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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2023. Risk-Based Construction Inspection: A Guide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27099.
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44 AMG automated machine guidance CE&I Construction Engineering and Inspection CTMM concrete temperature and maturity meter D-B design-build D-B-B design-bid-build DSLR digital single-lens reflex DTM digital terrain models ESAL equivalent single axle load FTE full-time equivalent GIS geographic information system GLONASS Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System GNSS global navigation satellite system GPR ground penetrating radar HMA hot mix asphalt IA independent assurance IC intelligent compaction IRI International Roughness Index ITPs inspection and testing plans NICET National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies NDT nondestructive test NTPEP National Transportation Product Evaluation Program PCCP Portland cement concrete pavements PI probability impact PMTP paver-mounted thermal profiler PWL percent within limits QA quality assurance QC quality control QPL qualified products list RBI risk-based inspection RTS robotic total station SME subject matter expert UASs unmanned aerial systems UAV unmanned aerial vehicle Acronyms

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Due to budget cuts and reduced experience levels of inspectors and engineers, state departments of transportation (DOTs) have implemented risk-based strategies to achieve greater efficiency in construction inspection. These strategies include prioritizing inspection based on inherent risks related to construction operations, using emerging technology applications to save time, and accepting certification and contractors' test results to offset shortages of experienced inspection resources.

NCHRP Research Report 1039: Risk-Based Construction Inspection: A Guide, from TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program, discusses the importance of construction inspection and aims to assist state DOTs and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration in meeting quality standards.

Supplemental to the report are NCHRP Web-Only Document 344: Risk-Based Construction Inspection: Conduct of Research Report and an Inspection Risk Assessment Questionnaire.

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