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feature Quality Assurance for Project Produced Construction Materials By Richard Hamilton, Technical Services Manager, Advance Testing Company, Inc. Many of the building materials incorporated into your typical construction project, like wood, steel, sheetrock, fiberglass, etc. are delivered to the project in a finished condition, ready for use right off the truck. These standard manufactured materials are likely carrying with them a certificate of compliance, which states conformance to all relevant standards and specifications which your contract documents have clearly specified, whether it be ANSI, ASTM, or AASHTO. Quality systems implemented and executed by the manufacturers of these materials are the basis for issuing the compliance certificates, which provide the owner with the assurance that quality standards have been satisfied, and that the appropriate materials have been incorporated into the work. Materials that are delivered to the project in an unfinished condition, that may be significantly affected by handling during placement, or by the conditions during placement, are known as project produced materials. The most common examples in this category include aggregate, aggregate/soil blends, concrete, hot mix asphalt, and more. In order to ensure project produced materials meet the required quality and performance levels, additional controls must be exercised during production, placement, and post-placement periods. This is the role of the Quality Control personnel, who perform both inspection and testing that provides essential information relating to the condition of the product as it is used, to allow adjustments where possible From owner operators to large corporations Paymer Associates will expertly provide all of your drug and alcohol testing services Mention this ad and get 10% off testing for 1 year DOT (all modes) and non-DOT testing covering all 50 states Pre-employment Drug Screens Background Reports DOT Drug + Alcohol Consortium MRO (medical review officer) Review DOT Statistical Reporting Full compliance with local, state, and federal laws Thousands of convenient collection sites available nationwide On-site collections available Paymer Associates, LLC 940 White Plains Road, Suite 204 Trumbull, CT 06611 Customer service driven, we guarantee one low price. No enrollment fees, no random selection fees, no hidden fees! Call 855-PAYMER1 for a free consultation and quote. 27/11/12 12:27 PM Phone: 203-445-1400 Fax: 203-445-8780 20 / CONNstruction / Winter 2012 614969_Paymer.indd 1

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Winter 2012

What it Takes to Produce
‘Green’ Product Enhances State Capitol
Construction Labor Supply
Lean Construction: Continuous Improvement Comes to Construction
Road Warriors
Challenges and Opportunities
Better Quality Control
Quality Assurance for Project Produced Construction Materials
AGC of Connecticut Industry Recognition Awards Dinner
2012 Diggers Mixers Fixers Golf Outing
CEUCA 2012 Annual Meeting & Fall Dinner Program
CCIA/AGC of CT Young Contractors Forum
Index to Advertisers

CONNstruction - Winter 2012