Chapter 4: The Construction Process of Segmental Bridges
188.8.131.52 Owner Specifications
Finally, the owner of a construction project usually provides detailed information in form of plans (VDOT 1997b) and specifications (VDOT 1998) that comprise the documents for advertisement of bidding. For bridge projects the owners will predominantly be the State Departments of Transportation, e.g. the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), which issues “Metric Road and Bridge Specifications” (VDOT 1997c). These include two major parts, the General Provisions that provide general rules for contractual issues and the Specifications, which deal with different topics such as materials, roadway construction, bridges and other structures, incidental construction works, roadside development, and traffic control devices.