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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.

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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.

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Episodes
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Season 4 Recap

2/27/2024
We share some of the highlights from this past season and explain why we take a break in March and April (spoiler, it's because of the AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange). Related information: AASHTO re:source EventsThe Stream by AASHTO: A Conversation with AASHTO President, Craig ThompsonPaving with Recycled Plastic - Hawaii's Pilot Project - Part 4Geotechnical Investigations at Oklahoma DOTSoft Skills: Dealing with StressTalking Balanced Mix Design with Illinois DOTEnvironmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and the CO DOTSoft Skills: Goal Setting - Part 2

Duration:00:17:57

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Webinar Audio: A Behind-the-scenes Look at Assessment Scheduling

2/20/2024
We share the audio from January 2024's webinar "A Behind-the-scenes Look at Assessment Scheduling." Related informaiton: AASHTO re:university Webinar Series: A Behind-the-scenes Look at Assessment Schedulinghttp://aashtoresource.org/lap

Duration:00:39:10

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Umbrella Accreditation

2/13/2024
Get a high-level overview of why a laboratory's AASHTO Accreditation is not an "umbrella" accreditation that extends to other locations. Related information: FAQ - Mobile Lab AccreditationUnderstanding Technician Certification RequirementsFAQ - AASHTO Accreditation DirectoryFAQ - Multi-Site and Off-Site Personnel FAQ - Can I back-date my accreditation to when I received my assessment?Terminology - Accreditation, Certification, and Related TermsFAQ - Field Tests and ASTM E329 (Concrete)AASHTO Accreditation Policy on Mobile LaboratoriesAASHTO Accreditation Policy and Guidance on Temporary LaboratoriesTemporary Facility Accreditation Extension FormWhat's the Difference? Accreditation, Certification, and Related TermsAASHTO Accreditation Policy and Guidance on Multi-Site PersonnelMulti-Site or Off-Site Personnel Form

Duration:00:28:53

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Mail Call! (February 2024)

2/6/2024
We go through Brian's inbox to answer some of the questions he's been asked recently. Related information: From the Cutting Room Floor - Consensus StandardsFAQ - Refusal of ServiceFAQ - Policy for New Lab Internal Audits and Management ReviewsFAQ - How long does it take to get accredited?AASHTO re:university Webinar Series: A Behind the Scenes Look at Assessment SchedulingAASHTO Accreditation Policy and Guidance on Refusal of ServiceSpecifiers

Duration:00:38:28

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Common Findings in Aggregate Testing - Part 2

1/30/2024
How familiar are you with fine and coarse aggregate specific gravity tests? Does your knowledge surpass Kim's? It's not difficult, but find out as we discuss some of the most common nonconformities for AASHTO T 84/ASTM C128 and AASTHO T 85/ASTM C127. Related information: Common Findings In Aggregate TestingCommon Findings in Aggregate Testing - Part 1Top Nonconformities for AASHTO T84 and ASTM C128Top Nonconformities AASHTO T84 and ASTM C128FAQ - Which report findings are required to be resolved?How to Resolve AASHTO re:source and CCRL Report Findings

Duration:00:33:28

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Common Findings in Aggregate Testing - Part 1

1/23/2024
Have Kim's guesses of common nonconformities improved as we move along in this series? Find out how she does as we discuss some of the most common nonconformities during aggregate testing in regards to general equipment, AASHTO T 11/ASTM C117 and AASHTO T 27/ASTM C136. Related information: Common Findings in Concrete Assessments: ASTM C138, C172, C173, C231, C617, C1231FAQ - What is the difference between an observation and a nonconformity?Sieve Requirements and ASTM E11FAQ - Which report findings are required to be resolved?Behind the Screens: Determining the Sufficiency of Mechanical Sieving DevicesSieves: Making the Grade, Part ISieves: Making the Grade, Part 2Balances 101How to Resolve AASHTO re:source and CCRL Report FindingsAASHTO re:source Policy and Guidance on Go-No-Go Gauges

Duration:00:27:06

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Enforcing the AASHTO Accreditation Policy on Publicizing Accreditation

