Section 110(c) of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 directed the Secretary of Transportation to coordinate a study to determine the existing quality of design, construction, products, use and systems for highways and bridges; the need for uniform standards and criteria for design, processing, products and applications including personnel training and implementation of enforcement techniques and the manpower needs and costs for developing a national system for the evaluation and accreditation of testing and inspection agencies. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assumed the lead role in conducting the study and identified 10 activities, procedures or systems influencing the quality of highways and bridges. A white paper discussing each of the 10 areas was prepared by a member of either the FHWA staff or the National Bureau of Standards staff. The titles of the 10 papers were: (1) "Developing Pavement Design Criteria"; (2) "Quality of Bridge Design"; (3) "Bidding and Contract Award"; (4) "Quality of Specifications"; (5) "Acceptance Plans"; (6) "Quality of Highway Construction"; (7) "FHWA Construction-Related Policies, Procedures and Guidelines"; (8) "Uniform Standards - Construction: FHWA Region 3 Experience"; (9) "Training and Certification of Technicians"; and (10) "Evaluation and Accreditation of Construction Materials Laboratories." This was followed by a conference to discuss these 10 white papers and other pertinent topics. All the State highway agencies, trade organizations, standards developing bodies, consulting engineers and other Federal agencies responsible for road building were invited to participate in the conference which was open to the public. This appendix contains synopses of each of the workshops.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference on Quality Assurance of Highways and Bridges, Federal Highway Administration, August 30-31, 1983, National Bureau of Standards.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

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    United States Congress

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    Department of Transportation

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  • Publication Date: 1984-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM