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HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LIMITED

Technical specifications for supply and installation of
Fiber Reinforced Plastic {FRP) Tanks at Retail Outlets.

I. SUPPLY OF FRP TANKS {Single Wall):

1. FRP specification: FRP shall be as per ASTN Specification D+021 for Glass
Fiber Reinforced Polyester Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks. The
design, manufacturing and testing of the tanks shall be as per the
requirements prescribed under UL 1316 of Underwriters Laboratories, !nc.,
for Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Underground Storage Tanks for
Petroleum Products.

Tank shall be suitable for storing ethanol blended petrol (including 100¾
ethanol), Power Petrol and diesel 8 diesel variant like Turbojet.

A deflector plate shall be embedded in the body of the tank below the
location of each opening such as manholes and other nozzles provided
directly on the shell to prevent damage to the shell due to accidental falling
of pipes.

!n addition, design 8 drawings shall have approval of PESO for use in
petroleum Retail Outlets.

2. Installation

The Bidders shall install the tanks themselves. Proper installation, testing
and earthing should be ensured.

3. Accessories

All necessary accessories to be supplied along with FRP tank including
anchoring system comprising of pre-cast RCC beams (Deadman), FRP
deadman straps, turn buckle, wire rope, etc and any other itemfs not
restricted to the foregoing to ensure stability of tanks in service in
Petroleum Outlets to conform to PESO (CCOE) rules. !n addition,
manufacturers are also required to furnish a valid and approved calibration
chart for each tank.

4. Documentation

Nanufacturers are required to furnish Quality Control cum Final !nspection
and Testing Certificate showing serial number of the tank, dimensions, wall
end thickness, test pressure and other requirements are per UL 1316 for
each tank.

!n addition a certificate that the tank has been installed and tested at site
using correct backfill material and procedure by them and under their own
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supervision, shall also be issued by the bidders. All such certificates shall
bear the signature of the authorized persons of the Bidder.

5. Tank Marking Details

Every FRP tank shall have marking on the both end caps showing name of
the manufacture, year of manufacturing, tank serial number, conforming
standards, size of the tank, maximum test pressure, and caution regarding
the risk or damage to the tank from filling prior to back filling. The
marking shall be either stenciled or laminated.

6. Tank dimensions

Directional dimensions and wall thickness for each capacity tanks are given
below:


Description 9 KL 16 KL 22 KL +5 KL
Overall length 3910 mm 6680 mm 6010 mm 11580 mm
Nominal diameter 1830 mm 1830 mm 23+0 mm 23+0 mm
Shell thickness 6 -7 mm 6 -7 mm 6 -7 mm 6 -7 mm
Dish end
thickness
10-11 mm 10-11 mm 10-11 mm 10-11 mm

The dimensions of the FRP tanks may vary from manufacturer to
manufacture for the same capacity. However, details like capacity in KL,
shell thickness, end thickness, number of manholes and sketch showing
required orientation of nozzles should form a part of the bid.

Floor space for each tank shall not be less than 5 ¾ or as prescribed by
PESOfUL.

7. Loading requirements

Tank should be able to take external hydrostatic pressure of up to 2.3 N of
over burden. When installed, tank shall withstand axle load of 1+500
kgfaxle.

8. QAP :

Successful Bidders are required to draw QAP covering all the Tender
Specifications and submit to HPCL for approval. Draft QAP is enclosed
along with the Tender.

II. !NSTALLAT!ON OF FRP PETROLEUN STORAGE TANKS


1. Handling and Inspection

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a) !nspection at Site On arrival: On arrival of the FRP Fuel tank at site, the
visual inspection is to be carried out for the following
Size and capacity
Availability of fittings and lifting lugs
Availability of connecting pipes and steel blinds
Availability of all hold down straps and marking of hold down straps
Damage to end caps, rib, shell or accessories.

b) Handling and unloading at Site: Each tank is provided with 2 numbers
of Lifting Lugs. Both lifting lugs shall be used during the tank lifting.
Tank shall be handled carefully to prevent from any major or minor
damages. Following is to be ensured for safe handling of the tank.
Tanks should not be dropped, rolled or impacted.
Tank shall be lifted through the lift lugs provided on the tank top
positions.
Chains or cable around the tank shall not be used.
Tank shall be stored on plane smooth ground, free from rocks, stones
and objects likely to cause abrasion or damage to tanks.
The tank shall be properly checked after placing on the ground. Rubber
tyres or partially loose sand bags, or wooden supports or wooden
wedges shall be provided until moved for further installation.


2. Installation Instructions

a) Bed and Backfill Naterial

FRP Tanks to be fully supported with backfill material and this backfill
material provides the required support for these tanks. Contractors must
use approved bed and backfill material and follow the instruction exactly.

Recommended material is `Pea Gravel', naturally rounded with a mix of
particle size from +.75mm to 12.5mm or crushed stone with angular
particle size of +.75mm to 12.5mm with not more than 5¾ shall pass 2.0
mm !S Sieve ( !S +60 - 1985 ).

The backfill material shall be free from deleterious material and the easy
way to achieve this is to wash the backfill material as needed.

The quality and soundness criteria shall meet in general as that of
aggregates for Reinforced Concrete. The aggregate crushing value when
determined in accordance with !S 2386 Part !v shall not exceed +5
Percent. The maximum quantity of deleterious material shall not exceed
the limits specified in Table 1 of !S 383. Samples shall be drawn from the
back-fillig material for each site and got tested in a Government or a
Government approved laboratory for these two parameters and reports
submitted to HPCL

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The backfill material should not have contaminated with sand or native soil
and must be kept in dryness.


b) Excavation of Tank Pit f Trench.

FRP Tanks need to be placed in trenches or pits and bedding and
backfilling need to be carried out in such a way that the bedding and
backfill material shall provide the necessary support all around for these
tanks and this support should not be lost over the period of time even
during water table fluctuations, and any other adverse conditions related
to soils.

Each Bidder may have and submit their own methods and procedures for
handling, inspection and installation to ensure that tanks are handled
without being damaged in any way and installed so as to ensure that
tanks are installed to conform to safety standards 8 licences.

2.1 Dewatering
De-watering needs to be carried out in all cases from the beginning of the
tank installation until complete backfilling up to the grade. Failure of De-
Watering OR accumulation of rain or floodwater in the Tank pits without
backfilling will cause buoyancy of tanks. However, if the possibility of flooding
of Tank Pit by fluctuating water table, rain, or by any other means is not
there, one can proceed for the complete backfilling up to grade.

2.2 General Trench Details

General criteria of the trench details along with the requirement in following
conditions are described below:

2.3 For Stable soil Conditions

For stable soil conditions, minimum clearance in all direction is 600 mm.

2.4 For Unstable {Filled up) Soil Conditions

!n muck, bog, peat, swamp or landfill type areas where the soil is soft, a
larger Tank Pit or hole size is required to support tanks. !n these types of
conditions the pit must be large enough to allow half the tank diameter from
ends and sides of tanks to the walls of the Tank Pits.

c) Bedding Preparation

Provision of 300 mm layers of approved backfill material underneath the tank
bottom is called as bedding. For bedding, following methodology needs to
be followed:

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Selected bed and backfill material shall be equally spread over the excavated
pit base in minimum 300 mm thickness and 300 mm beyond the tank out line
in all direction.
The bedding shall be compacted thoroughly.
The tank shall not be placed in the pit on wooden timbers, beams, concrete
pad or cradles. !t shall be placed on pre-prepared gravel bedding only.
!f soil is poor then Bedding need to be done on the Concrete (1:3:6) base.

d) Deadman Anchor Straps and its Anchoring Arrangement

All Deadman straps need to be placed on the Ribs (as per Rib Narking
Locations on the Tank) and tightened only after Site Air Test. Only the FRP
Deadman Straps 8 Turn Buckles supplied along with the tank must be used.
Following precautions should be taken in this regard:
Deadman straps shall be tightened at correct (Arrow marks) locations. These
locations have a maximum tolerance of ± 25 mm on either side.
Turn buckles shall be fixed to tight the hold down straps.
Tighten Turn Buckles to maximum Hand Free only.
Don't use any rod or equivalent to tight buckles as it will create the
deflections in the tank Shell
Use individual Turn Buckles and Anchoring system for each tank.
The dead man anchors could be at different locations for different capacities.
Nake sure that these dead man anchors are made per the specific tank
drawings.
Place the Anchor straps on the ribs by using the Guides provided in the FRP
Deadman straps.
While assembling the FRP Deadman straps, please ensure that, these FRP
straps are not located on the Tank shell. The straps must be located and
tighten on the marked locations of the ribs.

e) Tank Placement

Once the bedding is ready, tank needs to be placed inside the trench.
Following should be ensured during tank placement inside the trench:
!nspect the Tank for visual Defects, if any once again, prior to placement in
the Trench and make sure that the trench is as required.
!nstallation supervisor should guide the crane operator for proper lifting lugs.
The guide ropes are tightened correctly at both ends of the tank.
!nstallation Supervisor should check proper position of the tank and its level
before releasing the crane. Tank alignment shall also be done at same time.
Ensure that the tank is aligned in such a way that Deadman straps match the
Dead man.
After the alignment 8 the inspection is done, the tank shall be choked inside
the pit by putting additional gravels into the pit and place it in tank bottom
surfaces to prevent the tank movement and mis-alignment.

f) Pneumatic Test at Site

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Pneumatic test need to be conducted for every tank being installed at site.
Pneumatic test shall be conducted on the ground as well as in the Tank pit.
The following general precautions need to be followed for the Pneumatic
Test.
Pneumatic Testing is done without placing and tightening the deadman straps
and its arrangement.
Prepare the testing device with one opening for air inlet 8 other opening for
pressure release. Any existing fitting could be utilized to fix the pressure
gauge.
The test shall be conducted at the test pressure of 5 psi (0.3+ kg per sq cm)
with a tolerance of +1 Psi to - 0 Psi held for 30 minutes.
Nake use of any commercially available low pressure Air Compressor should
be able to build the pressure of 6 Psi gradually. Avoid the usage of high and
fast buildup Compressors.
Once the air compressor connection is made, slightly open the air-in-let valve
for air entry into the tank. Keep open the vent nozzle.
Continue air to circulate for 5 minutes.
Close the vent valve 8 pressure will start building up.
Do not open the in-let valve in full range. Let pressure to build-up gradually.
As the pressure reaches to the required level, close the in-let valve 8 remove
the compressor hose.
There could be slight pressure drop as the tank makes a temperature
adjustment, but it shall not keep continue dropping. Do not start the test until
the pressure is settled 8 the tank holds the pressure. Nake adjustment to the
tank pressure to maintain the required pressure during this setting period.
!n case of continuous drop in pressure or leakage, the leak location shall be
traced out by applying soapf detergent solution on the body and corrective
action shall be taken.
!f the leakage is detected after lowering the tank in the pit, the tanks shall be
brought on the ground for investigation and rectification. The method of
rectification, if any, shall be recorded and informed separately to HPCL. Also,
warranty shall be applicable for such tanks also.
Release the pressure through vent Nozzle slowly and gradually and carry out
further activities.

g) Tank backfilling

Backfilling of the Tank Trench need to be carried out in layers of 300 mm and
initial 3 layers of 300 mm each need to be well hunched and well placed after
that placement of 300 mm layers up to tank top and then up to Tank Grade
need to be carried out. Following guidelines should be followed for backfilling:
After testing tank inside the Trench, deadman anchor straps should be placed
and tightened as per the instructions above.
These anchor straps need to be placed only on the ribs, by adjusting the
guides provided on the FRP hold down straps.
Do not tighten the anchor straps on the shell.
Straps should be snug but cause no deflection
Also please ensure that tightening of Turnbuckles to be done by Hand Only
Use only Approved Backfill material.
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The tank shall be kept vented during all backfill process.

Backfilling is to be done in following steps:

i) Place first lift of 300 mm evenly around the tank

The backfill material must be moved completely beneath the tank bottom area.
The back fill material must be properly packed under the tank bottom curvature
using special tools f rods if not reachable manually all the time it should be
ensured that no damages are caused to the tank.
Recommended probes are of wooden with the maximum dimension of 25-30
mm.
The backfill shall also cover between ribs area and under the end-caps.
The compaction shall be done by wooded rammers.

ii) Place second and subsequent lift of 300 mm around the tank

Repeat the same process of pushing the backfill under the tank from all sides.
The backfill material shall be well leveled all around and compacted using
wooden rammers.

iii) Backfill final 300 mm all around the Tank Above Tank Top

Once piping accessories are finalized, continue back filling the compacted backfill
material in 300 mm lifts, till reached to ground level.

iv) For tanks installed under driveway

During the construction of the Chambers and casting the RCC slabs, make sure
to provide the well compacted backfill material cushion of 150 mm all around the
tank between the tank shell and the bottom of the chamber wall.

v) Backfilling should be done continuously and should not be left midway. To
avoid floatation due to buoyancy, during rainy season and any other potential
situations for buoyancy, it is recommended to fill the tank with water
gradually as per progress of backfilling, till commissioning.

2.+.1 h) Burial depth guidelines

Tanks not subject to Traffic Loading: !n such situations, a cover depth of 300 mm
of selected backfill material is to be ensured

Tanks with Traffic Loading: !f tanks are under driveway and subjected to
traffic loading, then it is required to provide additional cover of 150 mm of
reinforced concrete above the tank above the required cover depth of 900
mm. The design of this RCC cover should suit the specific loading.

Pit Size & Burial Depth & Thickness guidelines for FRP Tanks
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Pit Size & Burial Depth:

The pit size should be sufficient to provide a minimum 12 inch (30.+8 cm)
backfill bed underneath the tank, and a minimum 18 inches (+5.7 cm) and 2+
inches (60.96 cm) preferred between adjacent tanks and the ends of the tank
to the outside edge of the tank pit. !f the tank pit is considered unstable, the
distance between the sides and ends of the tank to the edges of the tank pit
should be ½ the tank diameter.

NFPA 30 titled Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code specifies the
minimum burial depth to protect a tank for non-traffic and traffic loads.
Traffic loads are referred to as H20 axle loads of 32,000 pounds per axle. As
per the applicable paragraph of NFPA 30 , "When the tanks are, or are
likely to be subjected to traffic, they shall be protected against
damage from vehicles passing over them by at least 3 feet {0.90 m)
of earth cover, or 1S inches {45.7 cm) of well tamped earth plus
either 6 inches {15 cm) of reinforced concrete or S inches {20 cm) of
asphaltic concrete. When asphaltic or reinforced concrete paving is
used as part of the protection, it shall extend at least 1 foot {0.30 m)
horizontally beyond the outline of the tank in all directions."

NFPA 30 minimum requirements for non-traffic loads are a minimum burial
depth to protect the tanks of 2 feet (0.60 m) of earth, or not less than 1 foot
(0.30 m) of earth, on top of which shall be placed a slab of reinforced
concrete not less than + inches (10 cm) thick.

The worst case scenario for buoyancy is an empty tank with ground water at
grade. A minimum 1.20 factor of safety against flotation for an empty tank
with ground water at grade must be considered.

Our installation instructions stress the use of pea gravel ranging in size
between 1f8 inch (3.75 mm) and ¾ inch (19 mm) or crushed stone ranging
in size between 1f8 inch (3.75 mm) and ½ inch (12.5 mm) for the backfill
bed and backfill around the tank to keep the tank in round. Either of these
materials should have no more than 5¾ passing the #8 sieve that is 0.0937
inches (2.38 mm). !f compacted soil is used above the tank top, a geo-textile
material or filter fabric should be used at no extra cost between the pea
gravel or crushed stone backfill and the soil. The geo-textile material or filter
fabric prevents the finer material over top of the larger material from washing
into the larger material from heavy rains or a rising or falling water table in
the tank installation.

Burial Depth & Thickness Guidelines:

Tank shall be designed to meet the following design criteria:

1. External hydrostatic pressure: Buried in ground with 7' of over burden
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over the top of the tank, the hole fully flooded and safety factor of 5:1
against general buckling.

2. Surface loads: When installed according to manufacturer's installation
instructions, tanks will withstand surface H-20 axle loads (32,000 lbs.faxle).

3. !nternal load: Tanks shall withstand 5 psi air pressure test with 5:1 safety
factor.

+. Tanks shall be designed to support accessory equipment such as heating
coils, ladders, drop tubes, etc. when installed according to manufacturer's
recommendations and limitations.

When a tank is buried deeper than the 7 foot burial depth over the top of the
tank, the safety factors can be diminished by the deeper burial depth. Hence
in case of bury of tanks deeper than 7 feet, the laminate thickness to be
increased suitably to keep the original safety factors. The Design shall be
submitted to HPCL for approval before installation.

!nstallation Tanks under Drive Way:

vendors to submit the method of installation under drive way along with the
unpriced Bid. The strength of the RCC slab above the installed tank shall not
be less than 250 KgfCm2.

NANHOLE CHANBERS: The installation of Tanks job also includes provision of
Nanhole Chambers of required sizes and Nos. using Bricks and other civil
materials and workmanship as per the specifications mentioned in this Tender
under Technical specifications for Civil Works.

The General specifications for Civil works shall be as follows:

PCC 1:3:6 : Providing and laying PCC 1:3:6 using +0 mm and down size
graded stone aggregates including machine mixing, providing formwork if
required, placing, compacting by hand ramming, curing etc complete.

BR!CK NASONRY WORKS: Providing and constructing brick masonry in CN
1:5 using first quality bricks of Class designation 35 (minimum) and
conforming to !S-1077-1986 including providing all openings and projections,
raking the joints to 1 cm deep, scaffolding, soaking of bricks in water prior to
use and curing etc complete as per specifications.

PLASTER!NG: Providing and laying 15mm thick smooth cement plastering in
1:+ CN in single coat to all the interior walls including providing necessary
scaffolding, chicken wire mesh at all joints of brick and concrete surfaces,
with a minimum overlap of 150 mm in all directions and additional thickness
if required to achieve perfect line and level without any extra cost.


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RCC 1:1.5:3: Providing, mixing and placing RE!NFORCENENT CENENT
CONCRET 1:1.5:3 mix with Ordinary Portland Cement using 20 mm and down
size graded crushed aggregate including providing and fixing necessary
plywood fsteel shuttering , scaffolding, machine mixing, compacting by
vibrators, curing, hacking the surface to receive plaster etc. complete. Rate
shall be exclusive of the cost of steel reinforcement, which will be paid under
a separate item. Concrete conforming to relevant specifications of !S +56
Latest Edition.

The specifications for materials and workmanship of Civil works is as per the
details separately enclosed in the Tender


i) Fixing of Piping and other accessories (!ndicative):

The following Nozzles to be provided on both the Nanhole covers:
o First Nanhole Cover:
Tank fill pipe connection - 80 mm NB - 1 No.
Suction pipe connection - 50 mm NB - 2 Nos.
Dip pipe connection - +0 mm NB - 1 No.
vent pipe connection - +0 mm NB - 1 No.
o Second Nanhole Cover:
Automation Probe Connection - 80 mm NB - 1 No.
Submersible Pump Connection - 150 mm NB - 1 No.
Density Probe Connection - 100 mm NB - 1 No.
o The No. of nozzles and their sizes mentioned above is indicative and
successful Bidders are required to take separate approval from HPCL on
the drawings with nozzle orientation, No. of Nozzles, Sizes, etc. at the time
of execution.
o Two Nanhole covers, Piping and required Nozzles, their thickness and
their Naterial Of Construction shall be provided in accordance with !S
10987.
o Piping need to be provided with proper supports so as to avoid over
loading of the Flanged nozzles.
o All piping needs to be fixed in such a way that there is no undue stress on
the joints on the tank.
o Care need to be exercised in making the final connections of the piping
with FRP Flanged nozzle.
o FRP Flanged Nozzles should not be over tightened. !t is recommended to
use maximum Torque of 25 to 30 N-m on these FRP nozzles.
o During pipe fixing and Chamber construction care need to be taken to
avoid Loading of Heavy equipment over the tank.
o All piping connected inside the tank should have a minimum clearance of
100 mm to 150 mm from bottom.

The Tanks shall be so installed that there is a minimum clearance of 600 mm
from Top of the Nanhole to the bottom of the Drive way.

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Bidders to submit the method of installation of Tanks under Drive way along
with the Unpriced Bid.

Buoyancy Calculations: vendors to submit the Tank Buoyancy calculations.

Third Party !nspection: vendor to arrange for the Third Party inspection as
per the approved QAP through any of the following Third party Agencies at no
extra cost to HPCL:
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The Draft QAP is enclosed along with the Tender. However, the successful
Bidders are required to draw the fresh QAP and submit to HPCL for their
approval

!n addition to the third party inspection, HPCL will inspect atleast one tank of
each size as per the final approved QAP for both destructive and non-
destructive tests for the tanks manufactured for HPCL.

Note :-
1. The above details are minimum and indicative requirement.
2. Bidders must furnish the requirements for stability of tanks.
3. One tank of each size must be physically calibrated and during
physical calibration, dimensional changes that the tanks under
calibration must be noted and recorded. This shall be witnessed
either by a III party or by HPCL. It is assumed that there shall be no
variations in the dimensions of FRP when filled. The calibration shall
be carried out in accordance with IS 109S7.
4. IF SPECIFICATIONS OF ANY PARTICULAR ITEM IS MENTIONED
AT MORE THAN ONE PLACE, THEN THE SUPERIOR
SPECIFICAIONS WILL PREVAIL.

5. Vendors to submit the Method adopted to prevent damage to tank
from Vehicles passing over Manhole Chamber in case of below
Driver Way UG Tanks.













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!NSTALLAT!ON REPORT FOR FRP TANK
(To be typed on letterhead)



1. Name of the RO :

2. Date of Comencement of work:

3. Date of Completion of work :

4. Name of Principal Contractor :

5. Name of FRP tank supplier :

6. Nominal capacity of the tank :

7. Serial No. of the tank :

S. Whether tank inspected :
for damages prior & after
installation

9. Whether the back-fill :
material used was satisfactory

10. Have the instructions given :
in the installation manual followed

11. Location of the tank : Away from driveway J under
driveway

12. Whether design of concrete :
slab over the tank is verified
to suit the loading requirement,
if the tank is installed
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under driveway

13. Were all piping connections :
tightened adequately

14. Whether pressure testing :
of the tank is found OK

We hereby certify that the above information is correct and that we have received
training on the proper installation procedures for the FRP tank from the above-
mentioned manufacturer. The above installation is in conformance to the installation
procedures prescribed in the product manuals of the manufacturer.


Signature of the installer Date























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TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
FOR
CIVIL JOBS

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS - CIVIL WORKS


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS- MATERIALS

GENERAL:

a. All materials to be used in the execution of Civil 8 structural works shall be
governed by the requirements of this specification.

b. Whenever any reference to !S codes is made, the same shall be taken as the
latest revision ( with all amendments issued thereto ) as on the date of
submission of the bid.

c. Apart from the !S codes mentioned in particular in various clauses of this , for
a specific work under consideration all other relevant codes regarding quality
testing andf or inspection procedures shall be applicable. Reference to some
of the codes in the various clauses of this specification does not limit or
restrict the scope of applicability of other referred or relevant codes.

d. !n case of any variationf contradiction in provisions between !S codes and this
specification, the provisions given in this specification shall be followed with
the approval of the Engineer in Chargef consultant f architect.

e. All materials shall be of standard quality and shall be procured from renowned
sourcesf manufactures approved by the Architect f Consultant. !t shall be the
responsibility of the Contractor, to get all materials approved prior to
procurement and placement of order.

f. Quality and acceptability of materials not covered under this specification shall
be governed by the relevant !S codes. !n case !S code is not available for the
particular material, other codes e.g. BS or D!N or ASTN shall be considered.
The decision of the Engineer-in-Charge f consultant f architect in this regard
shall be final and binding on the contractor.

g. Whenever asked for, the Contractor shall submit representative samples of
materials to be client for inspection and approval. Approval of any sample
does not necessarily exempt the Contractor from submitting necessary test
reports for the approved materials, as per the specification f relevant !S
codes.

h. The Contractor shall submit manufacture's test reports on quality and
suitability of any material procured from them and their recommendation on
storage, application, workmanship etc. for the intended use. Submission of
manufacturer's test reports does not restrict the clientf consultant from asking
for fresh test results from an approved laboratory of the actual material
supplied from any approved manufacturef source at any stage of execution of
work.
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i. All costs relating to or arising out of carrying out the tests and submission of
test reports and or samples to the clientf consultant for approval during the
entire tenure of the work shall be borne by the Contractor and included in the
quoted rates.

j. Naterials for approval shall be separately stored and marked, as directed by
the client f consultant and shall not be used in the works till these are
approved. The Contractor at his own cost shall immediately remove all
rejected materials from the site.

1.1.0 CEMENT

SUPPLY:

Cement used shall be one of the following with prior approval of the
Engineer-in-Charge f consultant f architect.

Grade +3 Ordinary Portland Cement conforming to !S: 8112.
Grade 53 Ordinary Portland Cement conforming to !S: 12269.
Portland Stage Cement conforming to !S : +55.
Portland Pozzolana Cement conforming to !S : 1+89.

Cement to be used shall be of the best quality from reputed brands like ACCf
Birla f Gujrat Ambuja f L 8 T or any other equivalent as approved by the
Client f consultant.

Unless otherwise specified ordinary Portland Cement of +3 grade conforming
to !S : 8112 shall be used for all concrete works.

