If the Contractor’s test results do not correlate, the Contractor must conduct a review (assisted by the Resident Engineer and DMS) on the Contractor’s equipment and
testing procedures and by and testing procedures.
the Materials Division’s Area Engineer on the DMS equipment Once reviews are completed, the Resident Engineer, the
Division’s Area Engineer, The Resident Engineer will
the DMS, and the Contractor will discuss their write a brief summary of the findings and initiate
corrective action if findings and forward
Each individual will sign the summary of reported
it to the Construction Engineer.
The Contractor must participate in
the discussion of the findings corrective action needed.
(b) Missed Independent Assurance Samples. In the event that the proper number of IAS samples are not obtained on a project, the Resident Engineer will write a memorandum to the State Construction Engineer stating the reason the samples were missed. This memorandum should also address what actions will be taken to prevent such a problem in the future.
All missed IAS samples will be listed as exceptions on the Materials Certification, as described in Subsection 106.20 of this Manual.
106.11 Certification of Materials on the Department's Qualified Products List (QPL). Refer to the "Manual of Field Sampling and Testing Procedures". A material is accepted for use on a project if it is listed on the Department's QPL and furnished in accordance with the method of approval stated for that product. Some materials that are normally accepted under these certification procedures will still require destination sampling and testing. These destination samples are not used as the basis for acceptance, but are used for correlation and comparison purposes.
NOTE: As work progresses,
the Resident Engineer should
verify the items used
verification/documentation of QPL items used should be kept in order to complete the Materials forms M196 and M170 upon completion of the project.
Materials received on the project and utilized based on QPL listing must still perform satisfactorily for the intended use. Unsatisfactory performance may be grounds for rejecting the material or for allowing it to remain in place at a reduced cost.
106.12 Surplus Test Reports. Often a large volume of test reports is received that are not applicable to the job intended. This is particularly true of test reports for cement and asphaltic materials. Only applicable reports should be maintained in the job files. All surplus reports should be discarded.
106.13 Transfer of Materials. Material which has been tested and approved for use on one project may be transferred to another current project without further testing. The Resident Engineer in whose office the original test reports are on file shall document the transfer by memo to the receiving Resident Engineer. A copy of the transfer memo shall be kept in the originating Resident Engineer's files. The transfer memo shall include at least the following: the type of material, quantity being transferred, source, original job number, receiving job number, Contractor's name, and the original Lab Number and/or date of original testing.