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Fifth Edition
December 2010

The Regional Construction Standards is a reference manual of uniform construction standards for improvements in public rights-of-way. The Regional Construction Standards address "horizontal" improvements and those involving the major elements of roadways, drainage and utilities (water distribution and wastewater collection). These documents are intended to accommodate most of the typical construction projects in the region and support the majority of issues the communities face in building minor roads and utilities. Additional specifications and standard details, along with improvements to earlier versions, will be an ongoing effort.


6th Edition Under Review and Due for Publication in July of 2016!

You are cordially invited to attend a Focus Group meeting on May 17, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to review the Draft Technical Specifications and Standard Details for the upcoming 6th Edition of the Regional Construction Standards. The meeting will be held in the HRPDC Board Room, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA.

If you agree to attend this meeting, you will be provided access to the draft Technical Specifications and Standard Details that have been developed by the Technical Review Committee. The attached Review Form must be completed and returned to our Consultant, (Bob Sciacchitano, CDM Smith), by no later than May 12, 2016. On the review form you will be asked to identify topic(s) in any particular section or detail that you would like to discuss at the Focus Group meeting. The Consultant will then combine all the topics for discussion into one document which will become the meeting agenda. There is no need to review the entire document, but please consider reviewing the sections/details that represent your greatest level(s) of expertise.

Focus Group Review Form (Word)

Seating is limited so please respond to our Consultant (Sciacchitanor@CDMSmith.com) by no later than April 22, 2016 if you are willing to review this document.

By 2015, use of the document exceeded a construction value of over $1.1 billion, encompassing over 1,000 Hampton Roads locality projects undertaken since 2002.

We look forward to your input in making the Regional Construction Standards a better document. Thank you for your support of the HRPDC Standards!