Assignment of the Subcommittee on Materials

The subcommittee shall prepare, publish and keep current: (1) specifications for materials used in the construction and maintenance of all transportation facilities including highways, bridges and structures; (2) specifications for standard methods of sampling and testing such materials and other items incident to construction, maintenance and operation of such facilities; and (3) information on the performance of special products evaluated by Member Departments.

It shall also act for the Association in monitoring and administering the operation of the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL) conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and provide necessary liaison with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the American Society for Testing and Materials; and provide a forum for the exchange of information and where appropriate promote the use of new materials and develop and recommend methods of tests for such materials. It shall identify and report to its parent standing committee on any federal regulatory mandates of national concern. Each Member Department shall be entitled to membership thereon.

To ensure consistency and the best thinking of the Association, the subcommittee shall work cooperatively, as appropriate, with other technical subcommittees.