ASPHALT EXPERT SYSTEM ®© FAQ:

 


  

Why Need To Check On Physical Validity Of Specifications Or Technical Standards?

 

A.  On One Side The ‘SPECS VALIDATION’ ®© Optimization Has Been Invented In Order To Help Asphalt Contractors And Consulting Laboratories To Find Better Understanding With State/City/Agency Authorities, Free Themselves From Pressures, And Avoid Failures And Litigations. On The Other Side, The Authorities Could ‘Scan’ And Validate Own Specifications And Address With More Confidence The Contractors. In Fact, Most Of SPECIFICATIONS Are As ‘Wide’ As Mississippi River. The Point Is That Only Part Of River Is Navigable. Some SPECIFICATIONS Create ‘Bottle Neck’ And Give Hard Time To Contractors Misleading Them And/Or Making Impossible To Do The Job Following It. For Both Sides It Would Be Very Advisable, Smart, And Logical To Have This Fantastic Program.

As Fully Independent Program ‘SPECS VALIDATION’ ®© Optimization Is The OPTIMUM SOLVER In The Area of Specs Revision / Modifications.

Every National Road Directorate Should Have It And Use It In General Public Interest.

 

 

The Validation Is Based On The Unique DOUBLE REVERSE DESIGN Method (‘Parallel’ Physical Comparison Between Two Structures)

First, Set Of Data Representing Usual ‘Mid-Specs’ Design Values

Second, Set Of Data Representing Rational/Optimum Mix Design®© For Given Situation

 

Obtained Results Are Compared, And IF ANY OF THREE CRUCIAL PARAMETERS FALLS OUT OF PHYSICALLY ACCEPTIBLE/ALLOWED RANGE

 THE SPECIFICATIONS ARE CONSIDERED AS MISLEADING.

The Three Parameters Are: Optimum Concentration Of Skeletal Part Of Aggregate Blend, Binder Content, Effective Volumetric Concentration Of Filler Mortar Within Bituminous Mortar

 

        

 

 

THE UNIQUE IN THE WORLD ‘SPECS VALIDATION®© OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM MAKES POSSIBLE THE EXACT SPECS QUALITY EVALUATION.

IT HELPS BOTH SIDES - ASPHALT MANUFACTURERS / CONSULTING LABS AND STATE /AGENCY AUTHORITIES AS WELL - TO RAISE ALERT AND REACT PROMPTLY PREVENTING FAILURES SAVING BUDGETS, RESOURCES, AND  REPUTATION…STAYING FREE FROM DISPUTES.

 

 

THE ‘SPECS VALIDATION’®© OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM MAKES POSSIBLE A SUCCESSFUL RE-DESIGN OF THE STATE/AGENCY SPECIFICATIONS IN ORDER TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH PHYSICAL REALITY. RANGES ARE REPRESENTED BY VARIOUS PAIRS OF PARAMETERS (VFA, VTM, VMA, etc.)

 

VALID SET OF SPECIFICATIONS MEANS THE FOLLOWING:

 

1.      STRATIGIC PROTECTION OF NATIONAL ASSETS

2.      MAJOR SAVINGS,

3.      SUPERB SYSTEM CONTROL

 (CONTROL OF CONTRACTORS AND CONSULTING LABS WORK, CORRECT WORK ESTIMATE AND PAYMENTS, RESOLVED PREVIOUS DISPUTES), etc.

 

In Addition, The Following Is Possible:

 

-          Effective Troubleshooting,

-          Diagnostic Expertise,

-          Referee Analyses,

-          Redesign,

-          Confirmation Research

-          Optimum Resource Management,

-       Advanced ‘Range’ Simulations (Without Actual Lab Support Data Entry),

-         Special Asphalt Constructive Technologies Implementations,

-          Reality Studies,

-          ‘Critical Mission’ Analyses,

-          FINAL ‘Cause / Effect’ Studies

-          Conceptual Estimates

-          Scientific Research

 

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