Where specified, special cement like Sulphate resisting Portland cement (
conforming to !S : 80+2-E ), Coloured cement shall be used.

Rapid hardening cement shall have strength in one day equal to that of OPC
in 3 days. !t shall be used for products like Hume pipe, tiles, sleepers, and
poles, prestressed and precast members. !t shall also be used for foundation,
bridges, culverts, causeways, etc. where quick construction activity is required
however with prior permission of the consultant f architect. Test certificates
showing that the cement complies with the specifications must be submitted
to the consultant.

Sulphate resistant cement should possess low heat of hydration, more
compressive strength at 3, 7 and 28 days than OPC. !t should be capable of
withstanding attack of aggressive substances like sulphate of sodium,
magnesium, calcium, etc. which damage concrete structures. !t shall be used
with prior approval for structures in or near sea water, where the soil
conditions are aggressive, where repeated cycles of drying and wetting occur
and also for structures exposed to sulphate attack like industrial drains,
sewage pipes, foundations, bridge, dams. Tunnels. Test certificates showing
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that the cement complies with the specifications must be submitted to the
consultant.

Coloured cement shall be white or grey Portland cement mixed with pigment
as specified in the item of work, it shall comply with physical requirements of
!S : 269f8112 and pigments shall be inorganic oxide pigments either natural
or synthetic in origin complying with the requirements of B.S.: 101+ The
pigments used for coloured cements shall be of approved quality and its
quantity and its quantity shall not exceed 10¾ of cement used in the mix.
The mixture of pigment and cement shall be properly ground to have a
uniform colour and shade. The pigments shall have such properties as to
provide durability under exposure to sunlight and weather. The pigment shall
have the properly such that it is neither affected by the cement not
detrimental to it.

!n case more than one type of cement is used in any work, a record shall be
kept showing the location and type of cement used. Each type of cement shall
preferably be obtained from one constant source throughout the contract.
Cement of different types shall not be mixed with one another. Different
brands of cement or the same brand of cement from different sources shall
not be used without prior notification or approval by client.
The cement shall be supplied to the site in original sealed bags, which shall
be labeled with the weight, name of manufacturer, date of manufacture,
brand and type. Cement received in torn bags shall not be used. Bags of
cement that vary in weight by more than 3¾ shall not be accepted.

The Contractor shall maintain a daily record of cement received and
consumed in an approved form and copy shall be submitted to the Engineer-
in-Charge once a week.
1.2.0 Storage :

Cement bags shall be stored dry, leak proof, moisture proof and well-
ventilated godowns built at the cost of the Contractor. Cement of different
types shall be stored in separate godowns or separate compartments of a
godown.

The floor of the godown shall be raised and shall consist of wooden planks
resting on the base prepared with dry bricks laid on edges. Stacking of cement
bags shall have a clearance 150 to 200 mm above the floor and +50 mm from
the wall.

Cement shall be stored in stocks, which are not higher than 10 bags avoid
lumping due to pressure and in such a manner as to permit easy access for
inspection and identification.

The bags shall be kept close together in rows of two bags to reduce
circulation of air as much as possible. The bags shall be arranged in header
and stretcher fashion so as to lessen the danger of topping.

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` First in ' `First out ' rules shall be applied while removing the bags for use.

Cement stored during monsoons or for an unusually long period, shall be
completely enclosed in polythene sheet which shall cover the top of the stack.
The Contractor shall ensure that the polythene sheet is not damaged at any
time during use. Storage under tarpaulins shall not be permitted.

No stored cement bag shall be used after three months from the date of
manufacture. Generally, stacking and storing of cement shall be in accordance
with Clause 3.2 of !S : +082.
1.3.0 Quality of cement

The manufacture shall satisfy himself that the cement conforms to the
relevant !ndian standards and if required, shall furnish a certificate to this
effect to the purchase or his representative within ten days of the dispatch of
the cement.

The Contractor shall be fully responsible for the quantity of cement brought to
work site. !n case the Contractor has any doubt regarding the quality of
cement brought to work site, it is upto him to have it tested at his own
expense and make sure that the cement is of acceptable quality.

1.4.0. Testing

1.+.1 The Contractor shall submit test certificates furnished by the manufacture to
client f consultant is not convinced about the quality of cement, he can ask
the Contractor to have the cement tested or he can take samples in the
presence of Contractor from cement bags stored at work site and forward
them to government for testing. Expenses towards such tests shall be borne
by the Contractor.




1.5.0. Sampling :

For one lot of 50 tonnes of cement, 2¾ of bags be picked out at random,
from which one sample of 15 kg shall be taken.

1.5.2 Samples for testing may be taken by the purchaser or his representative
within one week of delivery and all tests shall commence within one week of
sampling.

When it is not possible to test the samples within one week, the samples shall
be backed and stored in airtight containers till testing.

Causes for rejection :

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1.6.1 Cement not conforming to relevant specification shall be rejected by the client
f consultant. The Contractor, at his own expense shall immediately remove
rejected cement from the work site.

1.6.2 Damaged or reclaimed or partly set cement will not be permitted to be used
and shall be removed from the site.


1.6.3 The minimum requirements for any type of cement to be considered as
acceptable are in table-A




TABLE A : PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CEMENT

Type of cement OPC
33
Grade
OPC 43
Grade
OPC 53
Grade
PPC PSC
Code NO. !S:269 !S:8112 !S 12269 !S 1+89 !S +55
Fineness by Blaine's
method (sq. m f kg), min
225 225 225 300 225
Setting time(mins)
initial(Nore than)
Final(Less than)

30
600

30
600

30
600

30
600

30
600
Loss on ignition (Nax ¾) 5 5 + 5 +
!nsoluble Residue
( Nax ¾)
+ 2 2 {0.960 x
++) x =¾
of
Pozzolana
2.5
Soundness ( Nax)
Lechatelier ( mm)
Autoclave ( ¾)
10
0.8
10
0.8
10
0.8
10
0.8
10
0.8
Compressive Strength
*( Nin) ( N f sq. mm)
7 days
28 days


22
33


33
+3


37
53


22
31


22
-


Compressive strength test shall be carried out on 70.70 x70.70 x 70.70 mm mortar
cubes made from cement and sand (conforming to !S - 650 ) mixed in the
proportion 1:3.0


2.0.0 AGGREGATES

Aggregates for concrete shall be produced from approved source conforming
to the specifications of !S:383 and shall be chemically insert, clean, strong,
durable, with limited porosity and free from deleterious materials which cause
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corrosion of reinforcement or may impair the strength and durability of
concrete. Aggregates shall not contain water-soluble sulphur trioxide in
excess of 0.1¾. The chloride ion content of fine and coarse aggregate shall
not exceed .06¾ and 0.02¾ respectively by mass of dry aggregate. !f either
aggregate exceeds these limits the material may still be considered
acceptable by the Engineer provided that the total chloride ion concentration
derived from the aggregate is not grater than 0.35¾ by mass of the cement
in the mix.

All aggregates shall comply with !S:2386 and !S:383 in respect of impurities
and additionally with the following :

a) Absorption
6¾ maximum by weight for ordinary construction and 2¾ maximum for
water proof construction.

b) Salt
1¾ maximum (equivalent anhydrous calcium percentage by weight of
cement)

c) Shell
8¾ maximum by weight.

d) Carbonates
10¾ maximum by weight.

Unless otherwise specified fine aggregate shall be imply natural river sand for
the purpose of reinforced concrete work.

FINE AGGREGATE :

2.1.1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

a The maximum size of the sand particles shall be +.75 mm and down graded.
b The sand shall be free from adherent coatings and not contain harmful
materials such as iron pyrites, coal, mica, slit, clay, alkali, sea shell, organic
impurities, loam, etc.
c The maximum quantity of deleterious materials shall not exceed 5 percent
and the limits specified in table 1 of !S: 383 when tested in accordance with
!S:2386 (part-2).
d Aggregates, which are chemically reactive with alkalis of cement, shall not be
used, as it will induce cracking of concrete.
e Slit and dust present in natural sand shall be limited to 8¾ by weight. !n case
it is more than 8¾ it shall be washed at site with clean water. Presence of
mica shall not be more than 1¾ by weight.

2.1.2 Grading

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Fine aggregate with a fineness modulus value less than `2' shall not be used
for reinforced concrete work. The natural sand used for RCC work shall have
a grading conforming to one of the three grading zones given in the following
table (Table b). Fine aggregate conforming to grade IV as per IS: 3S3
shall not be used for RCC works.

For coarse sand the grading of sand as determined by the method prescribed
in !S: 2386 Part ! shall be within the limits of grading !!! given in Table B.

Stone dust shall be obtained by crushing hard stone and the grading shall be
as determined by the method prescribed in !S : 2386 Part ! 8 !!. !t shall be
within the limits of grading zone !!!. The fineness modulus of stone dust shall
not be less than 1.8. !t shall not contain more than 8¾ of silt as determined
by field test with measured cylinder. The silt content is found out by keeping
a sample of stone dust without drying in 200 mm measuring cylinder. The
quantity of the sample shall be such that it fills the cylinder upto 10mm mark.
Then clean water shall be added upto 150 mm mark. The mixture shall be
stirred vigorously and the contents allowed to settle for 3 hours. The height of
slit visible as settled layer above the stone dust shall be expressed as
percentage more than 8¾ of silt shall be washed so as to being down the
content within the allowable limit.

When grading falls outside the limits of any particular grading Zone of sieves,
other than 600 micron !S sieve, by a total amount not exceeding 5¾, it shall
be regarded as falling within that grading zone.


TABLE B: GRADING OF FINE AGGREGATE {AS PER IS: 3S3)

!S Sieve
Designation
percentage by
weight
passing !S
Sieve

Grading Zone
!
Grading Zone
!!
Grading Zone
!!!
Grading Zone
!v
10 mm 100 100 100 100
+.75 mm 90-100 90-100 90-100 95-100
2.36 mm 60-95 75-100 85-100 95-100
1.18 mm 30-70 55-90 75-100 90-100
600 micron 15-3+ 35-59 60-79 80-100
300 micron 5-20 8-30 12-+0 15-50
150 micron 0-10 0-10 0-10 0-15

Sampling and testing

Fine aggregate shall be subjected to inspection and testing.

The method of sampling for test shall be in accordance with !S: 2+30

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Samples of fine aggregate for testing shall be collected from transportation
units or stack or
stockpiles. Each sample shall be packed separately and dispatched to the
testing laboratory.
Packing and marking of samples shall be done in accordance with clause 6.0
of !S: 2+30.

The Contractor shall furnish test results of samples as may be required by the
clientf consultant.
Testing shall be carried out in accordance with !S: 2386 (Parts- 1 to 8).

Storage

a. Aggregate shall be stored on a hard surface or a well designed platform of
concrete, timber, metal or any other approved material so as to prevent the
mixture of clay, dust, vegetable and other foreign matter.
b. Storing and stacking of fine aggregate shall be done in accordance with
clause 3.5 of !S:+082
c. While stacking, the aggregate shall not form pyramids resulting in segregation
of different size particles. The stacks shall be regular.
d. Unless otherwise specified or necessitated by site conditions, stacking of fine
aggregate shall be sufficiently away from that of coarse aggregate.

Coarse aggregate shall mean aggregate of which not less than 95¾ by
weight is retained on +.75 mm mesh !S sieve of !S:2+30 and shall conform to
!S:383.

2.2.0 COARSE AGGREGATE :

2.2.1 General Requirements:

Coarse aggregates shall be machine-crushed stone of black trap or equivalent
black hard stone and shall be hard, strong, dense, durable, clean or procured
from quarries approved by the clientfconsultant. Generally coarse aggregate
shall be cubical in shape and not flake or elongated.

Aggregates shall be free from injurious amounts of disintegrated pieces,
reactive silica, alkali, harmful salt, organic matters and other deleterious
materials.

Coarse aggregate to be used for reinforced cement concrete work shall not
contain any material liable to attack the steel reinforcement.

The maximum quantity of deleterious materials shall not exceed 5 percent of
the weight of coarse aggregate and the limits specified in Table 1 of !S:383
when tested in accordance with !S:2386(Part-2).

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The amount of fine particles occuring in the free state or as loose adherent
shall not exceed 1¾ when determined by laboratory sedimentation tests as
per !S:2386.

!n selecting the aggregates the Contractor shall satisfy and ensure that the
source is suitable for regular supply and a watch shall be maintained that the
particle shape and grading remain reasonably uniform throughout the
progress of work.

The Contractor shall arrange to supply coarse aggregates in single size, for
each nominal size, conforming to the grading given in Table 2 of !S:383. The
single sizes shall be combined in suitable proportion to get desired overall
grading of aggregates. The clientfconsultant at his discretion, may allow the
use of ¨Graded Aggregate" of nominal size, to conform to the grading
specified in Table 2 of !S:383.

