Structural Steel and Miscellaneous Metals


The following information has been provided to guide you in the materials acceptance process. To obtain a copy of the documents listed below, please click on the appropriate hyperlink or contact the State Materials Office Structural Field Operations Unit.

Material/Producer Listing


Metal Sources
A listing of sources with accepted quality control plans.


Producers who are interested in adding their name to the Structural Steel and Miscellaneous Source Listing should review the Guidelines for Adding a Producer to the Materials/Producer Listings.

Qualified Labs


Producers with Accepted QC Programs/Qualified Labs
This document contains a listing of Florida Department of Transportation qualified laboratories.

Test Methods


Florida Sampling and Testing Methods (Sorted By Subject)
This document contains the Florida Department of Transportation procedures for the sampling and testing of materials.


These documents contain the national/industry standards for the sampling and testing of materials. To order copies, please visit:   



Materials Manual
The Materials Manual (MM) contains instructions needed to complete the Quality Assurance and Materials Acceptance portion of Department of Transportation contracts. It is designed to give details to Department representatives for administering items mandated in Florida Statutes, Rules and/or Contract Specifications and the successful completion of road and bridge contracts. This Manual ensures consistency in carrying out Department policies to ensure that the quality of all materials and workmanship used in the completion of construction contracts are evaluated on a fair and equal basis.

Materials Bulletins


Materials Bulletins
The information provided in a Materials Bulletin is meant to function as an addendum to the contract documents. For questions for concerns regarding the information contained within these documents, please contact the related State Materials Office technical unit.

Independent Assurance


Materials Manual Section 5.5
Section 5.5 describes the necessary activities for Department personnel as it relates to the Independent Assurance (IA) evaluation program. The IA program evaluates the performance of the qualified sampling and testing personnel and testing equipment. The program covers sampling procedures, testing procedures, and testing equipment.

Quality Control Checklists


Quality Control Program Checklist - Materials Manual Section 5.6
This document is a step-by-step guideline for the development of an effective Quality Control Program.



Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.


Sampling, Testing and Reporting Guide (STRG)
The STRG provides information on the frequency of the sampling and testing of materials. Both the STRG and the Job Guide Schedule (JGS) are now part of the MAC application. Instructions for both the STRG and the JGS can both be found on the MAC page and then going to the training section.

Technician Training


Construction Training
The Department’s Construction Training and Qualification program is administered through the State Construction Training Office.