Engineering Standards Section

Brian P. Alcott, P.E. CCM, Managing Engineer

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The Engineering Standards Section is responsible for the Infrastructure Design Manual, Standard Construction Specifications, Standard Drawings, and Product Approval. These documents are used on Capital Projects, as well as private development projects.

 

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Infrastructure Design Manual
Construction Specifications
Updating Standards and Specifications

The Standard Review Committee (SRC), was established to review, revise, and update standards and documents. Public input and participation is requested by the submittal of proposals for suggested changes, comments, recommendations and other information. The process will accomplish review of all documents within a five year cycle. 

  • Future review cycles
    • 2019-2020: Pavement – Chapters 6, 10 and 12
    • 2020-2021: Water distribution, sewage collection, facilities and tunneling – Chapters 7, 8, 11 and 14
    • 2021-2022: Ancillary – Chapters 1-5
    • 2022-2023: Traffic – Chapters 15-17
  • Off-cycle reviews
    • Significant issues may be considered outside of the 5-year cycle for existing standard drawings, construction specifications and the IDM.
    • Issues will be vetted and, if determined applicable, will be updated or saved for future review cycles.
    • Report issues to standardsreviewcommittee@houstontx.gov.
Product Approval
CADD Tools and Template

TOOLS
 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
  Custom Line Types       LIN
  Plot Table       CTB
  Plan and Profile Template PDF DWG    
  Standard Symbols PDF DWG    

TEMPLATES
 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
  Non-CP/Private Cover Sheet PDF DWG    
  Non-CP/Private Title Block PDF DWG    
  Telecommunication Cover Sheet PDF DWG    
  Backfill for Large Diameter Utilities Under Pavement or 1 ft Under   DWG    
  Bedding Backfill Auger Pit Auger Hole   DWG    
  Land Survey Title Block PDF DWG DXF  
  Monument Template   DWG DXF  
  Concrete Headwalls with Flared Wings   DWG    
  Storm Sewer Type B Inlet Assembly   DWG    
02751-02 Subgrade Settlement Monitoring Point   DWG    
02775-06 Curb Cut with Landing   DWG    
01580-03 Construction Sign   DWG    
10420-01 Dedication Plaque   DWG    
  Led Lane Control Signal Indications   DWG   DGN
  Led Lane Control Signal Indications 2   DWG   DGN
  Standard Labeling and Phasing   DWG   DGN
  Typical Traffic Control-2   DWG    
  Typical Traffic Control-4   DWG    
 

Typical Traffic Control-5

  DWG    
  Typical Traffic Control-6   DWG    
  Typical Traffic Control-7   DWG    
  Typical Traffic Control-8   DWG    
  Typical Traffic Control-11   DWG    
02317-09 Water Distribution Main Bedding Backfill for Open Cut Trenches   DWG    
02502-02 16" Diameter Waterline Aerial   DWG    
02502-03 12" Diameter Waterline Crossing   DWG    
02502-04 8" Diameter Waterline   DWG    
02520-02 Fire Hydrant on a Steel Section   DWG    

 

Standard Drawings

CAPITAL PROJECTS
 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
  CP General Notes PDF DWG
  CP Sheet Index PDF DWG
  CP Title Block PDF DWG

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LIFT STATIONS
 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
  2 Pump System PDF
  3 Pump System PDF
  3 Wet 2 Dry Pump System PDF
  4 Pump System PDF
  4 Wet 2 Dry Pump System PDF
  5 Pump System PDF
  6 Pump System PDF
  6 Pump VFD System PDF
  A-Series PDF
  B-Series PDF
  C-Series PDF
  D-Series PDF
  E-Series PDF
  F-Series PDF
  G-Series PDF
  H-Series PDF
  I-Series PDF
  J-Series PDF
  K-Series PDF
  L-Series PDF
  M-Series PDF
  N-Series PDF
  Z-Series PDF

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STANDARD DETAILS

General details

 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
01571-01 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Detail PDF
01580-01 Barricade Standards PDF
01580-02 End of Street Sign PDF
01580-03 Construction Sign PDF
01580-04 Construction Sign ReBuild Houston Project Drainage Utility Fee Funding PDF
01580-05 Construction Sign Rebuild Houston Project PDF
01580-06 Construction Sign Thumbs Up for Progress ReBuild Houston Project PDF

