Standard Practice for
Developing a Quality Assurance Plan
for Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA)
AASHTO Designation:R 42-06
1.1.This standard practice presents specific details necessary to effectively control the production and placement of hot mix asphalt (HMA).
1.2.This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use.
It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safetyand health practices and to determine the applicability
of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2.1.This practice provides the necessary quality assurance plan for control, verification, and acceptance of HMA pavement.
It contains requirements for both quality control and acceptance.
2.1.1.This practice provides framework for a quality control plan that establishes minimum requirements and activities for a contractor’s quality control (QC) System related to HMA production, and placement.
These requirements include a listing of the inspections and tests necessary to substantiate material and product conformance to the specifications.
The primary method of field quality control employs the use of the Superpave gyratory compactor and evaluation of the volumetric properties of the mix.
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