ACP EPS Spec

MINIMUM QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTING REQUIREMENTS ASPHALT CONCRETE PAVEMENT - EPS SPEC 3.50, MANAGED QA

TEST

MQA/02

STANDARD

MINIMUM FREQUENCY

ATT- DATA

SHEETS

SAMPLING

1. Mix

2. Cores (Obtained by Contractor)

Stratified Random Test Sites for ACP Projects

Coring (Monitor Contractor’s Coring)

3. Aggregate

ATT-37

ATT-56

ATT-5

ATT-38

1 Five per each Lot (full Production)

Each Lot

One per Segment

As required for Correction Factor

MAT 6-82

MIX TESTING

1. Asphalt Content

2. Correction Factor, Extracted Asphalt Content

3. Correction Factor, Ignition Asphalt Content

4. Mix Moisture Content

5. Field Formed Marshall Briquettes

ATT-12 Part II or ATT-74

ATT-12 Part III

ATT-74

ATT-15

ATT-13

2One per Segment for each QA Acceptance Lot

As specified in

ATT-12 Part III

As specified in ATT-74 Part II

1Five tests per Lot

(Full Production)

1Five tests per Lot

(Full Production)

MAT 6-79

MAT 6- 98

MAT 6- 99

MAT 6- 100

MAT 6-101

MAT 6-75

MAT 6-99

MAT 6-80

MAT 6-80

AGGREGATE TESTING

1. Extraction or Ignition Sieve Analysis

2. Correction Factor Aggregate Sieve Analysis

ATT-26

ATT-26

Each sample, QA Acceptance Lot

As required

MAT 6-80

MAT 6-75

MAT 6-25

OTHER RELATED TESTING

1. Density Immersion Method, Saturated Surface Dry

2. Voids Calculations, Cores or Formed Specimens

3. Percent Compaction, Asphalt Concrete Pavement

ATT-7

ATT-36

ATT-67

Each core or formed specimen

Each core or formed specimen

One per Segment

MAT 6-80

MAT 6-80

MAT 6-79

MAT 6-79

PAVEMENT SURFACE

1. Smoothness

2. Segregation

ATT-59

Paving Guidelines & Segregation Rating Manual

Each Sublot

Each Lane.Km

MAT 6-73

MAT 6-95

REPORTING

1. All Approved Asphalt Mix Designs and Changes in Job Mix Formula

Fax completed Asphalt Mix Design & JMF Summary Sheet to Highway Engineering Section @ 422-5426 and Project Sponsor. Provide written documentation to Contractor for approved designs and JMF changes. Include copies of all mix designs and JMF approvals in Final Details.
2. Lot Paving Report Complete MAT 6-78 Lot Paving Report
3. Profilograph & Segregation Report in Final Details as outlined in Engineering Consultant Guidelines for Highway and Bridge Projects  - Volume 2, Construction Contract Administration. Fax early submission copy of Final Details ACP EPS form to 422-2846 within one month of paving completion.

MAT 6-73 and MAT 6-95s

1 Note: One sample for the first two hours of production; one immediately after, remaining samples at random over the rest of the day. Full production is considered when a Lot has more than eight hours of plant production.

2 Note: On QC Acceptance Lots a minimum of 1 asphalt content on loose mix using test procedures specified in Table 3.50.4. TEST METHODS ON MANAGED QA PROJECTS

Testing requirements as per MQA specifications are briefly summarized as follows:

- Consultant to sample loose mix from behind the paver and form Marshall briquettes.

- Contractor to obtain all core samples at site locations determined by the Consultant.

- Core densities and Marshall Densities for all Lots are to be determined by the Consultant in an on-site lab (i.e.. located within one hour of the project).

- Contractor quality control test results for asphalt content and gradation will be used for conditional acceptance of most Lots. For these QC Acceptance Lots the Consultant is do a minimum of one asphalt content test per Lot on loose mix using specified test procedures in an on-site lab. This minimum asphalt content(s) is to be reported in the QA asphalt content area of the Lot Paving Report.  Contractor quality control test results for asphalt content and gradation are to be reported on the Lot Paving Report for QC Acceptance Lots. On QC Acceptance Lots the Target Asphalt Content is to be used to determine air voids.

- The minimum number of QA Lots in which full QA testing including asphalt content and gradations is required shall be as follows:

- the first two Lots of production for each mix type used except for Mix Type 8/S1 in which case the first Lot will be used plus,

- a minimum of one additional Lot for each 60,000 tonnes, or portion thereof, of total ACP contract tender tonnage plus,

- one additional Lot of top lift production, for each mix type, if two or more lifts are specified.

- QA Acceptance Lot testing for asphalt content and gradation are to be processed in a timely manner however this may be done in an off-site Lab located outside of a one hour travel radius.