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Drafting and Contract Plans
Standard Drawings and Details
ADA Accessibility Requirements
When is a POR seal needed?
Specific work products that require a POR seal are determined by the Department of Transportation's Chief Engineer. These directives include the following:
Applicable statutes, rules and policies
The following apply to work performed for ODOT by licensed engineers, land surveyors, geologists, landscape architects and photogrammetrists.
Oregon Revised Statutes:
Oregon Administrative Rules:
The following is an excerpt from this policy.
The Department shall hire and contract for qualified professionals licensed in the state of Oregon to perform work under the responsible charge of licensed professionals in accordance with Oregon statutes, administrative rules and the legal opinions of respective Oregon licensing boards.
Work products required to be sealed by licensed professionals under Oregon statutes, rules, and applicable licensing board rulings/legal opinions shall be prepared by, or under the responsible charge or, qualified professionals.
Each licensed professional who seals a work product shall be the Professional of Record (POR) for the work product bearing the seal. A change or modification to a work product that requires a POR seal must be approved by the POR or an authorized licensed professional who will be responsible for the change. Changes not requiring approval of a licensed professional are not covered under this policy.
For information about ODOT policies and procedures, please contact the Business Services Branch, 503-986-3281.
Questions about value engineering should be forwarded to Kent Belleque, 503-986-3536.
What is value engineering?
It is the systematic application of recognized techniques by a multi-disciplined which:
When is a value engineering study advantageous?
While value engineering studies are required for projects of a certain dollar amount, they can be beneficial for lower cost projects that include complex elements such as:
The formal problem-solving procedure used to carry out a value engineering study is composed of eight parts.
Questions about constructability reviews should be forwarded to Kent Belleque, 503-986-3536.
Why conduct a constructability review?
ODOT reviews selected design projects to improve the overall quality and cost effectiveness of a construction project.
Reviewers include ODOT staff and members of the contracting community.
What is the difference between the review types?
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