DIVISION 2 - SITE WORK SECTION 02513 - BASE COURSE & ASPHALT CONCRETE PAVING PART 1 - GENERAL 1.

01 DESCRIPTION This Section covers providing grading, base course, prime coat, tack coat, asphalt concrete paving, sampling and testing for the parking and play area pavement or pavement widening and patching as shown on the Construction Drawings and as required to complete the WORK acceptable to Company Representative. 1.02 REFERENCES CODES AND STANDARDS: Comply with applicable SAUDI ARAMCO Standards, and Codes and Standards as specified herein.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS 2.01 BASE COURSE A. Aggregate Base: Aggregate base, Class A, shall be used in asphalt paved roads and parking areas. Coarse material shall be crushed rock or crushed gravel. Fine material shall be quarry screening or natural material and of suitable binding quality. The material shall be free from foreign or organic matter, dirt, shale, clay, clay lump or other deleterious matter. Aggregate base course shall meet the following requirements: 1. Physical requirements: a. Soundness test using magnesium sulfate. (ASTM C-88): 18% maximum for coarse aggregate 20% maximum for fine aggregate Loss by abrasion (ASTM C-131 and ASTM C-535) 40% maximum Thin and elongated pieces, by weight, larger than 25mm, thickness less than 1/5 length (CRD-C-119) 5% maximum Friable particles (ASTM C-142) 0.25% maximum Plasticity index (ASTM D-4318) : 4-6 Sand equivalent (ASTM D-2419) 30% minimum

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SECTION 02513
CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS
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SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF

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The marl base materials shall have the same properties as the “Select Fill” materials as defined in Section-02210.90 42 . Marl Base: Marl base shall be used as base course for play area.” 2.40 10 . the combined mineral aggregate shall conform to the following grading. penetration Grade 60-70.04 BITUMINOUS PAVING MIXTURE A. conforming to SAUDI ARAMCO Standard A-972.03 TACK COAT Liquid asphalt for tack coat: Shall be RC-250 conforming to SAUDI ARAMCO (Ras Tanura Refinery) Standard A-971 or RC-800. conforming to the requirements of SAUDI ARAMCO (Ras Tanura Refinery) Standard A-970. 2. 10 No. Mineral Aggregate: 1.60 15 . 200 Percent Passing 100 90 . Hot Asphalt Binder Course Class A Sieve Size 1-1/2" 1" % Passing 100 Hot Asphalt Surface Course Class A Sieve Size 1-1/2” 1” % Passing 100 SECTION 02513 CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS DOC SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF 089/ 090 A 2050 BE-315756 2 of 10 0 .70 25 .15 2-9 B. Gradation: The combined materials shall consist of a mixture of all aggregate uniformly graded from coarse to fine to conform to the following gradation requirements: Sieve Size 2-1/2 inch 2-inch 1-1/2 inch 1-inch 3/4 inch 1/2 inch No.77 35 .2. Asphalt shall be petroleum asphalt cement.02 BITUMINOUS PRIME COAT Prime Coat: Shall be MC-70 conforming to SAUDI ARAMCO (Ras Tanura Refinery) Standard A-973 or MC-250 conforming to SAUDI ARAMCO Standard A-974. 2. 40 No.26 5 . 4 No.100 60 . B. Gradation: When tested according to ASTM C-117 and ASTM C-136. “Earthwork.

100 60 . Thin and elongated pieces.80 45 .95 48 .18 4-8 Physical requirement: The combined mineral aggregates for binder course and asphalt surface shall conform to the following physical requirements: a. The job mix formula shall be approved by Company Representative and shall combine the mineral aggregates and asphalt in such proportion as to produce a mixture conforming to the following composition limits by weight: Percent a.50 15 . d. by weight larger than 25mm.93 4-7 SECTION 02513 CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS DOC SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF 089/ 090 A 2050 BE-315756 3 of 10 0 .32 3 .10 3/4” 1/2” 3/8” #4 #10 #40 #80 #200 100 80 .26 8 . b. thickness less than 1/5 length per CRD-C-119 5% maximum C. Job Mix 1.3/4" 1/2" 3/8" #4 #10 #40 #80 #200 2.62 32 . Loss by Abrasion % (ASTM C-131) Loss by Magnesium Sulfate Soundness for: • • Coarse Aggregate Fine Aggregate (ASTM C-88) 18% maximum 20% maximum e. Asphalt Cement 96 .45 16 . Total Mineral Aggregates b.65 30 . 80 . Sand Equivalent (ASTM D-2419) Plasticity Index (ASTM D-4318) 45 minimum 6 maximum (Binder Course) 3 maximum (Surface Course) 40% maximum c.

the bituminous mixture shall conform to the following requirements: SECTION 02513 CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS DOC SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF 089/ 090 A 2050 BE-315756 4 of 10 0 .When tested according to the Marshall Method.

SECTION 02513 CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS DOC SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF 089/ 090 A 2050 BE-315756 5 of 10 0 .0-5. Temperature: The mixture shall have a temperature between 139 Deg. CONTRACTOR shall adjust his plant to proportion the individual aggregates.1. The mixture shall be delivered on the surface to be paved. C and 163 Deg.Binder Course a. b.5 percent Submit asphalt mix design to Company Representative for review and approval at least 30 days prior to use.0. c d.0% 60-75% 13% min. 25% max. previously cleaned of all foreign materials. 4 and Larger Aggregate Sieve size No. C. 3. between the temperature of 139 Deg.4-4. shall be within the following limits: Tolerance a.) Flow (mm) 700 min. c. Aggregate Sieve size No.0 Loss of Marshall stability bysubmerging specimens in water @60 deg. Stability (Kg. C for 20 minutes a. 2.3 percent +/. mineral filler and asphalt to produce a final mix that when compared to the job-mix formula. b. 2.0% 70-80% 14% min. e. 10 and retained on the No. C when it leaves the plant and shall be transported from the mixing plant to the point of use in pneumatic tired vehicles having tight bodies.5 percent +/. as compared tostability measured after submersion in water @ 60 deg. The asphalt concrete graded from a SAUDI ARAMCO approved batch plant. 3. C for 24 hrs. approved by the Company Representative. 3.4-5.5 percent +/.0 Surface Course 700 min. 200 & smaller Asphalt Content +/. (ASTM D-1559) Voids in total mix Voids filled with Bitumen Voids in mineral aggregate (VMA) ASTM D-2041 25% max. 2. 200 Aggregate Sieve size No. d. Maximum Variation: Upon receiving the job-mix formula. C and 163 Deg.0-7. b.

EXECUTION 3. Finishing : The surface of the compacted material shall be finished by blading or with automated equipment especially designed for this purpose and rolled with a steel-wheeled roller.02 BASE COURSE PLACING AND COMPACTION A. When compacted and ready for base course construction. Maintenance of Subgrade: The finished subgrade shall be maintained in a smooth and compacted condition until the base course and surface course are in placed. hard and uniform. 3. When the base or subbase course is constructed in more than one layer. In-place density shall be measured by ASTM D-2922 or other approved methods. CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS DOC SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF 089/ 090 A 2050 BE-315756 6 of 10 0 . C. rolling and lightly scarifying where necessary.01 SUBGRADE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE A. The rolling shall continue until the base and subbase are compacted to not less than (100 percent for the base or 95 percent for the subbase) of the maximum laboratory density as determined by ASTM D 1557. Method D or AASHTO T-180. In no case shall thin layers of fine materials be added to the top layer of the base course in order to meet the required elevation. Method D. the previously constructed layers shall be cleaned of loose and foreign matter. Method D. Placing: Granular base material shall be placed in layers of uniform thickness with approved spreaders. the subgrade shall be well compacted. or AASHTO T-180. Construction: Do not construct base course until the subgrade is approved by Company Representative.6mm of the thickness shown on the Construction Drawings. prepare the subgrade surface by sprinkling. Layer thickness generally shall not exceed 150 mm after compaction. B. as a part of the WORK and prior to delivery of materials for the base course. Subgrade Preparation: CONTRACTOR shall. and the average thickness shall not be less than the design thickness. B. D. or to 85 percent relative density determined by ASTM D-4253 and D-4254. SECTION 02513 C.PART 3 . until the proper crown is obtained.1-1/2%) as determined by ASTM D-1557 or AASHTO T-180. The completed thickness of the base shall be within +/. The water content of the material shall be maintained during compaction at the optimum percentage (+/. all irregularities having been bladed out and rolled smooth. Compaction: Subgrade shall be compacted to not less than 95 percent of the maximum dry density per ASTM D-1557. blading.1-1/2%) the subbase or base material shall be compacted with equipment capable of obtaining the desired density to the full depth of the respective layer. smooth. The surface of the completed base shall not show any deviation in excess of 6mm when tested with a 3 meter straightedge. Compaction: While at optimum moisture (+/.

