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Evaluation of existing mast arm report for FDOT

Evaluation of existing mast arm report for FDOT

Evaluation of existing mast arm report for FDOT

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Working on evaluating, analyzing, and preparing a report for existing mast arms for an FDOT project. Evaluations are done using Mathcad program provided by FDOT website. I am looking for a sample/guidance to write my report with FDOT standards. I would appreciate any hint or help in this regard.

RE: Evaluation of existing mast arm report for FDOT

Very broad request for a lone wolf engineer to make, don't ya think? Perhaps there is someone in your office better suited to answer this inquiry and someone more involved with the specific project. Engineering doesn't have to be a solo expedition. But in terms of writing evaluation reports: look at the criteria necessary to make a sound decision and then write your report to meet this criteria.

RE: Evaluation of existing mast arm report for FDOT

Persianger....as skeletron noted, you have not given us much information with which to respond. What is the purpose of your evaluation? Is it for structural capacity? Deflection? Vibration? Rotation? Torque? Foundation? Proximity to traffic? Clearances? Painting? Corrosion Protection?.....there are many reasons to evaluate mast arms.

The bottom line is what skeletron noted.... presumably it's an engineering report covering one or more evaluative criteria. FDOT is not particular about your format unless it is for a specific checklist inspection or similar on a form that they require. If a general engineering evaluation report, as long as it is presented in a logical format with all evaluative criteria, observations and assessments presented in order, and signed/sealed by a licensed professional engineer in Florida, they are usually OK with it.

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