Construction Manual

    NC Department of Transportation
    Construction Manual
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    Welcome to the NCDOT Construction Unit's New Web Format of the Construction Manual. This manual was developed to provide a more user-friendly, interactive and searchable format for our users. If a conflict arises between the Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures or contract documents and this manual, the specifications and contract documents will have precedence.

    Div 1 107-22​07/01/2015Updated to reflect current processes for Resident Engineer or their representative
    Div 1 107-22​12/22/2015

    Updated to reflect process for certified payrolls submitted electronically

    Div 2 230​12/28/2015

    New - Process for Utilization of coal combustion products

    Records and Reports DBE/MBE/WBE​12/28/2015

    DBE/MBE/WBE firm given five (5) days to respond to notice of replacement

    DBE Replacement Request Form revised (Version 10-2015)

    Records and Reports Payment for Mobilization​12/28/2015

    Allowance for bond premium payments for contracts with delayed dates of availability

    Records and Reports FEMA Certification​12/28/2015

    As-Constructed Plan Certification checklist

    Revised Sample Letter

    Revised Plan Sheet

    New Plan Sheet-Culvert

    Plan Sheet - Roadway Profile

    Records and Reports Northern Long- Eared Bat (NLEB)​12/28/2015

    New - Reporting Requirement for completion of clearing

    Records and Reports Final Estimate Assembly Preparation Procedures ​12/28/2015

    FEMA Certification Requirements for As-Constructed plans

    New - NLEB Reporting Requirement for completion of clearing

    Records and Reports Design Build Contract Administration Guidelines​12/28/2015

    Removed requirement of Micro Station Plans

    Records and Reports Progress Schedule​12/28/2015

    Approved Process for revised progress schedule

    Records and Reports 12 Month Project Guarantees ​12/28/2015

    Clarify process for correspondance regarding corrections and repairs

    ​Required Posters to be Displayed by the Contractor Required Posters to be Displayed by the Contractor​1/18/2016​ Added EEO is the Law Poster Supplement​
    Division 4​ Asbestos Assessment for Bridge Demolition and Renovation Activities​12-29-2016​​New - Process for bridge demolition and renovation activities
    ​Division 15 1510-4​12/29/2016​​Payment for DI waterline pipe fittings by weight
    ​Division 15 ​1520-4​12/29/2016​Payment for DI sewer line pipe fittings by weight
    Required Posters to be Displayed by the Contractor​NCDOT Poster Requirement​12/29/2016

    ​New - Resident Engineer or Contract Administrator required to check and document that all project bulletin boards have the  required postings 

    ​Request for Subcontract ​Title VI Requirements12/29/2016New - Resident Engineer or Contract Administrator is required to review a sample of certified subcontracts to verify the inclusion of Title VI and Nondiscrimination Language and /or FHWA 1273

    • Links are located throughout the manual in red font. When you hover over the letters in red, the words in the link will display as underlined. Click on this example of a link to the Construction Unit webpage. Links will open in another tab, so the user can have the manual and the selected link open at the same time for their use. 
    • A dropdown menu located on the left hand side of the manual allows for quick access to divisions and sections.
    • After selecting a section from the dropdown menu, the Table of Contents for that section will display. Use the links in the Table of Contents to access specific sub-sections.
    • Top of Page links are located after each sub-section to quickly get you back to the Table of Contents.
    • Links to the Standard Specifications of Roads and Bridges and the Standard Roadway Drawings are conveniently located in each section under the Table of Contents for your use in conjunction with the Construction Manual.
    • Technician's Checklists can be found at the bottom of applicable sections in the Additional Resources tab. A quick link to the Additional Resources tab is located at the bottom of applicable sections table of contents. Opening the checklists by right-clicking on the pdf and choosing to open in new tab is recommended. This will allow the user to have the manual and checklist open at the same time for their use.
    • Use the search function within the manual located on the top left hand side of the page above the dropdown menu, to quickly search for specific words or topics.
    • If you have any questions or comments on how we can improve the Construction Manual please contact us through the Contact Form in the top right corner of this page. A representative from the Construction Unit will contact you accordingly.

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