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Storm sewer details

 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
02081-01 Manhole Type "C" for 42" Diameter RCP and Smaller PDF
02081-02 Manhole Type "C" for 48" To 72" Diameter RCP PDF
02081-03 Manhole Type "C" for 78" Diameter RCP and Greater PDF
02081-04 Manhole for Proposed Concrete Box Sewer PDF
02081-05 Manhole Type "E" for Existing Monolithic Reinforced Concrete Sewers 48" Diameter and Greater PDF
02081-06 Junction Box W Lid or Grate Maximum 24” Diameter PDF
02081-07 Lateral Connection Monolithic Reinforced Concrete Storm Sewer PDF
02081-08 Proposed Manhole on Existing Box Storm Sewer PDF
02084-02 Storm Sewer Manhole Frame Cover PDF
02084-03 Type B Inlet Assembly PDF
02084-04 Type BB Inlet Double Assembly PDF
02084-05 Storm Sewer Frame Grate Type BB Inlet Double Assembly PDF
02084-06 Storm Sewer Type "D" Inlet Grate and Frame PDF
02084-07 Storm Sewer Type "D-1" Inlet Grate and Frame PDF
02084-08 Storm Sewer Type "A" Inlet Grate and Frame PDF
02084-09 Storm Sewer Type "C-1", "C-2" and "C-2A" Inlet Frame and Cover PDF
02084-10 32” Inverted Manhole Frame PDF
02084-11 Ring Grate for Open End of 18" to 72" RCP Stubs to Ditch PDF
02317-02 Sanitary or Storm Sewer Crushed Stone Foundation for Wet Stable Trench PDF
02317-03 Sanitary or Storm Sewer Backfill Bedding for Dry Stable Trench PDF
02317-05 Precast Concrete Box Storm Sewer for Dry Stable Trench PDF
02317-06 Precast Concrete Box Storm Sewer for Wet Stable Trench PDF
02317-07 Precast Concrete Box Storm Sewer Bedding and Backfill with Seal Slab PDF
02632-01 Storm Sewer Type "A" Grate Inlet PDF
02632-02 Storm Sewer Type "B" Inlet with Grate Top PDF
02632-03 Storm Sewer Type "B" Inlet Relocation PDF
02632-04 Storm Sewer Type "BB" Inlet PDF
02632-05 Storm Sewer Type "BB" Inlet Relocation PDF
02632-06 Storm Sewer Type "C-1", "C-2" and "C-2A" Inlets PDF
02632-07 Storm Sewer Type "D" Inlet No Change PDF
02632-08 Storm Sewer Type "D-1" Inlet PDF
02632-09 Storm Sewer Type "E" Inlet PDF
02632-10 Storm Sewer Type "E" Inlet on Existing Monolithic Concrete Storm Sewers of 48" Diameter & Greater PDF
02632-12 Concrete Headwalls with Parallel Wings PDF
02632-13 Concrete Headwalls with Flared Wings PDF
02633-01 Storm Sewer Precast Type “H-2" Inlet PDF
02633-02 Storm Sewer Precast Type "H-2" Inlet for Curbed Street Pavement PDF
02642-01 Storm Sewer Timber Support for Corrugated Metal Pipe 48" Diameter Outfall & Larger PDF

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Street paving and sidewalk details

