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Design & Construction

Given the SSO Program is a capital improvements program managed by the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge, it is critical that uniform policies and procedures are utilized by construction management and design engineer professionals working to support program activities, particularly for the implementation of technical and administrative tasks for contracts maintained through the program. The resources on this site are not intended to serve as step-by-step procedures for each activity throughout the construction or design engineering phase of a project. Any such procedures must always be read and implemented in conjunction with the related contract conditions and specification sections, which in the case of a conflict is more specific and supersedes these procedures. Compliance with these procedures is implicit with a contract, and no additional measurement or payment will be associated.

Contractors, subcontractors, and field inspectors, and engineers working on SSO Program projects are required to know specification requirements for their contracted work as issued by the City-Parish or design engineer. Engineers are ultimately responsible for their design, and this responsibility is in no way diluted or absolved by these requirements. Additionally, the resources contained on this site are designed to cover most issues involved in a large construction project, but the size, scope, and/or technical complexity of the contract will determine the relevant procedures in the manual to be utilized. All contracts will not necessarily require use of every form listed in this manual. For more information regarding the resources contained within this section of the SSO Program site, please email