2.2.2 Maximum Size :

The maximum size of aggregates shall not be great than one quarter of the
maximum thickness of the member so as to surround all reinforcement. For
heavily reinforced concrete members, the nominal size of aggregate shall be 5
mm less than the minimum clear distance between the reinforcement main
bar or 5 mm less than the minimum cover to the reinforcement whichever is
smaller.

!n reinforced concrete work, unless otherwise specified, nominal maximum
size of coarse aggregate shall be 20 mm and down.

2.2.3 Storage :

a. Generally, storage of coarse aggregate shall conform to clause 3.5 of !S:+082.
Aggregate shall be stored at site on a hard dry patch of ground, preferable
levelled and rolled.
b. Aggregate of various Sizes shall be stored in separate stockpiles with height
not exceeding 1 m to prevent coning or segregation. A bottom layer of coarse
aggregate 100 mm deep shall be undisturbed while removing the material for
use.
c. !f the aggregate are stored at site for a long time, it shall be sieved before
use, to remove dust, if directed by the consultant.

3.0.0 STEEL REINFORCEMENT :

3.1.0 Supply :

Steel reinforcement for concrete shall be roundfribbed bars, unless otherwise
specified and shall comply with the following grades.

High strength deformed steel bars conforming to !S: 1786. !f specified, tested
quality high yield strength deformed corrosion resistant steel ( CRS)
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bars from TATA ( T!SCON- 50 CRS) or SA!L ( HCR-REBARS Gr.N ) conforming
to !S: 1786 for mechanical properties with improved corrosion resistance and
bond strength shall be used.

All steel shall be procured from original procedures. No re-rolled steel shall
be incorporated in the work. Only new steel shall be delivered to the site and
shall be free of mill scale, loose rust, grease oil, paint or any other deleterious
materials which reduce or destroyed bond.

3.2.0 Measurement of Reinforcement :

Neasurement relating to nominal mass, dimensions and tolerances of various
types steel shall conform to relevant !S codes.

Reinforcement shall be measured in lengths of bar as actually placed in
position on standard weight basis, no allowances being made in the weight
for rolling margin, Wastage, chairs and binding wire shall not be measured.
Authorised overlaps and splices shall only be measured. Rate quoted shall
include the cost of welding if specified.

3.3.0 Testing :

Test certificates from manufacturer, mill certificates and certificates of origin
shall be submitted for each consignment. Additional tests required shall be
done as recommended by the clientf consultant at the Contractor's own cost.
An accredited laboratory shall carry out testing. Any reinforcement so
sampled and tested which fails to comply with the specifications shall be
rejected and the whole batch shall be removed from the site immediately.
The Contractor shall have no claim for bars mutilated in obtaining test
samples.

3.4.0 Sampling :

Sampling shall be done in accordance with relevant !S codes. For every +0
tonnes of steel at least one test shall be done.

CRS reinforcing bars shall conform to the physical properties of !S:1786. !n
addition when tested for corrosion resistance as per the standard ASTN
method such as salt spray test ( B.117.90). Potentio Dynamic Polaristion
measurement test (G.5.78). Atmospheric Corrosion test (G.50.76) and
sulphur-di-oxide chamber test (G.87.8+) shall exhibit corrosion resistance
index of minimum 1.5.CRS (deformed) bars should either be butt or lap
welded as per recommended practice of !S:9+17. For best results basic
coated electrodes containing copper andf or nickel shall be used.

The chemistry of CRS should be as given below :

Carbon -0.15¾ max
Sulphur(s) -0.05¾ max
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Phosphorus(p) -0.12¾ max
S+P -0.17¾ max
Silicon -0.+5¾ max
Corrosion
Resistant elements -0.5¾ max

3.5.0 Binding Wire :

The reinforcement shall be securely bound wherever bars intersect or
wherever required with 16 or 18 gauge ( 1.63 mm or 1.22 mm ) annealed
steel wire conforming to !S:280.

3.6.0 Mechanical splices :

Nechanical connections for spilicing reinforcement bars in congested locations
shall be used only with the approval of consultantfEngineer-in-Charge.
Patented couplers as manufactured by Usha Nartin !ndustries Ltd. ( CCL bar
grips) and BBR !ndia Ltd.(BBR SW!F) shall be used wherever mentioned in
the drawings. The couplers shall be attached to the reinforcement bars by
forging, hydraulic pressing or screw couplers in special circumstances may be
permitted. All operations relating to reinforcement coupling shall be done
using supplier's patented machine f equipment and in the presence of the
supplier's representative. The Contractor shall submit relevant trade literature,
mil certificates, certificate of origin and letters of approval for each proposed
application. A sample of each type of mechanical coupler shall be submitted
for testing and approval prior to the use of any coupler in the works.

3.7.0 Welding electrodes :

Electrodes used for welding of steel bars shall be ordinary mild steel grade 2
electrodes conforming to !S:81+ and shall be the quality and approved by the
Engineer-in-Charge. The work shall be carried out as strictly as per !S:2751
and !S:9+17.

3.S.0 Causes of Rejection :

Steel reinforcement, not conforming to relevant specifications, shall be
rejected by the clientfconsultant. Every bar shall be inspected before
assembling on the work and defective, brittle or brunt bar shall be rejected.
Cracked ends of bars shall be discarded. The Contractor at his own expenses
shall immediately remove rejected steel from the work site.

3.9.0 Storage :

Steel reinforcement shall be handled and stored in a manner that bending or
distortion of the bars is avoided and corrosion of steel is prevented. They
shall be stored in such a manner that they are not in direct contact with the
ground ( at least 150 mm clear above ground ). !n case of long storage, a
coat of cement wash shall be given to the reinforcing steel to prevent any
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scaling or rusting. Any reinforcement, which is certified as corroded by the
Engineer-in-Charge, shall either be immediately withdrawn from site or stand
blasted and coated with cement slurry. No extra payment shall be made for
sand blasting and cement coating. Bars of different classifications and size
shall be stored separately. Generally, storage of reinforcements shall be in
accordance with clause 3.7 of !S:+032.



4.0.0 WATER :

Water used for various works shall conform to !S:+56.

4.1.0 General Requirements :

Water used for both mixing and curing of concretef brickwork fplaster as well
as for washing aggregate shall be potable and free from injurious amounts of
deleterious materials like alkalis, acids, oils salts, sugar, organic materials,
vegetable growth or other substances which are likely to affect the strength
or durability of concrete and other construction materials. Before starting any
concreting f brickwork f plaster work and wherever the source of water
changes, the water shall be tested for its acceptability for use in concrete etc.
by the methods given in !S : 3025. No water shall be used until tested and
found satisfactory and cost of all such tests shall be borne by the Contractor.

Hard and bitter water shall generally be found unsuitable for curing mortar
and concrete.
Water for use in mixing with cement shall neither be hotter than 25
0
C nor
colder than 5
0
C at the time mixing.
Whenever temperature controlled concrete is specified, the Contractor may
establish an ice making plant of required capacity at site.
Water used for curing shall not produce any objectionable stain or unsightly
deposit on the surface. !t shall be free of elements that significantly affect the
hydration reaction. Presence of tannic acid or iron compounds in water is
objectionable.
Acceptance Criteria :
Water to be used, shall satisfy the following :
+.2.1 To neutralise 200 ml sample of water, using phenobhihalein as an indicator, it
should be require more than 2 ml of 0.1 normal NaOH.
+.2.2 To neutralise 200 ml sample of water, using methyl orange as an indicator, it
should not require more than 10 ml of 0.1 normal HCL+.2.3. !t should not
contain solids by weight in excess of the following :
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Organic 200 mgfliter
!norganic 3000 mgfliter
Sulphates 500 mgfliter
Chlorides 1000 mgfliter for RC work and
2000 mgfliter for other works
Suspended Natter 2000 mgflitre
The pH value of water shall be between 6 and 8. !f required by the Engineer-
in-Charge it shall be tested by comparison with distilled water. Comparison
shall be made by means of standard cement tests for soundness, time of
setting and mortar strength by 30 minutes or more or decrease of more than
10¾ in strength of mortar prepared with water sample when compared with
the results obtained with mortar prepared with distilled water shall be
sufficient cause for rejection of water under test.

4.3.0. Sample for Testing :
The samples of water taken for testing shall represent the water proposed to
be used, with due account being paid to seasonal variation. The samples shall
not receive any treatment before testing other than that envisaged in the
regular supply of water proposed for use. The sample shall be stored in a
clean container. Test shall be carried out only once for one particular source.
Testing shall be done as per !S:3025 (Relevant parts).
4.4.0. Storage :
Storage of water shall generally conform to !S:+082, whenever water is to be
covered to the satisfaction of the Engineer-in-Charge to prevent
contamination.
ADMIXTURES
Admixtures shall be used in concrete, mortar plaster etc. as specified in the
schedule of items and f or drawing only after the product is approved by the
client f consultant. The Contractor is bound to furnish all such information like
dosage, method of application, chloride content, etc. required to decide on
the suitability of the admixture. All required tests should be carried out at the
instructions of the client at no extra cost.
Use of admixture being a specialised job, shall be carried out strictly as per
manufacture's recommendations.
General Requirements :
Admixture used shall conform to the following relevant !S codes and shall be
purchased from reputed manufactures as approved by client f consultant. !n
reinforced concrete, the chloride ion of any admixture used shall not exceed
2¾ by weight of the admixture as determined in accordance with !S:6925
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and the total chloride ion in all admixture used in concrete mi shall not exceed
0.83¾ by weight of cement. The addition of calcium chloride to concrete
containing embedded metal will not be permitted under any circumstances.
Accelerating Admixtures conforming to !S:9103 8 26+5. !t shall be in liquid
state with a specific gravity of 1.3 and complying with ASTN C-+9+ type E. it
shall accelerate the setting and hardening of the concrete mix thereby
achieving high early ago strength. !t shall be from C!CO or equivalent with all
types of cement.
Retarding Admixture conforming to !S :9103. it shall be liquid state with a
specific gravity of 1.22 and complying with ASTN C-+9+ type B8D,CRD-C87
type B8D, BS:5075 part 1. it shall be added to the concrete mix during the
mixing process along with water and aggregates. No extension of normal
mixing time is necessary. !t shall delay the initial and final setting time. !t
shall help to spread the heat of hydration over a longer period of time. !t shall
give a highly workable concrete with a low W fC ratio. !t shall be from C!CO,
Feb Roffe or equivalent and be used at amount of acceleration of hardening
required. !t should be compatible with all types of cement.

