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Documents and Publications

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The Office of Design has gathered together Publications, Manuals, Handbooks and other websites from our Offices to aid our Customer in finding the right information they need in one place.  It is our goal to give you information that is consistent, predictable and repeatable. The material on this site are links directly to other Offices for up to date information.

 
Publication Contact Phone

Office of Design

Design Standards - Design Standards issued by the Office of Design are available from 1976 to Present along with Design Standards Modifications and the new EBooklet editions.  Instructions for Design Standards (IDS) 

Alan Hart (850)414-4373

Engineering CADD Office

CADD Customer Support Guide - An ECSO and Structures Design Office customer support guide to help the civil engineering community in development of plans for the FDOT. This guide explains how to get help, who to contact for help with a specific application or procedure, and what to expect

Michelle Schiele (850)414-4872

CADD Manual - Standards and requirements for the electronic delivery of project plans. Refers to CADD Production Criteria Handbook.

CADD Production Criteria Handbook - The software, configuration, techniques, applications, standards and procedures necessary to ensure a uniform CADD data set.

Roadway Design Office - Criteria

Roadway Design Bulletins - Roadway Design Office Design Bulletins from 1998 to Present. Includes links to Lump Sum Project guidelines.

Scott Farash (850)414-4283

Plans Preparation Manuals - All Years - This web page contains the current Plans Preparation Manual (PPM) and all prior versions dating back to 1995.

Florida Greenbook (FGB) - Uniform Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance for Streets and Highways. For use on all public roads that are not part of the State Highway System. Includes links to Committee Member and Event information and Subcommittee Member and event information. Includes Minutes and Meeting packages from the past.

MaryAnne Koos (850)414-4321

Florida Intersection Design Guide (FIDG) - Florida Intersection Design Guide (FIDG) issued by the State Roadway Design Office. Current and Historical versions available on this site.

Gregory Prytyka (850)414-4792

Roadway Design Office - Standards

Roadside Barriers - Florida's Roadside Safety Field Guide - Guidelines for the Installation and Maintenance of Roadside Safety Hardware. Site also contains information regarding Roadway departure technical briefs and FHWA Resource charts.

Gevin McDaniel (850)414-4284

Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) - Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) website.  Provides links to General, Student, Provider and Committee information.  Updated Monthly.

Ezzeldin Benghuzzi (850)414-4352

Roadway Design Office - Drainage

Drainage Manuals, Handbooks and Design Aids - The current Drainage Manual has up-to-date policy and criteria for the design of Florida Department of Transportation drainage facilities. This site offers and all inclusive list of our Manuals, Handbooks and Design Aids.

Rick Renna (850)414-4351

Drainage Manual - The current Drainage Manual has up-to-date policy and criteria for the design of Florida Department of Transportation drainage facilities.

Open Channel Handbook - This handbook is intended to be a reference for designers of FDOT projects and to provide guidelines for the hydraulic analysis and design of ditches and other open channel flows.

Drainage Connection Permits - This handbook has been prepared to assist applicants in complying with the Florida Department of Transportation (Department) Rule 14-86, F.A.C., hereafter called the "Rule".

Temporary Drainage Design Handbook - The primary purposes for designing temporary drainage are minimizing travel lane flooding, preventing damage to property adjacent to the project during construction, and facilitating construction activities by temporarily rerouting or altering drainage conveyances. This Handbook is a practical consideration of problems associated with drainage at roadway construction sites.

Drainage Hydrology Handbook - Guidelines for computing the runoff amounts for the design of Florida Department of Transportation drainage facilities.  Available online only.

Bridge Hydraulics Handbook - Florida Department of Transportation Bridge Hydraulics Handbook issued by the State Roadway Design Office.

Bridge Scour Policy and Guidance - Florida Department of Transportation Bridge Scour Policy and Guidance issued by the State Roadway Design Office.

Drainage Culvert Handbook - Information on culvert design extracted from the Cross Drain Handbook originally published in August 1996. Available online only

Drainage Erosion and Sediment Control Manual - Erosion and Sediment Control Manual - June 2007 - Last Update July 2013

Drainage Handbook Exfiltration Systems - A reference for designers of Florida Department of Transportation projects, and to provide guidelines for the analysis of Exfiltration systems (trenches and wells).

Drainage Handbook - Optional Pipe Materials - Guidelines for the use of optional pipe materials on Florida Department of Transportation drainage facilities.  Available online only.

Drainage Stormwater Management Facility Handbook - A reference for designers use during the project development phase or the design phase. Guidelines are provided to help select stormwater management facility sites, to address operations of the Department's stormwater facilities. Guidelines are also provide for the calculations associated with stormwater management facilities.

