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Analysis of Construction Quality Assurance Procedures on Federally Funded Local Public Agency Projects

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-12-0042
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
Monday, September 3, 2012
End Date: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Subprogram: 
Construction and Project Management
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Construction and Project Management; Roads and Bridges--National Highway System; Roads and Bridges--Pavement and Materials
TRT Terms: 
Quality Assurance; Best Practices; Construction Materials; Infrastructure; Research
FHWA Discipline: 
Construction and Project Management, Generalist, Pavement and Materials
TRB Subject Area: 
Construction, Materials

Contact Information

First Name: 
Matthew
Last Name: 
Corrigan
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3365
Email Address: 
Team: 
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-20

Project Details

Project Description: 

This study investigates construction quality assurance practices used on locally administered Federal-aid highway projects. The study covers various types, sizes, and scopes of transportation projects delivered by local public agencies. The study involves collecting, organizing, and analyzing data from various State highway and local public agencies. The research product is a report outlining current quality assurance practices on local public agency projects, including areas of weakness and successful practices.

Goals

(1) Document current construction quality assurance practices used on locally administered Federal-aid projects. This should include materials sampling and testing, as well as inspection.

(2) Identify specific areas of weakness in quality assurance practices on local public agency projects.

(3) Identify existing successful practices that could potentially improve construction quality assurance on locally administered projects.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Develop guidance in the form of a report, webinars, and training materials
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Report outlining results of project and best practices guidance; Develop guidance in the form of a report, webinars, and training materials for States to provide acceptable oversight of the States Quality Assurance (QA) program and ideally the QA programs recommended by Federal Highway Administration for Local Public Agencies (LPA).
Deliverable Name: 
TechBrief Summarizing the Project
Deliverable Type: 
Techbrief
Deliverable Description: 
TechBrief summarizing the Quality Assurance (QA) oversight guidelines for States for local public agencies.
Deliverable Name: 
PowerPoint and Training Guidance Material
Deliverable Type: 
Training materials
Deliverable Description: 
Presentation outlining project results.