Plan Preparation Guidelines


Introduction and Purpose

The purpose of this document is to provide basic guidelines for the preparation of construction plans for the Augusta, Georgia Engineering Department. These criteria establish, define, and clarify procedures and standards for plans to be used by the Department. These criteria are not intended to establish design processes; rather, they are guidelines to assure that all drawings have a uniform appearance and include all pertinent information, avoid unnecessary information, and reflect high quality workmanship.

Engineers and technicians are responsible for ensuring that these criteria are implemented accurately and that the drawings show the information completely, clearly, and legibly. These guidelines are applicable to all projects, however a graded approach may be utilized when recommended by the Consultant Engineer and approved by the Pre-Construction Engineer. The use of a graded approach will be based on the complexity on the project and appropriateness of the recommendation.

This document utilizes the GDOT Plan Presentation Guidelines modified to accommodate the type and complexity of projects typically designed and constructed by the Augusta, Georgia Public Works and Engineering Department. All reference to Department shall mean the Augusta, Georgia Public Works and Engineering Department. Each chapter addresses the requirement for the specific type of information required on the plans. Separate plan sheets are not required as stated per chapter if the information can be presented in a clear, concise, and legible manner.

Concept Report

A concept report shall be prepared for each project prior to beginning preliminary design unless specified otherwise. A concept layout shall be prepared at a scale to be approved by the Pre-Construction Engineer. Concept plans shall include, but are not limited to typical sections, centerline alignment with degree of curvature shown, edges of pavement, curb and gutter, medians, anticipated wall locations, property lines, property owners, existing and proposed rights of way, street names, major drainage, areas of anticipated grade changes, landlot lines, north arrow, and legend.