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Construction Specifications

Construction SpecsThe current approved version of the City’s Construction Specifications references the 2015 Caltrans Standard Specifications when possible. The Construction Specifications are used by the development industry as well as the City’s capital improvement program. Many public agencies reference the Caltrans Standard  Specifications since Caltrans dedicates a significant amount of resources to keep their Specifications up-to-date by correcting known deficiencies and/or reflecting current industry practices. In 2015, Caltrans made significant changes to their Standard  Specifications.

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Revised Construction Specifications

Section Number Section Title Approval Date
 6-16.04, 1-3  Underground Service Alert (USA)

Improvement Standards

Improvement StandardsThe City’s Improvement Standards provides guidance and design standards primarily for the purpose of helping land developers with their subdivision projects.

The current approved version of the City’s Improvement Standards has made significant changes to the ease of use of the document by providing a single searchable document. It also updated numerous outdated requirements that remained from standards that were adopted when the City incorporated in July 2000.

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Standard Details and Drawings

Standard Drawings

Standard Details and Drawings are used when the same design or construction feature is used multiple times. It prevents needless re-engineering of common details and allows for consistent and repeatable construction details.

The current approved version of the City’s Standard Details and Drawings has deleted numerous drawings because they have become obsolete. Other details or drawings were modified or new ones were created to reflect new requirements and practices.

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