[Construction Manual] Construction Manual Update-Please review and comment by July 27, 2012

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We invite your review of and feedback for revisions to Construction Manual
Sections 4-19, 4-22, 4-24, 4-27, 4-28, 4-29, 4-41, 4-42, 4-53, 4-54, and
4-73. Please comment by following the directions in the "How to Comment"
section of the website by Friday, July 27, 2012.

Manual sections have been revised as a result of Standard Specification,
policy, and procedural changes and may contain updated language,
information, corrections, formatting, and references. Bracketed Standard
Specification section numbers refer to the 2006 Standard Specifications.
Changes have been tracked in color and lines located in the margin indicate
that text has been added, moved, or corrected. They are posted on our
website and below are summaries of changes to the sections:

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

Section 4-19, “Earthwork”
   Updates references to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.

   Adds information regarding new 2010 Standard Specifications Sections
      19-8, “Subgrade Enhancement Geotextile,” and 19-9, “Shoulder
      Backing.”

   Changes SI units to US customary units.


Section 4-22, “Finishing Roadway”

   Updates reference and language to align with 2010 Standard
      Specifications.


Section 4-24, “Stabilized Soils”

   Updates references to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


   Updates section title to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


   Adds introductory paragraph encompass future soil stabilization types
      (e.g., cement stabilization).


   Notes requirement for contractor's QC laboratory certification to be in
      conformance with Department's Independent Assurance Program.


   Notes requirement that lime source to be on authorized material source
      list.


   Notes adoption of "drop pan or calibration pan" method terminology.


   Removes offsite mixing to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


   Clarifies additional lime requirement when required depth is exceeded.


   Adds "test result disputes" item.


Section 4-27, “Cement Treated Bases”

   Updates reference to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


   Changes SI units to US customary units.


   Updates SMARA information pursuant to CPB 11-5.


Section 4-28, “Concrete Bases”

   Updates references to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


   Updates terminology (e.g., concrete pavement, HMA, bid item list, etc.).


   Updates SMARA information pursuant to CPB 11-5.


Section 4-29, “Treated Permeable Bases”

   Updates references to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


   Updates terminology (e.g., concrete pavement, HMA, etc.).


   Updates Highway Design Manual reference.


   Clarifies measurement and payment.


Section 4-41, “Concrete Pavement Repair”

   Updates section title to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


   Updates references to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


   Updates terminology (e.g., concrete pavement, HMA, bid item list, etc.).


   Reorganized to accommodate new concrete repair items within 2010
      Standard Specifications (i.e., 2006 SSPs that were incorporated into
      the 2010 Standard Specifications).


   Incorporates new concrete repair information.


   Expands approved brand list information.


   Updates certificate of compliance information.


   Adds manufacturer's recommendation and instruction information.


   Adds and clarifies measurement and payment information.


Section 4-42, “Groove and Grind Pavement”

   Updates references to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


   Updates terminology (e.g., concrete pavement, HMA, etc.).


   Updates California Test Methods.


   Changes SI units to US customary units.


   Corrects reference to MTAG and updated web link.


   Adds information concerning temporary onsite drying of concrete grooving
      and grinding residue.


   Adds additional payment guidance.


Section 4-53, “Shotcrete”

   Updates references to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


Section 4-54, “Waterproofing”

   Adds information on preformed membrane waterproofing.


Section 4-73, “Concrete Curbs and Sidewalks”

   Updates references to align with 2010 Standard Specifications.


    Updates references to Standard Plan sheets.


   Changes SI units to US customary units.


   Includes additional language concerning layouts (e.g., wheelchair
      ramps).


   Modifies references to "Order of Work."


   Adds language concerning detectable warning surfaces.



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