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DIVISION 1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Section 01009 Important Note 01009-1 - 1
Section 01010 Summary of the Works 01010-1 - 7
Section 01025 Applications for Payment 01025-1 - 2
Section 01030 Alternatives 01030- 1 - 2
Section 01035 Modification Procedures 01035-1 - 2
Section 01039 Coordination and meetings 01039-1 - 3
Section 01040 Project Coordination 01040-1 - 2
Section 01045 Cutting and Patching 01045-1 - 2
Section 01050 Field Engineering 01050-1 - 3
Section 01090 References 01090- 1 - 1
Section 01200 Project Meetings 01200-1 - 3
Section 01300 Submittals (Product Data, Architectural Samples & Mock-ups) 01300-1 - 5
Section 01315 CPM Schedules 01315-1 - 6
Section 01340 Shop, Records and As Built Drawings 01340-1 - 4
Section 01380 Construction Photographs 01380-1 - 2
Section 01400 Quality Control 01400-1 - 4
Section 01410 Testing Laboratory Services 01410-1 - 3
Section 01421 Reference Standards and Definitions 01421-1 - 5
Section 01500 Construction Facilities and Temporary Controls 01500-1 -13
Section 01514 Temporary Telephone 01514- 1 - 2
Section 01530 Barriers and Enclosures 01530-1 - 2
Section 01569 Construction Cleaning 01569-1 - 1
Section 01580 Project Identification and Signs 01580-1 - 2
Section 01590 Project Field Offices and Sheds 01590-1 - 11
Section 01600 Materials and Equipment 01600-1 - 3
Section 01631 Equals and Substitutes 01631-1 - 2
Section 01700 Contract Closeout 01700-1 - 4
Section 01710 Final Cleaning 01710-1 - 1
Section 01720 Project Record Documents 01720-1 - 2
Section 01730 Operation and Maintenance Data 01730-1 - 3
Section 01740 Warranties 01740-1 - 4
Section 01750 Maintenance Period Duties 01750-1 - 4










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DIVISION 2 SITE WORKS

Section 02010 Subsurface Investigation 02010- 1 1
Section 02072 Demolition 02072- 1 - 2
Section 02100 Site Preparation 02100-1 2
Section 02140 Dewatering 02140-1 - 3
Section 02150 Earthwork Support 02150-1 3
Section 02200 Earthwork 02200-1 - 7
Section 02210 Lightweight Fill 02210-1 - 3
Section 02281 Termite Control 02281-1 3
Section 02510 Road Paving 02510-1 - 3
Section 02525 Precast Concrete Kerbs 02525-1 - 2
Section 02580 Roadway and Parking markings and Signs 02580-1 - 1
Section 02760 Traffic marking Paint 02760-1 - 1
Section 02764 Landscape Joints & Sealants 02764-1 - 4
Section 02780 Pavements 02780-1 - 4
Section 02810 Landscape Irrigation System 02810-1 -10
Section 02900 Landscaping Works 02900-1 - 4
Section 02905 Plant Procurement and Delivery 02905-1 - 6
Section 02920 Planting Soil Mix 02920-1 - 3
Section 02925 Planting Procedures and Materials 02925-1 - 6
Section 02930 Lawns 02930-1 - 3
Section 02950 Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Ground Covers 02950-1 - 4
Section 02960 Hardscape Materials 02960-1 - 3
Section 02970 Landscape Maintenance 02970-1 - 9
Section 02985 Steel Edging 02985-1 - 2

DIVISION 3 CONCRETE

Section 03100 Concrete Formwork 03100 1 7
Section 03200 Concrete Reinforcement 03200 1 6
Section 03300 Cast-in-place Concrete 03300 1 25
Section 03345 Concrete Finishes 03345 1 3
Section 03521 Lightweight Concrete 03521 1 4
Section 03532 Concrete Screed 03532 1 5









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Section 03600 Grout 03600 1 5
Section 03998 Concrete Repair 03998 1 - 3

DIVISION 4 MASONRY

Section 04200 Concrete Unit Masonry 04200-1 -14
Section 04400 Exterior Stonework 04400-1 - 7
Section 04810 Unit Masonry Assemblies 04810-1 -15
Section 04851 Dimension Stone Cladding 04851-1 - 9
Section 04852 Stone Veneer-faced Strongback Cladding 04852-1 - 3

DIVISION 5 METALS

Section 05120 Structural Steel 05120-1 - 7
Section 05500 Metal Fabrications 05500-1 - 8
Section 05501 Miscellaneous Metal Work 05501-1 - 8
Section 05521 Pipe and tube Raililng 05521-1 - 7
Section 05530 Gratings 05530-1 - 3

DIVISION 7 THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION

Section 07105 Bituminous Membrane Waterproofing 07105-1 - 4
Section 07120 Fluid Applied Waterproofing 07120-1 - 3
Section 07140 Cementitious Waterproofing 07140 1 - 4
Section 07160 Bituminous Damp proofing 07160-1 - 3
Section 07210 Building Insulation 07210-1 - 3
Section 07241 Exterior Insulation and Finish System 07241-1 - 8
Section 07500 Protected Membrane Roofing 07500-1 - 6
Section 07600 Metal Flashing and Sheet Metal Work 07600-1 - 4
Section 07841 Through-Penetration Firestop System 07841-1 - 7
Section 07900 Exterior Sealants 07900-1 - 7
Section 07905 Interior Sealants 07905-1 - 4
Section 07920 Joint Sealants 07920-1 - 8









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DIVISION 8 WINDOWS AND DOORS

Section 08110 Interior Hollow Metal Doors and Frames 08110-1 - 7
Section 08210 Wood Doors and Frames 08210-1 - 6
Section 08211 Flush Wood Doors 08211-1 - 5
Section 08311 Access Doors and Frames 08311-1 - 4
Section 08346 Sound Control Door Assemblies 08346-1 - 1
Section 08411 Architectural Entrances 08411-1 - 8
Section 08520 Aluminum Doors, Windows and Louvers 08520-1 - 9
Section 08710 Finish Hardware 08710-1 -20
Section 08800 Glazing 08800-1 -13
Section 08805 Glass and Glazing - Internal 08805-1 -10

DIVISION 9 FINISHES

Section 09200 Lath and Plaster 09200-1 -10
Section 09210 Artisan Plaster 09210-1 - 7
Section 09220 External Plaster 09220-1 - 5
Section 09225 Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum 08225-1 - 7
Section 09271 Glass Reinforced Gypsum Fabricants 09271-1 - 3
Section 09310 Ceramic Tile 09310-1 - 8
Section 09410 Precast Terrazzo Tiles 09410-1 - 5
Section 09510 Acoustical Ceilings 09510- 1 8
Section 09511 Acoustical Panel Ceilings 09511- 1 - 8
Section 09638 Stone Flooring 09638-1 - 7
Section 09900 Paints and Coatings 09900-1 -12









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DIVISION 10 SPECIALTIES

Section 10165 Plastic Laminate Toilet Compartments 10165-1 - 3
Section 10200 Louvers 10200-1 - 6
Section 10270 Access (Computer) Flooring 10270-1 - 1
Section 10810 Toilet Accessories 10810-1 - 9

DIVISION 12 FURNISHINGS

Section 12482 Entrance Mats 12482- 1 2
Section 12485 Foot Grilles 12485- 1 - 1
Section 12515 Motorized and Manually Operated Shades 12515-1 - 5
Section 12900 Building Accessories 12900-1 - 1

DIVISION 13 SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION

Section 13150 Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi Construction 13150-1 - 16

DIVISION 14 CONVEYING SYSTEMS

Section 14200 Elevators 14200-1 24


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DOCUMENT III -1

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Document III-1, General Specifications shall include the following:

1. MPW General Specifications roads administration December 1984.

2. MPW General Specification for building engineering work 1990.

3. MEW General Specifications for electrical installation 1984 or latest amendment.

4. Similarly for fresh and brackish water network, electrical work and other related works, the General
Specification for water works and electrical works (both latest editions) as issued by MEW.

5. For telephone works, the General Specifications and regulations of MOC shall be followed when
applicable and otherwise is not provided.

6. Specifications and regulations of other Ministries of the State of Kuwait shall also be taken into account
where appropriate.

7. Notwithstanding anything herein the contractor shall be responsible for complying in all respect with
such by laws and regulations as may be in-force at the time of execution of the works.

The above specifications are not provided with the contract documents but shall be purchased by the contractor
from the concerned Ministries.

Clauses in the above specifications which are concerned with methods of measurement and payment, or matters
relating thereto, shall not be applicable to this contract.

Particular attention is drawn to Document III-2 (Particular Specification) which provides the specifications for
certain items and are must be taken to adopt such, where Particular Specification are provided.



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SECTION 01009

IMPORTANT NOTE


1. FOR ANY WORK/S NOT COVERED BY THE FOLLOWING SPECIFICATIONS, THE GENERAL SPECIFICATION,
LAWS, BYE-LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE VARIOUS MINISTRIES AND STATUTORY
AUTHORITIES HAVING JURISDICTION; SUCH AS THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS (AND ITS VARIOUS
DEPARTMENTS LIKE SANITARY ENGINEERING AND ROADS/HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT), THE MINISTRY OF
ELECTRICITY AND WATER, THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS, THE KUWAIT MUNICIPALITY, THE KUWAIT
FIRE BRIGADE, ETC. ETC. SHALL APPLY.

IT WILL BE THE CONTRACTORS RESPONSIBILITY TO ASCERTAIN THE NAMES OF ALL THE MINISTRIES AND
AUTHORITIES HAVING JURISDICTION, THE DETAILS OF THEIR APPLICABLE STATUTES, AND THE METHODS
TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THEM IN CONSONANCE WITH OTHER CONTRACT CONDITIONS LIKE THE
PROGRAMME OF WORK ETC.

2. INCASE THERE IS A CONFLICT BETWEEN THE VARIOUS TENDER DOCUMENTS, THE TENDERER SHALL
PRICE FOR THE MOST EXPENSIVE COMBINATION OF REQUIREMENTS.

3. SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION DATE AND THE TURN OVER DATE MEAN THE SAME.



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SECTION 01010

SUMMARY OF THE WORKS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Work covered by this Contract
B. Work performed under other contracts
C. Contractor's use of premises
D. Occupancy
E. Standards
F. Abbreviations and Symbols
G. Samples of work
H. Future Works

1.02 WORK COVERED BY THIS CONTRACT

A. The scope of work to be executed under this Contract originally comprised the construction, completion,
commissioning, handover and maintenance of Buildings and External Works for Site Wafra Housing
Complex 01.

B. The site is located at Salmiya, Block-4, Plot-7, Kuwait.

The Project site components are identified as follows:-
Residential Tower and other amenities on site 5,476 square meter belonging to the owner.

C. The works will consist of:
Tower
Parking
Pool/ ponds
Landscape/hardscape

D. The works shall include but not be limited to the following:
1. Civil Works
2. Architectural works
3. Mechanical
4. Electrical works / Home Automation
5. Fire Fighting
6. External works
7. Etc.

A complete picture of the works shall, however, be obtained from a study of all the tender documents taken
together.

E. Maintenance of all the works for two years from the Date of Substantial Completion.

F. Guaranteed maintenance of designated works for longer periods.


1.03 Nominated Contractor to be determined by Owner



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1.04 Nominated Contractor


1.05 WORK PERFORMED UNDER OTHER CONTRACTS


1.06 COORDINATION ETC. WITH OTHER CONTRACTORS

A. The Contractor shall allow for all costs in connection with scheduling and executing his construction
operations in conjunction with works by other Contractors.

B. Items indicated on Drawings as NIC (Not in Contract), where indicated in Contract Documents, provide
roughing and services to NIC items.

C. Co-ordinate and co-operate fully with other separate contractors, within and outside the site boundaries, so
that work under those contracts may be carried out smoothly, without interfering with or delaying work under
this contract.

1.07 USE OF SITE

A. Contractor shall include for scheduling and executing construction operations and works at the site to allow:
1. Public Usage of adjacent roads and facilities by the public.
2. Requirements regarding suppression of noise shall be in accordance with Specification Section
01500. In addition the Contractor is prohibited from using such machinery or executing demolition
works or debris removal in a way which in the Engineer's opinion would create unacceptable noise
levels.

1.08 EMPLOYER OCCUPANCY

A. With the Contractor's agreement (which shall not be unreasonably withheld) the Employer may take possession of
parts of the Works as they are completed, provided they can be used conveniently and all necessary access,
services and other associated facilities are also complete.

B. Schedule and substantially complete designated portions of Work for Employer's use prior to Substantial
Completion of entire Work.

C. Any such Employer occupancy in advance of Substantial completion of the entire project shall be in
compliance with Clause 48 (1) of Document II.

1.09 STANDARDS

A. All reference to codes, specifications and standards referred to in the Contract Documents shall mean the
latest edition, amendment or revision of such reference standard in effect as of the date of these Tender
Documents.

1.10 ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS

A. Reference to any Technical Society, Institution, Association or Government Authority is referred to in the
Specifications in accordance with internationally recognized abbreviations.

B. Refer also to List of Abbreviations contained on drawings.

1.11 SAMPLES OF WORK




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A. Reasonable samples of all work shall be executed on site if required by and for the approval of the Engineer
or Engineer's Representative, whether specifically specified as mock ups or not all at the expense of the
Contractor. All materials, and workmanship thereafter shall conform fully with-the approved samples.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

NOT USED

PART 3 - EXECUTION

NOT USED
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SECTION 01025

APPLICATIONS FOR PAYMENT

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Procedures for preparation and submittal of applications for payment.

1.02 FORMAT

A. Application and Certificate for Payment Form and other related forms to be provided by the Engineers
Representative and approved by the Engineer.

B. For each item, provide a column for listing each of the following:
1. Item Number.
2. Description of work.
3. Scheduled Values.
4. Previous Applications.
5. Work in Place and Stored Materials under this Application.
6. Authorized Variation Orders.
7. Total Completed and Stored to Date of Application.
8. Percentage of Completion.
9. Balance to Finish.
10. Retainage.

1.03 PREPARATION OF APPLICATIONS

A. Present required information in typewritten form.

B. Execute certification by signature of authorized personnel.

C. Use data from approved Schedule of Values. Provide K.D. value in each column for each line item for
portion of work performed and for stored (Material On Site) Products.

D. List each authorized Variation Order as an extension on a Continuation Sheet, listing Variation Order number
and K.D. amount as for an original item of Work. Insert percentage of work completed against each Variation
Order.
E. List all Material On Site (Stored Products). Attach all Purchase Orders and material Purchase invoices:
utilize approved format.

F. Prepare Application for Final Payment as specified in Section 01700.

1.04 SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES

A. Submit two copies of each Application for Payment with supportive Data.

B. Submit two copies of an updated construction schedule with each Application for Payment.

C. Payment Period: Submit at intervals stipulated in the Agreement.

D. Submit with transmittal letter as specified for Submittals in Section 01300.

1.05 SUBSTANTIATING DATA

A. When Engineer requires substantiating information, submit data justifying K.D. amounts in question.



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B. Provide one copy of data with cover letter for each copy of submittal. Show application number and date,
and line item by number and description.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

NOT USED


PART 3 - EXECUTION

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ALTERNATIVES


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 ALTERNATIVE AND SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS

A. Definition: The term product shall mean any material including proprietary goods, equipment and manufactured
items.

B. The specifying of manufacturers or their products by name, trade name, catalogue number, etc., shall not act to relieve
the Contractor either from his responsibility to meet other specification requirements, or from his responsibility to make
material submittals for approval.

C. Alternative Products: References herein to approved equal or similar terms shall mean that the approval of the
Engineer is required to any alternative product proposed by the Contractor. The Contractors freedom, however, to
propose alternatives for the Engineers review and approval, shall not be limited to those products in respect of which
the term approved equal or similar has been used in the Contract Documents, and he may propose alternatives to
any specified products provided such alternatives are equal in all respects to the quality, durability and performance
characteristics of the specified product.

D. Substitute products: If the Contractor is unable to obtain the specified product in spite of his best endeavours, and if he
is unable to find and propose a suitable equal alternative he may propose a substitute for the Engineers review and
approval, which substitute shall be similar to, and as near as possible equal if not better than the quality, durability and
performance characteristics of the specified product. A substitute product will only be considered if the Contractor has
proved to the Engineers reasonable satisfaction that the specified product is unobtainable.

E. Engineers approval of alternatives and substitutes: The approval of any alternative or substitute product shall be
solely at the discretion of the Engineer and such approval shall in no way relieve the Contractor of any of his liabilities
and obligations under the Contract. The burden of proof in satisfying the Engineer as to the suitability of any proposed
alternative or substitute product shall rest with the Contractor, and the Engineer may request and the Contractor shall
provide such supporting data, carry out such tests, etc., as the Engineer may reasonably require in order to satisfy
himself as to such suitability. Any delays or extra costs suffered by the Contractor because of his failure to propose
alternatives timorously so as to allow the Engineer reasonable time to review, or because of rejection of alternatives or
substitutes found by the Engineer to be unsuitable, shall be the responsibility of the Contractor and he shall not be
entitled to additional payment nor extra time for completion in this respect.

F. Cost effect in approving alternatives and substitutes: Should any alternative or substitute product be approved by the
Engineer, any net increase in cost over and above the specified product shall be borne by the Contractor and, any net
saving in cost shall be to the benefit of the Employer.

Alternative or substitute products where permitted and approved, must conform to the Engineers designed space
requirements. Any such alternative or substitute product that does not meet such space requirements, whether
approved or not, shall be replaced at the Contractors expense and any modification of replaced systems thereby
arising shall also be made at his expense.

G. Submission of details of alternatives and substitutes: With any alternative or substitute proposal, submit copies of
detailed specifications, brochures, etc., and quotations, in respect of the alternative or substitute materials proposed,
for the Engineers review and approval.


PART 2 PRODUCT

Not Applicable.








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PART 3 EXECUTION

Not Applicable.



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MODIFICATION PROCEDURES 01035-1
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SECTION 01035
MODIFICATIONPROCEDURES


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

B. Documentation of variation in Contract Price and Time for Completion
C. Variation procedures
D. Construction Variation Directive
E. Price of Variation Order
F. Execution of Variation Orders
G. Correlation of Contractor submittals

1.02 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit name of the individual authorized to receive variation documents, and be responsible for informing
others in Contractor's employ or Subcontractors of variations to the Work.

B. Variation Order Forms: Forms will be developed by the Engineers Representative and approved by the
Engineer.

1.03 DOCUMENTATION OF VARIATION IN CONTRACT PRICE AND TIME FOR COMPLETION

Pursuant to Clause No. 51 and 52 of the Particular Conditions, the Contractor shall :

A. Maintain detailed records of work done on a stipulated price basis. Provide full information required for
evaluation of proposed variations, and to substantiate costs of variations in the Work.

B. Document each quotation for a variation in cost or time with sufficient data to allow evaluation of the
quotation.

C. Provide additional data to support computations:
1. Quantities of products, labor, and equipment.
2. Taxes, insurance, and guarantees or bonds.
3. Overhead and profit.
4. Justification for any variation in Time for Completion
5. Unit rates for additions/deletions.
Note : Price analysis is to be submitted if the contract rates are not applicable to subject variations.

D. Support each claim for additional costs, and for work done on a stipulated price basis, with additional
information:
1. Origin and date of claim.
2. Dates and times work was performed, and by whom.
3. Time records and wage rates paid.
4. Invoices and receipts for products, equipment, and subcontracts, similarly documented.

1.04 VARIATION PROCEDURES




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A. The Engineer will advise of minor variations in the Work not involving an adjustment to Contract Price or
Time of Completion as authorized in writing.

B. The Engineer may issue a Proposal Request which includes a detailed description of a proposed variation
with supplementary or revised Drawings and specifications, a variation in Contract Time for executing the
variation with a stipulation of any overtime work required and the period of time during which the requested
price will be considered valid. Contractor will prepare and submit an estimate within the requested time.

C. The Engineer may issue a Proposal Request which requests the Contractor to submit alternative options for
specific item(s), with all related drawings and specifications for the Engineers consideration.

D. The Contractor may propose a variation by submitting a request for variation to the Engineer, describing the
proposed variation and its full effect on the Work, with a statement describing the reason for the variation,
and the effect on the Contract Price and Contract Time with full documentation and a statement describing
the effect on Work by separate or other contractors. Document any requested substitutions in accordance
with the relevant section/s.

1.05 CONSTRUCTION VARIATION DIRECTIVE

A. The Owner may issue a directive to the Engineer/Engineer Representative instructing the Contractor to
proceed with a variation in the Work, for subsequent inclusion in a Variation Order.

B. After receiving this directive and within the period requested or within a reasonable period, the Contractor is
to submit his price and details to the Engineers Representative for issuing a Variation Order.

C. Promptly execute the variation in Work.

1.06 VARIATION ORDER PRICE

A. Based on Proposal Request and Contractor's priced quotation or Contractor's request for a Variation Order
by the Engineer, and negotiated with the Contractor, the Engineer will then determine the Variation Order
price.

1.08 EXECUTION OF VARIATION ORDERS

A. The Engineer will issue Variation Orders for signatures of parties for formalizing the variation order as
provided in the Conditions of the Contract.

1.09 CORRELATION OF CONTRACTOR SUBMITTALS

A. Promptly revise Schedule of Values and Application for Payment forms to record each authorized Variation
Order as a separate line item and adjust the Contract Price.

B. Promptly revise progress schedules to reflect any variation in Time of Completion, revise sub-schedules to
adjust times for other items of work affected by the variation, and resubmit.

C. Promptly enter variations in Project Record Documents.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

NOT USED


PART 3 - EXECUTION

NOT USED



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CORDINATION AND MEETINGS 01039-1
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SECTION - 01039
COORDINATION AND MEETINGS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Coordination
B. Preconstruction conference
C. Site mobilisation conference
D. Progress meetings
E. Preinstallation conferences

1.02 RELATED SECTIONS

A. Section 01050 - Field Engineering

1.03 COORDINATION

A. Coordinate scheduling, submittals, and Work of the various sections of Specifications to ensure efficient and orderly
sequence of installation of interdependent construction elements.

B. Coordinate work of various sections having interdependent responsibilities for installing, connecting to, and placing in
service, such equipment.

C. Coordinate space requirements and installation of mechanical and electrical work which are indicated
diagrammatically on Drawings. Follow routing shown for pipes, ducts and conduit as closely as practicable; place runs
parallel with line of building. Utilize spaces efficiently to maximum accessibility for other installations, for maintenance,
and for repairs.

D. In finished areas conceal pipes, ducts and wiring within the construction. Coordinate locations of fixtures and outlets
with finish elements.

E. Coordinate completion and clean up of work of separate sections in preparation for Substantial Completion and for
portions of work designated for Employers partial occupancy.

F. After Employer occupancy of premises, coordinate access to site for correction of defective work and work not in
accordance with Contract Documents, to minimise disruption of Employers activities.


1.04 PRECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

A. Employer and Engineer will schedule a conference after Contractor has selected his major sub-trades and prior to signing
of Employer/Contractor Agreement.

B. Attendance Required; Employer, Engineer and Contractor.

C. Agenda:

1. Submission of list of Subcontractors, list of products, schedules of values and progress schedule.
2. Designation of responsible personnel and manpower organization.
3. Procedures and processing of field decisions, shop drawings, submittals, substitutions, applications for payments,
proposal requests, variations, checklists and Contract closeout procedures.
4. Scheduling and sequence of work.







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5. Use of premises by Employer and Contractor.
6. Employers requirements.


1.05 SITE MOBILISATION CONFERENCE

A. Engineer and Employer will schedule a conference at the Project Site prior to Contractor occupancy.

B. Attendance Required: Employer, Engineer, Contractor.

C. Agenda:

1. Use of premises by Employer and Contractor
2. Employers requirements
3. Construction facilities and controls provided by Contractor
4. Temporary Utilities provided by Contractor
5. Survey and building layout
6. Security and housekeeping procedures
7. Schedules
8. Procedures for testing
9. Procedures for maintaining record documents.
10. Requirements for start-up of equipment
11. Inspection and acceptance of equipment put into service construction period.
12. Guarantee period for all equipments.


1.06 PROGRESS MEETINGS

A. The Engineer should schedule weekly and monthly construction progress meetings, co-ordination meetings and
preinstallation conferences, throughout progress of work for the proper management and coordination of the Contract and
as required by the Engineer.
B. The Engineer make physical arrangements, prepare agenda and distribute notice of each meeting to participants, three
days in advance of meeting date.

C. The Engineer will preside at meetings. Record minutes and distribute copies within two days after meeting to participants,
to entities affected by decisions at meetings, with two copies to each of Engineer and Employer.

D. Location of Meetings: Conference Room on Site.

E. Attendance: Contractor, Project Manager, Subcontractors and Suppliers as appropriate to agenda; Employer, Engineer,
Professional Consultants.

F. Minimum Agenda:

1. Approval of minutes of previous meetings.
2. Review of Work progress and CPM program.
3. Field observations, problems and decisions.
4. Identification of problems which impede planned progress.
5. Review of submittals schedule and status of submittals.
6. Review of off-site fabrication and deliver schedules.
7. Maintenance of progress schedule.
8. Corrective measures to regain projected schedules.
9. Planned progress during succeeding work period.
10. Coordination of projected progress.
11. Maintenance of quality and work standards.
12. Effect of proposed changes on progress schedule and coordination.
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14. Contractors Resources: management, Men, Money, Materials, Machinery.
15. Contractors on-site staff progress report.
16. Contractors Employers and Engineers Office Managements observations and remarks.
17. Other business relating to work.
18. Samples and mock-ups as required by the Engineer or the Employer before execution of the work.

G. Subcontractors Site Meetings :

1. The Contractor should hold meetings with appropriate subcontractors and suppliers shortly before main site progress
meetings to facilitate accurate reporting of progress.

1.07 PREINSTALLATION CONFERENCES

A. When requires in individual specification Section, convene a preinstallation conference at work site prior to commencing
work of the Section.

B. Require attendance of entities directly affecting, or affected by work of the Section.

C. Notify Engineer four days in advance of meeting date.

D. Prepare agenda, preside at conference, record minutes and distribute copies within two days after conference to
participants with two copies to Engineer.

E. Review conditions of installation, preparation and installation procedures and coordination with related work.





PART 2 PRODUCT

Not Applicable.


PART 3 EXECUTION

Not Applicable.



END OF SECTION




PROJECT COORDINATION 01040-1
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SECTION 01040

PROJECT COORDINATION


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. This Section includes administrative and supervisory requirements necessary for coordinating construction
operations including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:
1. General project coordination procedures.
2. Coordination Drawings.
3. Administrative and supervisory personnel.
4. Cleaning and protection.

1.02 COORDINATION

A. Coordinate construction operations included in various Sections of these Specifications to assure efficient
and orderly installation of each part of the Work. Coordinate construction operations with other Contractors
if any for proper installation, connection, and operation.
1. Schedule construction operations in the sequence coordinated with other Contractors if any, and
approved by the Engineer or Engineers Representative to obtain the best results where
installation of one part of the work depends on installation of other components, before or after its
own installation.
2. Coordinate installation of different components to assure maximum accessibility for required
maintenance, service, and repair.
3. Make provisions to accommodate items scheduled for later installation.
4. Coordinate with other contractor(s) employed by the Employer, for all activities interfacing or
interfering with this work. Refer also to section 01340.

B. Where necessary, prepare memoranda for distribution to each Contractor involved, outlining special items
required for coordination. Include such items as required notices, reports, and attendance at regular
coordination meetings.
1. Prepare similar memoranda for the Employer and separate contractors where coordination of their
work is required.

C. Administrative Procedures: Coordinate scheduling and timing of required administrative procedures with
other construction activities to avoid conflicts and assure orderly progress of the Work. Such administrative
activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Schedules Preparation
2. Install and remove temporary facilities.
3. Delivery and processing of submittals.
4. Progress meetings.
5. Project closeout activities.

1.03 PROCEDURES

A. The Contractor shall comply with the procedures required by the Engineers Representative for the day to
day administration of the Contract with respect to submittals, safety, inspection, meetings, correspondence,
payment schedule, progress reports, etc. and the contract sum is deemed to include all costs associated
herewith.




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1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Coordination Drawings: Prepare coordination drawings where careful coordination is needed for installation
of products and materials. Prepare coordination drawings where limited space availability necessitates
maximum utilization of space for efficient installation of different components.
1. Show the relationship of components shown on separate Shop Drawings.
2. Indicate required installation sequences.
3. Comply with requirements contained in Section "Submittals."


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

NOT USED


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 GENERAL COORDINATION PROVISIONS

A. Inspection of Conditions: Require the Installer of each major component to inspect both the substrate and
conditions under which Work is to be performed. Do not proceed until unsatisfactory conditions have been
corrected in an acceptable manner.

B. Co-ordinate temporary enclosures with required inspections and tests to minimize the necessity of
uncovering completed construction for that purpose.

C. Conduct regular coordination meetings

ENDOF SECTION





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SECTION 01045

CUTTING AND PATCHING


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. The Contractor is responsible for all his cutting and patching works.

B. The Contractor will coordinate with Owner or other Contractors or statutory authority/ies if he requires to carryout
any cutting and patching works.

1.02 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit written request seven (7) days in advance of cutting or alteration which affects:
1. Structural integrity of any element of Project.
2. Integrity of weather-exposed or moisture-resistant element.
3. Efficiency, maintenance or safety of any operational element.
4. Visual qualities of sight exposed elements.
5. Work of Owner or separate Contractor.

B. Include in request:
1. Identification of Project.
2. Location and description of affected work.
3. Necessity for cutting or alteration.
4. Description of proposed work, and products to be used.
5. Alternatives to cutting and patching, if available.
6. Effect on work of Owner or separate contractor or statutory authority, if and as involved.
7. Written permission of Owner or other Contractor or statutory authority/ies, if and as involved
8. Date and time the work will be executed.

1.04 APPROVAL

A. Do not proceed with cutting and patching works until approval in writing is received from the Engineers
Representative.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. Primary Products: Those required for original installation.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 EXAMINATION

A. Inspect existing conditions prior to commencing Work, including elements subject to damage or movement
during cutting and patching.




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B. After uncovering existing work, inspect conditions affecting performance of work.

C. Beginning of cutting or patching means acceptance of existing conditions.




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3.02 PREPARATION

A. Provide temporary supports to ensure structural integrity of the Work. Provide devices and methods to
protect other portions of Project from damage.

B. Provide protection to other works or installations.

C. Provide protection from elements for areas which may be exposed by uncovering work.

D. Maintain excavations free of water.

3.03 CUTTING AND PATCHING

A. Execute cutting, fitting and patching to complete work.

B. Fit products together, to integrate with other work.

C. Uncover work to install ill-timed work.

D. Remove and replace defective or non-conforming work.

E. Remove samples of installed work for testing when requested.

F. Provide openings in the work for penetration of mechanical and electrical work with required temporary
support to hold in position.

G. Provide openings in finished works, as marked by Employer or other contractors or statutory authority/ies, if
and as involved

3.04 PERFORMANCE

A. Execute work by methods to avoid damage to other Work, and which will provide appropriate surfaces to
receive patching and finishing.

B. Cut rigid materials using masonry saw or core drill as approved by the Engineer's Representative.
Pneumatic tools not allowed without prior approval.

C. Restore work with new products in accordance with requirements of Contract Documents.

D. Fit work to pipes, sleeves, ducts, conduit and other penetrations through surfaces.

E. At penetration of fire rated walls, partitions, ceiling, or floor construction, completely pack voids with
96kg/cu.m. density fibreglass material to full thickness of the penetrated element and seal both ends with
approved fire rated sealant. All complete to the satisfaction of the Engineer or Engineers Representative.

F. Refinish surfaces to match adjacent finish. For continuous surfaces, refinish to nearest intersection or
natural break. For an assembly, refinish entire unit.



END OF SECTION




FIELD ENGINEERING 01050-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
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SECTION 01050

FIELD ENGINEERING


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Field Engineering Services.

B. Engineer or Engineer's Representative will identify control points and property line corner stakes.

1.02 STAFF QUALIFICATION

A. Professional diploma Surveyor or Engineer: About ten years experience in the discipline required for
specific service on Project.

1.03 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit name and resume of qualifications for Land Surveyor or Engineer before starting survey work.

B. On request, submit documentation verifying accuracy of survey work.

1.04 PROJECT RECORD DOCUMENTS

A. Maintain complete, accurate log of control and survey work as it progresses.

B. On completion of major site improvements, prepare a certified survey showing dimensions, locations,
angles, and elevations of construction and site work.

C. Submit Record Documents under provisions of Section 01300.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

NOT USED


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 INSPECTION

A. Before ordering any material or doing any work, verify all measurements and be responsible for their
correctness. No extra charge or compensation will be allowed on account of difference between actual
measurements and the dimensions given in the Contract Documents. Any difference which may be found
shall be submitted to the Engineer or Engineer's Representative in writing for consideration before
proceeding with the works.

3.02 GENERAL

A. Site Bench Marks shall be accurately and safely established, protected, maintained and cleared away upon
completion of works or when no longer required all to the satisfaction of the Engineer or Engineer's
Representative. Such Benchmarks must be related to the nearest permanent Benchmark; fixed by the
related statutory authority.




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B. Prepare a plan detailing the location of the Benchmarks and keep up to date throughout the operational
period of the Contract. Reproducible copies of the plan so prepared; shall be supplied to the Engineer or
Engineer's Representative, as and when it is required.

C. The Engineer or Engineer's Representative reserves the right to order levels to be taken at any time
considered necessary for the full and proper supervision and measurement of the works.

D. Before the works or any parts thereof are commenced the Contractor and the Engineer or their
Representatives shall together survey and take levels of the Site of the works and agree upon all particulars
on which setting out of the works shall be based.

E. Such levels shall be related to the Bench marks of aforesaid and plotted by the Contractor and after
agreement of the drawings shall be signed by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative and the
Contractor, and shall form the basis of setting out of the Works.

F. Failing such surveys and agreements being prepared and/or signed by the Contractor, the surveys of the
Engineer or Engineer's Representative shall be final and binding upon both parties.

G. The Contractor shall plot these levels and after they have been signed by the Engineer or Engineer's
Representative and the Contractor, the original with three (3) copies of it will be submitted to the Engineer or
Engineer's Representative and the Contractor shall bear the cost.

3.03 SURVEY REFERENCE POINTS

A. Protect survey control points prior to starting site work; preserve permanent reference points during
construction. Make no changes without prior written notice to Engineer or Engineer's Representative.

