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QUALITY AUDITS

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Uzuazor Diamond

















QUALITY AUDITS

Quality audits will be conducted in accordance with the Quality Management Plan. The
CQM is responsible for any clarifications or corrective actions that may be needed as
required by the audit findings.

NON-CONFORMING WORK / STOP WORK
Non-conforming work and stop work orders will be performed in accordance with the
Quality Management Plan.


CQP 200: Pre-Activity Meetings
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures and reporting requirements for
pre-activity meetings for each activity preformed on the project.

SCOPE
Pre-activity meetings are held prior to beginning construction work on new types of or
large segments of work to be performed on the project. For example, pre-activity
meetings may be held prior to demolition activities or prior to installation of a complex
item or component such as a bridge.

The Design-Builder is also strongly encouraged to conduct a pre-activity meeting prior
to commencing Design activities on the project to ensure all parties have a clear
understanding of the goals, objectives, quality procedures and intended outcomes of
their portion of the project.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that a pre-activity meeting is held prior
to starting construction on any major construction component or new activity. He is also
responsible for complete implementation of this procedure.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to work, the Project Manager, or a Superintendent that the PM designates,
and will seek feedback from their staff and the Department and will draft an
agenda and will invite QA staff, construction staff and the Department to a pre-
activity meeting prior to construction. This person will chair the meeting.
Chairman will send around sign-in sheet.
2. After the meeting, the chairman of the meeting will draft pre-activity meeting
minutes. The meeting chairman will deliver the minutes to Document Control
and provide a distribution list for the minutes to Document Control.
3. Document Control will distribute the minutes and file them in the DCS. DCS will
produce a log of all Pre-activity meetings held on the project.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP200FA: Pre-Activity Meeting (Example)
CQP200FB: Pre-Activity Meeting Minutes (Example)




CQP 201: Field Design Change
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish the scope, responsibilities, procedures, and forms affecting and
documenting changes proposed by the Contractor to address situations discovered
after the design package has been Released for Construction.
SCOPE
Design changes initiated by the Contractor to documents Released for Construction are
completed under a Field Design Change (FDC). Examples of Contractor-initiated
situations that require modifications to the original RFC documents include:
unanticipated site conditions, alternative construction method/material proposals from
the Contractor, among many others.
RESPONSIBILITIES
The Contractor generates Field Design Change requests. FDCs should be filtered
through the Construction Manager (or his designee), and forwarded to Document
Control for distribution to the Designer.
The Post-Design Manager is responsible for responding to all FDC requests. The
Post-Design Manager will facilitate the review of all FDCs according to the
requirements of the QMP.
The Construction Manager is responsible for controlling the construction activities
once the FDC has been documented to avoid further work activities that may require
removal or rework as a result of the FDC disposition. The Construction Manager will
keep the Project Manager, the Post-Design Manager, and the Department apprised
of the impacts to ongoing construction operations as a result of the anticipated design
change.
The Construction Quality Manager will be responsible for notifying field quality
personnel in charge of assessing the work for conformance with the Quality Plan of the
upcoming changes to the RFC documents. Field quality personnel will monitor the work
elements impacted by the FDC, and report on observed activities, which may be
contrary to the intended modifications.
MnDOTs Project Manager or Construction Manager will sign each FDC prior to
Release for Construction. MnDOT reserves the right to take ten (10) days of review
time for each FDC.
PROCEDURE


The procedures outlined below are to be used to process all Field Design Changes.
Revisions may require modifications to the RFC plans and/or specifications, and can be
classified according to the following:
Level 1 Request for Existing Conditions Adjustments (Considered Minor in
scope). These revisions are adjustments to match project elements with conditions
encountered in the field. They are limited to minor dimensional and layout adjustments
to released design documents, and do not impact future construction and installation.
Level 2 Request for Adjustments to Match As-Constructed Details (Considered
Minor in scope, but require review for major implications). These accommodate
specific details of work elements already constructed by the Contractor. They are
limited to dimensional and layout adjustments to design documents released for
construction, and do not impact future construction and installation.
Level 3 Request for Revision to Design Documents Released for Construction
(Considered Major in scope). These are revisions to RFC documents that involve
design changes that do not deviate from project requirements, but are considered to be
major in scope. Examples include revisions to major dimensions and layout, materials
changes, or design revisions to accommodate adjustments to the work. Revisions of
this nature may impact several disciplines, and will undergo a review process prior to re-
release.
Level 4 Request for Deviation from Project Requirements (Considered major in
scope). These are revisions to RFC documents that involve changes that deviate from
Contract requirements. The proposed revisions should involve an isolated part of the
project, and should be fully justified by the Contractor prior to MnDOT consideration.
Revisions of this nature may impact several disciplines, and will undergo a review
process prior to re-release.
Specific procedures follow:

1. FDCs are initiated by the Construction Manager (or his designee). The first point of
contact for the initiator is Document Control, who will identify and reserve the next
number in the FDC log.
2. Document Control will issue an FDC Notice providing the base information of the
revisions requested. The FDC will be transmitted to the Design Manager or the
Post-Design Manager (or his designee) for action.
3. The scope of the FDC will be thoroughly analyzed by the Design Manager or the
Post-Design Manager to confirm the circumstances described in the FDC Notice.
The Design Manager or the Post-Design Manager will enlist additional information
from field personnel as necessary to clearly define the scope and detail of the
revisions required, as well as to identify the schedule for FDC resolution.
4. If plan revisions are necessary, all design changes to plans, specifications,
calculations, and reports will be sealed by a Minnesota licensed Engineer. All


design work will conform to the QC checking procedures governing design as
identified in other sections of the QMP.
5. Plan and specification revisions classified as Major (includes Level 3 and 4 revisions
and occasionally Level 2 revisions) will be subject to a design review and approval
process similar to that for the original design. The Design Manager or the
Post-Design Manager will classify FDC requests as minor or major, and will
determine the scope of plan review necessary.
6. The FDC form will be completed by the Design Manager or the Post-Design
Manager or his designee. This summary form will identify the reason for the change,
the revisions made, the specifications and plan sheets modified.
7. The completed FDC form and any plan revisions will be returned to Document
Control for duplication and documentation, and will be forwarded to the Construction
Manager accompanied by a Re-Release of Drawing transmittal.
DISPOSITION
1. All check prints and design calculations are stored in Document Control after the
plans have been approved by the Design Manager or the Post-Design Manager.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP201FA Field Design Change
CQP201FB Field Design Change Log



CQP 202: Critical Activity Points
Rev , Date

Critical Activity Points will be established in order to ensure that the proper inspection
and testing has been performed prior to starting, or before proceeding to the next
activity or next stage of that particular construction activity. Critical Activity Points will
be signed off by the foreman in charge of the operation (or his superior), the Critical
Activity Point Manager, and MnDOT. If MnDOT feels that there is an issue that needs
to be resolved, the CQM may be called if needed.
Critical Activity Points will also occur when any material is used for the first time on the
Project. The CQM or CAPM will collect material certifications and any other
documentation for the material, and QC staff will perform the required tests per the
Materials Control Schedule. All documentation, including certifications of the material
will be forwarded to the Critical Activity Point Manager for sign-off, prior to the material
being incorporated into the Project.
The QM, CAPM and CQM shall stop work if the Contractor does not adhere to a Critical
Activity Point.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Schedule of Materials Control
Construction Quality Inspection and Testing Plan (Vol. II)

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Critical Activity Point Manager (CAPM) is responsible for ensuring that the
proper inspection and testing has been performed at a defined Critical Activity Point,
collecting inspection and testing forms, and verifying that the inspection and test data
meets Contract requirements. The CAPM will sign off on the Critical Activity Point once
this information is in place. The CAPM shall have the following MnDOT Technical
Certifications when reviewing CAPs in the following operations:
Structural Concrete, Bridges and Walls Bridge Construction
Bituminous Control Strip Bituminous Street
All other operations with CAPs Grading and Base, Level 2



The foreman or superintendent in charge of the construction activity will ensure that the
work is being built to the Contract requirements and will sign the proper testing or
inspection forms when the tests/inspections are completed and provide passing data.



The CQM is responsible for ensuring MnDOT certified inspectors/technicians perform
required observations, checks, and documentation of the work as required.


The Critical Activity Points will be held at the following operations:
Excavation and Embankment
Test Rolling: The foreman, CAPM and MnDOT will oversee test rolling
performed. The Contractor shall not proceed with placement of Select Granular
Borrow, aggregate base, or any other material on top of the subgrade or grading
level that requires test rolling until form CQP-407F, Test Roll Report has been
completed by the CAPM and signed-off by MnDOT and the QC Inspector.

Subgrade Excavation: Prior to backfilling any subgrade excavation, the
contractor shall complete Form CQP408F Excavation and Embankment Report
for sign-off by the QC Inspector.

Grading Construction: Prior to placing any aggregate base in any given area, the
CAPM shall certify that the Contractor has performed all testing and materials
certification on all underlying materials. The CAPM shall provide complete
testing records, material certification reports, and complete Form CQP444F for
sign-off.

Aggregate Base: After the placement of aggregate base, prior to paving, the tests
on the aggregate base, The CAPM shall certify that the Contractor has
performed all testing and materials certification on the aggregate base materials.
The QC Inspector shall complete Form CQP438F, Pre-Paving Checklist.

Drainage and Utilities

Delivery of Pipe and Drainage Structures: After delivery of a load of pipe and
prior to the installation of the pipe and drainage structures, the CAPM shall
provide certification records from the producer. No materials will be installed until
certification records have been provided. The CAPM shall retain a copy of the
certifications. The CAPM will fill out the applicable sections of form CQP428F
Materials Certification Report..


Structural Concrete, Bridges and Walls

Foundation and Footing Excavation: Prior to backfilling any pipe, drainage or
utility excavation, the QC Inspector shall complete Form CQP408F Excavation
and Embankment Report.



Following the Setting of Structural Concrete Forms Prior to Casting Concrete:
Form CQP417, Concrete Placement Inspection will be completed prior to the
placement of concrete. If the structural concrete is for a spread footing, Form
CQP411F Foundations - Spread Footing Report will be completed prior to any
placement of concrete.

