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Join the conversation as we discuss testing, quality management, and continual improvement topics within the construction materials industry. Learn more about AASHTO re:source at AASHTOresource.org.

Join the conversation as we discuss testing, quality management, and continual improvement topics within the construction materials industry. Learn more about AASHTO re:source at AASHTOresource.org.

Location:

United States

Description:

Join the conversation as we discuss testing, quality management, and continual improvement topics within the construction materials industry. Learn more about AASHTO re:source at AASHTOresource.org.

Language:

English

Contact:

2404364807


Episodes

Taken from TechEx: Internal Audits: The Focus on Improvement

10/12/2021
In this Taken from TechEx episode, we share the Q & A from after the 2021 AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange session, Internal Audits: The Focus on Improvement. Tracy Barnhart, re:source Quality Manager answers attendee questions.

Duration:00:15:12

Taken from TechEx: Low Proficiency Sample Program Ratings and Corrective Actions

10/5/2021
In this "Taken from TechEx" episode, we share the Q & A from after the 2021 AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange session, Low Proficiency Sample Program Ratings and Corrective Actions. John Malusky, Proficiency Sample Program Manager answers attendee questions.

Duration:00:15:24

Taken from TechEx: Hydrometer Analysis of Fine-Grained Soils

9/28/2021
The first in the "Taken from TechEx" series, we share the Q & A from after the 2021 AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange session, Hydrometer Analysis of Fine-Grained Soils. John Dean, Laboratory Assessor, and Pete Holter, Senior Quality Analyst answer attendee questions.

Duration:00:22:11

FAQ: Can my lab be accredited for tests that require mercury thermometers?

9/21/2021
We answer your FAQ about getting accredited for tests that require mercury thermometers, even if they are banned in your state.

Duration:00:06:30

Terminology - Accreditation, Certification, and Related Terms

9/14/2021
We define some commonly misused terms from the CMT industry, including accreditation, certification, assessment, and inspection.

Duration:00:25:20

Moving to a Digital Quality Management System

8/31/2021
Gary Irvine, from the Asphalt Institute, joins us to discuss the benefits of moving from a paper QMS to a digital system.

Duration:00:38:55

FAQ - Mail Call!

8/24/2021
Brian answers some of the emails he's received this week about the directory, ISO/IEC 17025, and withdrawing tests and scopes from your accreditation.

Duration:00:19:22

Employee Engagement

8/17/2021
We discuss the importance of maintaining an engaged workforce and share some simple ideas you can use at your organization.

Duration:00:24:12

What is the ATG?

8/10/2021
Learn more about the AASHTO re:source Administrative Task Group and get a look into the accreditation appeals process.

Duration:00:17:24

Fireproofing and Special Inspections

8/3/2021
Dr. Gary Pasquarell joins us to talk about fireproofing and special inspections.

Duration:00:49:36

FAQ - License PE Requirements

7/27/2021
In preparation for Licensed PE day, we discuss standard and program requirements and why they are important.

Duration:00:12:36

Conducting Effective Internal Audits

7/20/2021
Gain insights on how to conduct effective internal audits at your laboratory, no matter its size.

Duration:00:47:04

FAQ - What do I do if I want to be accredited for a test that I don't see offered?

7/13/2021
Learn what you can do if you want to be AASHTO Accredited for a test that's not current offered.

Duration:00:14:03

Emulsified Asphalt Residue Recovery

7/6/2021
Delmar Salomon joins the podcast to talk about emulsified asphalt residue recovery and testing.

Duration:00:44:54

FAQ - Can I back-date my accreditation to when I received my assessment?

6/29/2021
The short answer is "no" but find out more about this FAQ.

Duration:00:13:13

Listen to this before you buy your next digital thermometer

6/22/2021
Digital thermometer buying can be confusing. Dr. Mary Stroup-Gardiner helps us figure it out by explaining the considerations for the selection of non-mercury thermometers both in practice and in standards.

Duration:00:44:19

FAQ - Publicizing AASHTO Accreditation

6/15/2021
Learn more about why it is important to publicize your accreditation and how to do it correctly. Tip: Your laboratory is NOT "certified by AASHTO re:source or CCRL."

Duration:00:18:53

How to Maintain Your AASHTO Accreditation

6/8/2021
In recognition of World Accreditation Day (June 9), we are sharing the audio from our February 2021 webinar, Staying on Track: How to Maintain Your AASHTO Accreditation.

Duration:00:47:12

FAQ - Which report findings are required to be resolved?

6/1/2021
Report findings are classified as nonconformities, observations, or informational. In this episode, learn more about which (and when) report findings need to be resolved.

Duration:00:15:32