Construction and Materials Manuals

ADOT Materials Testing Manual

The Materials Testing Manual has been prepared for the purpose of standardizing sampling and testing procedures in the various laboratories for conformance to Arizona Department of Transportation specifications.

ADOT Materials Practice and Procedure Directives (PPD) Manual
The Materials Practice and Procedure Directives Manual has been prepared for the purpose of establishing uniform practices regarding materials for construction projects.  In accordance with Stored Specification 106QCMAT, any reference to ADOT Materials Policy and Procedure Directives elsewhere in this manual shall be understood to mean ADOT Materials Practice and Procedure Directives.
ADOT Construction Manual

The ADOT Construction Manual is based on the Arizona Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction and is organized in the same manner.

The Construction Manual is a manual of administration practices and inspection procedures. The manual is written primarily for the inspector, office personnel, project supervisor and resident engineer who need more insight into the intent and application of ADOT construction specifications. The Construction Manual should not be the first reference an inspector, project supervisor or resident engineer consults when a difficult issue arises at the project site. The Supplemental Agreements, Special Provisions, Project Plans, Standard Drawings and Standard Specifications should be used in conjunction with the Construction Manual.

ADOT Preliminary Engineering and Design
The Materials Preliminary Engineering and Design Manual has been developed and issued most recently in its entirety in March of 1989 as the Third Guide.  This manual incorporates the “1986 AASHTO Guide for Design of Pavement Structures”, adapted to ADOT’s experience and practice, and also for the soil and climate conditions found in our state.
Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.