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Administrative Group

The Materials and Tests Unit has the responsibility of establishing acceptance criteria for materials and manufactured products to be incorporated into the North Carolina highway system and insuring that these materials and manufactured products meet these criteria and will function as intended.

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Administrative Group
100
  
Geomaterials and Services Group

The Materials and Tests Unit's Central Laboratory is located in Raleigh, NC and is comprised of 3 separate testing laboratories including Asphalt, Geomaterials, and Structural Materials.

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Central Laboratory
400
  
Structural Materials and Services Group

The Regional Laboratories Group is comprised of 7 laboratory groups logistically spread across the state that perform laboratory testing for Soils, Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete, and other materials. 

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Regional Laboratories
500
  
Field Operations

The Field Operations area is responsible for sampling and testing the various materials used in the construction and maintenance of our highway system.

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Field Operations
800
  
Data Collection and Investigations

The Research and Investigations Section (R&IS) is responsible for performing research into new materials submitted for use in our highway system.

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Data Collection and Investigations
600
  
Stockroom

Supports the Materials and Tests Unit and Divisions by providing testing related equipment and supplies used to ensure materials and products meet quality requirements.

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Stockroom
300
  
Pavement Design and Analysis Service Group

​Pavement Design and Analysis provides pavement designs for TIP projects and Division projects.

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Pavement Design and Analysis
900
  

​The Materials and Tests Unit hosts various inspection schools/classes to provide technicians the appropriate certifications needed to sample and/or test materials used on construction projects.  Materials and Tests Technical Trainers are responsible for scheduling and leading most of these inspection schools/classes and are also available to help with material concerns on projects.  

Inspection Schools and Technical Trainers
200
  

​The Quality Systems Section has the responsibility of ensuring that the specified materials utilized on NCDOT projects have the appropriate certifications, test reports or other required information necessary to certify the materials.  This Section is responsible for the Project and Material certification processes. (Project Closeout Processes)

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Producer/Supplier Facility Approval and Material Certifications
1,000
  
Asphalt Materials and Services Group

​The Manufactured Products Group is responsible for the inspection and approval of metal, concrete, plastic, timber, and composite products and their fabrication facilities. This group is also responsible for the development and management of the RFID/barcode product tracking program and mobile computing applications for sampling, testing, acceptance, and tracking of products, materials, and samples.

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Manufactured Products
700
  
Asphalt Pavement Specialists

Asphalt Pavement Specialists provide field expertise for Resident Engineer personnel & Contractor personnel with investigating asphalt laydown issues.

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Asphalt Pavement Specialists
1,100