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Construction Project Administration Manual (CPAM ) Standard Specifications Standard Index. August 16, 2012 Presented By: Teresa Driskell. TRAINING OBJECTIVE. This course will provide an introduction to the written instructions for administrating an FDOT project found in CPAM
August 16, 2012
Presented By: Teresa Driskell
This course will provide an introduction to the written instructions for administrating an FDOT project found in CPAM
How to use the Specifications for a Contract
A brief update on the July 2010 Specification Workbook
How to use the Standard Index
CPAM provides for…
Uniform treatment of all Contractors
Consistent handling at all levels
Keeps Contracts valid and enforceable
CPAM can be found online on the State Construction Office website at
The people responsible for writing each section are shown adjacent to each section
Now you can actually find the whole manual – Quickly!
Guidance Documents / Flow Charts
Section 1.2 Contract Duration and Alternative Contracting Techniques
Section 3.2 Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Field Construction Operations
The authority of the CCEI’s lead person, such as the Senior Project Engineer, and the Project Engineer shall be identical to the Departments Resident Engineer and Project Engineer respectively and shall be interpreted as such.
Form No. 700-011-01
Attachment 5-8-1, Resolution of Defective Material Flow ChartCHAPTER 5PROJECT DOCUMENTATION
Two Main Groups
Other Time Extensions
(Form No. 700-050-58) is vital to settle disputes /claimsCHAPTER 7CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS
Site Source Record
Form No. 700-050-58
Complete in duplicate and
give one copy to the Contractor at the end of each day
Federal Aide Participating/Non-participatingCHAPTER 7CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS
When the Technician finds non-compliance:
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Section 8.3 Operation Within Railroad Right of Way
Project Engineer’s Role Monitor/Encourage/Log
Flow charts at the end of Section 8.4 for Structural and Nonstructural drawing approval process.CHAPTER 8ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
Handled by PA, RE, DCE and CO
When Defaulted… A Contractor
Section 8.7 Contractor Non-Responsibility for Construction Contract
Contractor who demonstrate an inability or unwillingness to comply with contract requirements in a timely and proficient manner on a project will be declared non-responsible.
Resident Office function is to make recommendation.CHAPTER 8ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
Either party may request it to be bindingCHAPTER 8ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
(See page 3 of MOT Review Report)CHAPTER 9MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC
District Safety Office will report to State Safety Office then to FHWACHAPTER 9MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC
Section 11.1 Asphalt Quality Assurance Referee System for Non-CQC Projects
Sample letters and Flow Chart at the end of sectionCHAPTER 13POST CONSTRUCTION
Consultant Designed Projects
- Standard- Supplemental- Technical- Developmental
The Standard Specifications can be found online on the State Specifications and Estimates Office website at
The Standard Specifications can be accessed by clicking on the Specification Book icon and you can either access a particular Section or the entire book!
Division I General Requirements and Covenant
Division II Construction Details
Division III Materials
Division I covers the first 106 pages in the Standard Specification Book
Division II makes up the bulk of the Standard Specifications
Division III of the Specification Book contains information regarding all materials utilized on a project
When a Specification is added, changed or updated it is placed in a Workbook
In addition to Special Provisions and Supplemental Specifications you may find additional directives in your Contract documents
When Standard Specifications are updated/changed they are shown in a Workbook. The Workbooks can be found on the same website as the Specifications.
DO WE HAVE CRITERIA TO MAKE AN OBJECTIVE DECISION ABOUT ACCEPTING DEVICES SUCH AS THESE?
Design Standards are prepared to encourage uniform
application of designs and standard details
Support various engineering obligations for design, construction, inspection, maintenance
Select the desired Standard Booklet, Interim Standards or Standards Modification by clicking on their underlined symbol. The dates shown under Standards Modifications are the effective dates of the Modifications. For additional information concerning the Standards see PAGE 2. You can also view updates on the Structures Design Website.
You can view the Standards, Interim Standards as well as Modifications – made in the same 6 month increments as the Specifications!
The beginning of the Index provides Abbreviations and Symbols – a type of dictionary for the same information shown on project plans
The Index is broken out into Sections
Each Section deals with a specific type of work
STANDARD INDEX Discussion