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
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conforming to SAUDI ARAMCO Standard A-972.2. 40 No.04 BITUMINOUS PAVING MIXTURE A. B. 2. The marl base materials shall have the same properties as the “Select Fill” materials as defined in Section-02210. Gradation: When tested according to ASTM C-117 and ASTM C-136. 10 No. 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 . Mineral Aggregate: 1.03 TACK COAT Liquid asphalt for tack coat: Shall be RC-250 conforming to SAUDI ARAMCO (Ras Tanura Refinery) Standard A-971 or RC-800.60 15 . Asphalt shall be petroleum asphalt cement.40 10 .” 2. 2. 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. Marl Base: Marl base shall be used as base course for play area. 4 No. penetration Grade 60-70.02 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. 200 Percent Passing 100 90 .15 2-9 B.26 5 . conforming to the requirements of SAUDI ARAMCO (Ras Tanura Refinery) Standard A-970.77 35 .100 60 .70 25 .90 42 . “Earthwork. the combined mineral aggregate shall conform to the following grading.

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.45 16 .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 . b.26 8 . d.18 4-8 Physical requirement: The combined mineral aggregates for binder course and asphalt surface shall conform to the following physical requirements: a. Job Mix 1. 80 .50 15 . Thin and elongated pieces. Asphalt Cement 96 .65 30 . thickness less than 1/5 length per CRD-C-119 5% maximum C.10 3/4” 1/2” 3/8” #4 #10 #40 #80 #200 100 80 .3/4" 1/2" 3/8" #4 #10 #40 #80 #200 2.62 32 . by weight larger than 25mm. Total Mineral Aggregates b.32 3 .100 60 .95 48 .80 45 . Loss by Abrasion % (ASTM C-131) Loss by Magnesium Sulfate Soundness for: • • Coarse Aggregate Fine Aggregate (ASTM C-88) 18% maximum 20% maximum e. 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.

(ASTM D-1559) Voids in total mix Voids filled with Bitumen Voids in mineral aggregate (VMA) ASTM D-2041 25% max. C for 20 minutes a. previously cleaned of all foreign materials.) Flow (mm) 700 min. mineral filler and asphalt to produce a final mix that when compared to the job-mix formula. as compared tostability measured after submersion in water @ 60 deg. Maximum Variation: Upon receiving the job-mix formula. C and 163 Deg. 25% max.5 percent +/.5 percent +/. C and 163 Deg. C for 24 hrs. 2. 4 and Larger Aggregate Sieve size No. e. 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 . Aggregate Sieve size No.1.4-4. c d. CONTRACTOR shall adjust his plant to proportion the individual aggregates. shall be within the following limits: Tolerance a. 200 & smaller Asphalt Content +/. 2.0-7. The asphalt concrete graded from a SAUDI ARAMCO approved batch plant. C. approved by the Company Representative. 3. b. Temperature: The mixture shall have a temperature between 139 Deg. 10 and retained on the No. b. 3. c.0% 70-80% 14% min.Binder Course a.3 percent +/. 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. The mixture shall be delivered on the surface to be paved. 3. d. b. 2.0% 60-75% 13% min.0 Loss of Marshall stability bysubmerging specimens in water @60 deg. 200 Aggregate Sieve size No. Stability (Kg.0 Surface Course 700 min. between the temperature of 139 Deg.5 percent Submit asphalt mix design to Company Representative for review and approval at least 30 days prior to use.0-5.4-5.0.

and the average thickness shall not be less than the design thickness. as a part of the WORK and prior to delivery of materials for the base course. 3. smooth.02 BASE COURSE PLACING AND COMPACTION A. When the base or subbase course is constructed in more than one layer.1-1/2%) as determined by ASTM D-1557 or AASHTO T-180. 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. The completed thickness of the base shall be within +/. prepare the subgrade surface by sprinkling. all irregularities having been bladed out and rolled smooth. Subgrade Preparation: CONTRACTOR shall. blading. Method D. Method D or AASHTO T-180. the subgrade shall be well compacted. or AASHTO T-180. The water content of the material shall be maintained during compaction at the optimum percentage (+/. CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS DOC SABG GIRLS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND BOYS’ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MUBARRAZ AND HOFUF 089/ 090 A 2050 BE-315756 6 of 10 0 . 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. SECTION 02513 C. Compaction: Subgrade shall be compacted to not less than 95 percent of the maximum dry density per ASTM D-1557. When compacted and ready for base course construction. the previously constructed layers shall be cleaned of loose and foreign matter. 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. Compaction: While at optimum moisture (+/. rolling and lightly scarifying where necessary. hard and uniform. C. until the proper crown is obtained.PART 3 . Layer thickness generally shall not exceed 150 mm after compaction.EXECUTION 3. Placing: Granular base material shall be placed in layers of uniform thickness with approved spreaders. D.01 SUBGRADE PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE A. or to 85 percent relative density determined by ASTM D-4253 and D-4254. Method D. B. In-place density shall be measured by ASTM D-2922 or other approved methods. The surface of the completed base shall not show any deviation in excess of 6mm when tested with a 3 meter straightedge.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.6mm of the thickness shown on the Construction Drawings. Construction: Do not construct base course until the subgrade is approved by Company Representative. B. 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.

sand or other impurities have contaminated the tack coat. 3. C.04 APPLICATION OF TACK COAT A. to 80 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. Prime coat shall be applied by means of a pressure distributor at a rate between 0.05 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 . C. A hand broom shall be used for application of the tack coat to concrete surfaces not covered by the bituminous distributor.03 PRIME COAT APPLICATION A prime coat consists of the initial application of liquid asphalt onto the surface of a nonasphalt base course. 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. the surface shall be cleaned of all loose dirt and other objectionable materials by means of mechanical sweepers. Binder Course: Tack coat shall be applied between the binder course and the surface course. per ASTM D-1883 shall not be less than 50 after four days soaking. 3. 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. B.75 liters per square meter and at a temperature between 50 Deg. A. Do not apply tack coat during rainy weather or when the surface to be paved is not free from moisture. The prime coat shall be fully set and cured before placing an asphalt mixtures on the base. CBR Value: For Aggregate Base Course. If applications of the surface course is delayed by more than 3 days. the laboratory compacted California Bearing Ratio. and 105 deg. Tack coat applications shall take place prior to the paving operations and will include surfaces of concrete curbs and other drainage structures. Curing: The prime coat shall be permitted to cure until the penetration into underlying surface has been approved by Company Representative.65 and 1. B.25 liters per square meter or as directed by the Company Representative. Application: Prior to application. for MC-70 and at temperature between 65 deg. then a tack coat shall be applied after the original one has been swept clean. or if dirt. blower and/or hand broom. Concrete Surfaces: Tack coat shall be applied to all concrete surfaces that will be in contact with the asphalt pavement. C for MC-250.E. C. 3.

Receipt of Materials: Do not accept asphalt concrete materials unless it is covered with tarpaulins until unloaded. and unless it has a temperature within the limits described in Paragraph 2.04. C. 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 .3 of this Section.A.

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

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. at locations designated by Company Representative. 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. 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. 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 . 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.C. 3. Thickness determination shall be made per layer and a minimum of two (2) locations per 500 meter or rectangular athletic area.07 TOLERANCE The surface will be tested with a four (4) meter straight edge at selected locations.