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CONSTRUCTION MANUAL


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Bureau of Field Services
Construction Field Services Division
I-96. Cascade Rd. Diverging Diamond Interchange project in Grand Rapids, Kent County.
Construction on Bridge decks on the Square Lake Rd. Interchange project.
Construction work on the M-1 Rail Woodward Ave.

Contents

Preamble

This manual provides guidance to administrative, engineering, and technical staff. Engineering practice requires that professionals use a combination of technical skills and judgment in decision making. Engineering judgment is necessary to allow decisions to account for unique site-specific conditions and considerations to provide high quality products, within budget, and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. This manual provides the general operational guidelines; however, it is understood that adaptation, adjustments, and deviations are sometimes necessary. Innovation is a key foundational element to advance the state of engineering practice and develop more effective and efficient engineering solutions and materials. As such, it is essential that our engineering manuals provide a vehicle to promote, pilot, or implement technologies or practices that provide efficiencies and quality products, while maintaining the safety, health, and welfare of the public. It is expected when making significant or impactful deviations from the technical information from these guidance materials, that reasonable consultations with experts, technical committees, and/or policy setting bodies occur prior to actions within the timeframes allowed. It is also expected that these consultations will eliminate any potential conflicts of interest, perceived or otherwise. MDOT Leadership is committed to a culture of innovation to optimize engineering solutions. The National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics for Engineering is founded on six fundamental canons. Those canons are provided below. Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall:

  1. Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
  2. Perform Services only in areas of their competence.
  3. Issue public statement only in an objective and truthful manner.
  4. Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
  5. Avoid deceptive acts.
  6. Conduct themselves honorably, reasonably, ethically and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.


This manual has been revised throughout to incorporate changes brought about by the release of the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction and by progress in equipment, construction practices, and materials. The format has been established to follow the standard specification outline with divisions and sections set up to facilitate revision and addition of new information as needed.


Additional information about the Wiki Construction Manual and submitting revision suggestions is located in the Help:Contents page.


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MDOT Mission Statement

Providing the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life.

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General Information

Current News

With the first release of the MDOT Wiki Construction Manual there are bound to be some errors. If you find an error on a page please contact the Content Manager for that particular Division located here in the Help page. Some sections are still undergoing content revisions, most have been identified by the Content Managers and are noted as such in the Wiki Constrution Manual.


Content will be revised frequently and a way to monitor what changes have occured recently is by using the Recent changes page. This page will show all major and minor edits along with new users that were created. Pretty much everything that goes on in the Construction Manual. For a more specific listing of content changes you will want to see the Recent Major Changes page or Recent Minor Changes page which contain manually updated lists of content changes for specific sections of the Construction Manual.

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Recent Major Changes

The table below is a list of Major changes.

Updated Division Section Summary What Changed
12/12/2017
1 Supplemental
other
Update about Post Construction Information View Here
12/7/2017
1
102.02
Updated Boilerplate Progress Clause Template View Here
11/27/2017
Main Page
Main Page
New Preamble for Construction Manual
11/27/2017
1 Supplemental
Standard Naming Convention
New format for Standard Naming Convention
11/3/2017
1 Supplemental
Testing Charges
Updated LDPR coding View here
11/2/2017
1 Supplemental
E-Construction
Updated table for file naming View table here
11/1/2017
1 Supplemental
Local Agency
Updated coding information for SIGMA View Here
10/26/2017
8
811
Added new section for Special Markings for Cold Weather View Here
10/19/2017
8
811
Updated Paint pricing for 2017 View Updated Table Here
9/21/2017
1
Materials Quality Assurance Procedures Manual
2017 Summary of Revision to the manual
9/14/2017
1 Supplemental
Local Agency
Guidance on new folder in ProjectWise
9/6/2017
1
LCPtracker Tracker
New Page specifically for LCPtracker
8/24/2017
1
102.14
Moved progress form 1130 to new section 102.14
7/11/2017
1
108.1
Changed email for 1302A Forms New email address here
6/20/2017
1 Supplemental
Construction Field Services Indirect Testing Charges
New coding content View Coding Guidelines here
6/16/2016
1 Supplemental
FieldManager
Addition of CMU 2017-003, Electronic Read only Files View Here
6/16/2016
1 Supplemental
Engineer Certification
Updated Engineer Certification List Linked Here
4/25/2017
1
102.02
Update according to CA 2015-11 with Boiler progress update. Compare It
4/21/2017
1
Contract Admin
Added content according to CA 2015-13 Compare It
4/19/2017
2
205
Added content in accordance with CA 2008-01 Compare It
4/19/2017
1
104.07
Added Content according to CA 2013-12, Workers Safety Compare It
4/19/2017
1
109.05
Made adjustments to implement form 1101-SP109 Compare It
4/5/2017
1
Prevailing Wage
Added Section for Prevailing Wage Classification from CA 2007-15 View Here
3/27/2017
1 Supplemental
Other
Added Section 11 from CA 2011-12 to CM Compare It

A definition to the types of changes that you might see in the Construction Manual can be found under Content Revision Procedures, Types of Changes.

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Recent Minor Changes

The table below is a list of Minor changes.

Updated Division Section Summary What Changed
12/4/2017
1 Supplemental
Dispute Review Board
Update to page and ProjectWise directions
11/28/2017
1 Supplemental
e-Construction
Updated examples for Calc forms
11/2/2016
1
NA
Removed 'Disincentive' from manual language
10/26/2017
1
103.02
Moved Contract Modification Process Overview page to 103.02 Contract Revisions View Here
10/25/2017
7 Supplemental
Division 7 Supplemental Information
Updated notification contact information for bridge deck pours and concrete deck overlays View Update
10/23/2017
1
NA
Changed language from "Approved for Traffic" to "Open to traffic"
10/16/2017
1 Supplemental
Other
Updated Wording on Post Construction Meeting document View Here
10/11/2017
8
803
Added illustration of sidewalk measurement and payment See Here
9/26/2017
1
Prevailing Wage Oversight Procedures
Updated Posters to add USERRA Poster View Here
4/24/2017
1
109.07
Updated according CA 2015-06 Compare It
4/24/2017
1
Disadvantaged Business
Updated content according CA 2014-13 Compare It
4/21/2017
1 Supplemental
Local Agency
Updated content according to CA 2009-16 Compare It
4/20/2017
5
501
Updated content from CA 2006-07 Compare It
4/20/2017
5
502
Added update from CA 2009-03 to CM Compare It
4/19/2017
1 Supplemental
Cert Programs
Added text from CA 2014-03 Compare It
4/5/2017
6
603
Added text update from CA 2013-09 Compare It
3/28/2017
1
109.07
Added links from CA 2009-20 View Here
3/27/2017
1
109.05
Updated reference to CFR and included link View Here

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