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UrbanUndergroundImprovementsChecklist

1. Uponreceiptofplansandproposal. A. ExaminethePlansandmakenotesofanyquestionsthatyouhave.Ifthereisaconflict PlanswillgovernoverStandardSpecificationsorSupplementalSpecifications. i. Notes. ii. ReadtheGeneralNotestodeterminedetailsthatareprojectspecificandnot includedinthespecificationsthatapplytoundergroundimprovements.Plan notessupersedespecificationsifthereisaconflict. b. EstimateofQuantities i. Findoutwhatquantitiesarefortheundergroundimprovements. c. DetailSheets i. Gothroughdetailsheetsandfinddetailsheetsthatpertaintounderground improvementssuchasmanhole,drain,orinletdetails. ii. Checkforwatermainorsanitarysewerdetailsforpipefittings,valves,orthrust blockdetails. iii. Checktoseeifinsulationboardisrequiredforwatermainandwhereitis required. iv. Findpipebackfilldetailsforpipesandlearnwhattypeofpiperequireswhattype ofbackfill. 1. Typeofmaterialusedforbackfill. 2. Excavationlimits. 3. Dimensionsofbackfillaroundpipe. 4. Compactionrequirementsforpipebackfill. v. Checktoseeifanyofthepipesrequirespecialerosioncontrolfeatures. 1. Fiberrolls 2. Erosioncontrolmats 3. RRFabricwithRiprap 4. StrawMat d. Removalsection i. Seewhatpipes,manholes,inlets,orfirehydrantsneedtoberemoved. e. Drainagesummarysheet i. Lookoverthemanholeandinletdetails. ii. Checkshopdrawingsforeachmanholeorinlettomakesuretheyareallthe sameasthedrainagesummarysheets. iii. Makesureallelevationsarecorrectforeachmanholeorinlet. f. PlanandProfileStormSewer. i. Checkflowlineelevationsinsuretheymatchupwiththedrainagesummary sheets. ii. Notelocations,sizes,andtypesofmanholesandinletsbeinginstalled. iii. Makesurethereisenoughpipelengthinbetweenthemanholesorinletsto connectthemtogether.(noteStaandoffsetofManholesorinletsarethecenter ofeachone) iv. Doriserheightsofmanholesmatchthedrainagesummarysheetsandshop drawings. v. Areinletsinproperlocations(lowpointinsagcurvessotherearenopuddles)? Page1of8

vi. Notewhereinsulationboardisneededandmarkinyourplansifnotmarked. vii. Noteifitcrossesutilitiesorotherundergroundimprovementsandisthere enoughroomtosetstormdrainimprovementsintheselocations. viii. Iserosioncontrolrequiredonanyoftheinletsorendsections? ix. Makesureeachpayitemisonsheetandthatitmatchesthedrainagesummary sheet. 1. Foreachtypeofinlet 2. Eachsizeofmanhole,riser,orpipe 3. AggregateBaseCourse 4. Thecorrectquantityiscalledoutforeachitem(LF,EA,BDFT,CYor TONS) g. PlanandProfileSanitarySewer. i. Checkflowlineelevationsinsuretheymatchupwiththedrainagesummary sheets. ii. Notelocations,sizes,andtypesofmanholesbeinginstalled. iii. Makesurethereisenoughpipelengthinbetweenthemanholestoconnect manholes.(noteStaandoffsetofManholesarethecenterofeachone) iv. Doriserheightsofmanholesmatchthedrainagesummarysheetsandshop drawings. v. Doessanitarysewercrossthewatermain?Ifitdoesisthereenoughclearanceor offsetbetweenthetwopipesforadequatesafety?(minimum18inchesvertical clearance) vi. Makesureeachpayitemisonsheetandthatitmatchesthedrainagesummary sheet. 1. Eachsizeofmanhole,riser,orpipe 2. Thecorrectquantityiscalledoutforeachitem(LF,EA) h. PlanandProfileWatermain. i. Checkdepthofwatermainbelowtheprofilegrade. ii. Notelocations,sizes,andtypesofgatevalves,fittings,hydrants,curbstops, boxes,connections,andPVC. iii. Makesurethereisenoughpipelengthtoconnectpipetohydrants,valves,or services. iv. Notewhereinsulationboardisneededandmarkinyourplansifnotmarked. v. Doessanitarysewercrossthewatermain?Ifitdoesisthereenoughclearanceor offsetbetweenthetwopipesforadequatesafety?(minimum18inchesvertical clearance) vi. Makesureeachpayitemisonsheetandthatitmatchesthedrainagesummary sheet. 1. Foreachtypeofvalve 2. Eachsizeofpipe,hydrant,fittings,serviceconnection,orbox. 3. Thecorrectquantityiscalledoutforeachitem(LF,EA,LBS) i. StandardDetails i. Reviewallstandarddetailsrequiredwithundergroundimprovements. 1. Erosioncontrol,concretepipesizesandthicknesses,inletsizesand types,manholesizesandtypes,andreinforcementdetailsaround inletsormanholes. Page2of8

