Material Quality Assurance Processes, Details and Frequencies

Office of Materials Technology

The Material Quality Assurance Processes Manual is published online as a centralized location for tasks, procedures and frequencies for the evaluation of material quality. Use this manual along with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Standard and Supplemental Specifications for Construction and Materials , the Book of Standards for Highway and Incidental Structures and other specification sources. The Material Quality Assurance Process Manual does not supersede any official specification but is intended to summarize the Quality Assurance (QA) process by material.

This manual is updated as noted below. MDOT SHA does not print hard copies of the manual for distribution.

Material Quality Assurance Processes Manual

  1. Introduction (PDF, 300 KB)

  3. Table of Contents (PDF, 150 KB)

  5. Material Quality Assurance Processes by Technical Team

    1. Asphalt Technology Division (PDF, 650 KB)
    2. Concrete Technology Division (PDF, 800 KB)
    3. Landscape Programs Division (PDF, 600 KB)
    4. Materials Management Division (PDF, 500 KB)
    5. Soils and Aggregates Technology Division (PDF, 750 KB)
    6. Structural Materials and Pavement Markings Division (PDF, 950 KB)
    7. Traffic Operations Division (PDF, 550 KB)

  6. Appendices

    1. Appendix A - Complete Material Listing (PDF, 500 KB)
    2. Appendix B - Specification to Material Index (PDF, 350 KB)
    3. Appendix C - Frequency Guide, All Phases (PDF, 750 KB)
    4. Appendix D - Frequency Guide, Construction Phases (PDF, 500 KB)
    5. Appendix E - Frequency Guide, Small Quantity Provisions (PDF, 400 KB)

  7. Revision History:

    1. May 5, 2017 (PDF, 100 KB)
    2. October 26, 2016 (PDF, 150 KB)
    3. March 25, 2016 (PDF, 150 KB)
    4. November 20, 2015 (PDF, 100 KB)
    5. February 25, 2015 (PDF, 1.0 MB)


Mesgana Ayele
Assistant Division Chief, Materials Management Division - Materials Management Systems
MDOT SHA Office of Materials Technology
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
Office: 443-572-5021
Toll Free: 1-866-926-8501