February 14th Meeting


February 14 – Meeting Notes and Comments:


Briefly went over the status of the new 2010 Specifications Book – basically that it was to arrive any day now. (note the books have arrived).  Discussed various states of the downloadable version that is on the website.

Mentioned that the text is identical to what is to be published and that the only thing changing is that the Division is going through and adding hyperlinks and bookmarks.  This process will take some time and that we will only note the updates via notes on the website.

Passed out the Calendar for the 2011 dates.

Briefly discussed the Specifications website – noted that these notes are going to be located on the site along with discussed provisions, and will try to maintain regularly.

Noted also that it can be expected that new computer specifications for field office will be issued soon (these were issued for the Feb. 23rd letting).  Full details of these will be listed for the March 14th Specification meeting Agenda.  Did note that the changes only deal with how Contractors are to submit their schedules, and is necessary to ensure compatibility  with the DOH system.

Provision Comments:

  • Special Provision for section 102 – Bidding Requirements and Conditions:   this is a previously approved provision, and is being presented as a Project Specific Provision for some projects when Paper Bids will be accepted.  This provision was previously approved as a standard specification, and thus no additional approval is needed, and will not be back in March. No Changes were made and the provision was approved, will be used on projects where paper bidding is permitted.
  • SP 108 – Liquidated Damages for Interstate / APD Pavement marking provision – it is basically the same provision used for the District Wide and Recall striping contracts. – Approved will be used on the Interstate/APD Pavement Marking Contracts.
  • Special Provision for Section 109 – 109.1 Lump Sum Excavation this is the second time to committee for this project specific provision, no changes have been made since the December version. – This was only briefly discussed.  Mentioned there will hopefully be a task force meeting before March’s Specification meeting.  Back on the agenda for March.
  • Supplemental Specification for Section 109 – 109.10 Price Adjustment for Asphalt Binder – this provision is being presented as a Supplemental Specification, and addresses a long running error in the Standard Specifications, it simply revises language about what items receive the asphalt adjustment.  It is expected to receive expedited approval. – This was approved and will be included as a special provision in all projects and eventually incorporated into a 2012 Supplemental.
  • Supplemental Specification for Section 207 – 207.6.5 Construction Waste – This provision is being presented as a Supplemental Specification and is to receive expedited approval.  It corrects an error in the 2010 Specifications.  It was previously approved by committee back in 2009, and was left out accidentally when it was incorporated into the 2010 Update. – This was only briefly discussed.  Mentioned there will hopefully be a task force meeting before March’s Specification meeting.  Back on the agenda for March.
  • Special Provision for Section 207 – 207.15 Lump Sum Excavation – no work has been done on this since December’s meeting.  It is on the agenda to discuss any updates and to begin moving forward with implementation into select projects, and be ready for final approval in March. – This was only briefly discussed.  Mentioned there will hopefully be a task force meeting before March’s Specification meeting.  Back on the agenda for March.
  • Special Provision for Section 211 – 211.7 Lump Sum Excavation – this is the second time to committee for this provision and it addresses potential conflicting language that may arise with the Lump Sum 207 Provision. – This was only briefly discussed.  Mentioned there will hopefully be a task force meeting before March’s Specification meeting.  Back on the agenda for March.
  • Special Provision for Section 219 – CLSM Grout for Pipe Lining – second reading of this project specific provision for final approval. – there was an addition of requiring one test per AASHTO 121, however the question was brought up how many tests and per what batch or frequency.  This was sent back for follow up and will be on March’s agenda for final approval.  It was pointed out that this provision is currently being used on a project.
  • Special Provision for Section 401 – 401.10.5 Joints – This provision deals with shifting the pavement joint over a certain distance.  Shifting this joint over will allow for the installation of various traffic safety devices.  Ie Centerline Rumble Strips, and to keep them from being installed along the paving joint.  It was presented in 2009, and is now being resubmitted as a project specific provision at this time. – There was a meeting between DOH / Industry representatives concerning this provision.  Traffic Engineering briefly went through some of the comments from that meeting.  It was noted that a distinguished crown will be an issue.  Moving the joint closer to the wheel path will increase where on the joints, additionally we seem to have a lot of joint failures that may appear in a wheel path also.  Engineering Division asked if there even needs to be a specification for this as all these projects need to be looked at individually,  and the joint location could be handled via a detail or typical section in each set of plans.  Traffic Engineering also said they would arrange a follow up meeting between Industry and DOH to discuss these issues.  This was not approved and will be back on the agenda in March.
