4.15 Construction Documentation

After construction of a bridge or major culvert, ensure that the following as-built records are obtained and kept on file:

  • actual log stringer, curb, needle beam and crib log sizes (diameter and length for each member);
  • pertinent construction data including, but not limited to, any pile driving records, hammer type, penetration, set criteria, and any critical dimensions;
  • final in-plant quality assurance report, including mill test certificates and concrete test results;
  • structural design drawings or as-built fabrication drawings;
  • geosynthetic material identification;
  • concrete and grout test results;
  • field compaction results;
  • rip rap extents, depth, thickness and size;
  • footing base elevation, deck elevation, and alignment location;
  • other pertinent fabrication, field, and construction data; and
  • Record (as-built) Drawings authenticated by the Professional of Record (POR) responsible for construction field reviews.

Authenticated Record (as-built) Drawings are typically the “issued for construction” general arrangement drawings that have been marked up to show all significant variations from the original design. When a professional is authenticating a document or report, they should be making it clear as to the limitations and noting appropriate qualifiers of what they are taking professional responsibility.  In the case of Record (as-built) Drawings, a POR taking responsibility only for the construction field review (not the general arrangement design) should qualify their signature and seal accordingly.  It is appropriate for a POR taking responsibility for field reviews and construction to authenticate (apply their signature and seal) a general arrangement design that has been produced by another professional, as long as it is clear who is taking professional responsibility for what.  Link to EGBC Guide to the Standard for Authentication of Documents for more information on authentication of documents.

Ensure that the Record Drawings see sample (PDF) are authenticated by the POR responsible for the construction field reviews.

Where the original general arrangement design has been modified, these drawings should have been amended accordingly by the general arrangement designer before the as- built notes and details are inserted.

Compile the construction documentation including the general arrangement design, record (as-built) drawings, construction assurance statement and crossing assurance statement, along with the above mentioned construction documentation and forward the package to the Ministry Engineer for review for completeness and acceptability.

Add all completed FSR bridges to the appropriate file records and road and bridge data base.