Maryland Standard Method of Tests (MSMT)
Materials Manual, Laboratory and Field Procedures
This Materials Manual, Laboratory and Field Procedures, is published as a guide and reference to be used in conjunction with the State Highway Administration's (SHA) Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials and the Book of Standards. The manual's main focus is to provide detailed information to lab and project personnel with regard to materials sampling frequency and descriptions of materials sampling and testing procedures.
The following links will access:
1.  Revisions to the MSHA Materials Manual
2.  Manual's Preface and Table of Contents
3.  MSMT Sample Frequency Guide
4.  Index of MSMT Specifications

Individual MSMT Specifications are accessed from the Index document (Link 4). To open and view an MSMT Specification, click over the area describing the desired Specification (number and/or title).

Note: The documents provided here are for reference and informational purposes only, and are not to be considered the official MSMT Manual.

1.  Revisions of October 9, 2008 (PDF, 49kb)
     Revisions of August 22, 2008 (PDF, 45kb)
     Revisions of July 24, 2008 (PDF, 44kb)
     Revisions of November 26, 2007 (PDF, 167kb)
     Revisions of August 9, 2005 (PDF, 37kb)
     Revisions of April 20, 2005 (PDF, 37kb)
     Revisions of January 6, 2005 (PDF, 41kb)
     Revisions of February 23, 2003 (PDF, 52kb)
     Revisions of September 18, 2002 (PDF, 35kb)
     Revisions of November 21, 2000 (PDF, 28kb)
     Revisions of July 24, 2000 (PDF, 31kb)
     Revisions of May 10, 2000 (PDF, 32kb)
     Revisions of December 11, 1998 (PDF, 29kb)
     Revisions of June 24, 1998 (PDF, 31kb)
     Revisions of January 13, 1998 (PDF, 30kb)
     Revisions of October 6, 1997 (PDF, 31kb)
     Revisions of May 1, 1997 (PDF, 40kb)
     Revisions of April 24, 1997 (PDF, 31kb)
     Revisions of March 27, 1997 (PDF, 50kb)

2. Table of Contents for Materials Manual (PDF, 34kb)

3. Sample Frequency Guide (PDF, 971kb)

4. Index of Specifications (Linked PDF) (PDF, 56kb)


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211 E. Madison St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Telephone: 410-545-8490
Cost: $25.00 + mailing

For questions, concerns and updates for the MSMT:

Lester Davis
Office of Materials Technology
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
Telephone: 443-572-5022
Toll Free: 866-926-8501
Email: [email protected]