Air-entraining Admixture conforming to !S:9103.
Water-reducing admixtures conforming to !S:9103. Only naphthalene based
water-reducing admixture f plasticizers shall be permitted.
!ntegral waterproofing admixture conforming to !S:26+5. !t shall be from Feb
Roffe's Roff Hyseal, Roff Hyproof, Algiproof or equivalent. !t shall be used as
an excellent cement admixture in all types of concrete f plaster mortars,
pointing mortars, masonry works, guniting works and pressure grouting
works. !t shall improve resistance of the surface to weathering and chemical
attacks. !t shall be no- toxic so as to use for waterproofing in water tanks,
reservoirs, tanks, etc.
Product information :
5.2.1. The Contractor shall further provide the following concerning each admixture
to the client f consultant.
a. Optimum dosage and detrimental effects of under-dosage and over-dosage.
b. Chemical names of the main ingredients in the admixture.
c. The chloride ion content expressed as percentage by weight of admixture.
d. Whether or not the admixture leads to entrapment of when used in the
manufacture's recommended dosage and if so, to what extent.
Where two or more admixture is proposed to be used in any one mix, the
manufacture's written confirmation of their compatibility.
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There would be no increase in risk of the reinfo+rcement or other
embodiments as a result of using the admixture.
Sampling :
5.3.1. Sampling for testing shall be done in accordance with clause 4.1 of
IS:9103 for liquid admixture and clause 4.2 of IS:9103 for non-liquid
admixtures.
5.3.2. Samples shall be packed in moisture-proof airtight containers.
5.3.3. Sampling of integral waterproofing compound shall be done as given in
!S:26+5.
5.4.0. Testing :
For checking the physical properties of any admixture, tests shall be
carried out as detailed in clause 3 of IS:9103. Results shall conform
to the requirements given in Table 1 of IS:9103.
For air entraining admixture, tests shall be carried out as agreed to
between the client and consultant. And the manufacture. Except
where resistance to freezing and thawing and to disruptive action of
de-icing salts is necessary, the air content of freshly mixed concrete
in accordance with the pressure method given in IS:1199 shall not
be more than 2% higher than that of the corresponding control mix
and in any case not more than 3% of the test mix.
For integral waterproofing compound, tests shall be carried out as
per methods given in IS:2645.
Uniformity tests on the admixture are essential to compare
qualitatively the composition of different samples taken from batch
to batch or from the same batch at different times.
All tests relating to concrete and admixture shall be conducted
periodically at an independent laboratory and compared with the
data given by the manufacture
5.5.0. Storage :
5.5.1 Admixture shall be stored in moisture-proof, airtight containers.
5.5.2 Storage shall in general conform to !S:+082.
6.0.0 FORMWORK
6.1 General requirements:
6.1.1 Shuttering for concrete work below ground level shall be of wrought
formwork and that for concrete work in superstructure shall be of fine
formwork.
6.1.2 Formwork shall be of Narine Plywood, timber, steel and fiberglass of suitable
thickness capable of resisting damage to the contact faces under normal
conditions of erecting firms, fixing steel and placing concrete. For designated
areas prominently in public view the choice of material shall be decided by the
Engineer-in-Charge.
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Where timber is used, it shall be of best quality, first class hardwood, well-
seasoned, of medium grain and free from sap, shekes, worm holes, wraps or
other surface defects of all kinds. !t shall be wooden parking of 30mm
minimum thickness with or without steel lining. The timber used shall not be
so dry as to absorb water from concrete and swell or bulge nor so green or
wet as to shrink after erection. The timber shall be properly swan and
planned on the sides and surface coming in contact with concrete. Wooden
formwork with metal sheet lining or steel angles shall be permitted. The
surface of timer shuttering that would come in contact with concrete shall be
wetted and coated with shop solution before concreting is done. Alternatively
coat of raw linseed oil or oil of approved manufacture may be applied in place
of soap solution.
Where plywood is used, it shall be of best quality, resin bonded and
waterproof. Formwork shall be minimum 12 mm thick shuttering quality
plywood conforming to !S:+990 and of make approved by the Engineer-in-
Charge. Suitable stiffeners and walers shall be provided depending on the
shuttering design. !t shall be stable and not liable to scrap when exposed to
sun and rain or wetted during concreting.
Where steel framework is used, it shall be made out of appropriate gauge
steel sheets with proper framework to ensure perfect surfaces. !t shall be
made of 3 mm thick black sheets stiffened with angle iron frame. The surface
that would come in contact with concrete shall be thoroughly cleaned and
either soap solution or row li8iseed oil shall be applied.
Fiberglass formwork shall be of approved quality and standard.
6.1.3 The forms shall be true to dimensions and sizes. The props used on the work
shall be of such type, which can afford finer adjustments for levels, etc. and
insure fully stability.
6.1.3.1. Wherever applicable, selection of suitable timber for formwork shall be
made based on the following relevant standards :
a) Specification for ballies for general purposes as !S:3337. Specification for
plywood for concrete shuttering work as per !S:+990.
7.0.0 STRUCTURAL STEEL :
All material shall be new and shall conform to their respective
specifications. The use of equivalent or higher grade or alternative
materials will be considered only in very special cases subject to the
approval of clientJ consultant.
7.1.0 General Requirements :
All structural steel sections shall conform to IS:2062 unless
otherwise specified and shall be clearly rolled to proper dimensions
and weight subject to permissible tolerances as per IS: 1S52.
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The finished materials shall be reasonably free from cracks, surface flaws,
laminations rough are imperfect edges and all other harmful defects and shall
have a smooth finish. The material shall be a free from loose mill scale, rust
pits or other defects affecting the strength and durability.
Structural steel work shall be painted by applying to coats of Zink
Phosphate primer conforming to relevant IS and 2 coats of synthetic
enamel paint { Conforming to IS:2933 ) or aluminium paint
{conforming to IS:2339). However, steel shall be galvanised, if so
required by the Client J Consultant.
Normal hexagonal nuts and bolts shall conform to IS:313S-1966.
high strength structural bolts shall confirm to IS:3757. Countersunk
bolts shall confirm to either IS:S352 or IS:S353 depending on the
type of bolt. Black bolts, nuts and screws shall be in accordance with
IS:1363 for Black hexagonal with nuts of 6 to 39 mm and black
hexagon screw of 6 to 24 mm and IS:1364 and IS:1367 for other
sizes.
Hot rolled rivet bars shall conform to IS:114S and high tensile steel
rivet bars for structural purposes shall conform to IS:1149.
Welding electrodes shall conform to IS:S14 and approval of welding
procedure shall be as per IS:S23.
Node connectors for space frame shall be Octagonal or Spherical in
shape. It shall a minimum tensile strength as specified in the bills of
Quantities. Minimum elongation shall be 7% and hardness 170-240
BHN. The nodes machined out of solid bars shall conform to IS:2062
and the casing shall be as per IS:1030.
The following variety of steel shall be used for structural purposes.
ST- +2S: !t shall be used for all types of structures ( reverted and bolted)
including htose subjected to dynamic loading and where fatigue, wide
fluctuations of stresses, reversal of stresses and great restraint are involved.
!t shall be suitable for welded structures provided that the thickness of the
material does not exceed 20 mm.
ST-42W: Fusion welding quality steel, conforming to IS:2062 shall
be used for structures subject to dynamic loading where welding is
employed for fabrication and where fatigue, wide fluctuation of
stresses, reversal of stresses and great restraints are involved.
Structural steel tubes {ERW) used for building construction shall be
hot finished tubes conforming to IS:1161J IS:1239J IS:S06. tubes
shall be designated by their nominal bore and shall be classified as
light, medium and heavy as per IS:1161 tubes of thickness lower
than light tubes shall not be permitted.
Unless mentioned otherwise, fusion welding quality steel ST-42W
shall be used for all the structural steel works and tubes shall be YST
21 conforming to IS:S06.
The chemical and mechanical properties for structural steel shall be as stated
below :
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF STEEL
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Steel Designation Naximum
percentage

Carbon Sulphar Phosphorous
ST-+2W 0.23 0.06 0.06
ST-+2S 0.25f0.28 0.06 0.06
ST-+2O 0.07

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF STEEL

Steel
Type
Class of Steel
product
Nominal
thickness f dia
mm
Tensile
strength
kgf mm
Yield
stress
min.
kgfmm
¾
elongation
ST-+2-W
(Fusion
welding
quality 8
Plate selections
(For example,
angles, tees,
beams,
channels etc.)
and flats
Below 6 mm
only bend test
shall be
required.
6 mm and
upto 20 mm
Over 20 upto
+0 mm
Over +0 mm


+2 to 5+

+2 to 5+
+2 to 5+


26

2+
23


23

23
23
ST-+2-S
(Standard
quality)
Bars (round,
square and
Hexagonal)
Below 10 only
bend test shall
be required
Over 10 mm
upto 20 mm
Over 20 mm


+2 to 5+
+2 to 5+


26
2+


23
23
ST-+2-
Owner
(Ordinary
quality)
Plate sections (
for example
angles, tees,
beams,
channels, etc.)
Below 6 only
bend test shall
be required.
6 mm and
above


+2 to 5+


26


23
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and flats
Bars (round,
square and
Hexagonal)
Below 10 mm
only bend test
shall be
required. 10
mm and above

+2 to 5+

26

23
7.2.0 Test certificate :
7.2.1 When the steel is supplied by the Contractor, test certificate of the
manufacturer shall be obtained according to !S: 2062 and other relevant
!ndian Standards. Notwithstanding the manufacturer's certificates, the
Consultantf architect may ask for testing of material in approved test
laboratory. The test results shall satisfy the requirements of the relevant
!ndian Standards. Whenever quality certificates are missing or incomplete or
where material quality differs from standard specifications, the Contractor
shall conduct all appropriate tests as directed by the consultant f architect at
his own cost. Naterials for which test certificates are not available or for
which test results do not comply with relevant !S standard shall not be used.
7.3.0 Storage :
Storage of structural steel shall be as per !S: +082. Steel materials supplied
by Contractor shall be marked for identification and each lot shall be
accompanied by manufacturer's quality certificate, conforming to chemical
and mechanical characteristics as per relevant !S codes. All steel furnished by
suppliers shall be checked, sorted out, straightened and arranged by grade
and quantities in stores.
Welding wire and electrodes shall be stored separately by qualities and lots
inside a dry and enclosed room in compliance with !S:816 and as directed by
Engineer-in-Charge. Each lot of electrode, bolts nuts, etc. shall be
accompanied by manufacturer's test certificate.
13.0.0 BRICKS
13.1.0 BRICKS FOR MASONRY :
13.1.1 General requirements :
a. Bricks for masonry in foundation, walls and other locations shall be hand or
machine moulded and made from suitable soil and kiln burnt. They shall have
regular and uniform size and colour, sharp, strength and right angled edges
and deep cherry red and copper colour, uniformity well burnt throughout but
not over-burnt. They shall have smooth rectangular faces with parallel sides
and sharp corners. Generally, they shall conform to !S:1077
b. They shall be free from cracks, flaws and nodules of free lime.
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c. They shall be moulded with a frog of 100 X +0mm and 10mm to 20mm deep
on one of its flat sides.
d. They shall give a clear metallic ringing sound when struck by a mallet and
shall not break when dropped on the ground on their flat face in a saturated
condition from a height of 600 mm.
e. They shall show a fine-grained, uniform, homogeneous and dense texture on
fracture and shall be free from lumps of lime, lamination, cracks, and air
holes, soluble salts causing efflorescence or any other defect which may
impair their strength, durability, appearance and usefulness for the purpose
intended. They shall not have any part under-burnt.
f. The size of the conventional bricks shall be 225 X 110 X 75 mm. Only bricks
of one standard size shall be used in one work unless specially permitted by
the Client f Consultant. The following tolerances are permitted in the standard
conventional size adopted on the particular work. Length plus or minus
3.0 mm Breath plus or minus 1.5 mm Depth plus or minus 1.5 mm
The size of the modular bricks shall be 190X90X90mm or 190X+0mm.
g. The crushing strength of the brick to be used in all types of works shall not be
less than 50 kgfsq.cm. unless otherwise specified when tested according to
!S:3+95(Part-1).
h. After immersion in cold water for 2+ hours, absorption by weight shall not
exceed 15 percent of the dry weight of the brick when tested according to
!S:3+95(part-2).
i. Efflorescence in bricks shall be within limits prescribed in ( Not more than
10¾ of the exposed area of the brick shall be covered with a thin deposit of
salts) !S:3+95 (part-3).

13.1.2 First Class Bricks for Exposed Brick work :
First class bricks are those, which strictly conform to the standard size of
modular bricks and such that ten layers of brick laid in mortar shall form
masonry of 1 m height. These bricks shall be manufactured from good quality
plastic earth, which is free from saline deposits. They shall have straight
edges and even surfaces. When immersed in water for an hour they shall not
absorb water more than 1f6
th
of their weight. On drying they shall not show
any sign of efflorescence.
13.1.3 Calcium Silicate Bricks :
These bricks shall be machine moulded and made form good quality and
clean siliceous sand, lime and flash (maximum content upto 30¾ in raw
material composition). They shall have smooth rectangular faces with sharp
corners and shall be uniform in size, colour and shape. The size of bricks shall
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be 228 X 110 X 73mm or as approved by the Architect f Consultant. The
compressive strength of bricks shall be minimum 150 kg f m2 and the bricks
shall have very high strength to weight ratio. The bricks shall have very good
resistant capacity to atmospheric conditions, optimum building properties in
relation to heat insulation, sound insulation, absorption of water and fire
protection. Calcium silicate products shall conform to the appropriate !S
Standards and there shall be no change in civil application techniques while
using it in the place of traditional clay bricks.
13.1.4 Glass Brick Works :
!t shall be from imperial or equivalent as approved by Architect f Consultant.
!t shall be free any defects like cracks, air bubbles, uneven surface, breaks
etc.. During handling and laying its edges shall not be easily damaged. All
edges and corners of all faces shall be sharp and well shaped. !t shall be of
size and colour as specified in the B.O.O. of approved by Architect f
Consultant. The glass bricks shall be uniform size with a tolerance of + 2 mm.
sports of colour other than that of bricks shall not be allowed. The weight of
each brick shall be about 2.75 kg. The transmission of direct light through
brick shall not be less than +0¾. The glass bricks shall have good thermal
insulation. !t shall be sound proof and vibration absorber having adequate
compressive strength. !f bricks with groove or projections are used, the
groove or projections shall be uniform and regular in size and shape.
13.1.5 Storage of Bricks :
a. Brick shall not be dumped at site. They shall be stacked in regular tiers of
height not exceeding 1.5m.
b. Bricks of different types and classifications shall be stacked separately.
Generally, stacking of bricks shall conform to !S:+082.
13.1.6 Handling :
Bricks shall be unloaded by hand and carefully stacked. These shall not be
thrown to the ground to avoid any damage.
13.1.7 Sampling and Inspection :
Representative samples shall be submitted by the Contractor and approved
samples shall be retained by the Client f consultant for comparison and future
reference.
All bricks shall be inspected at site and shall be subjected to the approval of
the Consultant who may reject such consignments as are considered by him
to be interior to the quality specified.
The Contractor shall provide all labour and plant required for the inspection
and conduct of such tests as shall be required by the Consultant without
additional charges.
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Efflorescence test shall be carried out for a sample of 20 bricks from a stock
of 20,000 bricks. Water absorption test shall be done for 32 bricks out of a
stock of 35,000 bricks. Compressive strength test shall be done on 50 bricks
from a stock of 1,00,000 bricks.
13.1.S Storage :
Same as that of `Coarse aggregate'.
14.0.0 SAND
14.1.0 SAND FOR MASONRY MORTAR :
14.1.1 General requirements :
A). All the requirements, except particle size grading stated in the section `Fine
aggregates' shall apply to this sand also. The sand shall consist of natural
sand, crushed stone sand or crushed gravel sand or a combination of any of
these.
B). The particle size grading of sand in mortar for unreinforced masonry work
shall be within limits specified below, as per !S:2116.


