One of the key elements in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation program for the implementation of statistically based restricted performance specifications for highway construction material is concerned with the necessary education of department and industry personnel. This paper discusses the experiences of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania State University in the past 2 years in their joint effort to provide the first phase of the training required. The background information for the series of training courses and for the development of a quality-control manual, the guidelines that were set up for the courses, and the objectives of each course session are discussed. The experiences and insight gained as a result of the first 5 courses in the series are discussed by relating some of the observations that participats made about the course itself and also about the proposed program of implementation that Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will follow. The objective of the paper is to share these experiences with other state departments of transportation that are at similar stages in the implementation of these types of specifications.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 60-74
  • Monograph Title: Corrosion, concrete, quality control and paint beads
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023904
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM