Materials Manual

Publication Number
M 46-01
Publication Version
M 46-01.45
Manual Manager
Kevin Burns
Materials Laboratory, Engineering and Regional Operations Division

The Materials Manual contains all the testing procedures that are agency created, modified, or adopted in part. There are 95 field operating testing procedures and 11 materials standard operating procedures.

Individual Test Methods and Field Operating Procedures

QC 1 (PDF 1.2MB) Standard Practice for Cement Producers That Certify Portland Cement

QC 2 (PDF 1.2MB) Standard Practice for Asphalt Suppliers That Certify Performance Graded Asphalts

QC 3 (PDF 299KB) Quality System Laboratory Review

QC 4 (PDF 154KB) Standard Practice for Fly Producers/Importers/Distributors That Certify Fly Ash

QC 5 (PDF 155KB) Standard Practice for Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag Producers/Importers/Distributors That Certify Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag

QC 6 (PDF 413KB) Annual Prestressed Plant Review and Approval Process

QC 7 (PDF 414KB) Annual Precast Plant Review and Approval Process

QC 8 (PDF 414KB) Standard Practice for Development of Hot Mix Asphalt Mix Designs

QC 9 (PDF 145KB) Standard Practice for Approval of Recycled Materials Facilities of WSDOT Recycled Concrete and Returned Concrete

QC 10 (PDF 214KB) Standard Practice for Approval of Recycled Materials Facilities from Stockpiles of Unknown Sources

QC 11 (PDF 227KB) Standard practice for Aggregate Producers participating in the Quality Aggregate Program

QC 12 (PDF 131KB) Standard practice for Evaluation of Aggregate Sources

TM 2 (PDF 1.1MB) FOP for WAQTC for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete

TM 13 (PDF 1.4MB) Volumetric Properties of Asphalt Mixtures

TM 14 (PDF 1.4MB) Laboratory Prepared Asphalt Mixture Specimens

TM 15 (PDF 656KB)    Laboratory Theoretical Maximum Dry Density of Granular Soil and Soil/Aggregate

T 19 (PDF 148KB) Unit Weight and Voids in Aggregates (Checklist Only)

T 22 (PDF 490KB) FOP for AASHTO for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

T 27/T 11 (PDF 395KB) FOP for WAQTC/AASHTO for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

T 30 (PDF 319KB) Mechanical Analysis of Extracted Aggregate

R 47 (PDF 234KB) Reducing Samples of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) to Testing Size

R 66 (PDF 1.0MB) Sampling Bituminous Materials

R 75 (PDF 184KB) Developing a Family of Curves

R 76 (PDF 1.0MB) Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size

R 79 (PDF 475KB) Vacuum Drying Compacted Asphalt Specimens

T 85 (PDF 245KB) Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate

T 89 (PDF 264KB) Determining the Liquid Limit of Soils

R 90 (PDF 327KB) Sampling Aggregate Products

T 90 (PDF 1.0MB) Determining the Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soils (Checklist Only)

R 97 (PDF 1.0MB) FOP for AASHTO R 97, Sampling of Asphalt Mixtures

T 99 (PDF 161KB) FOP for AASHTO for Moisture-Density Relations of Soils Using a 5.5-lb (2.5-kg) Rammer and a 12 in (305 mm) Drop

R 100 (424KB)    Method of Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

T 106 (PDF 1.2MB) FOP for AASHTO for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2 in or (50 mm) Cube Specimens)

T 112 (PDF 1.0MB) Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in Aggregates

T 113 (PDF 1.3MB) Method of Test for Determination of Degradation Value

T 119 (PDF 224KB) FOP for AASHTO for Standard Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

T 121 (PDF 1.2MB) Density (Unit Weight), Yield and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete

T 123 (PDF 1.1MB) Method of Test for Bark Mulch

T 125 (PDF 1.1MB) Determination of Fiber Length Percentages in Wood Strand Mulch

T 126 (PDF 1.0MB) Determination of Fiber Length Percentages in Hydraulically-Applied Erosion Control Products

T 127 (PDF 1.1MB) Preparation of Leachate Sample for Testing Texocity of HECP Effluents

SOP 128 (PDF 1.1MB) Sampling for Aggregate Source Approval

T 152 (PDF 253KB) FOP for WAQTC/AASHTO for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method

T 166 (PDF 468KB) FOP for AASHTO for Bulk Specific Gravity of Compacted Hot Mix Asphalt Using Saturated Surface-Dry Specimens

T 176 (PDF 451KB) FOP for AASHTO for Plastic Fines in Graded Aggregates and Soils by Use of the Sand Equivalent Test

T 180 (PDF 161KB) FOP for AASHTO for Moisture-Density Relations of Soils Using a 10 lb (4.54 kg) Rammer and an 18 in (457 mm) Drop

T 196 (PDF 1.0MB) Air Content of Concrete (Volumetric Method) (Checklist Only)

T 209 (PDF 254KB) FOP for AASHTO for Method of Test for Maximum Specific Gravity of Hot Mix Asphalt — "Rice Density"

T 231 (PDF 1.4MB) FOP for AASHTO for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

T 255 (PDF 255KB) FOP for AASHTO for Total Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying

T 265 (PDF 1.0MB) Laboratory Determination of Moisture Content of Soils

T 272 (PDF 154KB) FOP for AASHTO for Family of Curves — One Point Method

T 288 (PDF 1.0MB) Determining Minimum Laboratory Soil Resistivity (Checklist Only)

T 304 (PDF 1.3MB) FOP for AASHTO for Uncompacted Void Content of Fine Aggregate

T 308 (PDF 241KB) FOP for AASHTO for Determining the Asphalt Binder Content of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) by the Ignition Method

T 309 (PDF 165KB) FOP for WAQTC/AASHTO for Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete

T 310 (PDF 237KB) FOP for AASHTO for In-Place Density and Moisture Content of Soil and Soil-Aggregate by Nuclear Methods (Shallow Depth)

T 312 (PDF 382KB) FOP for AASHTO for Preparing Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Specimens by Means of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor

T 313 (PDF 1.1MB) Method of Test for Cement-Latex Compatibility

T 314 (PDF 276KB) Method of Test for Photovolt Reflectance

SOP 318 (PDF 1.1MB) Standard Operating Procedure for Melting of Flexible Bituminous Pavement Marker Adhesive for Evaluation

T 324 (PDF 323KB) Hamburg Wheel-Track Testing of Compacted Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA)

T 329 (PDF 323KB) FOP for WSDOT for Moisture Content of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) by Oven Method

T 331 (PDF 342KB) Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Hot Mix Asphalt Using Automatic Vacuum Sealing Method

T 335 (PDF 266KB) FOP for AASHTO for Determining the Percentage of Fracture in Coarse Aggregate

T 355 (PDF 566KB) In-Place Density of Asphalt Mixtures Using the Nuclear Moisture-Density Gauge

T 413 (PDF 1.2MB) Method of Test for Evaluating Waterproofing Effectiveness of Membrane and Membrane-Pavement Systems

T 417 (PDF 1.2MB) Method of Test for Determining Minimum Resistivity and pH of Soil and Water

T 421 (PDF 1.2MB) Test Method for Traffic Controller Inspection and Test Procedure

T 422 (PDF 1.2MB) Test Method for Traffic Controller Transient Voltage Test (Spike Test) Procedure

T 423 (PDF 1.2MB) Traffic Controller Conflict Monitor Testing

T 424 (PDF 1.1MB) Traffic Controller Power Interruption Test Procedure

T 425 (PDF 1.2MB) Traffic Controller NEMA and 170 Type Environmental Chamber Test

T 426 (PDF 165KB) Pull-Off Test for Hot Melt Traffic Button Adhesive

T 427 (PDF 1.1MB) Loop Amplifier Testing Procedure

T 428 (PDF 1.0MB) Test Method for Traffic Controller Compliance Inspection and Test Procedure

SOP 429 (PDF 1.1MB) Methods for Determining the Acceptance of Traffic Signal Controller Assembly

T 430 (PDF 1.0MB) Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System Compliance Inspection and Test Procedure

T 432 (PDF 165KB) Flexibility Test for Hot-Melt Adhesives

T 501 (PDF 1.1MB) Determine Durability of Very Weak Rock

T 610 (PDF 1.1MB) Method of Test for the Capillary Rise of Soils

SOP 615 (PDF 1.2MB) Determination of the % Compaction for Embankment & Untreated Surfacing Materials Using the Nuclear Moisture-Density Gauge

