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Technical Report Documentation

1. Report No.
2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle
Asphalt Pavement Warranties - Technology and Practice in Europe
5. Report Date
November 2003
6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s) John D’Angelo, Gary Whited, Keith Molenaar, Steven Bower, Jeffrey Russell, Gerald Huber, Richard Smutzer, David Jones, James Steele, Reaburn King, Monte Symons, Timothy Ramirez, James Wood, Jon Rice 8. Performing Organization Report No.
9. Performing Organization Name and Address
American Trade Initiatives
P.O. Box 8228
Alexandria, VA 22306-8228
10. Work Unit No.(TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Office of International Programs
Office of Policy
Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
13. Type of Report and Period Covered
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes
FHWA COTR: Hana Maier, Office of International Programs
16. Abstract

A diverse team of experts, representing the Federal, State, and local government as well as industry and academia, was assembled to research, document, and promote best practices in Europe relating to short- and long-term warranty contracting for asphalt paving projects. Specifically, the team studied methodologies to determine risk assessment for agencies and contractors; administration of warranty contracts; criteria to account for traditional performance indicators; and practices to maintain smoothness and skid resistance.

The team traveled to Denmark, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, all of which have long histories with the use of warranty contracting and are facing many of the same political, financial, and resource challenges as the United States.

The report covers key findings and recommendations relating to material and workmanship warranties, performance warranties, best-value procurement, and alternative contracting. The report concludes with recommendations for Federal, State, and local governments as well as the pavement industry.

17. Key Words
contracting, warranty, performance, pavement performance contract, best-value procurement
18. Distribution Statement
No restrictions. This document is available to the public from the: Office of International Programs, FHWA - HPIP, Room 3325, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590
19. Security Classify. (of this report)
20. Security Classify. (of this page)
21. No. of Pages
22. Price

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized

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