This report addresses issues related to transferring the responsibility for quality control from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KyTC) to construction contractors. Surveys of the KyTC, other state departments of transportation, and Kentucky highway contractors were done to identify the advantages, concerns, and modifications of the Contractor Performed Quality Control (CPQC) program. An advisory committee of experienced KyTC engineers, Federal Highway Administration representatives, and contractor representatives met periodically to identify approaches for handling key issues of the program. Several key topics related to CPQC are presented in this report, with emphasis on quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) administration, QC/QA procedures, quality acceptance and verification testing, and CPQC training. Specific issues related to CPQC pay items in Kentucky are also discussed. Several recommendations have been proposed to enhance the program. If properly implemented, CPQC can improve a contractor's work performance and help relieve the State's burden for inspection. Additional monitoring of the program is necessary to make further improvements and to include other pay items.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hancher, D E
    • Wang, Yinhi
    • Mahboub, K C
  • Publication Date: 2002-8


  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KTC-02-26/SPR-01-222-1F,, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: KYSPR-01-222
  • Created Date: Jul 8 2003 12:00AM