Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials
The Department of Public Works has developed Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials (PDF). They are incorporated into our construction contracts by reference. Changes made to the specifications, but not yet incorporated into an addendum, are included in proposal books for construction contracts advertised for bids. These changes are available for engineers to incorporate into contract documents being prepared for advertising.
A committee has been meeting on a regular basis to propose changes to these documents as necessary or appropriate. The committee has completed the revisions to these specifications. The final version of the proposed changes can be viewed below. They will be available until July 1, 2016 for comment.
Comments can be mailed to Gerald McHenry at the address below or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Attention: Gerald McHenry, P.E.
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 219
Towson, Maryland 21204
Proposed Changes to Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials
- General Provisions (PDF)
- Category 100 Preliminary (PDF)
- Category 200 Grading (PDF)
- Category 300 Drainage and Utility Construction (PDF)
- Category 400 Structures (PDF)
- Category 500 Paving (PDF)
- Category 600 Shoulders (PDF)
- Category 700 Landscaping (PDF)
- Category 800 Traffic (PDF)
- Category 900 Materials (PDF)
An Addendum (PDF) is issued when a sufficient number of these adopted changes are accumulated. They can be purchased from our Division of Construction Contracts Administration, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 300B. You may call 410-887-3531 for further information.
Revised May 17, 2016