Although the subject of quality assurance in pavement construction has been around for several years and has been batted back and forth considerably, only a few purchasing agencies, to this date, have achieved more than a meager trail application of quality assurance specifications. This symposium was an attempt to present, on one program, a four-sided view of the subject. For this purpose, four individuals known to be knowledgeable in quality assurance procedures were asked to prepare presentations for the symposium. Each was to approach the subject from his own field of involvement and experience. The four viewpoints presented were those of a federal administrator (Quality Assurance and Quality of Construction), a state or purchasing authority, (State of the Art: State Acceptance of Bituminous Concrete Production and Construction Using Quality Assurance Specifications), a materials supplier, and a contracting firm. Currently, there is a renewed and expanded interest in all aspects of quality assurance. An increasing number of contractors and materials producers are following the lead of those firms that have already realized the benefits of having a competent quality control unit with their own organizations. With each project completed under the quality assurance concept, purchansing authorities are gaining confidence in such specifications and in the ability and integrity of the contractor in providing the quality contracted for. For anyone wishing an overview, or perhaps insights from different angles of view, of the quality assurance package, the efforts of the four individuals whose presentations make up this publiction should provide an excellent reference. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A symposium sponsored by ASTM Committee D-4 on Road and Paving Materials American Society for Testing and Materials Bal Harbour, Florida, 6 December, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Allen, G J
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASTM 709
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM