Accession Number : ADA180369

Title :   Manual for the Research Quality Management System, Structures Laboratory, Concrete Technology Division.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wakeley,Lillian D

PDF Url : ADA180369

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : A Research Quality Management System has been established to direct quality practices in research and testing in the Concrete Technology Division (CTD) of the Structures Laboratory at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. This system covers all aspects of research and test plans, standard and nonstandard test methods, data analysis, and documentation for projects undertaken within or contracted from the CTD. It describes implementation of the system among CTD staff, emphasizing calibration and verification of test equipment, training in quality assurance and standard practices, and documentation of these. It includes descriptions of systems for numbering research and test materials anspecimens, and guidelines for justified departures from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or other standard practices. The use of such communication tools as Research and Technical Project Plans, nonconformance reports, and other standard forms of documentation are described. A glossary and examples of standard forms appear in Appendices.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *QUALITY ASSURANCE, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MANUALS, HANDBOOKS, INSPECTION, RECORDS MANAGEMENT, ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORIES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, CONCRETE, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, CALIBRATION, VALIDATION, QUALITY CONTROL, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, CEMENTS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING, PLANNING, QUALITY, STRUCTURES, TEST METHODS, TOOLS

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE