DQM Specifications

What do the DQM Contract Specifications Include?

In general, DQM contract specifications include details related to the following topics:

  • Certification requirements
  • Contractor-provided sensor and data requirements
    • Type, number, and locations
    • Quality control criteria
    • Minimum data performance requirements
    • Data reporting and format
    • Reference datum(s)
  • Contractor-provided computer equipment
  • Data-reporting interface requirements
  • Quality assurance check descriptions and requirements (pre-dredging and during dredging)
  • Table of contractor-specific deliverables
  • Data format examples and related definitions


The Current Version of the Guide Specifications

Hoppers: https://sam.usace.afpims.mil/Missions/Spatial-Data-Branch/Dredging-Quality-Management/Specifications/Hopper/

Scows: https://sam.usace.afpims.mil/Missions/Spatial-Data-Branch/Dredging-Quality-Management/Specifications/Scow/

  • Monitoring Profile
  • Ullage Profile

Pipeline: https://sam.usace.afpims.mil/Missions/Spatial-Data-Branch/Dredging-Quality-Management/Specifications/Pipeline/


How do the New Guide Specifications Differ from the Old Ones?

The latest version of the Guide Specifications:

  • Include the requirement for DQM Certification
  • Contain a punch-list of DPIP requirements
  • Are totally performance-based
  • Standardize reporting across Districts (Lat/Long & UTC)
  • Contain updated computer requirements
  • Contain Internet access requirements
  • Contain updated performance requirements

How do I use the New Guide Specifications?

The DQM Guide Specifications are to be included as an additional section in the dredging specification. 


How do I Determine which Scow Profile I Need?

Want to track changes in draft/displacement and heading (gives indication of leakage); for example, fate models
Have slurry material that will seek its own level, so an accurate measure of bin volume is obtained


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