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2006 Construction Manual
Construction Memorandums

Construction Memorandums are issued by the Bureau of Construction to distribute policy information.

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Index of Construction Memorandums



1 Purpose of Construction Memorandums, Index and Extension of Expiration Dates 4/1/02 A
2 Construction Projects Incorporating Experimental Features 5/1/02 A
3 Specification Changes for Projects Under Contract 1/3/95 A
4* Contract Changes - Articles 104.02 and 109.04 5/1/06 A
5 Project Acceleration 4/1/99 A
6 Federal-aid Secondary and Certification Acceptance Procedures and Local Agency Projects 5/31/02 A
7 County and Township Roads Used as Haul Roads - Section 107 4/26/02 A
8 Independent Weight Checks 10/1/00 A
9* Force Account Billing (NEW!) 5/15/07 A
10 Vibratory Rollers Approved for Use in Illinois Article 1101.01(g) 4/1/06 A
11* Bituminous Spreading and Finishing Machines Approved for Use in Illinois - Article 1102.03 4/1/06 A
Labor Compliance - Federal-Aid Highway Projects 4/28/03 A
15 Welding of Construction Accessories to Structural Steel Bridges Members - Section 505


22 Procedures for Applying the Bituminous Materials Cost Adjustment (NEW)    
24 Equal Employment Opportunity Contract Provisions and District Responsibilities 5/1/06 A
28* Administration of Contract Time for Working Day Contracts - Articles 108.03, 108.04 and 108.08 5/31/02 A
30 Policies and Procedures for Approval of Subcontractors 5/1/00 A
33 Operational Review of Contract Quantities 8/1/97 A
39 Transportation or Operation of Heavy Equipment on Pavement or Bridges Within the Contract Limits - Article 107.16 4/1/06 A
40 Rubblizing PCC Pavement and Placing a Bituminous Concrete Overlay 6/1/01 A
42 Contractor Coring of Pavement 8/1/05 A
43* Coring Policy for Thickness Determination 9/3/01 A
44 Pile Splices 5/5/00 I
45 Type III High-Early-Strength Portland Cement Concrete Mixture 5/31/02 I
46 Field Control of Railroad and Utility Adjustments 6/4/02 A
51 Delay Starting Work - Article 108.03 1/1/82 I
53* Articles 407.09 and 420.12 - California Type Profilograph 1/3/95 A
55* Placement of Bituminous Mixtures - Article 406.15 5/31/02 A
57 Plan Preparation and Field Location of Utilities 5/31/02 A
59 Resurfacing of D-Cracked CRC Pavements 1/3/95 A
60 Erosion Control 5/1/06 A
61 Guidelines for the Negotiation and Administration of Consultant Contracts for Construction Engineering Services 8/15/03 A
63 Construction Safety 1/3/95 A
64* Sequential Deck Pours 1/3/95 A
67 Earthwork Quantities for Separate Grading and Paving Contracts 5/31/02 A
68* Borrow, Use and Waste Site, And Excess Material Disposition Documentation, Review and Approval (NEW)(formerly Trees) 1/01/08 A
70 Preconstruction Conference Guidelines 8/15/03 A
71 Guidelines for Review of Contract Claims 5/31/02 A
72* Structural Steel Damaged During Deck Removal 1/3/95 A
73* Guidelines for the Use of a Vibratory Screed to Finish Bridge Decks - Article 503.17(c) 5/31/02 A
74* Guidelines for Pumping of Bridge Deck Concrete 4/12/00 A
75* Special Concrete Patching Mixture - Opening Road to Traffic 5/1/98 A
76 Contractor Payments - Articles 109.07 & 109.08 4/1/06 A
77 Winter Shutdown Procedures 11/15/01 A
78 Bridge Deck Patching 5/31/02 A
79* Contract Closeouts (NEW!) 1/2/07 A
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