a check on the effectiveness of the program. A quality control program developed by the Vulcan Materials Company in support of the state program is described. This support program not only provides for proper sampling and testing but also includes a well-managed system of collecting and statistically analyzing test data through the computer, which can be used as an effective management tool. Eight computer printout reports are generated. Histograms provide valuable insight into the magnitude and causes of variations in product quaility. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 1-4
  • Monograph Title: Process control in the construction industry
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902837X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM