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CONSTRUCTION MANUAL


2012


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Bureau of Field Services
Construction Field Services Division
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FOREWORD

This manual has been prepared to give information and guidance to construction project personnel associated with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). 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.


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MDOT 'Mission' Statement:


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







TABLE OF CONTENTS



General - Contract Administration


Division 1 – General Provisions

101 Terms, Format, and Definitions

102 Bid Submission, Award, and Execution of Contract

103 Scope of the Work

104 Control of the Work

105 Control of Materials

106 Quality Assurance Acceptance Program

107 Legal Relations and Responsibilities to the Public

108 Prosecution and Progress

109 Measurement and Payment

150 Mobilization


Division 2 - Earthwork

201 Clearing

202 Removing Trees, Stumps, and Corduroy

203 Removing Drainage Structures, Culverts, and Sewers

204 Removing Miscellaneous Structures, and Materials

205 Roadway Earthwork

206 Excavation and Backfill for Structures

207 Obliterating Roadway

208 Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

209 Project Cleanup


Division 3 - Bases

301 Subbase

302 Aggregate Base Course

303 Open-Graded Drainage Courses

304 Rubblizing Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

305 HMA Base Crushing and Shaping

306 Aggregate Surface Course

307 Aggregate Shoulders and Approaches

308 Geotextile for Base


Division 4 - Drainage Features

401 Pipe Culverts

402 Storm Sewers

403 Drainage Structures

404 Underdrains

405 Pump Station Construction

406 Precast Three-Sided, Arch, AND Box Culverts





Division 5 - Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements and Surface Treatments

501 Plant Produced Hot Mix Asphalt

502 HMA Crack Treatment

503 Paver Placed Surface Seal

504 Micro-Surfacing

505 Chip Seals

506 Slurry Seal


Division 6 - Portland Cement Concrete Pavements

601 Portland Cement Concrete for Pavements

602 Concrete Pavement Construction

603 Concrete Pavement Restoration

604 Contractor Quality Control for Concrete

605 Quality Assurance (Acceptance) for Concrete


Division 7 - Structures

701 Portland Cement Concrete for Structures

702 Mortar and Grout

703 Mortar and Concrete Patching, Repair, and Resurfacing Mixtures

704 Steel Sheet Piling and Cofferdams

705 Foundation Piling

706 Structural Concrete Construction

707 Structural Steel Construction

708 Prestressed Concrete

709 Timber Structures

710 Waterproofing and Protective Covers

711 Bridge Railings

712 Bridge Rehabilitation - Concrete

713 Bridge Rehabilitation - Steel

714 Temporary Structures and Approaches

715 Cleaning and Coating Existing Structural Steel

716 Shop Cleaning and Coating Structural Steel

717 Downspouts and Drains

718 Drilled Shafts


Division 8 - Incidental Construction

801 Concrete Driveways

802 Concrete Curb, Gutter, and Dividers

803 Concrete Sidewalks, Sidewalk Ramps, and Steps

804 Concrete Barriers, Glare Screens, and Foundations for Light Standards and Sign Supports

805 Hot Mix Asphalt Curb

806 Shared Use Paths

807 Guardrail, Guardrail Terminals, and Miscellaneous Posts

808 Fencing

809 Field Office

810 Permanent Traffic Signs and Supports

811 Permanent Pavement Markings

812 Temporary Traffic Control for Construction Zone Operations

813 Slope Protection

814 Paved Ditches

815 Landscaping

816 Turf Establishment

817 Landscape Mowing

818 Dune Grass Planting

819 Electrical and Lighting

820 Traffic Signals

821 Preservation of Land Monuments, Control Points, and Property Corners

822 Ground or Cut Shoulder Corrugations

823 Water Mains

824 Contractor Staking


Division 9 - Materials

901 Cement and Lime

902 Aggregates

903 Admixtures and Curing Materials for Concrete

904 Asphaltic Materials

905 Steel Reinforcement

906 Structural Steel

907 Fencing Materials

908 Miscellaneous Metal Products

909 Drainage Products

910 Geosynthetics

911 Water

912 Timber and Lumber

913 Masonry Units

914 Joint and Waterproofing Materials

915 Bridge Coating Systems

916 Erosion and Sedimentation Control Materials

917 Turf and Landscaping Materials

918 Electrical and Lighting Materials

919 Permanent Traffic Sign and Support Materials

920 Permanent Pavement Marking Materials

921 Permanent Traffic Signal Materials

922 Temporary Traffic Control Materials

923 Water Main Materials




Construction Manual Format


Section AAA.01 General

   Brief Description


Section AAA.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section AAA.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section AAA.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist




















Section 001 – Contract Administration


Section 001.01 General

   Brief Description


Section 001.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting


Constructability Reviews

A constructability review by both development and delivery staff is essential in ensuring that those items with the greatest potential for impacting project cost or delays are addressed during plan preparation. To facilitate these reviews and provide accountability, constructability checklists have been developed. Review procedures have been incorporated into the Scoping Manual and the Road Design Manual. In addition, Program/Project Management System (P/PMS) network tasks have been developed to track preliminary and final constructability reviews for all road and bridge projects.


Preliminary Constructability Review

The Checklist for Constructability Review – Early Project Scoping (Form 1961) must be completed, signed by both development and delivery staff, and included as a part of the Scoping Package turned in during the Call for Projects process (which is prior to beginning preliminary plan development). Further guidance on Preliminary Constructability Reviews can be found in Chapter 7 and Appendix B-10 of the Scoping Manual and Section 14.30 of the Road Design Manual.


Final Constructability Review

The Checklist for Constructability Review – Project Development Phase (Form 1960) must be completed and signed by both development and delivery staff prior to plan completion. The Final Constructability Review will be performed after the Plan Review, in conjunction with the development of final plans and specifications. The P/PMS task for Final Constructability Review (3860) must be included in all networks. Further guidance on Final Constructability Reviews can be found in Section 14.50 of the Road Design Manual.


  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  3. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 001.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation


Pay Estimates

All pay estimates require an original signature by the delivery engineer no later than 48 hours after generation. This signature may be delegated to the assistant delivery engineer if they have been assigned to the project. However, anytime an assistant delivery engineer signs an estimate, their signature must include “signed for” under the typed name of the official delivery engineer in responsible charge of the project. A signed original must be kept in the project files and/or digitally signed pay estimates in the project’s electronic construction directory within ProjectWise.


Prevailing Wage Quality Assurance Review Procedures

There are three levels of quality assurance (QA) reviews within the construction administration process to ensure proper procedures and documentation is used in the oversight of the prevailing wage program. The levels include:

   • Local agency project oversight
   • Transportation Service Center (TSC) project oversight
   • Statewide program oversight


The following procedures outline the process for QA reviews for prevailing wage oversight. Conduct QA reviews each construction season at each level to verify appropriate oversight is being accomplished and documented on federal and state prevailing wage projects. It is recommended the QA review take place during the active portion of the construction project. This allows for implementation of corrective action, if necessary, for the remainder of the project and subsequent projects. Document and discuss all deficiencies and issues found during the QA review with the delivery engineer. Do follow-up reviews to assess if the deficiencies and issues have been addressed. MDOT Form 1965, Prevailing Wage Quality Assurance Review Checklist, is available to assist with the QA review, and is available on MDOT’s Web site. You can use the form for each level of review. Upon completion of the QA review, prepare a cover letter summarizing the findings and attach the completed checklist(s) to it; distribute as indicated on the checklist form.