Drainage Storm Drain Handbook - Used for the design of urban drainage systems.  A reference for designers of FDOT projects and to address issues with design, construction and maintenance of the Departments storm drains.  Pertinent sections of the 1987 Drainage Manual have been incorporated into this handbook.

Roadway Design Office - Pavement Management

Pavement Management Publications - A complete list of Pavement Management Publications issued by the State Roadway Design Office which includes Rigid Pavement Design Manual, Pavement Type Selection Manual and the Flexible Pavement Design Manual.

Emmanuel Uwaibi (850)414-4372

Flexible Pavement Design Manual - Information necessary to design a new flexible pavement, or develop a properly engineered rehabilitation project. This design manual addresses methods to properly develop a rehabilitation project, pavement milling, and the computations necessary for the pavement design process.

Pavement Type Selection Manual - This manual addresses methods and computations to properly develop a Pavement Type Selection Report.

Rigid Pavement Design Manual - This manual enables the Pavement Design Engineer to develop proper engineering principles and develop the input data to design a new rigid pavement, or develop a properly engineered rehabilitation project.

Roadway Design Office - Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance Training Help site - Training materials/sites used by the State Roadway Design Office.

Jeremy Fletcher (850)414-4320

Quality Assurance Help Tools - Tools used by the State Roadway Design Office in the evaluation QA Section Review Activities.

Jeremy Fletcher (850)414-4320

Quality Assurance Help Links - Publications used by the State Roadway Design Office in the evaluation QA Section Review Activities.

Jeremy Fletcher (850)414-4320

Production Support Office

Facilities Design Manual - The Architectural Services unit in the Design Office is responsible for architectural design and construction issues dealing with buildings, bridges and roads.  We manage the optional Architectural Services Contract for fixed capital outlay projects. This contract is available to all districts on an as-needed basis. We maintain Facilities Design Manual, architectural standards for bascule bridges, Rest Areas and other building facilities. 

Dean Perkins (850)414-4359

Project Management Handbook - This handbook covers all Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project phases, from planning to maintenance. Included in the handbook are references where users may obtain further information of the Department's project development and implementation process.

Bob Crim (850)414-4782

Standard Scope of Services and Staff Hour Estimation Guidelines - Detailed descriptions of the work efforts (Activities and Tasks) for uniform and consistent project scoping and a basis or range of staff hours required to complete every project task. The Guidelines consist of the Scope of Services files (MS Word documents), the Staff Hour Forms and the Staff Hour Estimation Basis (MS Excel spreadsheets).

Dianne Perkins (850)414-4784

Structures Office

Structures Design Bulletins

Charles Boyd (850)414-4275

Structures Design - Research Reports - Post-Tensioning Reports, Structures Research Laboratory Project Reports, Current Structures Research Laboratory Research Projects

Sam Fallaha (850)921-7111

Structures Manual - Includes Design and Detailing Guidelines, LRFD Design Examples, Qualified Products List Acceptance Criteria, Design Aids, Modifications to LRFR, Modifications to  LTS-4, and the Facilities Design Manual.

Charles Boyd / Kandi Daffin (850)414-4275

Soils and Foundation Handbook - A guide to the proper procedures for performing geotechnical services for Florida Department of Transportation

Larry Jones (850)414-4305

Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall Inspector's Handbook - General guidelines used in the construction inspection process.

Survey and Mapping Office

Order Aerial Photo's of Florida - Aerial Photo Look-Up System (APLUS). Application allows for map search, drawing tools, to designate area of aerial images desired.

John Krause (850)414-4210

Surveying Safety Handbook - Provide information regarding Department acceptable safety and health standards along with rules and regulations while performing work for the Department.

State Transportation Map - Florida's Official Transportation Map (print size 30"w x 36"h) is distributed primarily at the Official Florida Welcome Centers as well as service plazas on Florida's Turnpike and some rest areas on Florida's interstate system.

Right of Way Files - Maps for R/W Mapping - Right of Way (R/W) Maps are available in paper or digital form. For availability of digital R/W maps, please select from the list below. Note: Most R/W maps are not available online and may require you to contact your district Surveying & Mapping Office.

Florida's Permanent Reference GPS Network - Hyperlink to the Florida Permanent Reference Network. GPS data from the State Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) geodetic GPS receivers.

Florida Land Use, Cover and Classification System - Uniform Land Use Classification system for Geographic Mapping

County General Highway Maps - Online maps available in DGN or PDF format.

Surveying Handbook - Surveying standards and guidelines for performing surveys for the Department

George Massy (850)414-4660

Right of Way Mapping Handbook - Standards for Right of Way Maps