TC - SECTION 4: CONTROL OF WORK

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TC-4.01 WORKING DRAWINGS

(a) General. The PlansThe official drawings issued by the Administration as part of the Contract Documents, including those incorporated in the Contract Documents by reference. shall be supplemented by working drawings as necessary to adequately control the work. All authorized alterations affecting the requirements and information given on the working drawings shall be in writing to the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him.. When reference is made to the working drawings, the interpretation shall be the working drawings as affected by all authorized alterations then in effect.
Working drawings shall show details of all structures, lines, grades, typical cross section of roadway, general cross sections, location, and designation of all units and elements.
The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall provide, at no additional cost to the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02., all required working drawings and shall have them adequately checked, after which they shall be submitted to the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. for review. The EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. may reject working drawings and return them for revisions, in which case the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall submit revised working drawings as required. No items involving the drawings shall be incorporated into the work until the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. has accepted the drawings for use; however, acceptance shall not relieve the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. of any responsibility in connection with them. All working drawings shall be furnished in duplicate for preliminary examination for projects prepared by the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. and in triplicate for projects prepared by consultant engineering firms for the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.. After the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. has accepted working drawings for use, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall furnish additional copies as requested.
All working drawings shall be on sheets measuring 22 by 34 in. or 24 by 36 in. and shall have a standard title block at the lower right corner approximately 4 by 8 in. (2 in. for the revision column on the left side and the remaining 6 in. for the title) indicating the following information in the order named:


Name of ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. (and subcontractor, if applicable)
Address of ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. (and subcontractor, if applicable)
Sheet Title (Reinforcement Details, etc.)
Name of Structure
Crossing
For (Maryland State Highway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.)
By (Indicate name of ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement.'s official or engineer, or other parties authorized to sign official documents.)


List all AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. Contract numbers, complete Federal Aid number, if any, and the date the drawing was completed. The left portion of the title block shall be headed "Revisions" and the space used as needed.
Working drawings for standard scuppers are not required. A sketch or statement specifying the type and number of standard scuppers required and the length of the downspout is acceptable.
The working drawings shall be submitted for review to the applicable Director's Office. A copy of the transmittal letter shall be forwarded to the appropriate District EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him.. The number of working drawings to be furnished shall be as specified above and addressed to one of the following:


Maryland State Highway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.
Director, Office of StructuresBridges, culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, retaining walls, cribbing, manholes, end walls, buildings, sewers, service pipes, underdrains, foundation drains, steps, fences, and other features that may be encountered in the work and not otherwise classified.
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore MD 21202
(Refer to Category 400 of the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof for working drawing submissions.)


Maryland State Highway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.
Director, Office of Construction
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover MD 21076


Maryland State Highway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.
Director, Office of Environmental Design
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore MD 21202


Maryland State Highway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.
Director, Office of Highway Development
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore MD 21202


Maryland State Highway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.
Director, Office of Maintenance
7491 Connelley Drive
Hanover MD 21076


Maryland State Highway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.
Director, Office of Materials Technology
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover MD 21076


Maryland State Highway AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.
Director, Office of Traffic and Safety
7491 Connelley Drive
Hanover MD 21076
(Refer to Category 800 of the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof for working drawing submissions.)


(b) Working DrawingsStress sheets, shop drawings, fabrication details, erection plans, plans for false work, forms, centering, cribs, cofferdams and masonry layouts, bending and placing drawings, bar schedules for reinforcement steel, and any other supplementary plans or similar data that the Contractor may be required to furnish. for Falsework Systems. Falsework systems (design, plans, and construction) shall be the responsibility of the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement., including submitting and obtaining written acceptance of the design and plans by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. before erection.
The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall utilize a professional engineer (P.E.) registered in the State of Maryland who has at least five years experience in falsework design for bridge construction and repair. The falsework design calculations and plans shall be signed by the P.E. and bear the seal of the P.E. The submittal of the design and falsework plans shall include the P.E.'s resume showing evidence of the required experience.
The P.E.’s plans and design calculations shall evaluate and qualify all products and components including manufactured products and proprietary items for their intended service. Acceptance by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. of falsework systems shall not in any way relieve the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. of the responsibility for the safety and adequacy of the design and construction for the falsework systems and operations, including all components.
Every structure in the construction Contract will require a separate falsework design analysis, separate plans, and design submittal as set forth above. This applies even though structures may appear to be identical.
Each falsework system shall be designed to support all vertical and horizontal loading with enough redundancy to prevent progressive failure. Vertical loading, differential settlement forces, live load where applicable, and all horizontal, lateral, and longitudinal forces shall be taken into account. Unbalanced temporary loading caused by placement sequence shall also be provided for in the design. Adequate diagonal bracing in all planes shall be employed.
All falsework systems (designs, plans, and construction) shall provide for adequate foundations with bearings below the frost line or on rock or on piling, and for possible settlement. If additional subsurface data is necessary, it shall be obtained and analyzed for proper design of the plans and performance of construction.
Falsework designs and plans shall include protection against impact from uncontrolled highway vehicles, accidental collision of a crane boom or other construction equipment and vehicles, traffic vibration, flood waters, high winds, and any other envisioned contingent situations.


TC-4.02 FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PROJECT

GP-5.12 (Failure to Maintain Entire Project) is not applicable to AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. Contracts. The provisions of this TC shall apply.
If the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement., at any time, fails to respond to the provisions of GP-5.11 (Maintenance of Work During Construction), the procurement officer will immediately notify the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. to comply with the required maintenance provisions. If corrective actions do not begin within four hours after receipt of the notice, the procurement officer may:
(a) Notify the contractor to suspend all other work until the unsatisfactory maintenance is corrected, or
(b) Proceed at anytime with adequate forces and equipment to maintain the project. The entire cost of this maintenance will be deducted from monies due the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. on the next progress payment.


TC-4.03 USE AND POSSESSION PRIOR TO COMPLETION

In addition to the provisions of GP-7.15 (Use and Possession Prior to Completion) the following will apply on AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. Contracts:
Upon written authorization of the procurement officer, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. may be relieved of maintenance during the time the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. has taken possession. Any portion of the work that may be disturbed or damaged shall be restored at respective Contract prices for items involved, or on the basis of a predetermined arrangement entered into by the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. and procurement officer before the performance of the restoration work.


TC-4.04 SUSPENSION OF WORK

In addition to the provisions of GP-8.07 (Suspension of Work), the following shall apply on AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. Contracts.
The EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. will have the authority to suspend the work wholly or in part due to the failure of the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. to correct conditions unsafe for the workers or the general public; for failure to carry out the requirements of the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof, or as directed in conformance with the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof for conditions considered unsuitable for the prosecution of the work.


TC-4.05 DISPUTE MEDIATION

When a dispute arises out of or relates to the Contract or breach thereof, and if the dispute cannot be settled through negotiation or the partnering issue resolution process, either party may first elect to try in good faith to settle the dispute by nonbinding mediation administered by a mutually agreed upon qualified mediator before proceeding with other dispute resolution procedures including litigation.


SPECIAL PROVISION INSERTS

The following Special Provision Inserts update TC Section 4 after the official publication of the Standard SpecificationA written description of functional characteristics, or the nature of a construction item to be procured. It may include a. Updated documents may be found within the Standard and Supplemental Specifications for Construction and Materials on the MDOTMaryland Department of Transportation SHA web page.

TC — 4.02 Failure to Maintain Project. Dated 5/30/2017.