for MC-70 and at temperature between 65 deg. CBR Value: For Aggregate Base Course. Binder Course: Tack coat shall be applied between the binder course and the surface course. 3. sand or other impurities have contaminated the tack coat. but in no time shall the curing period be less than 24 hours. Application: The tack coat shall be uniformly applied over the entire surface of the area to be covered by means of a bituminous distributor at a rate of 0. Do not apply tack coat during rainy weather or when the surface to be paved is not free from moisture. Application: Prior to application. Tack coat applications shall take place prior to the paving operations and will include surfaces of concrete curbs and other drainage structures.65 and 1.04 APPLICATION OF TACK COAT A. blower and/or hand broom. 3. the surface shall be cleaned of all loose dirt and other objectionable materials by means of mechanical sweepers. to 80 Deg. A. Prime coat shall be applied only when the surface to be treated is dry and when the weather is not foggy or rainy and the temperature in the shade is 8 degrees C and rising. or if dirt. C. and 105 deg.75 liters per square meter and at a temperature between 50 Deg. Cleaning Surface: Prior to the application of the prime coat the surface shall be cleaned of all loose dirt and other objectionable materials by means of approved mechanical sweepers or blower and or hand broom. B. C for MC-250. C.05 PLACEMENT OF ASPHALT CONCRETE SECTION 02513 CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS DOC SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF 089/ 090 A 2050 BE-315756 7 of 10 0 . then a tack coat shall be applied after the original one has been swept clean. per ASTM D-1883 shall not be less than 50 after four days soaking. If applications of the surface course is delayed by more than 3 days.03 PRIME COAT APPLICATION A prime coat consists of the initial application of liquid asphalt onto the surface of a nonasphalt base course. 3. Prime coat shall be applied by means of a pressure distributor at a rate between 0.E.25 liters per square meter or as directed by the Company Representative. Curing: The prime coat shall be permitted to cure until the penetration into underlying surface has been approved by Company Representative. The prime coat shall be fully set and cured before placing an asphalt mixtures on the base. B. the laboratory compacted California Bearing Ratio. C. A hand broom shall be used for application of the tack coat to concrete surfaces not covered by the bituminous distributor. Concrete Surfaces: Tack coat shall be applied to all concrete surfaces that will be in contact with the asphalt pavement.

and unless it has a temperature within the limits described in Paragraph 2. SECTION 02513 CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS DOC SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF 089/ 090 A 2050 BE-315756 8 of 10 0 .04.3 of this Section.A. Receipt of Materials: Do not accept asphalt concrete materials unless it is covered with tarpaulins until unloaded. C.

Rolling: After a layer has been placed the full width. Samples shall be obtained in sets of two (2). Protection of WORK: Protect those portions of curbs. Spreading: Bituminous mixture shall be spread in placement thickness so that after rolling. The CONTRACTOR shall. The bituminous mixture shall be spread. manholes. valve boxes and other structures. from bituminous material. Quality Control: See SAUDI ARAMCO Engineering Standards. the surface shall be rolled. SAMPLING AND TESTING A. The density of the mixture as placed and compacted shall be determined from samples cut from the compacted courses at locations specified by Company Representative. shaped and finished with the power machine. Remove any bituminous material from asphalt fouled surfaces and clean these surfaces to the satisfaction of Company Representative. and when the weather is not foggy or rainy and when the existing surface is free from moisture. The CONTRACTOR shall cut all samples. when necessary. and with asphalt in play court areas. C.4. Compaction Sampling and Testing: The field Mold Density shall be determined in accordance with AASHTO T 166 taken from samples of freshly-mixed bituminous mixture at the plant. or above. The frequency of testing shall be be as directed by Company Representative.B. SAES-Q-006. and is true to grade and cross section. D. cut from the same specified location. Under no circumstances shall the center of the surface course be rolled first. ice. or other cooling substance to the surface of the pavement to prevent the samples from shattering or disintegrating. fill and compact all test holes at his own expense.4. and shall commence at the outer edge and progress toward the center. Placing and Compaction of the bituminous mixture shall progress in sections not more than 90 meters in length. 3. Rolling shall continue until the surface is of uniform texture and degree of compaction. F. Sample holes shall be filled with concrete in traffic areas.06 COMPACTION. C. Compaction Density: The requirement shall be equal to or greater than 96% of the Marshall density per ASTM D-1559 of each days production. E. that will be visible upon completion of the project. Paragraph 5. the nominal thickness of the compacted bituminous materials shall not be more than 80mm per layer and not less then 50mm per layer. B. The asphalt concrete shall be placed only when the atmosphere temperature is 4 Deg. Rolling shall be longitudinal. Reheating of the mixture will not be permitted. SECTION 02513 CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS DOC SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF 089/ 090 A 2050 BE-315756 9 of 10 0 . furnish and apply cold water. Cores extracted for thickness measurement shall not be used for density determination and density samples shall not be used for thickness measurements.

07 TOLERANCE The surface will be tested with a four (4) meter straight edge at selected locations. The variation of the surface from the testing edge of the straight edge between any two (2) contacts with the surface shall at no point exceed four (4) mm when placed parallel to the center line or three (3) mm when placed perpendicular to the center line of the roadway or three (3) mm in any direction for athletic areas. All humps and depressions exceeding the specified tolerance shall be corrected by removing the defective WORK and replacing it with new material as directed by Company Representative at no additional cost to SAUDI ARAMCO. Tolerance in Thickness: The total depth of base courses and surface courses shall be measured in two (2) separate operations for each type of material. Thickness determination shall be made per layer and a minimum of two (2) locations per 500 meter or rectangular athletic area. 3.C. A water ponding test shall be applied over entire surface of rectangular athletic areas. Measurement of any core shall not be deficient by more than 10mm or 15% of the design thickness whichever is less. at locations designated by Company Representative. END OF SECTION SECTION 02513 CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS DOC SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF 089/ 090 A 2050 BE-315756 10 of 10 0 .

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