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AASHTO re:source Q & A Podcast

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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

Management Review Extended Q & A

1/25/2021
Take a listen at the extended Q &A from September 2020's live webinar on management reviews.

Duration:00:28:00

FAQ - How can I prepare for an assessment?

1/18/2021
Senior Laboratory Assessor, Michele Bronk, gives us some insights on how to prepare for an AASHTO re:source assessment.

Duration:00:16:12

Keeping Up to Date with Standards

1/11/2021
Laboratory Assessors, Imani Love and Michael Pratt, join us to discuss the different approaches on how laboratories can track and stay up to date with testing standards and specifications.

Duration:00:18:32

FAQ - Policy on Resolving Findings During the Assessment

1/4/2021
Maria Knake, Laboratory Assessment Program Manager, joins us to give more details on the new policy on resolving findings during the assessment.

Duration:00:08:47

The transition from ASTM D422 to D6913 and D7928

12/28/2020
Kendra Adams from Blue Rock Labs and our own Pete Holter join Brian to talk about ASTM standards development regarding particle size analysis testing for soils with a focus on transitioning from D422 to D6913 and D7928.

Duration:00:49:59

FAQ - What if I need to postpone my assessment?

12/21/2020
Guest Mike Wagner, Laboratory Assessment Program Assistant Manager, joins us to answer this FAQ.

Duration:00:13:41

AASHTO Committee on Materials and Pavements (COMP)

12/14/2020
In this episode, we will learn more about the AASHTO Committee on Materials and Pavements (COMP) and its standards development process with COMP’s Program Manager, Casey Soneira.

Duration:00:37:25

FAQ - Who needs to be present during the assessment?

12/7/2020
Laboratory Assessor, Mary Kaye Sumner, helps us determine who needs to be present during an assessment.

Duration:00:18:27

Effective Training

11/30/2020
Ben Sade, AASHTO re:source's Training Manager, talks about what makes training effective.

Duration:00:26:54

FAQ - Does my Laboratory Manager have to be a Professional Engineer?

11/23/2020
Join us as we discuss the different standard and program requirements for laboratory managers.

Duration:00:11:18

Direct Shear - Top Box Requirement

11/16/2020
Greg Uherek joins us to talk about the direct shear test (AASHTO T 236 / ASTM D3080) and the common issues that arise from the top shear box requirement.

Duration:00:16:50

FAQ - How should I handle falsified records?

11/9/2020
Learn how the AASHTO Accreditation Program addresses falsified records and how labs should handle the situation.

Duration:00:19:29

Understanding Technician Certification Requirements

11/2/2020
Trudy (Keefer) Eckstine and Amy Reed from the AASHTO Accreditation Program explore certification requirements in the construction materials testing industry.

Duration:00:35:50

FAQ - How and when do I respond to low ratings?

10/26/2020
We discuss proficiency sample low ratings and how to respond to them.

Duration:00:16:33

National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP)

10/19/2020
Katheryn Malusky joins us to talk about NTPEP, another AASHTO technical service program.

Duration:00:28:47

FAQ - Mobile Lab Accreditation

10/12/2020
Learn how mobile and temporary laboratories are handled by the AASHTO Accreditation Program.

Duration:00:13:19

Curing Facilities - ASTM C511 and AASHTO M 201

10/5/2020
Stephen Small, from CCRL joins us to discuss curing facility requirements and rationale.

Duration:00:23:41

FAQ - What do the ratings for repeatability (within-lab) mean?

9/28/2020
We shed light on the often confusing "repeatability within lab" ratings.

Duration:00:13:06

Management Reviews

9/21/2020
Learn more about management reviews and get a look at our process from re:source's top leadership.

Duration:00:40:39

COVID Series: Assessments

9/14/2020
Maria Knake shares how the Laboratory Assessment Program has adapted during the pandemic.

Duration:00:14:12