T 716 (PDF 386KB) Method of Random Sampling for Location of Testing and Sampling Sites

T 720 (PDF 244KB) Method of Test for Thickness Measurement of Hot Mix Asphalt Cores

SOP 729 (PDF 186KB) Determination of the Moving Average of Theoretical Maximum Density (TMD) for HMA

SOP 730 (PDF 208KB) Standard Operating Procedure for Correlation of Nuclear Gauge Determined Density with Asphalt Concrete Pavement Cores

SOP 731 (PDF 347KB) Method for Determining Volumetric Properties of Asphalt Concrete Pavement Class Superpave

SOP 732 (PDF 677KB) Standard Operating Procedure for Superpave Volumetric Design for Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA)

SOP 733 (PDF 1.3MB) Standard Operating Procedure for Determination of Pavement Density Differentials Using the Nuclear Density Gauge

SOP 734 (PDF 1.1KB) Standard Operating Procedure for Sampling Hot Mix Asphalt After Compaction (Obtaining Cores)

SOP 735 (PDF 228KB) Standard Operating Procedure for Longitudinal Joint Density

SOP 736 (PDF 228KB) In-Place Density of Bituminous Mixes Using Cores

SOP 737 (PDF 201KB) Procedure for the Forensic Testing of HMA Field Cores

SOP 738 (PDF 163KB) Establishing Maximum Field Density for Recycled Concrete Aggregates by Test Point Evaluation

T 802 (PDF 1.2MB) Method of Test for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam With Center-Point Loading)

C 805 (PDF 193KB) Rebound Hammer Determination of Compressive Strength of Hardened Concrete

T 807 (PDF 348KB) Method of Operation of California Profilograph and Evaluation of Profiles

T 808 (PDF 1.1MB) Method for Making Flexural Test Beams

T 813 (PDF 275KB) Field Method of Fabrication of 2 in (50 mm) Cube Specimens for Compressive Strength Testing of Grouts and Mortars

T 814 (PDF 1.1MB) Method of Test for Water Retention Efficiency of Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds and Impermeable Sheet Materials for Curing Concrete

T 818 (PDF 193KB) Air Content of Freshly Mixed Self-Compacting Concrete by the Pressure Method

T 819 (PDF 186KB) Making and Curing Self-Compacting Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

C 882 (PDF 232KB) Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Epoxy-Resin Systems used with Concrete by Slant Shear

SOP 914 (PDF 1.2MB) Practice for Sampling of Geosynthetic Material for Testing

T 915 (PDF 1.1MB) Practice for Conditioning of Geotextiles for Testing

T 923 (PDF 1.0MB) Thickness Measurement of Geotextiles

T 925 (PDF 2.3MB) Standard Practice for Determination of Long-Term Strength for Geosynthetic Reinforcement

T 926 (PDF 1.0MB) Geogrid Brittleness Test

C 939 (PDF 297KB) FOP for ASTM for Flow of Grout for Preplaced-Aggregate Concrete (Flow Cone Method)

C1231 (PDF 246KB) Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Strength of Hardened Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

C 1611 (PDF 207KB) FOP for ASTM C 1611/C 1611M Standard Test Method for Slump Flow of Self-Consolidating Concrete

C 1621 (PDF 412KB) FOP for ASTM C 1621/C 1621M Standard Test Method for Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-Ring

D 2628/M 220 (PDF 1.2MB) Standard Specification for Preformed Polychloroprene Elastomeric Joint Seals for Concrete Pavements (Checklist Only)

D 4354 (PDF 1.1MB) Standard Practice for Sampling of Geosynthetics for Testing

D 6931 (PDF 217KB) Standard Test Method for Indirect Tensile (IDT) Strength of Bituminous Mixtures

D 7012 (PDF 1.0MB) Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength and Elastic Moduli of Intact Rock Core Specimens under Varying States of Stress and Temperatures

D 7091 (PDF136KB) Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to Ferrous Metals and Nonmagnetic, Nonconductive Coatings Applied to Non-Ferrous Metals (Checklist only)

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