HRSD Design and Construction Standards

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Section I - Introduction +
  1. Purpose
  2. Expectations, Outcomes and Sustainability
  3. Project Delivery Methods
  4. Distribution
  5. Preparation of Design Documents
    1. Study and Preliminary Engineering Report (PER)
    2. Project Manual (Contract Requirements, Technical Specifications and Construction Drawings)
  6. Common Historical Issues in the Design and Construction Phase
    1. Design Phase
    2. Construction Phase
  7. Use of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs)
Section II - Front End Documents +
  1. Introduction
  2. Responsibilities of FIRM
  3. Standard Front End Documents
    1. Project Specification Cover
    2. Table of Contents
    3. Advertisement for Bids
    4. Instruction to Bidders
    5. Questionnaire
    6. Bid Bond
    7. Agreement
    8. Performance Bond
    9. Payment Bond
    10. Escrow Agreement
    11. General Conditions of the Construction Contract
    12. Supplementary Conditions
  4. Specific Documents Requiring FIRM Input
    1. Advertisement for Bid
    2. Instructions to Bidders
    3. Agreement
    4. Supplementary Conditions
     EJCDC Front End Documents

Section III - Construction Administration Forms/Format +
Section IV - Suggested Division 1 Items +
Section V - Pipeline and Appurtenances +
  1. Introduction
  2. General
  3. Force Mains
    1. Design Specifics
    2. Hydrostatic Pressure Test Procedures
  4. Line Stops
    1. Guidelines for Use
    2. Design Considerations
  5. Valves
    1. Gate Valves and Plug Valves
    2. Disposition of Existing Inline Valves to be Abandoned
    3. Automatic Air Release Valves
  6. Gravity Interceptors and Manholes
  7.      Attachment A - Report of Hydrostatic Pressure Test
Section VI - Trenchless Installations and Rehabilitation +
  1. Introduction
  2. General Evaluation Criteria
  3. New Trenchless Pipe Installation
    1. Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)
    2. Jack & Bore and Microtunneling
    3. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Use
  4. Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation
    1. Cleaning
    2. Closed-Circuit Television Video (CCTV)
    3. Diversion Pumping
    4. Gravity Sewer Rehabilitation
      1. Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP)
      2. Folded and Reformed Liners
      3. Formed In Place Pipe (FIPP)
      4. Sliplining
      5. Pipe Bursting
    5. Lateral Reinstatement
    6. Manhole Rehabilitation
    7. Wet Well Rehabilitation
    8. Post Construction Rehabilitation for Gravity Mains and Manholes
    9.      Attachment A - Manhole Protective Coating Post Installation Certification Form
Section X - Miscellaneous +
  1. Introduction
  2. Site
    1. Site Drainage
    2. Landscaping
    3. Plant Material
    4. Concrete Curb and Gutter
    5. Sidewalks
  3. Concrete
  4. Masonry
  5. Metals and Plastics
    1. Hand / Guard Rails and Stair Systems
    2. Hatches
    3. Grating
  6. Thermal and Moisture Protection
    1. Roofing
  7. Doors and Hardware
    1. General
    2. Pump Stations
    3. Plants
  8. Painting and Coatings
    1. Painting and Coating Systems
    2. Piping and Equipment Identification
    3. Limits of Coatings in Covered Tanks
    4. Pump Stations
  9. Architectural/Structural
Section XI - Drawings, Record Drawings, and Valve Guides +
Section XIII - Use of Technical Memorandum for CIP Projects +
Section XV - PER, Design, and Construction Submittal Information for Design & Construction Managed Projects +
  1. Introduction
  2. Requirement for Submittals
    1. Format for Digital Files
    2. Seamless AutoCAD Files
    3. Interim Record Drawings
    4. Interim Valve Guides
    5. Final Record Drawings
    6. Final Valve Guides
    7. Shop Drawings
    8. Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals
    9. Conformed Documents
              Attachment A - Summary of Major Submittals to HRSD           Attachment B - Equipment Records - Template
Section XVI - Capital Project Cost, Schedule and Risk Reporting at Milestones +
Section XVII - Real Estate Acquisition and Plat Guidelines +
Section XXI - Preparation of and Format for Construction Addenda +
Section XXII - Preparation of and Format for Conformed Documents +
Section XXIII - HRSD Safety Programs +
  1. Introduction
  2. Safety Programs
    1. Hazard Communication Program
    2. Hot Work Permit Program
    3. Lockout / Tagout Program
    4. Confined Space Entry Program
    5. Plant Access Procedures for Contractors
    6. NFPA 70E
    7. Fall Protection
    8. Correction of Safety Issues
    9. Excavations and Trenching
    10. Fire Protection Systems
    11. Housekeeping
    12. Outside Contractor Briefing
    13. Asbestos Awareness Program
              Asbestos Checklist
Section XXV - Preconstruction Assessments and Damage Mitigation Procedures +
  1. Introduction
  2. Organization of Section
  3. Stage 1 - Construction Impact Research and Evaluation
    1. Research and Investigations during Design Phase
    2. Determinations during the Design Phase
    3. Likelihood of Construction Related Impacts
      1. Noise Generation and Impacts
      2. Vibration Influences
      3. Dewatering Influences on Ground and Structures Settlement
      4. Construction Impacts on Existing Topography, Hard Surfaces, Hydrology, and Construction Travel Routes
      5. Dust, Odor, and Other Emissions beyond Construction Zone
  4. Stage 2 - Risk Mitigation Analysis and Bid Document Development for Contractor Actions
    1. Construction Noise
    2. Construction Vibration
    3. Construction Dewatering
    4. Construction Impacts to Existing Drainage, Trees / Vegetation, and Locality / Private Roads
    5. Construction Dust, Odor and Other Fugitive Emissions
  5. Stage 3 - Specific Pre-Construction Field Surveys and Contruction Activity Monitoring Programs
    1. General Discussion
    2. FIRM Services
      1. Part 1 Requirements
      2. Part 2 Requirements
    3. Procedures Associated with Private Property and Facilities
    4. Procedures Associated with Vibration Monitoring Program
    5. Example of "Special Provision Language for Vibration Control and Monitoring"
     Communications and Contact Tracking Log
     Right to Access Property Form - Template
     Pre-Existing Condition Assessments Request Letter - Template
     Pre-Existing Condition Assessment Report Form - Template
Section XXVI - Regulatory Reporting Requirements for Spills +
Section XXIX - Checklist for Trenchless Crossing Operations +
Section XXX - Checklist for Line Stop Installations +
Section XXXI - Checklist for Tie-Ins to Existing Interceptor Force Mains +
Section XXXII - Use of Air Vent Proving Tool +
Section XXXIII - Condition Assessment Protocol for Repaired or Abandoned Pipelines +
Section XXXV - Standard Details +


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