Sampling & Testing Guide-Minimum Frequency

 

STRUCTURAL CONCRETE, REINFORCEMENT, FOUNDATIONS & SUBSTRUCTURES,

CONCRETE STRUCTURES, CONCRETE FLOORS, & CONCRETE BOX,

ARCH & CIRCULAR CULVERTS

Sections 2403, 2404, 2405, 2406, 2412, & 2415

 

MATERIAL OR

CONSTRUCTION

ITEM

 

 

TESTS

 

METHOD OF

ACCEPTANCE

&

RELATED IMs

 

QUALITY  CONTROL

 

INDEPENDENT ASSURANCE
& VERIFICATION S&T

 

REMARKS

 

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

S&T

TYPE

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

SOURCE INSPECTION

Aggregate-Fine (4110)

 

AS

209

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aggregate-Coarse (4115)

 

AS

209

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granular

Backfill (4133)

 

AS

209

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portland

Cement (4101)

Quality

AS

401

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fly Ash (4108)

Quality

AS

491.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixing Water (4102)

Quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

RCE

1/source

1pt

CTRL

 

Not required for  potable water from Municipal Supply

GGBFS (Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag)

Quality

AS

491.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Entraining Admixture

Quality

AS

403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retarding Admixture

Quality

AS

403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water reducing Admixture

Quality

AS

403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curing Compound, White (4105)

Lab Tested

AS

405

 

 

 

 

 

V

DME

1/batch

1qt

CTRL

 

Sample batches not previously reported or as required by DME

Curing Compound,

Clear (4105)

 

AS

405.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS-Approved Source

RCE-Resident Construction Engineer/Project Engineer

IA-Independent Assurance

ASD-Approved Shop Drawing

DME-District Materials Engineer

V-Verification

S&T-Sampling & Testing

CTRL-Central Materials Office

 

Cert Certification Statement

CONTR-Contractor

 

NOTE:  RCE/CONTR indicates that the Contractor shall assist in the sampling at the direction of and witnessed by the Project Engineer.


 

 

 

MATERIAL OR

 CONSTRUCTION ITEM

 

 

TESTS

 

METHOD OF

ACCEPTANCE

&

RELATED IMS

 

QUALITY  CONTROL

 

INDEPENDENT ASSURANCE
& VERIFICATION S&T

 

REMARKS

 

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TEST BY

 

REPORT

 

S&T

TYPE

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

SOURCE INSPECTION

Pre-formed Joint Sealer (4136)

Lab-Tested

AS

436.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

436.05

Reinforcing Steel Bars (4151)

Quality

 

AS

451

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

451.03B

Steel Pile (4167)

Quality

 

467

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concrete Pile (4166)

Quality

AS

570

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timber Pile (4165)

Quality

 

Cert

462

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS

Timber (4162) & Lumber (4163

 

Treated-Cert

462

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS

 

Concrete Anchors

Quality

AS

453.09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epoxy Grout

Quality

AS

491.11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concrete Sealer

Quality

AS

491.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subdrain Pipe (4143)

Quality

AS

443, 448

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neoprene Bearing Pads (4195)

 

AS

495.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze Bearing Plates (4190.03)

 

AS Cert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS-Approved Source

RCE-Resident Construction Engineer/Project Engineer

IA-Independent Assurance

ASD-Approved Shop Drawing

DME-District Materials Engineer

V-Verification

S&T-Sampling & Testing

CTRL-Central Materials Office

 

Cert Certification Statement

CONTR-Contractor

 

NOTE:  RCE/CONTR indicates that the Contractor shall assist in the sampling at the direction of and witnessed by the Project Engineer.

 


 

 

 

MATERIAL OR

 CONSTRUCTION

ITEM

 

 

TESTS

 

METHOD OF

ACCEPTANCE

&

RELATED IMs

 

QUALITY  CONTROL

 

INDEPENDENT ASSURANCE
& VERIFICATION S&T

 

REMARKS

 

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

S&T

TYPE

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

 SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

SOURCE INSPECTION

Steel Masonry Plate (4152)

 

AS Cert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precast Units (2407)

Quality

AS

570

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchor Bolts (lighting, signing, handrail, structures) (4153)

Lab Tested

ASD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structural Steel (4152)

Quality

 

Cert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor Sample According to plans or other instructions

Aluminum  & Steel Bridge Rail & Anchor Assembly

 

ASD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conduit (Electrical)

(4185.10)) Steel

 

AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conduit (Plastic)

(4185.10)

Lab Tested

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

DME

1/size

4

CTRL

 

 

Bentonite

 

Visual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowable Mortar

Lab Tested

 

Approved Trial Mix

525, 375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tested by DME

Fabric Formed Revetment

 

Approved Trial Mix

375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tested by DME

AS-Approved Source

RCE-Resident Construction Engineer/Project Engineer

IA-Independent Assurance

ASD-Approved Shop Drawing

DME-District Materials Engineer

V-Verification

S&T-Sampling & Testing

CTRL-Central Materials Office

 

Cert Certification Statement

CONTR-Contractor

 

NOTE:  RCE/CONTR indicates that the Contractor shall assist in the sampling at the direction of and witnessed by the Project Engineer.