Retaining Wall Reinforcement: Prior to placing structural concrete, the CAPM
shall provide certification records from the producer. No structural concrete shall
be placed until certification records have been provided. The CAPM shall retain
a copy of the certifications. The CAPM will fill out the applicable sections of form
CQP428F Materials Certification Report.

Pile Driving: Forms CQP409F and CQP410F, Pile Summary Report and Test
Pile Report will be completed and reviewed prior to the placement of concrete
for the footing.



Superstructure Reinforcement Placement: After placement of the superstructure
reinforcement and prior to the placement of structural deck concrete, the
following two critical activity points will occur:

o a dry run with the screeds will be done and Form CQP417F, Concrete
Placement Inspection will be completed prior to the placement of
concrete.
o The CAPM shall provide documentation that form elevations and rebar
cover depths have been checked by the QC Inspector.
o Prior to placing structural concrete, the CAPM shall provide certification
records from the producer. No structural concrete shall be placed until
certification records have been provided. The CAPM shall retain a copy
of the certifications. The CAPM will fill out the applicable sections of form
CQP428F Materials Certification Report.

Low Slump Overlay: After the structural deck surface preparation and prior to low
slump deck placement, a dry run with the screeds will be done and Form
CQP437, Low Slump Concrete will be completed prior to the placement of
concrete.

Pavements

Concrete Pavement: Prior to concrete paving, the CAPM shall provide material
certification for reinforcement and dowel bars. The QC Inspector shall confirm
that the reinforcement required over culverts is ready for concrete placement and
joint layouts are correct. Prior to placement of concrete paving, Section I of Form
CQP424F, Concrete Paving will be filled completed by the QC Inspector.
Sections II, III, IV and V will be filled out during and after the paving operations
are done.





Bituminous Control Strip: After conducting a bituminous test strip for ordinary
compaction and prior to using the established rolling pattern for ordinary
compaction, Form CQP443F, Bituminous Control Strip Hold Point For Ordinary
Compaction will be completed prior to continuation of the established rolling
pattern.

Removals

Buildings and Bridges: Prior to demolition of any building or bridge, the Design-
Builders Environmental Compliance Manager and MnDOTs Environmental
Compliance Manager shall provide written authorization to proceed with
demolition. This review should include a review of the RFC plans for the removal
Work along with any reports, field testing and/or supplemental data to ensure all
environmental permits and regulations are being properly followed and
addressed.

Environmental

Pre-Construction Environmental Reviews: Before any construction occurs other
than to install BMPs and environmental controls, the Design-Builders
Environmental Compliance Manager shall verify and provide a written
certification that all BMPs and environmental controls are installed according to
the RFC Design and RFP requirements. This is especially important before any
clearing and grubbing or tree removal operations commence.

Traffic

Traffic Switches: Before any traffic switches occur, including both temporary and
permanent switches, the Design-Builders Traffic Engineer shall provide written
certification that all traffic control devices and controls as noted in the Released
for Construction designs are properly installed and that no further devices or
controls are necessary.

Striping Layout: Before any temporary or permanent striping activities are
conducted, the Design-Builders Traffic Engineer shall provide written certification
that the striping is properly depicted in the field layout and conditions are
acceptable to continue.

Signal System Activation: Before any newly installed temporary or permanent
signal system is activated, the Design-Builders Traffic Engineer shall provide a
written certification that the signal systems are properly installed as depicted in
the Released for Construction design plans. This activity may be replaced by a
Signal System Activation plan that is reviewed and accepted by the Department
prior to activation.

Miscellaneous



Miscellaneous Products: Each time a material listed in Section I through XI in the
Material Control Schedule is used for the first time on the project, the CQM shall
ensure that the material meets the requirements of the Materials Control
Schedule, Special Provisions and Standard Specifications. The Contractor shall
not install these items until CQM ensures that the product meets the above listed
requirements. After the product is accepted for installation, the Contractor may
install the product and subsequent testing and sampling will occur in accordance
with the Materials Control Schedule.
PROCEDURE
1. At a defined Critical Activity Point, the CAPM will review the Construction Quality
Inspection and Testing Plan to the testing and/or inspection procedures and
documentation that is required for that Critical Activity Point.

2. The CAPM will ensure that the required tests and/or inspections have been
performed and provide passing data, according to the Project requirements.

3. The CAPM will collect the required documentation (inspection and/or testing
forms) and ensure that the required signatures have been made on the forms.

4. Once it has been determined that the work meets the Project requirements, the
proper inspection and testing has been performed, the required documentation
has been completed and signed by the QC Inspector in charge of the activity, the
CAPM will complete form CQP-444 for sign-off by MnDOT.

5. Once the CAPM and MnDOT and has signed off at the Critical Activity Point,
work may proceed to the next activity.

6. The CAPM will provide a copy of each Critical Activity Point sign-off to MnDOTs
document control and enter the information into MnDOTs TRACS system.

7. The CAPM shall document each Critical Activity Point acceptance on form CQP-
429F Daily Field Report.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP444F: Critical Activity Point Release Form
CQP429F: Daily Field Report




CQP 204: Testing Procedures & Forms
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To document the contractor test procedures according to the Materials Control
Schedule.
RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
Mn/DOT Standard Specifications for Construction (2005)
Materials Control Schedule (MCS)
MnDOT Laboratory Manual
MnDOT Grading and Base Manual
MnDOT Bituminous Manual
MnDOT Concrete Manual

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Construction Quality Manager (CQM) is responsible ensuring properly trained
and certified technicians perform quality control testing in accordance with the MCS,
test results are documented on the appropriate form in accordance with the MCS, and
test results are properly stored in Document Control and uploaded into the TRACS
system.
PROCEDURE
1. Prior to work, a pre-activity meeting will be initiated to ensure that the contractor
staff has the appropriate testing forms and certifications to perform the testing.
The CQM shall develop and maintain form CQP-204F (MnDOT Certification Log)
for all quality employees performing testing on the project. The pre-activity
meeting will also discuss the processes and procedures for storing the
information in document control and providing the information to Mn/DOT in
TRACS.

2. Prior to testing materials for the first time, the QM or CQM shall verify that all
contractor test equipment is properly calibrated. The CQM shall collect and
retain calibration records on Form CQP 204FB and place in document control.

3. The CQM shall issue a Stop Work order if testing is being performed without
proper certification.


FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP204FA: MnDOT Certification Log
CQ204FB: Equipment List



{Contractor to provide a list of forms to be used (as required by the MCS plus additional
quality control / quality assurance forms desired by the contractor) and include a copy of
each form in the Construction Quality Plan}


CQP 301: Clearing and Grubbing
Rev , Date

PURPOSE:
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for inspection and reporting
requirements for clearing and grubbing operations performed on the project.

SCOPE
Clearing and grubbing applies to the removal and disposal of vegetation that is not
designated for preservation.
RELATED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are referenced in this quality procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Released for Construction Plans

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The CQM is responsible for verifying that the erosion control devices are in place as per
the contract documents and environmental permits.

MnDOT will provide construction testing and inspection.

PROCEDURE:
1. Prior to work, a pre-activity meeting will be initiated to ensure that clearing and
grubbing will be performed in accordance with MnDOT Specification 2101, Book
2 Section 10, and the Released for Construction documents.
2. Prior to work, the CQM will verify all erosion control devices are in place per
NPDES, SWPPP, and the approved erosion control plans and specifications.
3. The Contractor will adhere to the Tree Preservation Plan.

DRAWING, FIGURES AND FORMS:
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 302: Grading and Base
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures and reporting requirements, and
provide a methodology for inspection of adequate grading and base operations
performed on the project.

SCOPE
This work shall include: select granular and modified select granular, aggregate base
and shouldering, subsurface drain tile.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {Contractor to insert special provisions that apply}
Schedule of Materials Control
Released for Construction Plans

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring MnDOT certified testers perform required testing
and documentation of grading and base operations to include aggregate base,
aggregate shouldering, bedding for sanitary and storm sewers, manholes, catch basins,
culverts, subsurface drains, and rip rap.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the Contractor adherers to all Critical Activity
Points related to Excavation and Embankment items.
MnDOT will provide inspection, acceptance testing of the materials installed, and sign-
off on Critical Activity Points.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to work, a pre-activity meeting will be initiated to ensure that grading and
base construction will be performed in accordance with MnDOT Specifications,
the Materials Control Schedule, the RFC documents, and contract provisions.
2. Prior to bringing grading and base materials onto the Project, the CQM shall
provide test results and certifications that all materials to be installed meet the
production testing requirements of the Materials Control Schedule. The CQM
shall enter this information into TRACS and provide a hard copy to MnDOT.
3. The CQM shall provide contractor test results and certification that all materials
installed meet the placement requirements of the Schedule of Materials Control.
The CQM shall enter this information into TRACS and provide a hard copy to


MnDOT. MnDOT may elect not to perform any agency acceptance testing prior
to receiving this information.
4. The CQM shall coordinate Critical Activity Point sign-offs.
5. The CQM shall verify that the materials are installed at the proper grades
(tolerance). See CQP 304 Grade Control.
6. The CQM shall complete the Daily Field Report (CQP-429F) and enter this
information into MnDOT TRACS system. The daily report shall include quantities
placed with supporting documentation/calculations.
7. The CQM shall complete the Weekly Grading/Base/Paving Report (Form CQP-
403F) and provide this information to MnDOT via document control and enter this
into TRACS.
8. The CQM shall complete and submit the Monthly Grading and Base Report
(Form CQP-406F) to MnDOT.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-403F: Weekly Grading/Base/Paving Report
CQP-406F: Monthly Grading and Base Report
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report




CQP 303: Test Rolling
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for the testing, inspection,
documentation, and reporting on Test Rolling.

