TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 699: Guidelines for the Use of Pavement Warranties on Highway Construction Projects is designed to help guide state departments of transportation (DOTs) in establishing pavement warranty programs.
The guide identifies programmatic and project-level decision criteria that DOTs should consider when implementing and sustaining a program. The guide presents strategies to mitigate project-specific risks and also includes model warranty specification provisions.
The guide also includes a decision tool to help identify program-level issues and project-specific risks. The tool is included on a CD-ROM that is packaged with the printed version of the report.
The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB's website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.
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Table of Contents
|General Literature (Comparison of National and International Experience)||5-5|
|Transitioning from Materials and Workmanship to Performance Warranties||8-8|
|Process Offered for Owners to Define and Manage Performance||9-11|
|California DOT (Caltrans)||13-13|
|Colorado DOT (CDOT)||14-14|
|Florida DOT (FDOT)||15-15|
|Indiana DOT (INDOT)||16-16|
|Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD)||17-17|
|Michigan DOT (MDOT)||18-18|
|Ohio DOT (ODOT)||20-20|
|Wisconsin DOT (WisDOT)||21-21|
|Type 3 Long-Term Performance Warranties||22-22|
|Selecting Performance Indicators||24-24|
|Setting Functional or Distress Thresholds||25-28|
|Setting the Warranty Period||29-29|
|Risk Allocation and Contracting Considerations||31-31|
|Warranty Decision Tool||36-36|
|Results on Test Applications of the Tool||37-37|
|Comments Regarding Structure and Content of the Tool||38-39|
|Developing Warranty Provisions||41-44|
|Chapter 4 - Conclusions and Recommendations||45-46|
|Abbreviations and Symbols||53-53|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||55-55|