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SDDOT Materials Manual - This manual includes the Department's Minimum Certification/Sampling & Testing requirements and the testing procedures used by it's employees when testing construction materials. A hard copy of the manual may be purchased from the Office of Materials & Surfacing at a cost of $100.00.

  • Preface
  • Organization & Functions
  • RSTC TOC - Required Samples, Tests & Certificates (RSTC)
  • MSTR TOC - Minimum Sample & Test Requirements (MSTR)
  • Manual Changes
  • Section 100 - Soils
    • Table of Contents
    • SD 101 Soil Sample Preparation
    • SD 102 Analysis of Soils (Colloid)
    • SD 103 Soil Classification
    • SD 104 Moisture-Density Tests
    • SD 105 Density by Sand Cone
    • SD 106 Density by Rubber Balloon
    • SD 107 Direct Shear Test of Soils Under Consolidated Drained Conditions
    • SD 108 Moisture Content Determinations
    • SD 109 One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils
    • SD 110 Modified Sand Cone Density
    • SD 111 Blank
    • SD 112 Blank
    • SD 113 Blank
    • SD 114 Determination of In-place Density of Soils & Aggregates by Nuclear Method (Shallow Depth)
    • SD 115 Blank
    • SD 116 Blank

  • Section 200 - Aggregates
    • Table of Contents
    • SD 201 Sampling
    • SD 202 Sieve Analysis
    • SD 203 Method of Test for Flakiness Index
    • SD 204 Method of Test for Abrasion of Small-Size Coarse Aggregate by use of the Los Angeles Machine
    • SD 205 Unit Weight and Voids in Aggregates
    • SD 206 Material Finer than #200 (0.075 mm) Sieve
    • SD 207 L.L., P.L. and P.I.
    • SD 208 Particles Less than 1.95 Specific Gravity in Fine Aggregates
    • SD 209 Specific Gravity and Absorption in Fine Aggregate
    • SD 210 Specific Gravity and Absorption in Coarse Aggregate
    • SD 211 Crushed Particles
    • SD 212 Method of Test for Flat & Elongated Particles
    • SD 213 Reducing Samples to Testing Size
    • SD 214 Particles Less than 1.95 Specific Gravity in Coarse Aggregate
    • SD 215 Clay Pulverization
    • SD 216 Chocolate Rock in Coarse Aggregate
    • SD 217 Method of Test for Fine Aggregate Angularity
    • SD 218 Scratch Hardness of Coarse Aggregate
    • SD 219 Method of Test for Determining Target Dry Density & In-Place Density of Salvaged/Recycled Materials Using the Nuclear Meter (Test strip)
    • SD 220 Sodium Sulfate Soundness of Aggregates
    • SD 221 Method of Test for Sand Equivalent of Fine Aggregate

  • Section 300 - Asphalt
    • Table of Contents
    • SD 301 Sampling Asphalt Materials
    • SD 302 Compatibility of Hot Poured Rubber Asphalt Sealer with Asphalt Concrete
    • SD 303 Linear Shrinkage of Filler
    • SD 304 Water Asphalt Preferential (WAP)
    • SD 305 Method of Test for Determining the Moisture Content in Uncompacted Bituminous Paving Mixtures
    • SD 306 Method of Test for Determining the Draindown Percent in Uncompacted Bituminous Paving Mixture
    • SD 307 Method of Determining Cutout Calibration Check for In-Place Nuclear Density Testing
    • SD 308 Density - Bituminous Treated Aggregate
    • SD 309 Moisture Sensitivity of Compacted Bituminous Paving Mixtures
    • SD 310 Residue of Specified Penetration
    • SD 311 Method of Test for Field Density Determination of Asphalt Concrete by Nuclear Gauge
    • SD 312 Standard Density of Asphalt Concrete by Maximum Theoretical Specific Gravity
    • SD 313 Standard Unit Weight of Asphalt Concrete by Marshall Method
    • SD 314 Daily Asphalt Binder Content
    • SD 315 Field Density Determination by Coring Method
    • SD 316 South Dakota Asphalt Concrete Marshall Mix Design Procedure
    • SD 317 Procedure for Evaluating Quality Control Test Results of Aggregate Gradations, Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity, and Bulk Specific Gravity of Asphalt Concrete Mixes
    • SD 318 Method of Test for Density and Air Voids of Asphalt Concrete by the Gyratory Method
    • SD 319 South Dakota Asphalt Concrete Gyratory Mix Design Procedure

  • Section 400 - Concrete
    • Table of Contents
    • SD 401 Sampling Portland Cement & Fly Ash in the Field
    • SD 402 Sampling Fresh Concrete
    • SD 403 Air Content - Freshly Mixed Concrete
    • SD 404 Slump Test
    • SD 405 Making & Curing Cylinders & Beams
    • SD 406 Test for Air Entraining Agent
    • SD 407 Blank
    • SD 408 Methods of Test for Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete
    • SD 409 Rebound Hammer Test
    • SD 410 Flexural Strength of Concrete
    • SD 411 Unit Weight of Concrete
    • SD 412 Blank
    • SD 413 Checking Contractor's 25' (7.62 m) California Style Profilograph
    • SD 414 Turbidity of Water
    • SD 415 Dissolved Solids in Water
    • SD 416 Portland Cement Mill Certification
    • SD 417 Surface Smoothness of PCC Pavement & Bridge Decks
    • SD 418 Measuring Depth of Grooves
    • SD 419 Density of Low Slump Concrete
    • SD 420 Compressive Strength of Concrete
    • SD 421 Checking In-Place Silicone Sealant
    • SD 422 Checking Sandblast of Contractor's Joints
    • SD 423 Drilled Shaft Slump Test

  • Section 500 - Miscellaneous
    • Table of Contents
    • SD 501 Sampling Paint
    • SD 502 Lime Mill Certification
    • SD 503 Procedure for Testing Direct Tension Indicators
    • SD 504 Measuring Thickness of Coatings
    • SD 505 Procedure for Wrench Calibration & Snug Tightening
    • SD 506 Core Sampling Timber
    • SD 507 Procedure for Rotational Capacity Testing for High Strength Bolts
    • SD 508 Sampling Glass Beads in Bulk Containers
    • SD 509 Testing Linseed Oil Base Emulsion Curing Compound
    • SD 510 Procedure for Determining Roundness of Glass Beads
    • SD 511 Blank
    • SD 512 Method of Sampling Seed
    • SD 513 Procedure for Testing of Deformed Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
    • SD 514 Procedure for Testing of Uncoated Seven-Wire Cable Pretensioning Reinforcement

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