B. Promptly report to Engineer or Engineer's Representative the loss or destruction of any reference point or
relocation required because of changes in grades or other reasons. Replace dislocated survey control
points based on original survey control.

3.04 SURVEY REQUIREMENTS

A. Establish, if required by Engineer or Engineer's Representative, other permanent bench marks on site,
referenced to established control points. Record locations, with horizontal and vertical data, on Project
Record Documents.

B. Establish lines and levels, locate and lay out by instrumentation and similar appropriate means:
1. Site improvements, including pavements; stakes for grading, fill and topsoil placement and utility
locations, slopes, and invert elevations.
2. Grid or axis for structures.
3. Building foundations, column locations, ground floor elevations, and the like.

C. Periodically verify layouts by same means.

D. Provide instruments and assistance for checking the laying out and levels.

3.05 LAYING OUT

A. Lay out the Works using methods and necessary instruments described in BS 5606 "Code of Practice for
Accuracy in Building" Section 5.

B. Obtain the true and accurate building lines from the Municipality and lay out the Works as shown on the
Drawings.

C. Submit details of methods and equipment to be used in laying-out the Works.




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D. Check the levels and dimensions of the Site against those shown on the Drawings and record the results on a
copy of the Drawings. Notify the Engineer or Engineer's Representative in writing of any discrepancies and obtain
instructions before proceeding.

E. Inform the Engineer or Engineer's Representative when overall laying out is complete.

F. Arrange the setting out, erection, juxtaposition of components and application of finishes (working within the
practical limits of the design and Specification) to ensure that there is a satisfactory fit at junctions and that
the finished work has a well aligned, true and regular appearance.

G. Wherever satisfactory accuracy, fit and/or appearance of the work is likely to be critical or difficult to achieve,
obtain approval of proposals or of the appearance of the relevant aspects of the partially finished work as
early as possible.
H. Work which fails to meet the specified levels of accuracy must not be rectified without approval.

I. Submit proposals for such rectification and meet all costs arising, including effects on other work.

J. Allow for the possibility that approval will not be given, necessitating removal and replacement of the work.

END OF SECTION







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SECTION 01090

REFERENCES


PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

Comply with all codes, regulations, specifications and standards referred to throughout the contract documents.

1.02 REFERENCE STANDARDS

A. All references to codes, regulations, specifications and standards referred to in the Contract Documents shall, unless
otherwise stated, mean the latest edition, amendment or revision of such reference standard in effect as of the date of
these Tender Documents. The Contractor shall obtain an original copy of the latest edition of all codes, regulations,
standards and technical literature referred to in the Contract Documents and the same shall be kept on the project site,
properly indexed and maintained in good order and available to the Engineer at all times.

B. Proof of Compliance: Whenever the Contract Documents require that a product complies with Federal Specification,
British Standard, ASTM Designation, ANSI Specification or other association, standards, etc., the Contractor shall
present an affidavit from the manufacturer certifying that the product complies therewith. Where requested or
specified, submit supporting test data to substantiate compliance.

C. Where reference standard referred to herein is in the form of a recommendation or suggestion, such recommendation
or suggestion shall be deemed to be mandatory under this Contract unless conflicting with particular specifications
contained herein.

1.03 DEFINITIONS

A. Where as shown, as indicated, as detailed, or words of similar import are used, it shall be understood that
reference to the Drawings accompanying the Specifications is made unless otherwise state. Where as approved, as
reviewed, as accepted, or words of similar import are used, it shall be understood that the approval, direction,
requirement, permission, authorization review, or acceptance of the Engineer is intended, unless otherwise stated.

B. As used in the Contract Documents, provide shall be understood to mean provide complete in place, that is,
furnish and install.

PART 2 PRODUCT

Not Applicable.

PART 3 EXECUTION

Not Applicable.
END OF SECTION



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SECTION 01200

PROJECT MEETINGS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. This Section specifies administrative and procedural requirements for project meetings, including, but not
limited to, the following:
1. Pre-construction Conference
2. Pre-installation Conferences
3. Progress Meetings
4. Co-ordination Meetings

1.02 PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

A. Pre-construction meeting: will be held within 7 days of the signing of the Contract and should be attended by
the Contractor and his major subcontractors together with the Engineer and Engineer's Representatives. The
meeting will be chaired by the Engineer.

B. Agenda: Discuss items of significance that could affect progress, including the following:
1. Construction schedule.
2. Critical work sequencing.
3. Items required long delivery periods
4. Long hold-ups like backfill; curing periods; weather-proof enclosement of spaces; etc.
5. Designation of responsible personnel.
6. Procedures for processing field decisions and variation Orders.
7. Procedures for processing Applications for Payment.
8. Distribution of Contract Documents.
9. Lines of Communications
10. Submittal of Shop Drawings, Product Data, and Samples.
11. Preparation of record documents.
12. Use of the premises.
13. Parking availability.
14. Office, work, and storage areas.
15. Equipment deliveries and priorities.
16. Safety procedures.
17. First aid.
18. Security.
19. Working hours - Normal/Ramadan/Severe Summer/Other
20. Housekeeping.

1.03 PRE-INSTALLATION CONFERENCES

A. Conduct a pre-installation conference at the Project Site before each construction activity that requires
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B. Attendees: The Installer and representatives of manufacturers and fabricators involved in or affected by the
installation, and its coordination or integration with other works, materials and installations that have
preceded or will follow, shall attend the meeting. Advise the Construction Manager and the Engineer's
Representative of scheduled meeting dates.
1. Review the progress of other construction activities and preparations for the particular activity
under consideration at each pre-installation conference, including requirements for the following:
a. Contract Documents.
b. Options.
c. Related Change Orders.
d. Purchases.
e. Deliveries.
f. Shop Drawings, Product Data, and quality-control samples.
g. Review of mock-ups.
h. Possible conflicts.
i. Compatibility problems.
j. Time schedules.
k. Weather limitations.
l. Manufacturer's recommendations.
m. Warranty requirements.
n. Compatibility of materials.
o. Acceptability of substrates.
p. Temporary facilities.
q. Space and access limitations.
r. Governing regulations.
s. Safety.
t. Inspecting and testing requirements.
u. Required performance results.
v. Recording requirements.
w. Protection.
2. Record significant discussions and agreements and disagreements of each conference, and the
approved schedule. Promptly distribute the record of the meeting to everyone concerned, including the
Owner and the Engineer.
3. Do not proceed with the installation if the conference cannot be successfully concluded. Initiate
whatever actions are necessary to resolve impediments to performance of Work and reconvene
the conference at the earliest feasible date.

1.04 PROGRESS MEETINGS

A. Progress Meetings: Job site progress meetings will be held once a month, or as instructed by the Engineer's
Representative, to review the Contractor's Construction Schedule and to discuss work progress. Attendees
at this meeting shall include the Engineer and Engineers Representative, Contractor, approved
Subcontractors and other Contractors as required. The Engineer and the Engineers Representative shall
have the right to attend these meetings and shall be free to exercise their right at their separate discretions.
The job site progress meetings shall be convened as directed by the Engineer or Engineers Representative.
Such meetings will be chaired by the Engineer or Engineers Representative.

B. Agenda: Agenda for the forthcoming meeting will be circulated Seven (7) calendar days before the meeting.
Including topics for discussion as appropriate to the status of the project.

C. Review and correct or approve minutes of the previous progress meeting. Review other items of
significance that could affect progress.
Review progress since the last meeting. Determine where each activity is in relation to the Contractor's
Construction Schedule, whether on time or ahead or behind schedule. Determine how construction behind
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revisions are required to insure that current and subsequent activities will be completed within the Time of
Completion.

D. Pre-Meeting Submittals: Three (3) days before each meeting, the Contractor must submit the following
information to the Engineer's Representative:
1. List of any variations in starting dates and in duration of outstanding activities from planned dates
and times.
2. Percentage completion in every activity.
3. Other information requested by the Engineer's Representative till say 2 days before the pre-
meeting submittal date.
4. Shop drawings submittals status log.
5. Contractor's submittals status log.
6. Material procurement status log.

1.05 COORDINATION MEETINGS

A. Conduct project coordination meetings at regular intervals convenient for all parties involved. Project
coordination meetings are in addition to specific meetings held for other purposes, such as regular progress
meetings and pre-installation conferences.

B. Request representation at each meeting by every party currently involved in coordination or planning for the
construction activities involved.

1.06 MINUTES OF MEETINGS

A. The proceedings of all meetings attended by the Engineer or the Engineers Representative shall be
recorded and minuted by the Engineers Representative. Distribution of the minutes of meeting shall be
done by Engineers Representative to all attendees and the concerned parties with a short/reasonable time.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

NOT USED


PART 3 - EXECUTION

NOT USED




END OF SECTION






SUBMITTALS 01300-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION 01300

SUBMITTALS
(Product Data, Samples and Mock-ups)


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. This Section includes administrative and procedural requirements for submittals required for performance of
Architectural Works :
1. Product Data and Manufacturer's data.
2. Quality Assurance submittals.
3. Samples.
4. Mock-ups
5. Engineer & Engineer's Representative Action
6. Field and Engineering Data and Record

B. Other Submittals: Also refer to other Sections in Division 1 and other Specification Divisions and Sections
and other Contract Documents for requirements for other submittals.

1.02 DEFINITIONS

A. Field Samples are full-size physical examples erected on-site to illustrate finishes, coatings, or finish
materials. Field samples are used to establish the standard by which the Work will be judged.

B. Mock-ups are full-size assemblies for review of construction, coordination, testing, or operation; they are not
Samples.

1.03 SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES

A. Coordination: Coordinate preparation and processing of submittals with performance of construction
activities at the Contractor's cost. Transmit each submittal sufficiently in advance of performance of related
construction activities to avoid delay.
1. Coordinate each submittal with fabrication, purchasing, testing, delivery, other submittals, and
related activities that require sequential activity.
2. Coordinate transmittal of different types of submittals for related elements of the Work so
processing will not be delayed by the need to review submittals concurrently for coordination.
The Engineer's Representative reserves the right to withhold action on a submittal requiring
coordination with other submittals until all related submittals are received.
3. Processing : To avoid the need to delay installation as a result of the time required to process
submittals, allow sufficient time for submittal review, including time for resubmittals.
a. Allow 14 days for initial review. Allow additional time if the Engineer's Representative
must delay processing to permit coordination with subsequent submittals.
b. If an intermediate submittal is necessary, process the same as the initial submittal.
c. Allow the same period in (a) above again for re-processing each submittal.
d. No extension of Time for Completion will be authorised because of failure to transmit
submittals to the Engineer's Representative sufficiently in advance of the Work to permit
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B. Submittal Preparation: Place a permanent label or title block on each submittal for identification. Indicate the
name of the entity that prepared each submittal on the label or title block.
1. Provide a space approximately 100 x 125mm on the label to record the Contractor's review and
signature and for Engineers action and remarks.
2. Include the following information on the label for processing and recording action taken.
1. Project name
2. Date
3. Name and address of the Engineer's Representative
4. Name and address of the Contractor
5. Name and address of the subcontractor
6. Name and address of the supplier
7. Name of the manufacturer
8. Number and title of appropriate Specification Section
9. Drawing number and detail references, as appropriate.
3. Contractor's Review:
1. Review submittals prior to transmittal; determine and verify field measurements, field
construction criteria, manufacturer's catalogue numbers, and conformance of submittal
with requirements of Contract Documents.
2. Coordinate submittals with requirements of Work and of Contract Documents.
3. Sign or initial each page of product data, and each sample label to certify compliance
with requirements of Contract Documents, identify as Coordinated Submittal. Notify
Engineer's Representative in writing at time of submittal, of any deviations from
requirements of Contract Documents.
4. Contractor's submission to contain complete information regarding all drawings,
materials used, and related items.
5. Do not fabricate products or begin work, which requires submittals until return of
submittal with Engineer's Representative acceptance.

C. Submittal Transmittal: Pack each submittal appropriately for transmittal and handling. Transmit each
submittal to the Engineer's Representative using a transmittal form approved by the Engineer. The
Engineer's Representative will not accept submittals received from sources other than the Contractor.

On the transmittal, record all relevant information. On the form, or separate sheet, record deviations from
Contract Document requirements, including variations and limitations. Include Contractor's certification that
information complies with Contract Document requirements.
D. Submittal Procedures by Contractor
1. Samples : Three (3) sets of samples of each material or prefabricated component with transmittal
forms to the Engineer's Representative. Two (2) sets will be returned marked with the action
taken.
Maintain one (1) set of samples, as approved by the Engineer or the Engineer's Representative, at
the Project Site/sample room available for quality control comparisons throughout the course of
the construction activity.
2. Catalogues : Three (3) published copies of technical (not commercial) brochures, one of which
must be an original with transmittal forms to the Engineer's Representative. Brochures shall be in
English or accompanied by a certified English translation. Brochures in Arabic shall be acceptable
at the Engineer's Representative discretion.

E. Mock-up
1. Install at location/s and to the extent required for al important works.

F. Submittal of Correspondence :



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1. All correspondence to the Engineer's Representative shall be submitted as follows:
a. Transmittals : One original and three photocopies of transmittals and letters, including
attachments/enclosures.
b. Letters : All correspondence from the Contractor to the Engineer's Representative shall
be submitted on A4 size paper. All correspondence shall clearly indicate:


1.04 PRODUCT DATA &MANUFACTURER'S DATA

A. When specified in individual specification Sections, submit manufacturers specifications, manufacturer's
printed instructions for delivery, storage, assembly, installation, start-up, adjusting, and finishing. Also
submit standard coloured charts, catalogues cuts, standard wiring diagrams, painted performance curves,
operational range diagram, mill reports.

B. Study the Manufacturers instructions and Contract Documents, to combine the two to produce the most
stringent requirements to form the basis of contract price, execution method, material and time.

C. Submit standard product operating and maintenance manuals.

1.05 QUALITY ASSURANCE SUBMITTALS

A. Submit Quality Control submittals, including design data, certifications, manufacturer's instructions,
manufacturer's field reports, and other quality-control submittals as required under other Sections of the
Specifications.

B. Certifications: Where other Sections of the Specifications require certification that a product, material, or
installation complies with specified requirements, submit a notarized certification from the manufacturer
certifying compliance with specified requirements.
1. Signature: Certificates shall be signed by the manufacturer's officer or other individual authorized
to sign documents on behalf of the manufacturer.
2. Inspection and Test Reports: Requirements for submittal of inspection and test reports from
approved testing agencies are specified in Section 01400 Quality Control.

C. Submittal and Approval Process shall be as follows :
1. Submission of material samples
2. Submission of material samples in system application
3. Installation of on-site mock-ups

1.06 SAMPLES

A. Submit full size, fully fabricated samples, cured and finished in the manner specified, and physically identical
with the material or product proposed for use.
1. Mount, display or pack samples in the manner specified to facilitate review of qualities indicated.
Prepare samples to match a designated sample where so indicated. Include the following
information.
a. Generic description of the sample.
b. Size limitations.
c. Sample source.
d. Product name or name of manufacturer.
e. Compliance with recognized standards.
f. Compliance with governing regulations.
g. Availability.



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h. Delivery time, measured from the date of the Engineer's or Engineer's Representative
approval till the delivery on Project Site.
2. For review of kind, colour, pattern and texture for a check of these characteristics with other
elements and for a comparison of these characteristics between the submittal and the actual
component as delivered and installed :
a. Submit full range of manufacturers standard finishes (except when more restrictive or
definite requirements are specified for colours, textures and patterns) for Engineer's
representative selection.
b. Where variation in colour, pattern, texture, or other characteristic is inherent in the
material or product represented by a sample, submit multiple units that show full range
of the variations.

B. Submission of Material Samples

Submit three samples of each material to the Engineers Representative, each at least 300 x 300mm in size.
No sample will be reviewed if it is submitted in sizes smaller than stated above. The Engineers
Representative shall review these samples and shall approve if they are as per the specifications or reject
and ask for new submittal if they are not as per the required specifications.

C. Submission of Material Samples in System Application

Submit three samples to the Engineers Representative for approval of finish building materials, shown
assembled in the proposed application for the project. The application samples must be at least 600 x
600mm in size to show the total assemblage of the intended materials. No sample would be reviewed if it is
submitted in sizes smaller than stated above. The Engineers Representative shall review these samples
and shall approve if they are as per the specifications or reject and ask for new submittal if they are not as
per the required specifications.

D. Should requirements relating to samples be mentioned in the Tender Documents elsewhere, the
combination and more stringent shall govern.

1.07 MOCK-UPS

A. After the approval of materials etc., the Contractor shall prepare full size mock-ups of such portion/s of the
building the Engineers Representative wishes to view on site at full scale. Exterior Mock-ups shall be
installed on the site, within a specific area approved on the site plan for permanent mock-up installations.
Interior Mock-ups shall be installed within the building shell structure at locations directed by Engineers
Representative.

B. Exterior mock-ups must be away from building construction works so that they are not damaged. They
should remain in place until the completion of majority of the finished building faade elements, represented
by them, on the main building.

C. Should requirements relating to mock-ups be mentioned in the Tender Documents elsewhere, the
combination and more stringent shall govern.

1.08 ENGINEER AND ENGINEER'S REPRESENTATIVE ACTION

A. Except for submittals for the record or information, where action and return is required, the Engineer or
Engineer's Representative will review each submittal, mark to indicate action taken, and return promptly,
compatible with the requirements of the review, generally in 14 calendar days but in less time when a
request for this has been accepted by the Engineer's Representative or more time when that is unavoidable
in the Engineer's Representative's opinion.

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C. Responsibility for Review:
1. The Engineer and Engineer's Representative review of submittals by the Contractor is for general
conformance with the design concept and information given in the contract Documents and such
review or approval shall not relieve the Contractor from responsibility for any deviations from the
requirements of Contract Documents.
2. The Engineer's and Engineer's Representative review shall not be construed as a complete check
nor shall it relieve the Contractor from responsibility for errors of any kind in submittals, or from the
necessity of furnishing any work required by the Contract Documents, which may have been
omitted on the submittals. The Engineer and Engineer's Representative will review and will return
them to the Contractor with the Engineer's stamp applied thereto. No acceptance or approval of
submittals, nor any indication or request marked by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative on
any submittal, shall constitute an authorization for any increase in the Contract Sum or Time for
Completion or a change in the Contract requirements.
3. The Contractor will not be relieved from responsibility for any deviation from the requirements of
the Contract after approval of submittals by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative or such
deviation at the time of submitting submittals. The Contractor shall indicate on resubmitted
submittals, all revisions as well as those requested by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative.
4. Comments by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative which increase Contract cost or time of
completion shall be brought to the Engineer's or Engineer's Representative attention before
proceeding with the Works.

D. Action Stamp :
1. Each submittal will be returned to the Contractor stamped or marked by the Engineer or
Engineer's Representative indicating the appropriate action as follows:
Action A : APPROVED means that fabrication, manufacture, or construction may
proceed.
Action B : APPROVED SUBJECT TO COMMENTS OR APPROVED AS NOTED
means that fabrication, manufacture, or construction may proceed provided
submittal complies with the Engineer's or Engineer's Representative's
comments. If, for any reason, the Contractor cannot comply with the
notations, the Contractor shall make revisions and resubmit as described for
submittals stamped RESUBMIT.
Action C : NOT APPROVED AND RESUBMIT means that the submittal does not
comply with the Contract Documents and that fabrication, manufacturer or
construction shall not proceed. Submittals stamped RESUBMIT are not
permitted on the Site of the Works and are not to be used. The Contractor
shall make the required revisions and resubmit.
2. The Contractor shall be responsible for the correct location of his works irrespective of approval by
the Engineer or Engineer's Representative and shall pay all costs and expenses incurred by other
contractors, if any, due to improper location of his works.
3. After submittals have been approved by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative they shall not
be departed from, unless resubmitted and approved by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative
or modified by Variation Order as provided under the Contract.


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SECTION 01315

CPMSCHEDULES


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. This Section includes administrative and procedural requirements for the Critical Path Method (CPM) of
scheduling and reporting progress of the Work.
1. The work under this clause consists of the scheduling and reporting procedures required to be carried
out by the Contractor in conjunction with the progress of the project.

1.02 DEFINITIONS

A. Critical Path Method (CPM): A method of planning and scheduling a construction project where activities are
arranged based on activity relationships and network calculations determine when activities can be performed and
the critical path of the Project.

B. Construction Schedule(s): The Contractor's developed schedule(s) for execution of the Contract that meets
the contract requirements for the performance of this contract and the requirements of the Construction
Program.

C. Contractor's cost loaded Construction Schedule: The Contractor's approved CPM schedule with assigned
cost values based on the priced Bills of Quantities and Schedule of Rates (Document III-4) that total to the
contract lump sum price. See clause 1.08.

D. Critical Path: The longest continuous chain of activities through the network schedule that establishes the
minimum overall project duration, which shall equal the Contract Period or the Extend Contract Period
approval by the Engineer.

E. Network Diagram: A graphic diagram of a network schedule, showing the activities and activity relationship.
F. Activity: A discrete part of a project that can be identified for planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling
the construction project. Activities included in a construction schedule consume time and resources.
1. Critical activities are activities on the critical path.
2. Predecessor activity is an activity that must be completed before a given activity can be started.

G. Event: An event is the starting or ending point of an activity.

H. Milestone: A key or critical point in time for reference or measurement - more particularly the starting time
and completing time of every critical activity.

I. Float is the measure of leeway in activity performance. Accumulative float time belongs to the Employer.
1. Free float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without adversely affecting the early
start of the following activity.
2. Total float is the measure of leeway in starting or completing an activity without adversely affecting
the planned project completion date.

1.03 CPMSCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS

A. The Contractor shall be responsible for submitting adequate planning data and acceptable cost distribution
information for the development and maintenance of the Contractor's cost loaded construction schedule
(hereinafter referred to as the "Construction Schedule"), all to the approval of the Engineer or Engineer's
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B. The Contractor shall use a computerized precedence Diagram CPM technique in preparing the Construction
Schedule. The software proposed to be used by the Contractor for the CPM is to be approved by the Engineer or
Engineer's Representative prior to generation of the construction schedule.
C. The Contractor shall develop the construction schedule demonstrating fulfillment of all contract requirements by
cost loading construction schedule activities. Each milestone activity should represent the related construction
activities hammocked within it by using true connections to reflect the progress on the milestone activity as
measured on the hammocked construction activities. "Summary collection" activities are not accepted as
hammocking tools.

D. Each revision of the construction schedule shall be signed by the duly authorised representative of the
Contractor and these documents, upon approval by the Engineer or the Engineer's Representative, shall
thereupon become incorporated in to the contract documents of the project.

E. Failure by the Contractor to submit such information punctually and in accordance with the contract
requirements may result in Contractor being penalised in the amount of KD 50/= per incident which shall be
deducted from monies due to him.

1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Contractor's Representative: The Contractor shall designate a well experienced Scheduling Engineer (see
elsewhere for qualifications etc.) who shall be responsible for the content and development of the
Contractor's Construction schedule. This representative shall have direct control and complete authority to
act on behalf of the Contractor in fulfilling the requirements of the Construction Schedule requirements and
such authority shall not be interrupted throughout the duration of the contract.

1.05 CONTRACTORS CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE DEVELOPMENT

A. Within ten (10) days of the Signing of Contract, the contractor shall meet with the Engineer's Representative
to review the scheduling requirement of the project. This review will include the specific requirements of the
Contractor regarding restraints and milestones, including the interrelation with sub-contractors, if any, as
they relate to the overall construction programme. The Contractor will present restraints, if any, foreseen by
himself in the proposed Construction Schedule that may affect the construction programme.

B. Within twenty-one (21) days of the Signing of Contract, the contractor shall submit for the Engineer's
approval, the detailed construction schedule in a bar-chart time-scaled format, to show the sequence and
interdependence of activities required for complete performance of all items of work under the contract or
portion thereof Further this schedule shall reflect the milestones required by the contract documents. In
preparing the construction schedule, the contractor shall:
1. Exercise care to produce a clear, legible, and accurate diagram. Activities related to specific areas
of the project shall be grouped on the diagram for ease, understanding, and simplification. The
diagram shall show the following for each construction activity, where applicable.
a. Concise description of the work
b. Early start and finish dates
c. Number of calendar/working days
d. Manpower loading
e. Cost loading
f. Equipment & Machinery Loading
g. Total Float of each activity.
2. Include any trade or material restraints to indicate the movement of trades who are performing
major work.
3. Should the Contractor's scheduling software allow open ends to be shown, critical or not critical,
then the option of not critical will be adopted.
4. Demonstrate work activities in the Contractor's Construction Schedule to have maximum duration
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2% exceeding these limits, unless otherwise approved by the Engineer or Engineer's
Representative except as to non construction activities (such as procurement of materials, delivery
of equipment).
5. The Construction Schedule developed above shall not be changed throughout the duration of the
project without getting prior approval from the Engineer or Engineer's Representative.
C. Include the time and/or labor and/or equipment required for activities other than actual construction; such as
aging periods, drying periods, curing periods etc.

D. Include the time and/or labor and/or equipment required for obtaining approval, placing order, manufacture,
shipping, custom clearance and transportation to site of all materials and equipment.

E. Include the time and/or labor and/or equipment required for meeting the following deadlines:-
1. Approval to Fire Protection and Fire Alarm equipment and working drawings shall be obtained
from the relevant authorities by a maximum of three (3) months from signing of the contract.
2. Municipal Cleanliness Certificate (NADAFA) shall be obtained a minimum of forty five (45) days
before the Turn Over Date.
3. Approval to Electrical and HVAC As-built drawings shall be obtained from the relevant authorities a
minimum of thirty (30) days before the Turn Over Date.
4. Approval of Telephone Works shall be obtained from the relevant authorities a minimum of Thirty
(30) days before the Turn Over Date.
5. Water supply and drainage works, including connections with their mains, if available, shall be
made a minimum of thirty (30) days before the Turn Over Date.
6. Permanent power (or power through generators) shall be obtained for the works and HVAC
commissioned a minimum of sixty (60) days before the Turn Over Date.
7. All soft landscaping planting shall be programmed to take advantage of the last planting season of
the contract period.
8. Kuwait Fire Brigades approval to the whole works including the Fire Protection and Fire Alarm
Works shall be obtained a minimum fifteen (15) days before the Turn Over Date.
9. All equipments shall be tested and commissioned with permanent electricity supply maximum by
the Turn Over Date.
10. The Contractor shall begin submitting (1) As-built Drawings (2) Spare Materials, and (3)
Guarantees and Warranties, three (3) months before the Turn Over Date and obtain Engineers
Representatives approval to the same, and finish the submittal of all the above and including
proper storage of all spare materials latest one month after the end of Turn Over Date.
11. The Contractor shall obtain from the Engineers Representative and begin attending to the snag
list/s latest one month before the Turn Over Date and complete all snags latest one month after
the Turn Over Date.

F. Within a week from the approval of the Contractors Construction Schedule and at monthly interval
thereafter, the Contractor shall submit for the Engineer's approval, a detailed schedule developed from the
approved Construction Schedule, covering a period of the next 60 days and relating to the contractor's daily
work activities.

G. The Contractor shall submit the undermentioned supporting data with the submittal of his Construction
Schedule and any successive updates and revisions in an approved format by the Engineer or Engineer's
Representative.
1. The proposed number of working days per week.
2. The holidays, and other non-working days (except Fridays), including days lost due to diminished
productivity during Ramadan, observed during the duration of the contract (by date).
3. The planned number of shifts per day.
4. The number of hours per shift.
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6. The planned procurement and delivery of materials on a monthly basis.
7. The average weekly manpower (e.g. number of carpenters, steel fixers, labourers, etc.) usage for
each trade to be employed for the works considering activities, duration and production rates.
8. Explanation of all changes in logic in duration, manpower, and equipment.
9. Actual start dates and completion dates of activities already completed.
10. Computer generated text reports listing activities with their early and late start and finish dates
sorted by activity number, by early start and by criticality.
H. Failure to include any element of the works required for the performance of the contract shall not excuse the
contractor from completing all work required within any applicable completion date of each phase or the
whole of the project, notwithstanding the Engineer's Representative's approval of the Construction Schedule.

1.06 CONTRACTOR'S SUBMITTALS LOG

A. Within 10 days from the Signing of Contract, the Contractor should meet with the Engineer's Representative
to explain the requirements and contents of the Contractor's Submittals Log.

B. After 7 days from the above meeting, the Contractor to submit his Submittals Log, listing all the items
requiring the Engineer's or the Engineer's Representative approval as per the Contract Documents, for the
Engineer's Representative initial review.

C. Within ten (10) days after the Engineer's approval of the Contractor's Construction Schedule, resubmit the
Contractor's Submittals Log, for the Engineer's Representative review and approval, after inserting all
particular dates and data from approved schedule.

D. Distribution: Following response to the initial submittal, print and distribute copies to the Engineer's
Representative, subcontractors, and other parties required to comply with submittal dates indicated. Post
copies in the Project meeting room and field office.

When revisions are made, distribute to the same parties and post in the same locations.

E. Updating: Revise and update the schedule in a regular manner, and submit (48) hrs prior to progress
meeting for the Engineer's Representative review.

F. Format: Utilize format as provided by the Engineer's Representative and approved by the Engineer.

1.07 CONTRACTOR'S PROCUREMENT LOG

A. Within 10 days from the Signing of Contract, the Contractor should meet with the Engineer's Representative
to explain the requirements and contents of the Contractor's Procurement Log.

B. After 7 days from above meeting, the Contractor to submit his Procurement Log, for the Engineer's
Representative initial review, including all those items required to be submitted as per the Contract
Documents.

C. After the development and acceptance of the Contractor's Construction Schedule, Submit the Contractor's
Procurement Log within 10 days, for the Engineer's Representative review and approval, after inserting all
particular dates and data from approved schedule, manufacturers/suppliers and agents confirmations.

D. Distribution: Following response to the initial submittal, print and distribute copies to the Engineer's
Representative, subcontractors, and other parties required to comply with procurement dates indicated. Post
copies in the Project meeting room and field office. When revisions are made, distribute to the same parties and
post in the same locations.

E. Updating: Revise and update the Log in a regular manner, and submit (48) hrs prior to progress meeting for
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F. Format: Utilize format as provided by the Engineer's Representative and approved by the Engineer.

G. The Contractor, in addition to above, will be required to provide, at any time required by the Engineer, full
and complete details of all product procurement data relating to all manufactured products which have been
ordered and/or procured by the Contractor for incorporation in the works.

H. Such details shall include copies of Letters of Credit, product order forms, confirmations from manufacturers
and/or suppliers, request for quotations, letters of enquiry, etc.




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1.08 UPDATING OF CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

A. The Contractor shall submit an updated Construction Schedule every three months.

B. Acceptance of the updated construction schedule and all supporting data is contingent upon compliance with
all other articles of this section and any other previous agreements or requirements made with or by the
Engineer or his representative.

1.09 ADJUSTMENT AND REVISIONS

A. Time for completion will be adjusted only in accordance with the provisions of legal clauses and conditions
and its amendments in particular conditions. In the event the Contractor requests an adjustment of the time
of completion, he shall furnish such justification and supporting data as the Engineer's Representative may
deem necessary for evaluation by the Engineer as to whether or not the Contractor will be entitled to an
extension of Time for Completion. Submission of proof based on revised activity, logic, duration, and costs is
obligatory with any request.
B. The Contractor shall submit with every request, his revised Construction Schedule whenever the actual field
progress of the work does not conform to the latest approved Construction Schedule in force at the time of
the alleged delay.

C. The Engineer shall, within a reasonable time after receipt of a request for extension of time, advise the
Contractor through the Engineer's Representative of his decision.

D. When the Engineer has not yet made a decision as to any extension of time, and the parties are unable to
agree as to the amount of the adjustment to be reflected in the construction programme, and should the
Contractor choose to reflect the requested amount of time adjustment in this Construction Schedule, he will
do so at his own risk. Such reflection of time adjustment shall only serve the purpose of monitoring the
schedule of the works until such time as the Owner has made the final determination as to any extension of
time. The Contractor will revise his Construction Schedule thereafter in accordance with the Engineer's
decision and act and perform the works accordingly.

E. The Contractor shall submit, as requested by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative, a revision to the
Construction Schedule for any of the following reasons:
1. When delays in submittals or deliveries or work stoppage are encountered which make replanning
or rescheduling of the work necessary.
2. When the schedule does not represent the actual execution and progress of the works as being
performed in the field.

1.10 SCHEDULING SYSTEM

A. The Engineer's Representative has established Primavera Project Manager software (for windows) as the
standard scheduling application for this project. The latest version of this software shall be used to develop
all CPM construction schedules. The Construction Schedules information and supported data to be provided
on data diskettes compatible for use on the Engineer or Engineer's Representative computer system.

1.11 SUBMITTALS

A. All the submittals of the project construction schedule (for example but not limted to Master Schedule and
Detail Contractor Construction Schedule, Cost loaded construction
schedule/Revisions/Reports/Charts/Supporting data) shall be in soft and hard coloured copy (3 copies for
the Hard coloured copies).
B. The soft copy (electronic files) shall be compatible for use on the computer system of Engineer and
Engineers Representative.

C. The Contractor shall ensure that the provided floppy diskettes are free from any virus. The Contractor will
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D. The hard copy shall be :
1. According to a format approved by the Engineers Representative.
2. 3 color copies in A0 or A3 size as required by the Engineers Representative.

E. The Contractor has to submit the following reports:
1. Monthly status report which shows detailed activities, actual start and completion dates, percent
complete or remaining duration, and any other requirement by the Engineer's Representative.
2. Material monthly status report which includes material description, unit, material delivered (during
the month, accum), material planned (during the month, accum), adjusted by V.0., variance
(quantity, %) and any other requirements requested by the Engineer's Representative.
3. Weekly Manpower Report that includes the following in accordance with the approval of the
Engineer's Representative:
a. Profession
b. Average Number
c. Average working days
d. Average working hours
e. Total man-hours
f Total man-days.
4. Weekly production report which includes the following:
a. Description of major work items
b. Contract quantity
c. Quantity installed during the week
d. Quantity installed to-date
e. Percent of the above

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SECTION 01340

SHOP, RECORD AND AS BUILT DRAWINGS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. This section includes administrative and procedural requirements for submittal of Shop, Record and As Built
Drawings and other miscellaneous quality control submittals.

B. Shop, Record and As Built Drawings include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Fabrication drawings.
2. Installation drawings.
3. Setting diagrams.
4. Shopwork manufacturing instructions.
5. Templates and patterns.
Standard information prepared without specific reference to the project is not Shop, Record or as Built
Drawings.

