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Design and Construction

City Utilities Design and Construction

Guidelines for commenting on City Utility Design Standards Manual
                   

Thank you for your interest in the City of Fort Wayne City Utility Design Standard Manual.  


Our goal in updating the manual is to develop a document that is easy to use and maintain, is reliable and durable and results in infrastructure that has a long, successful service life for our customers.

In order to get feedback on the Manual while it is in draft form, we are posting a few sections at a time for you review and comments.  If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive notices when new sections are posted, please send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

During December 2012, City Utilities provided briefings on the update process and an overview of the General Requirements Chapters.  View the briefing presentation.

Click here to go to the Manual.

When providing comments, please use the following guidelines:      
1. Use the appropriate comment form.  One comment form is intended for feedback on information in the draft Design Standards Manual, the other is for comments on the draft Master Specifications.   Providing your contact information is optional but provides us with the opportunity to contact you if any additional information is needed.
2. Submit the comment form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Included the comment form in the .xls format as an attachment.  PDF and other formats will not be accepted.
3. Reference the subsection and table / figure that the comment applies to, such as 101.2   If the comment applies to the entire section, provide the section number, such as 101, omitting the subsection reference. 
4. Be specific as possible.  This will help us better understand the issues.  For example, instead of a comment such as "This takes too much time", considering commenting "This would double the design time without providing any differences in the results or benefits."
5. Provide suggestions.  We are always interested in improving the way we do business and appreciate suggestions that help us achieve our goals more quickly and efficiently.  For example, instead of a comment such as "This takes too much time", considering commenting "This would double the design time.  Consider accepting the use of results from freeware ABC.  This provides the information being sought without alot of additioal time." 
6. Identify conflict.  While we tried to coordinate these standards with the requirements of other departments and agencies, we appreciate feedback on requirements of these standards that appear to conflict with other requirements.
We'll be posting additional sections of the Manual as well as more reference documents as they are drafted.
   
In addition, City Utilities' Engineering Department is standardizing and updating its process for the development and use of Master Specifications as part of City Utilities project manuals.  Read more.....