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BATCODA Technical Specification

BATCODA Technical Specification

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This section of the Technical specification covers items that areapplicable to all parts of this Technical Specification. Thespecification in this section, whether stated or not are consideredequally applicable to each section of the TechnicalSpecification and the work in general.
The specifier shall indicate the following in detail.A location map of the area shall be attached and possible sources of stonefor masonry & aggregate, sand, timber, etc., shall be indicated.) 
Region, particular name and geographic bearing
Elevation of area
Geological & geotechnical conditions as last established bysurveys & tests.
Access Road - specify distance of tarmac, gravel & dust road andno access distances in Kilometers. If in the opinion of thespecifier, the project Area is located in an area known to allprospective Contractors, only the required details shall begiven.
Availability of services like water, power, telephone, etc. The climatic condition indicating the following details:- 
Seasons of rain, indicating the heaviest month of rain.
Seasons of lowest & highest temperature.
Months of high and low humidity.
Prevailing wind and months of high wind velocity.
Records of monthly rainfall, wind speed & humidity.
013 QUALITY ASSURANCE01301 Submittals and Substitutions013011Submittals
The minimum acceptable qualities of materials and workmanship havebeen established in this Technical specification by reference toaccepted standards, codes or descriptions of required performance.The Engineer has established requirements in each section for theadvance submittal of data for review and approval. Such requireddata shall be submitted and reviewed and resubmitted as frequentlyas required until compliance with the specific requirements has beenobtained. Each data for submittal shall be carefully reviewed andverified for its compliance with the specific requirement ofthe submittals called for in each section of this Specification. 
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The approval by the Engineer of submittals is in no wayconsidered as a guarantee or relief from replacing, the materialssupplied or work executed, if the materials and workmanship arefound defective by tests carried out there after. Such materialsand workmanship found to be defective shall be replaced at no costto the Investor. All data, samples, test results, certificates, designs, drawings,etc., to be submitted shall fully comply with the requirements asspecified in each section of this Specification. Data and document accompanying samples of materials forsubmittals shall be signed by the contractor as proof of their beingsubmitted for the specific work under consideration. The document shall bear, the date, reference of section to thisSpecification and other requirement as specified in theparticular sections of this Specification.Schedule of submittals required by the Technical specification shallbe prepared and submitted to the Engineer in two copies immediatelyafter the signature of agreement.
013012 Timing of Submittals & Substitutions
All submittals and requests for substitutions shall be made inadvance allowing sufficient time for inspection, testing reviewand verification. They shall be submitted in such a way that enoughtime is left after approval, for the placement of order, delivery,manufacture, etc., prior to time for installation in accordance withthe work schedule.Submittals shall always be in groups to the extent possible.
013013 Substitution
Products and Workmanship established in the Specification are thebasis for the quality of work in the Contract. Products to beincorporated in the work require approval prior to use. No materialsor proposed Workmanship are to be substituted prior toapproval. The phrases in the Specification "equivalent or equal,similar, etc.," indicating substitutions do not mean automaticapproval unless such approval as been obtained prior toincorporation in the Works.
01302 Standards
The Technical Specification refers to codes and Standards toestablish qualities and types of materials and workmanship andmethods for testing of materials and work.Where materials, workmanship and tests are required to meet aspecific accepted standard, the minimum to be supplied executedshall be those meeting or exceeding specifically named Code orStandard. When proof of the fulfillment of quality of materialsworkmanship and test is required such written evidence shall bepresented to the satisfaction of the Engineer.
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The details of the requirements of the accepted Standards and Codesin this Specification shall be verified and familiarized withprior to supply & execution as required by each Standard.All items of work not complying with the specific standard, ifrejected by the Engineer, shall be replaced at no cost to theInvestor. In the instance of reference to more than one standard the stringentof all shall govern.Reference in the Technical specification is made to designatestandards. This does not in any way prohibit the use of other"acceptable equivalent proved standards" approved by the Engineerfrom being used for the works. The use of such equivalent standardsrequires the specific approval of the Engineer.Reference is made to the Standard and Codes promulgated by theAgencies shown against each standard. The standards and codes areavailable with the Ethiopian Building and Transport ConstructionDesign Authority, BaTCoDA for inspection.
01303 Testing
The Standards and Codes are annexed to this section of the Technicalspecification. 
013031 Test facility location
Depending on the complexity of the work the Contractor shallmaintain adequate testing facilities in accordance with tests fromrecognized agencies materials, samples and installed work asrequired by the Specification or instructed by the Engineer. Testing agencies shall require approval prior to carrying out thework. 
013032 Testing of materials and works
Where no testing requirements are specified but becomenecessary, the Contractor shall get the testing done according toInstruction. The cost of testing shall be born as described in thecosts section here under.
013033 Codes and standards for testing
Tests shall be carried out in accordance with theprocedures set out in the Standards & Codes referred to in thespecification. In the absence of such procedures other approvedprocedures shall be used. 
013034 Costs of testing
Costs associated with preparation of materials for testing,transport, testing costs, obtaining of records, etc., shall be bornby the Contractor, if such tests are required by the Specificationor are determined necessary by the Engineer (whether or notmentioned in the Specification) for conformity of materials,workmanship and installed works to the requirements of thespecification.
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