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Updated on August 8, 2019.
Change Order Price Analysis Tool

2019-2. August 8, 2019. The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide information regarding the use of the Change Order Price Analysis Tool for price justification for added items for change orders.

Implementation of the New Stormwater Construction Permit (Permit No. COR400000, Revised Permit No. COR030000) for Active Construction Projects

2019-1. March 28, 2019. The purpose of this Bulletin is to notify all project personnel working on projects that have a Colorado Discharge Permit System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (SCP), that a new SCP becomes effective on April 1, 2019. The goal is to eliminate or minimize when a change order is required on these projects.

Project Evaluation System (PES) Update

2018-9. November 9, 2018. The purpose of this Bulletin (which replaces Construction Bulletin 2014-9) is to provide information and instruction regarding the changes to the Project Evaluation System (PES).

Implementation of the Project First Program

2018-2. December 3, 2018. The purpose of this Construction Bulletin is to revise the CDOT Construction Manual to provide additional information regarding the implementation of Project First. CDOT is updating and improving the Partnering program. The new program is called Project First.

Work Zone Safety Guidelines for Engineering and Maintenance

2017-5. December 18, 2017. This contains the Chief Engineer's intermediate memo that replaces the C.E. memo "Work Zone Safety Guidelines", dated July 10, 2012. This interim memo itself will be soon replaced by a Procedural Directive on or before March 1, 2018 that will be developed by a Work Zone Task Force sub-group. This memo revises the following items to the 2012 Chief Engineer memo: (4) updating the record retention period for traffic control documents, (9) mobile work zone operations and (11) Oversize Overweight Permit Office (OSOW). It also updates new technologies, practices, and devices that will improve work zone safety.

Curb Ramp As-Built Measurements: Interim Paper Form Instructions

2017-2. May 17, 2017. The Curb Ramp Accessibility Team is currently working on an app that will allow CDOT inspection staff to record curb ramp as-built measurements on a tablet in the field but until the app is released for use on projects, inspection staff should use the current Curb Ramp As-Built Form(s) found in the ADA website to record measurements.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

2017-1. May 11, 2017. Numerous changes have been made to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program both to remain compliant with federal law and to adopt the new B2G electronic system. To describe the revised program, some subsections of the Construction Manual have been moved and renumbered, and some new subsections have been added.

3D Engineered Construction Surveying (3DECS)

2016-4. May 13, 2016. Section 625.11 of the Construction Manual has been added to address changes in construction due to CDOT providing three-dimensional modeling data to Contractors.

Water Quality Control

2016-2. Revised on October 20, 2016. The memo provides a summary of major changes for the Revised Water Quality Control and Erosion Control Specifications, the Revised Environmental Pre-construction Agenda and Certification of Understanding, CDOT forms 1176 and 1177, the 2 SWMP sheets, and the Revised Stormwater Notebook Table of Contents and Notebook Tabs.

Finals Notebook and ProjectWise For Construction

2016-1. Revised on July 26, 2016. Project Engineers must submit a Final Notebook and a separate Final Materials Notebook to the Finals Administrator. Plus, ProjectWise is now an acceptable location for housing electronic documentation for final pay quantities. This bulletin describes and authorizes these changes.

Construction Engineer In Responsible Charge

2015-7. November 19, 2015. A CDOT special task force recently created a new document, CDOT’s Construction Engineer In Responsible Charge Information Document, which details duties and responsibilities of a project’s Engineer In Responsible Charge (EIRC).During the construction phase, every project must have an Engineer in Responsible Charge. A project may require/need more than one EIRC. If you are working on a project and are not an EIRC on the project, then you are working under at least one EIRC. For more information about EIRC refer to CDOT’s Construction Engineer in Responsible Charge Information Document which is posted on CDOT’s External website at the same location as this manual.

Permanent Water Quality Mitigation Pool

2015-6. August 17, 2015. This bulletin supersedes Design Bulletin 2014-12: Permanent Water Quality Mitigation Pool Combination Projects and Construction Bulletin 2014-6: Permanent Water Quality Mitigation Pool. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide direction on tracking Permanent Water Quality (PWQ) project money. A project follows this procedure anytime PWQ Mitigation Pool funds are used (including local agency projects).

Quality Level for PCCP

2015-5. July 13, 2015. Section of the Construction Manual has been revised to provide guidance for using the Concrete 03 program to determine the Quality Level for the incentive/disincentive payment. The guidance includes information on the input values to be used in Concrete 03.

Policy on Inspector Training

2015-4. July 13, 2015. Policy Memos 25 and 25a - Construction Inspector Qualification Program, have been replaced by this updated section of the Construction Manual.

Policy on Warranty Provisions

2015-3. May 4, 2015. It is not acceptable to accept a warranty of any kind in lieu of the Contractor providing specification material. If the Original contract did not include a warranty provision, do not add a warranty provision after project award.

Project Schedule

2015-1. February 18, 2015. Section 108.3 of the Construction Manual has been revised to provide guidance for reviewing contractor-prepared CPM schedules as required by the Standard Special Provision, Revision of Section 108 – Project Schedule, issued July 31, 2014. The guidance includes checklists to assist with the review of required schedule submittals. It also has a risk assessment table to evaluate when it may be appropriate to hire a consultant to assist with schedule reviews.

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