Local Agency Level

The TSC delivery engineer is responsible for performing the QA review at the local agency project level. In some regions, the region coordinator for prevailing wage, local agency engineer or local agency technician may assist the delivery engineer. Complete a minimum of one QA review for each local agency that has a construction project during the year. Additional reviews may be necessary if problems are found with the program oversight and documentation by the agency or their consultant. If TSC personnel complete the QA review, forward a copy of the review findings to the region coordinator for information, and for coordination with the TSC of possible follow-up actions. The region coordinator is to forward a copy of the findings to the Construction and Technology (C&T) Division’s prevailing wage compliance specialist.


TSC Level

The region coordinator for prevailing wage is responsible for conducting QA reviews for each delivery engineer in each TSC. Review a minimum of 10 percent of each delivery engineer’s projects, with a minimum of one project if the engineer has ten projects or less. The region coordinator is to forward a copy of the findings to the C&T Division’s prevailing wage compliance specialist.


Statewide Level

The C&T Division’s prevailing wage compliance specialist is responsible for conducting QA reviews to assess the prevailing wage compliance program for consistency and uniformity across all areas of the state, and to determine training needs for the TSCs and local agencies. This assessment will be completed using the reports provided by the various region coordinators for prevailing wage, and by conducting independent QA reviews across the state. A minimum of one review will be completed in each region. In addition, one consultant administered project will be selected for QA review. Additional reviews may be added based on the findings from the statewide review and/or the information contained in the review findings provided by the region coordinators for prevailing wage.


Wage Rate Interviews

Construction engineers are required to conduct annual wage rate interviews on all prevailing wage federal and state funded projects during the construction season. Contractors are to instruct their employees to cooperate during the interviews and provide the requested information. Per the prevailing wage oversight procedures, wage rate interviews (WRI) are required to be performed at least once for each contractor and subcontractor when they are on the job, throughout the life of the project, for both state and federally funded projects. Conduct the interviews each season with a representative sample of the work force for each contractor and subcontractor on the project. Include each classification and group in the interview process. Operators of equipment and trucks whose ownership is not clearly identified should be interviewed. Use Form 1156-T1 (Field Review) for this purpose. This form is available on MDOT’s Web site at:

http://mdotwas1.mdot.state.mi.us/public/webforms/public/1156-T1.pdf


These interviews are to assure that all operators, laborers and other skilled trades are paid the base hourly rate and fringe benefits as specified in the project proposal.


The engineer will compare the wages and the work classifications documented on Form 1156-T1 with the certified payrolls, IDRs, inspector’s observations, diaries, documentation in the project files, and prevailing wage compliance requirements in the contract. Form 1156-T1 must be used and properly completed.


The construction engineer must resolve any deficiencies or discrepancies (i.e., an employee is not paid the prevailing wages and fringe benefits, as stated in the proposal) utilizing the prevailing wage oversight procedures in BOH IM 2009-07. If the problem cannot be resolved or additional information is needed, contact the Prevailing Wage Compliance Specialist in the Division of Construction Field Services. If additional worker information is needed, fill out Form 1156-T2 for documentation. This form is available on MDOT’s Web site at:

http://mdotwas1.mdot.state.mi.us/public/webforms/public/1156-T2.pdf


Oversight of Maintenance Funded Projects (M Jobs)

These projects require the use of FieldManager for record keeping and documentation. Projects in this category are let under the MDOT Standard Specifications for Construction and the referenced manuals and guides. Oversight and documentation requirements for these projects are the same as any state or federally funded construction project. The same procedures for inspection, pay item documentation, quality control/quality assurance testing, and materials testing must be followed. The procedures for final inspection/acceptance and submission of the final estimate remain the same as for standard construction projects. In order to process the final estimate, the project records will need to have a final estimate review in accordance with Bureau of Highways Instructional Memorandum 2011-4, Final Estimate Review Procedure, unless the overseeing engineer is certified under the current MDOT Engineer Certification Program.


Procedure for Establishing a Modified Original Work Item in FieldManager

Use a modified original pay item only in the event that a work item appearing on the original contract needs to be established in another project or category within the same contract.


You must use the following original work item information:

• Item code

• Item description

• Bid unit price


The following comment must be added to the contract modification – New Items – Reason field: “The item code, item description and unit price for this modified original have been verified against the original contract item and are correct.”


One original work item may be used multiple times to establish multiple modified original items. Modified original items are not extra work or adjustments.


Extras and adjustments are excluded from this procedure, as they must be established as extra and adjustments to other projects and categories within the respective contract.


Documenting Price Negotiations

Federal regulation states, “The SHA (State Highway Agency) shall perform and adequately document a cost analysis of each negotiated contract change or negotiated extra work order”. In addition, cost analysis documentation is required for all adjustments to the contract. Base payment for the work on one of the following:


1. Negotiated unit prices

When using negotiated unit prices the analysis, justification and documentation should include all applicable information from the following:

  • Unit prices from an adjacent project
  • Similar items on the existing contract
  • Favorable comparison with weighted average unit prices for recent contracts in the general area
  • Cost analysis based on materials labor and equipment to be used for the work
  • Quantity of work to be completed; small quantities tend to have higher unit costs
  • Other factors such as weather impacts, staging issues, scheduling issues and similar impacts to support the negotiated price is reasonable


The following statements are examples of language to include in the justifications for negotiated prices on the contract modification, as applicable:

  • Unit price was taken from an adjacent project, (Job Number)
  • Unit price was taken from a similar item on the existing contract
  • The unit price is reasonable when compared with weighted average unit prices in the general vicinity for ____ Quarter, (Year)
  • Unit price was negotiated based on material, labor and equipment costs; see analysis in file ____
  • Backup documentation for unit price analysis can be found in file ____ in the project files
  • Other statements as applicable to document the negotiated unit price

Subsection ??109.05.C??? of the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction contain additional information on price negotiations.


2. Negotiated unit prices based upon force account type records

When the negotiated unit price method is not available or the unit price cannot be determined prior to completion of the work, and it is shown that the cost is less than the amount if computed using actual force account records, unit prices can be supported using force account type records. Documentation for this method is to include labor, equipment and material usage, and cost totals. Convert to a unit price before adding on administrative costs, profit and other costs. When using this method to document the cost of extra work, include documentation with the contract modification for extras totaling $25,000.00. For extra work less than $25,000.00, keep the documentation in the project files and cross reference the file location on the contract modification.


3. Force account procedures

When unit prices cannot be agreed upon in advance and the force account type record method is not available, use force account procedures to determine the cost of the extra work. Subsection 109.07 of the 2003 Standard Specifications for Construction contains force account procedures. Subsection ??109.05.D.?? of the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction contain force account procedures.


