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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.
Construciton on Bridge decks on the Square Lake Rd. Interchange project.
Construction work on the M-1 Rail Woodward Ave.

Contents

Foreword

This manual has been prepared to give information and guidance to construction project personnel associated with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). It is not a part of any contract and therefore is not binding on the contractor. In case of conflict between the Standard Specifications for Construction or contract documents and this manual, the specifications and contract documents will have precedence.


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.


Since it's release in April of 2014 there are a total of 5,265 registered users of the MDOT Construction Manual.

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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.

Division Section Summary
Division 7
718
Text added to provide guidance and emphasis on modified slump requirements for drilled shaft foundations.
Division 1
103
Incorporated BOH-IM 2005-07 Extending Project Limits
Division 1
103
Incorporated guidance for 12SP150(A)-01 NON-COMPLIANCE WITH SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
Division 8
819
Incorporated CA2015-02 Electrical Lighting & Conduit with minor revision of hyperlink
Division 1
Division 1 Other
Incorporated BOH-IM 2011-03 Contract Administration and Oversight Guidelines for Intelligent Transportation Systems Projects
Division 1
107
Incorporated BOH-IM 2005-01 Licensed Electrician Required on Electrical Work
Division 1
103
Added adjustment language and pay item code
Division 8
811
IncorporatedBOH-IM 2014-07 Construction Guidance for Pavement Marking Projects (incorporated into the Construction Manual, Division 8, Section 811)
Division 8
803
Added video from Federal Aid Essentials - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements for Resurfacing Projects
Division 7
707
Complete re-write compared to the 2003 Construction Manual
Division 7
713
Complete re-write compared to the 2003 Construction Manual
Division 7
708
Complete re-write compared to the 2003 Construction Manual
Division 7
707
Complete re-write compared to the 2003 Construction Manual
Division 7
713
Complete re-write compared to the 2003 Construction Manual
Division 7
716
Complete re-write compared to the 2003 Construction Manual
Division 7
710
Complete re-write compared to the 2003 Construction Manual
Division 7
712
Complete re-write compared to the 2003 Construction Manual


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
3/23/2017
1
109
Incorporated information part of CA 2015-14 for DOCUMENTING PRICE NEGOTIATIONS Compare It

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