Factors affecting quality of pavement construction in Saudi Arabia

(1993) Factors affecting quality of pavement construction in Saudi Arabia. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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Asphalt pavement's quality is affected by many variable interrelated factors (i.e. traffic, climate, material's quality,…etc.). Such factors make pavement construction process complex. In the past few years, some of the newly constructed asphalt pavemetn in the Kingdom's Highways have shown some type of distress requiring rehabilitations at an early age. The main objective of this study is to identify factors affecting asphalt pavements' quality on the Kingdom's Highways during its construction. The effect of the factors were measured by their Effect Index throughout a questionnaire survey of the Kingdom's Highway Contractors. The results show that some factors which have major effect and effect levels occurred in the Kingdom. Such as selection of the lowest bidder; qualification of owner inspection team; acceptance procedure; and aggregate and asphalt cement quality. This result indicates the need to implement a precise QA/QC program to improve asphalt pavements' quality on the Kingdom's Highways.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Architectural
Department: College of Design and Built Environment > Construction Engineering and Management
Committee Advisor: Bubshait, Abdulaziz A.
Committee Members: Assaf, Sadi A. and Al-Abdul-Wahhab, Hammed
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2008 13:53
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:53
URI: https://eprints.kfupm.edu.sa/id/eprint/9967