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Sampling and Testing Procedures

The following methods shall be performed in accordance with the respective designation:

Series 100 - Sampling (November 8, 2017)

Arizona Test Methods

Designation Published Date Title
ARIZ 103b December 4, 2015
Sampling Bituminous Materials
ARIZ 104f November 8, 2017 Sampling Bituminious Mixtures
ARIZ 105f December 4, 2014
Sampling Soils and Aggregates
ARIZ 108 July 1969 Sampling Hydrated Lime and Lime Products
ARIZ 109 July 1969 Sampling Metallic Materials
ARIZ 110 July 1969 Sampling Miscellaneous Materials

AASHTO Standards

Designation Title
R 60 Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
R 71 Sampling and Amount of Testing of Hydraulic Cement
R 76 Reducing Field Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
   
Note: It shall be assured that the appropriate methods as given in the project requirements are being adhered to.
Note: Refer to "Materials Quality Assurance Program", for current guidelines on sampling of materials for acceptance, independent assurance, and correlation testing.




Series 200 - Soils and Aggregates (November 8, 2017)

Arizona Test Methods

Designation Published Date Title
ARIZ 201d December 4, 2015 Sieving of Coarse and Fine Graded Soils and Aggregates
ARIZ 205c July 1985 Composite Grading
ARIZ 210c
November 2, 2016 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
ARIZ 211f November 8, 2017 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
ARIZ 212f
November 2, 2016
Percentage of Fractured Coarse Aggregate Particles
ARIZ 220 July 1969 Determination of Cement Content Required for Cement Treated Mixtures
ARIZ 221 July 1969 Moisture-Density Relations of Cement Treated Mixtures
ARIZ 222b November 1981 Rock Correction Proecedure for Maximum Density Determination of Cement Treated Mixtures
ARIZ 223 July 1969 Field Density of Cement Treated Mixtures by Sand Cone Method or by Rubber Balloon Method
ARIZ 225b December 4, 2015 Maximum Dry Density and Optimum Moisture of Soils by Proctor Method A
ARIZ 226 July 1969 Maximum Density and Optimum Moisture of Soils - Methods C and D
ARIZ 227d
November 2, 2016
Rock Correction Procedure for Maximum Dry Density and Optimum Moisture Content Determination
ARIZ 229a November 1981 Calibration of Standard Sand and Sand Cone
ARIZ 230a November 14, 2008 Field Density by the Sand Cone Method
ARIZ 232b November 14, 2008 Moisture-Density Relationship Using Typical Moisture-Density Curves (One Point Proctor) Method A
ARIZ 233d December 4, 2015 Flakiness Index of Coarse Aggregate
ARIZ 235 November 1, 1992 Density and Moisture Content of Soil and Soil-Aggregate Mixtures by the Nuclear Method
ARIZ 236d
November 2, 2016
Determining pH and Minimum Resistivity of Soils and Aggregates
ARIZ 237b September 5, 1996 Determining pH and Soluble Salts of Soils
ARIZ 238a September 5, 1996 Percent Carbonates in Aggregate
ARIZ 240a September 5, 1996 Sieve Analysis and Separation of Salvaged AC Pavement Particles for Recycled Asphaltic Concrete
ARIZ 241a December 1987 Compressive Strength of Molded Cement Treated Base or Soil-Cement Specimens
ARIZ 242a September 5, 1996 Sand Equivalent Test for Mineral Aggregate for Asphaltic Concrete Friction Course
ARIZ 244 July 1985 Artificial Grading of Mineral Aggregate
ARIZ 245a December 4, 2015 Maximum Dry Density and Optimum Moisture of Soils by Proctor Alternate Method D
ARIZ 246b April 19, 2013 Moisture-Density Relationship using Typical Moisture-Density Curves (One Point Proctor) Alternate method D
ARIZ 247b December 4, 2015 Particle Shape and Texture of Fine Aggregate Using Uncompacted Void Content
ARIZ 248 September 1, 1993 Alternate Procedures for Sieving of Coarse and Fine Graded Soils and Aggregates
ARIZ 249 September 5, 1996 Remolded Ring Samples for Direct Shear, Swell, and Consolidation
ARIZ 251a March 31, 2010 Combined Coarse and Fine Aggregate Specific Gravity and Absorption