SCOPE
Test Rolling is a means to assess the bearing measure of a roadbed. Test Rolling will
be performed only where specifically required by the Contract.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the Contractor adheres to the Critical Activity
Point related to Test Rolling and Excavation and Embankment items.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to test rolling, a pre-activity meeting shall be held to discuss the
Contractors test rolling procedures, review the plans, and discuss
testing/inspection responsibilities.

2. The CQM (or CAPM) shall verify that the test roller meets MnDOT specification
2111. The CQM (or CAPM) shall document this on form CQP-407F Test Roll
Report.

3. Prior to test rolling, the Contractor will protect culverts and structures from
damage by the test roller or request an exception where protection is not
feasible.

4. Test rolling will be performed in accordance with the following table:

Case Test Rolling Location Number of
passes per
strip
Allowable
yielding or
rutting
{to be filled in by QM} {to be filled in by QM} {to be filled in
by QM}
{to be filled in by
QM}
{to be filled in by QM} {to be filled in
by QM}
{to be filled in by
QM}


{to be filled in by QM} {to be filled in
by QM}
{to be filled in by
QM}
{to be filled in by QM} {to be filled in by QM} {to be filled in
by QM}
{to be filled in by
QM}
{to be filled in by QM} {to be filled in by QM} {to be filled in
by QM}
{to be filled in by
QM}

5. The foreman, CQM (or CAPM) and MnDOT will oversee testing rolling
performed.

6. If test rolling passes, the foreman, CQM (or CAPM) and MnDOT will sign-off on
the Test Rolling Critical Activity Point.

7. If test rolling does not pass, the CQM (or CAPM) and MnDOT will document the
location of the failure on form CQP-407F. The Contractor shall develop and take
corrective actions. The foreman, CQM (or CAPM) and MnDOT will oversee
retesting until test rolling passes and the Testing Rolling Critical Activity Point has
been signed-off. Corrective action and result will be noted on form CQP-407F.

8. The CQM (or CAPM) shall complete the Daily Field Report (CQP-429F) and
enter this information into MnDOTs TRACS system.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-407F: Test Roll Report
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 304: Grade Control
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for inspection, testing, and
reporting requirements regarding roadway elevations using standard methods and
GPS-guided machines.

SCOPE
This procedure will be used to determine depth of subcut excavations, tolerance the top
of sand grading grade, and delineate the limits of muck excavation.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {Contractor shall insert special provisions that apply}

RESPONSIBILITIES

The CQM is responsible for ensuring that grade control is performed in accordance with
the following procedures and project requirements. The CQM is responsible for
ensuring that the Contractor adheres to all Critical Activity Points related to Excavation
and Embankment items.

MnDOT will sign-off on Critical Activity Points, and verify that the Contractor has
provided sufficient grade control through verification inspections.

PROCEDURE

Subcut Excavation
1. {Contractor shall enter means and methods to perform subgrade excavation (e.g.
Machine control and procedures for set-up and calibration}

2. {Contractor shall methods to have the CQM check tolerance. For example,
provide Blue top elevations will be placed by Design-Builder surveyors from
Project Survey Controls every 700 in tangent sections and 500 in vertical and
horizontal curve locations. Exceptions will be under bridges or in other areas
where GPS does not have coverage. In these areas blue tops will be placed
every 100.}
3. {Contractor shall provide methods that will allow MnDOT to check tolerance (e.g.
provide blue tops, provide rovers with data}

4. {Contractor state the allowable tolerances per Specification}



5. When the subcut excavation is complete, the CAPM shall verify with the foreman
that the excavation has been performed in accordance with the Released for
Construction Plans and Specification 2112. The CAPM shall document the
grade control check on Form CQP416F.

6. The CAPM shall provide MnDOT Form CQP416F and inform MnDOT that the
grade is ready for a Critical Activity Point inspection. MnDOT will perform
verification inspection on the grade control. If acceptable, the foreman, MnDOT
and CAPM will sign-off on the Critical Activity Point.

7. If the tolerance is not acceptable, the CAPM will document the unacceptable
locations on form CAP-416F. The Contractor shall take corrective action until the
Critical Activity Point is signed-off by MnDOT, the foreman and CAPM.

Material Installation
1. Backfill material will only be installed after the Subgrade Excavation Critical
Activity Point is signed-off by MnDOT and the CQM (or CAPM) has provided
documentation that production test results of the material have met the minimum
requirements of the Materials Control Schedule.

Grading Grade
1. {Contractor shall enter means and methods to perform subgrade excavation (e.g.
Machine control and procedures for set-up and calibration, tolerance}

2. {Contractor shall enter methods to to check tolerance (e.g. Select Granualr will
be installed to the required elvations and checked by utilizing GPS every 100
with random offsets from Centerline).

3. {Contractor shall provide methods that will allow MnDOT to check tolerance (e.g.
provide blue tops, provide rovers with data}

4. {Contractor state the allowable tolerances per Specification}

5. When the grade is ready for tolerance, the CAPM shall verify with the foreman
that the excavation has been performed in accordance with the Released for
Construction Plans and Specification 2112. The CAPM shall document the
grade control check on Form CQP416F.


6. The CAPM shall provide MnDOT Form CQP416F and inform MnDOT that the
grade is ready for a Critical Activity Point inspection. MnDOT will perform
verification inspection on the grade control. If acceptable, the foreman, MnDOT
and CAPM will sign-off on the Critical Activity Point.



7. If the tolerance is not acceptable, the CAPM will document the unacceptable
locations on form CQP-416F. The Contractor shall take corrective action until
the Critical Activity Point is signed-off by MnDOT, the foreman and CAPM.

8. The CQM shall complete the Daily Field Report (CQP-429F) and enter this
information into MnDOT TRACS system.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-416F: Grade Control Tolerance Report
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report
CQP-403F: Weekly Grading-Base-Paving Report
CQP-406F: Monthly Grading and Base Report



CQP 305: Embankment
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for testing, inspection,
documentation, and reporting embankment fill placement.
SCOPE
Embankment applies to all new embankment material placed.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this quality procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {Contractor to insert special provisions that apply}
Schedule of Materials Control

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring MnDOT certified testers perform the required
testing, and ensuring that the Contractor adheres to all Critical Activity Points related to
Embankment items.

MnDOT will perform acceptance testing, sign-off on critical activity points, and provide
inspection.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to work, the Contractors Environmental Compliance Manager will verify all
erosion control devices are in place per the approved erosion control plans and
specifications.

2. Embankment observations shall follow the requirements of CQP302-1 (Grading
and Base).

3. The QC Inspector shall complete form CQP-408F. The CPAM or CQM shall
audit this process periodically.

4. The CQM shall complete the Daily Field Report (CQP-429F) and enter this
information into MnDOT TRACS system.

DRAWING, FIGURES AND FORMS:
CQP-408F: Excavation and Embankment Observations
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report


CQP 306: Excavation


PURPOSE:
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for testing, inspection,
documentation, and reporting of excavation operations.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are referenced in this quality procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Schedule of Materials Control
Special Provisions {Contractor to insert list of special provisions that apply}

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The CQM is responsible for ensuring MnDOT certified testers perform the required
testing, and documentation of embankment fill operations.
The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the Contractor adheres to all Critical Activity
Points related to Excavation Items.
MnDOT will perform acceptance testing, sign-off on critical activity points, and provide
inspection.

PROCEDURE:
1. Prior to work, the Contractors Environmental Compliance Manager will verify all
erosion control devices are in place per the approved erosion control plans and
specifications.

2. Excavation activities will be performed in accordance with the Contract
Documents.

3. The CQM will coordinate with the Contractors Geotechnical Engineer to identify
undercut requirements based on exposed conditions of questionable subcut
areas. The Geotechnical Engineer and/or CQM shall process a Field Design
Change through the Construction Manager in accordance with CQP201 Field
Design Change if necessary.

4. Upon completion of clearing and grubbing, the Contractors CQM will inspect the
subgrade for suitability.

5. The QC Inspector shall complete form CQP-408F. The CPAM or CQM shall
audit this process periodically.



6. The CQM shall complete the Daily Field Report (CQP-429F) and enter this
information into the MnDOT TRACS system.

7. The CQM shall verify that the Critical Activity Points for backfilling excavations
are met prior to proceeding with any backfill operations.

Muck Excavation
1. {contractor shall establish procedures for how to check muck limits (e.g. A Cat
385 backhoe will be fitted with GPS grade control to establish muck excavation
limits and data will be retrieved showing the actual depth and width the machine
reached. The muck excavation limits will be detailed within the data recorder and
compared to the cross sections for correct depth and width of the excavation.}
2. {contractor to provide methods that will allow MnDOT to check tolerance}

3. After completion of muck excavation in wet ponds, Piezocone tests will be
utilized to determine the mechanical properties of the soil in order to judge the
suitability of the excavation activities.

FIGURES AND FORMS:
CQP-408F: Excavation and Embankment Report
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 307: Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for observation and the
documentation of erosion and sediment control.
SCOPE
Erosion and sediment control is the prevention of soil erosion and sedimentation during
construction operations. This work includes implementing horizontal slope grading,
construction phasing, and other construction practices to minimize erosion as well as
furnishing and installing sediment control devices.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
XXXX Special Provisions
Environmental Management Plan

RESPONSIBILITIES

The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the Contractor adheres to the Critical Activity
Points related to Environmental and Miscellaneous items.

The Environmental Compliance Manager (ECM) is responsible for performing checks of
the required observations and documentation of erosion and sediment control.

MnDOT will perform inspections of temporary erosion control and sediment items with
the Contractors ECM.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to work, a pre-activity meeting will be initiated to ensure that temporary
erosion control and sediment control will be installed according to the MnDOT
Standards Specifications, permits, the Materials Control Schedule, the RFC
documents, and contract provisions. The pre-activity must include MnDOTs
Environmental Compliance Manager.

2. The CQM shall verify that the Miscellaneous Products Critical Activity Point has
been performed prior to installation of any product.

3. The CQM shall provide test results and certifications that all materials installed
meet the requirements of the Schedule of Materials Control. The CQM shall
enter this information into TRACS and provide a hard copy to MnDOT.