1/16/2024
While the policy on how to publicize your AASHTO Accreditation hasn't really changed, how it is being enforced recently did. We discuss what this means for AASHTO Accredited laboratories. Related informaiton: AASHTO Accreditation Policy on Publicizing AccreditationFAQ - Publicizing AASHTO AccreditationAASHTO Accreditation DirectoryFalse Claims of Accreditation

Duration:00:33:58

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Common Findings in Concrete Assessments: ASTM C138, C172, C173, C231, C617, C1231

1/9/2024
In this "Common Findings" episode, we continue with the concrete series and discuss ASTM C138, C172, C173, C231, C617, and C1231. As a refresher, in this series, Kim blindly tries to guess some of the most common nonconformities in concrete assessment reports, and then Brian shares the actual findings and some possible ways to resolve them. Related information: Common Findings in Concrete Assessments - ASTM C138, C172, C173, C231, C617, C1231 companion documentCommon Findings in Concrete Assessments - ASTM C31, C39, C78, C511Common Findings in Concrete Assessments - ASTM C1077FAQ - What is the difference between an observation and a nonconformity?Common Concrete NonconformitiesFAQ - Which report findings are required to be resolved?How to Resolve AASHTO re:source and CCRL Report Findings

Duration:00:18:41

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December PSP Insights - Performance Graded Asphalt Binder, Viscosity Graded Asphalt Cement, and Slurry & Micro Systems

1/2/2024
John, Ryan, and Joe join us once again, this time to discuss the recent Performance Graded Asphalt Binder, Viscosity Graded Asphalt Cement, and Slurry and Micro Systems samples. Related information: November PSP Insights - Unmodified Emulsified Asphalt and PaintOctober PSP Insights - Aggregate Gradation and GravityAugust PSP Insights - Polymer-Modified Emulsified AsphaltAugust PSP Insights - GyratoryAugust PSP Insights - Marshall and HveemJune PSP Insights May PSP InsightsNovember PSP InsightsSeptember PSP InsightsJuly PSP Insights The Proficiency Sample Program Participation Guide and Prerequisites for Accreditation

Duration:00:38:07

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AASHTO re:source Confidentiality Policy Explained

12/19/2023
Learn who, what, where, why, and when we can share specific customer information. Related information: AASHTO re:source Policy on ConfidentialityFAQ - Mail Call!What is the ATG?FAQ - AASHTO Accreditation Directory

Duration:00:34:09

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Common Findings in Concrete Assessments - ASTM C31, C39, C78, C511

12/12/2023
Continuing the "Common Findings" series, with no context, Kim guesses the most common nonconformity in concrete assessment reports for ASTM C31, C39, C78, and C511. Then Brian shares a few of the real common findings for those standards and some general tips on how to resolve them. Related information: Common Findings in Concrete Assessments - ASTM C31, C39, C78, C511 companion documentHow to Resolve AASHTO re:source and CCRL Report FindingsThe Cure for the Cure: A Guide to ASTM C511 and Your Curing FacilitiesS4 E26: Common Findings in Concrete Assessments - ASTM C1077S4 E18: FAQ - What is the difference between an observation and a nonconformity?S2 E13: FAQ - License PE RequirementsS2 E05: FAQ - Which report findings are required to be resolved?S1 E12: Curing Facilities - ASTM C511 and AASHTO M 201

Duration:00:15:00

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Sneak Peek into TechEx 2024

12/5/2023
We are giving listeners a sneak peek into the planning of the 2024 AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange and sharing details about what they can expect from this unique industry event. Related information: aashtoresource.org/events

Duration:00:31:20

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November PSP Insights - Unmodified Emulsified Asphalt and Paint

11/28/2023
John and Joe join us to discuss the most recent Unmodified Emulsified Asphalt and Paint sample rounds. Related Information: S3 E30 November PSP Insights (2022)http://aashtoresource.org/psp/schedulehttp://aashtoresource.org/psp/reportshttp://aashtoresource.org/psp/sample-round-analysis

Duration:00:22:25

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Common Findings in Concrete Assessments - ASTM C1077

