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2003 SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION 115

PERSONNEL AND TRAINING

The key to the success or failure of the Construction function of the Construction Division is the Resident Engineer and his organization. The authority by which the Resident Engineer administers the Contract is derived from Section 105 of the Standard Specifications.

This section of the manual is designed to provide guidance for the Resident Engineer in the organization of the Resident Engineer’s office.

115.01

Resident Engineer Responsibilities.

(a)

General.

The Resident

Engineer is responsible for keeping complete, accurate, and clear project records. required records are discussed throughout this manual.

These

Another responsibility is the direct supervision of personnel assigned to assist the Resident Engineer on the project.

The Resident Engineer is responsible for ascertaining that personnel assigned to the work are qualified to perform their respective duties and that these duties are efficiently and properly carried out. The Resident Engineer shall continually provide training and cross training for the personnel assigned to the Resident Engineer’s office.

The Resident Engineer is responsible for determining that field personnel secure all detailed information and data required to accurately establish the final pay quantities of each item due the Contractor. The Resident Engineer shall see that proper and efficient field staking is provided the Contractor to permit the various phases of work to proceed in an orderly sequence.

(b)

Inspection/Materials

Testing

for

Interdistrict

or

Adjacent

Projects.

When

inspection and/or Acceptance Testing is to be performed in one District or Residency and the project is assigned to another District or Residency, it is the responsibility of the Resident Engineer to whom the project is assigned to make arrangements and coordinate

the

inspection

and

testing.

Examples

of

such

situations

are

interdistrict

projects

and

when Hot Mix Residency.

Asphalt

is

supplied

from one

District or Residency to another District or

The Resident Engineer will contact the appropriate District Construction Engineer

or District Engineer of contact the inspecting

another District to initiate the process. The other District Resident Engineer to assign the necessary personnel.

will The

project's Resident documentation and

Engineer is still responsible for the timely inspection, survey work required -- the same as any other project.

testing,

The personnel assigned to the project are required to follow the guidelines of the Resident Engineer in charge of the project. However, should there be a point of disagreement among AHTD personnel, the District Engineer or District Construction Engineer of the inspecting District will be responsible for resolving the issue expeditiously and with as little disruption to the prosecution of the work as possible.

(c) Contract Documents. When a construction job is advertised for bids, two sets of construction plans, Supplemental Specifications, and Special Provisions are furnished the District Engineer. The District Engineer should forward one set of plans, Supplemental Specifications, and Special Provisions to the Resident Engineer assigned to supervise

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