Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 52-06. Agency Use of Quality Control Plans for Administering Quality Assurance Specifications

The objective of this synthesis is to document the various QC requirements used by DOTs, including how QC plans are reviewed, accepted, and monitored to achieve project specifications and what actions are being taken by an agency when QC plans are not being followed. Information gathered should include (but is not limited to): (1) Requirements of contractors regarding QC plans for various project delivery methods (2) Guidance and/or templates provided by DOTs for QC plans (3) Minimum certifications/qualifications for QC personnel required by agencies (4) QC plan review and approval/acceptance processes used by DOTs (5) DOT compliance monitoring and inspection of contractor implementation of QC plans (6) Incentives that DOTs are using to encourage effective and/or innovative QC (7) Actions that an agency takes when QC plans are not followed (8) Innovative efforts in construction quality control (9) Consideration of risk in oversight of QC plans Information will be collected through literature review, a survey of DOTs, and follow-up interviews with selected agencies for the development of case examples. Information gaps and suggestions for research to address those gaps will be identified.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 52-06

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Harwood, Leslie

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kansas, Lawrence

    1530 West 15th Street
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tran, Dan

  • Start Date: 20210209
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739553
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 52-06
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 18 2020 3:06PM