C. Quality control submittals include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Design data.

D. Related Sections : The following sections contain requirements that relate to this section:
1. Section 01040 "Project Coordination" specifies requirements governing preparation and submittal
of required coordination drawings.
2. Section 01050 "Field Engineering"
3. Section 01400 "Quality Control" specifies requirements for submittal of inspection and test reports
and the erection of mock-ups.
4. Section 01700 "Contract Closeout" specifies requirements for submittal of project record
documents, including copies of drawings, at project closeout.

1.02 DEFINITIONS

A. "Shop Drawings" shall establish actual plans, section and details of all construction assembled,
manufactured or fabricated items, indicate proper relation to adjoining work, amply design details whether or
not included in contract drawings of all work including but not limited to civil, architectural, interiors,
mechanical, electrical and site works in proper relation to physical spaces and incorporate minor changes of
design or construction to suit actual conditions at no additional cost.

B. "Record Drawings" are a record of the works actually installed as the work progresses including records of
all changes and deviations from the Contract Documents.

C. "As-Built Drawings" embody the latest amendment of shop drawings including variations to the Contract to
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1.03 SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES BY CONTRACTOR

A. Drawings - For approval, every time : Three/Four (3 or 4) paper prints of each shop, record and as-built
drawing with transmittal forms to the Engineers Representative.

B. Drawings - After approval, for record and distribution : Three (3) paper prints of to the Engineers
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1.04 DESIGN REQUIREMENTS IF ANY

A. Should the Contractor be required to carry out any design, then design layouts provided shall be for the
propose of general guidance. The Contractor is required to submit full design shop drawings, complete with
calculations, catalogues etc. for the Engineers and Engineers representative scrutiny and approval before
ordering materials or proceeding with the work on site.

1.05 SHOP DRAWINGS

A. Submit newly prepared information drawn accurately to scale. Do not reproduce Contract Documents or copy
standard printed information as the basis of Shop Drawings.
1. Include the following information on Shop Drawings.
a. Dimensions using SI units.
b. Identification of products and materials included.
c. Compliance with specified standards.
d. Notation of coordination requirements.
e. Notation of dimensions established by field measurement.
2. Number shop drawings for each section of the works consecutively and the numbering system
shall be retained throughout all revisions.
3. Dimension: Metric measurements shall be used in all documents and drawings.
4. The size of shop drawings will be either A0 or A3 depending upon the content of the drawing and
as agreed by the Engineers Representative.
5. Shop Drawings shall bear the contractor's stamp and signature certifying that they have been
coordinated and checked by the Contractor for completeness and compliance with the Contract
and all respective sub-contractors, vendors and each subcontractor and each other contractor
shall indicate his approval on the reproducible original shop drawing/composite shop drawing.
In the event any one of the other contractors employed or to be employed by the Owner is not on
board in a timely manner, then coordination is to be done based on design drawings made
available by the Engineer or his representative. The Engineer or his representative will not accept
any shop drawing without this necessary coordination step having been completed.
6. Each shop drawing shall be clearly marked to indicate which product or item is being submitted for
consideration and each product or item shall be marked for identification with the applicable page
and paragraph number of the Specification and/or the detail and sheet number of the Contract
Drawings.
7. The Contractor shall submit composite Shop Drawings coordinating the work of his sub-
contractors for mechanical, electrical, structural architectural and site work. The composite
drawings shall be in sufficient detail to show overall dimensions of ductwork, piping conduit,
equipment, fixtures, structural members and related architectural features, and shall show
clearance between such work. The Contractor will, apart from individual trade drawings submit
composite co-ordinated shop drawings showing sections, elevations, reflected plans etc. resolving
all conflicts in level, alignment, access space etc.
8. Shop Drawings shall show in detail, materials, dimensions, thickness, assembly, joints,
attachments, relation to adjoining work, and all other pertinent data and information. In checking
shop drawings, the Contractor shall verify all dimensions and site conditions and shall check and
coordinate the shop drawings of any Section or Trade with the requirements of all other Sections
or Trades of other contractors if any; as related thereto, as required for proper and complete
installation and execution of the works. The works shall conform to the Contract Drawings or to
such other Drawings as may be issued from time to time during the progress of the Works by the
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9. The Contractor, is required, as described elsewhere, to provide design (where it is Contractor's
responsibility to carryout design), co-ordination, installation, shop and builder's drawings,
composite drawings co-ordinated between architectural , structural and services works and other
information as appropriate, collectively referred to as shop drawings. Allow for the completion of
all such drawings, checking and inspection by the Engineer's Representative and any subsequent
amendment, re-submission(s), and re-inspection(s), when preparing the Construction Schedule for
the Works and checking by Contractor.
10. Engineer's Representative Review: The Engineer's Representative will note any comments on one
copy of the drawings, date and sign to show that they have been inspected, then return to the
Contractor. Review of drawings, and any comments made by the Engineer's Representative will
not relieve the Contractor, subcontractors and/or suppliers of responsibility for compliance with
Contract requirements, design, documentation and checking as appropriate.
11. Amendments: Ensure that any necessary amendments to drawings are made in accordance with
any comments of the Engineer's Representative and resubmit without delay. Unless resubmission
is not required, obtain copies of amended drawings, check, re-submit to the Engineer's
Representative ensuring incorporation of necessary further amendments all as before.
12. Distribution of final version: Obtain final version of all drawings, submit the required number of
copies to the Engineer's Representative additional copies as appropriate to all concerned
subcontractors and suppliers, and keep at least one copy on Site. Ensure that work is carried out
in accordance with the final drawings.
13. Variations: Should any amendment to drawings required by the Engineer's Representative, or any
discrepancy, or divergence be considered a variation, notify the Engineer's Representative without
delay and in any case within 7 days, and do not proceed with ordering, fabrication, erection or
installation until subsequently instructed.

1.05 RECORD DRAWING

A. As the work progresses the Contractor shall maintain on a continuous basis a complete and accurate record of all
changes and deviations from the Contract Documents which shall be kept at the Site for inspection by the
Engineer, his representative, or Owners Representative.

1.06 AS BUILT DRAWINGS

A. The Contractor shall prepare and furnish for the approval of the Engineer and Engineer's representative
accurate as built drawings embodying as a minimum all shop drawings and record drawings etc., or their
latest amendments, including variations to the Contract to the standards set out in BS 308.

B. The as built drawings shall show the works as executed complete with existing and finished levels and all
other things necessary to form an accurate pictorial record of the finished work.

C. Prior to the preparation of as built drawings the Contractor shall obtain the approval of the Engineers
representative as to the size of drawings, quality of transparent sheets, method of drawing and other relevant
details.

D. All as built drawings shall be numbered and shall have a number series approved by the Engineers
representative. A drawing index shall be provided. All negatives of drawings so prepared shall be dated and
signed by the Contractor and, when approved, countersigned by the Engineer's representative.

E. The Contractor shall submit and resubmit till final approval by the Engineers Representative, four number of
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F. Finally submit after approval, properly identified in a permanent manner, four hard copies hung in parts for
the Engineers approval, in mobile drawings racks and diskettes stored in box/es also properly identified in a
permanent way, of all as-built drawings using the latest format of Autocad, as well as the format which is
compatible with the Owners computer system.


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SECTION 01380

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. The Section includes administrative and procedural requirements for construction photographs.

B. Related Sections: The following Section contains requirements that relate to construction photographs:
Section 01300 Submittals specifies general requirements for submitting construction photographs.

C. Compare with the requirements listed elsewhere and comply with the total combined requirements.

1.02 ASSISTANCE TO OTHERS

A. The Contractor shall allow all reasonable facilities for the responsible Government Authorities to take
photographs and films or televise the works at no additional expense to the Employer.


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2.01 PRE-CONSTRUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS

A. Before beginning the works at the site, take 30 colour photographs and submit in albums as during
construction photographs detailed below.

2.02 PHOTOGRAPHS ETC. DURING CONSTRUCTION

A. Photographs and Albums
1. Take 30 colour project photographs (4 sets) in accordance with requirements as indicated, to best
show the status of construction and progress since taking previous photographs.
Frequency: Take photographs monthly, coinciding with the cut-off date associated with each
Application for Payment.
Vantage Points: Comply with the Engineer's Representatives directions concerning desired
vantage points for shots.
Use the same vantage points each time to create a time-lapse sequence when so directed.
2. Identification: Provide an attached narrative underneath each photograph indicating:
Name of the Project.
Date the photograph was taken.
Vantage Point: Description of vantage point, in terms of location, direction (by compass
point), and elevation or story of construction.
Vantage Point: Provide notation of vantage point marked for location and direction of shot on
a key plan of the site and building. Indicate elevation (story height).
3. Prints: Submit 4 album mounted and labelled prints of size 120 x 180mm of each view required
directly to the Engineer's Representative within 7 days of taking photographs.
4. Each album shall have a printed cover lettered to the approval of the Engineers Representative.



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5. Extra Prints: When requested by the Engineer's Representative, the photographer shall prepare
extra prints of photographs. The photographer shall distribute these prints directly to designated
parties who will pay the costs for the extra prints.




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SECTION 01400

QUALITY CONTROL


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 QUALITY CONTROL (GENERAL)

A. Maintain quality control over suppliers, manufacturers, products, services, Site conditions, and workmanship,
to produce work of specified quality.

B. Provide and maintain effective Contractor Quality Control (CQC) program and perform sufficient inspections
and tests of all items of work, including those of Sub-Contractors, to ensure compliance with Contract
Documents. Include surveillance and tests specified in the Sections of work of the Specifications. Furnish
appropriate facilities, instruments and testing devices required for performance of the quality control function.
Controls must be adequate to cover construction operations and be keyed to the construction sequence.

C. Comply with manufacturers' instructions in full detail, including each step in sequence. Should instructions
conflict with Contract Documents, request clarification from Engineer or Engineer's Representative before
proceeding.

1.02 WORKMANSHIP

A. Comply with industry standards except when more restrictive tolerances or specified requirements indicate
more rigid standards or more precise workmanship.

B. Perform work by persons qualified to produce workmanship of specified quality.

C. Secure products in place with positive anchorage devices designed and sized to withstand stresses,
vibration, and racking.

1.03 QUALITY CONTROL OF ON-SITE CONSTRUCTION

A. Include a control system for the following phases of inspection:
1. Preparatory Inspection : Perform this inspection prior to beginning of work on any definable feature
of the Works. Include a review of the Contract requirements with the supervisors directly
responsible for the performance of the work; check to assure that materials, products and
equipment have been tested, submitted and approved, check to assure that provisions have been
made for required control testing, examine the work area to ascertain that preliminary work has
been completed; physically examine materials and equipment to assure that they conform to Shop
Drawings and data and that the materials and equipment are on hand.
2. Initial Inspection : Perform this inspection as soon as the work commences on a representative
portion of a particular feature; review control testing for compliance with Contract requirements.
3. Follow-up Inspection : Perform these inspections on a regular basis, to assure continuing compliance
with Contract requirements until completion of that particular work.
4. Documentation of CQC Program : Identify the inspections herein before specified and document in
the CQC report with a brief description of the subject matter covered and the personnel involved.

1.04 QUALITY CONTROL OF OFF-SITE OPERATIONS

A. When required by individual Specifications Section, submit manufacturer's certificate, in duplicate, that
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B. The CQC representative at the fabricating plant shall be finally responsible to comply with the contract
requirements and for the release of the fabricated items for shipment to the Site. The CQC representative at the
Site shall receive the item and note any damage incurred during shipment. The Contractor shall be responsible
for protecting and maintaining the item in good condition throughout the period of on-Site storage and during
erection, installation and maintenance. Although any item found to be faulty may be rejected before it is used, final
acceptance of an item by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative is based on its satisfactory incorporation into
the works and acceptance of the completed Project.

1.05 SCHEDULE OF CONTRACTOR QUALITY CONTROL (CQC) PLAN

A. Furnish a schedule outlining the procedure, instructions and reports to be used as follows:
1. Quality Control Organization.
2. Qualification of personnel.
3. Authority and responsibility of personnel.
4. Schedule of inspections and tests with personnel assigned to each task and duration of each task.
5. Test met hods.
6. Methods of performing and documenting control operations.

1.06 QUALITY CONTROL REPORTS

A. Inspections shall be recorded and submitted daily on approved forms certifying items correctly installed and
items found to be defective with a statement on corrective measures taken.

1.07 LATEST DOCUMENTS

A. The Contractor's Quality Control program shall provide for procedures which will assure that the applicable
portions of the Contract Documents, Shop Drawings and instructions required by the Contract are used for
fabrication, testing and inspection.

1.08 TESTING AND INSPECTION DEVICES

A. Provide and maintain all measuring and testing devices, equipment, instruments and supplies necessary to
accomplish the required site testing and inspection. All measuring and testing devices shall be calibrated
periodically against certified standards.

1.09 MANUFACTURERS' FIELD SERVICES

A. When specified in respective Specification Sections, require supplier, manufacturer or appointed
representative to provide qualified personnel to observe field conditions, conditions of surfaces and
installation, quality of workmanship, start-up of equipment, test, adjust and balance equipment as applicable,
and to make appropriate recommendations.

B. Representative shall submit written report to Engineer or Engineer's Representative listing observations and
recommendations.

1.10 ENGINEER'S CHECKING AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURES

A. To facilitate the Engineer's Representative checking of the quality of workmanship, compliance with
Specifications, etc., the Contractor shall submit signed "Request for Inspection" or "Check" lists, provided by
the Engineer's Representative and approved by the Engineer. The list shall be deemed to constitute:
1. A request by the Contractor for the Engineer's Representative to inspect the preparation or
completion of a certain element of the work in a particular location before proceeding with the next
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2. A representation by the Contractor to the effect that the work for which he is requesting inspection has
been properly coordinated between all trades, complies with the applicable Specifications, shop drawings
and other data included in the Contract or approved by the Engineer's Representative, and is complete in
itself and ready for such inspection and for the next stage of related work.

B. "Request for Inspection" Lists shall be dated and numbered in approved sequence and submitted for each of
the elements of the Works. Each of the "Request for Inspection" lists shall be signed by all concerned sub-
contractors thereby warranting that all trades have been properly coordinated and completed prior to the
"Request for Inspection" list submission.

C. In addition to the signature of all concerned subcontractors upon the "Request for Inspection" lists required
by the preceding Sub-Clause, such shall also submit, to the Engineer's Representative through the
Contractor, "Request for Inspection" for all mechanical and electrical elements of the works upon completion
and testing of sections thereof, prior to embedding in concrete, covering up with finishes, etc. Mechanical
and Electrical "Requests for Inspection" shall be signed by the Contractor and his concerned Sub-Contractor
on a form and in a manner as required and approved by the Engineer's Representative.

D. In case the Project is organised on the lines of multi-package contracts, a proposal for integrated "Requests
for Inspection" regime will be granted if found acceptable to the Engineer and the Engineer's Representative.

1.11 TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING

A. Materials, products and equipment shall be properly packaged and protected to prevent damage during
transportation and handling.

B. More detailed requirements for transportation and handling are specified under the technical Sections.

1.12 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

A. Manufactured articles, materials and equipment shall be applied, installed, connected. erected, used,
cleaned and conditioned as directed by the respective manufacturers, unless more stringent requirements
are specified.

1.13 IDENTIFYING MARKINGS

A. Name plates and other identifying markings shall not be fixed on exposed surfaces of manufactured items
installed in finished spaces.

1.14 PRODUCT ACCEPTANCE STANDARDS

A. Refer to Section 01600.

1.15 TESTING OF MATERIALS

A. All materials and work will be tested as required in the Specifications and Testing shall be carried out at the
Contractor's expense at any of the following:
1. MPW Research Station Testing Facilities
2. Approved testing agency or approved testing laboratory.

The Contractor shall obtain prior approval from the Engineer or Engineer's Representative to the tests to be
conducted at any or all of the above facilities.

B. The Contractor shall allow for all necessary labour, containers, wrappings and labelling in connection with
the samples for testing and for all transport charges.

C. Samples for testing will be taken at the place of origin, or working site or from the works as appropriate and
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D. The Contractor shall provide all facilities including testing equipment in connection with tests required to be
conducted at site.

1.16 MOCK-UPS

A. When required by individual specification section, erect complete full-scale mock-up of assembly at project
site. Test will be performed in accordance with this section. Remove mock-up at completion, when approved
and directed by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative.

B. Mock-up may remain as finished work if so indicated in specification section and approved.
C. All relative further materials and workmanship shall conform to standards of the approved mock-up.

1.17 PROJECT CONTROL FORMS

A. Format of required Project Control Forms to be provided by the Engineer to the Contractor at the
commencement of the project and updated/supplemented as may be necessary from time to time thereafter.
The Contractor will be required to utilize these formats/forms as directed by the Engineer.


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SECTION 01410

TESTING LABORATORY SERVICES


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. Section Includes: Administrative and supervisory requirements necessary for coordinating construction
operations including but not necessarily limited to the following:
1. Selection and payment.
2. Contractor submittals.
3. Laboratory responsibilities.
4. Laboratory reports.
5. Limits of testing laboratory authority.
6. Contractors responsibilities.
7. Schedule of inspections and tests.

1.02 REFERENCES

A. ASTM C802 Practice for Conducting and Inter laboratory Test Program to Determine the Precision of
Test Methods for Construction.

B. ASTM C1021 Practice for Laboratories Engaged in the Testing of Building Sealants.

C. ASTM C1077 Practice for Laboratories Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in
Construction and Criteria for Laboratory Evaluation.

D. ASTM C1093 Practice for Accreditation of Testing Agencies for Unit Masonry.

E. ASTM D290 Recommended Practice for Bituminous Mixing Plant Inspection.

F. ASTM D3740 Practice for Evaluation of Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and
Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction.

G. ASTM D4561 Practice for Quality Control Systems for an Inspection and Testing Agency for
Bituminous Paving Materials.

H. ASTM E329 Practice for Use in the Evaluation of Inspection and Testing Agencies as Used in
Construction.
I. ASTM E543 Practice for Determining the Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Agencies.

J. ASTM E548 Practice for Preparation of Criteria for Use in the Evaluation of Testing Laboratories and
Inspection Bodies.

K. ASTM E699 Practice for Criteria for Evaluation of Agencies Involved in Testing, Quality Assurance,
and Evaluating Building. Components in Accordance with Test Methods Promulgated by
ASTM Committee E6.

1.03 SELECTION AND PAYMENT

A. Employment and payment for services of either the MPW laboratory or any other testing laboratory approved
by the Engineers representative to perform specified inspecting and testing, by Contractor.



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B. Employment of testing laboratory in no way relieves the Contractor of obligation to perform Work in
accordance with requirements of Contract Documents.




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1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Comply with requirements of ASTM C802, ASTM C1021, ASTM C1077, ASTM C1093, ASTM D290, ASTM
D3740, ASTM D4561, ASTM E329, ASTM E543, ASTM E548, ASTM E699.

B. Laboratory: Authorized to operate in the State of Kuwait.

C. Laboratory Staff: Maintain a full time registered Engineer on staff to review services.

D. Testing Equipment: Calibrated at reasonable intervals with devices of an accuracy traceable to either
National Bureau of Standards or accepted values of natural physical constants.

1.05 CONTRACTOR SUBMITTALS

A. Prior to start of Work, submit testing laboratory name, address, and telephone number, and names of full
time registered Engineer.

1.06 LABORATORY RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Test samples of mixes submitted by Contractor.

B. Provide qualified personnel at site. Cooperate with Engineer's Representative and Contractor in
performance of services.

C. Perform specified inspecting, sampling, and testing of Products in accordance with specified standards.

D. Ascertain compliance of materials and mixes with requirements of Contract Documents.

E. Promptly notify Engineer's Representative and Contractor of observed irregularities or non-conformance of
Work Products.

F. Perform additional inspection and tests required by Engineer's Representative.

G. Attend preconstruction meetings and progress meetings.

1.07 LABORATORY REPORTS

A. After each inspection and test, promptly submit two (2) copies of laboratory report to Engineer's
Representative and to Contractor.
B. Include:
1. Date issued,
2. Project title and number,
3. Name of inspector,
4. Date and time of sampling or inspection,
5. Identification of product and specifications section,
6. Location in the Project,
7. Type of inspection or test,
8. Date of test,
9. Results of tests,
10. Conformance with Contract Documents.

C. When requested by Engineer's Representative provide interpretation of test results.

1.08 LIMITS ON TESTING LABORATORY AUTHORITY

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B. Laboratory may not approve or accept any portion of the Work.

C. Laboratory may not assume any duties of Contractor.



1.09 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Deliver to laboratory at designated location, adequate samples of materials proposed to be used which
require testing, along with proposed mix designs.

B. Cooperate with laboratory personnel, and provide access to the Work.

C. Provide incidental labour, transport and facilities:
1. to provide access to Work to be tested
2. to obtain and handle samples at the site or at source of Products to be tested
3. to facilitate tests
4. to facilitate inspection by the Engineer and the Engineer's representative.
5. to provide storage and curing of test samples.

D. Notify Engineer's Representative and laboratory 24 hours prior to expected time for operations requiring
inspecting and testing services.


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SECTION 01421

REFERENCE STANDARDS AND DEFINITIONS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 DEFINITIONS

A. General: Basic contract definitions are included in the Conditions of Contract II and Part III, Section 2.

B. Where "as shown", "as indicated", "as detailed", or words of similar import are used, it shall be understood that
reference to the Drawings accompanying the Specifications is made unless otherwise stated.

C. "Regulations": The term "regulations" includes laws, ordinances, statutes, and lawful orders issued by
authorities having jurisdiction, as well as rules, conventions, and agreements within the construction industry
that control performance of the Work.

D. "Furnish": The term "furnish" means to supply and deliver to the Project site, ready for unloading, unpacking,
assembly, installation, and similar operations.

E. "Install": The term "install" describes operations at the Project site including the actual unloading, temporary
storage, unpacking, assembling, erecting, placing, anchoring, applying, working to dimension, finishing,
curing, protecting, cleaning, and similar operations.

F. "Provide": The term "provide" means to furnish and install, complete and ready for the intended use.

G. "Installer": An installer is the Contractor or another entity engaged by the Contractor, either as an employee,
subcontractor, or contractor of lower tier, to perform a particular construction activity, including installation,
erection, application, or similar operations. Installers are required to be experienced in the operations they
are engaged to perform.
1. The term "experienced", when used with the term "installer", means having successfully completed a
minimum of five previous projects similar in size and scope to this Project; being familiar with the special
requirements indicated; and having complied with requirements of authorities having jurisdiction.
2. Trades: Using a term such as "carpentry" does not imply that certain construction activities must
be performed by accredited or unionized individuals of a corresponding generic name, such as
"carpenter". It also does not imply that requirements specified apply exclusively to trades persons
of the corresponding generic name.
3. Assigning Specialists: Certain Sections of the Specifications require that specific construction
activities shall be performed by specialists who are recognized experts in those operations. The
specialists must be engaged for those activities, and their assignments are requirements over
which the Contractor has no option. However, the ultimate responsibility for fulfilling contract
requirements remains with the Contractor.
a. This requirement shall not be interpreted to conflict with enforcing building codes and
similar regulations governing the Work. It is also not intended to interfere with local
trade-union jurisdictional settlements and similar conventions.

H. "Project Site" is the space available to the Contractor for performing construction activities, either exclusively
or in conjunction with others performing other work as part of the Project. The extent of the Project site is
shown on the Drawings and may or may not be identical with the description of the land on which the Project
is to be built.

I. "Testing Agencies": A testing agency is an independent entity engaged to perform specific inspections or
tests, either at the Project site or elsewhere, and to report on and, if required, to interpret results of those
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J. Abbreviations and Symbols: The following abbreviations are used in the Bills of Quantities and other
documents. Other abbreviations may be used and explained in drawings.
Kg Kilogram
m or M Meter
mm Millimeter
cm Centimeter
m2 or M2 Square meter
m3 or M3 Cubic meter
No Number
IT or ITEM Item
T Tonne
Hrs Hours
Mths Months
L Litre
LS Lump sum
Should different but similar abbreviation/s be used in the various Tender Documents, the Contractor shall
obtain confirmation about its/their true meaning from the Engineer or the Engineer's Representative during
the tender period.

1.02 SPECIFICATION FORMAT AND CONTENT EXPLANATION

A. Specification Format: The Specifications are organized into Divisions and Sections based on the 16-Division
format and CSI/CSC's "Master Format" numbering system.

B. Specification Content: These Specifications use certain conventions for the style of language and the
intended meaning of certain terms, words, and phrases when used in particular situations. These
conventions are as follows:
1. Abbreviated Language: Language used in the Specifications and other Contract Documents is
abbreviated. Words and meanings shall be interpreted as appropriate. Words implied, but not
stated, shall be interpolated as the sense requires. Singular words shall be interpreted as plural
and plural words interpreted as singular where applicable as the context of the Contract
Documents indicates.
2. Imperative mode and streamlined language are generally used in the Specifications.
Requirements expressed in the imperative mode are to be performed by the Contractor. At certain
locations in the Text, subjective language is used for clarity to describe responsibilities that must
be fulfilled indirectly by the Contractor or by others when so noted.
The words "shall", "shall be", or "shall comply with", depending on the context, are implied where a
colon (:) is used within a sentence or phrase.

1.03 INDUSTRY STANDARDS

A. Applicability of Standards: Unless the Contract Documents include more stringent requirements, applicable
Kuwaiti governmental and municipal, as well as USA and UK design and construction codes, regulations,
specifications and standards have the same force and effect as if bound or copied directly into the Contract
Documents to the extent referenced. Such codes, regulations, specifications and standards are made a part
of the Contract Documents by this reference and the Contractor shall comply therewith.

B. Publication Dates: All references to codes, regulations, specifications and standards referred to in the
Contract Documents shall, unless otherwise stated, mean the latest edition, amendment or revision of such
reference standard in effect as of the date this tender was submitted by the Contractor to the issuing
authority.

C. Conflicting Requirements: Where compliance with two or more standards is specified and the standards
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stringent requirement. Refer uncertainties and requirements that are different but apparently equal to the
Engineer's Representative for a decision before proceeding.
Minimum Quantity or Quality Levels: The quantity or quality level shown or specified shall be the minimum
provided or performed. The actual installation may comply exactly with the minimum quantity or quality
specified, or it may exceed the minimum within reasonable limits. To comply with these requirements,
indicated numeric values are minimum or maximum, as appropriate, for the context of the requirements.
Refer uncertainties to the Engineer's Representative for a decision before proceeding.

D. Within 15 days from the Date of Enterprise, the Contractor shall provide the Engineer adequate proof that the
referenced codes, regulations and standards have been ordered or are in the Contractor's possession and
available for use on site. Failure to provide this proof within the said 15 days or to have the codes etc. on site
within 30 days of the Date of Enterprise shall entitle the Engineer to purchase the referenced codes, regulations
and standards and the costs will be recovered from the Contractor.

E. Proof of Compliance: Whenever the Contract Documents require that a product complies with Federal
Specification, British Standards Institute, American Society of Testing and Materials, American National
Standards Institute or other association, standards, etc., the Contractor shall present an affidavit from the
manufacturer certifying that the product complies therewith. Where requested or specified, submit supporting
test data to substantiate compliance.

F. Where reference standards referred to herein is in the form of a recommendation or suggestion, such
recommendation or suggestion shall be deemed to be mandatory under this Contract unless conflicting with the
particular specifications contained herein.

G. Abbreviations and Names: Trade association names and titles of general standards are frequently
abbreviated. Where abbreviations and acronyms are used in the Specifications or other Contract
Documents, they mean the recognized name of the trade association, standard s-generating organization,
authorities having jurisdiction, or other entity applicable to the context of the text provision.

H. Abbreviations and Names: Trade association names and titles of general standards are frequently
abbreviated. The following abbreviations and acronyms, as referenced in the Contract Documents, mean the
associated names. Unless otherwise stated the following abbreviations and names are from the U.S.A.:
AA Aluminum Association
AABC Associated Air Balance Council
AAMA Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association
ACI American Concrete Institute
ADC Air Diffuser Council
AFT Air Filter Institute
AIA American Institute of Architects
AIEE American Institute of Electrical Eng.
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
AITC American Institute of Timber Construction
ALS American Lumber Standards
AMCA American Moving & Conditioning Association
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ARI Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute
ASAHC American Society of Architectural Hardware Consultants
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASSE American Society of Sanitary Engineers
ASTM American Society for Testing & Materials
AWI Architectural Woodwork Institute
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AWS American Welding Society
AWWA American Water Works Association
BIA Brick Institute of America
BRI Building Research Institute
BS British Standard Specification
BSCP British Standard Code of Practice
BSI British Standard Institute
CDA Copper Development Association
CEE International Commission on Rules for Approval of Electrical Equipment (Europe)
CRSI Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
CTI Cooling Tower Institute
EWS Engineered Wood Association
FSIWA Federation of Sewage & Industrial Waste Association
FTI Facing Tile Institute
GA Gypsum Association
HPMA Hardwood plywood Manufacturers Association
IEC International Electro-technical Commission
IEE Institute of Electrical Engineers of London (UK)
IEEE Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (UK)
IES Illuminating Engineering Society (UK)
ISO The International Organization for Standardization
KSS Kuwait Standard Specification
MIA Marble Institute of America
MLMA Metal Lath Manufacturers Association
MSSVFI Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valves and Fittings Industries
NBHA National Concrete Masonry Association
NEC National Electrical Code (NPFA No. 70)
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMI National Elevator Manufacturing Industry, Inc.
NFC National Fire Code
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NHLA National Hardwood Lumber Association
NHPMA National Hardwood & Pine Manufactures Association.
NRMCA National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
NSC National Safety Council
NSF National Sanitation Foundation
NWC National Water Council (UK)
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration Portland Cement Association.
PCI Prestressed Concrete Institute
PDI Plumbing & Drainage Institute (USA)
RTI Resilient Tile Institute
SDI Steel Door Institute
SIGMA Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association
SMACNA Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association
SSPC Steel Structure Painting Council
SWFPA Structural Wood Fiber Products Association
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TPI Truss Plate Institute
UBC Uniform Building Code
UL Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
UPC Uniform Plumbing Code
USGS U.S. Geodetic Survey
WRI Wire Reinforcement Institute

1.04 KUWAIT GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
A. The following list of Kuwait Government Agencies is not intended to be exhaustive and the Contractor shall
carry out all works in strict accordance with current Codes and Regulations of all Government Agencies
whether listed hereunder or not.
a. The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW)
b. The Ministry of Communications (MOC)
c. The Kuwait Fire Brigade (KFB)
d. The Kuwait Municipality (KM)
e. The Ministry of Health (MOH)
f. The Ministry of Interior (MOI) - General Traffic Department
g. The various departments of the Ministry of Public Works (MPW)

1.05 TECHNICAL LITERATURE

A. Provide the Engineer's Representative with one complete, latest edition copy of all standard specifications
referred to in these documents and further copies as necessary of all manufacturer's catalogues and the like
dealing with proprietary products specified or proposed as substitutes. Make such submissions within three
months of the Date of Enterprise or earlier as required by the Contractor's construction schedule or in the
case of substitute materials, as soon thereafter as is reasonably practicable.


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SECTION 01500

CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES AND TEMPORARY CONTROLS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. Section Includes:
1. The Contractor shall submit, for the Engineer or Engineer's Representative's approval, fully
dimensioned details of his proposed layout (based on drawing and information provided) of
temporary site accommodations and storage materials areas, showing access routes to or upon
the site, fences and gates, (only as required) location of Contractor's offices with accommodation,
details, personnel accommodation (senior and junior) including canteen facilities, sanitary
accommodation, location of Fire Fighting, first aid stations and the like, storage areas and all other
things necessary for the execution of the Contract.
2. Except as stated otherwise, all such temporary work shall be executed, maintained, operated and
relocated whenever necessary by the progress of work, and under the Engineer's direction, at the
Contractor's own expense. All shall be cleared away and the areas cleaned on completion of the
Contract and made good to the satisfaction of the Engineer and Engineer's Representative.
3. The Contractor shall be deemed to have allowed for providing, maintaining and operating an
approved system for refuse collection surface water drainage and sewage disposal for the duration
of the Contract and for clearing away. De-odorizing, sterilizing and backfilling same as necessary
upon completion to the satisfaction of the Engineer and Engineer's Representative.
4. Adequate and proper provision shall be made for the storage and protection of materials, plant and
equipment to the satisfaction of the Engineer and Engineer's Representative.
5. All temporary facilities shall be constructed to the standards for similar permanent facilities.
6. Provide and maintain all temporary connections to utilities and services in locations and in a
manner acceptable to the Engineer, Engineer's Representative and local authorities having
jurisdiction thereof. Remove temporary installations and connections, and restore the services and
sources of supply to proper operating condition at the completion of the Works.
7. Temporary fencing and gates to areas of work and storage to details indicated on the drawings and to
temporary site accommodation and storage and workshop areas. Barricades around hazardous open
areas, openings in slabs, stair wells, excavations, etc.
8. Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining the relevant authorities' approval to construct all
temporary facilities.

1.02 USE OF PERMANENT FACILITIES

A. Permanent facilities shall not be used for storage without the approval of the Engineer.

1.03 TEMPORARY STORAGE AND PLANT

A. Owner's & Engineer's Representatives Offices : Refer to Section 01590

B. Contractors and Sub-contractors Offices and Storage and Plant :

The Contractor shall make his own arrangement for the provision and maintenance during the Contract of
offices and parking sheds, for his own and his Sub-contractors use. Adequate fire prevention measures shall
be provided to the satisfaction of the Engineer. Such offices shall be sited as approved by the Engineer or
Engineer's Representative and shall be cleared away on completion to the satisfaction of the Engineer.




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Provide and maintain in good condition, suitable open and watertight storage all at the Contractor's cost and
responsibility required for materials that may be damaged by storage in open. Provide adequate Fire
Protection as approved by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative.

C. The owner will permit reasonable use of open space within the property limit for this purpose. Any additional
space required is the responsibility of the Contractor.

D. Include for timely obtaining all permissions from all statutory authorities having jurisdiction and for paying all charges
and fees.

E. On completion of the works, or when directed by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative, clear away all
temporary storage, plant and reinstate areas to their previous condition to the satisfaction of the Engineer or
Engineer's Representative.

1.04 TEMPORARY COVERINGS

A. Protect finished surfaces including jambs and soffits of openings used as passageways or through which
materials are handled against possible damage resulting from conduct of work by trades.

