On October 23, 2018, the City of Cedar Rapids adopted SUDAS (Statewide Urban Design and Specifications), which will replace the Metropolitan Standard Specifications and Details. SUDAS requirements will go into effect January 1, 2019, and will be followed by City staff as well as professional design and construction staff who work on City projects.
Iowa SUDAS Standards:
Cedar Rapids Supplemental Documents:
- General Supplement to SUDAS Design Manual
- General Supplemental Specifications to SUDAS Standard Specifications
Benefits of Moving to SUDAS
There are many benefits to having a statewide standard, including:
- Uniformity in construction materials, techniques, and designs;
- Consistent standards between communities – which saves time and costs;
- Ease of staying current with changes in technology and products;
- Less “book-keeping” time required from City staff in maintaining a complete set of specifications and standards;
- SUDAS is already currently used by many Eastern Iowa communities, and will replace the currently used Metropolitan Standard Specifications and Details.