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Agenda for SUDAS Board of Directors Meeting
May 12, 2017; 10:00 am

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Consent Agenda

(These items will not be discussed during the webinar unless a motion is made to remove the item from the consent agenda. Please carefully review these items prior to the meeting.)

  1. Minutes of the previous meeting
    The minutes of the previous meeting will be considered at the meeting.
  2. Errata and format revisions
    Minor errors and formatting revisions.
  3. Water valve box types (Section 4C-1, D)
    Clarifying when to use slide type valve boxes and when to use screw type boxes.
  4. Depth of bury for polypropylene pipe (Section 9B-5)
    Adding depth of bury information for polypropylene pipe.
  5. Trench stabilization materials (Section 3010, 2.05)
    Adding a standard gradation option (Iowa DOT Gradation No. 13).
  6. Welder certification (Section 3020, 2.02, B, 1)
    Revising to align with Iowa DOT changes in welder certification by an American Welding Society accredited facility.
  7. PVC water main pipe (Section 5010, 2.01, A)
    Deleted references to AWWA C905 due to combining of AWWA C900 and C905.
  8. Use of fly ash and slag (Section 7010, 2.02, C)
    Remove the restriction for use of fly ash and slag only with ready mix concrete.
  9. Sidewalk consolidation (Section 7030, 3.04, B)
    Clarify that sidewalk thickness less than 5 inches do not require use of a vibrator.
  10. Bonded fiber matrix (Section 9010, 2.07)
    Removing some of the physical requirements for hydraulic mulch so approval is based on performance and to align with the DOT.


  1. Election of officers
    The Nominating Committee has selected a slate of officers for election. Elections will be held at the meeting.
  2. Budget and work plan
    The 2017-2018 work plan and budget will be considered at the meeting.

Design Manual Items

  1. Asphalt binder and grade (Section 5D-1, C, 6)
    Updating information on binder selection for northern tiers of counties, intermediate and base layers, and for overlays.
  2. Jointing of concrete roundabouts (Section 5G-6)
    New section providing guidance on selecting a jointing type and layout of a jointing pattern for PCC roundabouts.
  3. Pavement overlays (Section 5K-4)
    New section for HMA and PCC overlays and associated interlayers.
  4. Buffered and separated bicycle lanes (Sections 5M-1 and 12B-3)
    Expanding bicycle lane descriptions in the complete streets section and adding more detailed design information on buffered and separated bicycle lanes in Section 12B-3.

Specifications Manual Items

  1. Qualification of bidders (Section 1020, 1.01, A-D and 1030, 1.01, D)
    Deleting bidder prequalification requirements to reflect changes to Iowa law.
  2. Laser guided screed and concrete pumping (Section 7010, 3.01, B & C and 3.02, F)
    Adding to the specifications to allow the use of laser guided screeds and concrete pumping.
  3. PCC overlay pavement (Sections 7010 and 7011)
    New section for PCC overlays projects.
  4. HMA overlay pavement (Sections 7020 and 7021)
    New section for HMA overlays projects.
  5. Form setting and testing (Section 7030, 3.04 and 3.08)
    Adding criteria for when the Engineer would check form work prior to concrete placement; also adding requirements for testing.
  6. Pavement rehabilitation (Section 7040)
    Updating information on partial depth patches and added a section on dowel bar retrofit for PCC pavements.
  7. Temporary traffic control (Section 8030)
    New section to provide standard temporary traffic control layouts.
  8. Developmental specification for fusible PVC for water mains (SUDAS website)
    Adding a new product for water main construction.


  1. Future Direction of the Program
    Discussions will be held at the meeting.
  2. Products and/or research
    Board members can suggest new products to be proposed for SUDAS manual inclusion; suggestions for potential research projects can also be made at this time.
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