B. Tight wood sheeting shall be laid under all materials stored on finished surfaces. Planking shall be laid
before moving materials over finished areas. Wheelbarrows used for such areas shall have rubber-tyre
wheels.

C. Finished surfaces including factory finished and job-finished items shall be clean and not marred upon delivery of
the Project to the Owner. The Contractor shall without extra compensation refinish such spaces where such
surfaces prove to have been inadequately protected and are damaged.

D. Waterproofed and roof surfaces shall not be subjected to heavy traffic nor used for storage of materials.
Where some activity must take place in order to carry out the work, adequate protection, subject to approval
by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative, shall be provided.

E. Provide all necessary protection to executed work to the approval of the Engineer or Engineer's Representative,
including but not limited to temporary coverings and protective measures stated herein.

1.05 TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION OPENINGS

A. Provide openings in slabs, walls and partitions where required for moving in or out large pieces of equipment
and plant. Close or restore and finish all openings after the equipment and plant is in place or removed.
Structural modifications shall be subject to review by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative.

1.06 PROJECT IDENTIFICATION

A. No signs or advertisements to be displayed on the Site without the approval of the Owner, Engineer or
Engineer's Representative.

B. Refer to section 01580 Project Identification and Signs.

1.07 TEMPORARY FIRE PROTECTION

A. Provide all fire fighting facilities and equipment required by the Kuwait Fire Department, whether or not
specifically detailed herein.

B. Take adequate safety precautions during metal welding and torch cutting operations as follows:
1. Welding or torch cutting operations shall be carried out only in well ventilated spaces having little
or no combustible materials in the vicinity, and preferably in an area designated and used
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2. Where welding or torch cutting operations are carried out in-situ, surrounding areas shall be suitably
protected by the covering or screening off, and suitable portable fire extinguishers shall be kept
immediately available with an attendant standing-by.
3. The number of gas cylinders in any working area and the storage of such cylinders, full or empty, shall be
in accordance with the FOC leaflet, "Precautions to be observed in connection with the use of gas or
electric welding and cutting apparatus".

C. Gasoline and other flammable liquids shall be stored in and dispensed from 'UL' listed safety containers and
in conformance with requirements of the local fire authority. Storage shall not be within the building.

D. Tarpaulins used during construction work shall be made of material, which is resistant to fire, water and
weather. Tarpaulins shall have 'UL' approval and comply with US Federal Specifications CCC-D-746.

E. Make all arrangements for statutory inspection by Kuwait Fire Brigade and Insurance Inspectors, co-operate
with these authorities and experts and promptly carry out their recommendations.

F. Ensure that adequate, unimpeded means of egress from all parts of the Works, is available at all times in
case of fire.

G. At the completion of the Work, or at such times as the Engineer or Engineer's Representative may direct,
remove all temporary fire fighting installations and equipment and replace all worn or damaged parts of the
permanent systems leaving such systems in first-class condition equal to new.

1.09 TEMPORARY LIGHT AND POWER

A. Make all arrangements for temporary electrical service to the construction site, pay all expenses, provide all
equipment necessary for temporary power and lighting. The electrical service shall be of adequate capacity
for all construction tools and equipment (including welding equipment) without overloading the temporary
facilities and shall be made available for power, lighting and construction operations of all trades. If
temporary supply is not granted by the MEW, then the Contractor must make his own arrangements for
providing supply of electricity in order to complete the works.

B. Provide main feeding power points, as required throughout the Works for power tools of all kinds.
Termination of power distribution shall be at locations approved by the Engineer or Engineer's
Representative. Termination shall be provided complete with circuit breakers, disconnect switches and other
electrical devices as required to protect the power supply system.

C. Temporary lighting system shall be installed and maintained by the Contractor as required to satisfy
minimum requirements of safety and security. Temporary lighting system shall be adequate for illumination
in all areas of work. Where work is being performed at night, increase the illumination level. The Contractor
shall provide adequate outdoor lighting to illuminate staging, stockpiles, trenches, projections, etc., to the
satisfaction of the Engineer or Engineer's Representative and general illumination throughout, adequate for
watchmen and emergency personnel and all other persons.

D. Temporary equipment and wiring for power and lighting shall be in accordance with the applicable provisions of
the governing codes. Temporary wiring shall be maintained in a safe manner and utilized so as not to constitute a
hazard to persons or property.

E. All temporary light and power installations shall conform to the requirements and standards of MEW,

F. At the completion of the works remove all temporary electrical equipment and wiring.

1.10 TEMPORARY ROADS AND ACCESS TO SITE

A. The Contractor shall be deemed to have satisfied himself regarding the suitability and availability for his use
during the Construction Period of access routes and the like and shall be entirely responsible for the
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personnel, Sub-Contractors, suppliers and the like and for obtaining all necessary permission from
Government, Ministry or Landowner concerned, for the use of such routes or the provisions of such signs or
directions. The Owner shall not be held responsible for any claims that may be made by any Landowner.
B. The Owner will not guarantee the suitability or availability of any particular access routes and will not
entertain any claim in respect of the non-suitability or non-availability for continuous use during the Contract
Period of any such route.

C. The Contractor shall provide and maintain all necessary means of access to the Site from the nearest
permanent roadway together with any necessary crossovers and all necessary temporary site roads leading
to or upon the site and/or working areas. The Contractor shall take over the existing temporary roads, utilize
them and maintain the same during the Contract Period, but the Contractor must co-ordinate and co-operate
and share these roads as necessary with the Owner, the Engineer, the Engineer's Representatives and
other Contractors.

D. The means of access, crossovers and temporary roads shall be maintained, altered, adapted, etc., as may
be found necessary during the course of the Contract and excavated and cleared away upon completion
including forking over and leaving same to the satisfaction of the Engineer or Engineer's Representative.

E. Access to the site storage area for delivery of construction material or equipment shall be made only from
locations approved by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative.

F. Contractor must ensure that access remains clear to provide access to other users such as may be required
for emergency vehicles, service vehicles and other contractors.

G. Construct and maintain temporary parking, as specified and indicated in the drawings and contract
documents, for the use of students and employees. Remove and demolish whenever instructed by the
Engineer.

1.11 TEMPORARY STAIRS, SCAFFOLDING, LADDERS, RAMPS, RUNWAYS, ETC.

A. Provide and maintain all equipment such as temporary stairs, scaffolding, ladders, ramps, runways, chutes,
tower cranes and/or other hoisting facilities etc., as required for the proper execution of works.

B. As soon as permanent stairs are erected, provide temporary protective treads, handrails and shaft
enclosures.

1.12 TEMPORARY MATERIAL AND PERSONNEL HOISTS

A. Provide temporary material hoists to the Engineer's or Engineer's Representative's approval and as required
facilitating the execution of Works. Such hoists shall be erected and maintained in compliance with any local
regulations and in accordance with ANSI A10.5 "Safety Requirements for Material Hoists", and shall not be
used for transporting personnel.

B. Hoists shall be erected and maintained in compliance with any local regulations and in accordance with
ANSI A10.4 "Safety Requirements for Personnel Hoists".

C. All hoists shall be constructed, maintained and removed so as not to cause damage, staining or marring of
the permanent work.

1.13 BARRIERS AND ENCLOSURES

PLEASE SEE SECTION 15300

1.14 TEMPORARY SANITARY ACCOMMODATION

A. The sanitary accommodation at the ground level shall comprise temporary toilet building(s) in an approved
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B. Comply with Municipal and Health Authorities regulations and provide the facilities ready for inspection by
such authorities whenever requested.

C. Toilets must be kept clean and sanitary.

D. Labour, workmen or staff found to be using areas other than this facility shall be discharged immediately.

1.15 TEMPORARY WATER

A. Furnish all water required for the performance of the contract. All water shall be clean, drinkable and free of
deleterious substances. No brackish water allowed to be used for construction of the Works. Water outlets
shall be conveniently located for Sub-Contractors and other contractors, about the Site at ground level. All
costs of providing temporary water and running costs shall be borne by the Contractor. Provide an adequate
supply of drinking water from approved sources of acceptable quality, satisfactorily cooled, for employees.
where required, furnish drinking water in suitable containers and provide hygienically clean cups for use of
employees. Drinking water dispensers shall be conveniently located where work is in progress.

B. Make provisions for drainage or collection of excess or spilled water.

C. These facilities to remain in operation until the completion of the Works, then remove all temporary water
service equipment and piping.

1.16 TEMPORARY DRAINAGE

A. Upon taking possession of the Site, the Contractor shall assume full responsibility for draining rainwater, ground
water and water arising from construction processes. Also the Contractor shall provide and maintain such
temporary drainage installations as may be necessary during the period of construction in a manner approved by
the Engineer's Representative and so as not to adversely affect the permanent works or adjacent areas and
properties.

B. Temporary drainage installations (storm water and foul water) may be connected to existing drains provided
written permission is obtained from the local authorities that have jurisdiction thereof, and provided such
connection work is executed and maintained in strict accordance with those authorities' regulations and
directions.

C. At completion of the work, or at such times as the Engineer's Representative may direct, remove all
temporary drainage installations and make good existing to the Engineer's Representative satisfaction and
as required by the concerned authorities.

1.17 SECURITY

A. Protect work, products, materials, plant, temporary work, and Owner's operations, from theft, vandalism and
unauthorised entry.

B. Safeguard Engineer's staff

C. Initiate programme at job mobilisation, maintain throughout construction period until Engineer occupancy or
Engineer acceptance precludes the need for Contractor security.

D. Restrict entrance of persons and vehicles into Project site. Allow entrance only to authorised persons with
proper identification. Maintain log of workmen and visitors, make available to Owner or Engineer or
Construction Manager on request.

E. Coordinate access of Owner's personnel to site.



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1.18 KITCHENS AND CANTEENS

A. No Kitchens and Canteens allowed within the Project site.

B. Food and beverages served from all kitchens shall be prepared and provided in conformance with the latest
requirements of the Ministry of Public Health and the Kuwait Municipality. All kitchens shall be open to
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1.19 CLEANING AND PROTECTION

A. Clean and protect construction in progress and adjoining materials in place, during handling and installation.
Apply protective covering where required to assure protection from damage or deterioration till substantial
completion.

B. Clean and provide maintenance on completed construction as frequently as necessary through the
remainder of the construction period. Adjust and lubricate operable components to assure operability without
damaging effects.

C. Limiting Exposures: Supervise construction operations to assure that no part of the construction, completed
or in progress, is subject to harmful, dangerous, damaging, or otherwise deleterious exposure during the
construction period. Where applicable, such exposures include. but are not limited to, the following:
1. Excessive static or dynamic loading.
2. Excessive internal or external pressures.
3. Excessively high or low temperatures-
4. Thermal shock.
5. Excessively high or low humidity.
6. Air contamination or pollution.
7. Water, hailstone, ice
8. Solvents.
9. Chemicals.
10. Light.
11. Radiation.
12. Puncture.
13. Abrasion.
14. Heavy traffic.
15. Soiling, staining, and corrosion.
16. Bacteria.
17. Rodent and insect infestation.
18. Combustion.
19. Electrical current.
20. High-speed operation.
21. Improper lubrication.
22. Unusual wear or other misuse.
23. Contact between incompatible materials.
24. Destructive testing.
25. Misalignment.
26. Excessive weathering.
26. Unprotected storage.
27. Improper shipping or handling.
28. Theft.
29. Vandalism.
1.20 TEMPORARY CONTROLS

A. Dust Control
1. Execute work by methods to minimise raising dust from construction operations. Provide positive
means to prevent airborne dust from dispersing into atmosphere.

B. Erosion and Sediment Control
1. Plan and execute construction by methods to control surface drainage from cuts and fills, from borrow and
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2. Minimise amount of bare soil exposed at one time.
3. Provide temporary measures such as berms, dikes and drains, to prevent water flow.
4. Construct waste areas by selective placement to avoid erosive surface silts or clays.
5. Periodically inspect earthwork to detect evidence of erosion and sedimentation; promptly apply
corrective measures.

C. Water Control
1. Rough grade site and provide all necessary drainage to prevent standing water and to direct surface
drainage away from excavations, trenches, adjoining properties, and public right-of-way until permanent
drainage is accepted.
2. Allow for removal of temporary drainage upon acceptance of the whole work.
3. Maintain excavations and trenches free of water. Provide and operate pumping equipment of a
capacity to control water flow.
4. Provide dewatering system to maintain excavations dry and free of water inflow on a 24 hours
basis.
5. Provide piping to handle pumping outflow to discharge in a manner to avoid erosion.
6. Remove equipment and installation when no longer needed.
7. Comply with the Local Authorities Regulations.

D. Noise Control
1. Fit all generators, compressors, percussion tools and vehicles with effective silencers of a type
recommended by manufacturers of generators, compressors, tools, or vehicles.
2. Comply with Municipality Regulations.
3. Electrical generators and other heavy equipment are to be housed in soundproof enclosure.

E. Pest and Rodent Control
1. Provide proper measures to control pests in occupied temporary accommodation and storage
areas.

F. Pollution Control
1. Provide methods, means and facilities to prevent contamination of soil, water, and atmosphere
from discharge of noxious, toxic substances, and pollutants produced by construction operations.

G. Fire Control
1. Provide methods, means and facilities to prevent nuisance for smoke, dust, trash and the like.
2. Provide temporary fire protection system for the site as required by Clause 1.08 of this section.
Allow for removing temporary fire protection on completion and acceptance of the whole works.

1.21 SAFETY MEASURES AND STANDARDS

A. Accident Prevention Programme
1. Within 30 days of contract signing, the contractor will submit, for the Engineer's approval, his Accident
Prevention Programme naming the key person in his organization who will be responsible for administering
of Safety Programme, which follows, and in particular the safety requirements listed in the safety check list.
2. All employees will be physically qualified for performing the duties to which they are assigned.
Operators of equipment and vehicles shall be able to read and understand the signs, signals and
operating instructions is use. Prior to start of work, arrangements will be made for assistance from
medical services in existence in the vicinity of the project site. Communication and transportation
to effectively care of injured workers will be provided as necessary. First Aid Kits, in the ratio of
one unit for each 25 persons or less, will be provided on the job. They shall be easily accessible
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B. Safety Programme
1. The safety programme established and maintained on this project will incorporate the
requirements of the Safety and Health Requirements of the Government of Kuwait, the AGC
manual of Accident Prevention in construction, and all other local codes and regulations.
2. The purpose of the Programme is to elicit the interest and efforts of all personnel both
management and supervisory, required for the prevention of injuries and accidents, through proper
and through training and instructions to employees and labour.
The Contractor and all his subcontractors are responsible for the administration of a
comprehensive safety programme.
3. This safety programme embodies the prevention of accident injury, occupational illness and
property damage. Each contractor shall provide and maintain a safe, hazard free workplace for
their employees, for fellow workers and the general public. As a minimum, the contractor's safety
programme shall incorporate all of the principals of the project safety programme.
4. This project safety programme shall ensure the involvement and active participation of all project
employees by requiring safety training will promote recognition of unsafe acts, potential and actual
hazards and the immediate corrective action to be taken. All employees shall be constantly aware
of their responsibility to work in a safe manner.

C. Management Organization
1. A Safety Co-ordinator shall be responsible for the implementation and further development of the
safety programme. His duties will include the following:
a. Conduct monthly safety meeting with personnel and subcontractors
b. Inspect the project daily, and record all visible safety hazards, including identification of
violators.
c. Follow through on timely correction of safety hazards, making immediate corrections as
necessary.
d. Monitor on-the-job safety meetings and report the same on this Daily Report.
e. Foster a "Safety Awareness" in all tradesmen and supervisors on the Project.
f. Follow up, for insurance purposes, all relevant safety reports.
g. Check all areas at least once a day for housekeeping and cleanup. Take immediate
action to ensure compliance with requirements.
h. Submit Job Hazards Analysis for each major phase or element of work as necessary.
i. Post Safety signs on the project.

D. Subcontractor and Other Contractors Participation
The officers and personnel of all subcontractors shall be responsible for compliance with this safety
programme. This will entail indoctrinating their on-the-job representatives with a working knowledge of the
General Safety Programme on the job. They are further responsible to have their firms represented at all
project safety meetings.

E. Accident Prevention Responsibility
1. Safety Meetings will be held at least once a month at the job site. The meetings will be convened
and conducted by the safety coordinator. All supervisors and foremen are expected to be in
attendance. Each subcontractor will have a responsible representative present to follow through
on information and resolutions discussed and adapted at these meetings. The Engineer's
representative may attend these meetings.
2. The Agenda for the safety meetings will generally include inter-alia.
a. Development of timely topics for discussion and dissemination of safety bulletins, Signs
and Notices.
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c. Identification of potential safety hazards in the coming month and discussion and
implementation of steps to be taken to avoid the same.
d. Appoint of safety Representatives for subcontractors.
3. All supervisors and foremen are responsible to plan and accomplish their work with due regard for
the safety of all individuals on the job site. They will be expected to eliminate all possible accident
hazards when planning the work under their control. It is expected the subcontractors will observe
and correct any accident producing practices before injury occurs. If an accident does occur, they
will investigate to determine the cause and take the required corrective action to prevent a
recurrence. All accidents shall immediately be reported to the Engineers Representative and to
the Engineer.

F. First Aid and Medical Facilities
The Contractor shall provide first aid and medical services as required by the relevant municipal and
ministerial authorities of Kuwait.

G. Accident Reporting
1. All lost time injuries, property damage accidents (excluding of project vehicle accidents) and
material losses in which the property damage exceeds KD 100/- will be reported in writing to the
Engineer within 48 hours of the accident or incident. Immediate notification will be provided in
advance of the written report.
2. In the event of any employees being sent to a doctor for treatment, a release will be obtained from
the doctor stating whether (1) the employee is not fit for duty; (2) the employee is fit for light duty;
or (3) the employee is fit for duty. A copy of this release will be accompanied with the accident
report.

H. Protective Equipment
1. Minimum requirements for protective equipment shall be the wearing of hard hats by all personnel,
including subcontractors, as well as protective clothing, as warranted.
2. Supplemental requirements for protective equipment shall be developed to cover specific areas of
the work for such items as eye protection, protective clothing, life belts and life lines as per the
requirements of this safety specifications.

I. Hand Tools and Power Tools
1. All hand tools and portable power tools to be used shall be of good order and shall be used for the
purpose intended. All electric power tools will be grounded and will be inspected frequently for
worn out parts and connections.
2. Circular saws shall be equipped with guards that automatically enclose cutting edges. Radial arm
power saws shall be equipped with automatic brakes. Explosives actuated tools and the use will
be discouraged, and must have prior written Engineer's Representative's approval before delivery
to the project.
1. Minimum Protective Clothing
a. Hard hats are required at all times.
b. Protective eye covering will be worn when welding, hammering metal, stone,
or concrete, grinding or cutting metal units.
2. Minimum Safety Observances
a. Work areas and access ways are to be free of trash, material and all tripping
hazards
b. Temporary electrical wiring will be protected form damage by traffic, be in good
condition and protected by ground fault interrupters.
c. All portable containers for gas and other inflammable liquids shall be UL or FM
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d. Maximum speed for automobiles and vehicles on the site is 10 Kilometres per
hour.
e. All accidents are to be reported directly to supervisors, the Engineer and the
Engineer's Representative. If serious injury is apparent or suspected, utilize
the pre-established emergency hospital service. The telephone number shall
be prominently displayed at all site telephone locations. Then attempt to put
out the fire with available fire extinguishers and water hoses until help arrives.
Do not endanger personnel in fighting the fire.
f. Heavy Equipment Operators/Sub-Contractors must obtain clearance from the
Engineer's Representative before commencement of their work.
g. All equipment must meet the Safety Standards, described in these
specifications.
h. No site visiting during nights weekends or holidays without prior permission.

K. Safety Check List
1. Prepare safety programme
2. Post safety programme on job bulletin. Prepare and post fire prevention programme
3. Analyse job for potential hazards and hazardous procedures
4. Establish plan for location of shanties, material storage, and personal facilities and traffic flow
5. Arrange for sanitary facilities
6. Arrange for debris removal
7. Establish procedure to obtain Subcontractor Safety Programme
8. Arrange-for Doctor
9. Arrange for Hospital
10. Arrange for ambulance service
11. Post phone numbers for police, fire, medical and ambulance service at each of the on site
telephone locations
12. Obtain claims forms
13. Contract loss Prevention Department of Insurance Carrier
14. Arrange for exposure check by Insurance Carrier
15. Obtain form the Engineer's Representative a report form for reporting accidents and injuries
16. Establish adequate first aid kit and stretcher facilities
17. Post chart to signify weekly check of first aid kits.
18. Hire qualified first aid personnel, if more than ten minutes from a medical facility with which normal
and emergency medical service link has been established
19. Conduct a pre-construction survey of surrounding property existing condition, if appropriate
20. Prepare and post at each on site telephone location "off hours emergency notification list"
21. Arrange for watchman service
22. Prepare a watchman's log
23. Obtain any required state forms and posters
24. Verify insurance on sub-contractors starting work on site prior to start of work by sub-contractors.
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b. Safety belts
c. Goggles
d. Ear protection
e. Carbon monoxide tester
Please see clause 2.01.
26. Post sketch, showing location of fire alarm boxes, hydrants and first aid facilities
27. Arrange for and post, safety posters and warning signs
28. Establish weekly tool box and safety talks
29. Set up an accident control chart
30. Establish monthly safety meeting
31. Appoint a safety supervisor and set date for the first safety meeting

L. Non-Compliance With Safety Requirements
1. Where the Contractor violates any of the safety provisions described within this section 01500, the
Engineer shall take the appropriate remedial action, and all costs associated therewith for the
Contractor's account.
2. On the occurrence of the first violation, the contractor shall be warned in writing by the Engineer's
Representative and shall be instructed to remedy the violation within a specified time. Where the
contractor fails to remedy the violation within the time stipulated, the contractor will be prohibited
from carrying out any further work within the affected area until the specific exposure has been
corrected.
3. On the occurrence of all further violations, the severity of each violation, shall be considered by the
Engineer's Representative. The contractor instructed accordingly. Where the contractor
unreasonably ignores the Engineer's Representative's instructions, then the foreman responsible
for operations in the area where the safety violations are occurred shall be dismissed from the site.
4. Should the contractor persistently breach the safety requirements with undue reason, then the
principal of the contractor shall be summoned to the site and instructed to take the appropriate
action to ensure that his employees comply with the safety requirements of the contract. The
following is a summary of engineer's action in the event of the contractor's non-compliance with
safety requirements.




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Summary of Engineer's Action

In the Event of Contractor's non-Compliance
with Safety Requirements

CATEGORY SAFETY ITEM ORDER
ACTION
ACTION

Material
Or
Equipment

- Scaffolding

- Guard Rails
- Excavation Protection
- Safe Hand & Power Tools

- Temporary Elect.
Grounding
- Machinery & Mech.
Equipment

1.0

2.0




3.0

Contractor warned to rectify.

If Contractor fails to rectify,
Contractor is barred from working in
exposed area.


In the case of continuous breach,
employees and foreman responsible for
exposed area shall be dismissed from
site.
Protective
Garments
- Head Protection
- Eye Protection
- Hearing Protection

- Respiratory Protection
- Hand Protection
- Foot Protection

- Body Protection
1.0



2.0



3.0
Responsible employee prevented
from continuing work until properly
attired.

When same employees is in breach a
second time, he will be dismissed
from the site.

When more than 2 employees are
dismissed per week, then responsible
foreman shall be dismissed.
Facilities First Aid

Sanitation
Material Storage
Fire Protection
1.0

20

Contractor warned to supply.

If contractor fails to supply, engineer
shall supply and deduct the cost from
the contractor.

1.22 FURTHER/OTHER SAFETY REGULATIONS

A. Safety regulations are also specified in Part III, Section IV of the Tender Documents. The Contractor shall
comply with the combination of the requirements detailed there and above.

1.23 PARKING

A. Provide or construct temporary parking areas to accommodate use of construction personnel.

B. Maintain traffic and parking areas including that of the Engineer's Representative in a sound condition free of
excavation material, construction equipment, products and mud.


PART 2- PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. All safety gears should be as to the approval of Kuwait Fire Brigade and KNPC Standards.

B. Products and Manufacturers specified herein are the only products that will be acceptable.



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a. Safety Shoes - Redwing, USA
b. Safety Helmets - SEI, Kuwait - model certified by KNPC to ANSI Z89,
Jan. 86, Class A
c. Belts, Goggles, Gloves etc. - These should be as to the approval of Kuwait Fire
Brigade and KNPC Standards.
2.02 LABOURS SANITARY/TOILET FACILITIES

A. Provide sufficient number of prefabricated structure buildings as site toilets with all necessary plumbing, electrical,
electrical and ventilation connections required making the system operational. Type of facility, location and
relocation to be to the approval of the Engineer's Representative.

B. Each of the site toilets units shall comprise of the following:
1. Steel frame with sandwich panel to walls and partitions, and corrugated metal sheet roofing. Size
and layout to be determined by the Contractor and approved by the Engineer's Representative.
2. Wall mounted lavatories with faucet, plastic shelf and mirror. At least 1 No. for the use of and per
each (25) persons.
3. Wall hung urinals with water stop valves. At least 1 number for the use of, and per each (25)
persons.
4. Water closets with plastic flush tank and flexible wash hose. At least 1 No. f or the use of and per
each (25) persons.
5. Electrical water heaters complete with safety valves.
6. Electrical connection for power and lighting.
7. Exhaust fans and ventilators.
8. Water supply connection from source provided by the Contractor.
9. Plumbing and drainage connections.
10. Percolating (collection) pits of proper capacity.
11. Drainage manholes as required.

C. Toilets must be kept clean and sanitary

D. The Contractor shall clear away and remove all structures, buildings, tanks, manholes, pits and to make the area
clean and tidy as and when instructed by the Engineer.

E. Comply with Municipal and Health Authorities regulations and provide the facilities ready for inspection by
such authorities whenever requested.
F. Labour, workmen or staff found to be using areas other than these facilities shall be discharged immediately.

PART 3 - EXECUTION

NOT USED
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TEMPORARY TELEPHONE 01514-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION 01514

TEMPORARY TELEPHONES


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

A. This Section concerns only the Temporary Telephone to the Municipality and Engineers Representative
Offices.

1.02 RELATED WORK

A. Section 01010 - Summary of Work.

1.03 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Temporary telephone service.

B. Maintenance.

C. Removal.


1.04 SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

A. Two MOC lines (without international call facility) and 4 mobile telephones with line.

B. Telephone service shall be for local calls only

C. Each receiver shall have equal access to outside lines. Each internal receiver shall enable caller to dial each
others receiver.

D. Provide one telephone instrument to kitchen and each desk specified under Section 01590.

E. Wreless DSL Internet connection service (not less than 28 Mb/ S speed) for the whole duration of the Project
alongwith the required network sharing software or appropriate hardware to match the number of computers
required under Section 01590.

1.05 COSTS

A. Pay costs of supply, installation, maintenance, monthly phone bills and removal of services.


1.06 SUBMITTAL

A. Submit any relevant product data for approval.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. Must be new and adequate for the purpose.

B. Telephone Exchange (EPABX) shall be Panasonic, latest model and shall be as approved by the Engineer.







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C. Telephone sets shall be equipped with display screen.

2.02 EQUIPMENT

A. Products locally used or speciality devices compatible with Ministry of Communications.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 INSTALLATION

A. Install service at time of site mobilization.

B. Modify and extend service as Work progresses.

3.02 MAINTENANCE

A. Maintain system to provide uninterrupted service.

3.03 REMOVAL

A. Remove temporary system after obtaining Engineers Representatives approval.




END OF SECTION




BARRIERS AND ENCLOSURES 01530-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION 01530

BARRIERS AND ENCLOSURES


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. Section Includes: Provision of safety fence and gates around all work areas, work includes the following:
1. Installation
2. Maintenance
3. Removal

1.02 EXISTING SITUATION
A. Examine the site to familarise with the existing situation where there is no existing boundary wall of required
height, provide safety fence as required by the various statutory authorities having jurisdiction.

1.03 SYSTEMDESCRIPTION

A. Safety fence and gates 2.00 m high of braced construction with fully closed panel construction to completely
enclose the site and prevent unauthorized persons violating the works site area. The site shall also include
all areas and lands approved by the Engineer for the use by Contractor for storage or as borrow pits, etc.

B. The safety fence and gates should be positioned to comply with the following requirements:
1. To provide sufficient and secure access gates as necessary
2. To make any adjustments as necessary to suit the various phases of the works, and to suit the
Contractor's approved Construction Schedule.
3. To comply with any instructions of the Engineer or Engineer's Representative in accordance with
the requirements of the Contract Documents.

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit to the Engineer's Representative shop drawings under provisions of Section 01300.

B. Show layout, details of construction, foundations, sizes, and grades of members.

C. Obtain Engineer's Representative approval and approvals of Authorities.

1.05 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Erect fence/gate posts and framing on secure foundation, rigidly braced and framed to resist wind loadings,
resulting from a wind speed of 80 miles per hour - exposure C as per the Uniform Building Code, 1997.

B. Finish: Adequate to withstand weathering, fading, and chipping for duration of project.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. Materials and products specified herein shall take precedence over the safety program Section 1500.

B. Post and Gate Construction: Primed and painted steel and structurally sound, as shown on the drawings.




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C. Fence Panels: 2.00 m high Steel Sheet Panels 26 gauge Kirby or similar factory painted finish, color
Ral9007



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D. Gate Hardware: Secure locks and bolts to all gates.

E. Paint and Primers: Exterior quality, two coats. Colours designated by Engineer's Representative.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 INSTALLATION

A. Install safety fence and gates complete before areas of work may commence.

B. Erect safety fence and gates in approved location as approved on Site Layout Organization Chart submitted
by Contractor.

C. Install safety fence surface plumb and level. Anchor securely.

D. Paint sight-exposed surfaces of safety fence, posts and gates.

3.02 MAINTENANCE

A. Maintain safety fence and gates including cleaning and repairing deterioration and damages throughout the
contract period, as required by the Engineer's Representative at no extra cost.

B. Repaint as necessary and whenever instructed by the Engineer or Engineer's Representative.

3.03 REMOVAL

A. Remove safety fence and gates at completion of project after getting permission from the Engineer or
Engineer's Representative.

END OF SECTION



CONSTRUCTION CLEANING 01569-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION 01569

CONSTRUCTION CLEANING


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 RELATED WORK

A. Section 01710 - Final Cleaning.

B. Individual Specifications Sections: Specific cleaning for Product or Work.

1.02 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Daily cleaning and disposal of waste materials, debris, and rubbish during construction.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 EQUIPMENT

A. Provide covered containers and chutes for deposit of waste materials, debris, and rubbish and include in the
Site Layout Plan.

B. Cleaning materials for products to be cleaned shall be according to the manufacturer of the product and as
approved.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 CLEANING

A. Maintain areas, floors and buildings under Contractor's control free of waste materials, debris, and rubbish at
all times. Maintain site in a clean and orderly condition.

B. Remove debris and rubbish from pipe chases, plenums, attics, crawl spaces and other closed or remote
spaces, prior to closing the space.

C. Clean interior areas and all floors and stairs daily to provide suitable conditions for work.

D. The Contractor must keep all working areas clear of obstructions, surplus materials unused plant and debris
that are unsightly as determined by the Engineers Representative, obstructive and/or hazardous to the
safety of all persons-expected to be on the premises at any time.

3.02 DISPOSAL

A. Comply with regulations of the local Authorities. All debris to be shifted from site by main contractors cost
and responsibility.

B. Provide cover as necessary, place and relocate at site as directed by the Engineer's Representative.



END OF SECTION



PROJECT IDENTIFICATION AND SIGNS 01580-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION 01580

PROJECT IDENTIFICATION AND SIGNS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. Section Includes: Three nos. well lit project identification signs, each in both English and Arabic, of types as
shown on the drawings..
1. Design
2. Installation
3. Maintenance
4. Removal

1.02 SYSTEMDESCRIPTION

A. Each project identification sign board will have the following information :
1. Perspective of Project
2. Name of the Owner/Employer
3. Name of the Project
4. Date of Enterprise and Contract Period
5. Value of Contract
6. Name of Project Manager
7. Name of Consultant
8. Name of Contractor
9 etc. Names of Approved Sub-contractors, one per slat.

B. The size of each board shall be 2.4 meter x 7.000 meter including the size of Perspective of Project which
shall be 1.9 x 2.40 meter. The English letters shall be in capital, of approx. size 20cm high x 1.25cm thick x
1cm distant within the same word and 2cm distant between adjacent words; the Arabic digits and letters
shall be similar and shall match; all to the approval of Engineer.

C. The lettering shall be in black colour, over white background Or as specified by the

D. The sign boards shall be erected within twenty-one (21) calendar days from the Date of Enterprise and shall
be dismantled and cleared away after completion of the project and the ground below made good.

E. The signboards should be illuminated with sufficient flood light projectors as shown on the drawings. The
Contractor to connect and provide all means of power supply.

1.03 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit shop drawings to the Engineers Representative (ER) for approval.

B. Submit design calculations of sign surface metal plates, foundations, supports, framing etc. to the Engineers
Representative for approval. For wind speeds etc, follow 80 miles/hour, exposure D as per UBC 97.

C. Show content, layout, lettering, colours, foundation, structure, sizes and grades of members.

D. Obtain approval of Engineers Representative and of Local Authorities having Jurisdiction.

1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE



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A. Installer : Engage professional installer with not less than five years experience in similar kind of work.
Submit details to the Engineers Representative for approval.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 SIGN MATERIALS

A. Structure and Framing : Steel, structurally sound.

B. Paint and Primers : Exterior quality, two coats. Colours as approved by the Engineer.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 INSTALLATION

A. Ensure that project identification signs are installed to the Engineer's Representative approval and in
accordance with Project Construction Schedule.

B. Erect supports and framing on secure foundation, rigidly braced and framed to resist wind loadings.

C. Install sign surface in plumb and level and anchor securely.

3.02 MAINTENANCE

A. Maintain signs and supports, clean and repair where deterioration or damages have occurred to the
satisfaction of the Engineer's Representative at no additional cost.