4. The contractor shall construct, maintain, and remove temporary erosion control
measures as required by the RFC documents, contract documents, permits, or
as ordered by MnDOT.

5. The CQM shall ensure the contractor conducts inspections and maintains a log
as per the NPDES permit.

6. The Contractor shall invite MnDOTs Environmental Compliance Manager to all
inspections.

7. {Contractor shall identify special permitting or environmental issues that need to
be addressed}

8. The Contractors environmental staff are responsible for preventing or minimizing
the potential for erosion after temporary erosion control measures have been
installed.

9. The contractor shall use {to be filled in by the Contractor} to preserve and protect
vegetation according to the Vegetation Preservation Plan.

FIGURES AND FORMS
NPDES inspection forms and logs



CQP 308: Landscaping
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for observation, testing and
documentation of landscaping operations.
SCOPE
This work shall include mulch placement, turf establishment, and plant installation,
including, tilling, liming, fertilizing, seeding, and sodding.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {Contractor shall insert list of special provisions that apply}
Schedule of Materials Control
Released for Construction Drawings

RESPONSIBILITIES

The CQM is responsible for ensuring MnDOT certified testers perform the required
testing and the Contractor adheres to the Critical Activity Points.

MnDOT will sign-off on Critical Activity Points and inspect landscaping installation.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to work, a pre-activity meeting will be initiated to ensure that landscaping
items will be installed according to the MnDOT Standards Specifications, permits,
the Materials Control Schedule, the RFC documents, and contract provisions.
The pre-activity must include MnDOTs Environmental Compliance Manager.

2. The CQM shall verify that the Miscellaneous Products Critical Activity Point has
been performed prior to installation of any product. For products that require
Visual Inspection, MnDOT and the CQM shall review these products and develop
procedures and process for evaluating procedures for acceptance.


3. The CQM shall provide test results and certifications that all materials installed
meet the placement requirements of the Schedule of Materials Control. The
CQM shall enter this information into TRACS and provide a hard copy to
MnDOT.

4. Seeding and Fertilizer quantities will be reported by the contractor and a copy of
the quantity report will be submitted to the CQM each time crews are mobilized to


the project. The CQM will verify the accuracy of each report and provide the
information to MnDOT and enter the data into TRACS.




FIGURES AND FORMS

CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 309: Pile Driving
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for observation, inspection,
testing and reporting for installation of steel piles.

SCOPE
Steel piles will be used to support heavily loaded structures for the project including
bridge piers and abutments.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Schedule of Materials Control
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {Contractor shall insert list of special provisions}
Released for Construction Plans

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring MnDOT certified inspectors perform required
observations, testing, and documentation of pile driving activities. The Quality
Assurance inspector will be onsite during all pile driving activities.

MnDOT will provide oversight inspection and verification.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to work, a pre-activity meeting will be initiated to ensure that piling will be
installed according to the MnDOT Standards Specifications, permits, the
Materials Control Schedule, the RFC documents, and contract provisions.

2. In accordance with Specification 2452, the CQM shall verify and submit the Mill
Test Reports and Mill Shipping Papers to MnDOT prior to installation of pile.

3. The CQM shall provide a MnDOT certified bridge inspector to inspect the
installation of the each Test Pile and provide documentation of the test pile
results on form CQP-410F. The CQM shall coordinate the results of the test pile
to the Contractors Lead Design Engineer Structures.


4. The CQM shall provide a MnDOT certified bridge inspector to inspect and
document the installation of each non-test pile on form CQP-409F.



5. The CQM shall immediately report all deviations to the RFC plans to the QM for
resolution.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-409F: Pile Summary Report
CQP-410F: Test Pile Report
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 310: Portland Cement Concrete Batch Plant
Rev , Date


PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for testing, inspection, and
reporting for Portland Cement Concrete Batch Plant Inspections.

SCOPE
Construction quality personnel will perform observations of the batch plants.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
Special Provisions {Contractor to insert list of Special Provisions}
Contract Documents
Schedule of Materials Control
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction


RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for maintaining test records and documents provided by the
contractor.
The certified supplier is responsible for providing MnDOT certified Concrete Plant I
and Concrete Plant II technicians, and providing documentation to the CQM as
required. The supplier is responsible for obtaining and maintaining their certified plant
status.
PROCEDURE

Ready Mix Plant
1. Quality Control testing will be the responsibility of the Plant Quality Supervisor
who will record all information regarding the project in a Quality Logbook. The
logbook will be maintained in accordance with MnDOT 2461 and provide the
following information:

a. Yards produced daily is recorded
b. The appropriate concrete mix is utilized
c. Certified Materials are used
d. Daily moisture and gradation reports are completed
e. MnDOT Form TP 24143-03(2000) is completed and submitted
f. Control Charts will be completed in a manner approved by the
Engineer and will contain the following information:
I. Test data from moisture content of aggregates
II. Gradation Testing



The producer/contractor will test the materials in accordance with the Schedule of
Materials Control and will forward records to the CQM weekly who will forward them to
MnDOT.

The following procedure is to be followed when sampling for the minus #200 test:


a. The samples will be taken from the belt using the MnDOT flat-
nosed sampling scoop.
b. The samples will be taken side by side off the belt.
c. The samples are then placed directly in the pan for testing.

Paving


The CQM or his representative will verify the following:

a. Producer has MnDOT approved mix designs designated for this
project. Aggregate quality source testing has been performed by
MnDOT. The CQM will keep a record of mix designs used on the
project on form CQP- 412F.

b. Plant has calibrated and correlated the testing equipment in
accordance with prescribed MnDOT testing procedures as listed in the
MnDOT Concrete Manual.

c. Coarse and fine aggregate gradations have been completed properly.

d. Producer quality personnel have MnDOT Concrete Plant I and Plant II
certifications.


e. Producer Concrete Level II supervisor is on site at all times or has a
cellular phone in their possession and able to be at the plant in a
reasonable amount of time.

f. Control Charts will be completed in a manner approved by the MnDOT
and will contain the following information:

I. Test data from moisture content of aggregates, total water in
mix, W/C ratio, admixture dosage, and flexural strength are
summarized; gradation and air content are summarized and
plotted on control charts.
II. The control charts contain: date, time, lot and sublot, and
applicable specifications.
III. The charts are a readable size and are displayed on the
testing facility wall.


IV. Batch weight adjustments are noted on the control charts
under a remarks column.

g. Contractors aggregate sources are verified and preliminary tests are
done well in advance of project date.

h. Mix designs are submitted and approved.

i. A concrete Paving Contact Report (FORM2164) is completed.

j. Scales and water meter are calibrated.

k. Verify cementitious materials and admixtures are approved and
sampled

l. Batch trucks are checked and appropriate items are reviewed on Form
433F.

m. Stockpiling and loading of delivered aggregate are monitored and
recorded on Form 433F.

n. Aggregate hopper and scales are reviewed and recorded on Form
433F.

o. Cementitious hopper and scales are checked and recorded on Form
433F.
p. Moisture tests are performed per the schedule of tests and recorded
on the proper form.

q. Gradation tests are performed per the schedule of tests and recorded
on the proper form.

r. Quality tests are obtained.

s. Daily diary including necessary information and recorded on Form
433F.

CQM or his representative will audit that the contractor has documented inspections
with a Batch Plant Observation Form (CQP-433F). This form includes inspection of
plant certification, technicians, certificate of compliance, supervisor logbook, materials,
and general operations.

The producer/contractor will test the materials in accordance with Schedule of Materials
Control \nd will forward records to the CQM weekly who will forward them to MnDOT.





MnDOT testing of materials will be in accordance with Schedule of Materials Control
and will forward records to the CQM weekly.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-412F: Concrete Mix Design Log
CQP-433F: Batch Plant Observation
CQP-222F: Paving Aggregate Worksheet
MnDOT Form TP 24143-03(2000)


CQP 311: Ready Mix Concrete Mix Design
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for preparing Portland Cement
Concrete (PCC) mix designs.

SCOPE
Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) is defined as precast or cast-in-place Portland
cement concrete placed as structural concrete, slope protection, sidewalks, gutters, flat
work, approach slabs, driveways, median barriers, fences, and ditch linings. The
concrete mix design for pavement slabs is addressed in the Portland Cement Paving-
Mix Designs.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Special Provisions {Contractor to insert list of Special Provisions}
Contract Documents
Materials Control Schedule

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for assuring the Agencys Project Manager that only approved
concrete mixes are used on the project. The CQM will retain on file all approved mix
design submittals.

PROCEDURE
1. If allowed by the RFP, the Contractor has three options available pertaining to
concrete job mix proportions:
a. The Contractor may request concrete mix designs and concrete mix
design adjustments from the MnDOT Concrete Engineering Unit. The
mix designs are considered trial mixes.

b. The Contractor may revise the concrete mix designs requested from
MnDOT following mix design procedures stated in {insert Special
Provision} of the Design-Build Modifications to the MnDOT Special
Provisions, as required for the type of concrete used.

c. For all other cases, the Contractor shall produce concrete mix designs
following mix design procedures stated in {insert Special Provision} of
the Design-Build Modifications to the MnDOT Special Provisions, as
required for the type of concrete used.



I. A mix that meets MnDOT specifications for the project: this mix
design can be sent to a MnDOT project representative who will
forward the design to the Concrete Office for verification.

II. A pre-approved mix: this is a mix design that has previously been
used on state projects; advise MnDOT of that project number or
reference.

III. A non-standard mix design: this is a mix design that does not meet
the MnDOT mix design requirements but can be proven to meet the
projects required compressive/flexural strength, air content, etc.
through a trial mix.

IV. A mix containing High Range Water Reducer (HRWR): this is a
structural concrete mix (CQP-311) that has specific requirements
set forth in {insert Special Provision

V. The CQM will ensure that the concrete mix has been designed to
meet the MnDOT Specification 2461 and {insert Special Provision,
and has been submitted to MnDOT on the appropriate form for
review. If it is a Contractor-design mix, it must meet the specific
requirements of {insert Special Provision.

