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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 meets on a regular basis to propose changes to these documents as necessary or appropriate. The committee is currently in the process of revising these specifications. They will be available until April 1, 2015 for comment. The proposed changes can be viewed below, or can be requested from:

Chief of Design
Bureau of Engineering and Construction
111 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Room 219
Towson, Maryland 21204

Comments can be mailed to Bruce Keller at the above address, or by email to

Proposed Changes to Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials

An Addendum 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.

Revision January 16, 2015

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