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The Proposed Changes table below provides a list of current proposed Construction Manual Updates (CMU). The link under “Current Content Area/Section” shows the existing construction manual language and the link under “Proposed Update” will open a SharePoint word document containing the proposed changes to compare. Please make any comments or questions in the SharePoint word document as this method allows multiple people to view, comment and track changes on the document at the same time. All questions or comments made in the draft document will be addressed by the author in the same document prior to final approval of the CMU.
Please note that the CMU field review process is for MDOT staff and the links will probably not work for users outside the State of Michigan network.
For any questions on the CMU process please contact the MDOT Construction Manual Resource here.
The table below is a list of Major changes.
|Date||Current Content Area/Section||Proposed Update||Comments Due||Status|
|This proposed update is to modify the Preconstruction Meeting Template.|
The table below is a list of Major changes.
|Preconstruction Meeting Boilerplate - Trunkline||Compare It|
|Updated Paint pricing for 2018||View Updated Table Here|
|2018 Summary of Revisions to the manual||Compare It|
|Provided New Table for "Typical Long Lead Time Items" along with updating to the latest "Boilerplate Progress Clause Template 5-30-15"||Compare It|
|Update to Purpose of Review.||Compare It|
|Addition of Notice of termination section.||view here|
|Overhaul of information for section 708||compare|
|Overhaul of information for section 707||compare|
|12/19/2017||Updated Engineer Certification List||Linked Here|
|Update about Post Construction Information||View Here|
|Updated Boilerplate Progress Clause Template||View Here|
|New Preamble for Construction Manual|
|New format for Standard Naming Convention|
|Updated LDPR coding||View here|
|Updated table for file naming||View table here|
|Updated coding information for SIGMA||View Here|
|Added new section for Special Markings for Cold Weather||View Here|
|Updated Paint pricing for 2017||View Updated Table Here|
|2017 Summary of Revision to the manual|
|Guidance on new folder in ProjectWise|
|New Page specifically for LCPtracker|
|Moved progress form 1130 to new section 102.14|
|Changed email for 1302A Forms||New email address here|
|New coding content||View Coding Guidelines here|
|Addition of CMU 2017-003, Electronic Read only Files||View Here|
|Update according to CA 2015-11 with Boiler progress update.||Compare It|
|Added content according to CA 2015-13||Compare It|
|Added content in accordance with CA 2008-01||Compare It|
|Added Content according to CA 2013-12, Workers Safety||Compare It|
|Made adjustments to implement form 1101-SP109||Compare It|
|Added Section for Prevailing Wage Classification from CA 2007-15||View Here|
A definition to the types of changes that you might see in the Construction Manual can be found under Content Revision Procedures, Types of Changes.
The table below is a list of Minor changes.
|Updated Engineer Record Certification List||View Here|
|Updated content related to Inspector Daily Reports and noting visual acceptance of material||Compare It|
|Updated Title VI Poster||View Here|
|Changed contact info to Mike Deboer and added direction to Claims Database in ProjectWise||Compare It|
|Changed roller speed calculation from 23.36 mph to 2.36 mph||section here|
|Moved content from 102.14 to 108.05|
|Renamed page and moved structures progress clause to this section||Compare It|
|Separated "other" page into separate pages|
|Updated content related to Commercially Useful Function (CUF). Part of CMU 2017-005||Compare It|
|Update to page and ProjectWise directions|
|Updated examples for Calc forms|
|Removed 'Disincentive' from manual language|
|Moved Contract Modification Process Overview page to 103.02 Contract Revisions||View Here|
|Updated notification contact information for bridge deck pours and concrete deck overlays||View Update|
|Changed language from "Approved for Traffic" to "Open to traffic"|
|Added illustration of sidewalk measurement and payment||See Here|
|Updated Posters to add USERRA Poster||View Here|
|Updated according CA 2015-06||Compare It|
|Updated content according CA 2014-13||Compare It|
|Updated content according to CA 2009-16||Compare It|
|Updated content from CA 2006-07||Compare It|
|Added update from CA 2009-03 to CM||Compare It|
|Added text from CA 2014-03||Compare It|
|Added text update from CA 2013-09||Compare It|
|Added links from CA 2009-20||View Here|
|Updated reference to CFR and included link||View Here|
This manual provides guidance to administrative, engineering, and technical staff. Engineering practice requires that professionals use a combination of technical skills and judgment in decision making. Engineering judgment is necessary to allow decisions to account for unique site-specific conditions and considerations to provide high quality products, within budget, and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. This manual provides the general operational guidelines; however, it is understood that adaptation, adjustments, and deviations are sometimes necessary. Innovation is a key foundational element to advance the state of engineering practice and develop more effective and efficient engineering solutions and materials. As such, it is essential that our engineering manuals provide a vehicle to promote, pilot, or implement technologies or practices that provide efficiencies and quality products, while maintaining the safety, health, and welfare of the public. It is expected when making significant or impactful deviations from the technical information from these guidance materials, that reasonable consultations with experts, technical committees, and/or policy setting bodies occur prior to actions within the timeframes allowed. It is also expected that these consultations will eliminate any potential conflicts of interest, perceived or otherwise. MDOT Leadership is committed to a culture of innovation to optimize engineering solutions. The National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics for Engineering is founded on six fundamental canons. Those canons are provided below. Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall:
- Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
- Perform Services only in areas of their competence.
- Issue public statement only in an objective and truthful manner.
- Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
- Avoid deceptive acts.
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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Preconstruction Meeting – A preconstruction meeting shall be held after the contract award. The LPE is responsible for scheduling and conducting the preconstruction meeting and shall invite the DR. The DR (or designee) is encouraged to attend local agency preconstruction meetings. In addition, the DR (or designee) shall attend preconstruction meetings for projects within MDOT’s right-of-way. For additional information, please refer to MDOT’s Construction Manual, Section 102, Preconstruction Meeting. The LPE is also responsible for submitting the following information to the DR, along with the progress schedule:
• The authorized person employed by the local agency and their contact information.
• The project engineer, including their PE license number, expiration date, and contact information.
• The testing and inspection personnel with certification numbers and expiration dates.