 

 

MATERIAL OR

 CONSTRUCTION

ITEM

 

 

TESTS

 

METHOD OF

ACCEPTANCE

&

RELATED IMs

 

QUALITY  CONTROL

 

INDEPENDENT ASSURANCE
& VERIFICATION S&T

 

REMARKS

 

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

S&T

TYPE

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

PLANT INSPECTION

Aggregate- Fine (4110)

Gradation

Deck

 

302, 306 336

CONTR

IM 528

IM 301

CONTR

800240

 

V

 

IA

RCE/

CONTR

Sample & Test

1/deck/wk

IM 301

RCE

 

DME

Plant Monitor Workbook

See IM 528

 

Gradation

All other

 

 

CONTR

IM 528

IM 301

CONTR

V

 

 

IA

RCE/

CONTR

Sample 1/wk Test 1st day +20%

IM 301

RCE

 

 

DME

Plant Monitor Workbook

See IM 528

 

Moisture

 

308, 528

CONTR

IM 528

IM 301

CONTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

See IM 528 if Moisture Probe is used

 

Sp. Gr.

 

307

CONTR

IM 528

IM 301

CONTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality

AS

209

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aggregate- Coarse (4115)

Gradation

Deck

 

302, 306 336

CONTR

IM 528

IM 301

CONTR

V

 

IA

RCE/

CONTR

Sample & Test

1/deck/wk

IM 301

RCE

 

DME

Plant Monitor Workbook

See IM 528

 

Gradation

All other

 

CONTR

IM 528

IM 301

CONTR

V

 

 

IA

RCE/

CONTR

Sample 1/wk

Test 1st day +20%

IM 301

RCE

 

 

DME

Plant Monitor Workbook

See IM 528

 

Moisture

 

308, 528

CONTR

IM 528

2000gm

CONTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sp. Gr.

 

307

CONTR

IM 528

2000gm

CONTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality

AS

209

 

 

 

 

V

DME

1/1000  cy

50 lb

CTRL

 

(1)

Portland

Cement

w/c ratio

 

528

CONTR

1/pour

 

CONTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality

AS

Cert

 

 

 

 

V

DME

1/1000 cy

15 lb

CTRL

 

(1)

AS-Approved Source

RCE-Resident Construction Engineer/Project Engineer

IA-Independent Assurance

ASD-Approved Shop Drawing

DME-District Materials Engineer

V-Verification

S&T-Sampling & Testing

CTRL-Central Materials Office

 

Cert Certification Statement

CONTR-Contractor

 

(1) These verification samples for concrete materials not required when mix quantity is less than 50 cu. yd.

NOTE:  IA  may be accomplished by system approach or on a per project basis (IA at 1 per 1000 cy of concrete) at the discretion of the DME according to IM 207.

NOTE:  RCE/CONTR indicates that the Contractor shall assist in the sampling at the direction of and witnessed by the Project Engineer.

 


 

 

MATERIAL OR

 CONSTRUCTION

ITEM

 

 

TESTS

 

METHOD OF

ACCEPTANCE

&

RELATED IMs

 

QUALITY  CONTROL

 

INDEPENDENT ASSURANCE
& VERIFICATION S&T

 

REMARKS

 

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

S&T

TYPE

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

PLANT INSPECTION

Fly Ash

Quality

AS

Cert

 

Each Load

 

 

800240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GGBFS(Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag)

Quality

AS

Cert

 

Each Load

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air-Entraining Admixture (4103)

 

AS

403

 

 

 

 

 

V

RCE

1/batch

1pt

CTRL

 

(1)

Sample lots/batches not previously reported or as required by DME

Retarding Admixture

 

AS

403

 

 

 

 

 

V

RCE

1/batch

1pt

CTRL

 

Water Reducing Admixture (4103)

 

AS

403

 

 

 

 

 

V

RCE

1/batch

1pt

CTRL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRADE INSPECTION

Plastic Concrete

Air Content

 

318, 327

 

 

 

 

E145*

V

IA

RCE

1/30 cy

 

RCE

DME

 

If >350 cy placement, DME may increase to 1/50 cy, if consistent  during first 90 cy

 

Slump

 

317, 327

 

 

 

 

V

IA

RCE

1/30 cy

 

RCE

DME

 

 

 

Beams

 

316, 327 328

 

 

 

 

 

RCE

2/placement

 

RCE

 

If required per 2403

 

Cylinders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DME

 

 

 

DME

 

See Note

AS-Approved Source

RCE-Resident Construction Engineer/Project Engineer

IA-Independent Assurance

ASD-Approved Shop Drawing

DME-District Materials Engineer

V-Verification

S&T-Sampling & Testing

CTRL-Central Materials Office

 

Cert Certification Statement

CONTR-Contractor

 

(1) These verification samples for concrete materials not required when mix quantity is less than 50 cu. yd.