I.S Sieve Designation IS:460
{part- 1)
Percentage by weight
Passing I.S. Sieve
+.75mm 100
2.36mm 90-100
1.18mm 70-100
600 micron +0-100
300 micron 5-70
150 micron 0-15

C). Clay, fine slit 8 fine dust in natural sand, crushed gravel or stone sand shall
not be exceed 5¾ by mass when determined in accordance with !S:2386
(Part-2).

14.1.2 Sampling and Testing :
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A) The method of sampling shall be in accordance with !S:2+30
Any test which the Clientf Consultant finds it necessary to be done on sand
shall be carried out in accordance with relevant parts of !S:2386. !f further
conformation as to the satisfactory nature of the material is required,
compressive strength test on cement mortar cube (1:6) shall be carried out in
accordance with !S:2250 using the supplied material in place of standard sand
and the strength value so obtained shall be compared with that of another
mortar cube made with a sand of acceptable and comparable quality.
B) Unless otherwise specified, sand for plaster shall imply natural river sand.
C) The sand shall be hard, strong, dense, durable, clean and free from veins,
adherent coatings and shall not contain deleterious materials such as iron
pyrites, coal, lignite, mica, silt, clay, alkali, sea shell, organic impurities, loam
or any other harmful materials in such quantities so as to adversely affect the
strength or durability of plaster.
D). Presence of clay, fine silt and fine dust in sand shall not be more than +$ by
weight as stated in clause 3.0 or !S:15+2. Organic impurities shall also be
within limits as per Table 1.0 or !S: 383.
14.2.2 Grading
A) The grading of sand for internal wall and ceiling plaster shall be within limits
specified in the following Table of !S:15+2.




REQUIREMENTS OF GRADING FOR SANDS FOR INTERNAL WALL
AND CEILING PLASTER
Percentage By Weight Passing IS Sieve
IS Sieve
Designation {
As per IS:460)
Class- A Class- B
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2+0
120
60
30
15
{ 98-100 for under coats
{ 100 for finishing coats
{ 80-95 for under coats
{ 95-100 for finishing
coats
30-85
5-50
0-10
98-100 for under coats
100 for finishing coats
80-100 for under coats
95-100 for finishing coats
30-95
5-65
0-15
B) The grading of sand for external for external plaster coat and rendering shall
be within the limits specified in Table B.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADING FOR SAND FOR EXTERNAL
PLASTERING AND RENDERINGS.
Percentage by Weight Passing IS Sieve
IS Sieve
Designation {
As per IS:460)
Class - A Class- B
+80 100 100
2+0 90-100 90-100
120 70-100 70-100
60 +0-85 +0-95
30 5-50 10-65
15 0-10 0-15
Class A sand shall be used generally for plaster work but where they are not
available. Class B sand may be used after getting the approval from Clientf
Consultant.
Deviation of about 5¾ from the specified limits in the grading for fractions
passing !S Sieve 120 and 60 only may be allowed subject to agreement
between the Clientf Consultant and the supplier. Any other deviation shall be
left to the discretion of the Clientf Consultant.
14.2.3 Sampling and Testing :
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Same as that for masonry mortar.
14.2.4 Storage :
Same as that of ` Fine aggregate'.
15.0.0 MATERIALS FOR FILING
15.1.0 SAND
15.1.1 Sand used for filling shall be clean river sand hard, gritty, dry and coarse, free
from earth, silt organic matter, clay and other deleterious materials.
15.2.0 MOORUM

15.2.1 QUALITY OF MOORUM :
The moorum shall be naturally occuring material formed by disintegration of
rock. !t shall be free vegetarian, rubbish or material of organic origin and
scales deleterious to concrete and reinforced concrete.
Pieces of hard rock which do not get crushed under the roller shall not exceed
50 mm size.
15.2.2 FILLING :
Filling shall be done in 20 cm thick layers and every layer shall be power
rolled with 8f10 ton roller so as to achieve maximum compaction and till such
time that no further movement is observed under the wheels of the roller.
After filling is completed the modified procter density shall be 92¾ with ONC.
Before start of work the Contractor shall supply the samples of murrum from
each quarry to cover the variations expected in the supply. The samples shall
be tested for the following in a recognised laboratory in accordance with
!S:2720 for the following.
Silt and clay content.
Noisture -content and dry density relationship at modified Procter density.
Noisture Control : Water shall be always sprayed and not poured. Ponding
shall never be allowed. !n wet weather the work may have to be suspended.
Care shall be taken to see that moisture is uniformly spread throughout the
layer and where necessary mixing with harrows and rakes shall be done.
Neasurements : Neasurements shall be of the cubic contents of the
completed filing and shall be determined by taking level of testing ground and
after final layer for each type of filing. All dimensions are for compacted
thickness.
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CINDER :
Cinder is well burnt furnace residue which has been fused or centered into
lumps of varying sizes. Cinder aggregates shall be well burnt furnace residue
obtained from furnace using coal fuel only. !t shall be sound clean and free
from clay, dirt ash or other deleterious materials.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR WORKMANSHIP

EARTHWORK :

SETTING OUT AND MAKING PROFILE :

Nasonry pillars will be erected at suitable points. These bench mark shall be
connected to standard bench mark. !n addition to these pillar center line
pillars shall also be erected by the Contractor and footing positions shall be
marked with the help of these pillars. The necessary profile shall be set out.
The level shall be taken at an interval as directed by !EC.
The levels shall be recorded in field books and plotted on plan before starting
the excavation.
EXCAVATION FOR FOUNDATION :

The cutting shall be done to minimum depths as per drawings and as advised
by E!C. Any excess excavation carried out by the Contractor without proper
permission from E!C shall not be paid and the excess depth shall made good
by the Contractor by PCC 1:+:8 at Contractor's own cost.

BACKFILLING :

!n case water is encountered during the excavation for foundation, or flooring
of pits due to any other reasons the contractor shall arrange for dewatering
the same at his own cost.
EXCAVATION IN HARD ROCK:
CUTTING
Where hard rock is met, generally excavation by chiseling and wedging shall
be carried out. Excavation by blasting shall be done only after obtaining
written approval from Engineer-in-Charge fArchitects. !n case of excavation
by blasting all the provisions of explosive rules 19+0 (Corrected upto date)
shall be complied with storing, transportation and handling of explosive
materials. The blasting operation shall be carried out under the supervision of
a responsible authorised agent of the Contractor. Blasting work shall not be
carried out within 200 meters of an existing structure unless otherwise
permitted by the Engineer-in-Charge fArchitects.
MEASUREMENT
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Where ordinary rock and hard rock is mixed, the measurement of the
excavation shall be carried out by stacking both the types of excavated rock
separately. The net quantity of rock shall be arrived at by applying reduction
of 50¾ for looseness in stock. !f the sum of net quantity of two kinds of rock
exceeds the total quantity of excavated material, then the quantity of each
type rock shall be in the ratio of net quantities in stack measurement of the
two types of rocks.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR MOORRUM FILLING
QUAL!TY OF NOORRUN:
The moorrum shall be naturally occuring material formed by disintegration of
rock. !t shall be free from vegetarian, rubbish or material of organic origin
and scales deleterious to concrete and reinforced concrete.
Pieces of hard rock which do not get crushed under the roller shall not exceed
50mm size.
FILLING:
Filling shall be done in 20cm thick layers and every layer shall be power
rolled with 8 f10 ton so as to achieve maximum compaction and till such time
that no further movement is observed under the wheels of the roller.
After filling is completed the modified product density shall be 92¾ with ONC.
Before start of work Contractor shall supply the samples of murrum from each
quarry to cover the variations expected in the supply. The samples shall be
tested for the following in a recognised laboratory in with !S:2720 for the
following.
Silt and clay content.
Noisture - content and dry density relationship at modified Proctor density.
Noisture control: Water shall be always sprayed and not poured. Ponding
shall never be allowed. !n wet weather the work may have to be suspended.
Care shall be taken to see that moisture is uniformly spread throughout the
layer and where necessary mixing with harrows and rakes shall be done.
Measurements:
Neasurements shall be of the cubic contents of the completed filling and shall
be determined by taking level of testing ground after final layer for each type
of filling. All dimensions are for compacted thickness.
BRICK MASONRY
SOAKING OF BRICKS:
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Bricks required for masonry shall be thoroughly soaked in clean water for at
least one hour.
LAYING:
Bricks shall be laid in English bond unless otherwies specified. Half or cut
bricks shall not be used except where necessary to complete the bond.
Closure in such cases shall be cut to the required size and used near the end
of the wall.
The walls shall be taken up truly plump. All courses shall be laid truly
horizontal and all vertical joints shall be truly vertical. vertical joints in
alternate course shall come directly one over the other. The thickness of the
brick courses shall be kept uniform.
All hold fasts of doors, windows, etc. which are required to be built in walls
shall be embedded in cement mortar or in cement concrete as specified in
their correct position as the work proceeds.
JOINTS:
Bricks shall so laid that all joints are full of mortar. The thickness of joints
shall not exceed one c. for brickwork of any class designation. All face joints
shall be raked to a minimum depth of 10mm by a raking tool during the
progress of work where the mortar is still green so as to provide proper key
for the plaster or pointing to be done. Where plastering or pointing is not
required to be done the joints shall be struck flush and finished at the time of
laying.
The face of brickwork shall be cleaned on the same day on which brickwork is
laid.
CURING:
Brickwork shall be protected from rain by suitable covering when mortar is
green. Nasonry work shall be kept constantly moist on all faces for a
minimum period of seven days by spraying water.
REINFORCED CEMENT CONCRETE :
SCOPE :
This specification covers the general requirements for concrete to be used on
jobs using on-site production facilities including requirements in regard to the
quality, handling, storage of ingredients, proportioning, batching, mixing and
testing of concrete and also requirements. This also covers the transportation
of concrete from the mixer to the place of final deposit and the placing,
curing, protecting, repairing and finishing of concrete.
APPLICABLE CODES AND SPECIFICATIONS :
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The following specifications, standards and codes are made a part of these
specifications. All standards, tentative specifications, specifications, codes of
practice referred to herein shall be the latest editions including all applicable
official amendments and revisions.
!n case of discrepancy between this specification and those referred to herein,
this specification shall govern.
APPLICABLES IS SPECIFICATIONS AND CODES OF PRACTICE :
!S: 269 :- Specification for ordinary, rapid hardening and low heat portland
cement.
!S:8112:- Specification for high strength ordinary, portland cement.
!S:1+89:- Specification for portland - pozzolona cement.
!S:383:- Specification for coarse and find aggregate from natural source
for concrete.
!S:2386:- Nethod of test for aggregates for concrete. ( part ! to v!!!)
!S:516:- Nethod of test for strength of concrete.
!S:1199:- Nethod of sampling and analysis of concrete.
!S:3025:- Nethod of sampling and test (physical and chemical ) water
used in industry.
!S:+32:- Specification for mild steel and medium tensile steel (parts !8
!!) bars and hard drawn steel wire for
concrete reinforcement.
!S:1139:- Specification for hot rolled mild steel and medium tensile steel
deformed bars for concrete reinforcement.
!S:1566:- Specification for plain hard drawn steel wire fabric (part !!) for
concrete reinforcement.
!S:1786:- Specification for cold twisted steel bars for concrete
reinforcement.
!S:26+5:- Specification for integral cement waterproofing compound.
!S:+56:- Code of practice for plain and reinforced concrete.
!S:3370:- Code of practice for concrete structures for storage of liquids
(parts 1 to 1v).
!S:2502:- Code of practice for bending and fixing of bars for concrete
reinforcement.
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!S:2571:- Code of practice for laying in situ cement concrete flooring.
!S:3596:- Safety code for scaffolds and ladders. (part- !8 !!)
!S:1200:- Nethod of measurement of building works.
!n the event that state, city or other Government bodies have requirements,
more stringent than those set forth in this specification, such reinforcements
shall be considered part of this Specification and shall supersede this
specification where applicable.
The quality of materials, method and control of manufacturing and
transportation of all concrete works irrespective of the mix. Whether
reinforced or otherwise, shall conform to the applicable portion of this
specification.
Engineer shall have the right to inspect the sourcefs of materialfs, the layout
of operations of procurement and storage of materials, the concrete batching
and mixing equipment and quality control system. Such an inspection shall be
arranged and approval of Engineer-in-Charge shall be obtained prior to
starling of concrete work.
Concrete shall be mixed by mechanical mixer only and no hand mixing shall
be allowed for RCC works.
GENERAL :
The quality of materials and method and control of manufacture and
transportation of all concrete work irrespective of mix, whether reinforced or
otherwise, shall conform to the applicable portions of this specification.
Engineer shall have the right to inspect the sourcefs of materialsfs, the layout
and operation of procurement and storage of materials, the concrete batching
and mixing equipment, and the quality control system. Such an inspection
shall be arranged and Engineer's approval obtained, prior to starting of
concrete work.
MATERIALS FOR STANDARD CONCRETE :
The ingredients to be used in the manufacture of standard concrete shall
consist solely of a standard type portland cement, clean sand, natural coarse
aggregate, clean water and admixture, if specifically called for on drawings or
specifications.
CEMENT
The use of bulk cement will be permitted only with the approval of Engineer.
Changing of brands or type of cement within the same structural will not be
permitted.
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Contractor will have to make his own arrangement for the storage of
adequate quantity of cement. !f supplies are arranged by owner, cement will
be issued in quantities to cover work requirements of one month or less. As
deemed fit by the engineer and it will be the responsibility of Contractor to
ensure adequate and proper storage. Cement bags shall be stored in a dry
enclosed shed (storage under tarpaulin will not be permitted), well away from
the outer walls and insulated from the floor to avoid contact with moisture
from ground and so arranged as to provide ready access. Damaged or
reclaimed or party set cement will not be permitted to be used and shall be
removed from the site. Not more than 12 bags shall be stacked in any tier.
The storage arrangement shall be approved by engineer. Consignment of
cement shall be stored as received and shall be consumed in the order of
their receipt at site.
Cement held in storage for a period of Ninety (90) days or longer shall be
tested. Should at any time Engineer have reasons to consider that any
cement is defective, then irrespective of its origin, date of manufacture andf
or manufacturer's test certificate, such cement shall be tested immediately at
Contractor's cost at a national Test such tests are found satisfactory, it shall
not be used in any work. Contractor shall not be entitled to any claim of any
nature on this account.
CONSISTENCY:
The consistency of the Concrete shall be such that it flows sluggish into the
forms and around the reinforcement without any segregation coarse
aggregate from mortar. The slump tests are mandatory and shall be carried
out at regular intervals so that the consistency concrete can be monitored.
PLACING OF CONCRETE:
Concreting shall commence only after inspection and written approval by E!C.
Shuttering shall be clean and free from deposits of foreign materials and
proper de-shuttering agent shall be applied to the surface.
Proper arrangements shall be provided for conveying the concrete the place
of deposition without disturbing the reinforcement.
CONPACT!ON:
Concrete shall be compacted immediately after placing by means of
mechanical vibrators.
All RCC works shall be cured for a minimum period of 1+ days or more as
advised by E!C.

