Quality Assurance in Materials and Construction

This review is a product of the FHWA 2006, National Review Program (NRP). Quality Assurance (QA) was selected for review in 2006 because the program was ranked as one of the top five areas of interest for review by FHWA. Over the last 10 years an average of 75 percent of the Federal-aid program was affected by the QA program. The goals of this review are: to reduce risk in the quality assurance program; recommend improvements which allow Division Offices to evaluate, approve, and monitor State quality assurance programs with a high degree of confidence; and identify successful practices that will add value to this program at a national level. This review looked solely at FHWA Division Offices and how they evaluate, approve, and monitor the State’s QA program. Seven Division Offices were selected to participate in this review based on geographic diversity, program size, perceived risk, and use of contractor test results. This review focused on the six elements of a QA program: contractor quality control, agency acceptance, independent assurance, dispute resolution, laboratory accreditation and qualification, and personnel qualification/certification. In addition to these six elements, Divisions were asked if they considered their program to be effective and why.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 87p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2009 12:53PM