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Materials Manual

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The Materials Manual contains the instructions needed to complete Quality Assurance and Materials Acceptance for Florida Department of Transportation contracts. This web page, which displays only the most recent versions of the files, has been divided into Volumes I and II as shown below. Volume I (V1) includes Department Personnel Responsibilities and Volume II (V2) includes Non-Department Personnel Responsibilities. For questions or comments regarding this page, please contact Allen Hughes at (352) 955-6651. To receive notification of updates to the Materials Manual, please join our mailing list.

Additional Information

Introduction [PDF-40KB] Registration [PDF-7KB] Suggestions/Comments
Preface [PDF-37KB] Revision History [PDF-33KB]  

CHAPTER 1: Mineral Aggregates

Section 1.1 Construction Aggregates V1-Section 1.1 [PDF-225KB] N/A
Section 1.2 Mitigation of Point-of-Use Aggregate Problems V1-Section 1.2 [PDF-141KB] N/A

CHAPTER 2: Soils Materials and Foundations

Section 2.1 Structural Layer Coefficients for Flexible Pavement Base Materials V1-Section 2.1 [PDF-71KB] N/A
Section 2.2 Soils and Foundations V1-Section 2.2 [PDF-208KB] N/A
Section 2.3 Earthwork Operations V1-Section 2.3 [PDF-78KB] N/A
Section 2.4 Polymer Slurry N/A N/A

CHAPTER 3: Bituminous Materials

Section 3.1 District Materials Activities for Asphalt Pavement Construction V1-Section 3.1 [PDF-190KB] N/A
Section 3.2 Flexible Pavement Coring and Evaluation V1-Section 3.2 [PDF-37KB] N/A
Section 3.3 Superpave Mix Design Procedure N/A N/A
Section 3.4 Asphalt Emulsion N/A V2-Section 3.4
Section 3.5 Asphalt Binder N/A V2-Section 3.5

CHAPTER 4: Flexible and Rigid Pavement Condition Survey

N/A Outline (There are currently no sections available for Chapter 4) N/A N/A

CHAPTER 5: Quality Assurance

Report Qualification Performance Report OFP Office N/A
Application Laboratory Qualification Application OFP Office N/A
Section 5.1 Acceptance Program V1-Section 5.1 [PDF-33KB] N/A
Section 5.2 Materials Program Responsibilities for Local Agency Projects V1-Section 5.2 [PDF-157KB] N/A
Section 5.3 Disposition of Defective Materials (Discontinued 5/17/06) N/A N/A
Section 5.4 Final Project Material Certification V1-Section 5.4 [PDF-138KB] N/A
Section 5.5 Independent Assurance Program V1-Section 5.5 [PDF-312KB] N/A
Section 5.6 Quality Control Program V1-Section 5.6 [PDF-401KB] N/A
Section 5.7 Laboratory Qualification Program V1-Section 5.7 [PDF-999KB] N/A
Section 5.8 Materials Acceptance and Certification (MAC) V1-Section 5.8 [PDF-26.7KB] N/A
Section 5.9 Inspection-In-Depth V1-Section 5.9 [PDF-30KB] N/A
Section 5.10 Evaluation of Manufactured Materials and Random Sampling of Approved Products V1-Section 5.10 [PDF-53KB] N/A
Section 5.11 Forensic Investigations V1-Section 5.11 [PDF-36KB] N/A

CHAPTER 6: Manufactured Drainage Products

Section 6.1 Quality Assurance Program for Flexible Pipe V1-Section 6.1 [PDF-66KB] V2-Section 6.1
Section 6.2 V1 - Quality Assurance Program of Precast Concrete Pipe
V2 - Precast Concrete Pipe
V1-Section 6.2 [PDF-537KB] V2-Section 6.2
Section 6.3 V1 - Quality Assurance Program of Precast Concrete Box Culverts and Drainage Structures
V2 - Precast Concrete Drainage Structures and Box Culverts
V1-Section 6.3 [PDF-77KB] V2-Section 6.3

CHAPTER 7: Timber Products

Section 7.1 Inspection of Timber Products V1-Section 7.1 [PDF-124KB] N/A

CHAPTER 8: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Products

Section 8.1 Quality Assurance Inspection of Precast/ Prestressed Concrete Products V1-Section 8.1 [PDF-101KB] See Volume I
Section 8.2 Manufactured Incidental Precast/Prestressed Concrete Products V1-Section 8.2 [PDF-57KB] V2-Section 8.2
Section 8.3 Prestressed Concrete Producers' Quality Control Related to Major Product Defects V1-Section 8.3 [PDF-108KB] See Volume I
Section 8.4 Self-Consolidating Concrete for Precast/ Prestressed Concrete Products V1-Section 8.4 [PDF-30KB] V2-Section 8.4
Section 8.5 Precast Prestressed Concrete Plant Certification Agency Program Acceptance Guidelines V1-Section 8.5 [PDF-81KB] N/A

CHAPTER 9: Concrete Production

Section 9.1 Quality Control of Concrete (Discontinued 3/10/08) N/A N/A
Section 9.2 Concrete Production Facilities Guide


V1-Section 9.2 [PDF-522KB] V2-Section 9.2

CHAPTER 10: Florida Test Methods

Section 10.1 Florida Sampling and Testing Methods V1-Section 10.1 [PDF-181KB] N/A

CHAPTER 11: Steel and Miscellaneous Metal Products

Section 11.1 Fabrication Inspection and Testing of Structural Metal Products V1-Section 11.1 N/A
Section 11.2 Welding Procedure Specification Review and Approval Process N/A V2-Section 11.2
Section 11.3 Advanced Ultrasonic Testing N/A V2-Section 11.3
Section 11.4 Computed Radiography Procedures (Photostimulable Luminescence) N/A V2-Section 11.4
Section 11.5 Pre-Approved Repair Procedures for Structural Steel N/A V2-Section 11.5
Section 11.6 Pre-Approved Repair Procedures for Shop Applied Coatings N/A V2-Section 11.6

CHAPTER 12: Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Section 12.1 Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites N/A V2-Section 12.1


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