INSPECTION AND RECTIFICATION OF DEFECTS :
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!mmediately on removal of forms, the RCC works shall be examined by the
Engineer-in-Charge fArchitects before any defects are made good.
The work that has sagged or contains honey combing to an extent
detrimental to the structural safety or architectural concept shall be rejected.
Surface defects on a minor nature may be accepted and the same shall be
rectified as follows:
a. Bulges due to movement of forms, ridges at forms, ridges at form joints shall
be carefully chipped and then rubbed with a grinding stone.
b. Honeycombed and other defective areas must be chipped out, the edges
being out as straight as possible and perpendicular to the surface. Shallow
patches are first treated with a coat of thin grout (1 cement :1 sand) and
then filled with mortar similar to that used in concrete. Large and deep
patches shall be filled up with concrete held in place by forms and shall be
reinforced.
c. Holes left by bolts shall be filled carefully with mortar. Holes extending right
through the concrete shall be filled with mortar a pressure gun.
d. The same amount of care the material in patches should be taken as with the
whole structure.
POST TREATMENT OF SURFACE :
The surface which has to receive plaster or where it has to be joined with
brick masonry walls shall be properly roughened immediately after the
shuttering is removed.
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA OF CONCRETE WORK :
Ninimum of six samples cubes shall be taken for all concreting work
(periodicity as specified in 9.6 of section !!!) and three cubes shall be tested
after 7 days curing and balance after 28 days curing.
7 DAYS TEST:
The average strength of the three specimens shall be accepted as the
compressive strength of the concrete provided that the difference between
maximum and minimum strength of the three cubes does not exceed 15¾ of
average strength
!n case the 7 days strength is not satisfactory all further work structurally
interlinked with the concrete represented by the samples shall be stopped till
the remaining three cubes are tested for 23 days strength and are found
satisfactory.
2S Days Test :
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The tests should generally be carried out on 28
th
day, but in no case, should
be delayed beyond 35 days. The strength of the cubes shall be as specified in
table above if they are tested on the 28
th
day. !n case, the cubes are tested
after 28 days, the minimum acceptable compressive strength shall be
increased by 1.5 kg fcm2 for each day beyond 28 day.
The acceptance criteria of 28 days test shall be as follows:
a) if the average compressive strength of three cubes is more or equal to the
comp. strength shown in table above, the concrete shall be accepted at full
rates.
b) !f the average comp. strength of the three cubes is less than specified but not
less than 75¾ of the specified strength, the concrete shall be accepted at
reduced rates at the discretion of E!C. The reduced rate shall be calculated on
proportionate basis, i.e. for every percent decrease in the specified strength
the rate shall be reduced by the same percentage.
c) !f the average compressive strength of the three cubes is less than 75¾ of
the specified strength, etc shall either reject the defective portion or get it
dismantled along with the structurally connected work as considered
necessary at the risk and cost of the Contractor . E!C may also desire to carry
out additional tests on the defective work and if on the basis of these
additional tests, E!C is satisfied about the structural adequacy of the concrete
the concrete work may be accepted at the reduced rate as specified in
b)above except, for the reduced strength below 75¾ for which the reduction
shall be 1.5 times for every percent decrease below 75¾.
Example: Average compressive strength is 70¾ of specified strength. The
rate payable shall be 75-1 5(75-70) = 67.5¾ of tendered rate.

MEASUREMENT
All measurements shall be as per !S 1200

PLASTERING
PREPARAT!ON OF SURFACE :
The following surface preparation shall be made for both single and double
coat plasters. The surface shall then be thoroughly washed with water,
cleaned and kept wet before plastering is commenced.
!n case of concrete the surface shall be chipped by chiseling and wire
brushing, cleaning the surface and erecting scaffolding it required.

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CEMENT PLASTER {SINGLE COAT)
APPL!CAT!ON :
Plastering shall be stared from the top and worked down towards the floor.
All holes shall be property filled in advanced of the plastering as the
scaffolding is being taken down. To ensure even thickness and a true surface,
plaster of about 15x15cm shall be first applied horizontal and vertically, at 3
meters intervals over the entire surface to serve as gauges. The surfaces of
these gauged areas shall be truly in the plane of the finished plaster surface.
The mortar shall then be laid on the wall, between the gauges with trowel.
The mortar shall be applied in a uniform manner slightly more than the
specified thickness and brought to true surface by working a wooden straight
edge reaching across the gauges with small upward and sideways movements
at a time.
All corners, arises, angles and junctions shall be truly vertical or horizontal as
the case may be and shall be carefully finished. Rounding or chamfering
corners, arises, junctions, etc. where required shall be done without any extra
payment. Such rounding or chamfering shall be carried out with proper
templates to the sizes required.
Horizontal joints in plaster shall not occur on parapet tops and copings as
these invariably lead to leakages. Good quality lime neroo shall be applied to
plastered surface with steel trowel to a thickness slightly more than specified
and rubbed down to give overall thickness of 12mm and polished to a
perfectly smooth and even finish working from top to bottom.
Curing shall be commenced as soon as the plaster has hardened sufficiently.
This shall be done by spraying water at regular intervals.

CEMENT PLASTER {TWO COAT WORK)
The plaster shall be applied in two coats as detailed below:
Apply 12mm thick coat of CN 1:+ mixed with C!CO f ACCO Proof, water
proofing compound mixed as per manufacture's specifications as 1
st
cost
leaving the surface rough.
When the plaster has been brought to true surface with a wooden straight
edge the surface shall be left rough with 2mm deep furrows shall be made
with a scratching tool form key for the finished coat. The surface shall be kept
wet till the finishing coat is applied.
Apply 2
nd
coat of 8mm thick of CN 1:3 and finishing the surface by rubbing
with sponge till uniform texture is obtained.
The finishing coat shall be applied after the undercoat has sufficiently set but
not dried and in any case within +8 hours of laying the first coat.
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TESTING OF MATERIALS
The conductor shall carryout the following tests at his own expense and as
directed by the Engineer-in-Charge. Also Engineer-in-Charge reserves their
right to ask the Contractor to carry out any further tests on any material
which is being used in the project.
1. WATER: Suitability for construction f concreting purposes as per !S
+56-2000.
Periodicity: One test at the beginning of the project and once in every 3
months as per as !S code.
2. SAND
Tests to be conducted
a. Particle size -Lab
b. Silt content - Field
c. Bulking of sand - Field
d. Percentage of Deleterious material f Organic impurities - lab
!s code for material - !S -383-1970
!S code for testing - !S-2386 (Part 1)to !S-2386 9Part v!!!)
Periodicity of testing
Whenever there is a change in source of supply or as directed by the
Engineer-in-Charge .
Remarks
1. Silt content should not exceed 8¾
2. For sand pad foundation no need of particle size distribution. Only silt
8 bulk content to be carried out.

Sand {for plastering)
Tests to be conducted
a) Particle size - Lab
b) Slit content - Field
c) Percentage of Deleterious f Organic impurities - Lab
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!S code for material -!S -15+2
!S code for testing - !S -1727
Periodicity of testing
Same as above, Test shall be repeated for Ninimum qty. 500 sq.m of
plastering.
Remarks
1. Silt content not to exceed 5¾
2. Sand to be sieved in sieve size +.75 mm
3. COARSE AGGREGATE
Tests to be conducted
a. Percentage of Soft deleterious materials-Field (visual)
b. Particle size distribution
c. Aggregate value:
1. Crushing - Lab
!S code for material - !S -383-1970
!S code for testing -!S -2386 (Part 1) to !S 2386 (Part v!!!)
Periodicity of Testing
Ninimum +5 cum. Tests to be repeated for every +5 cum of coarse aggregate
or part thereof.

Remarks
Percentage of soft deleterious materials. Usually visual inspection shall be
carried
out. !f Engineer-in-Charge f Architects has doubts the same may be tested in
Lab.
4. CEMENT
Tests to be conducted
a. fineness - Lab
b. Soundness- Lab
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c. Setting Time- Lab
d. Compressive strength -Lab
Periodicity of Testing
Ninimum qty. 20 NT, Tests to be repeated for every 50 NT or part thereof or
change of supplier.
Remarks
Cement to be tested if supplied by the Contractor. cement to be tested if
stored for more than 3 months.
5. CEMENT CONCRETE
Tests to be conducted
a. Slump test-Field
b. Cube strength-Lab f field
Periodicity of Testing
a. Once for minimum 5 cum.
b. Ninimum 15 cum of part thereof.
Remarks
Cube strength to be taken for both 7 days as well as 28 days. Cubes of critical
members (decided by Engineer-in-Charge) shall be tested at lab.
6. REINFORCEMENT STEEL
Tests to be conducted
a. Free from defects -Field (visual)
b. Weight -Lab
c. Size- Lab
d. Ultimate tensile stress -Lab
e. Yield stress- Lab
f. Elongation percentage -Lab
g. Bend Re-bend test-Lab
!S code for material
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!S- +32 for mild steel
!S-1786 for Tor steel
!S code for testing-!S -1608
Periodicity of testing
Ninimum qty. 10NT, tests shall be repeated for every 10 NT of each size (dia)
or part thereof.
a. Steel shall be tested if supplied by Contractor.
b. Steel shall be tested if stored in open yard for more than one year.
NOTE: All the testing equipments f machines like sieve. Compression testing
machine etc. required for field tests shall be arranged by the party at site. !n
case of failure of machine. Testing to be carried out by the Contractor at lab
at no extra cost.
7. BRICKS
Tests to be conducted
a. Compressive Test -Lab
b. Water absorption - Lab
c. efflorescence - Lab
d. Percentage of Deleterious material -Lab
e. Dimension test - Lab
!S code for material - !S-1077-1986
!S code for testing -!S-3+95(Part 1) to !S-3+95(Part !!!)

