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09-01 — Best Practices in Quality Control and Assurance in Design

Although many quality control/quality assurance programs exist within the U.S., there was significant interest in exploring the most effective of these to identify successful QC/QA practices that can be readily incorporated by other agencies. A scan of QC/QA practices and procedures was conducted to identify methods, techniques, and approaches to improving and maintaining a high quality of designs being prepared by consulting engineering firms. The expanded use of these practices will assure that the highest possible quality is achieved in design of the nation’s highway and bridge projects.

Scan Results and Report

Tracing Scan Impacts

Scan Members

  • Hossein Ghara, Louisiana DOTD, Scan Chair
  • Nancy Boyd, Washington State DOT
  • Richard W. Dunne, New Jersey DOT
  • Robert J. Healy, Maryland SHA
  • Tim Swanson, Minnesota DOT
  • Carmen Swanwick, Utah DOT
  • Robert S. Watral, Pennsylvania DOT
  • Kelley C. Rehm, Subject Matter Expert

The prospectus above includes a membership roster with contact information.

Sites Visited

  • California DOT
  • Georgia DOT
  • Illinois DOT (webinar)
  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • Minnesota DOT
  • New York State DOT
  • Ohio DOT (webinar)
  • Oregon DOT
  • Pennsylvania DOT
  • Washington State DOT