STRUCTURAL DESIGN MANUAL - PART H       

PREFACE

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.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

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 miscellaneous structures.

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.

INDEX

APPENDICES

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