2. The CQM will ensure that the MnDOT mix and strength requirements based on
maximum aggregate size in the mix, and the calculated water-cement ratio are
met. The CQM will ensure that the aggregate testing has been performed in
accordance with MnDOT standards.

3. The CQM will ensure that the materials used (ie. cement, pozzolan, water, and
admixtures) are from MnDOT verified sources.


FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-412F: Concrete Mix Design Log
CQP-413F: Request for Concrete Mix Design Approval




CQP 312: Paving Concrete Mix Design
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for preparing Portland
Cement Concrete Paving Mix Designs.

SCOPE
Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) paving is defined as high performance concrete as
specified in MnDOT 2301 and modified by Special Provision {insert Special Provision if
applicable}.
All Contractor mix designs shall be submitted to the MnDOT Concrete Engineering Unit
for review and preliminary Approval prior to concrete placement on the Project. MnDOT
final approval of the Contractors mix designs shall be based on satisfactory field
placement.
The Contractor is required to contact the MnDOT Concrete Engineering Unit a minimum
of 2 days prior to any mixing so that a MnDOT representative can observe the process.
This same 2-day notification is required prior to any physical testing on hardened
concrete samples. Additionally, any hardened concrete test specimens must be
retained for a minimum of 90 days and be made available for MnDOT.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Special Provisions {Contractor to insert list of special provisions that apply}
Contract Documents
Materials Control Schedule

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for assuring the Agencys Project Manager that only approved
concrete mixes are used on the project. The CQM will retain on file all approved mix
design submittals.

PROCEDURE
1. If allowed by the RFP, the Contractor has three options available pertaining to concrete
job mix proportions:
A. The Contractor may request concrete mix designs and concrete mix
design adjustments from the MnDOT Concrete Engineering Unit. The
mix designs are considered trial mixes.
B. The Contractor may revise the concrete mix designs requested from
MnDOT following mix design procedures stated in {insert special
provision} of the Design-Build Modifications to the MnDOT Special
Provisions, as required for the type of concrete used.


C. For all other cases, the Contractor shall produce concrete mix designs
following mix design procedures stated in {insert special provision} of
the Design-Build Modifications to the MnDOT Special Provisions, as
required for the type of concrete used.

2. The Contractor shall contact MnDOT or designated representative to coordinate
preliminary sampling of aggregate for concrete paving as soon as coarse and
fine aggregate are available for testing. MnDOT will sample and test the
aggregate to verify specific gravity and absorption data and perform other tests
as determined by MnDOT. If Class B or C aggregate is used, the Contractors
aggregate testing shall be in conformance with Special Provisions {insert special
provision}.

3. A minimum of 21 days prior to the commencement of paving operations, the
Contractor shall submit to MnDOT for review and approval. The concrete
pavement placement may commence 15 days after preliminary approval of the
Contractor's concrete pavement mix design and job mix formula (JMF) by
MnDOT (final Approval is based on satisfactory placement in the Project).

4. Structural Concrete Pavement mix designs shall be submitted in accordance with
MnDOT Specification 2461 and Special Provision {insert special provision}

5. High Early mixes shall contain a minimum cement content of 600 lbs per cubic
yard, and a minimum flexural strength of 500 psi or a minimum compressive
strength of 3000 psi within 48 hours.

6. The concrete gradation shall meet the requirements for well graded aggregate in
accordance with Special Provision {insert special provision}.

7. The coarse aggregate is subject to the disincentive set forth in Special Provision
{insert special provision}.

8. The water/cementitious ratio shall conform to the requirements of Table WC-1 of
Special Provisions {insert special provision}

9. The air content for all paving grade concrete shall be 7.0 percent plus or minus
1.5 percent {insert special provision}

10. An approved Type A water reducing concrete admixture may be used at the
discretion of the Contractor. The use of any admixtures other than air entraining
agents and Type A water reducers require the Approval of MnDOT.

11. The materials used (ie. cement, pozzolan, water, and admixtures) are from
MnDOT certified/verified sources.

12. The Contractors quality testing shall be in accordance with Special Provisions
{insert special provision}.



13. The Contractor will seal the joints with Preformed Elastomeric Compression Joint
Seals meeting the requirements of MnDOT Specification 3721.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-412F: Concrete Mix Design Log
CQP-413F: Request for Concrete Mix Design Approval



CQP 313: Structural Concrete Pre-Placement
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for, inspecting, documenting and
reporting for Concrete Pre-placement observations.

SCOPE
This procedure covers concrete pre-placement observations for Portland cement
concrete placed per approved plans and the project documents.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {Contractor to insert list of applicable special provisions}
MnDOT Concrete Manual
Schedule of Materials Control

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring the MnDOT certified testers perform required
testing.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the Contractor adheres to all Critical Activity
Points such as Structural Concrete, Bridges and Walls.

MnDOT will provide inspection of reinforcement.

PROCEDURE
1. The Contractor shall install all items necessary for concrete pre-placement (eg.
forms, rebar).

2. The CQM shall provide MnDOT with copies of all material certifications and
testing results prior to placing concrete.

3. The QC Inspector shall fill out form CQP-417F. The CQM or CAPM shall
perform periodic audits this process.

4. For spread footings, the QC Inspector shall fill out form CQP-411F. The CQM or
CAPM shall perform periodic audits of this process.

5. The CQM shall verify that the appropriate Critical Activity Points have been
performed prior to placing concrete.

6. The CQM shall complete the Daily Field Report (CQP-429F) and enter this
information into the TRACS system.



7. MnDOT will verify that the items have been installed in accordance with the
Contract requirements prior to placing concrete.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-411F: Spread Footing Report
CQP-417F: Concrete Placement Inspection
CQP-428F: 1
st
Time Inspection Report
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 314: Structural Concrete Placement
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for testing, inspecting,
documenting and reporting Structural Concrete Placement.

SCOPE
This procedure covers structural concrete placement or cast-in-place Portland cement
concrete placed in structures per approved plans and the project documents.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {contractor to insert list of applicable special provisions}
MnDOT Concrete Manual
Schedule of Materials Control

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Contractor is responsible for ensuring the Concrete Producer supplies certified
Ready-Mix concrete in accordance with the MnDOT Standard Specifications for
Construction.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring MnDOT certified inspectors perform required
testing of structural concrete placement.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the Contractor adheres to all Critical Activity
Points.

MnDOT will perform acceptance testing and inspection as listed below.

PROCEDURE
1. Structural concrete placement operations shall be performed in conformance of
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction.

2. The QC Inspector shall fill out form CQP-417F. The CQM or CAPM shall
perform periodic audits this process.

3. Prior to any placement of structural concrete, the CQM shall verify that all Critical
Activity Points have been signed-off.



4. Test rates for concrete placement will be performed according to the Schedule of
Materials Control.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-417F: Concrete Placement Inspection
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 315: Sidewalk and Curb Paving
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for testing, inspection, and
reporting of Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) sidewalks and curb and gutter.

SCOPE
This procedure includes procedures regarding the preparation for placing, joint
construction of concrete curbing and walks and concrete finishing and curing
operations.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
Special Provisions {contractor to insert list of applicable special provisions}
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Schedule of Materials Control.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Contractor is responsible for ensuring the concrete producer provides the required,
approved mixes.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring MnDOT certified inspectors perform the required
testing. The CQM is also responsible for ensuring that the Quality Control Inspector
completes form CQP-418 and storing the information in Document Control.

MnDOT will provide inspection of sidewalk and curb and gutter installation.

PROCEDURE
1. The CQM will verify that an approved mix design is used. The CQM will review
the mix design submitted by the producer to the Contractor to ensure that the
inspections and tests and information listed below were performed and the
materials and mixes meet the applicable MnDOT requirements.

2. The CQM will verify all additional materials (steel reinforcement, joint fillers,
concrete cure) are certified materials or originate from MnDOT certified sources.

3. The CQM will verify that the catch basins and structures have been located
properly.

4. The QC Inspector shall complete form CQP-418F for all days work is completed
on the project.

5. MnDOT will provide inspection in the field during Portland Cement Concrete
placement.



6. The Contractor will be required to perform material testing in accordance with the
Materials Control Schedule.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-418F: Sidewalk and Curb Paving
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 316: Concrete Paving
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for testing, inspection,
documentation, and reporting for Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) paving operations.

SCOPE
Portland Cement Concrete pavement (PCC pavement) is defined as cast-in-place
Portland Cement Concrete placed as pavement slabs. This section includes
procedures regarding the preparation for, placement, and finishing operations, and
sealing. This procedure does not include PCC placed in girders, approach slabs,
columns, piles, box culverts, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, or as concrete slope
protection; Structural Concrete Placement (CQP-314) addresses these items.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
Standard Specifications for Construction
Special Provisions {contractor to insert list of applicable special provisions}
RFP Contract Documents
Schedule of Materials Control
MnDOT Laboratory Manual

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Contractor is responsible for supplying a product that meets the MnDOT
requirements for the project, the requirements of this procedure, and all required
documentation.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring properly trained MnDOT certified testers perform
the required tests.

MnDOT is responsible for Verification Testing, inspection, and documentation of
Concrete Paving placement operations.

PROCEDURE
1. Before paving operations begin, the CQM will coordinate with the batch plant
quality personnel to verify the correct, approved mix design is being used.

2. Prior to paving, the QC Inspector shall fill out form CQP-417F. The CQM or
CAPM shall perform periodic audits this process.



3. Prior to paving, the CQM will verify that the Concrete Pavement hold point has
been signed-off.



4. MnDOT will provide verification testing in accordance with the Materials Control
Schedule.

5. MnDOT will provide inspection of the concrete pavement placement operations.

6. The Contractor will conduct testing in accordance with MnDOT Standard
Specifications for Construction at the rate specified by the Schedule of Materials
Control:

a. Gradation: [Contractor to insert rates per the minimums in the Schedule of
Materials Control or at higher rates as desired].

b. Aggregate Moisture: [Contractor to insert rates per the minimums in the
Schedule of Materials Control or at higher rates as desired].

c. Total Moisture in Mixture: [Contractor to insert rates per the minimums in
the Schedule of Materials Control or at higher rates as desired].

d. Slump and Air Test: [Contractor to insert rates per the minimums in the
Schedule of Materials Control or at higher rates as desired].

e. Flexural Strength: [Contractor to insert rates per the minimums in the
Schedule of Materials Control or at higher rates as desired].