 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
02632-11 Side Street Ditch Reception PDF
02741-01 Hot-Mix Asphaltic Concrete Pavement Details PDF
02741-04 Hot Mix Asphalt Concrete Detail for Alleys PDF
02751-01 Concrete Pavement Details PDF
02752-01 Pavement Expansion Construction Joint Details PDF
02752-02 Sidewalk Expansion Construction Joint Details PDF
02754-01A Driveway/Local Residential Street PDF
02754-01B Driveway Detail with 6" Curbed Streets PDF
02754-02 Driveways with Culverts or Valley Gutters on Open Ditch Streets PDF
02754-03 Proposed Sidewalk Through Driveway with Excessive Elevation Difference PDF
02754-04 Existing/Proposed Curb Level Sidewalk Conditions PDF
02771-01 Curb, Curb and Gutter, and Header Details PDF
02772-01 Esplanade Nose Left Turn Details PDF
02775-01 Concrete Sidewalk Details for Streets with Curb PDF
02775-02 Wheel Chair Ramp Details PDF
02775-03 Parallel Curb Ramp PDF
02775-04 Curb Modification for Wheel Chair Ramps Crosswalks PDF
02775-05 Commercial Curb Ramp Detail PDF
02775-06 Detectable Warning Curb Ramp Detail PDF
02775-07 Detectable Warning Paver Option PDF
02775-08 Sidewalks and Clear Zone for Transit Corridor Street PDF
31-01 Space Requirements for Off Street Parking PDF
31-02 Space Requirements for Off Street Parking PDF

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Street cut details

 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
02902-01 Pavement Repair Details for Street Cuts PDF
02902-02 Pavement Repair Details for Street Cuts - Non Reinforced Concrete and Brick Pavement PDF
02951-01 Street Cut Replacement Concrete Less Than 5 Years Age PDF
02951-02 Street Cut Replacement Concrete Over 5 Years Age PDF
02951-03 Street Cut Replacement Asphalt Pavement of All Ages PDF

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Traffic details

 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
01509-01 General Notes and Ground Sign Mounting PDF
01509-02 Street Name Sign and Sign Mounting PDF
01509-02A Custom Signs PDF
01509-03 Ground Mounted Sign Sizes PDF
01509-04 Typical Sign Placement PDF
01509-05 Typical City of Houston Signs PDF
01509-06 Typical City of Houston Signs PDF
01509-07 Summary of Small Signs PDF
01510-01 General Notes and Legends PDF
01510-02 Left/Right-Turn "Only" and Arrow Spacing PDF
01510-03 Standard Pavement Marking (Words) PDF
01510-04 Standard Pavement Marking - Symbols PDF
01510-05 Standard Pavement Markings with Reflective Raised Pavement Markers for Position Guidance PDF
01510-06 Reflective Chip Seal Marker Use for Temporary Markings PDF
01510-07 Pavement Markings for Accessible Parking PDF
01510-08 Railroad Crossing Pavement Marking Details PDF
01510-09 Bicycle Lane Pavement Markings PDF
01510-09A Bicycle Intersection Treatments PDF
01510-10 Typical Crosswalk Details PDF
01510-11 Left-Turn Lane & Right-Turn Lane Design Worksheet 1 PDF
01510-12 Left-Turn Lane & Right-Turn Lane Design Worksheet 2 PDF
01510-13 Two-Way Left-Turn Lane Detail 1 PDF
01510-14 Two-Way Left-Turn Lane Detail 2 PDF
01512-01 TCP Notes Channelizing Devices and Barricades PDF
01512-02 TCP Overall Traffic Control Layout PDF
01512-03 Traffic Control Layout PDF
01512-04 TCP One Lane Closure Phase 1 & 2 PDF
01512-05 TCP One Lane Closure PDF
01512-06 TCP Typical 3-Way Intersection Phase 1 of 3 PDF
01512-07 TCP Typical 3-Way Intersection Phase 2 of 3 PDF
01512-08 TCP Typical 3-Way Intersection Phase 3 of 3 PDF
01512-09 TCP 4-Way Intersection Phase 1 of 4 PDF
01512-10 TCP 4-Way Intersection Phase 2 of 4 PDF
01512-11 TCP 4-Way Intersection Phase 3 of 4 PDF
01512-12 TCP 4-Way Intersection Phase 4 of 4 PDF
13501-01 Speed Cushions Arrangement and Installation PDF

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Tree and hardscape protection details

 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
01562-01 Tree Protection General Requirements PDF
01562-02 Tree and Root Pruning PDF
01562-03 Tree Protection in Sidewalk Repair PDF
01562-04 Tree Protection Zero Curb Cut PDF
01562-05A Tree Protection Tunneling Requirements PDF
01562-05B Tunneling Requirements PDF
01562-06 Tree Protection Trench Requirements PDF
01562-07 Tree Boarding PDF
02912-01 Tree Root Barriers (Circular) PDF
02912-02 Tree Root Barrier (Linear) PDF