Periodicity of Testing
Ninimum 20000 bricks but tests shall be repeated for every +0000 or part
thereof depending on the volume of work.
S.0 TILES
Tests to be conducted
Tolerance in size (+f- 1mm on length 8 breath)
Thickness of wearing layer - Lab
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Water absorption - Lab
Transverse Strength - Lab
Abrasion Strength- Lab
!S Code for testing as per standard
Periodicity of testing
sample tiles to be tested for minimum quantity of 80 Sqm.

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THEORITICAL CONSUMPTION OF CEMENT IN VARIOUS ITEMS OF WORK
ITEM J WORK UNIT CONSUMPTION J UNIT IN 50 KG BAGS

NORTARS
1:3 CUN 10.2
1:+ CUN 7.6
1:5 CUN 6.2
1:6 CUN 5.0

CONCRETE
1:1:2 CUN 12.2
1:1.5:3 CUN 8.0
1:2:+ CUN 6.+
1:3:6 CUN +.+
1:+:8 CUN 3.+

BR!CK NASONARY
1:+ CUN 1.8
1:5 CUN 1.56
1:6 CUN 1.2+

HALF BR!CK NASONARY
1:3 SQN 0.29
1:+ SQN 0.21

STONE NASONARY
1:6 CUN 1.7

PLASTER!NG - 12 NN TH!CK
1:6 SQN 0.072
1:5 SQN 0.08+
1:+ SQN 0.102

PLASTER!NG - 20 NN TH!CK
1:3 SQN 0.23
1:+ SQN 0.17

For all other works, which are not covered in the above list, the actual cement
consumed during the execution shall be recorded i.e., for water proofing works, etc.,








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SAFETY , HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT POLICY
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SPECIFICATION FOR HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT {HSE)
MANAGEMENT


CONTENTS

________________________________________________________________

CLAUSE NO. T!TLE PAGE NO.

1.0 SCOPE

2.0 REFERENCES

3.0 REQU!RENENT OF HEALTH, SAFETY AND
ENv!RONNENT (HSE)

3.1 NANAGENENT RESPONS!B!L!TY

3.2 HOUSE KEEP!NG

3.3 SAFETY, HEALTH 8 ENv!RONNENT


+.0 DETA!LS OF HSE NANAGENENT SYSTEN
BY CONTRACTOR


+.1 ON AWARD OF CONTRACT

+.2 DUR!NG JOB EXECUT!ON


ANNEXURES

1 ANNEX - I RELEVANT I.S. CODES
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1.0 SCOPE

This specification establishes the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
management requirement to be complied with by the Contractors
during construction.

Requirements stipulated in this specification shall supplement the
requirements of HSE Nanagement given in relevant Act (s) f legislations.
General Conditions of Contract (GCC), Special Conditions of Contract
(SCC) and Job Specifications. Where different documents stipulate
different requirements, the most stringent shall be adopted.

2.0 REFERENCES

This document should be read in conjunction with following:

- General Conditions of Contract (GCC)
- Special Conditions of Contract (SCC)
- Job Specifications
- Relevant !S Codes (refer Annexure - !)


3.0 REQUIREMENTS OF HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT {HSE)
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO BE COMPLIED BY BIDDERS

3.1 NANAGENENT RESPONS!B!L!TY

3.1.1 The Contractor should have a documented HSE policy to cover
commitment of their organization to ensure health, safety and
environment aspects in their line of operations.

3.1.2 The HSE management system of the Contractor shall cover the HSE
requirements including but not limited to what is specified under Para
1.0 and para 2.0 above.

3.1.3 Contractor shall be fully responsible for planning and implementing HSE
requirements. Contractor as a minimum requirement shall designate f
deploy the following to co-ordinate the above :

No. of workers deployed
Up to 250 - Designate one safety supervisor

Above 250 8 upto 500 - Deploy one qualified and
Experienced safety
Engineer f officer

Above 500 - One additional safety
(for every 500 or less) engineerfofficer as above.
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Contractor shall indemnify 8 hold harmless Owner f HPCL 8 either
representatives free from any and all liabilities arising out of non -
fulfillment of HSE requirements.

3.1.+ The Contractor shall ensure that the Health, Safety and Environment
(HSE) requirements are clearly understood 8 faithfully implemented at
all levels at site.

3.1.5 The Contractor shall promote and develop consciousness for Health,
Safety and Environment among all personnel working for the
Contractor. Regular awareness, programme and fabrication shop f work
site meetings shall be arranged on HSE activities to cover hazards
involved in various operations during construction.

3.1.6 Arrange suitable first aid measures such as First Aid Box, trained
personnel to give First Aid, Stand by Ambulance or vehicle and install
fire protection measures such as : adequate number of steel buckets
with sand and water and adequate fire extinguishers to the satisfaction
of HPCLfOwner.

3.1.7 The Contractor shall evolve a comprehensive planned and documented
system for implementation and monitoring of the HSE requirements.
This shall be submitted to HPCLfOwner for approval. The monitoring for
implementation shall be done by regular inspections and compliance to
the observations thereof. The Contractor shall get similar HSE
requirements implemented at his sub-contractor(s) work sitefoffice.
However, compliance of HSE requirements shall be the sole
responsibility of the Contractor. Any review f approval by HPCLfOwner
shall not absolve contractor of his responsibility f liability in relation to
all HSE requirements.

3.1.8 Non-Conformance on HSE by Contractor (including his Sub-contractors)
as brought out during reviewfaudit by HPCLfOwner representatives shall
be resolved forthwith by Contractor. Compliance report shall be provided to
HPCLfOwner.

3.1.9 The Contractor shall ensure participation of his Resident Engineer f Site-
in-Charge in the Safety Committee f HSE Committees meetings arranged
by HPCLfOwner. The compliance of any observations shall be arranged
urgently. He shall assist HPCLfOwner to achieve the targets set by
them on HSE during the project implementation.

3.1.10 The Contractor shall adhere consistently to all provisions of HSE
requirements. !n case of non-compliance or continuous failure in
implementation of any of HSE provisions; HPCLfOwner may impose
stoppage of work without any Cost 8 Time implication to Owner
andfor impose a suitable penalty for non-compliance with a notice of
suitable period, upto a cumulative limit of 1.0¾ (one percent) of
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Contract value with a maximum limit of Rs. 10 lakhs. This penalty shall
be in addition to all other penalties specified else where in the
contract. The decision of imposing stoppage work, its extent 8
monitory penalty shall rest with HPCLfOwner 8 binding on the
Contractor.

3.1.11 All fatal accidents and other personnel accidents shall be investigated
by a team of Contractor's senior personnel for root cause 8 recommend
corrective and preventive actions. Findings shall be documented and
suitable actions taken to avoid recurrences shall be communicated to
HPCLfOwner. Owner f HPCL shall have the liberty to independently
investigate such occurrences and Contractor shall extend all necessary
help and co-operation in this regard.

3.2 HOUSE KEEP!NG
3.2.1 Contractor shall ensure that a high degree of house keeping is
maintained and shall ensure interalia the followings:

a. All surplus earth and debris are removedfdisposed off from
the working areas to identified location(s).

b. UnusedfSurplus Cables, Steel items and steel scrap lying
scattered at different places within the working areas are
removed to identified location(s).

c. All wooden scrap, empty wooden cable drums and other
combustible packing materials, shall be removed from work
place to identified location(s).

d. Roads shall be kept clear and materials like: pipes, steel,
sand boulders, concrete, chips and bricks etc. shall not be
allowed on the roads to obstruct free movement of men 8
machineries.

e. Fabricated steel structural, pipes 8 piping materials shall
be stacked properly for erection.

f. Water logging on roads shall not be allowed.

g. No parking of trucks f trolleys, cranes and trailors etc. shall
be allowed on roads which may obstruct the traffic
movement.

h. Utmost care shall be taken to ensure over all cleanliness
and proper upkeep of the working areas.

i. Trucks carrying sand, earth and pulverised materials etc. shall
be covered while moving within the plane area.

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3.3 HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENv!RONNENT

3.3.1 The Contractor shall provide safe means of access to any working
place including provisions of suitable and sufficient scaffolding at
various stages during all operations of the work for the safety of his
workmen, and, HPCLfOwner. Contractor shall ensure deployment of
appropriate equipment and appliances for adequate safety and health
of the workmen and protection of surrounding areas.

3.3.2 The Contractor shall ensure that all their staff and workers including
their sub-contractor(s) shall wear Safety Helmet and Safety shoes.
Contractor shall also ensure use of safety belt, protective goggles,
gloves etc. by the personnel as per job requirements. All these gadgets
shall conform to relevant !S specifications or equivalent.

3.3.3 Contractor shall ensure that a proper Safety Net System shall be used
at appropriate locations. The safety net shall be located not more than
30 feet (9.0 metres) below the working surface at site to arrest or to
reduce the consequences of a possible fall of persons working at
different heights.
3.3.+ Contractor shall ensure that flash back arrester shall be used while
using Gas Cylinders at site. Cylinders shall be mounted on trolleys.

3.3.5 The Contractor shall assign to his workmen, tasks commensurate with
their qualification, experience and state of health for driving of
vehicles, handling and erection of materials and equipments. All lifting
equipments shall be tested certified for its capacity before use.
Adequate and suitable lighting at every work place and approach there
to, shall be provided by the Contractor before starting the actual
operations at night.

3.3.6 Hazardous andfor toxic materials such as solvent coating, or thinners
shall be stored in appropriate containers.

3.3.7 All hazardous materials shall be labeled with the name of the
materials, the hazards associated with its use and necessary
precautions to be taken.

3.3.8 Contractor shall ensure that during the performance of the work, all
hazards to be health of personnel, have been identified, assessed and
eliminated.

3.3.9 Chemical spills shall be contained 8 cleaned up immediately to prevent
further contamination.

3.3.10 All personnel exposed to physical agents such as ionizing radiation,
ultraviolet rays or similar other physical agents shall be provided with
adequate shielding or protection commensurate with the type of
exposure involved.
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3.3.11 Where contact or exposure of hazardous materials could exceed limits
or could otherwise have harmful affects, appropriate personal protective
equipments such as gloves, goggles, aprons, chemical resistant clothing
and respirator shall be used.

- A Crèche where 10 or more female workers are having
children below the age of 6 years.

- Reasonable Canteen facilities are made available at
appropriate location depending upon site conditions.

3.3.13 Suitable facilities for toilet, drinking water, proper lighting shall be
provided at site and labour camps, commensurate with applicable Laws
f Legislation.

3.3.1+ Contractor shall ensure storage and utilization methodology of materials
that are not detrimental to t he environment. Where required Contractor
shall ensure that only the environment friendly materials are selected.

3.3.15 All persons deployed at site shall be knowledgeable of and comply
with the environmental laws, rules 8 regulations relating to the
hazardous materials substances and wastes. Contractor shall not dump,
release or otherwise discharge or dispose off any such materials
without the express authorization of HPCLfOwner.

+.0 DETA!LS OF HSE NANAGENENT SYSTEN BY CONTRACTOR

+.1 On Award of Contract
The Contractor shall prior to start of work submit his Health, Safety
and Environment Nanual or procedure and HSE Plans for approval by
HPCLfOwner. The Contractor shall participate in the pre-start meeting
with HPCLfOwner to finalise HSE Plans including the following :

- Job procedure to be followed by Contractor for activities
covering. Handling of equipment, Scaffolding, Electric !nstallation,
describing the risks involved, actions to be taken and
methodology for monitoring each activity.

- HPCLfOwner review f audit requirement.
- Organization structure along with responsibility and authority records f
reports etc. on HSE activities.

+.2 During job execution

+.2.1 !mplement approved Health, Safety and Environment management
procedure including but not limited to as brought out under para 3.0.
Contractor shall also ensure to:

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- arrange workmen compensation insurance, registration
under ES! Act, third party liability insurance etc., as applicable.

- arrange all HSE permits before start of activities (as
applicable) like hot work, confined space, work at heights, storage of
chemical f explosive materials and its use and implement all precautions
mentioned therein.

- submit timely the completed checklist on HSE activities, Nonthly
HSE report, accident reports, investigation reports etc. as per
HPCLfOwner requirements. Compliance of instructions on HSE
shall be done by Contractor and informed urgently to
HPCLfOwner.

- ensure that Resident Engineer f Site-in-Charge of the
Contractor shall attend all the Safety Committee f HSE
meetings arranged by HPCLfOwner. Only in case of his
absence from site that a second senior most person
shall be nominated by him in advance and
communicated to HPCLfOwner.


- display at site office and work locations caution boards, list of
hospitals, emergency services available.

- provide posters, banners for safe working to promote safety
consciousness.

- carryout audits f inspection at sub contractor works as per
approved HSE document and submit the reports for
HPCLfOwner review.

- assist in HSE audits by HPCLfOwner, and submit compliance report.

- generate 8 submit HSE records f report as per HSE Plan.

- appraise HPCLfOwner on HSE activities at site.