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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 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, 350 KB)
      Revisions of January 7, 2015 (PDF, 100 KB)
      Revisions of July 31, 2014 (PDF, 150 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)
      Revisions of October 9, 2008 (PDF, 150 KB)
      Revisions of August 22, 2008 (PDF, 150 KB)
      Revisions of July 24, 2008 (PDF, 150 KB)

    2. Table of Contents and General Information (PDF, 100 KB)

    3. Index of MSMT Specifications (PDF, 50 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