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Wastewater details
 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
02082-01 Sanitary Sewer Shallow Manhole PDF
02082-02 4'-0" Diameter Precast Concrete Manhole PDF
02082-03 5'-0" to 8'-0" Diameter Precast Concrete Manhole PDF
02082-04 Pile Supported Manhole for Unstable Subgrade PDF
02082-05 Crushed Stone Supported Manhole for Wet Stable Trench PDF
02082-06 Manhole Vent for Sealed Manhole PDF
02082-07 Corrosion Resistant Manhole for Force Main Discharge PDF
02082-08 Precast Concrete Manhole with Cast-In-Place Base PDF
02082-09 Air Release or Air Vacuum Release Valve Manhole PDF
02082N-02 4'-0" Diameter Precast Concrete Manhole Notes PDF
02082N-03 5'-0" to 8'-0" Diameter Precast Concrete Manhole Notes PDF
02083-01 4'-0" Diameter Fiberglass Manhole PDF
02083-02 5'-0” to 8'-0” Diameter Fiberglass Manhole PDF
02083-03 Fiberglass Manhole with Cast-In-Place Base PDF
02083N-01 Diameter Fiberglass Manhole Notes PDF
02084-02A Steel Adjusting Riser PDF
02084-02B Steel Adjusting Riser PDF
02084-09A Steel Adjusting Riser PDF
02084-09B Steel Adjusting Riser PDF
02090-01 Manhole Frame and Cover PDF
02091-01 Non-Metallic Manhole Frame and Cover PDF
02317-01 Sanitary Sewer Embedment Trench Zone Backfill for Dry-Wet Stable Trench PDF
02317-02 Sanitary or Storm Sewer Crushed Stone Foundation for Wet Stable Trench PDF
02317-08 Sanitary Sewer Backfill of Shafts PDF
02531-01 Sealing of Sliplining at Manhole PDF
02531-02 Sealing of Cured-In-Place Liner at Manhole PDF
02531-03 Ductile Iron Pipe Storm Sewer Crossing PDF
02531-04 Pipe Transition For 36” Sewer Smaller PDF
02531-05 Installing Sanitary Sewers Crossing or Parallel to Water Lines PDF
02531-06 Sealing Penetration Through PVC-Lined Concrete Wall PDF
02531-07 Concrete Collar Detail for Connecting Exist Monolithic Sewers to Pipe Sewers PDF
02534-01 Service Reconnection for Liner Pipe PDF
02534-02 Service Reconnection with Stack on New Replacement Sewer PDF
02534-03 Service Line Reconnection for Storm Sewer Conflicts PDF
02534-03A Manhole Lining Payment Limits PDF
02534-04 Service Reconnection on New or Replacement Sewer PDF
02534-05 Standard Cleanout Detail on Service Lead PDF

 

