In recent years, both in Ukraine and around the world, there has been a dynamic increase in traffic intensity. The consequence of automobilization, increased traffic intensity is an increase in the quality requirements of roads.
Poor quality of highways leads to a significant reduction in Ukraine’s transit potential and the containment of economic development due to an increase in the share of logistic losses in the structure of the economy. In addition, it reduces road safety and further increase in road deaths.
One of the main reasons for the poor condition of roads is the lack of expert control of the quality and cost of road works. To solve the problem, a research department for the quality and cost of road construction works was created at Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise.
Specialists of the department check the compliance of the work performed and check the materials used. During the study, forensic experts carry out measurements, check the conformity of design documentation, select samples of asphalt concrete pavement and check the quality of road elements. A separate part of the study is laboratory research.
Experts of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise conduct research using modern instruments and technologies, satellite systems, high-precision measuring tools, perform aerial photography with the help of quadrocopters.
Solving the problems of quality and cost of road construction works will help to save money and materials during the operation and repair of roads, reduce the maintenance cycle, increase the life safety of people through traffic safety, save fuel for vehicles by comfortable traffic.