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Construction Manual

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Construction Manual
Construction Manual [Complete Download] June 2014
Chapter - Subject 2001 Version Current Manual Section
 
Chapter 1-Caltrans Construction Organization    
1-0 Construction Manual Overview   November 2012
1-1 Construction Organization   November 2012
1-2 Public Relations   November 2012
1-3 Personnel Development   November 2012
1-4 Facilities and Equipment   September 2013
1-5 Field Expenses and Purchases   November 2012
 
Chapter 2 - Safety and Traffic    
2-1 Safety   June 2012
2-2 Traffic   June 2012
2-3 Major Construction Incidents   June 2012
 
Chapter 3 - General Provisions Back to Top  
3-0 Introduction   June 2012
3-1 General   June 2012
3-2 Bidding   June 2012
3-3 Contract Award and Execution   June 2012
3-4 Scope of Work   March 2013
3-5 Control of the Work   June 2013
3-6 Control of Materials   June 2013
3-7 Legal Relations and Responsibility to the Public   June 2013
3-8 Prosecution and Progress   June 2013
3-9 Payment   June 2013
 
Chapter 4 - Construction Details
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4-0 Introduction   June 2013
4-10 Dust Control   In Progress
4-11 Quality Control and Assurance   June 2013
4-12 Temporary Traffic Control   June 2013
4-15 Existing Facilities   October 2013
4-16 Clearing and Grubbing   August 2012
4-17 Watering   April 2013
4-18 Dust Palliative   January 2013
4-19 Earthwork   June 2013
4-20 Landscape   May 2014
4-21 Erosion Control   May 2014
4-22 Finishing Roadway   November 2012
4-24 Stabilized Soils   September 2012
4-25 Aggregate Subbases   June 2012
4-26 Aggregate Bases   June 2012
4-27 Cement Treated Bases   September 2012
4-28 Concrete Bases   September 2012
4-29 Treated Permeable Bases   September 2012
4-37 Bituminous Seals   June 2013
4-39 Hot Mix Asphalt   October 2013
4-40 Concrete Pavement   June 2013
4-41 Concrete Pavement Repair   September 2012
4-42 Groove and Grind Pavement   September 2012
4-49 Piling   August 2012
4-50 Prestressing Concrete   August 2012
4-51 Concrete Structures   November 2012
4-52 Reinforcement   November 2012
4-53 Shotcrete   November 2012
4-54 Waterproofing   September 2012
4-55 Structural Steel   November 2012
4-56 Signs   June 2013
4-57 Wood and Plastic Lumber Structures   December 2012
4-58 Sound Walls   September 2013
4-59 Painting   December 2012
4-61 Culvert and Drainage Pipe Joints   November 2012
4-62 Alternative Culverts   November 2012
4-63 Reserved   November 2012
4-64 Plastic Pipe   November 2012
4-65 Concrete Pipe   November 2012
4-66 Corrugated Metal Pipe   November 2012
4-67 Structural Plate Culverts   November 2012
4-68 Subsurface Drains   November 2012
4-69 Overside Drains   November 2012
4-70 Miscellaneous Drainage Facilities   November 2012
4-72 Slope Protection   October 2012
4-73 Concrete Curbs and Sidewalks   September 2012
4-74 Pumping Equipment and Controls   October 2012
4-75 Miscellaneous Metal   June 2013
4-80 Fences   October 2012
4-81 Monuments   October 2012
4-82 Markers and Delineators   November 2012
4-83 Railings and Barriers   June 2012
4-84 Traffic Stripes and Pavement Markings   November 2012
4-85 Pavement Markers   November 2012
4-86 Electrical Systems   November 2012
4-88 Geosynthetics   April 2013
4-90 Concrete   June 2013
4-91 Paint   December 2012
4-92 Asphalts   June 2013
4-93 Liquid Asphalts   April 2013
4-94 Asphaltic Emulsions   November 2012
4-95 Epoxy   October 2012
 
Chapter 5 - Contract Administration Back to Top  
5-0 Conduct of the Work   January 2013
5-1 Project Records and Reports   June 2013
5-2 Funds   June 2013
5-3 Change Orders   June 2013
5-4 Disputes   June 2013
5-5 Emergency Contract Administration   June 2013
 
Chapter 6 - Sampling and Testing Back to Top  
6-1 Sample Types and Frequencies   June 2014
6-2 Acceptance of Manufactured or Fabricated Materials and Products   May 2014
6-3 Field Tests   September 2013
 
Chapter 7 - Environmental Stewardship Back to Top  
7-1 Environmental Rules and Requirements   May 2014
 
Chapter 8 - Employment Practices Back to Top  
8-1 Labor Compliance   July 2013
8-2 Equal Opportunity June 2012
8-3 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises   June 2014
 
Chapter 9 -Projects Funded by Others Back to Top  
9-1 Construction Contract Administration for Projects Funded by Others   June 2013
9-2 Projects Administered by a Local Agency on the State Highway System   June 2013
 
 
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Index August 2009 In Progress