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. Use the manual with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Standard and Supplemental Specifications for Construction and Materials, the Book of Standards for 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. MDOT SHA does not print hard copies of this manual for distribution.

Material Quality Assurance Processes Manual

  1. Introduction (PDF, 300 KB)
  2. Table of Contents (PDF, 200 KB)
  3. Material Quality Assurance Processes by Technical Team

    1. Asphalt Technology Division (PDF, 600 KB)
    2. Concrete Technology Division (PDF, 800 KB)
    3. Landscape Operations (PDF, 600 KB)
    4. Materials Management Division (PDF, 500 KB)
    5. Soils and Aggregates Technology Division (PDF, 700 KB)
    6. Structural Materials and Pavement Markings Division (PDF, 900 KB)
    7. Traffic Operations Division (PDF, 600 KB)
  4. Appendices

    1. Appendix A - Complete Material Listing (PDF, 500 KB)
    2. Appendix B - Specification to Material Index (PDF, 300 KB)
    3. Appendix C - Frequency Guide, All Phases (PDF, 700 KB)
    4. Appendix D - Frequency Guide, Construction Phases (PDF, 500 KB)
    5. Appendix E - Frequency Guide, Small Quantity Provisions (PDF, 400 KB)
  5. Revision History:

    1. May 5, 2017 (PDF, 100 KB)
    2. October 26, 2016 (PDF, 200 KB)
    3. March 25, 2016 (PDF, 200 KB)
    4. November 20, 2015 (PDF, 100 KB)
    5. February 25, 2015 (PDF, 200 KB)


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