Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining Construction Quality Databases

Construction quality databases help state highway agencies assess the quality of materials production and placement, including the establishment of pay factors for quality. They also support other agency activities. These databases are a critical component in construction quality assurance programs. Information assimilated in a construction quality database may also be integrated with other databases. For an integrated system to be effective, the construction quality database must be well constructed and its attributes clearly defined to permit widespread use within an agency. The study upon which this TechBrief is based, "Advanced Quality Systems: Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining Construction Quality Databases" (FHWA-HRT-07-019), provides a detailed description of an ideal construction quality database. The Federal Highway Administration developed this description based on best practices synthesized from several agencies.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 4p
  • Serial:
    • TechBrief
    • Publisher: Federal Highway Administration
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01049316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-07-020
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 8 2007 9:51AM