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Section 7: Definitions and Abbreviations

The terms “Engineer,” “Inspector,” “Contractor,” and “Fabricator” are used regularly throughout this manual. “Engineer” typically refers to the Engineer of Record that signed and sealed the repair plans, the Area Engineer or the Area Engineer’s authorized representative where the work is being performed, or in the case of precast fabrication one of the licensed Professional Engineers at TxDOT Construction Headquarters in Austin. “Inspector” refers to the person, usually a Department employee, assigned by the Engineer to check compliance with the Contract. “Contractor” refers to the entity responsible for implementing the repair work. “Fabricator” refers to a manufacturer that produces precast concrete structures for TxDOT. When not specifically stated, requirements for Contractors also apply to Fabricators.

The following abbreviations are used in the manual:

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