Introduction to Manual of Sampling and Testing

Purpose and Scope:

This Manual contains the acceptance sampling and testing procedures for a type of specification material. The Manual is to provide a guide to the engineers and inspectors who will be inspecting, sampling and testing materials for use in highway construction and maintenance.

The procedures contained in this Manual are for acceptance sampling and testing only, however, the methods for sampling and testing are applicable to Independent Assurance Sampling and Testing.

Any questions as to whether material is to be sampled or exactly how the material should be accepted, contact the appropriate section of the Office of Materials Management, through the District Engineer of Tests.

The sampling and testing procedures contained in this manual may not cover every item used by the Department. Those items are listed in the Index as "Not Available" (NA).