Documenting Impacts to Contract Time

Staff need to address the impacts on contract time from extra work, quantity changes, and adjustments to the contract. The contractor completes an analysis of the time impact for extra work and submits it to the engineer as part of the Work Plan under ??109.07.A?? of the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction. Include extensions of time in the contract modification, when warranted, and if it can be determined at that point. If the duration of the extension of time cannot be determined when the contract modification is prepared, document whether an extension of time is warranted on the contract modification. Any extension of time will be determined upon completion of the extra, additional, or adjusted work. In all cases, use Section 108 of the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction to determine the extension of time to be granted.


Form 1120 Submittal to the FHWA

Construction staff are to submit Form 1120, Final Inspection/Acceptance and Certification Report, to the FHWA in a timely manner. Per the FHWA requirement, MDOT must submit a Final Inspection/Acceptance and Certification Report if the project is a FHWA oversight project on an NHS route.


  1. Daily Work Report
  2. Measurement and Payment


Section 001.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials


As Built Construction Plans Process

As built construction plans are also known as As Constructed Final Plans or Marked Final Plans. As Built Plans are original awarded project plan sheets that have been updated to show changes, corrections, and comments made during construction.

  1. Convert the 11x17 paper plans to a PDF file.
  2. Drop the PDF file into ProjectWise folder 7 – As Builts by Region/TSC staff
  3. MDOT Form 0250, As Constructed Final Plans, is now available in ProjectWise to fill out and "send" within ProjectWise.


Instructions an be found at the following websites:

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/As_Built_Plans_Mark-Up_Standards_295498_7.pdf

and

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/As_Built_Plans_ProjectWise_Submittal_Procedures_for_Jobs_Let_by_E-Proposal_295500_7.pdf


  1. Audit Requirements
  2. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist



Section 101 Terms, Format, and Definitions


Section 101.01 General

   Brief Description


Section 101.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 101.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 101.04 Post Construction Considerations

A. Acceptance of Materials

  1. Audit Requirements
  2. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist



'Section 102 Bid Submission, Award, and Execution of Contract


Section 102.01 General

   Brief Description


Section 102.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 102.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 102.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist



'Section 103 Scope of the Work'


Section 103.01 General

   Brief Description


Section 103.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 103.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 103.04 Post Construction Considerations

A. Acceptance of Materials

  1. Audit Requirements
  2. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist


Section 104 Control of the Work


Section 104.01 General

   Brief Description


Section 104.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 104.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 104.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist


Section 105 Control of Materials


Section 105.01 General

   Brief Description


Section 105.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 105.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials


Independent Assurance Testing (IAT)

IAT requirements are outlined in Section 5 of the Materials Quality Assurance Procedures Manual. The independent assurance testing program is an integral part of the construction materials sampling and testing program that has been mandated for state Department of Transportations by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Per 23 CFR 637, independent assurance program is defined as “activities that are an unbiased and independent evaluation of all the sampling and testing procedures used in the acceptance program”.


The following items have been identified as needing special attention:

  1. It is essential that ALL qualified (refer to Section E.1.3 of Reference for explanation of the term “qualified”) sampling and testing personnel should be a part of the independent assurance (IA) tests. Likewise, equipment involved in acceptance sampling and testing should be used for IA tests. The department is required routinely to verify to both federal and state authorities that these requirements are being met as part of our obligations for federal transportation funding.
  2. All Region IAT Coordinators should ensure that the IAT database is continually updated. Copies of IAT reports are distributed to appropriate areas.
  3. Refer to Section E.5 “IAT Technician” of Reference, which states that “The IAT coordinator will assign qualified personnel to conduct IATs. IATs should be performed by technicians not normally involved in the acceptance testing for the project. At the discretion of the IAT coordinator exceptions may be made due to circumstances such as remoteness of the project or staffing limitations. This should be the exception rather than the rule.”
  4. Region materials personnel should remain vigilant regarding potential conflict of interest issues with consultant personnel on IATs. A consultant firm cannot be participating in IAT oversight of tester/s working for the same firm.




Construction and Technology Indirect Testing Credit

Materials testing and investigation is an essential component to the overall operations of MDOT. There are a number of reasons for materials testing, including verification and qualification of material products of potential vendors, inspections of labs and facilities in promulgation of testing and acceptance of products, and field testing to ensure compliance with standard material specifications. The indirect testing template program detail reads:


The [C&T Indirect Testing Credit] funds are used for MDOT personnel or authorized agents for testing performed in materials testing labs throughout the state that are not project specific, such as certification and verification of materials used in MDOT projects, stockpile testing, testing materials of pre-qualified material producers, soil testing, salt testing, and host of other non-project specific testing that is required to maintain the integrity of the materials used in the Trunkline maintenance and construction.


The purpose of the Construction & Technology indirect testing credit is to cover performance, material, and acquisition expenditures that relate to either multiple projects, capital program administrative testing, or to perform testing related work for an un-programmed project wherein the activity is not scoping in nature (please refer to the MDOT Project Scoping Manual.


Eligibility and Use

Following are examples of types of expenditures that would be appropriate to code to the Construction and Technology indirect testing credit project number. It is noteworthy to state this is not an all-inclusive list, as operational needs are consistently in a state of change and require adaptation.

  • Prequalification of interested vendors (salary and travel).
  • Certification/verification of samples taken at a vendor’s lab/facility (salary and travel).
  • Certification/verification of samples taken in the field if a project number is not available (salary and travel).
  • Construction season closing process, including preparation of forms, documentation, manual updates, etc. (salary and travel).
  • Lab preparation for a future construction season (salary).
  • Lab supplies and materials required for testing (other operating expense).
  • Lab equipment required for testing (other operating expense).
  • Lab supplies and materials required for research (other operating expense).
  • Calibration related expenses for testing and research equipment (salary, travel, and other operating expenses).
  • Vehicle and equipment usage (other operating expenses).
  • Lab qualification activities, such as proficiency testing.
  • Lab accreditation activities.
  • Sample collections and transport.


Inappropriate Use

It is not appropriate to use the Construction and Technology indirect testing credit to substitute or supplement administrative costs, as a substitute for small increments of activity that occurred on multiple programmed projects, or avoidance of multiple lines of coding.


The following are examples of administrative costs (PCA 79900) and direct project costs that are not appropriate to code to the indirect testing credit project number.


Salary:

  • Leave (annual, sick, other)
  • Training
  • Project Scoping eligible activities (please refer to the MDOT Project Scoping Manual).
  • Project specific activities
  • Administrative or project activities that are not directly related to materials and testing processes, as previously identified


Travel:

  • Training
  • Project Scoping eligible activities (please refer to the MDOT Project Scoping Manual)
  • Project specific activities
  • Administrative or project activities that are not directly related to materials and testing processes, as previously identified


Other:

  • Telephone (Mobile or Desk) and Telegraph
  • Utilities
  • Rentals and Leases (Land and Building, Office Equipment)
  • Consultant Fees and Compensation (Except those directly related to materials and testing.)
  • Subscriptions
  • Membership Dues
  • Postage and UPS
  • Fuel (Vehicle, Equipment, Facility Heating)
  • Computer Equipment
  • Office Supplies
  • Conferences, Seminars, Training (Internal/External)
  • Lease Payments


Buy America Provision

The Buy America regulations require the use of domestic steel and iron in all federally funded highway construction (including local agency and transportation enhancement projects) where the material is permanently incorporated into the project. Buy America covers all foreign steel and iron materials and products, regardless of the percentage they comprise in a manufactured product or the form they may take. This also applies to steel and metal material used as a minor component with other manufactured products, e.g. reinforced concrete pipe.


