Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways. Task 280. AASHTO Materials

The AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials (SOM) maintains the Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing (Materials Book) that covers over 400 Testing procedures and materials related specifications. Test methods termed "C" specifications are in a format that makes it difficult for technicians to follow the test, as reference is made to a cover letter that may alter portions of the tests. These "C" specifications need an overall review as it is anticipated that many are in need of revisions and updating to current practice. Also, "C" specifications cannot be provided through the AASHTO Electronic Bookstore due to their current formatting, requiring AASHTO customers to go elsewhere for these specifications. The objective of this research is to review the "C" specifications in the SOM Materials Book, identify needed technical and editorial changes, revise the specifications as required, and present the revised specifications in AASHTO standard format and supporting commentary to the AASHTO SOM for approval.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $90000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-07, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:

    Diversified Engineering Services, Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Jones, Cecil

  • Start Date: 20091215
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23380

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464120
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-07, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:36PM