AASHTO re:source Q & A Podcast

AASHTO re:source Q & A Podcast

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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May 23, 2022 14 min

In honor of Internal Auditing Awareness Month, we’ve pulled together audio from previous episodes and webinars about internal audits.  Specifically, in this episode, we will be talking about who can perform internal audits, how consultants factor into the discussion, and training auditors.  

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We dive into test records and reports - what are the requirements, and why they are important.   

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May 9, 2022 26 min

We share what's been happening since the end of season 2 and Tracy Barnhart joins us to discuss some upcoming episode topics for Season 3.

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February 22, 2022 41 min

In our final episode of season 2, we talk with Tracy Barnhart and Bob Lutz about the upcoming 2022 AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange. Get a peek at agenda topics and what to expect at next month's in-person event. 

http://aashtoresource.org/events 

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February 15, 2022 39 min

We discuss common nonconformities for AASHTO T 59, the Standard Method of Test for Emulsified Asphalts, and how to resolve them.

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We discuss the current pilot program for approval of Corporate Quality Management Systems.

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February 1, 2022 31 min

We finish up our interviews from the 2021 National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) annual meeting in Rhode Island, talking with members of the Steering Committee.

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January 25, 2022 44 min

Alan Tuck and Brett Clarke with Froehling & Robertson, Inc. give us an inside look at steel special inspection and code compliance.

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January 18, 2022 19 min

In this episode, Brian shares more interviews from the 2021 National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) annual meeting in Rhode Island.  We learn about starting up a new program and adding new materials to NTPEP's programs.

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In this FAQ episode, we give guidance about the requirements of concrete field testing in ASTM E329 (Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Materials Used in Construction). We also share insights on the parentheticals shown in some of the AASHTO Accreditation directory listings.

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January 4, 2022 43 min

We took the podcast on the road to the 2021 National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) annual meeting in Rhode Island. In our first episode in the series, we interview 4 champions of the NTPEP to learn about the program and its benefits.

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We discuss common nonconformities for the Standard Method of Test for Determining the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) and how to resolve them.

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Dr. Carolina Rodezno of the National Center for Asphalt Technologies (NCAT) at Auburn University joins us to discuss her research on asphalt mixture oven correction factors and the use of reclaimed asphalt pavements in asphalt mixtures.

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December 14, 2021 13 min

Happy holidays from AASHTO re:source and don't worry, your lab won't get suspended on Christmas. In this FAQ episode, we shed light on how to best handle accreditation event deadlines around the holidays.

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December 7, 2021 30 min

Joung Lee, the Deputy Director of AASHTO, joins us to talk about the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which has now been signed into law.  Joung helps us figure out what exactly is in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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We discuss common nonconformities for the Standard Method of Test for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate and how to resolve them.

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We discuss common nonconformities for the Standard Method of Test for Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Asphalt Mixtures and how to resolve them.

View the companion document of this episode: http://aashtoresource.org/docs/default-source/publicdocuments/top-nonconformities-aashto-t209-and-astm-d2041.pdf

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Joe Williams, Senior Quality Analyst,  joins us to discuss some of the policy and guidance documents used by the AASHTO Accreditation Program. 

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November 9, 2021 24 min

Brian answers some of the emails he's received this week about suspension notices, specifier alerts, the deadline for receiving on-site assessments, and mobile laboratories.

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In this Taken from TechEx episode, we share the Q & A from after the 2021 AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange session, Developing a World-Class Training Program. Ben Sade and Maria Knake answer attendee questions.

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