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Const. Facilities & Controls

Const. Facilities & Controls

(Section 01500)



A. Contractor shall provide all materials, labor, equipment, transportation, fees, permits and other items required to provide construction facilities and temporary controls as indicated or as required to accomplish Work of other sections of these specifications. All construction facilities and temporary controls shall be in accordance with applicable regulations and as specified herein.

B. Construction facilities and temporary controls includes, but is not limited to the following:      1. Temporary Utilities

     2. Sanitary Facilities

     3. Barriers and Enclosures

     4. Protection of Installed Work

     5. Dust, Water and Noise Control

     6. Construction Cleaning  

     7. Project Identification

     8. Traffic Regulation

     9. Removal of Construction Facilities and Temporary Controls


A. Section 01005 - Administrative Provisions.


A. The applicable provisions of the latest editions of the References listed below shall govern the Work covered under this Section, unless there is a conflict between said References and the requirements of this Section. In the case of such a conflict, the requirements of this Section shall apply.

B. American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

C. American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)

D. National Electrical Code (NEC)

E. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

F. Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

G. Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division (UOSHD).

H. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

I. Utah Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridges (UDOT)

J. Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

K. Midvale City Corporation Standard Construction Details


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A. Comply with federal, state, and local codes and regulations.

B. All working conditions shall be in accordance with the "Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division", latest edition, or other Laws or Regulations which apply.

C. Salt Lake County requirements shall govern for all work in Salt Lake County road right-of-ways:

     1. All work shall conform to the applicable standards, regulations, and requirements of the Salt Lake County Public Works Department.

     2. Permits shall be obtained and paid for by the Contractor.

     3. License and Permit Bond, without cancellation clause, in an amount and form prescribed by the Salt Lake County Department of Public Works, shall be provided by the Contractor in connection with excavations in Salt Lake County Right-of-Way.

D. Utah Department of Transportation requirements shall govern for all work in Utah Department of Transportation highway right-of-ways:

     1. All work shall conform to the applicable standards, regulations and requirements of the Utah Department of Transportation, including the Specifications for Excavation on State Highways.

     2. Permits shall be obtained and paid for by the Contractor.

     3. License and Permit Bond, without cancellation clause, in an amount and form prescribed by the Utah Department of Transportation, shall be provided by the Contractor in connection with his excavations on Utah Department of Transportation Right-of-Way.

E. Utah Department of Transportation requirements in Salt Lake County Roads:

     1. Where reference is made to Utah Department of Transportation standards in these Specifications for work on Salt Lake County roads, the work shall conform to the applicable Utah Department of Transportation standards.


A. Contractor shall be responsible for proper storage of all equipment and materials to be provided as part of this specification in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations an shall be responsible for security and proper handling of such equipment and materials at the project site.

B. Any materials lost, stolen, or damaged prior to Midvale City's final acceptance are to be replaced or repaired to the Owner's satisfaction by the Contractor at no additional cost to the Owner.


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A. Contractor shall provide all materials for accomplishing the Work of this Section in accordance with applicable standards and regulations and as specified herein.



A. It shall be the Contractor's sole responsibility to locate all (whether or not shown on the Drawings) existing water, sanitary sewer, storm drain, gas lines, electrical and telephone conduit and other underground utilities with their existing house service connections, and all other underground structures in order that no damage or loss of service will result from interference with existing lines.

B. Contractor shall review all available drawings, notes, and information available on the location of underground lines and structures to determine the location of existing facilities.

C. Have an electronic pipe finder on the job at all times and mark all lines on the road ahead of the excavating machine.

D. Blue Stakes Location Center shall be contacted 48 hours before any excavation is commenced. Phone 532-5000 for assistance.

E. Mark with paint any existing cracks on concrete along which work will take place, in order to determine after the construction is completed whether such damage was caused by the operations of the Contractor or had occurred previously. Any concrete showing unmarked cracks upon completion of construction shall be evidence of damage caused by the Contractor, and shall be replaced or repaired to the satisfaction of the Owner of the damaged concrete, at the Contractor's sole expense.

F. All fences removed for excavation shall be returned to their original condition except that damaged portions will be replaced with new fencing at the Contractor's expense.

G. Obtain all required permits.


A. General

     1. All gas, sanitary sewer, storm drain, water and other pipelines, flumes and ditches of metal, wood or concrete, underground electrical conduits and telephone cable, and all walks, curbs, and other improvements encountered in during any excavation shall be supported, maintained and protected from injury or interruption of service until backfill is complete and settlement has taken place.

     2. If any existing facility is damaged or interrupted, promptly after becoming aware thereof and before performing any Work affected thereby, identify the owner of such existing facility, and give written notice thereof to that owner and to Midvale City. Indemnify the Owner from any and all damages resulting from damaged facilities.

     3. All damage, injury or loss resulting from lack of adequate protection, barricades, sheeting, bracing, and shoring shall be the responsibility of the Contractor; and the Contractor shall effect all necessary repairs or reconstruction resulting from such damage.


A. Temporary Utilities

     1. Electricity, Lighting:

          a. Provide service required for construction operations, with branch wiring and distribution boxes located to allow service and lighting by means of construction-type power cords.


          b. Provide lighting for construction operations.

          c. Existing and permanent lighting may be used during construction. Maintain lighting and make routine repairs.

     2. Heat, Ventilation:

          a. Provide as required to maintain specified conditions for construction operations, to protect materials and finishes from damage due to temperature or humidity.

          b. Provide ventilation of enclosed areas to cure materials, to disperse humidity, and to prevent accumulations of dust, fumes, vapors, or gasses.

     3. Telephone Service:

          a. Provide telephone service to field office if such office is required.

     4. Water:

          a. Provide service required for construction operations. Extend branch piping with outlets located so that water is available by use of hoses.

          b. Should construction take place during the irrigating season, maintain the irrigation systems with temporary pipes, ditches and turnouts as required by irrigation users to deliver irrigation water to the affected properties as was being done prior to the disruption of the irrigation system(s) by the Contractor's work.

B. Sanitary Facilities

      1. Provide and maintain required facilities and enclosures.

C Barriers and Enclosures

     1. Provide as required to prevent public entry to construction areas, to provide for Owner's use of site, and to protect existing facilities and adjacent properties from damage from construction operations.

     2. Provide 6 foot high fence around construction site; equip with vehicular and pedestrian gates with locks. Construction: Commercial grade chain link fence.

     3. Provide barricades and covered walkways as required by governing authorities for public rights-of-way and for public access to existing building(s).

     4. Provide barriers around trees and plants designated to remain. Protect against vehicular traffic, stored materials, dumping, chemically injurious materials, and continuous running water.D. Protection of Installed Work

     1. Provide temporary protection for installed products. Control traffic in immediate area to minimize damage. Repair or replace at Owner's option any installed work damaged by traffic, the public, or Work operations.

     2. Prohibit traffic on restored lawn and landscaped areas.

E. Dust, Water and Noise Control

     1. Surface Water, Erosion and Sediment Control:

          a. Surface water shall be controlled so that the construction area is not allowed to become wet from runoff from adjacent areas. Surface water shall be directed away from these areas but not directed toward adjacent property, buildings, or any improvement that may be damaged by water. Surface water shall not be allowed to enter sanitary sewers.

          b. Maintain excavations free of water. Provide and operate pumping equipment.

          c. Prevent erosion and sedimentation.

          d. Provide temporary measures such as berms, dikes, and drains, to prevent water flow.

          e. All projects involving five (5) more acres of land-disturbing activity shall require an approved erosion control plan in accordance with State of Utah, Division of Water Quality UPDES requirements.

     2. Dust Control:

          a. Dust control measures shall be implemented by application of water to all work areas, storage areas, haul and access roads, or other areas affected by construction.

          b. All work shall be in compliance with the Federal, State, and local air pollution standards, and not cause a hazard or nuisance to personnel and the public in the vicinity of the work.

          c. Provide and operate at least 1 mobile tank sprinkling unit or other positive means to prevent air-borne dust from dispersing into atmosphere.

          d. Other methods of dust control for haul and access roads may include chemical treatment, light bituminous treatment or other method as approved by the Engineer.

          e. Execute work by methods to minimize raising dust from construction operations.     3. Noise Control:

          a. Execute construction between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. unless otherwise approved by Owner.

F. Project Identification

     1. Provide 8x6 foot Project identification sign of wood frame and exterior grade plywood construction, painted, with exhibit lettering by professional sign painter, to Architect/Engineer's design and colors. List title of Project, names of Owner, Architect/Engineer, Contractor and major subcontractors.

     2. Erect on site at location established by Architect/Engineer.

G. Traffic Regulation

     1. Control vehicular parking to prevent interference with public traffic and parking, access by emergency vehicles, and Owner's operations.

     2. Monitor parking of construction personnel's vehicles. Maintain vehicular access to and through parking areas.

     3. Prevent parking on or adjacent to access roads or in non-designated areas.

     4. Provide trained and equipped flagmen to regulate traffic when construction operations or traffic encroach on public traffic lanes. Provide control in accordance with local authority having jurisdiction.

     5. Use flares and lights during hours of low visibility to delineate traffic lanes and to guide traffic.

     6. Consult with authorities, establish public thoroughfares to be used for haul routes and site access.

     7. Confine construction traffic to haul routes and designated construction limits.

    8. Provide traffic control at critical areas of haul routes to regulate traffic, to minimize interference with public traffic.

    9. At approaches to site and on site, install at crossroads, detours, parking areas, and elsewhere as needed to direct construction and affected public traffic.

    10. Relocate as Work progresses, to maintain effective traffic control.

     11. Maintain traffic flow to private driveways during entire contract period.

     12. Post-mounted traffic control and informational signs, traffic cones and drums, flagman equipment: As approved by local jurisdictions.

     13. Where local jurisdictions have no requirements, construct and erect according to "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways" (MUTCD).

     14. Remove equipment and devices when no longer required. Repair damage caused by installation. Remove post settings to a depth of 3 feet.

H. Field Office

     1. Office: Weather-tight, with lighting, electrical outlets, heating, and ventilating equipment, and equipped with furniture. Provide, in addition, space for Project meetings, with table and chairs to accommodate 6 persons.


A. General

     1. Contractor shall protect and maintain all temporary controls and construction facilities to insure that safety of workmen and the public are protect. Promptly replace any controls or facilities if damaged, lost or stolen.


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A. Construction Cleaning

     1. All public and private areas used as haul roads shall be continuously maintained and cleaned of all construction caused debris such as mud, sand, gravel, soils, pavement fragments, sod, etc. Care shall be taken to prevent spillage on haul routes. Any such spillage shall be removed immediately and the area cleaned.

     2. Public roads shall be maintained in accordance with applicable ordinances and regulations.

     3. Throughout all phases of construction, including suspension of work, and until final acceptance of the project, the Contractor shall keep the work site clean and shall remove daily all refuse, dirt, damaged materials, unusable materials, and all other trash or debris that he has created from his construction activities.

     4. Materials and equipment shall be removed from the site as soon as they are no longer necessary; and upon completion of the work and before final inspection, the entire worksite shall be cleared of equipment, unused materials, and rubbish so as to present a satisfactory clean and neat appearance. All cleanup costs shall be included in the Contractor's Bid.

B. Removal of Facilities and Controls

     1. Remove temporary materials, equipment, services, and construction prior to Substantial Completion inspection.

     2. Clean and repair damage caused by installation or use of temporary facilities. Remove underground installations to a depth of 2 feet; grade site as indicated. Restore existing facilities used during construction to specified, or to original, condition.