B. StandardSpecifications. a. ReviewSection700oftheStandardSpecificationstorefreshknowledgeof requirementsforthework. i. Section708coverstheDescription,Materials,ConstructionRequirements, MethodofMeasurement,andBasisofPaymentforErosionControlMeasures. ii. Section709coversDescription,Materials,ConstructionRequirements,Method ofMeasurement,andBasisofPaymentforGeotextileFabrics. iii. Section714coversDescription,Materials,ConstructionRequirements,Method ofMeasurement,andBasisofPaymentforCulverts,StormDrains,EdgeDrains, andUnderdrains. iv. Section722coversDescription,Materials,ConstructionRequirements,Method ofMeasurement,andBasisofPaymentforManholes,CatchBasins,andInlets. v. Section724coversDescription,Materials,ConstructionRequirements,Method ofMeasurement,andBasisofPaymentforWaterMains,WaterLines,andSewer Lines. vi. Section744coversDescription,Materials,ConstructionRequirements,Method ofMeasurement,andBasisofPaymentforInsulationBoard. vii. ReviewallspecificationsreferencedwithinSection700.Oftenanother specificationwillbereferencedwithinaspecificationtosaveduplication.The referencespecificationbecomespartofthespecificationreferencingit. Materialsspecificationspertainingtotheworkwillbereferenced. C. Proposal. a. LookatSupplementalSpecificationstobeawareifanyspecificationupdatesfrom theStandardSpecificationshavebeenmade.SupplementalSpecificationswill governovertheStandardSpecifications. b. ExaminetheproposaltofindSpecialProvisionsregardingunderground improvements.SpecialProvisionsarespecifictotheprojectandcoveritemsand conditionsthatarenotincludedintheStandardSpecifications.SpecialProvisions governoverPlans,SupplementalSpecificationsandStandardSpecifications. D. ConstructionManual. a. ConsulttheSection400oftheConstructionManualtoreviewtheresponsibilitiesof theinspectorfortheworkbeingperformed. E. Checkthequantitiesofthebiditemsinvolvedinthework.Plansaregenerallyaccuratebut errorsdohappenanditismuchbettertofindthemearlytoavoidproblems. a. Organizecalculationstoidentifywherematerialsareplaced. b. Manholes c. Inlets d. Pipelengths e. Riserlengths f. Pipebeddingmaterials g. Insulationboard h. Fittings,valves,boxes,orservices. F. Prepareanynecessaryfieldbookstodocumentthework. Page3of8

a. Include: i. Location ii. Dateinstalled iii. Datestamped iv. Payitem v. Quantity vi. Datepaid vii. Calculations(ifneeded) b. Eachmainpayitemshouldhaveafieldbook i. Canincludeincidentalitemssuchasfittings,endsections,pipebeddingforeach locationundermainpayitem. c. Askforprioryearsfieldbooksandaskforpastinspectorsinputonwhattoimprove tomakefieldbookmorecomplete. G. Organizethedocumentationrequiredformaterialsacceptance. a. Determinewhatmaterialsareacceptedbycertificationandwhichneedsamplingor testing. b. Preparealistofmaterialsthatareacceptedbycertificationandatestingand samplingfrequencyformaterialsthatrequirethem. 2. Priortothestartofinstallationofundergroundimprovements. A. Jobsite a. Checkstockpiles. i. Identifytypeofmaterialandlocationofmaterialsneededforimprovements. ii. Checkpipes,connections,endsections,etc.forcracksordeformities. iii. Inspectmanholesandrisersandseeiftheymatchtheshopdrawings.Ifdifferent makesuretheyareadequatetomatchplanheightsfortheroadway. iv. Checkthatstockpilestomakesurethecorrectpipesizesandlengthsarethere. v. Isthecorrectbeddingmaterialonlocation?Doyouneedtotakeasampleofthe materialusedforthebase? B. Supplier a. Doyouneedmaterialssamplesfromthesupplier? b. Doyouhavetherequiredspecsheetsfromthesupplierformaterialsusedinthe undergroundimprovements? c. Hasthebeddingmaterialpassedyourpriorgradationtests? C. Havesurveyorinstallallhubsneededforundergroundimprovements. a. Gettogetherwithcontractorandsurveyortofindoutwhatwaytohavesurveyor staketherequiredimprovementssothecontractorcanconstructimprovements correctlyandaccurately. b. Checkelevationsandlocationsofhubstomakesuretheymatchtheplans. c. Makesurecontractorandyourselfcandoublecheckatleastonehubafterinstalling materials.(Theycanconstructwithoutdestroyingallstakedhubs) 3. UndergroundConstruction A. StormSewer Page4of8

