Assuring Quality in Geotechnical Reporting Documents

This document presents information intended to assist users with effectively incorporating Quality Assurance (QA) into the preparation of Geotechnical Reporting Documents (GRDs), which includes reports and other documents that communicate geotechnical data, analysis and recommendations. This document draws extensively from Department of Transportation (DOT) experience across the United States. Interviews from several state DOTs were used as a basis for developing QA guidance and applying it to alternative contracting methods (ACM). This manual discusses the distinction between Quality Control (QC) and QA, and guidance is provided on the interactive process they play in the development of GRDs. The use of checklists and QA documentation is discussed in this document, and FHWA-ED-88-053 is referenced as a basis for developing agency/owner specific checklists.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Manual
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 103p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01671049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HIF–17-016, FHWA GEC 014
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-15-F-00049
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 17 2018 12:16PM