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2015 State Aid Conference Ramsey County Office Arden Hills, Mn February 19, 2015.

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1 2015 State Aid Conference Ramsey County Office Arden Hills, Mn February 19, 2015

2 Paul Methven – Engineering Specialist Senior Tiffany Otte – Office Manager Deb Evans – Bituminous Plant Coordinator Rich Gastecki – Concrete Plant Coordinator Contact by Phone: Metro District Materials Web Page (Plant Inspection): ction.html ction.html Send the Web Orders to: Metro Inspection Team

3 Paul Methven – Engineering Specialist Senior Tiffany Otte – Office Manager Deb Evans – Bituminous Plant Coordinator Rich Gastecki – Concrete Plant Coordinator Contact by Phone: Metro District Materials Web Page (Plant Inspection): ction.html ction.html Send the Web Orders to: Metro Inspection Team

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6 Metro Plant Issues Specification Book Update 2014/2015 – Pilot Programs 2015 – 2461 Special Provisions

7 Have your orders in by 3:00 PM the day before pouring. If you forget to call in please leave a detailed message so we can get the order in by 6:00 am the following morning or . Make sure you have the correct mix design number (Especially the new ASTM mixes) before calling. If you know the pour has been canceled, change time or plant please notify us with the change. If you are paving less than 150 tons of bituminous please don’t call in. We will not take any orders less than 150 tons. If you send multiple orders in excel document, please let us know if there is more than just one order in the documents. We may miss the tabs on the bottom of the spread sheet. Metro Plant Inspection Issues

8 Published annually, beginning 2016 New 2015 Special Provisions will start being put in Letting on February 27 th of this year-(Be sure to check your contract documents) Back to one book New Schedule of Materials Control with each spec book Contractor mix designs will be required in 2016 spec book Specification Update

9 Contracts let with: 2014 Spec Book Pilot Projects: 2014 – 12 Projects and 2015 – 20 Projects 2015 Special Provisions 2015 Challenges

10 Coarse Aggregate Designation

11 Table Concrete Mix Design Requirements

12 The slump maximum is now showing on the chart. You will no longer will be allowed to add 1 inch to the slump if water reducer is added like under the old specifications of Max slump is what has been identified on the new mix design chart. Slump Requirements

13 Acceptance Criteria for Aggregate Gradations – Contractors Action

14 Example-Moving Average Chart of Failing Material on the 3/8” Chart

15 Moving Average Gradation of Specification Sieves - Reduced Contract Unit Price & Lab /Field Tolerance

16 Change in Schedule of Materials Control

17 New & Improved material Technology Allow increased use of supplementary cementitious materials Allows more flexible use of admixtures Producers know and understand there material better than Mn/DOT Make the market more competitive ( reducing costs) Why Contractor Mix Designs

18 Mn/DOT Transfers Risk to Contractor Performance mixes Risks

19 Questions? and/or Comments!

20 No longer will provisional technicians be allowed to sign the 1 st certificate of compliance ticket any more in They were never supposed to be allowed to do this in the past. Enforcing rule this next year. Under the new 2015 special provision/pilot projects, cylinders cast in the field will be used as acceptance testing. So they will have to be handled more carefully. Contractor to provide cure/storage on-site. Casting minimum of 3-28 day test cylinders per set. Pilot project has a 4 th cylinder for a 7 day test age. Other Topics


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