Geotechnical Policies & Procedures Manual
This Geotechnical Policies and Procedures Manual is primarily designed to provide appropriate policies, procedures and practices to be used by Geotechnical Engineering staff in the successful accomplishment of their duties. Also, an important function of this Manual is to provide Consultants with valuable information about working with the Nevada Department of Transportation Geotechnical Section. Materials contained in the Manual are meant to be useful for both the training of new employees and as a reference to be utilized as needed throughout the course of work.
This is a resource document. It is not intended to override or replace the necessary use of good judgment, common sense and research of current best practices.
This Manual provides direction for the accomplishment of work in the Geotechnical Section of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). Specific tasks are described which relate to the geotechnical aspects of investigation, design and construction of roadways and roadway structures. General direction and policies are also included in this Manual. It is intended that areas covered herein will offer the new employee, particularly Geotechnical Engineers in the Geotechnical Section, a basic understanding of the Department, Division and Section, and most importantly, the general requirements to accomplish the assigned tasks.
This Manual can be useful for parties external to the Geotechnical Section. These parties may include other Divisions, other State employees, Consultants, contractors, and the public.
General requirements and directions are given to provide a framework of minimum expectations of Engineers in the Geotechnical Section. No attempt is made to provide comprehensive procedures and practices, a design handbook, or the scope of services for individual projects. This Manual is not intended in anyway to limit the individual employee from exercising their valuable professional judgment and common sense, and should not be considered a standard to be met regardless of impacts.
If you would like to get more information on Geotechnical Policies and Procedures please contact:
Nevada Department of Transportation
1263 South Stewart Street
Carson City, Nevada 89712
(775) 888-7520 phone
(775) 888-7501 fax