  • Special Provision for Section 601 – Patching Concrete Structures – Tabled no action
  • Special Provision for Section 601 Mass Concrete – The second reading of this Project Specific Provision for final approval. – Much discussion about this provision.  Industry was under the impression that no more  mass concrete jobs were to be issued until the research project was completed.  However as was pointed out in December’s meeting, that the use of this provision and mass concrete elements on a couple upcoming projects was discussed thoroughly between various internal divisions and management and it was decided that the Mass Concrete elements and special provision was necessary to be used.  Additionally, it was clarified that if the provision is to be used on another project that such reviews would most likely occur.   Industry and FHWA also raised issues about the “penalty”, however it was pointed out that we seem to be having good results on the few projects that this provision has been used on and that we do not feel comfortable changing this penalty at this time.  This provision was approved and will be used in future projects where Mass Concrete is deemed necessary.
  • Special Provision for Section 604 – HDPE Pipe Liner – this is the second reading of this Project Specific Provision for final approval. – this provision was for the most part approved as no changes were requested, however due to the issue with the 219 CLSM Provision, as this provision corresponds with that one, it will be back in March for final approval.
  •  SP 636 – Lump Sum Traffic Control for Interstate / APD Pavement Marking provision – this is basically the same provision previously approved by the Specification Committee this past summer. – Approved will be used on the Interstate/APD Pavement Marking Contracts.
  • Special Provision for Section 639 – Electronic Data  - this is the third reading of this Project Specific Provision.  It is written to be used with the Lump Sum excavations provisions, but also could stand on its own if necessary. – This was only briefly discussed.  Mentioned there will hopefully be a task force meeting before March’s Specification meeting.  Back on the agenda for March.
  • SP 663 – Type IX Pavement Markings – This project specific provision is for Type IX Paint.  It simply adds the applicable materials section and additional pay items that may be encountered.
  • SP 663 -  Type X Paint Marking Provision – this details construction methods, pay items, and material references and more for Type X Wet-Retroreflective paint. – Approved will be used on the Interstate/APD Pavement Marking Contracts.
  • Special Provision for Section 664 – Safety Edge ~ Approved Product Listing – this is the second reading of this provision for approval. – Engineering Division wanted a concrete section added to the provision, otherwise this provision was approved.   The concrete language that is present in the “performance” version was added.  This will be back in March for final approval.
  • Special Provision for Section 664 – Safety Edge ~ Performance Specification – this is the second reading of this provision for approval.- This was approved but will be back in March to correspond with the review of the APL version.
  • Supplemental Specification for section 664 – Rumble Strips – this is the second reading of this specification.  It has had some minor revisions since December’s meeting.  – This was discussed, industry had a concern about the 0.10inch tolerance in 664.3.2.1 as it is too stringent, it was agreed to look into this and change.  Engineering Division proposes changing the definitions of “Sawed or Milled” rumble strips to simply “Concrete or Asphalt”, and this will better correspond to the new details they are working on – if this is done, then do we even need a definition section?  Edge Line Rumble Strips also need addressed.  It was also mentioned that Traffic Engineering will organize a meeting between Industry and DOH to discuss these issues.   This will be back on the agenda in March.
  • Special Provision for Section 667 – LED Dynamic Message Signs Front Access Door Amber and / or RGB Full Matrix – first reading of this Project Specific Provision expecting expedited approval. – This was approved and is included in a current project, however it was mentioned that some formatting of the document may take place before additional uses.
  • Special Provision for Section 711 – 711.42 White Or yellow Fast-Dry Traffic Paint (Type IX) – 1st submission for this project specific provision for Type IX Paint. type IX paint for these projects shall be administered much like type II paint (Section 711.41).  However the color and retroreflectivity section is different and is specified in this special provision.  – this provision had a couple Items that were incorrect or typos – these will be corrected and the provision was approved for use.
  • SP 711.43 – Type X Paint Marking Material and Warranty provision.  – material requirements and warranty periods, definitions and applicable forms. – Approved will be used on the Interstate/APD Pavement Marking Contracts.
  • Supplemental Specification for Section 715 – Sections 715.10 / 715.11 / 715.12 – these sections were accidentally deleted from the 2010 Specifications book and are being presented.  No approval is necessary as these were never “unapproved”.  For information only. – This was only briefly discussed.  Mentioned there will hopefully be a task force meeting before March’s Specification meeting.  Back on the agenda for March.

