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This book, Standard Specifications for Construction of Roads Bridges on Federal Highway Projects, is patterned to the extent p ble after the AASHTO Guide Specifications for Highway Constru in order to establish nationwide uniformity and consistency of speci tions and contractual matters in highway construction.
These specifications are designed to prevent early obsolescend the specifications and controversy in the administration of contra and to encourage increased production and decreased costs consis with high quality work.
The book is issued primarily for use in the construction of roads bridges on Federal highway projects under the direct supervisio the Federal Highway Administration. When so designated in the tract of a project, it becomes part of the contract document, bind upon the parties signatory to the contract. For simplification in re ence, this book may be cited as “FP-74,” indicating Federal proje specifications issued in 1974.
All construction contracts of the Federal Highway Administrat are governed by the Federal Procurement Regulations (FPR) prom gated by the General Services Administration and such regulati apply and are included in all invitation for bids. For the users conve ence, portions of Standard Form 22, “Instructions to Bidders" a Standard Form 23A, "General Provisions” of the FPR, which ap) specifically to construction contracts, have been cross-referenced this book as appropriate to provide a reasonably complete collection contractual provisions within these standard construction specificatio (FP-74). Additionally, a sample copy of SF23A, which was in effect the date of printing, has been included in the Appendix. The sami copy is not a part of these specifications, the SF23A effective for t contract will be included in the Invitation for Bids.
This book contains specifications for those items of work, materia and construction methods that are generally applicable to direct Fe eral highway contracts, but it is adaptable for use by other highw agencies.
Because the highway industry has begun converting to the metr system, this edition of the construction specifications has been dualize to familiarize the user with the Metric System of Measurement. Ti U.S. measurement system is the official measurement system and w govern in all cases.
304—Aggregate Base and Subbase Courses.
308—Portland Cement Treated Base Course.
309_Portland Cement Concrete Base Course.
310_Aggregate Surface Course
602—Minor Concrete Structures..
603—Pipe Culverts and Storm Drains --
604—Manholes, Inlets and Catch Basins --
607–Fences, Gates and Cattle Guards
609_Curb or Curb and Gutter
610—Stone Masonry Structures
613—Reinforced Earth Walls..
616—Water Stops --
617—Structural-Plate Pipe and etc.
Section 101.--DEFINITIONS AND TERMS
101.01 Abbreviations. Wherever the following abbreviations are used in these specifications or on the plans, they are to be construed the same as the respective expressions represented:
AAN-American Association of Nurserymen.
101.02 Definitions. Wherever in these specifications or in other contract documents the following terms or pronouns in place of them re used, the intent and meaning shall be interpreted as follows:
Administrator.—The Federal Highway Administrator, The Federal lighway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
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