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Water details
 

DRWG. NO. TITLE DOCUMENT
02082-10 Standard LDWL Access Manhole Details PDF
02082-11 Standard LDWL SAF-T Climb Details for Extra Depth Manhole PDF
02085-01 Standard Plastic Meter Box for 5/8” and 1” Meters PDF
02085-02 Location of Water Meter Box for 2” Diameter Less PDF
02085-03 Valve Box Detail PDF
02090-12 Standard LDWL 48-Inch DIA Heavy Duty Manhole Frame and Cover Detail PDF
02317-04 Water Distribution Main Bedding Backfill for Open Cut Trenches PDF
02317-09 Standard LDWL Excavation and Backfill Detail PDF
02447-01 Bedding Backfill Auger Pit Auger Hole PDF
02502-01 Standard Pipe Guard PDF
02507-01 Standard LDWL Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe Details PDF
02511-01 Typical Pipe Offset Section for Water Mains PDF
02511-02 Thrust Block Detail for Water Lines PDF
02511-03 Standard LDWL Drain Line Valve Details PDF
02512-01 Typical 3/4” Through 2” Service Arrangements PDF
02512-02 Service Taps PDF
02512-03 Back Tap on Existing Steel Line PDF
02512-04 Standard Tap to Existing Steel Main PDF
02517-01 LDWL Tunnel and Casting Details PDF
02518-01 Standard LDWL Steel Pipe Details (Sheet 1 of 2) PDF
02518-02 Standard LDWL Steel Pipe Details (Sheet 2 of 2) PDF
02520-01 Standard Fire Hydrant Detail PDF
02522-01 Standard LDWL Butterfly Valve and Operator Manhole Details PDF
02523-01 Reduced Pressure Backflow Preventer RPBP PDF
02524-01 Permanent Blow Off Detail PDF
02524-02 LDWL Combination Air Valve Assembly in Service Manhole Details PDF
02524-03 LDWL Air Valve Assembly in Service Manhole Detail PDF
02526-01 Typical Meter Settings PDF
02526-02 Typical Piping Arrangement 3” Turbine/Compound Meter PDF
02526-03 Typical Piping Arrangement 4” Turbine/Compound Meter PDF
02526-04 Typical Piping Arrangement 6” Turbine/Compound Meter PDF
02526-05 Typical Piping Arrangement 8” Turbine Meter PDF
02526-06 Typical Piping Arrangement 10” Turbine Meter PDF
02526-07 Typical Piping Arrangement 4” and 6” Fire Service Turbine Meter PDF
02526-08 Typical Piping Arrangement 8” Fire Service Turbine Meter PDF
02526-09 Typical Piping Arrangement 10” Fire Service Turbine Meter PDF
02526-10 Typical Service Line Riser Piping to Meter Vaults PDF
02526-11 Structural Details Turbine/Compound Meter Standard Services PDF
02526-12 Structural Details Turbine/Compound Meter Standard Services PDF
02526-13 Structural Plans Fire Service Meters PDF
02526-14 Schematic Irrigation Tee Off Domestic 3/4" Thru 2” PDF
02526-15 Schematic Basement Installation Electromagnetic Meter 3” Thru 10” PDF
02526-16 Schematic Above Ground Fire Rated Compound Meter Installation PDF
02526-17 Schematic Above Ground Electromagnetic Meter Installation PDF
02613-01 Standard LDWL Bar Wrapped Cylinder Pipe Joint Detail PDF
15640-01 Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Joint Bonding (Sheet 1 of 2) PDF
15640-02 Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Joint Bonding (Sheet 2 of 2) PDF
15641-01 Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Test Stations (Sheet 1 of 3) PDF
15641-02 Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Test Stations (Sheet 2 of 3) PDF
15641-03 Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Test Stations (Sheet 3 of 3) PDF
16640-01 Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Test Stations & Anodes PDF
16640-02 Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Rectifier & Deep Anode Ground Bed Details (Sheet 1 of 2) PDF
16640-03 LDWL Cathodic Protection Rectifier & Deep Anode Ground Bed Details (Sheet 2 of 2) PDF
  Standard Large Diameter Water Line PDF
  Standard LDWL Air Valve & Manhole Details 1 PDF
  Standard LDWL Air Valve & Manhole Details 2 PDF
  Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Joint Bonding 1 PDF
  Standard LDWL Air Valve & Manhole Details 2 PDF
  Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Joint Bonding 1 PDF
  Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Joint Bonding 2 PDF
  Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Test Station & Anodes PDF
  Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Test Station 1 PDF
  Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Test Station 2 PDF
  Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Details for Test Station 3 PDF
  Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Rectifier & Deep Ground Bed 1 PDF
  Standard LDWL Cathodic Protection Rectifier & Deep Ground Bed 2 PDF
  Standard LDWL Drain Line Valve Details PDF
  Standard LDWL Excavation Bedding & Backfill PDF
  Standard LDWL Extra Depth Manhole Details PDF
  Standard LDWL Isolation Valve Details PDF
  Standard LDWL Manhole Details PDF
  Standard LDWL Pipe Details 01 PDF
  Standard LDWL Pipe Details 02 PDF
  Standard LDWL Tunnel & Casting Details PDF

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