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Maryland Standard Method of Test (MSMT), Laboratory and Field Procedures

Maryland State Highway Administration, Office of Materials Technology

This manual is published online as a reference and guide to be used in conjunction with the Maryland State Highway Administration's (SHA) Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials and Book of Standards, Highway and Incidental Structures. The purpose of this online manual is to provide laboratory and project personnel with detailed descriptions and procedures for materials sampling and testing. The manual is updated as noted below. SHA does not print hard copies of this manual for distribution.

The following links will access:

  1. Revisions to the Maryland Standard Method of Test Manual
  2. Table of Contents and General Information
  3. Index of MSMT Specifications
  4. Note: Individual MSMT Specifications are accessed from the Index of MSMT Specifications (Link 3). To open and view these documents, click on the number and/or title of the desired Specification.

    1. Revisions of January 28, 2015 (PDF, 315 KB)
      Revisions of January 7, 2015 (PDF, 85 KB)
      Revisions of July 31, 2014 (PDF, 120 KB)
      Revisions of August 8, 2013 (PDF, 85 KB)
      Revisions of February 7, 2013 (PDF, 85 KB)
      Revisions of January 22, 2013 (PDF, 85 KB)
      Revisions of October 29, 2012 (PDF, 85 KB)
      Revisions of October 3, 2012 (PDF, 90 KB)
      Revisions of June 6, 2012 (PDF, 80 KB)
      Revisions of March 13, 2012 (PDF, 80 KB)
      Revisions of March 2, 2012 (PDF, 80 KB)
      Revisions of September 22, 2011 (PDF, 180 KB)
      Revisions of October 9, 2008 (PDF, 130 KB)
      Revisions of August 22, 2008 (PDF, 130 KB)
      Revisions of July 24, 2008 (PDF, 130 KB

    2. Table of Contents and General Information (PDF, 70 KB)

    3. Index of MSMT Specifications (PDF, 40 KB)

    Contact:
    Lester T. Davis
    Specifications Project Manager
    Maryland State Highway Administration
    Office of Materials Technology
    7450 Traffic Drive
    Hanover, MD 21076
    Telephone: 443-572-5022
    Fax:410-787-0483
    Email: ldavis@sha.state.md.us

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