MCT 18-4 and Construction Manual updates posted

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Thu Jun 21 08:54:28 PDT 2018


Dear Subscriber:

We have posted MCT 18-4, announcing updates to Sections 2-1, "Safety"; 4-73, "Concrete Curbs and Sidewalks"; 5-0, "Conduct of the Work"; 5-1, "Project Records and Reports"; and 7-1, "Environmental Rules and Requirements" of the Construction Manual on our website:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/construc/manual2001/MCTindex.htm

Section 2-1, "Safety"
* Section 2-102D, "Resident Engineer," adds guidance for preconstruction conference discussions, including the contractor's obligation to contact the local public health service department, as well as confirming that the contractor submits their project Code of Safe Practices and an Illness and Injury Prevention Program to the resident engineer. The change addresses review, discussion, and responsibilities concerning public health conditions such as Valley Fever, in accordance with Sections 7-1.02K(6)(a), "General," 7-1.05C, "Other," and 8-1.03, "Preconstruction Conference," of the Revised Standard Specifications and the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 1509 (8 CCR 1509), "Injury and Illness Prevention Program."

Section 4-73, "Concrete Curbs and Sidewalks"
* Section 4-7303, "During the Course of Work," adds guidance for smart level use and completion of compliance inspection reports. Requires completion of ADA project certification form prior to construction contract acceptance. Incorporates reference to the Permanent Pedestrian Facilities ADA Compliance Handbook.
* The following Construction Policy Bulletins have been incorporated into this section and Section 5-1, "Project Records and Reports," of the Construction Manual:
o CPB 17-1, "Permanent Pedestrian Facilities Construction Inspection Documentation"
o CPB 17-5, "Permanent Pedestrian Facilities Inspection Form Updates"
o CPB 17-9, "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Construction Compliance Certification"

Section 5-0, "Conduct of the Work"

* Section 5-003, "Preconstruction Conference With the Contractor," adds guidance to discuss during preconstruction conferences any unusual project features including safety issues such as public health conditions. The change addresses notice of public health conditions such as Valley Fever, in accordance with Sections 7-1.02K(6)(a), "General," 7-1.05C, "Other," and 8-1.03, "Preconstruction Conference," of the Revised Standard Specifications and the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 1509 (8 CCR 1509), "Injury and Illness Prevention Program."


Section 5-1, "Project Records and Reports"
* Section 5-101B, "Construction Forms," updates the list of forms to include Forms TL-0624, "Inspection Release Tag," and TL-0625, "Materials Suitability Tag," from Materials and Engineering Services collected by resident engineers to show that materials have been deemed suitable for a project.
* Section 5-101B, the following forms were added to the list:
o Form CEM-2301, "Temporary Pedestrian Access Route Compliance Inspection Report," which the resident engineer uses to document initial inspection and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
o Form CEM-2302, "Temporary Pedestrian Access Route Weekly Inspection Report," which the resident engineer uses to document weekly inspection and ADA compliance
o Form CEM-2311, "Temporary Pedestrian Access Route Contractor Compliance Report," which the resident engineer uses to initially document that a temporary pedestrian access route is ADA compliant
o Form CEM-2312, "Temporary Pedestrian Access Route Contractor Weekly Report," which the contractor uses to document ADA compliance
o Form CEM 5773, "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Project Compliance Certification," which the resident engineer uses to certify compliance of a project's pedestrian facilities
o Form CEM 5773CH, "Curb Ramp (Case CH) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," documents inspection and compliance of Case CH curb ramps
o Form CEM-5773CM, "Curb Ramp (Case CM) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," documents inspection and compliance of Case CM curb ramps
o Form CEM-5773FG, "Curb Ramp (Case F or G) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," documents inspection and compliance of Case F or G curb ramps
o Form CEM-5773NSPL, "Curb Ramp Non-Standard Plan - Parallel) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," documents inspection and compliance of non-standard plan, parallel curb ramps
o Form CEM-5773NSPP, "Curb Ramp Non-Standard Plan - Perpendicular) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," documents inspection and compliance of non-standard plan, perpendicular curb ramps
o Form CEM-5773P, "Parking Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," documents inspection and compliance of accessible parking spaces
o Form CEM-5773PW, "Passageway Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," documents inspection and compliance of pedestrian passageways

* In Section 5-101B, the following form was deleted:
o Form CEM-2510, "Truck Owner Operator Certification of Ownership," to certify ownership of a vehicle used on a project, is no longer used

* In Section 5-101B, the following forms, for which guidance is listed in Section 4-73, "Concrete Curbs and Sidewalks," of the Construction Manual, were renumbered:
o Form CEM-5773ADE, "Curb Ramp (Case A, D, or E) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," documents compliance of Case A, D, or E curb ramps. Form CEM-3673C previously was Case A only
o Form CEM-5773B, "Curb Ramps (Case B) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," which documents inspection and compliance of Case B curb ramps, was initially Form CEM-3673D
o Form CEM-5773C, "Curb Ramp (Case C) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," which documents inspection and compliance of Case C curb ramps, was initially Form CEM-3673E
o Form CEM-5773DW, "Sidewalk at Driveway Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," which documents inspection and compliance of sidewalks at driveways, was initially Form CEM-3673B
o Form CEM-5773SW, "Sidewalk Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Inspection Report," which documents inspection and compliance of sidewalks, was initially Form CEM-3673A


* Section 5-102C, "Description of Categories," changes resident engineers' files:

o In Category 6, "Safety," file a copy of the contractor's Illness and Injury Preventions Program and any documents required by the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 1509 (8 CCR 1509), "Injury and Illness Prevention Program."
o In Category 19, "Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials," delete "6 year minimum" for record retention requirements for aerially deposited lead
o In Category 23, "Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes," file inspection and compliance records on temporary pedestrian access routes and facilities
o In Category 54, "Deductions From Payment to Contractor," delete reference to Section 3-512, "Construction Surveys," of the Construction Manual
o In Category 57, "Permanent Pedestrian Facilities," file Americans with Disabilities Act compliance inspection forms, pre- and post-construction surveys, and ADA project compliance certification
* Sections 5-102D and 5-102E updated list of categories by name, specifically Category 23 and 57
* Section 5-104C, Table 5-1.1, "Construction Records Retention Schedule," adds a project record category for temporary pedestrian access routes and one for permanent pedestrian access routes
* New terms include:
o temporary pedestrian access routes
o permanent pedestrian facilities

* The following Construction Policy Bulletins have been incorporated into Section 5-1, "Project Records and Reports," of the Construction Manual:
o CPB 17-1, "Permanent Pedestrian Facilities Construction Inspection Documentation"
o CPB 17-5, "Permanent Pedestrian Facilities Inspection Form Updates"
o CPB 17-9, "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Construction Compliance Certification"
o CPB 17-10, "Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes Inspection Documentation"

Section 7-1, "Environmental Rules and Requirements"

* Section 7-107B (2), "Hazardous Waste Concentrations," removes from the last paragraph guidance to retain aerially deposited lead records for "(6 years minimum)" to conform to Table 5-1.1, "Construction Records Retention Schedule," which calls for permanent retention.

This transmittal announces updates and corrections to the Caltrans Construction Manual, which include the following:

*         If applicable, updated cross-references to other Construction Manual or Standard Specifications sections.

*         If applicable, updated broken or changed web links and changed titles to other documents or manuals.

*         Updated organizational changes to align with policy or procedures updated after publishing the most recent Construction Manual edition, July 2017.

*         Changed all section footers to update publication date on the Construction Manual page at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/construc/constmanual/ to June 2018.

Please note the updates, and print new sections for your manual as needed.

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