Material Criteria

The engineer should use the Documentation Guide (Minimum Acceptance Requirements for Materials Approvals and Documentation) to assist in item cross-referencing the requirements for the Buy America contract provision. The guide is available on the Web at:

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/MDOT_DocumentationGuide_328761_7.pdf


Waivers

The contractor may request a waiver on certain materials for contract items of work. The engineer should use the criteria described in Subsection C-104 of the FHWA Michigan Operations Manual, to determine whether the request is valid to warrant further consultation with the FHWA Area Engineer. The engineer should be aware that waivers are sometimes granted; however, it is on a project case-by-case basis. The consideration of a cost savings approach for the differential between domestic and foreign products is not typically supported by FHWA as grounds for a waiver.


Approval Authority

The engineer will coordinate the waiver review with their chain of custody, including their FHWA area engineer, on whether an item should be subsequently processed through the FHWA Michigan Division. It is important to note: The engineer does not have the approval authority to waive any of the Buy America requirements delegated to the department for any federal-aid funded contract. All approvals must be obtained from the FHWA Michigan Division Office.


Compliance

The practice of making otherwise federal-aid eligible items non-participating (state or local agency funded) to circumvent the Buy America requirements is unacceptable and should not be approved in federal-aid projects. The engineer must make every effort to be in full compliance. The engineer must secure the necessary manufacture certification paperwork from the contractor to meet the contract requirements for the Buy America provisions prior to making payment for the items of work


  1. Equipment and Methods
  2. Construction Operations
  3. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  4. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 105.04 Post Construction Considerations

A. Acceptance of Materials

  1. Audit Requirements
  2. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist



'Section 106 Quality Assurance Acceptance Program'


Section 106.01 General

   Brief Description


Section 106.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 106.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 106.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist


Section 107 Legal Relations and Responsibilities to the Public


Section 107.01 General

Brief Description


Section 107.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requires contractors to prominently display posters in areas available to employees and applicants for employment during the life of the project. Complete form 1967, Jobsite Poster Inspection Checklist, during the start of the construction project. This form is an aid to make sure that the contractor is following the proper procedure, as required by specification. The completed form must be in the project files.


Staff should always check MDOT’s Prevailing Wage Web site for the latest revised poster information at:

www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9622_11044_11367-222170--,00.html


You may also go to www.michigan.gov/mdot. Click on Maps & Publications, then Manuals, Guides, Advisories, and Memos, and finally Prevailing Wage Compliance.


Construction engineers should discuss this requirement at the preconstruction meeting, and make sure the contractors are complying.


  1. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 107.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations


Staging and Storage Areas

Contractors are not permitted under any circumstances to use any public recreation area as a staging area, marshalling yard, storage facility, or any other construction support unless approved by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) prior to project letting. Public recreation areas include: parks, trails, recreation areas, game areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, playgrounds, golf courses, ball fields, etc.; which are publicly owned (local, state or federal). These areas are protected by Section 4(f) of the United States Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Federal law requires there be no use of these areas unless: 1) There is no prudent and feasible alternative; and, 2) All possible measures are taken to minimize harm to the area if there is a use. Compliance with federal law requires these criteria be met and their documentation be approved by the FHWA prior to the project letting.


Any and all negotiated agreements between the contractor and the owner of the public recreation area are not to be considered valid by MDOT. MDOT’s Environmental Section manager is to be immediately notified if project staff are informed of any negotiations or receive a copy of an agreement. Furthermore, the contractor is to be immediately notified that these discussions and/or agreements are not valid, will not be honored by MDOT, and non-compliance can result in penalties up to and including termination of the construction contract as well as immediate restoration of the public recreation area at the contractor’s cost.


  1. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  2. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 107.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist


Section 108 Prosecution and Progress


Section 108.01 General

Brief Description


Section 108.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 108.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 108.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist


Section 109 Measurement and Payment


Section 109.01 General

Brief Description


Section 109.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 109.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 109.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist


Section 150 Mobilization


Section 150.01 General

Brief Description


Section 150.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 150.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 150.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist












Section 201 Clearing


Section 201.01 General

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This work consists of clearing, selectively thinning, clearing for fence, and applying growth preventive material if required.


Section 201.02 Preconstruction Considerations


  1. Preconstruction Meeting


All applicable supplemental specifications, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permits, and project special provisions should be discussed at the pre-construction meeting.


If the project, or any part of the project, is within lands owned by the USDA Forest Service or MDEQ, representatives of those agencies should be contacted to attend the pre-construction meeting and contacted before the actual start of construction operations. Regulations other than those set forth by MDOT may apply to these areas.


  1. Acceptance of Materials


There is no acceptance of materials for clearing.


  1. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans


Before beginning any construction operation, refer to subsection 107.15, Compliance with Laws; Environmental Protection, and Section 208, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, of the Standard Specifications for Construction, and any applicable supplemental specifications, MDEQ permits and special provisions. Further guidance is also provided and depicted in the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Manual.


The inspector should become familiar with the various locations and controls for clearing areas established by the staking operations. The clearing areas can then be checked against plan quantities. Computations may be available from the project design staff. Changes from plan quantity should be checked and recorded. The plans, proposal and right-of-way (ROW) agreements should also be checked for any special provisions or agreements.



Before the start of work, the Engineer, inspector and Contractor's on-the-job supervisor should field check the project together to agree as to the stake-out controls, interpretation of any special provisions and, most important of all, the actual pay limits. At this time, the Contractor's planned operations should be discussed, with instructions that the work be controlled to the extent that any plant life so designated will be saved.


  1. Safety and Environmental Issues


All project permits should be reviewed for applicability and conflict with clearing operations.


Section 201.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction


  1. Acceptance of Materials


  1. Equipment and Methods


  1. Construction Operations


The Engineer should be informed when possible when any changes from plan quantities or standard specifications have been determined as necessary to complete the work.


  1. Safety and Environmental Considerations


  1. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 201.04 Post Construction Considerations


  1. Acceptance of Materials


  1. Audit Requirements


  1. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist












'Section 202 Removing Trees, Stumps, and Corduroy'


Section 202.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 202.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 202.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 202.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 203 Removing Drainage Structures, Culverts, and Sewers


Section 203.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 203.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 203.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 203.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 204 Removing Miscellaneous Structures, and Materials


Section 204.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 204.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 204.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 204.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 205 Roadway Earthwork


Section 205.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 205.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 205.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 205.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 206 Excavation and Backfill for Structures


Section 206.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 206.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 206.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 206.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 207 Obliterating Roadway


Section 207.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 207.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 207.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 207.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 208 Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control


Section 208.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 208.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 208.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations


Filter Bags

Filter bag requirements are specified in subsections 208.03.D.3 and 208.03.C.3 in the 2003 and 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction, respectively. Filter bags should be placed in a well-vegetated, relatively flat upland area, away from any watercourse. For those projects with limited right-of-way where the discharged water may not be adequately clarified before it enters the waterway, one or more gravel filter berms should be installed between the filter bag and the watercourse to provide additional filtration. The contractor must furnish and install filter bags per the specifications and maintain proper filtration prior to discharge to any watercourse.


