237.11 Signing and Sealing
The engineer of record is the Registered Professional Engineer of the State of Missouri responsible for signing, sealing and dating all submitted contract plans, job special provisions, standard plans and specifications. The following is a summary of responsibilities and the corresponding engineers of record.
- Transportation Project Manager – All MoDOT generated roadway contract plans (title sheet, all roadway related 2-B sheets, plan-profile sheets and cross section sheets, and roadway related special sheets generated in the district) and the roadway job special provisions index only.
- Structural Project Manager - All bridge related contract plan sheets and special sheets; the bridge special provisions index only.
- Consultants - All consultant-generated roadway or bridge contract plans and the job special provisions index only. Consultant-generated contract plans and JSPs do not require dual signing and sealing by MoDOT’s Transportation Project Manager.
- Chief Engineer – Standard specifications, General Special Provisions, and Supplemental Specifications.
- State Design Engineer - Roadway standard plans and any revised roadway standard plans.
- State Bridge Engineer - Bridge standard plans and any revised bridge standard plans.
- State Traffic Engineer - Roadway standard plans dealing with signing, signals and lighting and any revised standard plans dealing with the same.
- Resident Engineer - While final (as-built) plans are not sealed, the Resident Engineer signs a certification that the plans accurately reflect the job as it was built. The Project Manager remains the engineer of record.
Should an error occur in any signed and sealed material after submittal, Design personnel will communicate with the project manager(s) to determine what corrective action is needed.
Plans must be electronically sealed via ProjectWise as a .pdf (Acrobat) file. Seals must be electronically applied so that if the document is modified, the seal is invalidated. Electronic seals must also contain text below the seal stating, “This sheet has been signed, sealed and dated electronically”. No image of engineers' seals shall become part of the native MicroStation drawing file.
When paper plans must be submitted, facsimile copies are not considered legal documents, and therefore will not be permitted originals for insertion into the proposal or plans. All signed and sealed documents must be hand-delivered or mailed to Central Office. The seal must be an ink seal, rather than an embossing seal. The signature must go through the seal, and must be dated.