Part H of the Manual covers the various aspects of structural design. It presents the
structural design criteria, standards, policies and procedures to the Designer of Public
Works structures. These are intended as guidelines. Each structural project should be
considered unique. Although the criteria listed herein should be followed insofar as
possible, they cannot supplant the need for the application of sound engineering judgment
by the Engineer.
H 100 INTRODUCTION
General responsibility and function; standards; codes and
specifications; cost studies; advance planning; structural design process; plan
preparation, checking and processing procedures; permits; structure inspection and
maintenance; and computer applications.
H 200 GENERAL FEATURES OF DESIGN
Underground conduits; open channel structures; bridges-general;
vehicular bridges; pedestrian bridges; bikeway bridges; railroad bridges; and
H 300 DESIGN LOADS AND DISTRIBUTION OF LOADS
General requirements; dead load; live load; impact and vibration;
overload; seismic forces; earth pressures; and other loads and forces.
H 400 MATERIALS AND DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
Concrete; masonry; timber; steel; and aluminum.
H 500 FOUNDATIONS AND RETAINING STRUCTURES
Piles; footings; abutments; and retaining walls.
H 600 (FUTURE)
H 700 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
General; supplemental guidelines for construction controls;
construction schedule; shop drawings; pile installation; field inspection of
post-tensioned concrete; change orders; and final inspection.