7. The CQM will provide all material testing reports on MnDOT approved forms and
will enter the date into MnDOT TRACS system.

8. The CQM will submit test results weekly to Agency on (MnDOT Form 2448-04).


FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 317: Concrete Curing
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality Procedures for concrete curing materials and
practices under the specifications of this project.

SCOPE
Concrete curing materials may include {insert MnDOT allowed curing materials}.
Curing methods are followed in accordance with Concrete Paving Specification 2301.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
Special Provisions {contractor to insert list of applicable special provisions}
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Schedule of Materials Control

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the Contractor adheres to all Critical Activity
Points.

MnDOT will sign-off on all Critical Activity Points and provide verification inspection.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to work, a pre-activity meeting will be initiated to ensure that concrete curing
will be performed in accordance with {insert special provision number} Special
Provisions and MnDOTs Standard Specifications for Construction 2301 for
Concrete Paving.

2. The CQM shall verify that the Miscellaneous Products Critical Activity Point has
been performed prior to using any curing compound. For products that require
Visual Inspection, MnDOT and the CQM shall review these products and develop
procedures and processes for evaluating products for acceptance.

3. The CQM will verify the following: {contractor to modify below}
a. An approved blanket or membrane curing method is used.
i. If the blanket method is used, it will provide an airtight and moisture
proof environment, blankets overlapped 18, and seams sealed
with a windrow of earth.
ii. If membrane method is used :
1. The concrete will be coated immediately after finishing
operations at a rate of 150 ft
2
/gal.
2. The curing compound shall be white pigmented conforming
to the requirements of ASTM Designation: C309, Type 2,
Class B.


3. The resin shall be 100 percent poly-alpha-methylstyrene.
4. The curing compound shall conform to all requirements
according to Table CC-1 in Special Provisions.
5. The curing compound shall be well mixed. Any deficiencies
in cure coverage will be supplemented with the Blanket
Method.

b. The pavement surface and edges are cured as soon as surface conditions
permit, and within 30 min. of removal of any forms.

c. The concrete is cured and protected for at least 72 hours, except that cure
time must be extended to 96 hours when fly ash or Portland-pozzolan
cement substitutions are used.

d. Extreme service membrane cure consisting of white-pigmented, linseed oil
emulsion will be used after September 15
th
.

The CQM shall complete the Daily Field Report (CQP-429F) to record daily inspections
of curing methods.
.
FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 318: Bituminous Plant
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for sampling, inspection,
documentation and reporting of hot mix asphalt (HMA) hot plant inspections.

SCOPE
This procedure deals specifically with HMA hot plant inspection. The HMA hot plant is
defined as drum dryer, burner, bins, belts, pugmill, binder storage tanks, silos, and other
equipment necessary to make HMA from AC binder and coarse and fine aggregates.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
XXXX Special Provisions
XXXX RFP

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Contractor is responsible for ensuring the bituminous subcontractor will provide a
quality program designed to cover all activities, including mix design, process control
inspection, sampling and testing and necessary adjustments in the process that are
related to the production of a Superpave (HMA) pavement which meets the
requirements of the specifications.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the subcontractor provides properly trained
technicians to perform the required sampling, observations, and documentation of
operations at the hot plant. The CQM will review the quality program for the
subcontractor HMA production.

PROCEDURE
1. The bituminous subcontractor will allow MnDOT approved access to all areas
and of the HMA plant.

2. The CQM will ensure that the plant certification procedure is completed annually
after winter suspension and before producing bituminous material.

3. The bituminous subcontractor shall provide the following:

a. Notify the CQM prior to construction to arrange for a plant inspection.
b. Provide a site map of stockpile locations.
c. Provide Asphalt Plant Inspection Report (MnDOT form TP 02142, TP
02143-02) signed by The Bituminous Plant Authorized Agent and Plant
Inspector. By signing the Asphalt Plant Inspection Report, the HMA plant
authorized agent agrees to calibrate and maintain all plant and laboratory
equipment within allowable tolerances set for these specifications and the
MnDOT Bituminous Manual.


d. Provide a MnDOT approved Mixture Design Report prior to production
must be acquired and submit copy to CQCM.

4. The contractor will test the materials in accordance with Schedule of Materials
Control and modifications in RFP Book 2 section 8.X.X, and will forward quality
records to the CQM weekly.

5. Verification companions of bituminous cores, aggregate specific gravity, or TSR
will be tested by quality personnel as necessary (ex. if the results sampled for
verification between subcontractor and MnDOT are out of tolerance).

6. The Contractor will provide mineral filler and additive samples to MnDOT as
required by the Schedule for Materials Control.

7. Quality testing of bituminous materials such as emulsion and binder is the
responsibility of the supplier and random sampling will be arranged by the
MnDOT Chemical Laboratory.

Verification testing of bituminous materials such as asphalt emulsion shall be
obtained from a split of the suppliers sample. Quality personnel will sample the
first shipment of binder for each grade at the start of the years production,
[Contractor to insert rate per the minimums defined in the Schedule of Materials
Control].

8. The CQM will audit the asphalt testing laboratory.

FIGURES AND FORMS
MnDOT Form TP 02142
MnDOT Form TP 02143-02



CQP 319: Bituminous Job Mix Design
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for documentation and reporting
verification of a Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Mixture Design.

SCOPE
HMA is a flexible bituminous pavement consisting of coarse and fine aggregates
cemented together with an asphalt binder product. The contractor shall use only
MnDOT approved HMA designs on the project, except for temporary pavements, where
mix designs may be used at the discretion of the Contractor.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction (2005)
XXXX Special Provisions

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Contractor is responsible for ensuring the bituminous subcontractor submits to
MnDOT the applicable mix design(s) for approval. Bituminous subcontractor will
provide the CQM with documentation to verify that mix design tests, procedures, and
end product conform to 2360 specification.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the subcontractor utilizes properly trained
technicians and performs the applicable MnDOT procedures. The CQM is responsible
for confirming the bituminous subcontractor has adequately tested and submitted the
materials for mix design.

PROCEDURE
1. The Contractor will notify MnDOT of intent to sample aggregate for qualities.

2. The CQM will review the mix design submitted by the bituminous subcontractor
to ensure that the tests and information were performed and documented in
accordance with DBS-2360 (Plant Mixed Asphalt Pavement) outlined in the
Special Provisions.

3. The CQM will ensure a MnDOT approved Mixture Design Report is used for all
paving except for small quantities of material. A Mixture Design Report presents
the JMF (Job Mix Formula) including composite gradation, aggregate component
proportions, and asphalt binder content of the mixture, design air voids, Voids in
Mineral Aggregate, and aggregate bulk specific gravity values. JMF limits will be
shown for: gradation control sieves, percent asphalt binder content, air voids, and
VMA.



4. Verification companions (split of MnDOT verification) will be tested as necessary.

FIGURES AND FORMS
None.



CQP 320: Bituminous Paving
Rev , Date


PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for inspection, testing, and
documentation of bituminous paving operations in the field.

SCOPE
This procedure deals specifically with the inspection, testing, and documentation of
active, non-temporary use, bituminous paving operations on the project.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
Special Provisions {Contractor to insert list of applicable special provisions}
Contract Documents
Schedule of Materials Control
MnDOT Bituminous Manual

RESPONSIBILITIES

The CQM is responsible for ensuring properly trained technicians perform the required
observations, testing, and documentation of HMA product. Technicians performing
process control testing will be certified as a Level I Bituminous Quality Management
(QM) Tester. Individuals performing mix design calculations or mix design adjustments
will be certified as a Level II Bituminous QM Tester. Contractor will have a Level II
Bituminous QM Tester available to make any necessary process adjustments.

The CQM will also ensure that laboratory equipment calibration is current and
operational prior to the beginning of production. The CQM will ensure an approved
Superpave Gyratory Compactor (SGC) is used to conduct quality testing. In addition,
the laboratory will be equipped with a telephone, fax machine and copy machine for use
by the Contractor or MnDOT.

MnDOT will provide field inspection including marking core locations.

PROCEDURE
The CQM will ensure:
1. Pavement types and design standards shall conform to the types defined by
MnDOT in Book 2, Section 8 as listed below:


2. The QC Inspector shall complete from CQP-422F each paving day. The CQM or
CAPM shall audit this processes periodically.



3. Samples of HMA will be taken behind the paver before any compaction has been
placed on the mat according to the following:

a. Minimum sample size of 50 pounds (110 pounds when sampling for TSR).
b. Representative of the mixture.
c. Meet requirements of ASTM D 679 and ASTM D 3665.
d. Samples will be split two ways by quartering.

4. Sampling and testing will be conducted by bituminous paving subcontractor as
outlined in Schedule of Materials Control for this project.

5. Documentation:

a. The bituminous paving subcontractor will maintain daily laboratory test
data summary sheets and control charts on an ongoing basis. Design-
Builder or its subcontractor will number test results in accordance with
standard MnDOT procedures, fax all production test results on test
summary sheets to the District Materials Laboratory, and record on forms
approved/supplied by MnDOT that include the following information:
i. Percent passing on sieves listed in MnDOT Standard Specification
for Construction Table 2360-2.
ii. Coarse and fine aggregate angularity.
iii. Maximum specific gravity (Gmm).
Bulk specific gravity (Gmb).
iv. Percent asphalt binder content (Pb).
v. Calculated production air voids (Va), %Gmm at N initial, %Gmm at
N design, %Gmm at N maximum.
vi. Calculated voids in mineral aggregate (VMA).
vii. Composite aggregate specific gravity (Gsb) reflecting current
proportions.
viii. Aggregate proportions in use at the time of sampling.
ix. Tons where sampled.
x. Cumulative tons.
xi. Tons represented by Test.
xii. Fines to effective asphalt ratio (F/Ae).
xiii. Mixture Moisture Content.

b. The following data will be recorded on the standardized control charts.
i. Blended aggregate gradation, include sieves shown in Table
2360.2-E for specified mixture.
ii. Percent asphalt binder content (P
b
)
iii. Maximum specific gravity (G
mm.
)
iv. Production air voids (V
a
)
v. VMA



c. The bituminous subcontractor quality personnel will summarize daily
laboratory data in weekly and monthly summary reports and enter the
information into MnDOTs TRACS system.

d. The CQM shall collect and retain all tickets (sorted by day) in the project
files. The CQM shall make the tickets available upon MnDOTs request.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-422F: Bituminous Paving Observation
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 321: Third Party Utility Installation
Rev , Date


PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for testing, inspection,
documentation and reporting placement operations of utility relocations within the
project limits.