11/21/2023
In this "Family Feud" type episode, Kim tries to guess the most common nonconformity in concrete assessment reports for ASTM C1077. Then Brian shares a few of the real common findings for that standard and some general tips on how to resolve them. Related information: Common Findings in Concrete Assessments - ASTM C1077 companion documentHow to Resolve AASHTO re:source and CCRL Report FindingsAssessment Corrective Action Report FormProficiency Sample Corrective Action Report FormFAQ - How and when do I respond to low ratings?Understanding Technician Certification RequirementsFAQ - Does my Laboratory Manager have to be a Professional Engineer?FAQ - How many times can I try to resolve the same nonconformity?FAQ - Which report findings are required to be resolvedFAQ - License PE RequirementsFAQ - Refusal of ServiceTop Nonconformities of AASHTO T209 and ASTM D2041Top Nonconformities for AASHTO T84 and ASTM C128Top Nonconformities for AASHTO T 315 and ASTM D7175FAQ - Field Tests and ASTM E329 (Concrete)Top Nonconformities for AASHTO T 59Reports and RecordsCommon Concrete NonconformitiesFAQ - What is the difference between an observation and a nonconformity?

Duration:00:17:59

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The Value of Internal Audits - Part 2

11/14/2023
We look into the AASHTO Accreditation Program's recent internal audit to share insights as to how the process has added value to the program and organization. Related Information The Value of Internal Audits - Part 1February 2023 Webinar - Internal Audits: What's the Point?Internal Audits - Back to BasicsInternal Audit Awareness Month - Who Can Perform Internal Audits?Taken from TechEx: Internal Audits: The Focus on ImprovementConducting Effective Internal AuditsFAQ - Policy for New Lab Internal Audits and Management ReviewsManagement Review Extended Q & AInternal Auditing: Just the Facts, Ma’am!What is the ATG?

Duration:00:30:11

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The Value of Internal Audits - Part 1

11/7/2023
We are joined by AASHTO re:source Quality Manager, Tracy Barnhart to cover some of the basics of conducting an internal audit and how the process is valuable to individuals and organizations. Related Information February 2023 Webinar - Internal Audits: What's the Point?Internal Audits - Back to BasicsInternal Audit Awareness Month - Who Can Perform Internal Audits?Taken from TechEx: Internal Audits: The Focus on ImprovementConducting Effective Internal AuditsFAQ - Policy for New Lab Internal Audits and Management ReviewsManagement Review Extended Q & AInternal Auditing: Just the Facts, Ma’am!AASHTO re:source ISO/IEC 17025 Assessment: What to Expect and Tips to Prepare

Duration:00:21:39

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Webinar Audio: Benefits of a Corporate Quality Management System (QMS) Review

10/31/2023
We share audio from the October 19, 2023 webinar Benefits of a Corporate Quality Management System (QMS) Review. Senior Quality Analyst, Trudy Eckstine covers the basics of if an AASHTO re:source corporate QMS review is right for your laboratory. Related information: https://youtu.be/odHZLzSJhSI?si=K7Wo4R65mvxajldWPolicy and Guidance on Corporate Quality Management System (QMS) ReviewsCorporate QMS Review Request Form

Duration:00:33:23

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Soft Skills: Goal Setting - Part 2

10/24/2023
We share 8 brainstorming questions to help you set more effective goals and discuss how these questions would be tweaked based on if you are setting personal or professional/organizational goals. Related information: Soft Skills: Goal Setting Part 1Soft Skills: Dealing with StressSoft Skills: Authentic Networking

Duration:00:18:27

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Soft Skills: Goal Setting - Part 1

10/17/2023
We discuss the basics of personal and professional goal setting (including SMART, HARD, and DUMB goals), as well as the role personal and organizational values play in creating effective goals. Related information: Soft Skills: Dealing with StressSoft Skills: Authentic Networking

Duration:00:27:57

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October PSP Insights - Aggregate Gradation and Gravity

10/10/2023
John Malusky and Ryan LaQuay from the Proficiency Sample Program (PSP) join us to discuss the results of the recent Aggregate Gradation and Gravity samples 3 and 4. Plus, share in our excitement as we discover the benefits of using slide lock bags in the PSP packaging process. Related information: S4 E14: S4 E14: August PSP Insights - Polymer-Modified Emulsified AsphaltS4 E13: August PSP Insights - GyratoryS4 E 12: August PSP Insights - Marshall and HveemI Received A Low PSP Score, What Next?S3 E23: September PSP Insights

Duration:00:31:43