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Standards, Specifications and Details for Construction

The Department of Public Works and Transportation has developed the following:

Committee Meetings

A committee meets on a regular basis to propose changes to these documents as necessary or appropriate. The adopted specification book is available online. Changes made by the committee, 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.

Addendums

Addendums are 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, Towson, Maryland, 21204. You may call 410-887-3531 for further information.

Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials

The Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials 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.

Proposed Changes to Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials

An Addendum October 11, 2013Addendum is issued when a sufficient number of these adopted changes are accumulated. 

Standard Details for Construction 2007

Commodity Code

The Commodity Code cross references the Standard Details for Construction to their respective Standard Specifications. It facilitates the itemization of project cost estimates.

Commodity Codes 2019

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Design Manual

Adopted in 2010 by County Council Resolution 63-10 to assist professional engineers and architects with preparation of plans and other contract documents for projects located in Baltimore County. Learn more from the Development Plans Review team, or email enginrng@baltimorecountymd.gov with questions.

Contact Us

Department of Public Works and Transportation

111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Suite 307
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone

Fax

410-887-3406

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Director

D'Andrea Walker

Deputy Director for Transportation

Anthony Russell

Deputy Director

Lauren T. Buckler, PE, CEM, LEED AP

 

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