Material Quality Assurance Processes, Details and Frequencies

Office of Materials Technology

This manual is published online as a centralized location for tasks, procedures, and frequencies for the evaluation of material quality. This is intended to be used in conjunction with the Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) Standard Specification for Construction and Materials, Book of Standards, Highway and Incidental Structures and other specification sources. The Material Quality Assurance Process document does not supersede any official specification but is intended to summarize the quality assurance process by material.

This document is updated as noted below. SHA does not print hard copies of this manual for distribution.

Material Quality Assurance Processes Manual:

  1. Introduction (PDF, 200 KB)
  2. Table of Contents (PDF, 50 KB)
  3. Material Quality Assurance Processes by Technical Team

    1. Asphalt Technology Division (PDF, 1.5 MB)
    2. Concrete Technology Division (PDF, 2.9 MB)
    3. Landscape Operations (PDF, 1.5 MB)
    4. Materials Management Division (PDF, 750 KB)
    5. Soils and Aggregates Technology Division (PDF, 2.1 MB)
    6. Structural Materials and Pavement Markings Division (PDF, 2.2 MB)
    7. Traffic Operations Division (PDF, 1.2 MB)
  4. Appendices

    1. Appendix A - Complete Material Listing (PDF, 200 KB)
    2. Appendix B - Specification to Material Index (PDF, 200 KB)
    3. Appendix C - Frequency Guide, All Phases (PDF, 600 KB)
    4. Appendix D - Frequency Guide, Construction Phases (PDF, 400 KB)
    5. Appendix E - Frequency Guide, Small Quantity Provisions (PDF, 250 KB)
  5. Revision History:

    1. May 5, 2017 (PDF, 60 KB)
    2. October 26, 2016 (PDF, 115 KB)
    3. March 25, 2016 (PDF, 125 KB)
    4. November 20, 2015 (PDF, 100 KB)
    5. February 25, 2015 (PDF, 155 KB)

Mesgana Ayele
Assistant Division Chief, Materials Management Division
Office of Materials Technology
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
Phone: 443-572-5021
Toll Free: 866-926-8501