The following items should be considered when utilizing filter bags:

• Filter bags with holes or tears are not acceptable

• Place filter bags in an upland area

• Pumps should be sized based on filter bag capacity

• Use multiple filter bags as necessary to accommodate water volume

• Filter bags should be adequately connected to the discharge hose

• Install gravel filter berms as necessary to provide adequate filtration

• Replace filter bags when full of sediment


  1. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  2. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 208.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 209 Project Cleanup


Section 209.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 209.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 209.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 209.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 301 Subbase


Section 301.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 301.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 301.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 301.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 302 Aggregate Base Course


Section 302.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 302.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 302.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 302.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 303 Open-Graded Drainage Courses


Section 303.01 General

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Brief Description


Section 303.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 303.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 303.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 304 Rubblizing Portland Cement Concrete Pavement


Insert weblink to Section 201 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 304.01 General

Brief Description


Section 304.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 304.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 304.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 305 HMA Base Crushing and Shaping


Insert weblink to Section 201 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 305.01 General

Brief Description


Section 305.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 305.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 305.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 306 Aggregate Surface Course

Insert weblink to Section 201 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 306.01 General

Brief Description


Section 306.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 306.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 306.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 307 Aggregate Shoulders and Approaches

Insert weblink to Section 201 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 307.01 General

Brief Description


Section 307.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 307.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 307.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 308 Geotextile for Base

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Section 308.01 General

Brief Description


Section 308.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 308.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 308.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 401 Pipe Culverts

Insert weblink to Section 201 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 401.01 General

Brief Description


Section 401.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting


Mandrel Testing of Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe (CPE)

During the preconstruction meeting it should be pointed out if CPE pipe is installed, at least 50 percent of each size must be mandrel tested. The engineer should select those runs of pipe that may have been problematic during installation or in areas subjected to a high volume of construction traffic. The mandrel testing should be conducted 5 to 10 work days prior to paving. Prior to testing, the contractor must provide an approved mandrel which is appropriate for testing CPE pipe (mandrel size for PVC is smaller). The mandrel must have at least nine points and be 95 percent of the nominal diameter of the pipe. Per AASHTO M 294 Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe, nominal pipe diameter is defined as 12”, 15”, 18”, etc. Mandrels can be a fixed size or a variable size and are commercially available for most pipe sizes up to 48”. The diameter of the mandrel, whether it is fixed or variable size, must be verified with a proving ring. As a rule of thumb, the length of the mandrel should be equal to or greater than the diameter.


The pipe should be cleaned thoroughly before testing. Even the smallest amount of debris can hinder the passage of the mandrel. During the test, the mandrel must be pulled through the pipe by hand. The use of a winch, come-along or other mechanical means is prohibited. If the mandrel can not be pulled through the pipe, the test fails and corrective action is required. Prior to any corrective action, the contractor may opt to video the pipe to determine the cause of the mandrel not passing through or attempt to clean the pipe again and re-run the mandrel test. If the test still fails, the CPE pipe may be removed and reinstalled providing it has been inspected for damage and approved for re-use. The other option is to remove and replace the damaged pipe with new CPE or other acceptable pipe type. If CPE pipe is used it must be mandrel tested after installation. The use of a pipe “re-rounder” is not an acceptable method for corrective action. Video taping of CPE pipe for acceptance should be conducted only after passing mandrel tests have been achieved.


Two forms have been created to document CPE pipe installation and mandrel testing results for sewers and culverts, form numbers 1974 and 1975, respectively. All CPE pipe installed on a project must be recorded on these forms along with mandrel test results. This information must also be documented on the IDR. Upon completion of the form(s), the original version must be placed in the project files (file folder # 304 Drainage Items Testing) and a copy sent to the Grading and Drainage Engineer at C&T for inclusion in the mandated annual report to the legislature.


  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  3. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 401.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 401.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 402 Storm Sewers

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Section 402.01 General

Brief Description


Section 402.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 402.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 402.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 403 Drainage Structures

Insert weblink to Section 201 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 403.01 General

Brief Description


Section 403.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 403.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials


Drainage Structure Covers

Field staff should ensure the covers are visually inspected and accepted before placement and note this inspection on an Inspector’s Daily Report (IDR). A letter is also required from the contractor stating that the BUY AMERICA provisions have been met for the steel.


  1. Equipment and Methods
  2. Construction Operations
  3. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  4. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 403.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 404 Underdrains

Insert weblink to Section 201 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 404.01 General

Brief Description


Section 404.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 404.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 404.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 405 Pump Station Construction

Insert weblink to Section 201 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 405.01 General

Brief Description


Section 405.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 405.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 405.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 406 Precast Three-Sided, Arch, AND Box Culverts

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Section 406.01 General

Brief Description


Section 406.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 406.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 406.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 501 Plant Produced Hot Mix Asphalt

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Section 501.01 General

Brief Description


Section 501.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 501.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 501.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 502 HMA Crack Treatment

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Section 502.01 General

Brief Description


Section 502.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 502.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations


HMA Material Transfer System

The following information discusses an acceptable paver hopper insert, as required by any special provision, or other material transfer device specifications requiring a paver hopper insert. A paver hopper insert with a minimum capacity of 15 tons must be provided and installed in the paver for the system and must be kept at least 1/3 full at all times. Current specification does not allow the paver hopper to be modified to meet the tonnage capacity required of the hopper insert. Hopper inserts are designed in such a manner that they provide mass flow of the HMA to the flow-gates of the paver. Mass flow of HMA should eliminate any dead zones where material accumulates and cools, and eventually may slough off into the flow-gates of the paver creating chunks in the paving operation. Simple modifications to a paver hopper insert to increase the capacity do not allow for mass flow; however, simple modifications can create dead zones and allow sloughing of cold material into the flow-gates.


The paver hopper insert must be constructed of a material that is stiff enough to maintain its shape when self supported. Section 502.03 of the 2003 Standard Specifications for Construction state in part the following, “Provide safe and environmentally acceptable equipment that can produce a specification pavement”. The contractor will supply the engineer with the details of the hopper, including material type, dimensions and capacity prior to being used on the project in accordance with Section 104.01 of the 2003 Standard Specifications for Construction. The engineer will approve the use of any proposed paver hopper insert prior to use on the project. These requirements must be enforced to maintain statewide consistency of specifications.


Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Paving – Seasonal Limitations

Adherence to seasonal limitations must be followed according to the applicable standard specifications and contract documents, unless a contract authorization is issued to allow the contractor to pave. A contract modification is required when there is a change in contract conditions. The modification must document and state under what conditions the contractor may pave, and the contractor must meet these conditions each day of paving. All other specification requirements, including weather, temperature and compaction, remain in place. These requirements can be found in Section 502.03.J and Table 502-1 of the standard specifications.