B. Repaint as necessary.

3.03 REMOVAL

A. The project identification and signs shall be removed after obtaining the Engineers approval.



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FIELD OFFICES FOR ENGINEER'S SUPERVISION
Project No.: KW.09.0128 01590-1
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01 12 December 2011

SECTION 01590

FIELD OFFICES FOR ENGINEERS SUPERVISION &TRANSPORT FACILITIES


PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 REQUIREMENTS INCLUDED

A. Temporary Field Offices

B. Maintenance and Cleaning

C. Removal

D. Obtain approvals from Authorities having jurisdiction, pay fees and provide guarantees as required.


1.02 RELATED REQUIREMENTS

A. Section 01010 Summary of Work

B. Section 01500 Temporary Facilities and Controls


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT, FURNISHINGS

A. Serviceable, new, adequate for required purpose.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 PREPARATION

A. Fill and grade sites for temporary structures to provide drainage away from buildings.


3.02 INSTALLATION

A. Install Field Offices ready for occupancy by supervision staff within 30 days after Date of Commencement of Works.


3.03 CONSTRUCTION

A. Portable or mobile buildings, or buildings constructed with floors raised above ground, securely fixed to foundations,
with steps and landings at entrance doors.

B. Construction: Structurally sound, secure, weathertight enclosures for office and storage spaces. Maintain during
progress of the Works and until removal is authorised.

C. Temperature Transmission Resistance of Floors, Walls and Ceilings: Compatible with occupancy and storage
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D. Exterior Materials: Weather-resistant, and heat insulated finished in one colour acceptable to Engineer or Engineers
Representative.

E. Interior Materials in Offices: Laminated plywood sheet type materials for walls and mineral fibre tiles for ceilings, heat
and sound insulated resilient floors and bases.

F. Lighting for Offices: Fluorescent to all rooms, 500 lux at desk-top height, exterior lighting at entrance doors.

G. Fire Extinguishers: Appropriate type fire extinguisher at each office area and each storage area.

H. Interior Materials in Storage Sheds: As required to provide specified conditions for storage of products.

I. Name plates to all offices doors.

3.04 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

A. Heating, Cooling and Ventilating for Offices: Automatic equipment to maintain comfort conditions.

B. Storage Spaces: Ventilation as needed to maintain products in accordance with Contract Documents; adequate
lighting for maintenance and inspection of products.

C. Exhaust fan with automatic shutter, one per W.C. (fitting), kitchen and meeting rooms.

3.05 EMPLOYER AND ENGINEERS SUPERVISION OFFICES

A. Furniture &Equipment: All to be new.

B. Employer and Resident Engineers Furniture per room (two rooms 24 sq.m. minimum area each)

1 No. Desk size 1800 x 800 mm approx. including high back arm chair.
1 No. Side drawer unit 1600 x 400 x 600 mm approx.
2 Nos. Easy chairs for visitors.
1 No. Tack board size 2400 x 1200 mm approx.
1 No. Coffee table
1 No. Lockable filing cabinet 2600 x 400 x 1500 mm approx.
1 NO. 3 seater sofa and 2 Nos. single seat sofa
C. Corridor:

Notice Board: 2 nos. Fibre board with wood framing overall size 1200 x 600 mm approx.

D. Meeting Room (one room of area to suite the follwing furniture):

1 No. Table and chairs to seat 10 persons
1 No. Fibre writing wall board size 2400 x 1200 mm approx.
1 No. Telephone table
1 No. Telephone

E. Pantry, furniture/equipment (one room) :

1 No. Refrigerator with freezer compartment (12 cu.ft, double door).
1 No. Waste bin (plastic with cover).
1 No. Minimum of 1200mm length floor cabinet with stainless steel sink and 1200 mm wall cabinet.
1 No. Cooking range 2 hot plates electric and 1 unit gas with table gas cylinder and connection.
1 No. Crockery and cutlery for coffee and tea making.
1 No. Coffee set for 20 persons
20 Nos. Glasses
1 No. Water filter





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1 No. Water cooler
1 No. Kitchen table
1 No. Water heater
1 No. Vacuum cleaner with spare bags.


F. Samples Room (one room 24sq.m. minimum area)

Complete shelving covering the whole room perimeter, demountable type with adjustable shelving height 6
Nos. shelves are required.

G. Miscellaneous
Complete bevarges as required for the site like coffee ,tea, milk, soft drinks, cool drinks ctc.





Air conditioning: a)to all staff rooms, split A/C units as appropriate for heating and cooling, All to be new,
quite operating and convenient.

Lighting: Fluorescent lighting to all rooms

Plumbing and Drainage: As required to provide a workable acceptable system, clear away on completion.

Sundries: Provide adequate number of waste baskets, ash trays, coat hangers and mail trays in each room.

H. Toilets

The following toilets are to be provided:

1. One toilet for the Employer / Engineers representative
2. Two toilet for the Contractors Staff.


Each toilet shall include W.C. with flexible hose, toilet roll holder, coat hooks, wash basin as required with hot
and cold water supplies, 1 disposable towel paper holder, 1 mirror above each wash basin

I. Provide shaded parking to accommodate atleast 4 Cars for the sole use of the Engineer and the Employer.


3.06 MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING

A. Attendance: Provide power, water, gas and clean and maintain offices daily.

B. Daily janitorial services for offices and sanitary facilities and daily cleaning and maintenance for office and
storage areas.

C. Maintain and clean office including equipment and furnishings until completion of the Project.

D. Maintain approach walks free of mud and water.

E. Provide delivery service between Employers offices, Engineers offices and Contractors offices.

F. Provide one full time tea boy to attend upon Employer and Engineers staff.

G. Provide all necessary consumable in connection with kitchen, toilet and janitorial services.





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H. Provide mineral drinking water for Employer and Engineer staff.

3.07 REMOVAL

At completion of work and subject to Engineers approval remove buildings, foundation, furniture, utility
services and debris. Restore areas, obtain and submit Municipality clearance certificate.

3.08 PROJECT OFFICE REQUIREMENTS

Provide the following items including assembly, delivery, installation and consumables at the Engineers
Representatives office within 30 days of the date of appointment. All items to be new.

A. Camera: Provide digital camera Sony, MVC FD200 MAVICA 6X. (Latest model)

B. Binding Machine: Provide portable manual punch and wire bind machine for A4 size papers with adequate
wire binding elements.

C. Photo Copier: Provide one heavy duty photo copier model Canon NP or other equal and approved of
double unit providing A4 and A3 size copying with document feeder and collator.

D. Fax Machine: Provide two numbers fax (telephone plain paper photo copier A4 size) machine combined
with telephone handset for use of Employer and Engineer with dedicated MOC telephone line to fax without
international calls facility. Provide table and consumables for fax machine.

E. Computer: The Contractor is to supply and install the latest model of the personal computer hardware and
software for the use of Employer and Engineer for the duration of the Project including maintenance and
consumables supplies:

F. Consumables &Office Maintenance throughout Project Period:

1. Paper for photo copies, facsimile and computer.
2. Files of various sizes for correspondences.
3. Stationery items for each supervision staff.
4. Maintenance for photo copier, facsimile and computer.





END OF SECTION







MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT 01600-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION - 01600

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 RELATED SECTIONS

A. Section 01030 - Alternatives
B. Section 01400 - Quality Control : Product quality monitoring

1.02 PRODUCTS

A. Products: means new material, machinery, components, equipment, fixtures and system forming the work. Does not
include machinery and equipment used for preparation, fabrication, conveying and erection of the Work. Products
may also include existing materials or components required for reuse.

B. Provide interchangeable components of the same manufacturer, for similar components.

1.03 TRANSPORTATION, DELIVERY, RECEIVING AND HANDLING

A. PACKAGING, TRANSPORTATION

1. Transport materials and plant from source, whether inside or outside Kuwait to site.

2. Require supplier to package products in boxes or crates for protection during shipment, handling and
storage. Protect sensitive products against exposure to elements and moisture.

3. Protect sensitive equipment and finishes against impact, abrasion and other damage. Effect insurance to the
full value of the shipped product.

B. DELIVERY AND RECEIVING

1. Arrange deliveries of products to the Site in accordance with construction progress schedules. Allow time for
inspection prior to installation.

2. Coordinate deliveries to avoid conflict with Work and conditions at site; work of other contractors; or
Employer; limitations on storage space; availability of personnel and handling equipment; and Employers
use of premises.

3. Deliver products in undamaged, dry condition, in original unopened containers or packaging with identifying
labels intact and legible.

Programme delivery and unloading to avoid traffic back-ups on or adjacent to Site.

4. Clearly mark partial deliveries of component parts of equipment to identify equipment and contents to permit
easy accumulation of parts and to facilitate assembly.

5. Immediately on delivery, inspect shipment to assure:

a. Product complies with requirements of Contract Documents and reviewed submittals.

b. Quantities are correct.

c. Accessories and installation hardware are correct.








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d. Containers and packages are intact and labels legible.

e. Products are protected and undamaged.

6. Replace damaged products and plant at no expense to the Employer.

C. PRODUCT HANDLING

1. Provide equipment and personnel to handle products, by methods to prevent soiling and damage.

2. Provide additional protection during handling to prevent marring and otherwise damaging products,
packaging and surrounding surfaces.

3. Handle product by methods to avoid bending or overstressing. Lift large and heavy components only at
designated lift points.

4. Comply with suppliers/manufacturers and Engineers recommendations and instructions.

5. Observe safety regulations.

1.04 STORAGE AND PROTECTION

A. Store and protect Products in accordance with manufacturers instructions, with seals and labels intact and legible.
Store sensitive products in weathertight, dustproof, climate controlled enclosures.

B. For exterior storage of fabricated Products, place on sloped supports, above ground and sand.

C. Provide off-site storage and protection when site does not permit on-site storage or protection.

D. Cover products subject to deterioration with impervious sheet covering. Provide ventilation to avoid condensation.

E. Storage loose granular materials on solid flat surfaces in a well drained area. Prevent mixing with foreign matter.

F. Provide equipment and personnel to store products by methods to prevent soiling, disfigurement or damage.

G. Provide surface drainage to prevent erosion and ponding of water.

H. Prevent mixing of refuse or chemically injurious materials or liquids.

I. Maintenance of Storage:

1. Periodically inspect stored products on a schedule basis. Maintain a log of inspections, make available to
Engineer on request.

2. Verify that storage facilities comply with manufacturers product storage requirements.

3. Verify that manufacturer required environmental conditions are maintained continually.

4. Verify that surfaces of products exposed to the elements are not adversely affected; that any weathering of
finishes is acceptable under requirements of Contract Documents.

J. Maintenance of equipment storage:

1. For mechanical and electrical equipment in long-term storage, provide manufacturers service instructions to
accompany each item, with notice of enclosed instructions shown on exterior of package.








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2. Service equipment on a regularly scheduled basis, maintaining a log of services; submit as a record
document.

1.05 PRODUCT OPTIONS

A. Products specified by reference standard or by description only: any product meeting those standards or description.

B. Products specified by naming one or more manufacturers is deemed to include or approved alternative or
(approved substitute). Submit a request for substitutions for any equal product of any manufacturer not specifically
named.

C. Or approved alternative or (approved substitute) means the products of a different manufacturer may be substituted
if prior approval has been obtained, but the Engineer reserves the right to insist on the named product(s).

D. Rates or prices will be held to be based on the product(s) specified, unless otherwise agreed and any cost arising out
of the use of any substitute material or product shall be borne by the Contractor and any saving arising therefrom shall
be passed on to the Employer.

E. Where used in this combination:

1. Manufacturer means the firm under whose name the particular product is marketed.

2. Reference means the proprietary brand name and/or reference by which the particular product is identified.

F. Where a choice of manufacturer or source of supply is allowed for any particular product or material, the whole
quantity required to complete the work must be of the same type, manufacturer and/or source. Do not change without
prior approval of the Engineer.

G. Product written evidence of sources of supply when requested by the Engineer.

1.06 PRODUCTS LIST

A. Within 30 days after date of Employer-Contractor Agreement, transmit four copies of a list of all products which are
proposed for installation, including name of manufacturer.

B. Tabulate products by Specifications section number, title and Article number.

C. For products specified only by reference standards, give manufacturer, trade name, model or catalogue designation
and reference standards.

D. Engineer will reply in writing within (21) days stating whether there is reasonable objection to listed items. Failure to
object to a listed item shall not constitute a waiver of requirements of Contract Documents.

E. All materials and systems to be incorporated in the Project are subject to the approval of the Employer.

1.07 SUBSTITUTIONS

A. Except in special instances, the Specification gives one to three manufacturers of products specified and the products
of the listed manufacturers have been used for detailing and as the standard of quality appearance and function.
Products proposed for substitution shall conform basically to design and performance requirements.

B. Written requests for substitutions or approved alternatives (substitutions) products will be considered only within 45
days after date of Employer-Contractor Agreement. Subsequent requests will be considered only in case of product
unavailability or other conditions beyond control of Contractor. Allow sufficient time for Engineers review.








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C. Substitutions will not be considered when indicated on shop drawings or product data submittals without separate
formal request, when requested directly by subcontractor or supplier, or when acceptance will require submittal
revision of Contract Documents.

D. Substitute products shall not be ordered or installed without written acceptance and approval by the Engineer and
Employer.

E. Only ON REQUEST FOR SUBSTITUTION for each product will be considered. When substitution is not accepted,
provide specified product.

F. Engineer will determine acceptability of substitution.

1.08 REQUESTS FOR SUBSTITUTIONS

A. Submit separate request for each substitution. Document each request with complete data substantiating compliance
of proposed substitution and detailed drawing with requirements of Contract Documents.

B. Identify product by Specifications section and Article numbers. Provide manufacturers name and address, trade name
of product and model or catalogue number. List fabricators and suppliers as appropriate.

C. Attach product data as specified in Section 01340.

D. List similar projects using product, dates of installation and names of Engineer and Employer.

E. Give itemised comparison of proposed substitution with specified product, listing variations and reference to
Specifications section and article number.

F. Give quality and performance comparison between proposed substitution and the specified product and compatibility
with adjacent components.

G. Give cost data comparing proposed substitution with specified product and amount of net change to Contract Sum.

H. List availability of maintenance services and replacement materials.

I. State effect of substitution on construction schedule and changes required in other work or products.

1.09 CONTRACTOR REPRESENTATION

A. Request for substitution constitutes a representation that Contractor has investigated proposed product and has
determined that it is equal to or superior in all respects to specified product or that the cost reduction offered or
advantageous delivery dates is ample justification for accepting the offered substitution. Only with these reasons and
justifications would the Engineer consider the request for substitution.

B. Contractor will provide same warranty for substitution as for specified product.

C. Contractor will coordinate installation of accepted substitute, making such changes as may be required for Work to be
complete in all respects.

D. Contractor certified that cost data presented is complete and includes all related costs under this Contract.

E. Contractor waives claims for additional costs related to substitution which may later become apparent.

1.10 SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES

A. Submit three copies of request for substitution.

B. Engineer will review Contractors request for substitutions with reasonable promptness.







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C. During the bidding period, no submittals for substitutions is allowed unless specifically requested.

D. After award of Contract, Engineer will notify Contractor, in writing of decision to accept or reject requested substitution
within 21 days.

E. For accepted products, submit shop drawings, product data and samples under provisions of Section 01340.


PART 2 PRODUCTS

Not Applicable.

PART 3 EXECUTION

Not Applicable.




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SECTION 01631

EQUALS AND SUBSTITUTES


PART-1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. This Section includes administrative and procedural requirements for handling requests for approving
equals or substitutes presented by the Contractor.

B. Related Sections:

1. All Sections considered by the Engineer as relevant to this section shall be considered as
Related Sections.

1.02 DEFINITIONS

A. The term "product" shall mean any material including proprietary goods, equipment and manufactured items.

B. Wherever more than one manufacturer or item is listed in the contract documents, then the choice lies with
the Contractor, while the approval of the actual details shall be with the Engineer or the Engineer's
Representative.

C. Equal Manufacturers and Products: References herein to "approved equal" or similar terms shall mean that
the approval of the Engineer is required to any manufacturer and product not named in the contract but
proposed by the Contractor as equal to the named ones.

D. Substitute Products: If the Contractor is unable to obtain the named product or named manufacturers
product and if he is also unable to find and propose an approvable equal manufacturer and product in spite
of his demonstrated sufficient (in the opinion of the Engineers Representative) endeavors, he may propose
a substitute for the Engineer's review and approval, which substitute shall be similar to, and as near as
possible to the specified ones.

1.03 SUBMITTALS

A. Equal or Substitute Request Submittal: The Engineer's Representative will receive requests as follows:
1. Submit 3 copies of each request for consideration. Submit requests in the form and according to
procedures required.
2. Identify the manufacturer and product, the fabrication, installation method in each request. Include
related Specification Sections and Drawing numbers.
3. Provide complete documentation showing compliance with the requirements and the following as
appropriate:
a. Coordination information, including a list of changes or modifications needed to other
parts of the Work and to construction performed by the owner and separate contractors,
if any, that will be necessary to accommodate the proposed equal or substitute.
b. A detailed comparison of all the specified and significant qualities of the proposed
equal or substitute with those of the Work specified. Significant qualities will include
elements, such as performance, weight, size, durability, and visual effect etc.
c. Product Data, including Drawings and descriptions of products and fabrication and
installation procedures.
d. Samples, where applicable or requested.
e. A statement indicating the effect on the Contractor's Construction Schedule.



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f. Cost information, including a proposal of the net saving if any in the Contract Sum.
Additional costs are not accepted. This should be substantiated by comparative
quotations with complete rate breakdown for both the proposed equal/substitute item
and the specified item.
g. The Contractor's waiver of rights to additional payment or time, that may subsequently
become necessary because of the failure of the equal or substitute to perform
adequately.
h. Warranty
i. Reimbursement for review and redesign services, if applicable in the opinion of the
Engineers Representative.

B. Engineer's Action: The approval of any equal or substitute product shall in no way relieve the Contractor
of any of his liabilities and obligations under the Contract. The burden of proof in satisfying the Engineer as
to the suitability of any product shall rest with the Contractor. The Engineer may request and the Contractor
shall provide such supporting data, carryout such tests, etc., as the Engineer may reasonably require in
order to satisfy him as to such suitability. Any extra costs of delay by the Contractor, because of his failure to
propose equals or substitute in a timely manner, so as to allow the Engineer reasonable time to review, or
because of rejection of equals or substitute found by the Engineer to be unsuitable, shall be the
responsibility of the Contractor, and he shall not be entitled to additional payment nor to extra time for this
reason.

C. Cost effect in approving equals or substitutes : Should any equal or substitute product be proposed by
the Contractor and approved by the Engineer, any increase in cost over and above the specified product
shall be borne by the Contractor.

Should a substitute product be proposed by the Contractor and approved by the Engineer, then any saving
in cost shall be to the benefit of the Employer.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 EQUALS AND SUBSTITUTES

A. Specifying of manufacturers or their products by name, trade name, catalogue number, etc., shall not act to
relieve the Contractor either from his responsibility to meet other specification requirements, or from his
responsibility to make material submittals for approval.

B. Equal or substitute products where permitted and approved, must conform to the Engineer's designed
space requirements. Any such product that does not meet such space requirements, whether approved or
not, shall be replaced at the Contractor's expense and any modification of replaced systems thereby arising
shall also be made at his expense.

C. Refer to item 1.03E of Section 01600 Materials and Equipment and consider it repeated here.


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SECTION 01700

CONTRACT CLOSEOUT


PART-1 GENERAL

1.01 RELATED WORK

A. Section 01569 - Construction Cleaning
B. Section 01730 - Operation and Maintenance Data.
C. Section 01750 - Operation and Maintenance

1.02 SECTION INCLUDES
A. Closeout Procedures.
1. Substantial Completion.
2. Closeout Submittals.
3. Statement of Adjustment of Accounts.
4. Contractor's Obligations.
B. Final Cleaning
C. Adjusting
D. Warranties
E. Spare Parts and Maintenance Materials.

1.03 CLOSEOUT PROCEDURES

A. Substantial Completion
1. When Contractor considers work is about to be substantially complete, submit written notice with
list of items to be completed or corrected and the expected date of substantial completion.
2. Should Engineer inspection find Work is not substantially complete, he will promptly notify
Contractor in writing, listing observed deficiencies, citing his own date of completion of deficiencies
snags etc.
3. Contractor shall remedy all deficiencies and send a second written notice of substantial
completion.
4. When Engineer finds Work is substantially complete he will prepare a Certificate of Substantial
Completion in accordance with provisions of the Contract Conditions and Documents
5. Work will be considered substantially complete when all works and systems and particularly the
electrical systems are tested and found to be acceptable to the Engineer and to the statutory
authorities.

B. Closeout Submittals
1. Evidence of Compliance with Requirements of Governing Authorities, and as requested by the
Engineer.
2. Project Record Documents: Under provisions of Section 01720.
3. Operation and Maintenance Data: Under provisions of Section 01730.
4. Spare Parts and Maintenance Materials.



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5. Keys and Keying Schedule.
6. Evidence of Payment: In accordance with Conditions of the Contract.
7. Certificates of Insurance for Products and Completed
Operations: In accordance with Particular Conditions.
C. Statement of Adjustment of Accounts
1. Submit final statement reflecting adjustments to Contract Sum indicating:
a. Original Contract Sum.
b. Previous variations
c. Deductions for uncorrected work
d. Deductions against Advance Payment if any
e. Deductions for delays penalties
f. Deductions for Engineer's fees
g. Other adjustments to Contract Sum
h. Total Contract Sum as adjusted
i. Previous payments
j. Sum remaining due
2. Engineer will issue a final Variation List reflecting approved adjustments to Contract Sum not
previously made by variations, for Company Authorization.

D. Contractor's Obligations during the last weeks of the Contract Period and during the Period determined by
the Engineer to enable the Contractor to attend tot he Snag List
1. Make good all damage consequent upon the work.
2. Touch up minor faults in newly painted/re-painted work, carefully matching colour, and brushing
out edges. Repaint badly marked areas back to suitable breaks or junctions.
3. Adjust, ease and lubricate moving parts of new work as necessary to ensure easy and efficient
operation, including doors, windows, drawers, hardware, appliances and controls.
4. Leave the Works secure with all accesses locked. Account for and adequately label all keys and hand
over to the Company with itemised schedule, retaining a duplicate schedule signed by the Company as
a receipt.
5. Where any section of the Works will, after its practical completion, depend for its adequate functioning
on work located elsewhere in the Work, complete such other work in time to permit Sectional
Completion as required.
6. During execution of the remainder of the Works insure that completed sections of the Works have
continuous and adequate provision of services, fire precautions, means of escape and safe
access.
7. Make arrangements with the Company's Representative and give him reasonable notice of the
precise dates of access to the various parts of the Works for purposes of making good defects.
Inform the Engineer when remedial works to the various parts of the Works are completed.

1.04 FINAL CLEANING

A. Description
1. Execute final cleaning in accordance with Section 01710

1.05 ADJUSTING

A. Adjust operating products and equipment to ensure smooth and unhindered operation.

1.06 WARRANTIES



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A. Form of Submittals
1. Bind in commercial quality 210 X 297mm (A4) two-ring side binders, with hardback, cleanable,
plastic covers.
2. Label cover of each binder with typed or printed title WARRANTIES AND BONDS, with title of
project; name, address and telephone number of Contractor; and name of responsible principal.
3. Table of Contents: Neatly typed, in the sequence of the Table of Contents of the Project Manual,
with each item identified with the number and title of the specification section in which specified,
and the name of Product or work item.
4. Separate each warranty or bond with index tab sheets keyed to the Table of Contents listing.
Provide full information, using separate typed sheets as necessary. List subcontractor, supplier,
and manufacturer, with name, address, telephone and fax numbers of responsible agent in Kuwait
principal elsewhere.

B. Preparation of Submittals
1. Obtain warranties and bonds, executed in duplicate by responsible subcontractors, suppliers, and
manufacturers, within fourteen days after completion of the applicable item of work. Except for
items put into use with Company's permission, leave date of beginning of time of warranty until the
Date of Substantial completion is determined.
2. Verify that documents are in proper form and contain full information.
3. Co-execute submittals when required.
4. Retain warranties and bonds until time specified for submittal.

C. Time of Submittals
1. For equipment or component parts of equipment put into service during construction with
Company's permission, submit documents within fourteen days after acceptance, listing the date
of acceptance as the beginning of the warranty period.
2. For items of work when acceptance is delayed beyond Date of Substantial Completion, submit
within fourteen days after acceptance, listing the date of acceptance as the beginning of the
warranty period.

3. Make other submittals within fourteen days after Date of Substantial Completion, prior to final
Application for Payment, listing the date of substantial completion as the beginning of the warranty
period.

1.07 SPARE PARTS AND MAINTENANCE MATERIALS

A. Products Required
1. Submit master spare list for review.
2. Provide quantities of products, spare parts, maintenance tools, and maintenance materials
specified in individual sections to be provided to Company, in addition to that required for
completion of Work.
3. Products: Identical to those installed in the Work. Include quantities in original purchase from
supplier or manufacturer to avoid variations in manufacture.

B. Storage, Maintenance
1. Store products with products to be installed in the work, under provisions of Section 01600.



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2. After delivery of products to site, maintain spare products in same space and condition as products
to be installed in the Work.
3. When adequate, secure storage facilities are available at site, capable of maintaining conditions
required for storage and not required for Contract work or storage, spare products may be stored
in available space.
4. Maintain spare products in original containers with labels intact and legible, until delivery to
Company

C. Delivery
1. Coordinate with Company: Deliver and unload spare products to Company at Project site or
designated storage location and obtain receipt prior to final payment.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

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PART 3 - EXECUTION

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END OF SECTION






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SECTION 01710

FINAL CLEANING


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Final cleaning of project at substantial completion.

1.02 DESCRIPTION

A. Execute final cleaning prior to inspection for Substantial Completion of each designated portion of the Work.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 CLEANING MATERIALS

A. Use materials which will not create hazards to health or property, and which will not damage surfaces.

B. Use only materials and methods recommended by manufacturer of material being cleaned. Submit to
Engineer for approval.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 FINAL CLEANING

A. To be executed by an industrial cleaning (Specialist) Subcontractor (and not by the Contractors own staff)
immediately prior to handing over the works at substantial completion . Cleaning operation shall include:
1. In addition to removal of debris and cleaning specified in other sections, clean interior and exterior
exposed to-view surfaces.
2. Remove temporary protection, wrappings, markings and labels not required to remain.
3. Clean finishes free of dust, stains, paint films and mortar splashes and other foreign substances.
4. Clean transparent and glossy materials inside and out to a polished condition; remove foreign
substances. Polish reflective surfaces to a clear shine.
5. Clean, scrub, damp, mop or wax and polish resilient and hard surfaced floors as specified.
6. Clean surfaces of equipment; remove excess lubrication.
7. Clean and polish plumbing fixtures and equipment to a sanitary condition.
8. Clean permanent filters of ventilating equipment and replace disposable filters when units have
been operated during construction; in addition, clean ducts, blowers, and coils when units have
been operated without filters during construction.
9. Clean light fixtures and lamps.
10. Maintain cleaning until Substantial Completion.
11. Remove waste, foreign matter, and debris from roofs, gutters, area, and drainage systems.
12. Remove waste, debris, and surplus materials from site. Clean grounds; remove stains, spills, and
foreign substances from paved areas and sweep clean. Rake clean other exterior surfaces.




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END OF SECTION



PROJECT RECORD DOCUMENTS 01720-1
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SECTION 01720

PROJECT RECORD DOCUMENTS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Maintenance of Record Documents and Samples.
B. Submittal of Record Documents and Samples.

1.03 MAINTENANCE OF DOCUMENTS AND SAMPLES

A. In addition to requirements in General and Particular Conditions maintain in the Project Record Document
Room at the site for Engineer and Construction Manager one record copy of :
1. Contract Drawings
2. Project Manual
3. Addenda
4. Variations and other modifications to the Contract
5. Reviewed and stamped shop drawings, product data, and samples
6. Field test records
7. Inspection certificates and checklists
8. Manufacturer's certificates

B. Store Record Documents and samples in Field Office apart from documents used for construction. Provide
files, racks, and secure storage for Record Documents and samples.

C. Label and file Record Documents and samples in accordance with Section number listings in Table of
Contents of this Project Manual. Label each document "PROJECT RECORD" in neat, large, printed letters.

D. Maintain record Documents in a clean, dry and legible condition. Do not use Record Documents for
construction purposes, and do not remove from record document room without prior approval from the
Engineers Representative.

E. Keep Record Documents and samples available for inspection by Engineer.

1.04 RECORDING

A. Record daily "as-built" information on a set of blue or black line opaque drawings, and in a copy of a Project
Manual.

B. Provide felt tip marking pens, maintaining separate colors for each major system, for recording information.

C. Record daily information concurrently with construction progress. Do not conceal any work until required
information is recorded.

D. Contract Drawings and Shop Drawings: Legibly mark each item to record actual construction, including:
1. Measured depths of elements of foundation in relation to finish first floor datum.
2. Measured horizontal and vertical locations and sizes of underground utilities and appurtenances,
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3. Measured locations of internal utilities and appurtenances concealed in construction, referenced to
visible and accessible features of construction.
4. Field changes of dimension and detail.
5. Changes made by Modifications.
6. Details not on original Contract Drawings.
7. References to related shop drawings and Modifications.

E. Specifications: Legibly mark each item to record actual construction, including:
1. Manufacturer, trade name, and catalogue number of each product actually installed, particularly
optional items and substitute items.
2. Changes made by Addenda and Modifications.

F. Other Documents: maintain manufacturer's instruction manuals and certifications, inspection certifications,
field test records, and other Documents required by individual Specifications sections.

G. Labour Record
1. Each day, provide for verification by the Engineer a record showing the number and description of
craftsmen, labours. and other persons employed on or in connection with the Works including
those employed by Assigned Subcontractors.

H. Visitors Record
1. Maintain a record of visitors to the Site, and submit at weekly intervals to the Engineer.

I. Weather Records
1. Keep an accurate record of:
a. Daily maximum and minimum air temperatures (including overnight).
b. Number of hours per day in which work is prevented by inclement weather.
2. Provide at least two maximum and minimum thermometers at agreed locations inside the
buildings.

1.05 SUBMITTALS

A. Within 45 days of the Date of Substantial Completion, for each of the relevant portions of the Work, submit
two original sepia prints (one regular size and one reduced size) and five printed sets of Record (As Built)
Documents plus four complete Drawings copies reduced to size 600 x 40Omm. Obtain approval of size of
drawings, quality of transparent sheets, method of drawing and the like, prior to preparation of drawings.
Also provide 2 copies of computer diskettes of all project drawings.

B. Transmit with cover letter in duplicate, listing:
1. Date
2. Project Title and Number
3. Contractor's Name, Address, and Telephone Number
4. Number and title of each Record Document and arrange in correct sequence
5. Signature of Contractor or authorized representative

C. Where provision of "record" drawings is required by Ministries or the Municipality as a precondition to
providing their service connections, approvals and the like, submit drawings at the correct time.


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OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE DATA 01730-1
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SECTION 01730

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE DATA


PART 1 - GENERAL

This section is applicable to this contract to the extent that this contract includes such systems which require operation and
maintenance data.

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Format and content of manuals.
B. Instruction of Company's personnel.
C. Schedule of submittals.

1.02 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Prepare instructions and data by approved personnel experienced in maintenance and operation of
described products.

1.03 FORMAT

A. Prepare data in the form of an instruction manual.

B. Binders: Commercial quality, size A4 two-ring binders with hardback, cleanable, plastic covers; 25mm
maximum ring size. When multiple binders are used, correlate data into related consistent groupings.

C. Cover: Identify each binder with typed or printed title OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS; list title of
Project and identify subject matter of contents.

D. Arrange content by systems under section numbers and sequence of Table of Contents of this Project
Manual.

E. Provide tabbed fly leaf for each separate product and system, with typed description of product and major
component parts of equipment.

F. Text: Manufacturer's printed data, or typewritten data.

G. Drawings: Provide with reinforced punched binder tab. Bind in with text; fold larger drawings to size of text
pages.

1.04 CONTENTS, EACH VOLUME

A. Table of Contents: Provide title of Project; names, addresses, and telephone numbers of Engineer, Construction
Manager and Contractor with name of responsible parties; schedule of products and systems indexed to content
of the volume.

B. For Each Product or System: List names, addresses and telephone numbers of subcontractors and suppliers,
including local source of supplies and replacement parts.

C. Product Data : Mark each sheet to clearly identify specific products and component parts, and data
applicable to installation; delete inapplicable information.

D. Drawings: Supplement product data to illustrate relations of component parts of equipment and systems, to
show control and flow diagrams. Do not use Project Record Documents as maintenance drawings.



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E. Typed Text: As required to supplement product data. Provide logical sequence of instructions for each
procedure.

F. Warranties and Bonds: Bind in copy of each.
1.05 MANUAL FOR MATERIALS AND FINISHES

A. Building Products, Applied Materials, and Finishes: Include product data, with catalog number, size,
composition, and color and texture designations. Provide information for re-ordering custom manufactured
products.

B. Instructions for Care and Maintenance: Include manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning agents and
methods, precautions against 'detrimental agents and methods, and recommended schedule for cleaning
and maintenance.

C. Moisture-protection and Weather-exposed Products: include product data listing applicable reference
standards, chemical composition, and details of installation. Provide recommendations for inspections,
maintenance, and repair.

D. Additional Requirements: As Specified in individual Specifications sections.

E. Provide a listing in Table of Contents for design data, with tabbed fly sheet and space for insertion of data.

1.06 MANUAL FOR EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

A. Each Item of Equipment and Each System: Include description of unit or system, and component parts.
Give function, normal operating characteristics, and limiting conditions. Include performance curves, with
engineering data and tests, and complete nomenclature and commercial number of replaceable parts.

B. Panel board Circuit Directories: Provide electrical service characteristics, controls, and communications.

C. Include as-installed colour coded wiring diagrams.

D. Operating Procedures: Include start-up, break-in, and routine normal operating instructions and sequences.
Include regulation, control, stopping, shut-down, and emergency instructions. Include summer, winter, and any
special operating instructions.

E. Maintenance Requirements: Include routine procedures and guide for trouble shooting; disassembly, repair,
and reassemble instructions; and alignment, adjusting, balancing, and checking instructions.

F. Provide servicing and lubrication schedule, and list of lubricants required.

G. Include manufacturer's printed operation and maintenance instructions.

H. Include sequence of operation by controls manufacturer.

I. Provide original manufacturer's parts list, illustrations, assembly drawings, and diagrams required for
maintenance.

J. Provide as-installed control diagrams by controls manufacturer.

K. Provide Contractor's coordination drawings, with as installed colour coded piping diagrams.

L. Provide charts of valve tag numbers, with location and function of each valve, keyed to flow and control
diagrams.




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M. Provide list of original manufacturer's spare parts, current prices, and recommended quantities to be
maintained in storage.