NOTE:  IA  may be accomplished by system approach or on a per project basis (IA at 1 per 1000 cy of concrete) at the discretion of the DME according to IM 207.

NOTE:  RCE/CONTR indicates that the Contractor shall assist in the sampling at the direction of and witnessed by the Project Engineer.

NOTE:  Cylinders for strength on primary project bridge decks only and where specifically called for in the plans or specifications.

 

*Available from the Office of Construction.

 


 

 

MATERIAL OR

 CONSTRUCTION

ITEM

 

 

TESTS

 

METHOD OF

ACCEPTANCE

&

RELATED IMs

 

QUALITY  CONTROL

 

INDEPENDENT ASSURANCE
& VERIFICATION S&T

 

REMARKS

 

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TES

BY

 

REPORT

 

S&T

TYPE

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

GRADE INSPECTION

Reinforcing Steel (4151)

Quality

AS

Cert

 

Each Shipment

 

 

Field Book

V

DME

IM 451

6 ft

CTRL

 

 

Reinforcing Steel Epoxy Coated (4151)

Quality

AS

Cert

 

Each Shipment

 

 

Field Book

V

DME

1 bar

6 ft

CTRL

 

Will be acceptance tested for coating

Steel Pile (4167)

Quality

AS

Cert

 

Each Heat

 

 

Field Book

 

DME

IM 467

 

CTRL

 

 

Timber Pile (4165)

Quality

 AS

462

Cert

 

 

 

 

 

V

DME

IM 467

 

CTRL

 

No grade requirement

Charge numbers on butt end.

Anchor Bolts (lighting, signing, handrail, structures)

Lab Tested

ASD

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

DME

1/project

1 bolt w/nut & washer

CTRL

 

Sample only if not source inspected

Steel Masonry Plates (4152)

 

ASD

Cert

 

Each Shipment

 

 

Field Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved by Materials Department

Bronze Bearing Plates (4190.03)

Lab Tested

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

DME

1/project

1 only

CTRL

 

Sample only if not source inspected

Neoprene Bearing Pads (4195)

 

AS

495.03

 

Each Shipment

 

 

820905

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alum. Bridge Rail & Anchor Assembly

 

ASD

 

 

Each Shipment

 

 

Field Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved By Materials Dept.

Drains (Std Steel Pipe)(as per plan)

Dimensions

Galvanized

ASD

Visual

332

 

 

 

 

 

V

DME

1/project

 

DME

 

 

AS-Approved Source

RCE-Resident Construction Engineer/Project Engineer

IA-Independent Assurance

ASD-Approved Shop Drawing

DME-District Materials Engineer

V-Verification

S&T-Sampling & Testing

CTRL-Central Materials Office

 

Cert Certification Statement

CONTR-Contractor

 

NOTE:  RCE/CONTR indicates that the Contractor shall assist in the sampling at the direction of and witnessed by the Project Engineer.


 

 

MATERIAL OR

CONSTRUCTION

ITEM

 

 

TESTS

 

METHOD OF

ACCEPTANCE

&

RELATED IMs

 

QUALITY  CONTROL

 

INDEPENDENT ASSURANCE
& VERIFICATION S&T

 

REMARKS

 

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

S&T

TYPE

 

SAMPLE

BY

 

FREQ.

 

SAMPLE

SIZE

 

TEST

BY

 

REPORT

 

GRADE INSPECTION

Timber (4162)

& Lumber (4163)

Quality

AS Treated-Cert

 462

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subdrain Pipe (4143)

Quality

AS   Cert

443, 448

 

Each Shipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowable Mortar (2506)

Flow Test

 

375

 

 

 

 

 

V

RCE

1/4 hours (critical)

Visual  (noncritical)

 

RCE

Plant Report

Mix Design approval by DME

Lab mix for critical flow only

Grout for Stone Revetment 2507 and Fabric Formed Revetment

Air Content

 

340

 

 

 

 

 

V

RCE

1/half day

 

 

Plant Report

Fabric Formed Mix Design approval by DME

Flow Test

 

375

 

 

 

 

 

V

RCE

1/half day

 

 

 

Fabric Formed Revetment Only

Compressive Strength

 

315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only when required by the DME

Bentonite

Flow Test

Visual

375

 

 

 

RCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardened Concrete

Smoothness

 

341

CONTR

100%

 

CONTR

821301

V

DME

10%

 

DME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS-Approved Source

RCE-Resident Construction Engineer/Project Engineer

IA-Independent Assurance

ASD-Approved Shop Drawing

DME-District Materials Engineer

V-Verification

S&T-Sampling & Testing

CTRL-Central Materials Office

 

Cert Certification Statement

CONTR-Contractor

 

NOTE:  RCE/CONTR indicates that the Contractor shall assist in the sampling at the direction of and witnessed by the Project Engineer.