Contractors across the United States are emerging as the driving force behind a quality control movement in asphalt pavement construction. The shift from agency quality assurance testing to contractor testing has evolved from the realization that both groups want a superior product, and contractors can provide on site testing at more frequent intervals--four times per day as compared to once a day by state agencies. This article highlights quality control programs in Minnesota and Texas. It emphasizes the importance of consistency in testing as well as training and certification of testers. Although some resistance has been met, the majority of states are enthusiastic about shifting this task to the contractors.

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    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

    ARTBA Building, 1219 28th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007-3389
  • Authors:
    • Brown, D
  • Publication Date: 1995-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 29
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00674155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 21 1995 12:00AM