MUNICIPAL PUBLIC FACILITIES MANUALS

Appian develops public facilities manuals for municipalities.  In addition to providing technical specifications and details for Streets & Roadways, Drainage, Water, Sewer, Traffic, etc, the manuals also incorporate a Design Section which includes design elements normally found in a Subdivision Ordinance; specifically, water, sewer, streets, drainage, traffic calming, segmental retaining walls, walkway and boardwalk and plan review .  Our manuals are written in a “user-friendly” format and hyperlinked for web or digital version use.  Charts, graphs, and drawings are used extensively to convey, at a glance, the specific requirements and desires of the municipality.  As an aid for technical staff review, we also provide plan review and submittal checklists.

Just a few Municipalities that have our Manuals:

  • City of Wilson, NC

  • City of Greenville, NC

  • City of Jacksonville, NC

  • City of Lynchburg, VA

  • City of Fairfax, VA

  • Town of Wake Forest, NC

  • Town of Clayton, NC

  • Town of Youngsville

  • Orange Water and Sewer Authority

MUNICIPAL MANUAL OF SPECIFICATIONS, STANDARD DETAILS AND DESIGN

The manual comes in a copyrighted one-stop, unique user friendly format.

SECTION 1: Standard Details

SECTION 2: Standard Specifications

SECTION 3: Design Modules with nomographs, charts, design examples and methodology (Design covers Water, Sewer, Storm Drainage, Flexible Pavement Design), Traffic Impact Analysis, and Traffic Calming Criteria and Standard Details.

SECTION 4: Policy Section

SECTION 5: Front End Documents (General Conditions, Measurement & Payment, Bonds, Form of Proposal, Agreement, etc.)

 

Features of Manual:

  1. Contains latest references to ASTM, AASHTO, AWWA specifications

  2. User Friendly

  3. Searchable digital version (in editable and uneditable versions)

  4. Details are hyper linked to specifications. There is a “Quickfind” hyperlink word grouping at the head of each specification section to permit fast location within the document itself as well as to other documents.

  5. Isometric and exploded views on all details – Appian has prepared catalogues from several precast manufacturers (See our website for link to these manufactures catalogues).

  6. Detail update service available: Appian can update your details over the web and return the “updated detail” to you within 2 to 3 working days.

  7. Format can vary. Most popular format is CSI and .PDF

  8. Specifications are more descriptive (both the execution and the product description).

MANUAL DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS

OPTION 1 - DO IT YOURSELF

  1. You get our “how to” book “10 Proven Steps to Successfully Developing A Public Facilities Manual.”
  2. A hard copy of a sample manual

  3. An editable digital base of document in MSWord format which includes the specifications, design sections, and optional front end documents.

  4. 150 Standard Public Works Details:  You can select from over a 2,000+ of our standard Municipal AutoCAD details

 

Optional On-Site One-Day Training Course:  We can provide a one-day training course at your location to help you get started and ensure that you go through this process in the most efficient manner.  We’ll let you in on our tips and tricks, pitfalls, time-wasters, where you’re likely to encounter problems and show you how to get through them, how to track the complex process, and how best to introduce the manual to your staff and the public.
Optional:  We also offer a 12-month support to help you get through the process during the first year.

OPTION 2 - WE DO IT FOR YOU –  ONE-ON-ONE FACILITATING

  1. We facilitate the meetings at your Office

  2. Handle the meetings; guiding you through the process.  We track and keep the project on schedule.

  3. We’ve been there and we know the pitfalls you encounter in the process, when introducing it to the staff and to the public.

  4. When you’re done, we’ll turn over a complete working digital version (one editable for in-house use only and the other in pdf format for you to upload on your website or hand out to the public) plus two hard copies of the manual in a 3-Ring Binder

OPTION 3 - WE DO IT FOR YOU – DISTANCE FACILITATING

  1. Using “Go-To-Meeting or Webex”, we can handle the project in the same manner as outlined in two above “…as if we were in your office.”

 

 

UPDATE SERVICE
Semi-annual/Annual Updating Service:  We also offer semi-annual and annual updating services.  Expect to have to update the manual to keep it current and to eliminate any errors you may find during the course of its use.

 

 

AUTOMATIC UPDATES
If you’re on our updating service, will provide you with updates that you can consider including in your updates.  Or, we can simply update you details…your call!

BOOK A PRESENTATION
Call Tonya at 800.248.9290 and set up a date and time for us to come to your location and show you what we have.  We’ll even supply the lunch.  It takes about an hour.  As so many of our clients have said, “Once you see it, it sells itself!

Consulting engineers that would like to partner with us in the development of this Manual, email admin@appianengineers.com and let us know.

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