  1. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  2. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 502.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 503 Paver Placed Surface Seal

Insert weblink to Section 201 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 503.01 General

Brief Description


Section 503.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 503.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 503.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 504 Micro-Surfacing

Insert weblink to Section 201 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 504.01 General

Brief Description


Section 504.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 504.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 504.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 505 Chip Seals

Insert weblink to Section 505 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 505.01 General

Brief Description


Section 505.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 505.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 505.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 506 Slurry Seal

Insert weblink to Section 506 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 506.01 General

Brief Description


Section 506.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 506.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 506.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 601 Portland Cement Concrete for Pavements

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Section 601.01 General

Brief Description


Section 601.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 601.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 601.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 602 Concrete Pavement Construction

Insert weblink to Section 602 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 602.01 General

Brief Description


Section 602.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 602.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations


Shipping Tie Wires on Transverse Joint Assemblies

Field investigations conducted by the department in the 1980’s concluded that there were cases where early-age transverse cracking of the pavement had occurred as a result of excessive stresses being built up at the joint assembly when the shipping tie wires were not removed prior to paving. However, a recently conducted national study documented that the additional stresses resulting from not removing the shipping tie wires would be of insufficient magnitude to impact early-age transverse cracking of the pavement. The study further concluded that by cutting the shipping tie wires, there is much more likelihood that the transverse joint assembly will be distorted under the loading imposed by the plastic concrete during paving, which could result in misalignment of the dowel bars and, ultimately, potential lockup of the in-service pavement joints.


Contractors are not to cut and remove shipping tie wires after the assemblies are staked onto the grade. Further, as noted in Standard Plans Series R-40 and this FUSP, the entire joint assembly is to be rejected if the nominal diameter of the shipping tie wires exceed 0.177 inch (approx. 3/16 inch). Since cutting shipping tie wires may result in distortion of the assembly under loading (as described above), transverse joint assemblies that arrive at the project site with oversize shipping tie wires should be rejected. In other words, cutting of oversized shipping tie wires (in lieu of rejection) should not be permitted.


  1. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  2. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 602.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 603 Concrete Pavement Restoration

Insert weblink to Section 603 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 603.01 General

Brief Description


Section 603.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 603.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 603.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 604 Contractor Quality Control for Concrete

Insert weblink to Section 604 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 604.01 General

Brief Description


Section 604.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 604.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 604.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 605 Quality Assurance (Acceptance) for Concrete

Insert weblink to Section 605 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 605.01 General

Brief Description


Section 605.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 605.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 605.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 701 Portland Cement Concrete for Structures

Insert weblink to Section 701 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 701.01 General

Brief Description


Section 701.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 701.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 701.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 702 Mortar and Grout

Insert weblink to Section 702 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 702.01 General

Brief Description


Section 702.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 702.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 702.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 703 Mortar and Concrete Patching, Repair, and Resurfacing Mixtures

Insert weblink to Section 703 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 703.01 General

Brief Description


Section 703.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 703.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 703.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 704 Steel Sheet Piling and Cofferdams

Insert weblink to Section 704 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 704.01 General

Brief Description


Section 704.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 704.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations


Dewatering and Filter Bags

It is often necessary to dewater from within a cofferdam to obtain a dry work area. Subsection 704.03.C of the 2003 and 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction describe the requirements for using a geotextile filter bag (filter bag) during dewatering operations. When the work requires pumping of water that may contain silt and sediment, it must be properly treated as described below and per specification. The engineer should inspect the water prior to allowing discharge directly into a watercourse and monitor during the course of pumping to ensure it remains silt and sediment free. If the water is silt and sediment free, it may be discharged directly to a watercourse. If the water is not silt and sediment free it must be pumped into a filter bag.


  1. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  2. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 704.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 705 Foundation Piling

Insert weblink to Section 705 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 705.01 General

Brief Description


Section 705.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 705.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 705.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 706 Structural Concrete Construction

Insert weblink to Section 706 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 706.01 General

Brief Description


Section 706.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 706.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 706.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 707 Structural Steel Construction

Insert weblink to Section 707 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 707.01 General

Brief Description


Section 707.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans


Welding of Pile Splices

Construction staff should review the plans and the proposal for welding pile splices. Field observations have noted that pile splices are not being constructed as shown on the plans or as noted in 707.03.D.8.b, c, and d of the Standard Specifications for Construction.


Welding issues noted in the field have included welders and contractors without welder certifications available at the job site, or welders working out of position from their certification, which conflicts with 707.03.D.8.d. of the standard specifications

There were also issues with welds not meeting the welding requirements per 707.03.D.8.b. This includes welders not removing the slag from their welds, improper grinding, piles that had a poor fit up, and misalignment of the pile sections. There were a considerable number of welds that did not meet American Welding Society (AWS) Code for visual inspection such as arc strikes, cold lap, undercut, and underfill.


Some welders were not aware of the weld requirements such as weld lengths, locations, weld size, weld type, and root preparation including back gouging of the welds.


There were also issues with improper storage of low hydrogen (E-7018) welding rods according to 707.03.D.8.b of the standard specifications, such as leaving weld rods out for more than two hours, open partially used cans of welding rod on site, hot boxes with the tops left open, welding in the rain, welding on wet steel, welding rods sitting on the ground, hot boxes not plugged in overnight, hot boxes not plugged in during work or generators not running.


Include documentation of poor welds and the welder who performed the welds on Form 1122B, Inspector’s Daily Report (IDR). Attach photos as necessary. Most welds can be accepted or rejected based on visual inspection conducted during and after welding. If there is question as to the acceptability of a finished weld, non-destructive testing can be performed to verify.


  1. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 707.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 707.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist


Section 708 Prestressed Concrete

Insert weblink to Section 708 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 708.01 General

Brief Description


Section 708.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 708.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 708.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 709 Timber Structures

Insert weblink to Section 709 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 709.01 General

Brief Description


Section 709.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 709.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 709.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 710 Waterproofing and Protective Covers

Insert weblink to Section 710 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 710.01 General

Brief Description


Section 710.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 710.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 710.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 711 Bridge Railings

Insert weblink to Section 711 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 711.01 General

Brief Description


Section 711.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 711.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 711.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 712 Bridge Rehabilitation - Concrete

Insert weblink to Section 712 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 712.01 General

Brief Description


Section 712.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 712.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 712.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 713 Bridge Rehabilitation - Steel

Insert weblink to Section 713 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 713.01 General

Brief Description


Section 713.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 713.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 713.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 714 Temporary Structures and Approaches

Insert weblink to Section 714 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 714.01 General

Brief Description


Section 714.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 714.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 714.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 715 Cleaning and Coating Existing Structural Steel

Insert weblink to Section 715 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 715.01 General

Brief Description


Section 715.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 715.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 715.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 716 Shop Cleaning and Coating Structural Steel

Insert weblink to Section 716 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 716.01 General

Brief Description


Section 716.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 716.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 716.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 717 Downspouts and Drains

Insert weblink to Section 717 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 717.01 General

Brief Description


Section 717.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 717.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 717.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 718 Drilled Shafts

Insert weblink to Section 718 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 718.01 General

Brief Description


Section 718.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 718.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 718.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 801 Concrete Driveways

Insert weblink to Section 801 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 801.01 General