AASHTO Standards

Designation Title
R 58 Dry Preparation of Disturbed Soil and Soil-Aggregate Samples for Test
R 76 Reducing Field Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
T 19 Unit Weight and Voids in Aggregate
T 89 Determining the Liquid Limit of Soils
T 90 Determining the Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soils
T 96 Resistance to Abrasion of Small Size Coarse Aggregate by use of the Los Angeles Machine
T 104 Soundness of Aggregate by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate
T 135 Wetting-and-Drying Test of Compacted Soil-Cement Mixtures
T 136 Freezing-and-Thawing Tests of Compacted Soil-Cement Mixtures
T 176 Plastic Fines in Graded Aggregates and Soils by Use of the Sand Equivalent Test
T 190 Resistance to R-Value and Expansion Pressure of Compacted Soils
T 217 Determination of Moisture in Soils by Means of a Calcium Carbide Gas Pressure Moisture Tester
T 220 Determination of Strength of Soil-Lime Mixtures
T 255 Total Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying
T 265 Laboratory Determination of Moisture Content of Soils

ASTM Standards

Designation Title
D4791 Flat and Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate
   
Note: It shall be assured that the appropriate test methods and standards as given in the project requirements are being adhered to.



Series 300 - Concrete (November 2, 2016)

Arizona Test Methods

Designation      Published Date Title
ARIZ 308a
July 1980 Method of Adjusting Concrete Mixes for Variations in Moisture Content
ARIZ 309a
November 1970 Testing Impervious Materials & Compounds for Curing Concrete
ARIZ 310a
July 1, 1992 Measuring Texture Depth of Portland Cement Concrete With Metal Tine Finish
ARIZ 311a
September 5, 1996 Method of Test for Flow of Grout Mixtures (Flow Cone Method)
ARIZ 314c
November 2, 2016
Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
ARIZ 315
October 1, 1999 Precast Mortar Blocks Test
ARIZ 317a
December 15, 2006 Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete
ARIZ 318a
November 2, 2016
Estimating the Development of Concrete Strength by Maturity Method

AASHTO Standards

Designation Title
T 22 Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
T 23 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
T 97 Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam with Third-Point Loading)
T 119 Slump of Portland Cement Concrete
T 121 Weight per Cubic Foot, Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
T 126 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory
T 152 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
T 231 Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

 

ASTM Standards

Designation Title
C31 Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
C39 Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
C78 Flexural Strength of Concrete
C138 Density (Unit Weight), Yield and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
C143 Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
C172 Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
C173 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Volumetric Method
C231 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Pressure Method 
C617 Capping Cylinderical Concrete Specimens 
C1064 Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete
C1231 Standard Practice for Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Strength of Hardened Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
   
 Note: It shall be assured that the appropriate test methods as given in the project requirements are being adhered to.

 


Series 400 - Bituminous Mixtures (December 4, 2015)

Arizona Test Methods

Designation Published Date Title
ARIZ 406d
December 4, 2015
Moisture Content of Bituminous Mixtures
ARIZ 410f
December 4, 2015 Compaction and Testing of Bituminous Mixtures Utilizing Four Inch Marshall Apparatus
ARIZ 411a
September 28, 2012 Determination of Bituminous Distributor Truck Transverse Spread Rate
ARIZ 412b
November 14, 2008 Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures by the Nuclear Method
ARIZ 413
November 1981 Extraction of Asphalt from Bituminous Mixtures by Soxhlet Extraction
ARIZ 415d
December 4, 2014 Bulk Specific Gravity and Bulk Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
ARIZ 416e
December 4, 2015 Preparing and Splitting Field Samples of Bituminous Mixtures for Testing
ARIZ 417e December 4, 2015 Maximum Theoretical Specific Gravity and Density of Field Produced Bituminous Mixtures (Rice Test)
ARIZ 421
September 5, 1996 Bituminous Material Content of Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures by the Nuclear Method
ARIZ 422
September 5, 1996 Compaction and Testing of Bituminous Mixtures Utilizing 152.4 mm (Six Inch) Marshall Apparatus 
ARIZ 424d
December 4, 2014
Determination of Air Voids in Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
ARIZ 427a
April 19, 2013 Asphalt Binder Content of Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures by the Ignition Furnace Method
ARIZ 428
April 19, 2013 Asphalt Binder Content of Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures Containing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) by the Ignition Furnace Method

