The Geotechnical Design Manual (GDM) provides uniform design practices for designers preparing geotechnical reports and contract plans for SCDOT projects.
This Manual should be used in conjunction with:
Any questions concerning the applicability of procedure, analysis, or method should be directed to the Preconstruction Support - Geotechnical Design Section (PCS/GDS).Manual by Chapter Complete Manual
Geotechnical Design Bulletins are issued to supplement or revise the GDM.
Submit requests for seismic hazard map information to the appropriate Regional Production Group - Geotechnical Design Section. Use the Consultant Seismic Information Request - GDF 002 Form (PDF 345 Kb). For questions, refer to the Geotechnical Design Manual or contact the appropriate Regional Production Group - Geotechnical Design Section.
Drawings are available in Microstation DGN and PDF formats.Drawings & Details