[Construction Manual] Construction Manual Updates

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Manual Change Transmittals (MCTs) 12-1 and 12-2 have been issued for
Construction Manual Sections 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-25, 4-26,
4-83, and 8-2. They are posted at:

   http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/construc/manual2001/MCTindex.htm

MCTs 12-1 and 12-2 have been incorporated into the 2001 version of the
Construction Manual [Complete Download] and the document has been posted
with a June 2012 date. As each transmittal is incorporated, a new date will
appear for the complete download and in the "Current Manual Section" column
on our website. The manual's index has been temporarily removed and will be
updated and republished when the Construction Manual update is completed.
Hard copies of the newly issued MCTs and complete downloads will not be
available during the update process.

Current manual sections have been revised to align with the 2010 Standard
Specifications and may contain updated language, information, corrections,
formatting, and references. Bracketed Standard Specification section
numbers refer to the 2006 Standard Specifications. Change lines located in
the margin indicate that text has been added, moved, or corrected. Below
are summaries of the sections issued with MCT 12-1 and MCT 12-2.

The complete manual and sections are posted on our website:

   http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/construc/constmanual/

Section 2-1, “Safety”
Section was updated to incorporate the 2010 Standard Specification changes,
   as well as the following:

      Emphasizes roles and responsibilities of district staff at all levels
      for implementing the construction safety program.

      Incorporates Construction Procedure Directive (CPD) 09-6,
      “High-Visibility Garment Standards,” into subsection 2-105C,
      outlining Caltrans field staff requirements for Class 2 and Class 3
      garments.

      Announces form CEM-0606, “Construction Safety Checklists,” introduced
      in Construction Policy Bulletin 11-2. Subsections 2-102E “Project
      Safety Coordinator,” and 2-102F, “Project Staff,” of the manual
      require the safety coordinator and field staff to use the form.

Section 2-2, “Traffic”

Section was updated to incorporate the 2010 Standard Specification changes,
   as well as the following:

      Revises Section 2-207, “Speed Zones,” to follow the updated
      California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (California
      MUTCD) requirements.

      Revises Section 2-214, “Transportation Management Plans,” to describe
      roles and responsibilities and identify the elements that need to be
      implemented.

      Section 2-214D, “Construction Contingency Plan,” provides samples of
      operations that may require a contingency plan and lists the elements
      required for a comprehensive contingency plan to help the field
      engineers during the review process.

      Revises Section 2-215, “Construction Zone Enhanced Enforcement
      Program (COZEEP),” to clarify that COZEEP is only an enhancement.

      Section 2-216A, “Pedestrian Facilities,” requires that
      preconstruction meetings with contractors include a discussion about
      work zones. Talks include temporary routes to address how the
      contractor will comply with CA MUTCD requirements.

      This section also provides guidelines for dealing with the
      requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act for temporary
      pedestrian facilities through construction zones and provides the
      tools needed to ensure compliance, including:

          Incorporates CPD 08-13, “Accessible Parking Implementation.”

          Eliminates the need for CPD 09-4, “Use of Slow for the Cone
          Zone,” and CPD 09-12, “Implement Traffic Operations Policy
          Directive 09-6.”

Section 2-3, “Major Construction Incidents”

Section was updated to incorporate the 2010 Standard Specification changes,
   as well as the following:

      Summarizes procedures to follow during construction incidents.

      Incorporates revised form CEM-0603, “Major Construction Incident
      Notification,” into Section 2-303, “Reporting Procedures,” of the
      manual. The Division of Construction requires staff to use the
      revised form when a major incident occurs during construction. The
      manual section outlines the types of incidents to report and
      guidelines for the process.

Section 3-0, “Introduction”

      Section number added to section.

Section 3-1, “General”

      Section title and reference were updated to align with the 2010
      Standard Specifications.

Section 3-2, “Bidding”

      Section title and references were updated to align with the 2010
      Standard Specifications.

      The Minor B threshold amount was updated to $250,000.

      References to websites were updated.

Section 3-3, “Contract Award and Execution”

      Section title and reference were updated to align with the 2010
      Standard Specifications.

      Reference to Plans, Specifications, and Estimates Guide were updated
      to the current guide.

Section 4-25, “Aggregate Subbases”

      Section 25-1.01A of the 2010 Standard Specifications deleted the
      requirement allowing up to 50% of reclaimed materials for use as
      aggregate subbase and replaced it with the requirement allowing any
      combination of broken stone, crushed gravel, natural rough surfaced
      gravel, sand, and processed reclaimed asphalt concrete, PCC, LCB, or
      CTB.

      Deleted the provisions for measuring and paying aggregate subbase by
      weight.

Section 4-26, “Aggregate Bases”

      Section 26-1.01A of the 2010 Standard Specifications deleted the
      requirement allowing up to 50% of reclaimed materials for use as
      aggregate base and replaced it with the requirement allowing any
      combination of broken stone, crushed gravel, natural rough surfaced
      gravel, sand, and processed reclaimed asphalt concrete, PCC, LCB, or
      CTB.

Section 4-83, “Railings and Barriers”

      Raised the minimum height of railings and barriers from 26–27 inches
      to 29–30 inches.

      Provides a link to the January 5, 2012 version of the Traffic Manual
      Chapter 7.

Section 8-2, “Equal Employment Opportunity”

      References were updated to align with the 2010 Standard
      Specifications.

      Summarizes EEO requirements and procedures to follow during contract
      administration.



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