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MICHIGAN EXPERIENCE WITH WARRANTY WORK. Warranty Program History Why Warranties ? Warranty Specifications Experience & Lessons Learned. Risk Transfer. Pavement Warranty Summary (1996 – 2002). 473 = Capital Preventive Maintenance (CPM)

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Warranty Program History
  • Why Warranties ?
  • Warranty Specifications
  • Experience & Lessons Learned
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Pavement Warranty Summary

(1996 – 2002)

473 = Capital Preventive Maintenance (CPM)

131 = Rehabilitation & Reconstruction (R&R)

2002 warranties
2002 Warranties
  • Over 90% of CPM Program
  • Over 50% of R&R Program
warranty duration
Warranty Duration
  • 2 or 3 Years (CPM)
  • 5 Years (R&R)
2 year cpm warranty
2-Year CPM Warranty
  • Chip seals
  • Micro-Surfacing
  • Crack Treatment
  • Concrete Joint Resealing
3 year cpm warranty
3-Year CPM Warranty
  • Non-Structural HMA Overlays
  • Cold Mill and HMA Resurfacing
  • Hot In-place HMA Recycling
  • Concrete Pavement Repairs
5 year rehab warranty
5-Year Rehab Warranty
  • Multiple Course HMA Overlays on -
      • Rubblized Concrete
      • Repaired HMA or Concrete
      • Crush & Shape Base
5 year new reconstruct warranty
5-Year New & Reconstruct Warranty
  • HMA Pavements
  • Concrete Pavements
why warranties
Why Warranties ?
  • Quality Control (QC) Transferred to Contractors
  • Agency Staff Reduction
  • National Initiative from Method Specifications to Performance Specifications
contractor benefits
Contractor Benefits
  • Encourages Contractor Innovation
  • Enhances Contractor Knowledge About the Product
agency benefits
Agency Benefits
  • Increased Pavement Performance
  • Reduced Pavement Life Cycle Cost
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Current Condition

40%

Percent of Network Pavement

19%

17%

10%

8%

6%

(0-2)

(3-7)

(8-12)

(13-17)

(18-22)

(23-27)

(Years)

Pavement Remaining Life Categories

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Yearly Distribution

8

Percent of Network Pavement

23

1

3

13

18

(0-2)

(3-7)

(8-12)

(13-17)

(18-22)

(23-27)

(Years)

Pavement Remaining Life Categories

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Ideal Condition

Percent of Network Pavement

20%

18%

18%

17%

16%

11%

(0-2)

(3-7)

(8-12)

(13-17)

(18-22)

(23-27)

(Years)

Pavement Remaining Life Categories

quality data
Quality Data
  • Specification Development
  • Project Monitoring
spec development process
Spec Development Process
  • Performance Measures Must Be Linked to Warranty Length
  • Performance Thresholds Must Be Based on Actual Pavements
  • Contractor is Involved as Partner
warranty spec components
Warranty Spec Components
  • Initial Acceptance
  • Warranty Bond
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Performance Thresholds
  • Corrective Action
  • Conflict Resolution Process
initial acceptance
Initial Acceptance
  • Form Signed by Department and Contractor
  • Acceptance Date of Construction
  • Linked to “Open to Traffic”
  • Linked to Pavement Acceptance
  • Starts Warranty Period
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Bond

CPM

100% of the warranted work

R&R

5% of the contract amount or fixed $ amount

rights and responsibilities of the department
Rights and Responsibilities of the Department
  • Approve Materials, Methods and Schedule for Corrective Work
  • Perform Routine Maintenance
  • Involve Third Party for Emergency Repairs
  • Notify Contractor when Pavement Condition Exceeds the Performance Thresholds
rights and responsibilities of the contractor
Rights and Responsibilities of the Contractor
  • Provide Written Work Plan for Corrective Action
  • Follow Agency Permit Process
  • Complete All Corrective Work Before Warranty Expires
performance thresholds
Performance Thresholds
  • Condition Parameters
  • Segment Length
  • Contractor Caused Condition
general condition parameters asphalt
General Condition Parameters (Asphalt)
  • Transverse Cracking
  • Longitudinal Cracking/Open Joint
  • De-Bonding
  • Raveling
  • Flushing
  • Rutting
  • Ride Quality
conflict resolution process
Conflict Resolution Process
  • Five Member Team
      • Two Department
      • Two Contractor
      • One Mutually Selected
  • Never Invoked To Date
warranty call backs
Warranty Call Backs
  • CPM < 5%
      • Repair Work
      • Cash Settlement
  • R&R < 2%
      • Repair Work
experience after 5 years
Experience After 5 Years
  • Reduced Agency Inspection Costs
  • Unknown “Actual” Overhead Cost
  • No Effect on Bid Costs
  • Unknown Gains in Remaining Service Life
  • Improved Workmanship with some Contractors
  • Premature Distress not Eliminated
  • Transfer of Risk is in Process
lessons learned
Lessons Learned
  • Proper Project Scoping is Key
  • Documentation Becomes More Important
  • Need for Tougher Pre-Qualification Standards for Contractors
  • Agency Responsibility has Shifted
  • Some Contractors won’t Bid Warranty Work
  • Warranties are here to stay
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National Center for Pavement PreservationEngineering Research Bldg2857 West Jolly Road Okemos, MI 48864Telephone (517) 432-8220

Foundation for

Pavement

Preservation

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The Objectives-

  • Outreach
  • Education
  • Research

- in Pavement Preservation

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Research

  • Facilitate Applied Research Projects.
  • Oversee Pooled Fund Studies.
  • Serve as a Partner in National Research Studies.
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Outreach

  • Assist Highway Agencies with the Development of Specifications, Guidelines, and Project Selection.
  • Integrate Pavement Preservation Activities with Pavement Management Systems.
  • Provide Administrative Functions for the Midwestern Pavement Preservation Partnership.
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Outreach

  • Serve as a Consultant for Pavement Cost- Effectiveness Studies.
  • Promote and Promulgate Pavement Preservation Principles at Conferences, Trade Shows, etc.
  • Maintain a Technical Resource Library.
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Education

  • Offer Continuing Education Units in Cooperation with MSU.
  • Develop Courses in Cooperation with MSU.
  • Meet Specific Client Training Needs with Custom-Design, On-Site Programs.
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Education

  • Develop and Offer Center- Sponsored Training at MSU
  • Develop Technical Briefings
  • Host Web-Related, Pavement Preservation Information
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