Historic Specifications

Specifications have always been a critical component of construction projects, and the State of Vermont has a nearly 100-year history of issuing its own Standard Specifications. The Pre-Contract and Specifications Office has recently made an effort to preserve these historic specifications and compile what information is known about them. They are important not only as historical documents, but also as a reference for designers and contractors when reviewing record plans.

The table below lists all known editions of the Standard Specifications. Those published from 1995 on are available as searchable PDF documents. Those published prior to 1995 are not currently available in electronic form, however, where the table notes that PC&S has a hard copy, individuals may request photographs of small portions of the book by e-mailing VTrans Public Records at AOT.PublicRecordsManager@vermont.gov. Due to the age and condition of the books, and the manual nature of photographing pages, please keep requests as limited and specific as possible.

The Pre-Contract and Specifications Office has also created a spreadsheet which compiles all known information about each edition of the Standard Specifications.

Spreadsheet Comparing VTrans Specification Books

Historic Vermont Standard Specifications

Spec. Year

Full Title of Book

PC&S Has a Hard Copy?

Notes

2006

Vermont Agency of Transportation 2006 Standard Specifications for Construction

Yes

General Special Provisions available on request

2001

State of Vermont Agency of Transportation Standard Specifications for Construction 2001

Yes

General Special Provisions available on request

1995

State of Vermont Agency of Transportation Standard Specifications for Construction 1995

Yes

 

1990

Vermont Agency of Transportation Standard Specifications for Construction 1990

Yes

 

1986

State of Vermont Agency of Transportation Standard Specifications for Construction 1986

Yes

 

1976

State of Vermont Department of Highways Standard Specifications for Highway and Bridge Construction

Yes

 

1972

State of Vermont Department of Highways Standard Specifications for Highway and Bridge Construction

Yes

Uncommon edition, PC&S only has one copy *

1964

State of Vermont Department of Highways Standard Specifications for Highway and Bridge Construction

Yes

 

1956

State of Vermont Department of Highways Standard Specifications for Highway and Bridge Construction

Yes

 

1948

State of Vermont Department of Highways Standard Specifications for Highway and Bridge Construction

Yes

 

1936

Standard Road and Bridge Specifications of 1936

No

No copies known to exist *

1930

Standard Road and Bridge Specifications of 1930

No

No copies known to exist *

1926

Standard Road and Bridge Specifications and Contract

No

One copy is listed in the Vt. State Archives. *

* Due to their rarity, the PC&S Office would be very interested in any information that readers might have about these books, especially if any surviving copies are known to exist.