N. Include test and balancing reports.

O. Additional Requirements: As specified in individual Specifications sections.

P. Provide a listing in Table of Contents for design data, with tabbed fly sheet and space for insertion of data.

1.07 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit two copies of preliminary draft or proposed formats and outlines of contents before start of Work.
Engineer will review draft and return one copy with comments.

B. For equipment, or component parts of equipment put into service during construction and operated by
Company, submit documents within ten days after acceptance.

C. Submit one copy of completed volumes in final form 15 days prior to final inspection. Copy will be returned
after final inspection, with Engineer comments. Revise content of documents as required prior to final
submittal.

D. Submit four copies of revised volumes of data in final form within ten days after final inspection.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

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PART 3 - EXECUTION

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WARRANTIES 01740-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION 01740

WARRANTIES


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. This Section includes administrative and procedural requirements for warranties required by the Contract
Documents both here and elsewhere, including manufacturers standard warranties on products and special
project warranties. Compare the various requirements as stated here and elsewhere and provide for the
more/most stringent combination of the requirements.

B. Disclaimers and Limitations: Manufacturer's disclaimers and limitations on product warranties do not relieve
the Contractor of the warranty on the work that incorporates the products. Manufacturer's disclaimers and
limitations on product warranties do not relieve suppliers, manufacturers, and subcontractors required to
countersign special project warranties with the Contractor.

1.02 DEFINITIONS

A. Standard product warranties are preprinted written warranties published by individual manufacturers for particular
products and are specifically endorsed by the manufacturer to the Employer.

B. Special project warranties are written warranties required by or incorporated in the Contract Documents,
either to extend time limits provided by standard warranties or to provide greater rights for the Employer.

1.03 WARRANTY REQUIREMENTS

A. Related Damages and Losses: When correcting failed or damaged warranted construction, remove and
replace construction that has been damaged as a result of such failure or must be removed and replaced to
provide access for correction of warranted construction.

B. Reinstatement of Warranty: When work covered by a warranty has failed and been corrected by replacement or
rebuilding, reinstate the warranty by written endorsement. The reinstated warranty shall be equal to the original
warranty with an equitable adjustment for depreciation.

C. Replacement Cost: Upon determination that work covered by a warranty has failed, replace or rebuild the
work to an acceptable condition complying with requirements of the Contract Documents. The Contractor is
responsible for the cost of replacing or rebuilding defective work regardless of whether the Employer has
benefited from use of the work through a portion of its anticipated useful service life.

D. Employer's Recourse: Expressed warranties made to the Employer are in addition to implied warranties and
shall not limit the duties, obligations, rights and remedies otherwise available under the law. Expressed
warranty periods shall not be interpreted as limitations on the time in which the Employer can enforce such
other duties, obligations, rights or remedies.
1. Rejection of Warranties: The Employer reserves the right to reject warranties and to limit selection
to products with warranties not in conflict with requirements of the Contract Documents.

E. Where the Contract Documents require a special project warranty, or similar commitment on the work or part
of the work, the Employer reserves the right to refuse to accept the work, until the Contractor presents
evidence that entities required to countersign such commitments are willing to do so.

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A. Submit written warranties to the Engineer's Representative prior to the date certified for Substantial
Completion. If the Certificate of Substantial Completion designates a commencement date for warranties
other than the date of Substantial Completion for the work, or a designated portion of the work, submit
written warranties upon request of the Engineer's Representative.
1. When a designated portion of the work is completed and occupied or used by the Employer by
separate agreement with the Contractor during the construction period, submit properly executed
warranties to the Engineer's Representative within 15 days of completion of that designated
portion of the work.

B. When the Contract Documents require the Contractor, or the Contractor and a Subcontractor supplier or
manufacturer to execute a special project warranty, prepare a written document that contains appropriate
terms and identification, ready for execution by the required parties. Submit a draft to the Engineer's
Representative for approval prior to final execution.

C. List of special warranties and form formats for special project warranties are included at the end of this
section. Prepare a written document utilizing the appropriate form, ready for execution by the Contractor.
1. Refer to Divisions 2 through 16 sections for specific content requirements and particular
requirements for submitting special project warranties.

D. Form of Submittal: At Substantial Completion compile three (3) copies of each required warranty properly
executed by the Contractor. Organize the warranty documents into an orderly sequence based on the table
of contents of the Project Manual.

E. Bind warranties and bonds in heavy-duty, commercial-quality, durable vinyl-covered loose-leaf binders,
thickness as necessary to accommodate contents and sized to receive A4 paper.
1. Provide heavy paper dividers with celluloid covered tabs for each separate warranty. Mark the tab
to identify the product or installation. Provide a typed description of the product or installation,
including the name of the product, and the name, address and telephone number of the Installer.
2. Identify each binder on the front and spine with the typed or printed title "Warranties", Project title
or name and name of the Contractor.
3. When warranted construction requires operation and maintenance manuals, provide additional
copies of each required warranty, as necessary, for inclusion in each required manual.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

NOT USED


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 LIST OF WARRANTIES

A. Schedule: Provide warranties on products and installations if and as specified in the following sections:
1. Section 02580 "Pavement Marking"
2. Section 02700 "Drainage"
3. Section 02800 "Site Improvements"
4. Section 02810 "Irrigation systems"
5. Section 07160 "Damp/ water Proofing"
7. Section 07722 "Roof Hatches"
8. Section 09310 "Ceramic Tiles"
9. Section 10800 "Toilet and Bath Accessories"



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10. Section 11460 "Unit Kitchens"
11. Section 14200 "Conveying Systems"
12. Section 14640 "Gantry Cranes"
13. Section 15300 "Fire Protection"
14. Section 15400 "Plumbing"
15. Section 15480 "Gas Service"
16. Section 15500 "General Requirement HVAC Works"
17. Section 15785 "Split DX Cooling Units"
18. Division 16 "Electrical"

B. Schedule: Provide Special Project Warranties on products and installations if and as specified in the
following sections:
1. Section 02282 "Termite Control"
2. Section 05161 "Space Frame"
3. Section 07110 "Waterproofing"
4. Section 07120 "Fluid Applied Waterproofing"
5. Section 07145 "Cementitious Waterproofing"
6. Section 07920 "Sealants"
7. Section 08110 "Steel Doors and Frames"
8. Section 08210 "Flush Wood Doors"
9. Section 08410 "Aluminum Entrances
10. Section 08520 "Aluminium Windows"
11. Section 08710 "Doors Hardware"
12. Section 08800 "Glazing"

C. Any other warranties if and as specified in any other sections.

3.02 WARRANTY FORM


A. The Contractor shall submit warranty forms in the format shown:


CONTRACTOR LETTER HEAD
Special Project Warranty

Date :
Contract Ref. No. :
Name of Project :
Employer :
Contractor :
Warranted System Validity :
Commencement Date : _______________ Expiry Date : _______________
We the undersigned (insert full name and address of Employer):

Contractor : ______________________________________________________



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Agree to provide the special project warranty of the (description and location of product/system)
...................................................................... agreeing to repair or replace subject to the warranty
requirements below and conditions stated in the contract documents during the period of (state period) from
the above mentioned commencement date at our own complete cost and expense to the full satisfaction of
the Employer or his approved Representative.

Warranty Requirements:
1. _____________________________ (describe nature of warranty responsibility) .
2. Related Damages and Losses: When correcting failed or damaged warranted construction,
remove and replace construction that has been damaged as a result of such failure or must be
removed and replaced to provide access for correction of warranted construction.
3. Reinstatement of Warranty: When work covered by a warranty has failed and been corrected by
replacement or rebuilding, reinstate the warranty by written endorsement. The reinstated warranty
shall be equal to the original warranty with an equitable adjustment for depreciation.
4. Replacement Cost: Upon determination that work covered by a warranty has failed, replace or
rebuild the work to an acceptable condition complying with requirements of the Contract
Documents. The Contractor is responsible for the cost of replacing or rebuilding defective work
regardless of whether the Employer has benefited from use of the work through a portion of its
anticipated useful service life.
5. Employer's Recourse: Expressed warranties made to the Employer are in addition to implied
warranties and shall not limit the duties, obligations, rights and remedies otherwise available under
the law. Expressed warranty periods shall not be interpreted as limitations on the time in which the
Employer can enforce such other duties, obligations, rights or remedies.
a. Rejection of Warranties: The Employer reserves the right to reject warranties and to limit
selection to products with warranties not in conflict with requirements of the Contract
Documents.
6. Where the Contract Documents require a special project warranty, or similar commitment on the
work or part of the work, the Employer reserves the right to refuse to accept the work, until the
Contractor presents evidence that entities required to countersign such commitments are willing to
do so.




Signatures Date



Contractor _________________________________ _________________




END OF SECTION




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Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION 01750

MAINTENANCE PERIOD DUTIES


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 WORK INCLUDED

A. Operation, Preventive Maintenance, Running Maintenance and Guaranteed Maintenance of all the works
carried out by the Contractor for a period of two years starting from the date/s the works are certified as
substantially complete comprising :
1. Administrative, logistical and supervisory requirements for co-ordinating activities during the said 2
years period
2. Reliability Tests
3. Training of Owners Personnel
4. Preventive Running and Guaranteed Maintenance as per the respective manufacturers
recommendation, including all materials, Tools and Spare Parts required as per the respective
manufacturers recommendation.
5. Keeping plant rooms and areas of work clean and tidy from the uncleanliness resulting from the
Contractors activities.
6. Maintenance of Records
7. Completion Certificate

B. Replanting of seasonal flowers six times during the said two year period.

C. All maintenance period duties mentioned anywhere else in the Tender/Contract.

D. Guaranteed Maintenance of the following works for a further period after the above period of two years is
over :
1. All roofing and waterproofing works for a further period of three years.
2. All sealed compressors; for a further period of three years.

E. The faultless operation/maintenance of the following will be considered as duties of utmost urgent
importance :- Air-conditioning, Power and Elevators.

The faultless operation/maintenance of the rest will also be considered as duties of utmost importance but
of urgency as determined on a case to case basis by the Employer.

1.02 OWNER RESPONSIBILITIES

A. The Owner will supply all kinds of water from the turn over date for complete needs of the project and its
occupants, tree of cost to the Contractor.

B. Similarly, the Owner will supply all power needs of the Project and its occupants from the MEW also free of
cost to the Contractor.

1.03 RELATED WORK(S)

A. Section 01400 - Quality Control
B. Section 01700 - Contract Closeout: Spare Parts
C. Section 01730 - Operation and Maintenance Data



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D. Section 01740 - Warranties
E. Section 02970 - Landscape Maintenance
F. All other sections where maintenance period duties and staff etc. are mentioned.




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1.04 REFERENCES

A. The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineering (CIBSE), UK.

1.05 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Operation and maintenance manuals shall be used as the basis for maintenance.

1.06 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit and resubmit to the Engineer till his approval operational and maintenance manuals with respect to
each and every work system, sub system or equipment requiring such a manual, listing or maintenance
program, method, tools, consumables, spares etc.

Begin this submittal process six months before and complete it min. one month before the Turn Over Date.

B. Submit and resubmit to the Engineer till his approval the CVs of the staff proposed for the maintenance
works.

Begin this submittal process three months before and complete it min. one month before the Turn Over
Date.

C. Begin to submit to the Owner the following at the beginning of the second year of the maintenance period of
two years.
1. Tools and Spare parts lists (for use by the Owner after the 2-year maintenance period is over) for
the Owner to approve, order and receive before the end of the said 2 years maintenance period.

1.07 REMEDY OF CONTRACTORS FAILURE

A. At the end of the maintenance period, or soon thereafter, and provided either that all works during that
period had been attended to promptly and satisfactorily by the Contractor or that the Owner is satisfied that
the costs of the works that the Owner, had to carry out, consequent upon the failure of the Contractor to
attend to them, shall not reasonably exceed the retention amount, the Owner shall release the retention
amount to the Contractor.

B. However, if the Owner in his sole discretion, had already released a certain amount against a bank
guarantee then the Contractor shall be at liberty to allow the said bank guarantee to lapse at the end of its
validity unless he receives a written communication from the Owner within the said validity period, instructing
the Contractor to extend the said bank guarantee for the reason that works that had arisen during the
maintenance period & which were being carried out by the Owner for reasons hereinabove, were expected
to cost an amount exceeding the retention.

C. The Owner shall then be at liberty, to encash the said bank guarantee, spend the necessary and certified
amounts as detailed hereinabove and pay the residue to the Contractor promptly upon the completion of the
relevant works.

D. The attention and diligence that the Contractor shall bestow on calls from the Owner and/or the Engineer
shall be as follows :
(i) First visit by the Contractor to site and meetings with the Owner
- Within a reasonable period, or
- Maximum, within one calendar day of the Owner's call to the Contractor.
(ii) Completion of work
- Within a reasonable period, or
- Maximum, within the time agreed with the Owner when the first visit was paid by the
Contractor.




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The Owner shall be free to consider that the Contractor had defaulted on his obligations if the time
designated in (i) and/or (ii) above elapses and the first visit is not made and/or the work is not completed or
not completed satisfactorily.
1.08 CONTRACTORS STAFF DURING MAINTENANCE PERIOD

A. The Contractor shall provide the following staff and such additional staff as mentioned elsewhere in the
Tender/Contract, throughout the maintenance period of two years :

Position Qualification Exp. Duration of
Availability at Site
Penalty KD/
Day
1. Operation and
Maintenance Manager
Graduation Electrical/
Mechanical Engineer with
overall knowledge of
building services
10 2 hours/day + for
meetings and
emergencies + to be on
call at all other times
50
2. Civil Supervisor 1 - for
building & external
works
Diploma, Civil Engineering 10 -Do- 30
3. Landscape
Maintenance
Supervisor
Degree in horticulture/
Plant Science etc.
8 8 hours/day 40
4. Landscape Foreman Degree in horticulture/
Plant Science etc.
6 8 hours/day 40
5. Mechanical Supervisor Diploma Mechanical
Engineering
10 8 hours/day + on call at
all other times
30
6. HVAC Supervisor Diploma Mechanical
Engineering
10 -Do- 30
7. Electrical/Controls
Supervisor
Diploma Electrical
Engineering
10 -Do- 30
8. Mechanical/HVAC
Technician, 1 No.
Trade Certificate 10 8 hours/day 20
9. Electrical/Controls
Technician, 1 No.
Trade Certificate 10 8 hours/day 20

Note : 1. If a position requires more than one person to fill, the Contractor shall provide these
according to the Kuwait labour laws.
2. A day means a calendar day

B. The penalty noted above will be levied if, in the knowledge/opinion of the Owner :
1. the staff is absent, or
2. the staff fails to perform his duty inspite of being present.

C. The Owner shall provide free of cost the offices space and stores space for the Contractors maintenance
period staff.

D. It will be the Contractors responsibility to provide all his maintenance period staff with all their other
requirements such as furniture, mobile telephones, tools, instruments, stationery, etc. complete.

E. Please also see other parts of the Tender Documents for further requirements in this regard.

E. The above positions and their hours of work are the minimum. Additional hours or additional staff will have
to be provided without additional cost if it becomes necessary in the reasonable opinion of the Owner.


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PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 GENERAL

Following activities shall be allowed for by the contractor.

A. Relaibility Tests
1. Conduct reliability tests for the HVAC system in accordance with specification Section 15500.

B. Guaranteed Maintenance
1. Repair/replacement of works, systems, sub-systems, equipment or components which may prove
defective due to design, manufacture, installation, testing, commissioning and where stipulated,
then due to reliability tests etc.

D. Soft Landscaping
1. The Contractor shall replant seasonal flowers six times during the said two year period.
2. The Contractor shall carryout all other works detailed in the relevant section or required in the
opinion of the Engineer to maintain the soft landscaping in a lush green and tidy, well-pruned, one
hundred percent live manner including replacing sick or dead trees and plants etc.

E. Spare Parts and Tools
1. Tools / equipment required for proper maintenance of the works shall be provided by the
contractor(s) and handed over to the Company / Owner at the end of the maintenance period.

F. Maintenance of Records
1. Log-books, log-sheets, maintenance job cards, etc. shall be maintained at site by the
Contractor(s).
2. A written report, including dates, parts replaced etc., detailing the maintenance work performed, shall
be provided to the Company / Owner, at the end of the maintenance period.

G. Training of Owners Personnel
1. Owner's personnel shall be trained by the contractor for the operation and maintenance of all the
works of the Project such as :-
1. HVAC Systems
2. Pumps and all other rotating systems
3. Electrical and low voltage system such as fire alarm system, data communication system, access
control system, CCTV system, public address system, audio visual system, TV and satellite
system and telecommunication system etc. etc.
4. Building management system
5. All other works, systems and equipment.
6. Test run Diesel Generator once every 15 days with his own diesel for 30 minutes.





END OF SECTION











SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION
Project No: KW.09.0128 02010-1
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01 21 July 2011

DIVISION 2 SITE WORK

SECTION 02010

SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION


PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

A. SOILS REPORT AND BORE HOLES

1. A soils report has been prepared for guidance and convenience only (as they do not form part of the
Contract Documents). A copy is included in the Tender Package.

2. The availability of this report to the Contractor does not relieve the Contractor of obligations to thoroughly
investigate the nature of the Site and the Sub-soil conditions therein, nor does it relieve the Contractor of
any obligations and responsibilities under the terms and conditions of the Contract Documents.

B. CONTRACTORS RESPONSIBILITY

The Contractor shall be deemed to have visited the Site prior to submitting his Tender and made all necessary
inspections and investigations and, to have decided for himself the means of access and working space, the nature of
the ground and sub-soil, the presence of existing foundations or other hidden obstructions, the level of the water table,
the extent of rock, support to neighbouring properties and structures and all factors affecting the Work and shall be
deemed to have allowed for these in his Tender. Any information made available to the Contractor, either in these
documents or the soils reports will not relieve the contractor of his responsibility to decide for himself the nature and
extent of the work, nor will it guarantee that similar conditions will apply on other parts of the Site.


PART 2 PRODUCTS

Not Applicable.

PART 3 EXECUTION

Not Applicable.




END OF SECTION






DEMOLITION
Project No: KW.09.0128 02010-1
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01 21 July 2011

SECTION02072

DEMOLITION


PART - 1 GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

A. The work covered by this section comprises furnishing all plant, labour, equipment, appliances and
materials, and performing all operations in connection with demolition of all the existing buildings and works,
all at once or in stages/phases as appropriate and disposal of all the demolished material to authorised
dump. All useful/ useable material shall be removed from site as Contractors property, unless otherwise
notified here or elsewhere.


PART - 2 - PRODUCTS

NOT USED


PART - 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 DEMOLITION

Prior to any demolition the Contractor shall execute the following :

- Get necessary approvals form all related authorities for the disconnection of existing scurvies and disconnect
them with out any damage for others.

- Survey the site and report to the Engineer all bench marks and other information found on works to be removed.

- Locate and mark positions of services affected by the work in liaison with the Owner and/or the appropriate
authorities.

- Arrange with the Owner and/or the appropriate authorities for disconnection at an appropriate time and stage.

3.02 SCHEDULES &PROCEDURES FOR DEMOLITION&RELATED OPERATIONS ETC.

The Contractor shall submit & resubmit till Engineer's approval, his schedules & methods to carryout demolition works,
propping & supporting works, for keeping services operative, for installing & maintaining safety measures, for abating
noise, for completely excluding dust and other pollutants, for allowing other operations adjacent to the "site" to continue
with minimal hinderance etc.

Nevertheless, the Contractor shall remain responsible for all works regardless of the Engineer's approval to any of his
schedules & methods.

3.03 During demolition, if the contractor damages any of the works and services that are not required to be demolished, they
shall have to be rectified without any extra cost.

3.04 During demolition works, care must be taken that the existing activities and operation of the Owner and of others are not
disturbed.

3.05 SAFETY AND NUISANCE

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- When demolishing structures against adjoining property adequate support and protection at each stage shall be
provided and arrangement made for inspection by the Engineer.

- When demolishing, inform workers and person in the vicinity to be vigilant and take necessary precautions.

- All openings and pits shall be illuminated and protected as necessary.

- Adequate precautions shall be taken to prevent fire or explosion caused by gas, vapour or flammable
substances.

- Disturbance and noise shall be minimised while water, wind and dust shall be completely stopped from entering
enclosed spaces.

3.06 DISPOSAL

Debris and rubbish arising from demolition etc., shall include removal from the site to the dumping areas selected by the
Contractor and approved by the Municipality.

3.07 CLEANUP AND KEEP CLEAN

A. The Contractor shall clean up all areas on a regularly scheduled basis or whenever deemed necessary by the
Engineer, as well as upon completion of the work.

B. Adjacent buildings, paved surfaces etc. shall be kept clean during the execution of works




END OF SECTION






SITE PREPARATION
Project No: KW.09.0128 02010-1
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01 21 July 2011

SECTION 02100

SITE PREPARATION


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. General preparation of the site by removal of all impediments prior to the commencement of the work.

B. Clear the site from trees, plant and grass.

C. Remove complete roots of trees and shrubs.

D. Remove surface debris.

E. Divert utilities and other services (if any) in compliance with regulations.

F. Disposal of removed materials away from site and in a legal manner in full compliance with local authorities rules and
regulations.

1.02 RELATED SECTIONS

These hereinafter listed related sections are intended to be used as a helpful indication of the related sections within
the Project Specifications. They are not necessarily comprehensive are complete and it is the Contractors
responsibility to ascertain all applicable sections required to understand the full scope of works intended.

1. Section 02010 - Subsurface Investigations.

2. Section 02200 - Earthwork

1.3 REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

A. Conform to local codes and regulations for disposal of debris.

B. The approval of the Engineer that the site has been properly prepared shall be obtained before subsequent
earthworks are put into operations.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

Not Applicable.



PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 GENERAL

A. Remove all debris from the site of the Works inclusive of loose and semi-buried pieces of concrete, etc. which require
disposal, to avoid incorporation with excavated material which may be used in filling into excavations.

B. Scrape out all growing vegetation including roots, which require disposal, to avoid incorporation with excavated
material which may be used in filling into excavations.






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C. All material removed under this section shall be disposed of in a place of deposit found by the Contractor who shall be
responsible for all charges in connection therewith. Burning of materials on site will not be allowed.





END OF SECTION




DEWATERING
Project No: KW.09.0128 02140-1
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01 21 July 2011
SECTION 02140

DEWATERING


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

The work included in this Section covers the complete dewatering of the Site as required during the excavation and
construction of the building, including the provision of temporary piezometer.

1.02 SCOPE OF WORK

The work includes but is not limited to the labour, materials, equipment and services required for designing, furnishing,
installing, maintaining, operating, monitoring and moving systems for dewatering the site, controlling surface water and
collecting and disposing of discharge water during the construction process, and until sufficient dead load of the
structure is in place to prevent floatation.

1.03 DEWATERING SYSTEM(S) DESIGN

A. The Contractor shall submit for approval his proposed design and detailed layout for the dewatering
system or systems he intends to install. The proposed system(s) shall be designed to ensure the
following:

i) The lowering of the water table over the site to allow excavation to proceed and maintaining
the water level below the base of excavation as it proceeds (drawdown period).

ii) The reduction of piezometric levels in the underlying strata sufficiently during the drawdown
stage to ensure stability of the excavation.

iii) Once excavation is complete the water level in the ground must be maintained, during the
construction period, at least 0.50 meter below the deepest excavation level until the Engineer
decides that dewatering may be stopped.

Restoring the water level to its initial position shall be made after the space between the face
of the excavation and the basement wall is backfilled and once the weight of the structure
exceeds the hydrostatic uplift. In any event, the decision as to

when dewatering operations shall cease or be reduced shall be exclusively that of the
Engineer.


iv) That heave of the excavation base due to upward groundwater pressure does not occur.

v) The System(s) must run twenty-four (24) hours a day and the design shall include sufficient
standby pumps connected in the system(s) so as to operate automatically in case of pump
failure.

1.04 REQUIREMENTS OF REGULATORY AGENCIES

Perform dewatering work in accordance with applicable rules, regulations, codes and ordinances of local
authorities, and in accordance with the requirements of the public utility owners having jurisdiction over the work.
Obtain and pay for all necessary permits, licenses and certificates and give all notices as required during the
performance of the dewatering work.

1.05 SUBMITTALS




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A. Before commencing any work under this Section submit the following for approval by the Engineer:

i) Detailed shop drawings system(s) layout, pumps, standby pumps, generators, access,
temporary piezometers etc., and complete design criteria and calculations.

ii) A dewatering programme showing commencement and completion dates for the various
stages of the dewatering works and indicating the methods and sequence of operations
involved, with full details of the necessary attendant labour to be provided on a full time
round-the-clock basis.

B. The Engineers approval to the above referred submittals shall not relieve the Contractor from his
obligations and liabilities under the Contract and the Contractor shall be responsible for selecting,
operating and maintaining an efficient dewatering system(s) such as will ensure dry working conditions
throughout the drawdown and construction periods.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 DEWATERING EQUIPMENT AND MONITORING PIEZOMETERS

A. Provide and maintain complete dewatering equipment necessary for lowering and maintaining the
water table at the required level.

B. Provide all necessary perimeter trenches, pipes, pumps, etc., as required for the purpose of collecting
and disposing of all excess water inflow into the bottom of excavations.

C. Provide and maintain minimum one temporary piezometer for monitoring the water table levels on site
on a daily basis during the drawdown and construction phases. The location and design of the
temporary piezometer shall be approved by the Engineer.

D. Failure of equipment or system(s) installed by the Contractor shall not entitle the Contractor to
additional payment or extra time for completion in respect of any additional measures necessarily
employed by him in order to provide and maintain dry working conditions.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 GENERAL:

A. Install and maintain complete dewatering system(s) and temporary piezometer in accordance with the
approved shop drawing and dewatering program.

B. All pumps and other equipment shall have proper safety guards and locations of all equipment shall be
properly lit and supervised at all times. Stations in the Contractors Watchmans Tour System shall
include the dewatering system(s).

C. Provide and maintain easy and safe access to all pumps and valves in the dewatering system(s).

D. Maintain the area between the shoring line and the structure and keep free of any oil, fuel, rubbish,
etc., arising from the operation and maintenance of the dewatering system..



END OF SECTION


EARTHWORK SUPPORT
Project#: KW.09.0128 2150-1
Project: Wafra Housing Complex 01 21 July 2011
SECTION 02150

EARTHWORK SUPPORT

PART 1 - GENERAL

To be read with Division 1 General Requirements

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Provide all labour, material, equipment and services required for designing, furnishing, installing and maintaining a
lateral support system, including bracing and tiebacks, installed to the depths required for the support of the perimeter
of the excavation and adjacent facilities.

B. Design, furnish, install, test and maintain lateral bracing or tieback systems including the vertical shoring support
system if required.

C. Provide adequate and continuous support of structures, streets, utilities, sidewalks and other facilities within the
vicinity of the excavation to protect such facilities against damaging movements or other effects of the work.

D. Provide support for including underpinning of walls of adjacent property should this be necessary.

E. Provide shop drawings for the lateral support system for the approval of the Engineer.

F. Continually inspect and monitor the performance of the system and report findings to the Engineer. The Engineer may
request independent inspections and testing of the system. Such inspections and testing if requested shall not relieve
the Contractor of the responsibility to carry out his own inspections.

1.02 RELATED SECTIONS

A. This schedule is intended to be used as a helpful indication of the related sections within the Project Specifications. It
is not necessarily comprehensive or complete and it is the Contractors responsibility to ascertain all applicable
sections required to understand the full scope of work intended.

1. Section 01300 - Submittals
2. Section 02140 - Dewatering
3. Section 02200 - Earthwork


1.03 REFERENCES

A. BS 5950 Code of Practice for the structural use of steel in building.

B. BS 5268 Code of Practice for the structural use of timber.

C. BS 8110 Code of Practice for the structural use of concrete.

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. The Contractor shall submit for approval manufacturers specifications and installation instructions for each item of
proprietary material used, and shall confirm his intention to comply with such requirements.

B. Shop drawings showing overall plan layout of the system indicating clearances from existing and proposed utilities,
structures or other obstructions. Indicate the dimensions, material properties, locations, spacing and penetration
depths of all members and the locations of the various types of lateral supports.



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C. Written data and calculations showing the design intent for the lateral support systems, to include Engineering
calculations and design assumptions for determination of loads and stresses acting on and within the lateral support
systems. The calculations shall be prepared by a Registered Professional Engineer, who is experienced in this field.

D. As-built information for the lateral support system including a detailed as-built location plan of all members showing
identification, size, plan, location plan at the top and excavation level for each member, length and top elevation of
each member, support levels, location of walling, and other supplementary members.

1.05 QUALITY CONTROL

A. Design earthwork support under the direct supervision of a professional Structural Engineer experienced in this work
and registered with Kuwait Society of Engineers. Work should conform to necessary code requirements.

B. The Contractor shall provide personnel, qualified by training and experience to perform the required tests and to
monitor, record, plot and report the data.

C. The Engineer may be present for selected installations and shall be allowed unrestricted access.

D. Examine the site and all work prepared by others and monitor as work progresses and report to the Engineer any
defects having detrimental effects on work of this Section.

E. The Contractor shall be responsible for making prompt and continuous evaluations of the test data and written weekly
reports of the lateral support system performance and whenever necessary, taking immediate steps to correct any
deficiencies in the capacities of individual members or providing other corrective measures which may be required to
prevent damage or excessive movement.



1.06 REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

A. Work shall comply with all rules, regulations, laws and ordinances of all authorities having jurisdiction.

B. Obtain all necessary permits. Obtain written permission from adjoining property owners if proposed system of the tie-
back anchors will project beyond the vertical projection of the contract limit lines. Submit such permissions with shop
drawings.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. Structural steel used for shoring and lateral bracing systems shall be designed in accordance with BS 5950 Code of
Practice for the Structural Use of Steelwork in Building.

B. Timber used for shoring and lateral bracing system shall be in accordance with BS 5268 Code of Practice for the
Structural Use of Timber.

C. Concrete used for lateral bracing system shall be in accordance with BS 8110 Code of Practice for the Structural
Use of Concrete.

D. Tieback tendons if required shall consist of either high strength bars or groups as recommended of wire strand cables;
the sizes and capacities to be proposed by the Contractor.

E. Cement biased special strength grouting materials and admixtures for tieback anchorages shall be proposed by the
Contractor for approval of the Engineer.




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PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 EXAMINATION

A. The following Geotechnical data is available and included in this document for the Contractors information Soil
Investigation Report. The accuracy of the bore hole test information cannot be guaranteed. The bore hole logs and
related information depict subsurface soil and

Groundwater conditions at the specific locations and dates indicated. Soil conditions and water levels at other
locations and times may differ from conditions occurring at the specific bore hole locations.

B. The Contractor shall visit the site and make such inspections as he deems necessary and reach his own conclusions
regarding the nature of the ground and the conditions likely to be encountered. No claim due to site conditions, nature
of soil and obstacles encountered will be entertained.

C. Perform preparatory work to discover, protect, maintain and restore utilities or other facilities located in close proximity
of the lateral support bracing system.


3.01 APPROVED LOCAL CONTRACTORS.

Brookner
Kuwait foundations
Or equal approved.


3.03 PREPARATION

A. Subsurface soil and water data for use in determination of lateral pressures for design of the lateral support system
are provided to the Contractor for information only within the Soil Investigation Report, see 3.1A. It is intended that the
Contractor shall be responsible for the detailed design of excavation supports, which must take into account the actual
field conditions.

B. The Contractor is to supply a method statement for the execution of the work endorsed by a qualified Geotechnical
Engineer.

C. The Contractors design shall take into account all soil pressures, hydrostatic pressures, applicable traffic and
construction equipment loads, stockpiles and any other surcharge loads.

D. The lateral support system shall retain and provide support for adjacent soil, water, subsurfaces, utilities, streets and
other features and protect them from damage due to settlement, lateral movement, loss-of-ground, vibration or any
other causes related to the work. All precautions should be taken to prevent such damage.

E. The Contractor shall be responsible for monitoring the movements of the lateral support system by carrying out regular
tests or inspections of specific reference points in the support system. All such data are to be collected, recorded and
submitted to the Engineer for approval.

F. The Contractor shall take steps to control any unacceptable movement in the lateral support system immediately by
providing supplemental bracing or other measures (working 24 hours per day if necessary) as required if any of the
following occur :

a) Field measurements indicate that significant or sustained movements are occurring to the lateral support
system.

b) Detrimental movements of adjacent structures, utilities and other facilities are noted.

3.04 SCHEDULE


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A. Produce a program scheduling the start and finish date of the works and the sequence of operations.

B. Agree schedule with the Engineer and Construction Manager.



END OF SECTION


EARTHWORK
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Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01 21 July 2011
SECTION 02200

EARTHWORK


PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 SCOPE OF WORK

Excavation of all types of material to elevations and limits indicated, including removal of existing foundations abandoned
utilities and other sub-surface structures.

Removal of all loose and unsuitable soil, as defined by the Engineer, below foundations, if encountered at the required
bearing elevation, and backfilling of such over-excavation with Lean Concrete Fill or Compacted Structural Fill.

Placement of working mats of the type, thickness and to the limits indicated after final excavation for protection of foundation
bearing surfaces.

Backfill, fill and grade as required to complete all work shown on the drawings.

Co-ordination of the work specified in this section with other ongoing works.

1.02 SUBMITTALS

Submit to the Engineer for approval at least two weeks prior to the start of any excavation work, a site plan showing limits
and sequence of excavation stages, proposed locations of access ramps and benched excavations. The plan shall contain
sufficient detail and written explanation to fully describe the work.

Deliver to the Engineer for approval at least five working days prior to use, a representative bag sample for each proposed
backfill material. Each sample shall be clearly labeled as to source of material, sieve analysis, proposed use, date of delivery
and shall weigh approximately 22 kg.

1.03 REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS ANDQUALITY CONTROL

Work shall comply with all rules, regulations, laws and ordinances of all authorities having jurisdiction. Obtain all necessary
permits.

Labour, materials, equipment and services necessary to make the work comply with such requirements shall be provided at
no additional cost to the Owner.

Contractor's quality control of earthwork operations will be monitored by the Engineer. During final stages of excavation,
subgrade preparation, placement of working mats, and controlled filling operations, the Contractor shall provide sufficient
notice to the Engineer prior to the work and shall co-operate with the Engineer in all respects to facilitate any testing or
observations required.


