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Construction & Materials Tips

The Construction Division publishes construction and materials articles and advisories regularly. The information is grouped by subject matter below.

Asphalt and Chemical

Date Title Format
01/08 Epoxy Safety
01/08 FAQs for Performance Grade Binders
01/08 NRM and DMS-11000
01/08 Premature Failure of Asphaltic Pavement Bordering Vehicle Wire Loop
11/05 Opening Stuck Valves on Asphalt Piping

Bridge

Date Title Format
04/12 Fly Ash: Here Today? (Maybe), Gone Tomorrow? (Maybe)
06/10 Fly Ash Supply (Condensed and Full-length)
02/10 Determining Required Concrete Cylinder Size
01/07 Guidelines for Handling Asbestos
03/06 New Electronic Review of Shop Drawings
10/05 Saw-cutting Grooves on Bridge Decks

Construction

Date Title Format
01/08 Critical Information Regarding Requests and Information
01/08 Source Document/Contract Records and SiteManager (SM)

Contract Administration

Date Title Format
09/13 Workforce Project Posters and Notices
04/11 Item 585 - Ride Quality of Pavement Surfaces
07/09 Project Schedule Development Guide Using Critical Path Method
06/09 Guide to Contractor Overhead
01/08 Contract Claim Procedure Amended
12/07 Guide to Labor Burden
09/07 The Disputes and Claims Analysis Process
12/06 Guide to Contract Change Orders
10/06 Subcontractor Prompt Payment
09/06 Water Sources for Construction Projects during Droughts

Flexible Pavements

Date Title Format
06/11 Protocol for Roadway Core Custody
02/09 Crack Attenuating Mixtures and Rich Bottom Layer Mixtures
05/08 Use of Tapered Longitudinal Joints Such As the Notched Wedge Joint
01/08 Proper Use of Tack Coat
01/08 FAQs for Ride Specifications
08/06 Hamburg Wheel Test
08/06 Revised Guidelines on Minimum Roadway Placement Temperatures
03/06 Blind Sampling
03/06 FAQs for Hot Mix Asphalt Mix Design
09/05 Flexible Pavement Design FAQs 

Geotechnical, Soils and Aggregates

Date Title Format
12/10 New Special Provision for Compost
06/10 Best Practices for Sampling Flexible Base
09/08 Recycled Concrete Aggregates Make Cents
09/05 Guidelines for Modification and Stabilization of Soils and Base for Use in Pavement Structures
09/05 Guidelines for Treatment of Sulfate-Rich Soils and Bases in Pavement Structures

Materials and Pavements Administration

Date Title Format
09/10 Using Ground-Coupled Radar Techniques to Detect Concealed Subsurface Voids
01/09 FAQs About Network-Level Falling Weight Deflectometer Data Collection
06/08 FAQs About the Falling Weight Deflectometer
01/08 Guide Schedule for Sampling and Testing (2004)
01/08 Quality Monitoring Programs and Material Producer List

Rigid Pavements

Date Title Format
11/13 Using Slot Stitching to Repair Longitudinal Joint Separation on Roadways
06/11 Calcium Aluminate Cement Concrete (Class CAC Concrete) Important Items for Construction and Inspection
01/11 Calcium Aluminate Cement Concrete (Class CAC Concrete)
01/11 Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) DMS-4550
01/11 Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) Important Items for Construction and Inspection
06/10 Fly Ash Supply (Condensed and Full-length)
01/08 Hot Weather Concreting
01/08 Sawing Concrete Pavement
09/06 Precast Concrete Products
06/06 Concrete Curing (Condensed)
06/06 Concrete Curing (Full-length)

Traffic and Traffic Control

Date Title Format
09/14 Compliant Work Zone Traffic Control Devices
09/11 Update to Enforcement of Electrical Certification, Training and Videos
01/08 Enforcement of Electrical Certification

Traffic Materials and Coatings

Date Title Format
01/10 Field Testing of Concrete Curing Compound
01/09 Sign Warranty
06/06 Concrete Curing (Condensed)
06/06 Concrete Curing (Full-length)

Contact Us

For newsletter publication information, contact the Construction Division at (512) 416-2583. For technical information, contact the person cited in the article.