a. Learnstandarddetails,notes,andplandetailsheets! b. Excavation i. Correctlocation ii. Arelimitsofexcavationcorrectandadequateforinstallation? iii. Arethereanyutilitiesinthewayorcouldbeexposedwithexcavationforthe pipe?Ensurecontractoraskedforlocates. c. Reinforcementfabric(ifrequired) i. Installfabriccorrectly. ii. Makesureadequatedimensionsareused. iii. Makesurefabricispinnedtautwiththecorrectoverlap. d. AggregateBase i. Installbasecourseincorrectliftsizes. ii. Isthereadequatemoistureinthebasecoursetoachievecompaction? iii. Compacteachliftcorrectlyandadequately. iv. Gradethebasecoursecorrectlyafterinstallationandcompaction. e. Pipeinstallation i. Installpipeatcorrectflowlineelevation. ii. Iscamberofthepiperequired?(Ifitis,usecorrectamount) iii. Installgasketandorlubeifrequired. iv. Tiepipestogetherifrequired. 1. Makesurecorrecttiebarsizesareused. v. Makesurepipesfittogethertightoninsideandoutside. vi. Ensurepipeissetstraightinlinewithfinalhublocation. vii. Ensurenodamagetopipeoccursduringinstallation.(replaceifnecessary) f. InletsorManholes i. Ensureproperbaseismadewithrequiredbasecoursebeforeplacingbaseof manholeorinlet. ii. Insuremanholeorinletgetsinstalledatproperlocation,elevation,androtation. iii. Insureconcreteflowlinesareinstalled. iv. Insureoutsideandinsideofmanholeorinletiscompletelygroutedaround concretepipes. v. Wrapmanholeorinletwithplasticifrequired. vi. Backfillaroundmanholeorinletwithpropermaterialsandcompaction equipment. g. PipeBackfill i. Makesurecorrectmaterialisusedforbackfill. ii. Ensureproperliftsizesareusedforentireprocessofbackfillingthepipe. iii. Makesurepropercompactionequipmentisusedandthatthehunchesofthe pipereceivepropercompaction. iv. Ensurecontractorbackfillspipetothefinalrequirementsofthepipebackfill detaileddrawing. B. SanitarySewer a. Learnstandarddetails,notesandplandetailsheets! b. Excavation i. Correctlocation ii. Arelimitsofexcavationcorrectandadequateforinstallation? iii. Arethereanyutilitiesinthewaythatcouldbeexposedwithexcavationofthe pipe?Ensurecontractoraskedforlocates. Page5of8

c. Reinforcementfabric(ifrequired) i. Installfabriccorrectly. ii. Makesureadequatedimensionsareused. iii. Makesurefabricispinnedtautwiththecorrectoverlap. d. AggregateBase i. Installbasecourseincorrectliftsizes. ii. Isthereadequatemoistureinthebasecoursetoachievecompaction? iii. Compacteachliftcorrectlyandadequately. iv. Gradethebasecoursecorrectlyafterinstallationandcompaction. e. Pipeinstallation i. Installpipeatcorrectflowlineelevation. ii. Installgasketandorlubeifrequired. iii. Ensurepipegetspushedallthewayhome. iv. Makesurepipesfittogethertightly. v. Ensurepipeissetstraightinlinewithfinalhublocation. vi. Ensurenodamagetopipeoccursduringinstallation.(replaceifnecessary) f. SanitaryManholes i. Installbaseformanholewithproperaggregatebase. ii. Insuremanholeisplacecorrectlytotieinsanitarysewerpipe.(rotationand elevation) iii. Makesurepipesinthemanholeshaveflowinthecorrectdirection. iv. Insurecontractorinstallsaflowlineinthemanholetoconnectthepipes together.Somemanholeshaveprecastflowlines. v. Installanyrisersectionsandmakesuretheyaresealedtogetherproperlyandthe stepsintothemanholelineup(correctrotation). vi. Insurelidisinstalledinthecorrectplace(rotation). vii. InsurepropersealantisusedinbetweentheMHandlid. viii. Groutpipesintomanholetosealtheoutsideofmanhole. ix. Insuremanholegetswrappedwithplasticifrequired. x. Backfillaroundsanitarymanholeswithpropermaterialsandequipment. g. PipeBackfill i. Makesurecorrectmaterialisusedforbackfill. ii. Ensureproperliftsizesareusedforentireprocessofbackfillingthepipe. iii. Makesurepropercompactionequipmentisusedandthatthehunchesofthe pipereceivepropercompaction. iv. Ensurecontractorbackfillspipetothefinalrequirementsofthepipebackfill detaileddrawing. C. WaterMain a. Learnstandarddetails,notes,andplandetailsheets! b. Excavation i. Correctlocation ii. Arelimitsofexcavationcorrectandadequateforinstallation? iii. Arethereanyutilitiesinthewaythatcouldbeexposedwithexcavationofthe pipe?Ensurecontractoraskedforlocates. c. Reinforcementfabric(ifrequired) i. Installfabriccorrectly. ii. Makesureadequatedimensionsareused. Page6of8

