IMPLEMENTATION OF QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR EXCAVATION AND EMBANKMENT CONSTRUCTION IN WEST VIRGINIA

Current West Virginia quality assurance specifications for excavation and embankment construction are the result of a research demonstration project that was constructed and evaluated in 1971 and 1972. The tests required of the contractor and their frequency and evaluation are described. The current specifications are not end-result specifications in that, rather than requiring that a total project be built and presented for acceptance, they require the contractor to present parts or segments of a project as lots for individual acceptance. They also require the contractor to perform his or her own quality control testing and allow the contractor to manage operations more efficiently. Acceptance by the West Virginia Department of Highways is based on the percentage of a lot that is within the specifications. Acceptance of individual lots can be based on departmental testing or on tests performed by the contractor. Lot-by-lot acceptance allows the reworking of individual lots to bring them within the specifications. All density testing by the contractor and the highway department is done by nuclear methods, and reporting is done on computer mark-sense forms. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 58-63
  • Monograph Title: Process control in the construction industry
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902837X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM