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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)
  • Section 100 - Soils
    • Table of Contents
    • SD 101 Soil Sample Preparation
    • SD 102 Mechanical Analysis of Soils (Colloid)
    • SD 103 Soil Classification
    • SD 104 Moisture-Density Relations of Soils, Aggregates, and Specified Mixtures
    • SD 105 Density of Soils and/or Granular Material In-place by the Sand-Cone Method
    • SD 106 Density of Soils In-place by the Rubber Balloon Method
    • SD 107 Direct Shear of Soils Under Consolidated Drained Conditions
    • SD 108 Moisture Content Determination for Soils and Aggregate
    • SD 109 One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils
    • SD 110 Density of Granular Material by Modified Sand-Cone Method for Thin Layers
    • SD 111 Blank
    • SD 112 Blank
    • SD 113 Blank
    • SD 114 In-place Density of Soils and Aggregate by the Nuclear Method
    • SD 115 Blank
    • SD 116 Blank

  • Section 200 - Aggregates
    • Table of Contents
    • SD 201 Sampling Gravel, Stone, Sand, Filler, and Clay
    • SD 202 Sieve Analysis
    • SD 203 Flakiness Index
    • SD 204 Abrasion of Small-Size Coarse Aggregate by use of the Los Angeles Machine
    • SD 205 Unit Weight and Voids in Aggregate
    • SD 206 Amount of Material Finer than #200 Sieve
    • SD 207 Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit, and Plasticity Index
    • SD 208 Percentage of Particles of Less Than 1.95 Specific Gravity in Fine Aggregate
    • SD 209 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
    • SD 210 Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
    • SD 211 Percentage of Crushed Particles
    • SD 212 Flat & Elongated Particles
    • SD 213 Reducing Samples to Testing Size
    • SD 214 Percentage of Particles of Less Than 1.95 Specific Gravity in Coarse Aggregate
    • SD 215 Pulverization of Clay Additive for Granular Material
    • SD 216 Determination of Percentage of Chocolate Rock in Coarse Aggregate
    • SD 217 Fine Aggregate Angularity
    • SD 218 Scratch Hardness of Coarse Aggregate
    • SD 219 Determining Target dry density & In-place Density of Salvaged/Recycled Materials Using the Nuclear Gauge (Test Strip)
    • SD 220 Sodium Sulfate Soundness of Aggregates
    • SD 221 Sand Equivalent of Fine Aggregate

  • Section 300 - Asphalt
    • Table of Contents
    • SD 301 Field Sampling Asphalt Materials
    • SD 302 Compatibility of Hot Poured Rubber Asphalt Joint Sealer with Asphalt Concrete
    • SD 303 Linear Shrinkage of Filler for Bituminous Surfacing
    • SD 304 Water Asphalt Preferential (W.A.P.)
    • SD 305 Moisture Content in Uncompacted Bituminous Paving Mixtures
    • SD 306 Draindown Percent in Uncompacted Bituminous Paving Mixtures
    • SD 307 Cutout Calibration Check for In-place Nuclear Density Testing
    • SD 308 Density Determinations for Liquid Asphalt Treated Base and Subbase
    • SD 309 Moisture Sensitivity of Compacted Bituminous Paving Mixtures
    • SD 310 Residue of Specified Penetration
    • SD 311 Field Density Determination of Asphalt Concrete by the Nuclear Gauge Method
    • SD 312 Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity of Asphalt Concrete Paving Mixtures
    • SD 313 Density and Air Voids of Asphalt Concrete by the Marshall Method
    • SD 314 Daily Asphalt Binder Content
    • SD 315 Field Density Determination of Asphalt Concrete by the Coring Method
    • SD 316 South Dakota Asphalt Concrete Marshall Mix Design Procedure
    • SD 317 Evaluating Quality Control Test Results of Aggregate Gradations, Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity, and Bulk Specific Gravity of Asphalt Concrete Mixes
    • SD 318 Density and Air Voids of Asphalt Concrete by the Gyratory Method
    • SD 319 South Dakota Asphalt Concrete Gyratory Mix Design Procedure
    • SD 320 Procedure for Texture of Cold Milled and Micro-Milled Asphalt Concrete Surfaces
    • SD 321 Method of Test for Calculating Percent Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in the Mix
    • SD 322 Method of Test for Determining Compatibility of Cover Aggregates

  • Section 400 - Concrete
    • Table of Contents
    • SD 401 Sampling Portland Cement and Fly Ash in the Field
    • SD 402 Sampling Fresh Concrete
    • SD 403 Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
    • SD 404 Slump of Portland Cement Concrete
    • SD 405 Making and Curing Concrete Specimens in the Field for Compression and Flexural Tests
    • SD 406 Test for Air Entraining Admixtures for Concrete
    • SD 407 Blank
    • SD 408 Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete
    • SD 409 Compressive Strength of Concrete Using the Rebound Test Hammer
    • SD 410 Flexural Strength of Concrete
    • SD 411 Unit Weight (Density) of Concrete
    • SD 412 Blank
    • SD 413 Checking Contractor's 25 Foot California Style Profilograph
    • SD 414 Blank
    • SD 415 Dissolved Solids in Water
    • SD 416 Portland Cement Mill Certification
    • SD 417 Surface Smoothness of PCC Pavement & Bridge Decks
    • SD 418 Groove Depth and Spacing Measurements of Concrete Surfaces
    • SD 419 Density of Low Slump PCC Bridge Deck Overlays In-place, Nuclear Gauge Method
    • SD 420 Compressive Strength of Concrete
    • SD 421 Checking In-place Silicone Sealant for Bonding, Width, Thickness, and Non-Adherence to Backer Rod
    • SD 422 Checking Sandblast Cleaning on Contraction Joints
    • SD 423 Drilled Shaft Slump Test

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

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