A brief historical review of the main elements of the development of quality control in road construction in the Netherlands is given. In this development, the continuing deliberation on technical specifications and methods of construction between the State Road Laboratory and committees of experts for contractors' organizations plans an essential part. The general principles of the nonstatistical quality control systems applied since 1968 as well as the statistical system developed during the past few years are explained based on 10 years' experience in the quality control of more than 250 road works. In the Netherlands, the separation between the responsibility for daily production control exercised by the contractor and the acceptance control exercised by the engineer after completion of the job is of great importance. Acceptance control concerns layer thickness, strength of soil cement, and density and bitumen content of asphalt mixtures on the one hand and skid resistance and roughness of the road surface on the other. Finally, issues of costs and benefits for jobs of inferior quality and the payment deductions required in such cases are discussed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 71-75
  • Monograph Title: Construction and quality control of pavements and structures
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 03026814
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM