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

Office of Materials Technology

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

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: Access individual MSMT Specifications 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 August 20, 2019 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of January 28, 2015 (PDF, 400 KB)
      Revisions of January 7, 2015 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of July 31, 2014 (PDF, 200 KB)
      Revisions of August 8, 2013 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of February 7, 2013 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of January 22, 2013 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of October 29, 2012 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of October 3, 2012 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of June 6, 2012 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of March 13, 2012 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of March 2, 2012 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of September 22, 2011 (PDF, 200 KB)

    2. Table of Contents and General Information (PDF, 200 KB)

    3. Index of MSMT Specifications (PDF, 100 KB)

    Contact:
    Corey Johnson
    Specification Technician
    Maryland State Highway Administration
    Office of Materials Technology
    7450 Traffic Drive
    Hanover, MD 21076
    Telephone: 443-572-5172
    Fax:410-787-0483
    Email: CJohnson15@mdot.maryland.gov