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Certifications and Findings In the Public Interest (FIPI)

Specifying Proprietary Items on CDOT Projects

Certifications

The Certification Process requires that the Residency Engineer (for project specific), Program Engineer (for regionwide use), or Branch Manager (for statewide use) prepare documentation that shows (1) that no equally suitable alternative exists; or (2) that the item is essential for synchronization with existing transportation facilities. Once the documentation is complete, it shall be submitted to the Standards and Specifications Engineer for certification approval. See Design Bulletin 2014-11 for further clarification.

Section Description Manufacturer Concurrence Date Statewide or Regional
209 Food-Grade, Time-Release Water for Plants DriWater 08/20/14 Statewide
614 RoadQuake Temporary Portable Rumble Strip Plastic Safety Systems, Inc. 08/01/14 Statewide
607 Worm Gear Winch and Gate Arm for M-607-15 Road Closure Gate Worm Gear Winch - Dutton-Lawson. Gate Arm - Safetran Systems and B+B Roadway 07/26/14 Statewide
509 Ecobond Paint Treatment for Structures that have Lead-Based Paint on them and are to be Demolished or Refurbished Metals Treatment Technologies, (MT2, LLC) 07/24/14

Statewide

Uretek Deep Injection Technology Concrete Stabilization Technologies, Inc. 06/23/14 Statewide

Findings In the Public Interest

Finding in the Public Interest will require that the Residency Engineer (for projectspecific), Program Engineer (for regionwide use), or Branch Manager (for statewide use) prepare and submit documentation (1) that no other products exist that meet CDOT requirements as an “approved equal” by being tested and proved in the field; or (2) that such patented or proprietary item is used for research or will be used for a distinctive type of construction on relatively short sections of road for experimental purposes. Once submitted, the FIPI documentation requires written approval by CDOT (for a specific project), or by the FHWA (if the FHWA determines that the project is a “Project of Division Interest [PODI]”, and for region- wide and statewide products). Additionally, when research is used as the justification for using a proprietary item it must be processed through the Research Branch of the Division of Transportation Development. See Design Bulletin 2014-11 for further clarification.

Section Description Manufacturer Concurrence Date Statewide
or Regional
606 Guardrail Type 3 W-Beam End Terminals and Median Terminals

End Terminals:  The Slotted Rail Terminal (SRT-350) manufactured by Trinity Industries, Inc. The FLEAT-350 and SKT-350 manufactured by Road Systems, Inc.  The X-Lite manumfactured by Barrier Systems.

Median End Terminals:  The CAT 350 manufactured by Trinity Industries. The Brakemaster manufactured by Energy Absorption Systems, Inc. The FLEAT-MT manufactured by Road Systems, Inc.

10/27/14 Statewide
612 SHUR-TITE Guardrail Post Flat Mount Delineator & SHUR-TITE Guardrail Post Clamp Mount Delineator SHUR-TITE Products 10/15/13 Statewide
612 SHUR-TITE Driveable Delineator SHUR-TITE Products 10/15/13 Statewide
612 SHUR-FLEX Surface Mount Delineator SHUR-TITE Products 04/09/12 Statewide
612 Scotchlite Linear Delineation System (LDS), Series 344/346 3M Company 10/31/14 Statewide
MIT-Scan2-BT MangoProof (Manufacturer Provided Software.) Locates dowels and tiebars in concrete pavement. Kessler Soils Engineering Products, Inc. 03/29/11 Statewide
614

Impact Attenuators for Permanent Installations

Smart Cushion Impact Attenuator (SCI), QuadGuard, QuadGuardII, QuadGuard Elite, QuadGuard LMC, and React 350

Smart Cushion Industries, Inc.

Energy Absorption Systems, Inc.

12/07/10 Statewide
614

Low Maintenance Impact Attenuators

Smart Cushion Impact Attenuator (SCI), QuadGuard lite, and QuadGuard LMC

Smart Cushion Industries, Inc.

Energy Absorption Systems, Inc.

05/14/10 Statewide
"Enhancer" Pedestrian Crossing Warning Sign with Pedestrian Actuated Rapid Flash LED Lights Stop Experts 08/27/09 Statewide
ASC/3 Traffic Signal Controller and the ICONS Advance Traffic Management System Econolite Control Products, Inc. 08/24/09 Region 1
Vehicle Radar Detector Wavetronix Clic System 06/03/09 Statewide
614 Closed Circuit Television Cameras and Video Switches Panasonic 01/16/09 Statewide
518 Modular Expansion Bridge Joint Devices DS Brown Steelflex, Watson Bowman (WABO) 10/03/04 Statewide
614 Type II Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Stations Electronic Control Measurement Inc. (ECM) 06/08/01 Statewide

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Contact Information

Questions about the use of Design & Construction Support should be directed to CDOT's Standards and Specifications Unit:
Larry Brinck
(303) 757-9474
larry.brinck@state.co.us

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