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Reading and Understanding Highway Plans

Gain a better understanding of how to read and comprehend DOT project plans.

Reading and understanding DOT construction plans is clearly critical for anyone involved with transportation projects. Contractor estimators need to know how to read these plans to properly bid the projects. Once the project is awarded, contractor personnel and subcontractors performing the work need to be able to follow the plans to accurately build the work. Engineers, inspectors, and consultants working for the DOTs also need to understand the plans, and while this seems to be an obvious requirement for managing the work, competencies vary. Other people involved with the work such as environmental specialists, geotechnical technicians, material providers, and outside agencies affected by the work also need an understanding of the plans. Often times people with various project responsibilities know how to look at their particular piece of work on a set of plans but not much else. There may be parts of a plan set that relate to someone's work that are not called out in the parts of the plan that specifically describe certain work.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe the project as a whole.
  • You will be able to identify where information is quickly.
  • You will be able to recognize symbols plan abbreviations.
  • You will be able to explain the planned work to others.

90 minutes
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Agenda

General

  • DOT Plan Variances
  • Usually Common Inclusions
  • Using Plans for Bidding
  • Elevations vs. Plan Views

Title Page

  • Location Information
  • Project Facts
  • Table of Contents

General Plan Sheets

  • Typical Sections
  • General Notes
  • Standard Plans List
  • Detail Sheets

General Technical

  • Survey Information
  • Soil Borings
  • Quantity Sheets

Building Sheets

  • Plan and Profile
  • Underground
  • Above Ground

Miscellaneous

  • Traffic Control and Signaling
  • Signing and Striping
  • Landscaping
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This course was last revised on February 28, 2019.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Geoff Page, PSP, CCP

Geoff Page, PSP, CCP

Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.

  • Director, Trauner Consulting Services, Inc. – 19 years
  • Contracting career – 27 years including in the field and construction management
  • California general engineering and general building contractor licenses
  • Claims consulting for various DOTs across the country including Idaho, Washington, New Mexico, Montana, Minnesota, Colorado
  • Certified instructor, National Highway Institute; construction specification writing; claims avoidance and mitigation
  • Book Contributor; Construction Delays – Understanding Them Clearly, Analyzing Them Correctly
  • AACEI Certifications; Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Certified Cost Professional (CCP)
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 619-694-7993
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Product ID: 405016
Published 2019
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