SCOPE
Specific legal agreements between the Department, the Contractor, and the local
companies or municipalities will identify the extent of the third parties responsibilities
and those of the Department and the Contractor.

The Contractor Utility Coordinator has the responsibility of providing applicable sections
of the agreements to the CQM.

The CQM will direct quality operations based on those agreements.

Sewer and water utility construction will be performed by the Contractor, inspections
and testing of these installations will be performed by the construction quality staff in
accordance with the applicable procedures in this manual.

The remainder of the utility installations will be performed by third party contractors. For
third party installations the CQM is responsible only for documenting work that is
completed in compliance with the utility permit. If the work is not in compliance, then
the CQM will notify the Contractors Project Manager, MnDOT, the Traffic Control
Supervisor and Public Affairs.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
Contract Documents
Master Utility Agreements

RESPONSIBILITIES
The third party utility contractor is responsible to provide design, permitting, traffic
control, inspection, and testing.

The Contractors public relations department is responsible for advance public
notifications if the pending utility work will affect traffic. Coordination with the
Contractors Traffic Control Manager will be required for all utility work which effects
traffic



The CQM is responsible for ensuring properly trained inspectors perform observations
of the field activities performed for utility crossings/installations performed by the utility
company.

PROCEDURE
1. Through random inspections, the CQM will verify the following:
a. The utility is installed at the location, alignment, and depth required.
b. The subgrade was prepared as required by the third party utility and
MnDOT requirements when inside the R/W.
c. The pipes were bedded as required by MnDOT requirements when inside
the R/W.
d. The backfill material met MnDOT requirements when inside the R/W.
e. The backfill was compacted meeting third party utility requirements and
MnDOT requirements when inside the R/W.
f. Pipe and materials met third party utility and MnDOT requirements.
g. Jointing met third party utility and MnDOT requirements.
h. Any concrete placed meets the project requirements to include verification
with proper testing.
i. Verification testing has been performed by the third party testing firm to
ensure compliance with project quality requirements.
j. As-builts are being performed/provided.

2. The quality inspector verifies the utility installation is in accordance with project
plans, and will summarize observations and note any deficiencies in a daily
report. The daily report will include materials used, installation processes, and
any deficiencies from plans, procedures, or permits that may negatively impact
the final product.

3. The CQM shall complete the Daily Report Form (CQP-429F) and enter this
information into MnDOTs TRACS system.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 322: Bridge Removal
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for observations, inspections,
documentation and reporting on bridge demolition and removal.

SCOPE
During the course of the project, previously constructed bridges will require demolition.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Released for Construction Drawings
Special Provisions {Contractor shall list applicable special provisions)

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the Contractors Environmental Compliance
Manager (ECM) has obtained the appropriate environmental clearances.

MnDOT will inspect bridge demolition. MnDOT will report any inspection and
observation concerns to the Contractors Quality Manager.

PROCEDURE
1. The CQM will verify that an approved plan is in place as required prior to any
bridge removal operations.

2. Bridge removal is done per MnDOT Specification 2442 and Special Provision
{enter Special Provision numbers}.

3. Demolition operations are performed prior to installing new structures that could
be damaged by the demolition (unless new construction is necessary to facilitate
the demolition or the plan).

4. The CQM will document any observable physical damage to existing or new
constructed items on the Daily Field Report.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 323: Pre- and Post-Vibration Building
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for observation, monitoring,
and reporting of pre-vibration and post-vibration building observations.

SCOPE
Pre-vibration building observations and documentation will be performed for
construction activities producing vibrations requiring monitoring.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {contractor shall list applicable special provisions}
Vibration Monitoring Plan

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring that pre-vibration and post-vibration building
observations are completed according to the vibration monitoring plan, and that
qualified personnel perform required observations and documentation of structures
requiring pre-vibration building observations.

PROCEDURE
1. The quality inspectors perform required observations and documentation (see
vibration monitoring plan CQP-324) of structures near enough from construction
operations (including blasting) to affect the structure, personal property, or water
wells and according to the Special Provisions {list special provision}, and Book 2
Section 8.X.X.

2. Pre-vibration and post-vibration inspections shall be performed as required to
document conditions (see vibration monitoring procedure CQP-324) of structures
near enough from construction operations (including blasting) to affect the
structure, personal property, or water wells and according to the Special
Provisions {list special provision}, and Book 2 Section 8.X.X.


3. Residents needing prior notice to construction activities causing vibrations levels
possibly affecting the personal property will be addressed in accordance with the
Special Provisions {list special provision}, and Book 2 Section 8.X.X.



4. A finding report will be submitted prior to the start of construction operations, and
at the completion of significant vibration activities.


FIGURES AND FORMS
None.



CQP 324: Vibration Monitoring
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for observation, monitoring,
and reporting of vibration monitoring of construction operations.

SCOPE
Vibration monitoring observations, monitoring, and documentation will be performed for
construction activities producing vibrations requiring monitoring.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {contractor to list applicable special provisions}

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring qualified personnel perform required observations,
monitoring, and documentation of construction activities producing vibrations requiring
monitoring according to the Special Provisions Book 3, {list special provision} and
Section 8.X.X and 8.X.X in the RFP. The Quality Inspector will be onsite during
construction operations which cause ground vibration.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to any blasting operations, verify that the contractor has submitted a
blasting plan three weeks prior to any blasting operations, and has completed a
vibration monitoring plan including all required documentation including
preconstruction surveys.

2. A vibration monitoring plan will be produced by the CQM.

3. Quality personnel will perform side by side vibration monitoring of the contractors
monitoring for blasting events.

4. Vibration monitoring activities will be performed in accordance with the
Specification 2105 and Special Provision {insert special provision}, Section 8.X.X
and 8.X.X in the RFP.


5. The contractor is responsible for completing and submitting shot logs as stated in
{insert special provision}.

6. The CQM or his representative will ensure observations, and monitoring and
documentation is performed.



FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report




CQP 325: Electrical
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for testing, inspection,
documentation and reporting of electrical operations.

SCOPE
Electrical operations include the installation of lighting and intelligent traffic systems.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this quality procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {contractor to list Special Provisions}

RESPONSIBILITIES
The subcontractor installing lighting and intelligent traffic systems is responsible for the
testing of the systems.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring MnDOT certified testers perform required testing
and for ensuring that the Contractor adheres to all Critical Activity Points related to
miscellaneous materials and electrical items.

MnDOT will perform acceptance testing, sign-off on Critical Activity Points, and provide
inspection.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to work, a pre-activity meeting will be initiated to ensure that all electrical
items are installed in accordance with MnDOT Specifications 2545, 2550, and
2565 and Special Provision {insert Special Provision numbers}.

2. Prior to installation of any products, the CQM shall provide material certifications
on all materials. For items that require Visual Inspection, MnDOT and the CQM
shall together review these products the first time the material is delivered to the
project site. The CQM and MnDOT will develop process and procedures to
evaluate future deliveries for project acceptance.

3. MnDOT will perform inspection on electrical items. MnDOT will report any
inspection and observation concerns to the Contractors Quality Manager for
resolution.

DRAWING, FIGURES AND FORMS:


CQP429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 328: Inspection of Delivered Project Material
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish Construction procedures, documentation, and reporting procedures for the
control of received materials used on the project.

SCOPE
Materials received for use on the Project will meet the requirements outlined in the
project documents. The Contractor and its suppliers and sub-suppliers are responsible
for controlling materials used on the project.

The CQM will monitor production and testing processes for third party and sub-suppliers
provided materials. All purchased product will be from suppliers that are on an
approved products list, certified sources, or other MnDOT approved sources, or will be
approved by the MnDOT Project Manager.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {contractor to insert list of applicable special provisions}
Schedule of Materials Control

RESPONSIBILITIES

The CQM is responsible for ensuring MnDOT certified testers perform required testing
and related documentation.


PROCEDURE
1. Inspection of materials delivered to the project will be controlled by
miscellaneous material certifications and testing requirements summarized in the
Schedule of Materials Control and, if applicable, completed before installation on
project.

2. Each time a material listed in Section I through XI is used for the first time on the
project, the Miscellaneous Products Critical Activity Point is to occur (See
CQP002 Critical Activity Points). For products that require Visual Inspection, the
CQM and MnDOT will together review the product the first time the material is
delivered to the Project Site. The CQM and MnDOT will develop processes and
procedures to evaluate future deliveries of the product for acceptance.

3. The contractors/subcontractors having materials delivered will contact their
suppliers to ensure that the material certifications are to be supplied prior to or
with delivery of the material.





4. Supplier certifications will be provided before, or with the delivery of a product
before it is unloaded at the project site. Suppliers may deliver materials without
certification only if the supplier has made arrangements with the contractor to
receive the certifications within 24 hours of delivery.



5. Precast concrete beams, pipes and box culverts, bearing assemblies, steel
reinforcing and epoxy coating, structural steel and galvanizing will be
preapproved by MnDOT through in-plant inspection, as required. Design-Builder
is responsible for receiving all material in satisfactory condition at the project site
and for assuring it meets Contract requirements at the point of placement.