1. 04 NATURE OF SOIL

The Contractor shall visit the Site, make such inspections as he deems necessary and reach his own conclusions regarding
the nature of the ground and the conditions likely to be encountered.

The Contractor is referred to the Site Investigation Report which is issued with the Tender and Contract Documents. Making
this Report available shall in no way or guarantee that similar conditions as revealed therein will apply generally to the Site or
at the time of executing the Works.

The Contractor shall at his own expense verify the soil bearing capacity with the one considered in the design and report
his findings to the Engineers Representative.


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No claim due to site conditions, nature of soil and obstacles encountered will be entertained.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

Earth materials used as fill shall be as designated herein.

A. Structural Fill

Compacted Structural Granular Fill shall be sandy gravel or gravelly sand, free of organic material, loam, and other
objectionable materials, well-graded within the following limits.

ASTM Sieve Size Total %Passing By Weight
51mm 100
38mm 70 - 100
25mm 55 - 85
19mm 50 - 80
9mm 40 - 70
No. 4 30 - 60
No. 10 20 - 50
No. 40 10 - 30
No. 200 5 - 15
Crushed stone shall consist of clean, hard, durable natural rock, free of organic matter, rock dust and other contaminates.

Gradations in the table above represent the limits which shall determine the suitability of aggregate for use from the
sources of supply.

Structural fill may be classified as well-graded granular soils - Group 1 (non-plastic soils with a uniformity coefficient
exceeding 10.)

Use structural fill under concrete slabs, sidewalks, paving, under utility pipes, and at other soil bearing situations for fill
within 300mm measured horizontally of foundation walls, retaining walls, edges of footings and other below-grade vertical
surfaces as approved by the Engineers Representative, except where drainage fill is indicated or specified.

If sufficient structural fill materials is not available from excavations under this Contract or spoil heaps excavated under
separate Contracts, then additional fill, suitable for use, shall be brought to the Site from other sources. Both excavated
material from the Site or spoil heaps for use as structural fill and material brought to the Site for use as structural fill, shall
meet the above requirements.

B. Ordinary fill

Shall consist of well-graded natural soil substantially free of organic materials, loam, wood, trash and other objectionable
materials which may be compressible or which cannot be compacted properly. Ordinary Fill shall not contain stones larger
than 150mm in largest dimension and shall have physical properties such that it can be readily spread and compacted.

Ordinary fill may be classified as uniformly graded material - Group 2 (non-plastic soils with a uniformity coefficient of 10
or less).

Use ordinary fill for spot reinforcement, general grading and backfilling except in areas where structural or drainage fill is
required.

If sufficient ordinary fill material is not available from excavations under this Contract or spoil heaps excavated under
separate Contracts, then additional fill, suitable for use, shall be brought to the Site from other sources. Both excavated
material from the Site or spoil heap for use as ordinary fill and material brought to the Site for use as ordinary fill, shall
meet the above requirements.


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C. Drainage Fill

Unless otherwise specified, drainage fill material shall be fine aggregate, clean, well-graded, free-draining sand, complying
with ASTM C33. Shall be washed, hard, durable crushed stone, and/or crushed or uncrushed gravel and well-graded within
the following limits:

Sieve Size Percent Finer by Weight
(16mm) 100
(12mm) 85 - 100
(10mm) 15 - 45
#4 0 - 15
#8 0 - 5

D. Lean Concrete Fill

Shall be concrete having compressive strength of 15 N/mm
2
at 28 days, and having a slump not exceeding 150mm as
measured at the time of placement. Other requirements shall be as specified for Section: CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE.

Provide adequate quantities of fill materials listed hereinbefore where existing on-site materials are insufficient or unsuitable
for use as specified.

E. Sand

The sand shall be as specified in section 03300 herein.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 INSPECTION

Examine the site and all work prepared by others and report to the Engineer in writing any conditions detrimental to the
proper and timely completion of the work of this section.

3.02 EXCAVATION

Excavation consists of the removal and disposal of materials encountered when establishing the required limits and grade
elevations.

Excavate to elevations and dimensions indicated on the drawings or required for the work and approved by the Engineer.

Except where noted otherwise on the drawings, excavate and remove below grade portions of previous foundations,
abandoned utilities, etc.

Remove from the site all debris and other excavated material not suitable for use as fill, to a dump area approved by
competent authorities.

Rock or boulders encountered in the excavation shall be removed within required excavation limits and to such additional
depth and extent as directed and authorized by the Engineer.

When excavation has reached the required subgrade elevation, notify the Engineer who will make an inspection of
conditions to observe the strength and bearing capacity of the soils.

If disturbed and otherwise unsuitable bearing materials are encountered at the required subgrade elevations, carry
excavations deeper and replace the excavated material with Lean Concrete Fill or Compacted Structural Granular Fill as
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Removal of disturbed material and its replacement as directed shall be at the Contractor's own expense.

In excavation for foundations, take care not to disturb the bottom of the excavation. Excavate by hand or smooth-blade
bucket to final grade just before the working mat is placed. Trim and groom bottom of excavation by hand to the required
lines and grades to leave a solid base to receive concrete.

Bearing surfaces for foundation mat shall be compacted with two passes with a vibratory plate compactor or other similar
equipment.
Dewatering shall be performed as required in accordance to section 02140, DEWATERING. If water has been allowed to
accumulate or stand in foundation excavations, such water shall be removed and softened or disturbed soil removed to firm
bearing. Excavation and backfilling with Lean Concrete Fill or Compacted Structural Granular Fill of such disturbed or
softened soil shall be conducted, at no additional cost to the contract.

Deepening during intermediate stages of excavation shall commence at least 6 meters from the earth support system and
then advance in successive stages toward the perimeter of the excavation.

As soon as a section of the required excavation for foundation has been approved by the Engineer, a working mat of the
type, thickness and limits proposed by the contractor and approved by the Engineers representative, shall be placed over
the soil bearing surface within the same work day. If excavation is begun for foundation which will not be protected by a
working mat

prior to the end of that work day, the excavation bottom shall remain at least 300mm above the design bottom of foundation
bearing level until just before the working mat is placed.

Excavate trenches to the depth indicated or required. Carry the depth of trenches for piping to establish the indicated flow
lines and invert elevations.

Grade bottoms of trenches as indicated, notching under pipe bells to provide solid bearing for the entire body of the pipe.

3.03 REMOVAL OF WATER

The excavations shall at all times be kept free from stormwater, percolating water or subsoil water by any means
necessary, on condition not to disturb the excavation surface. The Contractor shall provide, maintain and clear away on
completion any equipment necessary together with temporary drains and the like.


In pumping out excavations and in any lowering of the water table the Contractor shall pay due regard to the stability of
neighbouring structures.

Dewatering shall be carried out by competent staff and adequate equipment. The Contractor shall verify for himself the
soil type and conditions and plan his dewatering system accordingly. Well points with filters must be used.

The Contractor shall ensure adequate safety for excavation walls, beds, existing and proposed structures and guard
against undesirable settlements or movement of the soil.

Dewatering must continue until

a) All foundation work and damp proofing has been carried out to the satisfaction of the Engineers Representative.

b) Adequate compensation of uplift forces, increased by a suitable factor of safety has been attained.

3.04 FILLING ANDCOMPACTING

Materials: Materials for fill and backfill shall be as hereinbefore specified, obtained from the required excavation on Site, if
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Suitable excavated material for fill and backfill as defined in Paragraph Materials, shall be approved by the Engineer.
Material which is suitable for use as fill under exterior slabs and pavings and for backfill shall be separated from material
which is only suitable for general grading.

Provide additional material, if required, at no additional cost to the Employer. Acceptable borrow shall consist of suitable
material as hereinbefore specified. Representative samples of each type of borrow material considered suitable shall be
delivered to the Engineer for approval.

Place fill materials in horizontal loose layers in such manner as to produce a uniform thickness of material. Placement shall
start in the deepest area and progress approximately parallel to the finished grade. Thickness of layers after compacting
shall not exceed 200 mm for cohesive soils nor 30 mm for cohesion less soils.

1. No fill material shall be placed on areas where free water is standing or on surfaces which have not been
approved by the Engineer.

Compact each layer of fill with equipment to achieve the following percentages of maximum density at optimum moisture
content when tested in accordance with ASTM D1557:

LOCATION %MAX. DENSITY

Under Isolated and Continuous Footings. 95
Under Paved Areas and Kerbs. 95
Under Mat Slabs and Slabs on Grade. 95
General Grading. 90

Do not compact soil when the moisture content varies more than 3%from the optimum moisture content. Maintain
moisture content by wetting or drying manipulation. Suspend compacting operations when satisfactory results
cannot be obtained because of rain or other unsatisfactory conditions.

In lieu of drying by manipulation, hydrated lime, monohydrated lime or similar beneficial ingredients may be used
to reduce the moisture content, reduce the plasticity index or improve workability. Apply such ingredients in a
manner and quantity as recommended by the manufacturer or as required by the Government Testing Station
and approved by the Engineer.

3.05 BACKFILLING AGAINST FOUNDATIONWALLS

After completion of foundation walls and removal of forms, clean the excavation of all rubbish and debris before application
of waterproofing and placement of backfill. Backfill as hereinbefore specified for fill operations. Maintain symmetrical backfill
loading and compact each layer by hand tampers or other suitable equipment.

Do not backfill against foundation or basement walls until completion of supporting floor construction to top of
backfill or to first level above top of backfill unless approved by the Engineer. In placing backfill, take special care
to prevent wedge action, eccentric loading or overloading of the structure by equipment used in compacting
backfill material, and to prevent damage to waterproofing on walls.

3.06 QUALITY CONTROL

A. Employ, at no extra cost to the Employer, the Government Testing Station to perform all tests and submit reports
specified in this Section.

B. The Government Testing Station shall be responsible for conducting and interpreting the tests, shall state in each
report whether or not the test specimens comply with all requirements of the Contract Documents and shall
specifically note any deviations therefrom.

C. Testing of Materials: The Government Testing Station shall perform all tests herein specified and any additional
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1. One optimum moisture maximum density curve for each type of soil encountered in subgrades and
fills under isolated and continuous footings, slabs on grade and paved areas. Determine maximum
densities in accordance with ASTM D1557.

2. Each type of borrow material shall receive :

a. Mechanical Analysis. ASTM D422/AASHTO T88.

b. Plasticity Index Determination. ASTM D4318/AASHTO T91.

c. Moisture-Density Curve Determination. ASTM D1557.

d. CBR test as a measure for bearing capacity when required.

3. The Government Testing Station shall determine the suitability of materials to be used for fills and to the
approval of the Engineer.

D. Testing of Subgrade and Fill Layers: Subgrades and fill layers shall be approved by the Government Testing
Station and the Engineer before construction of any further work thereon. Tests of subgrades and fill layers shall
be taken as follows:
1. The top 300 mm of subgrade resulting from excavation shall have the maximum density at optimum
moisture as hereinbefore specified. In fill areas, each layer of fill shall meet the required density as
hereinbefore specified. Make at least one (1) field density test of the subgrade for every two hundred
square metres (200 M2) of isolated and continuous footings, paved area or slabs on grade, but in no
case less than three (3) tests. In each compacted fill layer, make one (1) field density test for every
overlaying two hundred square metres (200 M2) of isolated and continuous footings, paved area or
slabs on grade, but in no case less than three (3) tests. Perform field density tests in accordance with
ASTM D1556 or ASTM D2167.
2. At foundation wall backfill take at least three (3) field density tests (ASTM D1556 or ASTM D2167) at
locations and elevations as directed by the Engineer.

E. Cooperate with the Government Testing Station in every respect in the performance of the required. Tests.

F. If, based on reports of the Government Testing Station and inspection, the subgrade or backfills are found to be
below the specified density, the Engineer may require additional compaction and testing and all this shall be
carried out at the expense of the Contractor.

3.07 DISPOSAL OF EXCAVATEDMATERIALS

A. The following material shall be disposed of legally off the site unless otherwise directed by the Engineer.
1. Unsuitable excavated materials.

2. Excess excavated material.

B. Excess suitable excavated material may, if approved by the Engineer, be deposited in spoil heaps at locations,
within the boundary of the Campus, directed by the Engineer.

C. Material resulting from clearing and grubbing operations must not be burnt on the site. Dispose of all such material
legally off the Employers property and surrounding areas.

3.08 SAFETY ANDAVOIDANCE OF NUISANCE

A. Perform all work in such manner as to ensure the safety of the Works, the public and adjoining sites and so as to
cause as little inconvenience as possible to the public and adjoining Owners, and allow in the Tender for all
necessary precautions to that end.


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END OF SECTION






LIGHTWEIGHT FILL
Project No: KW.09.0128 02210-1
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01 21 July 2011
SECTION 02210

LIGHTWEIGHT FILL

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.1 SUMMARY

A. The Work covered in this Section of the Specifications includes the construction described in Paragraph B,
including all labor necessary to perform and complete such construction, all materials and equipment
incorporated or to be incorporated in such construction and all services, facilities, tools and equipment
necessary or used to perform and complete such construction.
B. The Work of this Section shall include but not be limited to the following:
1. Furnish and install lightweight aggregate fill.
2. Furnish and install lightweight foam filler.

1.2 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit samples and manufacturer's cut sheets and specification for all products and material herein
specified for Landscape Architect's approval.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1 AGGREGATE
A. Lightweight aggregate to be used as fill shall be Rotary Kiln Expanded shale aggregate of the extruded type.

B. The shape of the extruded material shall be subangular to angular. When delivered to the project site,
expanded shale aggregate shall conform to the following requirements:

GRADATION
Sieve Percentage
Size Passing
19.05mm 100
12.7mm 90-100
9.52mm 55-65
6.35mm 5-15
4.75mm 0-10

Test Requirements
Density 608kg/cubic meter minimum
673 kg/cubic meter maximum
Minimum 1000 chm-crn min.
Resistivity

Chlorides 500 ppm maximum
Sulfates 2000 ppm max.


2.2 LIGHTWEIGHT FOAM FILLER UNDER PLANTED AREAS, LANDSCAPE STRUCTURES AND NON-VEHICULAR
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A. Lightweight Foam filler under planted areas shall be .8476kg/square meter - 1.1189kg/square meter type #
IX density expanded polystyrene rigid foam insulation material, or 1.0172kg/square meter extruded
polystyrene rigid foam insulation material. This foam filler does not need to be aged.
B. Lightweight Foam filler under non-vehicular paving and all landscape concrete structures shall be
.8476kg/square meter - 1.1189kg/square meter # IX density expanded polystyrene rigid foam insulation
material, or 1.0172kg/square meter extruded polystyrene rigid foam insulation material. This foam filler shall
be aged sufficiently (minimum 57 degrees C for 5 days or manufacturered by Pentane Extraction process),
prior to installation, to prevent shrinkage.
C. Size of panel or special shapes shall be as shown on Drawings or approved by Landscape Architect.
2.3 LIGHTWEIGHT FOAM FILLER UNDER VEHICULAR PAVING

A. Lightweight Foam filler under vehicular paving shall be Type VI, 1.3562 kg/square meter extruded
polystyrene rigid foam insulation material. This foam filler shall be aged sufficiently (minimum 57 degrees C
for 5 days or manufactured by Pentane Extraction process), prior to installation, to prevent shrinkage.
B. Size of panel or special shapes shall be as shown on Drawings or approved by Landscape Architect.
2.4 LIGHTWEIGHT FOAM FILLER UNDER HARD & LOOSE FINISH AND ROOF.
A. Lightweight Foam filler shall be minimum 900kg/cum density for all hard finish roofs and 600kg/cum for all
loose laid roof.

PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.1 INSTALLATION
A. Examine all surfaces to receive lightweight fill to verify it is acceptable and proper to the application. Correct
all defects before installation of accessory.
B. Install per all Manufacturers project specific instructions and approvals and per all additional project
requirements as requested by the Landscape Architect and as detailed and shown on the Drawings.

C. The lightweight aggregate fill shall be placed in layers not exceeding 30cm in thickness. The lift shall be
compacted by hand held or hand guided compacting equipment. Compact to achieve a density of 90%
percent of the maximum density.

D. The bulk density for in place compacted lightweight aggregate fill shall not exceed 1121.3kg/m3. Maximum
depth of lightweight aggregate fill shall not exceed 60cm. During the course of the project test samples are
to be taken for gradation, bulk and particle density, moisture content, and in place density by an independent
testing laboratory. For more specific details the manufacturer's methods of laying in place or as directed by
the Landscape Architect shall be applicable to obtain maximum desirable results.

3.2 LIGHTWEIGHT FOAM FILLER

A. Loose-Laid Over Insulation.
1. Verify that exposed conditions are consistent with work requirements, will provide a sound,
smooth, continuous level surface suitable for foam filler installation and subsequent work and will
in no way deleteriously affect proper installation of this work and subsequent installations.






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2. Proceed with no work until Insulation Layer has been completely installed.
3. Lay-out per details on drawings and as instructed by Landscape Architect.
4. Provide vertical drainage channels as shown on drawings.

B. Lightweight Foam filler shall be placed in sheets or blocks, stacked in accordance with layout and spacing
shown on drawings. Where necessary shape or taper foam fill to achieve correct profiles. Provide sufficient
temporary or permanent overburden to maintain sheets in place prior to final placement of overlying
materials. Provide vertical drainage channels as shown on the drawings.

C. Where indicated or as necessary, adhere foam sheets to insulation or other foam sheets.

3.3 CLEAN-UP

A. The Contractor shall remove from the Site all leftover foam filler.


END OF SECTION










TERMITE CONTROL
Project No: KW.09.0128 02281-1
Project Name : Wafra Housing Complex 01 21 July 2011
SECTION 02281

TERMITE CONTROL


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 RELATED WORK :

A Section 02200 Earthwork : Backfill materials

1.02 SECTION INCLUDES :

A. Soil treatment below slabs-on-grade for subterranean insects.
B. Soil treatment at interior and exterior foundation perimeter, for subterranean insects.

1.03 REFERENCES

A. Building Research Establishment.

1. Overseas Building Notes No.170 : Termites and Tropical Building.


1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Applicator: Company specializing in soil treatment for termite control with five years documented experience.

B. Materials : Provide certification that toxicants conform to specified requirements.

C. Materials Packaging: Manufacturers labels and seals identifying contents.

1.05 PRODUCT DATA

A. Submit product data under provisions of Section 01340.

B. Indicate toxicants to be used, composition by percentage, dilution schedule, and intended application rate.

C. Submit manufacturers installation instructions under provisions of Section 01340.

1.06 PROJECT RECORD DOCUMENTS

A. Accurately record moisture content of soil before treatment, date and rate of application,
areas of applications, diary of meter readings and corresponding soil coverage.

1.07 WARRANTY ( Defined in General conditions as defects liability)

A. Provide ten year warranty for material and installation under provisions of contract from
the date of certified completion.

B. Warranty: Cover against invasion or propagation of subterranean termites, damage to
building or building contents caused by termites; repairs to building or building contents
so caused.

C. Inspect work annually and report in writing to Employer.









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PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. Toxicant Chemical: Water based emulsion, uniform composition and synthetic dye to permit visual
identification of treated soil, of the generic chemical chlordane, aldrin or dieldrin.
Recommended manufacturers

2.02 RECOMMENDED MANUFACTURERES

Hamilton Pest & Weed Control
Or equal
Local compeny accepted by engineer.

2.03 MIX DILUTION

A. Dilute toxicant chemical aldrin or dieldrin to a 0.5 percent
solution.

B. Dilute toxicant chemical chlordane to a one percent solution.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 INSPECTION

A. Verify the soil surfaces are sufficiently dry to absorb toxicant, ready to receive treatment.

B. Beginning of application means acceptance of soil
conditions.

3.02 APPLICATION

A. Apply toxicant immediately prior to installation of slab-on-grade or finish grading outside
foundation walls.

B. Apply toxicant in accordance with manufacturers instructions.

C. Apply toxicant to soil at the following rates, using metered applicator:

1. Under floor slabs-on-grade : 5 litters/m
2


2. Both sides of foundation wall 6 litters/linear meter/300mm depth of soil
backfilling.

D. Apply extra treatment to structure penetrations,
pipe, ducts, and other soil penetrations.

E. Apply as a coarse spray to ensure uniform distribution.

F. Coordinate soil treatment at foundation perimeter with finish grading and landscaping work to avoid
disturbance of treated soil. Retreat disturbed treated soil.









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3.03 RETREATMENT

A. If inspection identifies the presence of termites, retreat soil and retest.

B. Use same toxicant as for original treatment.

END OF SECTION



ROAD PAVING 02510-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION 02510

ROAD PAVING


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

A. The work covered by this section comprises furnishing all plant, labour, equipment, appliances and materials
and performing all operations in connection with :-
i) Asphaltic concrete paving to extent indicated on drawings.
ii) Connections to existing roads.
iii) Surface sealer.

1.02 RELATED WORK SPECIFIED ELSEWHERE

A. Section 02100 - Site Preparation
B. Section 02200 - Earthwork
C. Section 02525 - Concrete Kerbs
D. Section 02545 - Aggregate Surfacing
E. Section 02580 - Roadway and Parking Marking

1.03 REFERENCE STANDARDS

A. General Specifications of the Roads Administration of MPW - Latest Edition

B. ASTM D946 - Penetration - Graded Asphalt Cement for use in Pavement Construction

C. TAI - (The Asphalt Institute)
- MS-2 Mix Design Methods for Asphalt Concrete and other mix Types
- MS-3 Asphalt Plant Manual
- MS-83 Asphalt Paving Manual
- MS-19 Basic Asphalt Emulsion Manual

D. Where these standards conflict with the other specified requirements, the must restrictive requirement shall
govern.

1.04 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

A. Paving : Designed for parking and light duty commercial traffic movement of trucks up to 15000 Kg.

1.05 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Perform work in accordance with MPW Standards

B. Mixing Plant : Conform to MPW Standards

C. Obtain materials from same source throughout.

1.06 ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

A. Do not place asphalt when ambient air or base surface temperature is less than 4
o
C or surface is wet.




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1.07 TESTS

A. Testing and analysis of asphaltic mix will be performed under provision of Section 01400 -Quality Control.

B. Submit proposed mix design for review one month prior to commencement of work.

C. Contractor will take samples from completed work and perform tests in accordance with specified standards.

1.08 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit product data for seal coat.

B. Submit manufacturer's instructions.


PART - 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

ASPHALTIC CONCRETE MIX MATERIALS :

A. Primer : Homogeneous medium curing liquid asphalt, MC 70 in accordance with AASHTO M-82.

B. Tack Coat : Emulsified Asphalt Cationic in accordance with AASHTO M-208.

C. Asphalt Cement : 60/70 penetration grade in accordance with AASHTO M-20.

D. Coarse aggregate : Retained in No. 8 sieve. Crushed natural stone, and gravel, cement coated in
accordance with :
Sampling AASHTO T-2
Sieve Test AASHTO T-27 And T-11
Soundness AASHTO T-104 Maximum sodium sulphate soundness of 10%
Abrasion loss AASHTO T-96 40% Max.

E. Fine Aggregate : Natural sand passing No. 8 sieve. Clean and free from organic matter. Sampling :
AASHTO T-11, T-27; Sand Equivalent : AASHTO T-104 10% Maximum.

F. Mineral Filler : Finely ground particles of limestone, hydrated lime, or other approved mineral dust, free of
foreign matter in accordance with AASHTO M-17 and T-219. Hydrated lime in accordance with ASTM C-50.

G. Seal Coat : Asphalt Institute Manual MS-4, Sand type.

2.02 ASPHALT PAVING MIX

A. Use dry materials to avoid foaming. Mix uniformly.

B. Asphalt Base Course : 3.5 to 5 percent of asphalt cement by weight in mixture. Air voids 3-8%.

C. Asphalt Binder/Levelling Course : 4 to 6.5 percent of asphalt cement by weight in mixture. Air voids 3-8%.

D. Topping Course : 5.5 to 7.5 percent of asphalt cement by weight in mixture. Air voids 3% minimum.
Gradation includes hydrated lime.


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3.01 EXAMINATION



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A. Verify compacted subgrade is dry and ready to support paving and imposed loads. Check for any "soft
spots"

B. Verify gradients and elevations of base are correct.




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3.02 PREPARATION

A. Compact subgrade to 95% maximum dry density, conforming to levels and slopes (refer to Items 3.01 H &
3.02 E, Part III - Execution, Section 02200 - Earthwork.
B. Apply primer over base course at uniform rate of 1 KG./sq.m.
C. Apply primer to 1/3 or 1/2 the surface width at a time, overlap adjacent applications.
D. Use clean sand to blot excess primer after 24 hours from time of application.
E. Apply primer to contact surfaces of concrete curbs, gutters.
F. Coat surfaces of manhole catch basin frames with oil to prevent bond with asphalt paving.

3.03 PLACING ASPHALT PAVEMENT

A. Place asphalt base course to thicknesses indicated within 24 hours of priming base surfaces.
B. Place Tack coat at rate of 0.5 Kg./sq.m.
C. Place binder/levelling course to thickness indicated within two hours of placing and compacting base course.
D. Place wearing course to thickness indicated. Compact pavement by rolling. Do not displace or extrude
pavement from position.
E. Develop rolling with consecutive passes to achieve even and smooth finish, without roller marks.
F. Hand compact in areas inaccessible to rolling equipment.
G. Joints to be constructed so that even, integrated, compatible waterproof surface transitions are achieved,
where a cold joint must be made, cut back already placed asphalt concrete to a clean, vertical surface and
paint surface with hot asphalt cement immediately prior to application of fresh mix.
H. Make connections to existing asphaltic concrete where indicated on the drawings at correct elevations.
Prime edges of existing asphaltic concrete first.

3.04 TOLERANCES

A. Flatness : Maximum variation of 6 mm measured with 3 M straight edge.

B. Compacted Scheduled Thickness : Within 6 mm of design thickness.

C. Variation from True Elevation : Within 12 mm.

3.05 SEAL COAT

A. Apply seal coat in accordance with Asphalt Institute Manual MS-13 and manufacturers instructions.

3.06 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL

A. Field inspection and testing will be performed under provisions of Section 01400 - Quality Control.

3.07 PROTECTION

A. Immediately after placement, protect pavement from mechanical injury.

B. Do not allow vehicular traffic on newly paved areas until surface has cooled to atmospheric temperature.
END OF SECTION



PRECAST CONCRETE KERBS 02525-1
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Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION 02525

PRECAST CONCRETE KERBS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

A. The work included in this section comprises furnishing all plant, labour, equipment, appliances and materials
and performing all operations in connection with Precast Concrete Kerbs.

1.02 RELATED WORK SPECIFIED ELSEWHERE

Section 02200 - Earthwork
Section 03100 - Concrete Formwork
Section 03200 - Concrete Reinforcement
Section 03300 - Cast-in-Place Concrete

1.03 REFERENCE STANDARDS

The work shall conform to the codes and standards of the following agencies as further cited herein.

1. BS 368 - Precast Concrete Flags.
2. ASTM C33 - Concrete Aggregates
3. ASTM C39 - Compressed strengths of cylindrical concrete specimens.
4. ASTM C150 - Portland cement

1.04 SHOP DRAWINGS

A. Prepare and submit shop drawings in accordance with the requirements of the contract and as directed by
the Engineer and obtain the Engineer's approval before proceeding with the fabrication and work.

1.05 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit all samples and other information as requested by the Engineer of materials specified herein in
accordance with requirements of the contract, and before ordering materials, obtain written approval from the
Engineer.

B. After the material samples have been approved, build for the Engineer's approval a sample lengths of
precast concrete kerbs, in conjunction with the sample panel of concrete pavers, showing materials and
jointing to be used.

Combined sample of concrete pavers and precast concrete kerbs to be retained as assurance of the
minimum standard acceptable, protect sample for the duration of the works and remove upon completion.

1.06 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. All materials, in so far as practicable shall be delivered in the manufacturer's original packing and shall be
stored in a dry place. Materials such as cements which are partially caked, the containers for which show
water stains, or which are otherwise damaged or unsuitable for use, shall be removed from the site
immediately.

B. Take all necessary precautions to prevent chipping, cracking, or other damage, during the unloading, and
storage on the site. Damaged kerbs will not be allowed to be installed, and should any damage be found in
installed work, such work shall be removed immediately and replaced with new material. The Contractor
shall assume all expenses incurred therefrom.



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1.07 COORDINATION

The work of this Section shall be completely coordinated with the work of other Sections. Verify dimensions
and work of other trades which adjoin materials of this Section before the installation of items herein.

1.08 Approved Local supplier

National Industries
Aziz Block
Or equal approved.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 PRECAST CONCRETE KERBS

A. Precast Concrete Kerbs shall be formed on hydraulic presses and shall have a 28 day cube strength of 350
kg/cm
2
.

B. Face Section of Precast Concrete Kerbs shall consist of Portland Cement conforming to ASTM : C-150,
Type v and BS No. 12 sulphate resistant cement.

C. Desert sand to BS 882 or 1201. The maximum clay and silt content should not exceed 3%.

D. Coarse aggregate to BS 882. Aggregate shall be free of deleterious materials and organic matters.

E. Bitumen impregnated 18 mm thick celotax board will be used in expansion joints.

The Contractor shall purchase all the required type of precast kerb stones from M/s National Industries Company or
any other local source as approved by the Engineer.

2.02 BEDDING MATERIALS

A. Concrete Bedding materials shall be in accordance with Specifications Section 03300.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 WORKMANSHIP

A. The Contractor shall be responsible for preparing a proper surface to receive precast concrete kerbs.

B. Provide plain concrete backing and foundation (K140) to all concrete kerbs as shown on the drawings.

C. Floor slabs and concrete to receive precast concrete kerb finish shall be clean and free of all foreign matter
detrimental to the bond.

D. 18mm thick bitumen impregnated celotax board will be used every 2 - 3 meter as directed by the Engineers
Representative while installing precast kerbs.

3.02 PROTECTION AND CLEAN-UP

A. At the end of each day, remove from the site and dispose of all cartons, rubbish and debris resulting from the
work of this section.






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END OF SECTION






ROADWAY AND PARKING MARKINGS AND SIGNS 02580-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
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SECTION 02580

ROADWAY AND PARKING MARKINGS AND SIGNS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

A. The work included in this section comprises furnishing all plant , labour equipment appliances and materials and
performing all operations in connection with Roadway and Parking Marking

1.02 REFERENCE STANDARDS

A. Provide Roadway and Parking Markings and Signs as specified below.

1. All markings and signs shall be in accordance with the State of Kuwait Traffic Signs Manual Volumes 1
and 2 of September, 1988.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. All materials shall comply with the above two documents.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 All roadway and parking markings and sings shall be executed as per the above two documents.




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SECTION 02760

TRAFFIC MARKING PAINT


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

A. The work included in this section comprises furnishing a plant, labour equipment appliances and materials and
performing all operations in connection with Roadway and Parking Marking

1.02 REFERENCE STANDARDS

A. Ministry of Public Works Traffic Manual dated September 1988.

B. General Specifications for Kuwait Motorway/Expressway System dated September, 1987.

1.03 GENERAL

Provide Roadway and Parking Marking as specified below.

A. Traffic Markings

All roadway markings shall be in accordance with the Traffic Signs Manual prepared by the Kuwait Municipality
and shall be constructed in white thermoplastic in accordance with the General Specification, Roads
Administration.

Traffic signs and Traffic markings shall comply with Ministry of Public Works Traffic Manual dated September
1988.

B. Parking Markings
1. Traffic markings such as lines, arrows, parking bays, and areas of no parking shall be marked out in
paint. All markings shall be in white, except arrows for the exit path and markings for no parking
areas shall be in yellow.
2. The dimensions of markings shall comply with the above.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. All materials shall comply with the General Specification, Roads Administration.

B. Marking Paint : Modified alkyd synthetic resin paint with elastomeric additive such as chlorinated rubber
especially manufactured for pavement marking.

C. Glass powder as recommended by paint manufacturer for mixing in paint prior to application.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

NOT USED

END OF SECTION







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LANDSCAPE JOINTS & SEALANTS
Project No: KW.09.0128 02764-1
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01 12 December 2011
SECTION 02764

LANDSCAPE JOINTS &SEALANTS

PART 1 GENERAL

1.1 SUMMARY
A. The Work of this Section of the Specifications includes the construction described in Paragraph B, including
all labor necessary to perform and complete such construction, all materials and equipment incorporated or
to be incorporated in such construction and all services, facilities, tools and equipment necessary or used to
perform and complete such construction.

B. The Work in this Section shall include but not be limited to the following:
1. Furnish and install control, expansion, and isolation joints.
2. Joints of a nature similar to that of joints indicated on the schedule shall be sealed with same
sealer, whether indicated on the drawings to be sealed or not.

1.2 SUBMITTALS
A. Submit full scale 1.0 meter long mock ups of sealant work in the field for Landscape Architect's approval.
Mock ups shall indicate tooling of joint, color, backer materials, etc. These mockups are not part of the finish
product and must be maintained for reference until the completion of the work then disposed of.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1 GENERAL
A. Compatibility: Provide joint sealers, joint fillers and other related materials that are compatible with one
another and with joint substrates under conditions of service and application, as demonstrated by sealant
manufacturer based on testing and field experience.
B. Colors: Provide color of exposed joint sealers indicated or, if not otherwise indicated, as selected by the
Landscape Architect from manufacturer's standard colors.
2.2 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING
A. Deliver materials to Project site in original unopened containers or bundles with labels informing about
manufacturer, product name and designation, color, expiration period for use, pot life, curing time, and
mixing instructions for multi-component materials.
B. Store and handle materials in compliance with manufacturers' recommendations to prevent their
deterioration or damage due to moisture, high or low temperatures, contaminants, or other causes.
2.3 ELASTOMERIC JOINTS SEALANTS
A. Elastomeric Sealant Provide manufacturers standard, chemically curing, elastomeric sealant of base
Polymer indicated, including those referenced for Type, Grade, Class, and Uses.
1. Type M (multi-component).
2. Grade P (self leveling), NS (non-sag).
3. Class 25 (minimum plus or minus 25% joint movement), 12-1/2 (minimum plus or minus 12-
1/2% joint movement).
4. Use T (traffic), NT (non-traffic exposure), M (mortar substrata), G (glass substrata), A
(Metals, glazed tile, smooth plastics), O (other uses as indicated).






