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NCHRP 20-07/Task 044 [Completed]

Division 100 Revision of the AASHTO Guide Specifications for Highway Construction
[ NCHRP 20-07 (Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways) ]

  Project Data
Funds: 58144
Research Agency: Trauner Consulting Services
Effective Date: 2/12/1990
Completion Date: 9/14/1990

Task 44, FY 1991, "Division 100 Revision of the AASHTO Guide Specifications for Highway Construction" (Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.). Several State highway agencies have in recent years revised their specifications to address the issues that have developed as a result of (1) legal interpretations of the issues coming from the courts; (2) changing methods of doing business in the fields of contract administration and construction inspection due to factors such as increased claims and new legislative requirements; (3) growing involvement of third parties in the control and inspection of construction activities; and (4) increased construction industry involvement in the control of material quality and construction procedures due to a decrease in the availability of experienced State field personnel. The AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Construction requested a synthesis of Division 100 example specifications addressing areas such as claims handling, design-construct contracts, bid escrow documentation, construction inspection by consultant, quality assurance, etc., including the ramifications of these specifications on the state highway agency and the contractor. Based on this synthesis, a revised version of Division 100 was prepared and presented for consideration by the Subcommittee. Subsequently, the Subcommittee adopted the recommended version, with minor changes, for use in the next addition of the Guide Specifications.

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