iii. Makesurefabricispinnedtautwiththecorrectoverlap. d. AggregateBase i. Installbasecourseincorrectliftsizes. ii. Isthereadequatemoistureinthebasecoursetoachievecompaction? iii. Compacteachliftcorrectlyandadequately. iv. Gradethebasecoursecorrectlyafterinstallationandcompaction. e. Pipeinstallation i. Doanyservicesneedtobeturnedofftoconstruct? ii. Insurethecontractorgivesadequatenoticebeforeshuttingoffwatertoanyone. iii. Installpipeatcorrectflowlineelevation. iv. Installgasketandorlubeifrequired. v. Ensurepipegetspushedallthewayhome. vi. Makesurepipesfittogethertightly. vii. Ensureallductileironfittingsaretightenedtopropertorque. viii. Ensurepipeissetstraightinlinewithfinalhublocation. ix. Ensurenodamagetopipeoccursduringinstallation.(replaceifnecessary) x. Installinsulationboardifwatermainiswithintheminimumdepthfromthe finishedgradeorthestormsewer. f. Hydrants,gatevalves,curb&corporationstops i. Insurethathydrantsareinstalledatthecorrectmaxspacing. ii. Doublechecklocationbeforesettingthrustblocks. iii. Checkelevationoftrenchinrespecttohydranttopnutelevationorfinalgrade lineelevationtoinsureadequateheightofvalves,stops,andhydrants. iv. Insureallfittingsareinstalledproperly. v. Adjustelevationsofpipetoensureeachfinaltopelevationiscorrectwith respecttothefinalgradeoftheroad,sidewalk,orground. g. Testinganddisinfectinglines i. Getallrequirementsfromtheplannotesorstandardspecs. ii. Afterpartialorcompletebackfill,eachsectionofnewpipeorvalvesshallbe pressuretested. iii. Therequirementsofthetestshouldbeinthenotesandthecontractorneedsto complywithallrequirementsofthejob. iv. Afterthefinalpressuretest,thecontractorshalldisinfectalllinescomplyingwith allrequirementsforthejob. v. Afterflushingthelinesfromthedisinfectionmaterials,abacteriologicaltestshall becompletedtoensurethewaterisadequate. h. PipeBackfill i. Makesurecorrectmaterialisusedforbackfill. ii. Ensureproperliftsizesareusedforentireprocessofbackfillingthepipe. iii. Makesurepropercompactionequipmentisusedandthatthehunchesofthe pipereceivepropercompaction. iv. Ensurecontractorbackfillspipetothefinalrequirementsofthepipebackfill detaileddrawing. 4. Postconstruction A. Filloutdailydiary a. Equipmentusedforthework b. Laborforcetocompletethework c. Whatcontractorcompletedduringtheday Page7of8

i. Includealllocationsofwhereworkwascompleted. ii. Includepayitemsinstalled,withtheirrespectivequantities. iii. Noteanyproblemsordelaysthathappenedduringday. iv. Noteanychangestoplansthatwererequiredduringconstruction. B. Filloutfieldbooks a. Fillouteachfieldbookwithdatestoshowwhatpayitemswerecompletedforthe day. b. Noteanyspecsrequiredperpayitem.(datestamped,grade,ASTM#,etc.) C. Filloutpayquantityreport a. Includelocation,payitem,quantity,andcalculationsifneeded. b. Notewhatfieldbookisneededtofindtheinformationonthepayitem.

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