Brief Description


Section 801.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 801.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 801.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 802 Concrete Curb, Gutter, and Dividers

Insert weblink to Section 802 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 802.01 General

Brief Description


Section 802.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 802.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 802.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 803 Concrete Sidewalks, Sidewalk Ramps, and Steps

Insert weblink to Section 803 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 803.01 General

Brief Description


Section 803.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 803.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 803.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 804 Concrete Barriers, Glare Screens, and Foundations for Light Standards and Sign Supports

Insert weblink to Section 804 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 804.01 General

Brief Description


Section 804.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 804.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 804.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 805 Hot Mix Asphalt Curb

Insert weblink to Section 805 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 805.01 General

Brief Description


Section 805.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 805.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 805.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 806 Shared Use Paths

Insert weblink to Section 806 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 806.01 General

Brief Description


Section 806.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 806.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 806.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 807 Guardrail, Guardrail Terminals, and Miscellaneous Posts

Insert weblink to Section 807 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 807.01 General

Brief Description


Section 807.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 807.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 807.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 808 Fencing

Insert weblink to Section 808 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 808.01 General

Brief Description


Section 808.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 808.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 808.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 809 Field Office

Insert weblink to Section 809 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 809.01 General

Brief Description


Section 809.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 809.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 809.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 810 Permanent Traffic Signs and Supports

Insert weblink to Section 810 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 810.01 General

Brief Description


Section 810.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 810.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 810.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 811 Permanent Pavement Markings

Insert weblink to Section 811 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 811.01 General

Brief Description


Section 811.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 811.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials


Material and Verification Application Guidelines

These guidelines were developed to clarify acceptable procedures for inspecting pavement markings. The complete guideline can be found at:


http://mdotwas1.mdot.state.mi.us/public/tands/Details_Web/mdot_pm_material_verification_guideline.pdf


Material and Application Verification Guidelines explain documentation requirements, how to use Form 1585, contractor yard visits, and plate sampling. By following this guideline, pavement marking verification practices will be performed consistently statewide.


Pavement Marking Materials Reporting Requirements

Subsection 105.01 of the 2003 Standard Specifications for Construction requires the contractor to provide a material source list for all materials incorporated into the project. This information should be provided at the preconstruction meeting. The contractor must include the product name as shown on the Qualified Products List (QPL) as well as the product manufacturer.


Section F of the Materials Quality Assurance Procedures Manual requires the placement of a label or copy of the label, tag, etc. in the project file. A notation on an Inspector’s Daily Report (IDR) may be completed in lieu of a label. Include the product and manufacturer on the IDR, and note that the labeling of the material was checked and verified.


Do not accept the material if any of the following apply:

  • The product name is not on the product label
  • It is not listed on the QPL
  • It is not the same as the product listed on the testing order.


The contractor may submit a revised testing order to request usage of a different product. The engineer must approve the revised testing order before the material may be used on the project.


  1. Equipment and Methods
  2. Construction Operations
  3. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  4. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Regular Dry Price Adjustment – End of Season

Field staff should process a uniform price adjustment when regular dry or low temperature waterborne paint is substituted for waterborne paint due to seasonal limitations.


Use the Special Provision for Early/Late Season Striping for Permanent Pavement Markings in all projects calling for a combined total of 30,000 ft or more of Pavt Mrkg, Waterborne,_inch, (color). Pay as noted under d. Measurement and Payment in the special provision, which is available at: http://mdotwas1.mdot.state.mi.us/public/dessssp/spss_source/03SP811L.pdf


The negotiated price adjustments for changing from the following pay items to the new pay items will be published each fall by the Division of Field Operations. The pay item changes should be as follows:

  • “Pavt Mrkg, Waterborne, _in (white) . . . ft” to “Pavt Mrkg, Regular Dry, _in (white) . . . ft”
  • “Pavt Mrkg, Waterborne, _in (yellow) . . . ft” to “Pavt Mrkg, Regular Dry, _in (yellow) . . . ft”



Section 811.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 812 Temporary Traffic Control for Construction Zone Operations

Insert weblink to Section 812 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 812.01 General

Brief Description


Section 812.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 812.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 812.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 813 Slope Protection

Insert weblink to Section 813 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 813.01 General

Brief Description


Section 813.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 813.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 813.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 814 Paved Ditches

Insert weblink to Section 814 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 814.01 General

Brief Description


Section 814.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 814.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 814.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 815 Landscaping

Insert weblink to Section 815 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 815.01 General

Brief Description


Section 815.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 815.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 815.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 816 Turf Establishment

Insert weblink to Section 816 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 816.01 General

Brief Description


Section 816.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 816.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 816.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 817 Landscape Mowing

Insert weblink to Section 817 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 817.01 General

Brief Description


Section 817.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 817.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 817.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 818 Dune Grass Planting

Insert weblink to Section 818 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 818.01 General

Brief Description


Section 818.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 818.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 818.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 819 Electrical and Lighting

Insert weblink to Section 819 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 819.01 General

Brief Description


Section 819.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 819.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 819.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 820 Traffic Signals

Insert weblink to Section 820 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 820.01 General

Brief Description


Section 820.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 820.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials


Traffic Signal Installation, Steel Strain Pole Band Clamps

Steel band clamps are used for traffic signal span wire installation on steel strain poles.


Clamps must meet the material requirements in Special Detail SIG-010-A “Span Wire T.S. on Steel and Wood Poles”, Detail B, Pole Band Clamps on Steel Pole”, which specifies ASTM A36 steel bands using ASTM A325 galvanized steel bolts.


Pole band clamps must be stamped with identification that is traceable back to the manufacturer, which can be used to determine the month and year of clamp manufacture. The stamping method must be a low stress stamping method. The stamp cannot be located near the bolted flange, must be located near the center of the backside clamp from traffic on the outside face, and be visible after galvanizing.


The minimum inside bend radius for cold formed members must be at least 1.5 times the material thickness (or 3/8 inches).


The contractor must submit a Certificate of Compliance to the engineer stating that the pole band clamp meets the requirements in Special Detail SIG-010-A. The contractor must provide one clamp assembly per lot per size to the engineer for testing as a basis of acceptance prior to use on the project. Material not meeting these requirements will be returned to the contractor at no cost to the department.


  1. Equipment and Methods
  2. Construction Operations
  3. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  4. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Payment of Cased Steel Strain Pole Foundations

The quantity (Ft) for “Strain Pole Fdn, Cased” includes the entire depth of concrete foundation for payment. Construction methods typically install the casing from 3.5 ft below surface to the bottom of the foundation.


