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CONSTRUCTION MANUAL


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Bureau of Field Services
Construction Field Services Division

Box culvert construction on M-10 in Clare County.

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


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Documentation Guide

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Documentation Guide Final Draft 02-25-19.pdf

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Recent Major Changes

The table below is a list of Major changes.

Updated Division Section Summary What Changed
4/9/2019
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103.02
Updates and clarifications related to Detailed Contract Modification Information area as well as the Design Issue/Premium Costs area related to Contract Revisions Compare It
3/19/2019
1
103.02
Provided link to current Local Agency Programs Section Federal Guidelines Compare It
3/19/2019
1
102
Preconstruction Meeting Minutes Boilerplate - Local Agency Compare It
3/6/2019
1
102.02
Removed old production rate information and replaced with new .xlsx file containing updated production rate information Compare It
2/28/2019
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New Documentation Guide is now available to replace former "Minimum Documentation Guide" content. Link to the "Documentation Guide" also established in Side Bar to the left. View Here
1/10/2019
1
104.10
Updated Contractor Claims Procedure for 2019 View Here
12/12/2018
1
102.02
Updated Boilerplate Progress Clause Template View Here
11/7/2018
1
102
Preconstruction Meeting Minutes Boilerplate - Trunkline Compare It
10/26/2018
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Updated Paint pricing for 2018 View Updated Table Here
9/13/2018
1
Materials Quality Assurance Procedures Manual
2018 Summary of Revisions to the manual Compare It
6/4/2018
1
102
Provided New Table for "Typical Long Lead Time Items" along with updating to the latest "Boilerplate Progress Clause Template 5-30-15" Compare It
4/26/2018
1
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Update to Purpose of Review. 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
5/20/2019
1
102.02
Added Barrier Gates and Work Zone Speed Trailers to "Typical Long-Lead Items" table Compare It
4/17/2019
1
102.02
Minor update to heading of Column 2 for Typical Long-Lead Items Compare It
4/1/2019
1
102.02
Added Delineator and 3# U-Channel Posts to Typical Long-Lead Items table Compare It
3/14/2019
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Updated content related to: Health and Safety, Respiratory Protection and Protective Equipment, Medical Surveillance, Exposure Monitoring, Hygiene Facilities, and Lead Awareness Training Compare It
3/13/2019
1
102.02
Added Strain Poles to Typical Long-Lead Items table Compare It
1/22/2019
7
718
Provided clarification relating to Tremie Tube Concrete Placement along with inspection of shaft after Placing Steel Reinforcement cage Compare It
1/16/2019
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109.05
Clarification related to small tools for Force Account Work Compare It
12/3/2018
1 Supplemental
Certification Programs
Updated Engineer Record Certification List View Here
8/30/2018
1 Supplemental
Certification Programs
Updated Engineer Record Certification List View Here
8/29/2018
1 Supplemental
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Updated content related to Inspector Daily Reports and noting visual acceptance of material Compare It

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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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