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NCHRP 20-07/Task 286 [Completed]

Finalization of a new AASHTO Drainage Manual - Volume 1, Policy; Volume 2, Procedures
[ NCHRP 20-07 (Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $258,577
NCHRP: $100,000 & TPF: $158,577
Research Agency: Roy Jorgensen Associates, Inc.
Principal Investigator: R. Kenneth Shearin, Jr.
Effective Date: 11/19/2010
Completion Date: 5/18/2012
Comments: Completed final report submitted to AASHTO for publishing.

The objective of this task is to research and publish the new AASHTO Policy on Highway Drainage, and Drainage Design Manual for publication, according to AASHTO Publishing Guidelines.


  • Complete the master table of contents of the new manual. 
  • Review the new manual for content¿s consistency, accuracy, duplication, language and grammar, emphasizing on format and style. Check computations, equations, numbers and verify answers. 
  • Reconcile chapter content, checking references to other chapters, proposing revisions to the new manual to correct inconsistencies. 
  • Check manuals references.  
  • Provide that all graphs, charts and pictures are accurate and have clear reproducible quality.  
  • Propose chapter re-organization according to subject.  
  • Get any needed copy-right approval.  
  • Prepare the new manual for publication conforming to AASHTO Technical Publication requirements.  
  • Correlate with AASHTO to finalize the manual format according to AASHTO.  
  • Advise the TCHH for any other possible improvements to the manual. 

Status:Completed final report submitted to AASHTO for publishing.


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