 

Original Agenda and Updates follow:



Update from Feb. 4, 2011:  

 

 

  Good afternoon,

…attached to  this email update to the Feb. 14th Agenda, are several provisions dealing with pavement markings.

  • Project Specific Provisions for Type IX Paint – for resurfacing and other projects where striping is not a major item of the contract.

  • SP 663 – Pavement Markings – This project specific provision is for Type IX Paint.  It simply adds the applicable materials section and additional pay items that may be encountered.

  • SP 711.42 – Material Requirements for Type IX Paint – type IX paint for these projects shall be administered much like type II paint (Section 711.41).  However the color and retroreflectivity section is different and is specified in this special provision.

The above provisions did not meet the deadline for expedited approval, however due to the Project Specific nature of each, and the need for the Division to get these projects out, approval is expected at the Feb. 14th meeting.   It is likely that these provisions will be showing up in advertised projects.  I f changes are necessary, addendums to projects will be issued where possible.

The agenda and the above mentioned six provisions are all that was sent out with this update.

Original Agenda follows :

Agenda for February 14th, 2011

 



Good Morning and welcome to the 2011, hope your holidays were good.

 

 

 

 

 2010 Specifications Books and 2011 Supplemental Specifications

The 2010 Standard Specification Book and 2011 Supplemental were made effective beginning with the January 19th, 2011 letting.  Hard copies of the book should be arriving in the first weeks of February. 

The 2010 Standard Specifications Roads and Bridges

The current 2010 Standard Specifications Roads and Bridges is posted on the internet at the following Division Of Highways Specifications website and can be downloaded  by clicking the book cover to the left or by clicking here.

Please note that the internet copy has undergone various revisions as we have been working out issues with the printing company.  The most recent revision was posted January 8th, 2011.  If you have downloaded or printed a copy you should disregard those and update with the most current version.

Due to delays in getting the hard cover book published the Division has been issuing 8.5” X 11” copies to the Districts for their personnel.  These copies when printed do not contain the most recent revisions as mentioned above and Contract Administration has been adding extra provisions to that document to be inserted.

The 2010 Standard Specifications also now have their own dedicated website and that can be viewed by clicking here

The 2011 Supplemental Specifications ~ Issued January 1st, 2011

The 2011 Supplemental Specifications was posted on Division of Highways Specifications website on January 4th, 2011 and it too has its own website. Of course the publication can be downloaded by clicking the book cover to the left or by clicking here.

Currently the document is about fifty pages and contains some last minute changes to the Standard Specifications or corrections that were issued late 2010.  There are no revisions being planned for this document, necessary corrections will be handled via Supplemental Specification provisions, or typo’s will be corrected in a second printing if necessary.

These books should also be showing up to the Districts soon if they have not already.  Currently the WVDOT Print Shop is working very hard at printing these books and making them available.   Till that time, copies must be printed from the internet.

 The Specifications Website

Over the last several weeks many revisions to the Contract Administration’s Specifications and Documents website have been issued.

There is now a dedicated Specifications Committee Website .  From this website, I hope to post notes about the meetings and also archive previous meetings.  These changes will be being made as time becomes available.  I hope to post all specifications that are to be reviewed along with meeting notes and comments.

Currently the meeting dates for 2011 including February are posted and can be viewed and printed here.

2011 Specifications Committee Calendar

As mentioned above the dates for 2011 are now posted on the internet, and listed below.   Because I was in a rush to get the book out over the last couple years I let a few things slide, thus for 2011 there will be some new guidelines:

  • I’m going to me more stringent about Provisions that receive “Expedited Approval” – the current DD for Specification Approval, requires that provisions to be approved in a single meeting must be available for review for 14 days.  This be the case for 2011, any provisions not submitted by the required date that needs expedited approval, shall require some sort of documentation (email, letter, etc) stating why it can’t wait till the following meeting. 
  • Similiarly, the final deadline for a month’s inclusion is also listed in the calendar, and these dates shall also be met.  Like above, there’s exceptions to everything I would just like some sort of documentation as to why the submission in question must be included at the last minute and cannot wait, and then I’ll do my best to get them included.

Provisions for February 14th

 

  

 

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