6. Aggregate, bituminous, paving concrete, and Ready-Mix concrete preproduction
and production testing requirements are summarized in the Schedule of
Materials Control.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-428F: Materials Certification Report
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 329: Storm Sewer and Culvert Installation
Rev , Date


PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures and reporting requirements, and
to provide a methodology for inspection of storm sewer installation performed on the
project.

SCOPE
This work shall include: Pipe Sewers and Culverts, Manholes and Catch Basins, and
Rip Rap installation.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction (2005)
Contract Documents
XXXX Special Provisions {contractor to insert list of applicable special provisions}
Schedule of Materials Control
Released for Construction Plans.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the Contractor adheres to all Critical Activity
Points related to storm sewer and culvert construction.

Unless otherwise required by a Utility Agreement or specified in Book 2 or listed below,
MnDOT will provide inspection.

PROCEDURE
1. The Contractor shall provide video inspection of subsurface drains to
demonstrate compliance with MnDOT Standard Plan 5-297-430.

2. Prior to work, a pre-activity meeting will be initiated to ensure that storm sewer
and culvert construction will be performed in accordance with MnDOT
Specifications, the Materials Control Schedule, the RFC documents, and contract
provisions.

3. Prior to installing any pipe and drainage structures, the CQM shall verify that the
Delivery of Pipe Critical Activity Point has been signed off.

4. The QC Inspector shall verify the survey location of all manholes and structures
prior to pipe installation.



5. MnDOT will inspect storm sewer and culvert installation and report any
inspection and observations to the Contractors Quality Manager for resolution.

6. The QC Inspector shall complete form CQP-425F weekly and enter this
documentation into TRACS.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-425F: Weekly Storm Sewer and Culvert Quantities
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report



CQP 330: Building Demolition
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish the required Construction Quality procedures for observations, inspections,
testing, documentation, and reporting on demolition operations.

SCOPE
During the course of the project, previously constructed items and some naturally
occurring items will require demolition. This procedure covers removal and/or
demolition of the items identified by the Book 2 {insert item locations}

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
{contractor to list applicable special provisions}

RESPONSIBILITIES
It is the responsibility of MnDOT to perform hazardous material assessment/inspection
of the building to be removed on the project. MnDOT will inspect building demolition
and report any inspection and observation concerns to the QM for resolution.

The Contractor is responsible for the demolition and disposal or moving of structures
identified by the RFP.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the buildings are ready for demolition in
accordance with the following procedures.

PROCEDURE
1. CQM shall provide documentation that the Contractor has obtained all the
necessary permits for demolition operations.

2. CQM will ensure all regulated waste disposal is performed in compliance with
MnDOT Specification 2104 and DBS-2104.

3. Construction quality personnel are not responsible for inspection of tank pull
operations. The Contractor will confirm with internal departments (Environmental)
that petroleum tanks are removed per the DBS-2104 specification.

FIGURES AND FORMS
CQP-429F: Daily Field Report


CQP 332: Edge Drain Inspection
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures for inspection and reporting
requirements for edge drain inspection operations preformed on the project.

SCOPE
Edge drain inspection applies to the post installation of the subcut drainage system
installed on this project.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this quality procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction (2005)
XXXX Project RFP Book 2, 8.X.X

RESPONSIBILITIES
The contractor shall supply the video equipment to perform the taping as required. The
contractor shall submit the required documentation to the department.

The CQM is responsible for ensuring capable personnel perform the required
videotaping of the edge drains.

PROCEDURE
1. The contractor will videotape all subsurface drains using a video camera.

2. Videotaping of the subsurface drains will take place after all placing and grading
around the subsurface headwall is complete.

3. The entire inner circumference of the pipe from the camera to at least 3 feet
ahead of the camera must clearly be shown.

4. The camera shall be advanced at a rate no greater than 1 foot per second.

5. Video must be indexed with the following information:

a. Documented location of the outlets and headwall using GPS determined
coordinates.
b. Distance inspected.

6. The video must be provided in digital MPEG-1 or MPEG-4 format.

7. A separate video file must be provided for each pipe run.



8. The following defects greater that 25 percent of the inner diameter shall be
identified, indexed, and labeled:
a. Breaks
b. Cracks
c. Separations
d. Deflections
e. Crushing

9. At any defect, it is required that the camera be positioned so that the defect can
be clearly viewed and video recorded no less than 5 seconds for proper
assessment.

10. Any defects listed in the above item 8, greater than 25%, shall be replaced by the
contractor.

DRAWING, FIGURES AND FORMS
None



CQP 334: Fence Installation
Rev , Date

PURPOSE
To establish required Construction Quality procedures and reporting requirements, and
provide a methodology checking the fence installation.

SCOPE
This shall include all types of fence installed on the project.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents are referenced in this Quality Procedure:
MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
Contract Documents
Special Provisions {contractor to list applicable special provisions}
Schedule of Materials Control
Released for Construction Plans

RESPONSIBILITIES
The CQM is responsible for ensuring that the Contractor adheres to all Critical Activity
Points.

MnDOT will sign-off on Critical Activity Points and perform inspection.

PROCEDURE
1. Prior to work, a pre-activity meeting will be initiated to ensure that fence
installation will be performed in accordance with the MnDOT Specifications,
Released for Construction Plans, Materials Control Schedule and contract
documents.

2. No fence installation will occur until the Miscellaneous Products Critical Activity
Point has been signed-off on all fence items.

3. Once the fencing contractor installs the initial 100 to 200 section of a given type
of fence, the CQM will be contacted for review.


4. The contractor, CQM, and MnDOT inspector will review the section of fence for
acceptance. The CQM will complete Form CQP440F after the review and any
needed corrections.

5. Future installation of fence is to equal or better the section of fence first reviewed.


FIGURES AND FORMS


CQP440F: Fencing Observation




CQP 335: Steel Fabrication Non-Conformances
Rev , Date


PURPOSE
To document the presence of nonconforming items related to steel fabrication and their
resolution.
SCOPE
This procedure will be used when the fabrication of structural steel is found to not meet
requirements of the project or not meet quality requirements of the fabricators approved
Quality Control Plan (QCP).

RELATED DOCUMENTS
The following documents coordinate with this Quality Procedure:
1. QM5.0 Nonconformances

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Quality Manager (QM), or designee, is responsible for reviewing and approving
the Fabricators QCP prior to beginning fabrication of Project elements. The QM is
also responsible for the inclusion of all NCR documentation in the Contractors
document management system.

The Fabricator is responsible for generating all nonconformances and notifying the
MnDOT Onsite QA Inspector of those nonconformances. The Fabricator is also
responsible for making the required repairs to complete the NCR process.

MnDOTs structural metals inspection staff will provide quality assurance inspection
at the fabricators plant on this Project. The MnDOT Onsite QA Inspector is
responsible for notifying the MnDOT Structural Metals and Bridge Inspection
Engineer when NCRs have been generated. The MnDOT Structural Metals and
Bridge Inspection Engineer is responsible for coordinating and processing all NCRs
with other MnDOT personnel.

PROCEDURE
The procedures outlined below are to be used to process all structural metals
nonconformances. Nonconformances are classified as follows:

Level 1 NCRs with applicable pre-approved repairs. This level is used to
authorize repairs not in compliance with the specifications, applicable codes, and/or
approved shop drawings but do not affect the integrity of the design. This process is
conditional on the required repair procedures being included in the Fabricators
approved QCP. If the procedures are absent from the approved QCP, this type of NCR
will follow the Level 2 process.



When a nonconformance is identified, the NCR is generated by the Fabricator.

The NCR is approved by the MnDOT Onsite QA Inspector.

The Fabricator will supply a copy of the completed NCR to the MnDOT QA Inspector
and the QM for their records.

Level 2 NCRs without pre-approved repairs. This level is used to identify items
that are fabricated incorrectly but do not affect the integrity of the design.

When a nonconformance is identified, the NCR is generated by the Fabricator.

The Fabricator will send the NCR to the MnDOT Onsite QA Inspector and the QM.

The MnDOT Onsite QA Inspector will fill out a Request for Deviation and submit the
NCR to the MnDOT Structural Metals and Bridge Inspection Engineer who will
perform a technical review and recommend the NCR for Acceptance.

The QM shall notify the MnDOT Structural Metals and Bridge Inspection Engineer if
they have concerns with the NCR or proposed recommendation.

The MnDOT Structural Metals and Bridge Inspection Engineer will forward the NCR to
the MnDOT Bridge Construction and Maintenance Engineer for Acceptance.

After the NCR is Accepted, the MnDOT Structural Metals and Bridge Inspection
Engineer will send the NCR to the QM and the MnDOT Onsite QA Inspector, who will
forward the NCR to the Fabricator.

The Fabricator will provide the MnDOT Onsite QA Inspector and the QM with a copy
of the completed NCR for their records.

Level 3 NCRs that affect the integrity of the design. This level is used to identify
items that are not in compliance with the design.

When a nonconformance is identified, the NCR is generated by the Fabricator.

The NCR is reviewed by the MnDOT Onsite QA Inspector who fills out a Request for
Deviation.

The NCR and Request for Deviation are forwarded to the MnDOT Structural Metals
and Bridge Inspection Engineer who forwards the NCR and Request for Deviation to
the QM for review and approval of the design change. A copy of the NCR and Request
for Deviation is sent to the MnDOT Oversight Quality Management Specialist.



The QM then sends the approved NCR back to the MnDOT Structural Metals and
Bridge Inspection Engineer who forwards the NCR to the MnDOT Bridge Maintenance
and Construction Engineer for Acceptance.

After the NCR is Accepted, the MnDOT Structural Metals and Bridge Inspection
Engineer sends the NCR to the MnDOT Onsite QA Inspector who will forward the NCR
to the Fabricator.

The Fabricator will provide a copy of the completed NCR to the QM for final approval
with a copy to the MnDOT Onsite QA Inspector and the MnDOT Oversight Quality
Management Specialist for their records.


DISPOSITION
All NCR documentation is stored in Document Control after the completion of the
NCRs.

FIGURES AND FORMS
The Figures and Forms section, when used, lists the titles and numbers of all forms
and figures necessary to implement the procedure.