Future of Quality Assurance

by William A. Weseman, Federal Highway Administration, United States,
James K. Erickson, Federal Highway Administration, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering 21st Century Highways


There is an increasing awareness by the State highway agencies of the need for quality in construction. In addition, there is a recognition that quality management programs can be beneficial to both the State and the contracting industry and can also provide the public with an improved facility. Quality management can become very complex since it involves all aspects of the highway program including planning, design, construction, product evaluation through sampling and testing programs, and maintenance. It involves applying management skills and concepts to a process which results in a product. An increase in the use of quality control programs by industry including additional training to provide skilled people is expected.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Quality control | Highway and road design | Highway and road management | Highway engineering | Contracts | Industrial facilities | Public buildings

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