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Concrete Paving Manual
Concrete Plants Manual
Erosion & Sediment Control & Stormwater Management Manual
Erosion & Sediment Control Construction Manual
Earthwork Manual
Materials Testing & Inspection Certification Program Manual
QC/QA Asphalt Concrete Training Manual
Structures Manual
SDDOT Materials Manual

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. 

Cover Letters
Organization & Functions
Required Samples, Tests & Certificates (RSTC)
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
SD 112
SD 113
SD 114
In-place Density of Soils and Aggregate by the Nuclear Method
SD 115
SD 116

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
Method for Field Determination of the Daily Lime Content
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
Method of Test for Slump Flow and Visual Stability Index of Self-Consolidating Concrete
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
Method of Test for Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-Ring
SD 413
Checking Contractor's 25 Foot California Style Profilograph
SD 414
Method of Making and Curing Concrete Specimens in the Field of Flexural Tests
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
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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