Boehm, T. W., & Handy, J. (2020). Central HMA acceptance lab process improvement implementation plan project (Joint Transportation Research Program Publication No. FHWA/IN/JTRP-2020/14). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University. https://doi.org/10.5703/1288284317130
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Central Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Acceptance Lab was opened on March 29, 2018 at the Office of Materials Management (OMM) facility in Indianapolis. The state-of-the-art lab conducts acceptance testing on HMA samples from INDOT’s Crawfordsville and Greenfield districts, as well as testing of appeals samples from the other four INDOT districts. Each HMA sample undergoes multiple sequences acceptance testing processes. In 2019, project SPR-4353 “Central HMA Acceptance Lab Process Improvement Project” was conducted with the goal to improve organization, flow of work and efficiency in the central region HMA Acceptance Lab for all tests done, and provide implementation leading to the reduction of turnaround time from six days to four days. This project follows key recommended actions from SPR-4353 to implementation.
HMA, lab, testing, schedule, work order
Joint Transportation Research Program
Indiana Department of Transportation
West Lafayette, IN
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