AASHTO Standards

Designation Title
T 164 Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Binder from Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA)
T 283 Resistance of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures to Moisture Induced Damage
T 312 Preparing and Determining the Density of Asphalt Mixture Specimens by Means of Superpave Gyratory Compactor
   
 Note:
 
It shall be assured that the appropriate test methods as given in the project requirements are being adhered to.


Series 500 - Bituminous Materials (December 4, 2015)

Arizona Test Methods

Designation Published Date Title
ARIZ 502b
October 1, 1999
Percentage of Uncoated Particles Using Asphalt Emulsions
ARIZ 504
July 1980
 
Vacuum Recovery of Asphalt Emulsion Residue

ARIZ 505a
September 5, 1996 Asphalt Rejuvenating Agent Residue Insoluble in Petroleum Ether
ARIZ 509a
September 5, 1996 Rapid Determination of Asphaltenes and Chemical Reactivity of Asphalts
ARIZ 511
November 1981 Recovery of Asphalt from Extraction Solution
ARIZ 512b
December 4, 2015 Residue by Evaporation

AASHTO Standards

Designation Title
M 82
Cutback Asphalt (Medium-Curing Type)
M 320
Performance Graded Asphalt Binder
R 28
Accelerated Aging of Asphalt Binder Using a Pressurized Aging Vessel (PAV)
T 44
Solubility of Bituminous Materials
T 48
Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup
T 49
Penetration of Bituminous Materials
T 50
Float Test for Bituminous Materials
T 51
Ductility of Bituminous Materials
T 53
Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring and Ball Apparatus)
T 55
Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation
T 59
Testing Emulsified Asphalts
T 72
Saybolt Viscosity
T 78
Distillation of Cut-Back Asphaltic (Bituminous) Products
T 79
Flash Point with Tag Open-Cup Apparatus for Use with Material Having a Flash Less Than 93.3 °C (200 °F)
T 201
Kinematic Viscosity of Asphalts
T 202
Viscosity of Asphalts by Vacuum Capillary Viscometer
T 228
Specific Gravity of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials
T 240
Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin Film Oven Test)
T 301
Elastic Recovery Test of Bituminous Materials by Means of a Ductilometer
T 313
Determining the Flexural Creep Stiffness of Asphalt Binder Using the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR)
T 315
Determining the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Binder Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)
T 316
Viscosity Determination of Asphalt Binder Using Rotational Viscometer
T 350 Multiple Stress Creep Recovery (MSCR) Using Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)

ASTM Standards

Designation Title
D5329
Hot-Applied Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks in Pavement
D7741
Apparent Viscosity of Asphalt-Rubber Using a Rotational Handheld Viscometer
   
Note:
It shall be assured that the appropriate test methods and specifications as given in the project requirements are being adhered to.

Series 600 - Cement and Related Materials (July 15, 2005)

AASHTO Standards

Designation Title
T 21
Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete
T 71 Effect of Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregate on Strength of Mortar
T 105
Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement
T 106
Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortar (Using 50 mm or 2-in. Cube Specimens) 
T 107
Autoclave Expansion of Portland Cement 
T 129
Normal Consistency of Hydraulic Cement
T 131
Time of Setting of Hydraulic Cement by Vicat Needle 
T 133
Density of Hydraulic Cement
T 137
Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar
T 153
Fineness of Portland Cement by Air Permeablility Apparatus
T 162
Mechanical Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Pastes and Mortars of Plastic Consistency 

ASTM Standards

Designation Title
C25
Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quicklime, and Hydrated Lime
C110
Physical Testing of Quicklime, Hydrated Lime, and Limestone
   
Note:
It shall be assured that the appropriate test methods as given in the project requirements are being adhered to.

