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Construction Manual


Please Note
: Hard copies of the Construction Manual are no longer available for purchase.

If you need a printed copy of any chapter, please print from this site. The chapters are formatted to print on double-sided, 8.5x11 paper.

  • If you would like to purchase a binder and tabs, they are available online: Order Form

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Manual by Chapters

   (Please note that manual files are very large and may take some time to download and open.)

1 - ODOT Organization

2 - Project Funding/Contract Administration Responsibility

3 - Delegation of Authority

4 - Relations with Public or Other Agencies

5 - Construction Authorization 

6 - Examination of Project Site and Responding to Bidders

7 - Evaluation for Unbalanced Bids

8 - Award and Execution of Contract

9 - Responsibility of Project Manager

10 - Superintendence by Contractor

11 - Before On-Site Work Can Begin

12 - Project Records 

12A - Daily Reports/Diaries 

12B - Quality 

12C - Quality Price Adjustments

12D - Quantities

12E - Adjustments to Lump Sum and Other Items

12F - Materials Stored or On Hand

12G - Extra Work Performed on Force Account Basis

12H - As Constructed Plans

13 - Contract Time  

14 - Subcontracts Updated  

15 - Change Orders/Force Account/Work by Public Forces

16 - Working Drawings and Submittals

17 - Safety

18 - Workforce and Small Business Equity Programs

19 - Labor Compliance Updated

20 - Construction Surveying/Monumentation

21 - Permits

22 - Sources of Materials

23 - Quantities of Materials to be Produced

24 - Work Done by Utilities and Railroads

25 - Payments to Contractors/Retainage 

26 - Prompt Payment/Claims Against Contractor's Bond

27 - Disagreements, Disputes, and Claims 

28 - Use of Publicly Owned Equipment

29 - Right of Way and Accesses

30 - Load and Speed Restrictions on Construction Vehicles

31 - Protection of Work/Responsibility for Damages

32 - Protection of Cultural Resources Updated

33 - Materials Left Over or Produced for a Third Party

34 - Contractor Performance Evaluation  

35 - Termination and Breach of Contract

36 - Acceptance of Project

37 - Submittal of Final Project Documentation

38 - Contractor Disagreement with Final Quantities or​ Payment

39 - Landscape Establishment Periods

40 - Third Notification

41 - Warranties/Guarantees/Responsibility for Materials and Workmanship

Index 

 

 

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