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  • The Road to Developing an Effective Quality Management System – Part 2, Getting Started

    It's time to hit the road and get this QMS thing started! The first part of my series (Part 1 – Why Bother?) focused on the many benefits of developing and implementing an effective QMS. Let’s see where this road will take us next.
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  • The Road to Developing an Effective Quality Management System (QMS): Part 1 - Why Bother?

    Ease up on those brakes! Developing an effective QMS does require precious time and resources, but the benefits will far outweigh the work involved when the procedures and processes are followed and continually improved. An organization can benefit from developing and implementing an effective QMS in many ways. Here are some of the best:
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  • The Road to Developing an Effective Quality Management System (QMS): Part 3 – Finish What You Started

    ​Before we end this journey, let’s go over the road we’ve traveled thus far. In Part 1, you learned what a QMS is and some of the many benefits of having an effective QMS. I also discussed developing a quality policy statement and goals, and how a quality manual is the handbook to a QMS. In Part 2, I taught you how to get started with developing your QMS documentation, and you learned some tips to help ensure your documentation is effective. Now it’s time to head for the finish line! Along the way, I will be taking some U-turns to elaborate on a few things previously mentioned in my series, such as maintaining your QMS, getting buy-in from others, and document control.
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  • Top 5 Ways State DOTs Can Get the Most Out of AASHTO re:source Services

    On season 3episode 20. we discuss how as AASTHO members, state DOTs can best use AASHTO re:source’s services.
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  • Top Nonconformities of AASHTO T 315 and ASTM D7175

    On season 2 episode 35 we discuss common nonconformities for the Standard Method of Test for Determining the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) and how to resolve them.
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  • Top Nonconformities of AASHTO T 209 and ASTM D2041

    On season 2 episode 30 of the podcast, we discuss common nonconformities for the Standard Method of Test for Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Asphalt Mixtures and how to resolve them.
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  • Top Nonconformities of AASHTO T 84 and ASTM C128

    On season 2 episode 31 of the podcast, we discuss common nonconformities for the Standard Method of Test for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate and how to resolve them.
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  • What You Need to Know About Biographical Sketches and Position Descriptions

    Understanding the requirements of biographical sketches and position descriptions will help your laboratory meet AASHTO R 18 requirements, which will save time during the quality system review and annual review processes. Knowing these requirements will also help your organization increase its effectiveness.
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  • What's the Difference? Accreditation, Certification, and Related Terms

    As we look back on 50 years of contributions to quality and excellence in materials testing at AASHTO re:source, we reflect on the largest turning points that have led to the program’s success. One such event that marks a proud moment in AASHTO re:source history occurred in 1988 when the AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP) was established. The program was developed to provide a mechanism to formally recognize the competency of construction materials testing laboratories. (Check out The History of the AASHTO Accreditation Program for more information.) As we look back on this historic occasion, we reflect on the term “accreditation” and its essential role in construction materials testing.
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