City of Asheville's Standard Specifications and Details Manual
City Staff has developed a draft of the new Standard Specifications and Details Manual and it is now available for public review and comment. A copy of this new manual can be viewed at the Transportation and Engineering Department's office located on the Mezzanine Level of the City Hall building or by clicking on the following links:
Draft - Standard Specifications
Draft - Standard Details
Please send comments regarding this manual by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be taken in to consideration as part of the process to complete a final draft to be adopted by City Council.
Please note that there is not a Water Distribution section contained within this new manual. The City of Asheville's Water Resources Department has developed and City Council has adopted a new design & construction manual. To view this manual, please go to the Water Resources Department main page of this website.
Standard Specifications and Details
The purpose of the City of Asheville's Standard Specifications and Details is to provide a resource for various design and construction professionals inside city and within its Extra Territorial Jurisdictions (ETJ). The standards shall apply to all construction on public property, rights-of-way and private property to ensure safety and functionality of systems serving residents and/or connecting to systems maintained by the City of Asheville.
The City of Asheville Standard Specifications and Details were adopted by the City Council on May 20, 1997, and became effective on May 27, 1997. They are continually reviewed by the city engineer who may implement minor revisions without formal City Council adoption. Collections of revisions, however, will be reviewed and duly adopted by the City Council periodically. The latest revision became effective March 28, 2000.
The public can purchase a paper copy of City of Asheville Standard Specifications and Details manual for $25 and a CDROM of the standard details in AutoCAD format for $100. Purchases can be made in the Transportation and Engineering Department located on the Mezzanine level of City Hall. The purchaser of the manual and CDROM shall receive all updates and revisions when they become available. The Transportation and Engineering Department shall notify all previous purchasers offering updates at no charge.
Upon adoption by the City Council, the revisions will be properly edited and the page(s) and AutoCAD file(s) will be sent to those which have previously purchased copies. It will be the responsibility of the holder of this volume to maintain their up-to-date copies of the Asheville Standard Specifications and Details by inserting the revisions as revisions are sent out. If you do not prefer to purchase the manual, it can be viewed online using the index and table below.
Click on the on the title in the index to view the desired section. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the sections.
- 1.01 Definitions
- 1.02 Abbreviations
- 2.01 General
- 2.02 Quality of Materials
- 2.03 Inspections
- 2.04 Clearing and Grubbing
- 2.05 Earthwork
- 2.06 Maintenance of Traffic
- 2.07 Concrete
- 2.08 Permits
- 2.09 Acceptance Procedures
- 2.10 Planting Within City Utility Easements
- 2.11 License Requirements
- 2.12 Retaining Walls
- 2.13 OSHA Standards
- 2.14 Safety and Health Standards
3.03 Sight Distance
3.05 Construction and Inspection
3.06 Fire Lanes
3.07 Traffic Control and Street Name Signs
3.08 Traffic Control
4.02 Temporary Measures
4.03 Permanent Measures
4.05 Construction Sequence
5.01 Excavation and Preparation of Pipe Trenches
5.02 Pipe laying and Backfilling
5.03 Boring and Jacking
Section 6.00, Water Distribution, of this standard specification and details manual is no longer applicable. The City of Asheville's Water Resources Department has developed and City Council has adopted a new design & construction manual. To view this manual, please go to the Water Resources Department main page of this website.
7.01 Metropolitan Sewerage District
8.01 Storm Drainage Materials
8.02 Storm Sewers
8.03 Storm Water Impoundments
9.01 Site Data
9.02 General Information
9.04 Storm Drainage
9.05 Water System
9.06 Sanitary Sewer System
Click on the detail name to view the desired standard detail. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the standard details.
|Section 6.00, Water Distribution
|Section 6.00, Water Distribution, of this standard specification and details manual is no longer applicable. The City of Asheville's Water Resources Department has developed and City Council has adopted a new design & construction manual. To view this manual, please go to the Water Resources Department main page of this website.