Section 820.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 821 Preservation of 'Land' 'Monuments', Control Points, and Property

Corners

Insert weblink to Section 821 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 821.01 General

Brief Description


Section 821.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 821.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 821.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 822 Ground or Cut Shoulder Corrugations

Insert weblink to Section 822 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 822.01 General

Brief Description


Section 822.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 822.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 822.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 823 Water Mains

Insert weblink to Section 823 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 823.01 General

Brief Description


Section 823.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 823.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 823.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 824 Contractor Staking

Insert weblink to Section 824 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 824.01 General

Brief Description


Section 824.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 824.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 824.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 901 Cement and Lime

Insert weblink to Section 901 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 901.01 General

Brief Description


Section 901.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 901.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 901.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 902 Aggregates

Insert weblink to Section 902 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 902.01 General

Brief Description


Section 902.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 902.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials


Materials Testing Documentation Requirements for Pre-Qualified Aggregates

All aggregates supplied to MDOT projects from pre-qualified sources must have quality assurance (QA) testing conducted by MDOT personnel at frequencies established in the MDOT Materials Quality Assurance Procedures Manual, Section C6, part 7, and in the Materials Acceptance Requirements Table in the Materials Source Guide. Region materials personnel will monitor and conduct quality assurance testing for pre-qualified aggregate sources within their jurisdiction.


As part of the materials testing documentation, the delivery/project engineer must verify and document that the QA testing has been completed for the material received from pre-qualified aggregate sources. The delivery/project engineer will need to contact the region’s material supervisor for verification. The materials supervisor will confirm that QA testing has been properly completed and provide the delivery/project engineer with written documentation for the project files to be placed in file folder 306. The documentation can include one or more of the following:

• A copy of the QA test report;

• A written statement verifying completion of the QA testing;

• A telephone record memo verifying completion of the QA testing;

• Other written documentation that QA testing has been completed.


Additional documentation required for pre-qualified aggregates include properly completed delivery tickets. The tickets must include the following:

• MDOT aggregate source number;

• Date of shipment;

• Control section and job number;

• Concrete plant number (if applicable);

• Michigan series number and class letter of aggregate;

• Weight or volume shipped;

• Suppliers name, telephone number and location.

In addition, the following statement shall be printed or stamped on each ticket: “I attest that aggregate as delivered from this pre-qualified source meets specification requirements for the listed Michigan series and class for quantity stated. Date________ Signature____________.” This statement must be signed by an authorized company representative. This statement does not signify acceptance by MDOT of the aggregate.


  1. Equipment and Methods
  2. Construction Operations
  3. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  4. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 902.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 903 Admixtures and Curing Materials for Concrete

Insert weblink to Section 903 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 903.01 General

Brief Description


Section 903.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 903.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 903.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 904 Asphaltic Materials

Insert weblink to Section 904 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 904.01 General

Brief Description


Section 904.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 904.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 904.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 905 Steel Reinforcement

Insert weblink to Section 905 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 905.01 General

Brief Description


Section 905.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 905.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 905.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist


Section 906 Structural Steel

Insert weblink to Section 906 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 906.01 General

Brief Description


Section 906.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 906.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 906.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 907 Fencing Materials

Insert weblink to Section 907 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 907.01 General

Brief Description


Section 907.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 907.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 907.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 908 Miscellaneous Metal Products

Insert weblink to Section 908 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 908.01 General

Brief Description


Section 908.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 908.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials


Bridge Mounted Light Standard Anchor Bolt Assemblies

All light standard anchor bolt assemblies, whether supplied and installed by the contractor or by another agency, must meet MDOT specifications when installed on department bridges. Although bridge mounted light standards may be inspected during scheduled bridge inspections, they do not receive scheduled inspections throughout their service life similar to tower lights or cantilever sign supports. The foundation anchor bolts are critical to ensuring the structural capacity of the light standard throughout the design life. The following specifications must be adhered to:


MDOT Standard Plan B-103-E contains specifications for anchor bolt diameter, length, embedment and couplers. Anchor bolts and associated hardware must conform to section 908.15 of the standard specifications, and must be sampled in accordance with section 908.15 of the Materials Acceptance Requirements Table in the Materials Source Guide, at a frequency of one per heat per diameter per project. Any anchor bolt assemblies containing deviations from the standard plans should be called to the attention of the Bridge Field Services Section in Lansing. Samples from non-standard anchor bolt assemblies should be accompanied by shop drawings and all samples should be accompanied by test data certifications.


Anchor bolt installation and tightening using the “turn of nut” procedure must be conducted in accordance with Section 810.03.N of the standard specifications.


Construction staff is to utilize the utilities section of the Bridge Inspection Report form to note any deficiencies of the light standard base or anchor bolts when conducting bridge inspections.


  1. Equipment and Methods
  2. Construction Operations
  3. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  4. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 908.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 909 Drainage Products

Insert weblink to Section 909 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 909.01 General

Brief Description


Section 909.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 909.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 909.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 910 Geosynthetics

Insert weblink to Section 910 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 910.01 General

Brief Description


Section 910.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 910.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 910.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 911 Water

Insert weblink to Section 911 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 911.01 General

Brief Description


Section 911.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 911.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 911.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 912 Timber and Lumber

Insert weblink to Section 912 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 912.01 General

Brief Description


Section 912.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 912.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 912.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 913 Masonry Units

Insert weblink to Section 913 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 913.01 General

Brief Description


Section 913.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 913.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 913.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 914 Joint and Waterproofing Materials

Insert weblink to Section 914 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 914.01 General

Brief Description


Section 914.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 914.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 914.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 915 Bridge Coating Systems

Insert weblink to Section 915 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 915.01 General

Brief Description


Section 915.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 915.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 915.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 916 Erosion and Sedimentation Control Materials

Insert weblink to Section 916 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 916.01 General

Brief Description


Section 916.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 916.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 916.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 917 Turf and Landscaping Materials

Insert weblink to Section 917 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 917.01 General

Brief Description


Section 917.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 917.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 917.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 918 Electrical and Lighting Materials

Insert weblink to Section 918 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 918.01 General

Brief Description


Section 918.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 918.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 918.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 919 Permanent Traffic Sign and Support Materials

Insert weblink to Section 919 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 919.01 General

Brief Description


Section 919.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 919.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 919.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 920 Permanent Pavement Marking Materials

Insert weblink to Section 920 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 920.01 General

Brief Description


Section 920.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 920.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 920.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 921 Permanent Traffic Signal Materials

Insert weblink to Section 921 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 921.01 General

Brief Description


Section 921.02 Preconstruction Considerations

  1. Preconstruction Meeting
  2. Acceptance of Materials
  3. Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans
  4. Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 921.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Equipment and Methods
  3. Construction Operations
  4. Safety and Environmental Considerations
  5. Documentation
    1. Daily Work Report
    2. Measurement and Payment


Section 921.04 Post Construction Considerations

  1. Acceptance of Materials
  2. Audit Requirements
  3. Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 922 Temporary Traffic Control Materials

Insert weblink to Section 922 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 922.01 General

Brief Description


Section 922.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 922.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 922.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

Section 923 Water Main Materials

Insert weblink to Section 923 in the 2012 Standard Specifications for Construction


Section 923.01 General

Brief Description


Section 923.02 Preconstruction Considerations

Preconstruction Meeting

Acceptance of Materials

Preparatory Work and Contractor Work Plans

Safety and Environmental Issues


Section 923.03 Inspection Guidelines during Construction

Acceptance of Materials

Equipment and Methods

Construction Operations

Safety and Environmental Considerations

Documentation

Daily Work Report

Measurement and Payment


Section 923.04 Post Construction Considerations

Acceptance of Materials

Audit Requirements

Protection of the Work


Section Checklist

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