Series 700 - Chemical and Specialty (December 4, 2015)

Arizona Test Methods

Designation Published Date Title
ARIZ 702a
October 1, 1999 Testing of Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Material
ARIZ 714b  December 15, 2006 Sampling and Sieving of Crumb Rubber
ARIZ 719c July 15, 2005
Heating and Drying Materials in Microwave Oven
ARIZ 725a September 5, 1996 Tensile Proof Dowel Test
ARIZ 726a September 5, 1996
Reflectance, Dry Opacity, and Yellowness Index of Traffic Paint
ARIZ 727a September 5, 1996
Chloride in Hardened Concrete
ARIZ 729b March 31, 2010
Exchangeable Sodium in Topsoil
ARIZ 732a April 19, 2013 Calcium Carbonate in Topsoil (Neutralization Potential of Topsoil)
ARIZ 733b December 4, 2014
Sulfate in Soils
ARIZ 734 October 1, 1999
Determination of Portland Cement Content in Cement Treated Base Material
ARIZ 735a July 15, 2005
Testing of Thermoplastic Pavement Marking Material
ARIZ 736b December 4, 2014
Chloride in Soils
ARIZ 738 July 15, 2005
Chloride in Concrete Admixtures
ARIZ 742 March 31, 2010
Mean Macrotexture Depth of Milled Pavement
ARIZ 743 April 19, 2013
Titanium Dioxide in Paints and Thermoplastics
ARIZ 744 April 19, 2013
Rock Salt in Crash Barrel Sand

AASHTO Standards

Designation Title
T 26
Quality of Water To Be Used in Concrete
T 42
Preformed Expansion Joint Filler for Concrete Construction
T 65
Mass [Weight] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings
T 244
Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

ASTM Standards

Designation Title
D1155
Roundness of Glass Spheres
D2240
Rubber Properties - Durometer Hardness
D4491
Water Permeability of Geotextiles by Permittivity
E18
Rockwell Hardness and Rockwell Superficial Hardness of Metallic Materials


Note:
It shall be assured that the appropriate test methods as given in the project requirements are being adhered to.

Series 800 - Design (March 31, 2017)

Arizona Test Methods

Designation Published Date Title
ARIZ 801a
July 1, 1992
Evaluation of Profiles
ARIZ 802h
March 31, 2017
Effect of Water on Strength of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (Immersion Compression Test)
ARIZ 805b
November 1981 Centrifuge Kerosene Equivalent of Aggregate, Including K-Factor
ARIZ 806e
December 1987
Maximum Theoretical Specific Gravity of Laboratory Prepared Bituminous Mixtures (Rice Test)
ARIZ 807
July 1969 Design of Slurry Seal
ARIZ 814b
March 31, 2017
Design of Asphaltic Concrete Friction Course
ARIZ 815d
February 22, 2013
Marshall Mix Design Method for Asphaltic Concrete
ARIZ 819a
October 1, 1999
Design of Exposed Aggregate Seal Coats
ARIZ 822
November 1981 Determination of Additive or Asphalt Blend Required for Modification of Asphalt Viscosity
ARIZ 825a
October 1, 1999
Method of Test for Determining the Quantity of Asphalt Rejuvenating Agent Required for an Asphaltic Pavement
ARIZ 829a
July 15, 2005
Evaluation of Pavement Smoothness
ARIZ 832a
February 22, 2013
Marshall Mix Design Method for Asphaltic Concrete (Asphalt-Rubber) [AR-AC]
ARIZ 833
February 22, 2013
Marshall Mix Design Method for Asphaltic Concrete with Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP)
   
Note: It shall be assured that the appropriate test methods as given in the project requirements are being adhered to.

Appendix (December 4, 2015)

Arizona Test Methods

Designation Published Date Title
Appendix A1
December 4, 2015
Rounding Procedure
Appendix A2
July 15, 2005 Metric Guide 
Appendix A3
September 28, 2012 Equipment Calibration and Verification 

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