All testing of pavements shall be undertaken by a company (laboratory) who is accredited with IANZ for mechanical testing in compliance with NZS ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories and specific technical criteria where appropriate.
The testing company shall be directed and managed solely by the Engineer or their Representative. Frequent contact shall occur between the testing company and Engineer during pavement testing to ensure that the location, frequency and results of the testing meets the Engineer’s design requirements and the requirements of the IDC.
The testing company forms an integral part of the Engineer’s certification of the pavement and determining the long term serviceability of the new or reconstructed road. It can not be stressed enough that the Engineer is the sole manager of the testing company’s certification activities on their behalf.
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