QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION, PART I - INTRODUCTION AND CONCEPTS

THIS ARTICLE IS THE FIRST OF A CONTINUING SIX-PART SERIES SUMMARIZING A RESEARCH EFFORT INITIATED TO IMPROVE QUALITY ASSURANCE METHODS IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION. IN ADDITION TO THIS REPORT THE PRESENTATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING: (1) QUALITY ASSURANCE OF EMBANKMENTS AND BASE COURSES, QUALITY ASSURANCE OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE (2) VARIATIONS OF BITUMINOUS CONSTRUCTION (3) SUMMARY OF RESEARCH FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE OF AGGREGATES, (4) AND CONTROL CHARTS. STATISTICALLY BASED QUALITY-CONTROL METHODS HAVE BEEN USED SUCCESSFULLY IN INDUSTRY, PARTICULARLY IN THE DEFENSE PROGRAM, FOR MANY YEARS. ACCORDING TO RESEARCH RESULTS, STATISTICAL QUALITY-ASSURANCE METHODS ALSO SHOULD BE ADAPTABLE TO HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION, PROVIDED THAT GOVERNING SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROPERLY WRITTEN AND SAMPLING AND TESTING VARIATIONS ESTABLISHED TO CONFORM TO THE CONDITIONS OF THE LOCALITY IN WHICH THEY WILL BE APPLIED. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 35, No 6, PP 129-134
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  • Authors:
    • McMahon, T F
    • Halstead, W J
  • Publication Date: 1969-2

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  • Accession Number: 00215167
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  • Created Date: Jul 22 1994 12:00AM