OPS - 2016
Standards and standardization have existed in our world for a long time. Standardization in our present day industrial world is a powerful force helping to simplify production procedures. Standardization can limit the unnecessary variety of products and components. Duplication is reduced with resulting cost savings and without reduction in quality.
The push towards greater standardization in road building has come from a number of sources, but the contracting associations have often pointed out areas where there is a lack of standardization or where there are too many standards in use by different authorities for virtually the same purpose.
OPS for Roads and Public Works - The Foundation for Sustainable Infrastructure May 18 2016.pdf