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5. Hardness: Where hardness does not impact joint movement capability, use a sealant which has a
minimum shore hardness of 40.
B. Multi-Part Nonsag Urethane Sealant for Use T
Type M, Grade NS, Class 25, and complying with the following requirements for Uses:
1. Use T, M, A, and, as applicable to joint substrates indicated, O.
C. Multi-Part Pourable Urethane Sealant for Use T
Type M, Grade P, Class 25, and complying with the following requirements for Uses:
1. Use T, M, A, and, as applicable to joint substrates indicated, O.
D. Underwater sealants at pool areas for use NT
Grade NS, Class 25, medium movement silicone sealant complying with the following requirements for
Uses:
1. Use T, M, G, A, and, as applicable to joint substrates indicated, O.
2.4 APPROVED BRAND.
DOW CORNING.
2.5 JOINT SEALANT BACKING
A. General: Provide sealant backings of material and type which are nonstaining; are compatible with joint
substrates, sealants, primers and other joint fillers; and are approved for applications indicated by sealant
manufacturer based on field experience and laboratory testing.
B. Plastic Foam Joint Fillers: Preformed, compressible, resilient, non-waxing, non-extruding strips of flexible,
non-gassing plastic foam of material indicated below nonabsorbent to water and gas; and of size, shape and
density to control sealant depth and otherwise contribute to producing optimum sealant performance.
1. Either open-cell polyurethane foam or closed-cell polyethylene foam, unless otherwise indicated,
subject to approval of sealant manufacturer, for cold-applied sealants only.
C. Bond-Breaker Tape: Polyethylene tape or other plastic tape as recommended by sealant manufacturer for
preventing sealant from adhering to rigid, inflexible joint filler materials or joint surfaces at back of joint where
such adhesion would result in sealant failure. Provide self-adhesive tape where applicable.
2.6 MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS
A. Primer: Provide type recommended by joint sealer manufacturer where required for adhesion of sealant to
joint substrates indicated, as determined from pre-construction joint sealer substrate tests and field tests.
B. Cleaners for Nonporous Surfaces: Provide nonstaining, chemical cleaners of type which are acceptable to
manufacturers of sealants and sealant backing materials, which are not harmful to substrates and adjacent
nonporous materials, and which do not leave oily residues or otherwise have a detrimental effect on sealant
adhesion or in-service performance.
C. Masking Tape: Provide nonstaining, nonabsorbent type compatible with joint sealants and to surfaces
adjacent to joints.
2.7 JOINT FILLERS FOR CONCRETE PAVING
A. General: Provide joint fillers of thickness and widths indicated.






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B. Bituminous Fiber Joint Filler: Preformed strips of composition shown below:
1. Asphalt saturated fiberboard, thickness shown on the drawings.
PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.1 EXAMINATION
A. Examine Joints indicated to receive joint sealers with Installer present, for compliance with requirements for
compliance with requirements for joint configuration, installation tolerances and other conditions affecting
joint sealer performance. Do not proceed with installation of joint sealers until unsatisfactory conditions have
been corrected.
3.2 PREPARATION
A. Surface-Cleaning of Joints: Clean out joints immediately before installing joint sealers to comply with
recommendations of joint sealer manufacturers and the following requirements:
1. Remove all foreign material from joint substrates which could interfere with adhesion of joint
sealer, including dust; paints, except for permanent, protective coatings tested and approved for
sealant adhesion and compatibility by sealant manufacturer; old joint sealers; oil; grease;
waterproofing; water repellants; water; surface dirt.
2. Clean concrete, masonry and similar porous joint substrata surfaces, by brushing, grinding, blast
cleaning, mechanical abrading, or a combination of these methods to produce a clean, sound
substrata capable of developing optimum bond with joint sealers. Remove loose particles
remaining from above cleaning operations by vacuuming or blowing out joints with oil-free
compressed air.
3. Remove laitance and form release agents from concrete.
4. Clean metal and other nonporous surfaces by chemical cleaners or other means which are not
harmful to substrates or leave residues capable of interfering with adhesion of joint sealers.
B. Joint Priming: Prime joint substrates where indicated or where recommended by joint sealer manufacturer
based on pre-construction joint sealer substrate tests or prior experience. Apply primer to comply with joint
sealer manufacturer's recommendations. Confine primers to areas of joint sealer bond, do not allow spillage
or migration onto adjoining surfaces.
C. Masking Tape: Use masking tape where required to prevent contact of sealant with adjoining surfaces
which otherwise would be permanently stained or damaged by such contact or by cleaning methods
required to remove sealant smears. Remove tape immediately after tooling without disturbing joint seal.
3.3 INSTALLATION OF JOINT SEALERS
A. General: Comply with joint sealer manufacturers' printed installation instructions applicable to products and
applications indicated, except where more stringent requirements apply.
B. Elastomeric Sealant Installation Standard: Comply with manufacurers recommendations for use of joint
sealants as applicable to materials, applications and conditions indicated.
C. Installation of Sealant Backings: Install sealant backings to comply with the following requirements:
1. Install joint fillers of type indicated to provide support of sealant during application and at position
required to produce the cross-sectional shapes and depths of installed sealants relative to joint
widths which allow optimum sealant movement capability.
2. Do not leave gaps between ends of joint fillers.
3. Do not stretch, twist, puncture, or tear joint fillers.
4. Remove absorbent joint fillers which have become wet prior to sealant application and replace with
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D. Install bond breaker tape between sealants and joint fillers, or back of joints where adhesion of sealant to
surfaces at back of joints would result in sealant failure.
E. Installation of Sealants: Install sealants by proven technique that result in sealants directly contacting and
fully wetting joint substrates, completely filling recesses provided for each joint configuration, and providing
uniform, cross-sectional shapes and depths relative to joint widths which allow optimum sealant movement
capability.
F. Tooling of Nonsag Sealants: Immediately after sealant application and prior to time skinning or curing
begins, tool sealants to form smooth, uniform beads of configuration indicated, to eliminate air pockets, and
to ensure contact and adhesion of sealant with sides of joint. Remove excess sealants from surfaces
adjacent to joint. Do not use tooling agents which discolor sealants or adjacent surfaces or are not approved
by sealant manufacturer.
3.4 PROTECTION
A. Protect Joint sealers during and after curing period from contact with contaminating substances or from
damage resulting from construction operations or other causes so that they are without deterioration or
damage at time of Substantial Completion. If damage or deterioration occurs, cut out and remove damaged
or deteriorated joint sealers immediately and re-seal joints with new materials to produce joint sealer
installations with repaired areas indistinguishable from original work.
3.5 CLEANING
A. Clean off excess sealants or sealant smears adjacent to joints as work progresses by methods and with
cleaning materials approved by manufacturers of joint sealers and of products in which joints occur.

END OF SECTION




PAVEMENTS 02780 - 1
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SECTION 02780

PAVEMENTS

PART 1- GENERAL

1.1 SUMMARY

A. The Work covered in this Section of the Specifications includes the construction described in Paragraph B,
including all labor necessary to perform and complete such construction, all materials and equipment
incorporated or to be incorporated in such construction and all services, facilities, tools and equipment
necessary or used to perform and complete such construction.
B. The Work of this Section shall include but not be limited to the following:
1. Furnish and install stone pavers.
2. Furnish and install stone tile pavement

1.2 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Installer Qualifications: Engage an experienced Installer who has successfully completed pavement
installations similar in material, design, and extent to that indicated for this Project.
B. Single-Source Responsibility: Obtain each color, type, and variety of unit pavers, joint materials, and setting
materials from a single source with resources to provide products and materials of consistent quality in
appearance and physical properties without delaying progress of the Work.
1.3 SUBMITTALS
A. Submit samples and manufacturer's cut sheets and specification for all products and material herein
specified for Landscape Architect's approval.
B. Submit full scale 1.5m x 1.5m mock-up of finish pavements for Landscape Architect's approval. These
mockups are not part of the finish product and must be maintained for reference until the completion of the
work then disposed of.
PART 2- PRODUCTS

2.1 STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. Protect all materials during storage and construction against wetting by rain, or ground water and against
soilage or contamination from earth and other materials.
B. Protect adhesive materials from deterioration by moisture and temperature. Store in a dry location in a
waterproof container. Keep containers tightly closed and away from open flame.
2.2 SAND JOINT MATERIAL
A. Sand for Joints: Sand shall be finely graded, sharp sand with 100 percent passing the 2.36mm sieve and 95
percent, the 1.18mm sieve.
2.3 JOINTS AND SEALANTS
A. Joints and Sealants shall conform to requirements of Section 02530.



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2.4 LANDSCAPE EDGING
A. Edging shall conform to requirements of Section 02985.
2.5 DRAINAGE BOARD &FILTER FABRIC
A. Foam Filler, Drainage Board, and Filter Fabric shall conform to requirement of Section 02860.
2.6 LIGHTWEIGHT FOAMFILL
A. Lightweight Foam fill shall conform to the requirements of Section 02210.

2.7 STONE PAVERS
A. Stone pavers shall be of size as shown on the Drawings. Colors to be selected by the landscape architect.
Finish shall be thermal top and sawn sides and honed back.
2.8 STONE TILE
A. Stone tile at pool area shall be 30mm thick and of size as shown on the Drawings. Finish shall be thermal
top and sawn side and honed back. Colors to be selected by the landscape architect.

2.9 MORTAR AND GROUT

A. Latex mortar and grout for setting granite pavers shall conform to requirements specified in Section 04400,
2.03 Mortar and Grout.

PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1 JOB CONDITION

A. Contractor will coordinate the work of this Section with all other trades involved in the Work.
B. Contractor is cautioned to use extreme care so as not to damage existing waterproofing, protection board,
etc., at on-deck construction. Contractor will repair damaged conditions at his own expense.


3.2 PAVEMENT CUTTINGS FOR STONE PAVEMENTS

A. When existing pavement of any description requires cutting for removal, Contractor shall obtain Landscape
Architect's approval of cutting locations prior to execution.

B. When new pavement of any description requires cutting to facilitate pattern layouts, Contractor shall obtain
Landscape Architect's approval of cutting locations prior to execution.

C. When paving pattern terminates at a radius, Contractor shall cut pavement material into equally sized radial
segments as approved by Landscape Architect or as shown on drawings.

D. When paving pattern terminates with an excess of paving pattern material, Contractor shall cut the last two
paving segments to equal lengths if requested by Landscape Architect so as to minimize the appearance of
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E. When a paving pattern requires a filler segment to end a paving pattern, said filler requirement shall be
brought to the attention of the Architect so that its location may be approved by the Landscape Architect
prior to start of bedding the paving material pattern.

3.3 LANDSCAPE EDGING

A. Install landscape edgings where and as detailed on the Drawings.

3.4 FILTER FABRIC

A. Install filter fabric where and as detailed on the Drawings.


3.5 STONE BLOCK AND TILE PAVEMENT
A. Spread latex setting bed mix over specified subgrade to a uniform thickness as called for on the Drawings.
B. Mix and place only the amount of setting bed which can be covered with pavers prior to an initial setting of
bed. Cut back, level edge, remove and discard any setting bed material which has reached initial set prior to
placing of pavers.
C. Wet pavers thoroughly prior to setting.
D. Set pavers before initial set of bed occurs. Do not set pavers on dry bed. Tamp pavers to final required
elevation and insure complete contact with setting bed.
E. Set and level each unit immediately. Do not set large areas and level later.
F. Set pavers in pattern shown with uniform joints 9.5mm width as shown on the Drawings.
G. Set tile pavers in color pattern as shown on Drawings.
H. Expansion joint filler and sealant shall be as shown on the Drawings and as specified in Section 02530.
I. Newly laid pavers shall be protected at all times by panels of plywood, panels that can be moved as the
work progresses. However, the plywood protection must be kept in areas that will be subjected to the
continued movement of materials and equipment.
3.6 STONE PAVERS ON LATEX MORTAR
A. Install stone pavers at pool Areas in latex mortar setting bed where and as detailed on the Drawings.


3.7 ORIENTATION AND ADJUSTMENT OF FRAME AND COVER OF CATCH BASINS, DRAINS, MANHOLES, ETC.

A. The Contractor shall orient, place into position and adjust to grade frames and covers of all catch basins,
drains, manholes, etc. Walls shall be extended where necessary with brick and mortar and\or with steel
extension rings and shall be of the same thickness as walls of the existing structures. Both sides of
extended work shall be parged with 1.27cm mortar. Frames shall be set on mortar beds. The orientation
and adjustment of frames of existing structures are included hereunder.
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A. Pavement shall be cleaned by removing all superfluous mortar and other foreign matter and washing with
5% solution of Muriatic Acid and water, preceded and following with a second thorough washing with clear
water. Fiber brushes only shall be used for this cleaning except where steel brushes are absolutely
necessary for obstinate spots.
B. Clean pavement not less than six (6) days after completion of work.
C. Contractor shall provide final protection and maintain conditions, in manner which ensures the paving being
without damage, discolorations or deterioration during subsequent construction and until time of substantial
completion and final acceptance.
END OF SECTION





LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION SYSTEM 02810-1
Project No.: KW.09.0128 12 December 2011
Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01

SECTION 02810
LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION SYSTEM

PART 1 - GENERAL
1.01 WORK INCLUDED
A. Irrigation Heads
B. Pipes, Fittings and Valves
C. Remote Control Valves and Automatic Controllers
D. Wiring and Related Electrical Works
E. Fog System
1.02 RELATED WORK(S)
A. Section 02200 - Earthwork
B. Section 02950 - Landscape Planting
C. Section 15245 - Electrical Works in connection with Mechanical Services
D. Section 15400 - Plumbing Services
E. Division 16 - Electrical Services
1.03 REFERENCES STANDARDS
A. ASTM D 1785 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes, Schedules 40, 80 and 120
B. ASTM D 2241 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Rated Pipe (SDR series)
C. ASTM D 2466 Socket type PVC Pipe-fittings, Schedule 40
D. ASTM D 2564 Solvent Cement for PVC Pipes and Fittings
E. ASTM D 2855 Standard Practice for Making Solvent Cemented Joints with PVC Pipes and Fittings
F. ASTM D 2239 Polyethylene (PE) Pipe - SDR-PR
G. ASTM D 2737 Polyethylene (PE) Tubing
H. ASTM D 2609 Plastic Insert Fittings for Polyethylene Plastic Pipe
I. NEMA 1 - CS Enclosures for Electrical Appliances
J. BS 6004 Copper Conductors, PVC Insulated and PVC Sheathed (Suitable for Direct Burial)
K. ASTM D 2666 Polybutylene Plastic Tubing (SDR-PR)
L. ASTM F 845 Plastic Insert Fittings for Polybutylene Tubing
1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Landscape irrigation system shall be executed by a contractor, engaged in the installation and maintenance
of such systems as primary business for at least three (3) immediately preceding years in Kuwait and
approved for the purpose by the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAFR).
B. Equipment used in the system shall have local agents, certified by the manufacturer to check, test, adjust,
commission and maintain the same.
C. Materials
1. Materials incorporated in the work covered by this Section shall be unused, new products in good
condition. Materials spoiled due to improper storage or mishandling shall be rejected
2. Materials of similar nature shall be products of the same manufacturer. Mixing up products of different
standards or those of different manufactures shall not be permitted for the same service
3. System components shall be of the type and construction, capable of withstanding the local ambient
conditions and shall be resistant to deterioration from high incidence of ultra violet rays
4. Materials to equivalent British (BS), German (DIN), or Japanese (JIS) or other international standards
shall be acceptable, provided that the Contractor substantiates their equivalence and ensures their
compatibility with other components of the system. Copies of current version of reference standards
shall be submitted for comparison, if required by the Engineer
5. Test certificates for materials used in the work covered by this Section, from approved independent
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6. Copper alloys used in the construction of valves etc., which comes in contact with water, shall be
dezincification resistant type.
7. Requirements of product quality, workmanship, materials etc. are identified by a known product of a
particular manufacturer and is written as Ref. : ... This shall be construed to include the term or
approved equal as well

D. Irrigation system and the system components described herein and detailed in the drawings are intended to
supply adequate amount of water to the various kinds and configurations of planting, for their sustained
growth, throughout the seasons. Contractor shall, in his tender, high light and allow for alterations /
modifications to the system or the system components; which in his opinion are necessary to accomplish the
intended purpose.
1.05 SUBMITTALS
A. Product data and shop drawings shall be submitted in accordance with the General Conditions of Contract:
1. Manufacturers printed brochures and catalogues (one original and three copies) with relevant
information high lighted (or irrelevant information struck out), along with write up of selection criteria
2. General piping layout drawings to a scale not smaller than 1:200
3. Irrigation piping layout plans of planted areas to a scale not smaller than 1:50, clearly indicating the
throw / area of coverage of each individual head.
4. Builder's work layout plans to a scale of 1:200 with details to a scale not smaller than 1:20
5. Installation details of Irrigation heads, valve boxes etc to a scale of 1:10
6. Electrical wiring diagrams (NTS) and controller installation details (1:20)
7. Calculations / details to substantiate the shop drawings
8. Test and performance certificates of equipment, where required
B. Copies of irrigation heads and valves ordering schedules shall be submitted for approval, prior to ordering
the same.
C. Project record documents of all works installed under this section shall be submitted in accordance with the
General Conditions of Contract.
D. Three (3) hard bound copies of Operation and Maintenance Manual" shall be submitted in accordance with
the General Conditions of Contract, with complete data for each piece of equipment installed, as detailed
below:
1. Manual shall contain:
a. Table of contents
b. Irrigation system material submittal with the Engineer's and local authoritys approval
c. Manufacturer's installation instructions
d. Manufacturer's internal wiring diagrams
e. Manufacturer's assembly details
f. Replacement, parts number listings and description
g. Preventive maintenance schedules listing frequency of service and or replacement
h. Name and addresses of manufacturer, sales and service agency and local representative /
distributor including telephone and Fax numbers
i. Names and address of Contractor's maintenance department, including emergency contact
telephone numbers
2. Contents of the manual shall be arranged in sections with tags, grouping each class of equipment as
piping, valves, irrigation heads, controls, etc. Contents of each section shall be arranged in sequence as
listed above
E. Contractors inability to comply with the requirements of the Contract shall be billed to the Review of
Submittals: Time expended for repetitive reviewing (more than twice) due to Contractor at the Engineers
standard hourly rates.
1.06 SYSTEMDESCRIPTION
A. A set of below grade reinforced cement concrete (RCC) tanks receive inflow from the city water supply
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B. One (1) nos. packaged, pressure controlled booster pump set draw water from the tanks and supply under
pressure to the irrigation system.
C. Automatic, self-cleaning, screen filter of 200 mesh filtration fineness filtration fineness will be installed at the
system side.
D. A pilot operated, diaphragm type pressure reducing / sustaining valve is installed on the fresh water supply
mains, at the discharge side of the screen filter, so as to:
1. Maintain constant system pressure irrespective of varying demand and / or filter conditions, and
2. To shut-off the booster pump set in runaway conditions (rupture of piping)
B. Pressure reducing type control valves will be used for the various zones, as appropriate, in order to attain
optimum performance and to retain flexibility.
C. Pressurised fresh water supply points are furnished within the open courtyards in buildings for irrigating the
planting therein.
D. All piping from these points of connection (POC) and the rest of the system are in the scope of this section.
E. Pop up type spray will generally be used for irrigating turf.
F. Drip system will be used for ground cover and trees.
G. Bubblers will be used for narrow strips, trees in paved areas and seasonal planting beds irrespective of the
type of planting.
H. Quick coupling valves will be provided at reasonable intervals, all over the area, for manual watering.
I. Flush valves will be provided in each zone, as appropriate.
1.07 DELIVERY STORAGE AND HANDLING
A. Products shall be delivered to site, stored and protected under provisions of the General Conditions of
Contract.
B. Products shall be stored in manufacturers original packing in a neat and orderly manner, with labels on each
container.
C. Plastic and rubber products shall be stored out of direct sunlight.
D. Pipes shall be stored on elevated racks only.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.01 ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURERS
A. Irrigation System Components
1. Rainbird, USA
2. Weathermatic, USA
3. Hunter, USA
4. Torro, USA
5. Approved alternatives / substitutions under provisions of the General Conditions of Contract
B. Valves
1. Nibco, USA
2. Crane, USA
3. Kitz, Japan
4. Approved alternatives / substitutions under provisions of the General Conditions of Contract
2.02 PIPING - GENERAL
A. PVC pipes and fittings shall be manufactured from virgin Polyvinyl Chloride compound to ASTM D 1784 type
12454-B (PVC 1120) or approved equal.
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C. Pipes shall have the following, continuously printed on them.
1. Manufacturer's name
2. Nominal pipe size
3. Schedule or class
4. Pressure rating
5. Date of manufacture



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2.03 PIPES AND FITTINGS
Service Location Type
A. Pressure lines From POC to uPVC
All sizes control valve schedule 40
B. Distribution lines for all systems From control uPVC
Other than drip valves onwards schedule 40
C. Distribution lines for From control PE
Drip systems valve onwards tubing
D. Supply laterals for From emitter PE
Drip system onwards capillary
2.04 PIPE JOINTS
A. UPVC - Socket type: Solvent cemented joints. Threaded adapters / flanges shall be used as appropriate.
B. PE: Plastic insert (compression) type joints. Threaded adapters / flanges shall be used as appropriate.
C. Joints shall be rated for 1034 kPa (150 psig) working water pressure at ambient temperature.
2.05 VALVES
A. General
1. Valves from same manufacturer shall be provided throughout the project, where possible
2. Pressure Rating
a. Valves shall be rated for 1379 kPa (200 psig) working water pressure at ambient
temperature, unless otherwise indicated or dictated by selection
b. Contractor shall allow for selecting higher pressure rated valves to meet the valve
construction features
3. Valve Operators
a. Hand wheels / operating levers shall be provided for valves as appropriate. Hand wheels for
gate and globe valves 50 mm (2 inch) nom. dia. and smaller, shall be non-ferrous metal (die cast
zinc / aluminium alloy etc.)
b. One key / wrench of appropriate size shall be provided for each lever operated valve
installed
B. Gate Valves
1. Up to 50 mm (2 inch) nom. size: Bronze body, non-rising stem and union bonnet, solid wedge or disc,
threaded ends
2. Over 50 mm (2 inch) nom. size: Iron body, bronze mounted (IBBM), outside screw and Yoke
(OS&Y), solid wedge, renewable seats, flanged ends
C. Globe Valves
1. Up to 50 mm (2 inch) nom. size: Bronze body, rising stem, union bonnet, renewable composition
disc, threaded ends
2. Over 50 mm (2 inch) nom. size: Iron body, bronze mounted (IBBM), rising stem, OS&Y,
renewable seat, flanged ends
D. Ball Valves
1. Up to 50 mm (2 inch) nom. size: Bronze body, stainless steel ball, Teflon seats and stuffing box ring,
lever operated, threaded ends
2. Over 50 mm (2 inch) nom. size: Cast steel body; stainless steel, full bore, floating ball; Teflon
seat and stuffing box seals, lever or key operated flanged ends
E. Check Valves
1. Up to 50 mm (2 inch) nom. size: Bronze, in-line, resilient seat and disc, spring loaded, screwed ends
2. Over 50 mm (2 inch) nom. size: Iron body, bronze trim, spring loaded, renewable composite
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F. Drain Valves: Bronze angle globe pattern; key operated; threaded inlet and hose connection outlet with cap
and chain.
G. Flush Valves: Ball valves of uPVC construction, with solvent weld / compression ends.
Ref. : Rain Bird BLT - S series

2.06 REMOTE CONTROL VALVES
A. For Spray Zones (Ordinary Type)
1. Type Globe pattern, normally closed, electrically operated
2. Construction Heavy duty, glass filled nylon with nylon reinforced rubber diaphragm and stainless steel /
brass trim
3. Connections Threaded inlet / outlet
4. Inlet Pressure 1034 kPa (150 psig)
5. Outlet Pressure 100 to 1034 kPa (15 to 100 psig)
6. Accessories Grit Strainer, manual open / close facility
7. Electrical Power supply 24 volts / 1 phase / 50 Hz
Ref. : Rain Bird EP - F series OR EFA - CP series
B. For Spray Zones (Pressure Reducing Type)
1. Type Globe pattern, normally closed, electrically operated
2. Construction Heavy duty, glass filled nylon with nylon reinforced rubber diaphragm and stainless steel /
brass trim
3. Connections Threaded inlet / outlet
4. Inlet Pressure 1034 kPa (150 psig)
5. Outlet Pressure 100 to 1034 kPa (15 to 100 psig)
6. Accessories Grit Strainer, manual open / close facility, pressure reducing module
7. Electrical Power supply 24 volts / 1 phase / 50 Hz
Ref. : Rain Bird EP - F -PRS series OR EFA - CP - PRS series
C. Drip Zones
1. Type Y - Globe / angle pattern, normally closed, electrically operated compression type
2. Construction uPVC with stainless steel / brass trim
3. Connections Threaded inlet / outlet
4. Inlet Pressure 860 kPa (125 psig)
6. Accessories Manual open / close facility
7. Electrical Power supply 24 volts / 1 phase / 50 Hz
Ref. : Rain Bird EY / ECV series
2.07 IRRIGATION HEADS
A. Schedules / legend on drawing shall be referred to for details of selection and performance of
respective heads.
2.08 VALVE BOXES
A. High density polystyrene body and locking type cover, of approved colour and size and appropriate
size. The valve boxes shall have approved identification code lettering stencilled on them.
Ref. : Carson
2.09 QUICK COUPLING VALVE
A. Red brass construction with 3/4 inch female threaded inlet, key operated retracting stop, quick coupling
outlet with self closing thermoplastic rubber cover and coupling adapter (key) and swivel elbow with 3/4 inch
hose threaded outlet.
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2.10 AUTOMATIC CONTROLLERS
A. Electro-mechanical or independent station computer type, with appropriate no. of stations, capable of fully
automatic or manual operation; as appropriate. Details of selection shall be as follows:
1. Housing: Weather proof, heavy duty, lockable, steel cabinet
2. No. of programs: Two (2)
3. No. of valves per station: 3 (as appropriate)
4. Station timing: 0 to 99 minutes
5. Automatic starts: Any quarter hour (up to 4 per day per station)
6. Programming schedule: 14 days dial for every day, every other day starts etc. for a two-week
period
7. Interruption facility: Master on / off switch (with out loss of program)
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9. Overload protection:
a. Circuit breaker with manual reset for the controller
b. Value output surge protection
10. Accessories:
a. Wall mounting bracket / pedestals appropriate
Ref. : Rainbird
2.11 WIRING CABLES
A. Solid copper, PVC insulated and PVC sheathed, single conductor cables, rated for 600 volts and suitable for
direct burial. The cable shall have a minimum sectional area of 1.5 mm2.
2.12 WIRE CONNECTORS
A. Water proof and corrosion resistant housing with 3 # flapped openings for insertion of wires; copper crimp
sleeves and snap on cover, UL listed for this application.
Ref. : Rain Bird ST 03
2.13 WATER METER PIT ACCESSORIES
A. Manhole cover and frame: Medium duty, single seal, 1100 x 450 mm clear opening, cast iron cover and
frame with closed key holes.
Ref. : Kuwait Foundry (Similar to Code no. M 02017)
B. Screen Filter: All plastic construction with opaque top with threaded ends, transparent bowl and 140 mesh
filtration fineness replaceable screen; suitable for 120 US gpm flow.
Ref. : Rain Bird RB 120 - 140
C. In line Y - Strainers, 50 mm (2 inch) nom. dia. and smaller: Bronze body with threaded ends, screwed on
retainer cap with threaded plug and twenty (20) mesh stainless steel screen. Provide blow off connection
with valve on the retainer cap, where required.
Ref. : Watts 777 series
D. Valves: Clause 2.04 above shall be referred to and complied with as appropriate.
2.14 BOOSTER PUMP SETS
A. Pumps: Vertical, multistage, centrifugal type of 2900 rpm speed. Materials of construction shall be as
follows:
1. Impellers Stainless steel
2. Shaft Stainless steel
3. Stage pieces .......................................... Stainless steel
4. Base and head ...................................... Cast iron
5. Seal Mechanical
B. System piping: uPVC with solvent welded joints; with flanged manifold ends.
C. Valves: All bronze gate valves at suction and discharge of each pump and bronze wafer type self closing
(non-slam) check valve at discharge of each pump.
D. Base frame: Fabricated steel, with resilient mounting for pumps, where required.
E. Pressure vessel (for pressure controlled sets only): Welded steel construction with polypropylene lining on
wetted areas, butyl rubber diaphragm, hooded charging valve etc. suitable for 1600 kPa (232 psig) working
pressure, pre-charged with nitrogen. Capacity to be suitable for limiting the number of pump starts to 15 per
hour.
F. Relief Valve: Bypass pressure relief valve shall be provided between discharge and suction manifolds to
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G. Accessories: Compound gauge at suction manifold and pressure gauge at discharge manifold, flexible
connections at suction and discharge connections.
H. Finishing: The assembly shall be given two (2) coats of primer and one (1) coat of gloss enamel at the
factory.
I. Capacity: Schedules on drawings shall be referred to for types and capacities.
J. Pump motor and control panel: Section 15245 shall be referred to for details.
Ref. : Grundfos CP / CR series
2.15 FOG SYSTEM
A. System will comprise the following, factory pre-engineered to create fog in designated areas of the project:
1. High pressure pump of bronze/stainless steel fitted construction and GRP enclosure, as appropriate.
2. In-line cartridge filter, electrical solenoid valve and piping at the suction side of the pump .
3. High pressure nylon tubing with bronze, compression fittings at the discharge side of the pump.
4. Fog nozzles of appropriate type and size.
5. Supports, hangers etc. as appropriate
6. Controller for programmed operation of the system with interfaces with other systems.
7. Electrical works starting from the outgoing terminals of the isolator/switch-fuse, as appropriate.
Ref.: Arizona Mist., USA


PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.01 CO-ORDINATION
A. Contractor shall study all drawings and specifications and familiarise with the structural and architectural
details and the work of other trades.
B. Contractor shall ensure that the work under this section will not interfere with those of other trades and are
compatible with the surrounding finishes; prior to placing orders, fabrication and installation.
C. Contractor shall co-ordinate with the electrical trade for the exact power requirements and the location and
type of interface(s). Information as required by MEW for obtaining approvals shall be furnished.
D. Necessary templates, patterns, setting out plans and other items shall be furnished to relevant trades for
incorporation or leaving necessary provisions in the work.
E. Conflicts in requirements with other trades shall be resolved by the Contractor. Only those which cannot be
solved, without changes to structure or those which involves major changes to system design shall be
referred to the Engineer.
F. Acceptability of sizes and locations of the points of connection (POC) shall be checked and confirmed to the
plumbing trade.
G. Piping layout and the installation of the irrigation heads shall be co-ordinated with the planting plans;
accomplishing changes / modification necessary to attain a harmonious installation.
3.02 PIPING INSTALLATION - GENERAL
A. Piping shall be routed in an orderly manner, maintaining gradient.
B. Factory manufactured fittings shall be used where changes in pipe direction occur. Bending or forming of
rigid piping shall not be permitted (flexible polyethylene lines for drip system excluded).
C. During progress of work, the ends of piping shall be kept closed with factory manufactured plugs to prevent
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D. Piping, control valves, quick coupling valves and other system components shall be installed within the
planting bed, unless otherwise noted or directed by the Engineer.
E. Threaded pipe fittings shall be assembled using Teflon thread sealing tapes.
F. Piping trenches shall be wide enough to allow a minimum of 100 mm (4 inch) between parallel pipe lines.
The depth of the same shall be to provide a minimum cover from finished grade as follows:
1. Pressurised supply lines ....................................... 450 mm (18 inch)
2. Non-pressurised distribution lines ........................ 300 mm (12 inch)
G. Piping shall not be installed one over the other, in the same trench.
H. Trenches shall be back-filled with clear agricultural soil and manually compacted, to a dry density equal to
that of the adjoining soil, to the adjoining finished grade. If settlement occurs after completion of the work,
necessary adjustments shall be made to piping and the system components, as directed by the Engineer.
I. Schedule 40 galvanized steel sleeves / UPVC duct shall be used for irrigation piping crossing roads and
similar areas subjected to traffic loading.
3.03 PIPING INSTALLATION - PARTICULAR FOR UPVC PIPING
A. Only approved (recommended by the piping manufacturer) solvent cement shall be used for making the
joints.
B. Solvent joints shall not be made in humid or dusty atmosphere.
C. Prior to making the joint, the required penetration and fitting alignment shall be marked in a clearly visible
manner on the pipe end, for later verification.
D. Pipelines shall be filled only after allowing a minimum period of twenty-four (24) hours from the time of
making the joint.
3.04 VALVES
A. Valves shall be same size as pipeline, except where shown otherwise on the contract drawings.
B. Valves with flanged ends shall be used in valve pits, irrespective of size.
C. Valves shall be installed with stem upright or horizontal, not inverted; except with written permission of the
Engineer for each location.
D. Ball / gate valves shall be used for shutoff and to isolate equipment, part of systems or risers.
E. Appropriate valve gland packing, sealing and gasket materials shall be selected for the temperature,
pressure and chemical properties of the water encountered.
3.05 ELECTRICAL CABLING - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS
A. Low voltage cables shall be installed in the same trench as the pressure supply lines or in a separate trench
as approved by the Engineer.
B. When more than one cable is placed in a trench, these shall be bound together with dead locking type
plastic cable ties at intervals not exceeding 1,000 mm (40 inch).
C. 300 mm (12 inch) of extra length of cable shall be provided at each termination.
D. Continuous single length of cable shall be used between controller and the control valves. Where splices are
essential (generally not permitted), the same shall be executed only after obtaining written approval of the
Engineer, providing a valve box with identification at the splice. Connector housing shall be filled with jelly
(sealant) after connections are made.
E. Grounding wires for the controllers / control valves shall be coloured green / green and yellow.
F. Crimped on brass terminal lugs shall be used for termination of cables and terminals shall be numbered with
slip-on ferrules for quick identification.
G. Cables shall be sized such that the voltage available at the valve shall be within 24 2 volts.
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A. Internal transformer shall be selected to suit the local system power supply parameters and to furnish the
power supply at the control valve at 24 2 volts.
B. Two (2) nos. keys shall be furnished for each of the controllers along with an identification tag, registered
with the suppliers.
C. Power supply to the controller shall be obtained from the standby power supply system, where possible.
3.07 IRRIGATION HEADS
A. Irrigation heads shall be located and adjusted to minimise splash of water on non-planted areas.
B. Spacing recommended by the manufacturer shall not be exceeded, in respect of irrigation heads, under any
circumstance.
C. Turf sprinkler and rotor heads shall be set to finished grade.
D. Schedules and details on drawings shall be referred to for the installation details of other types of heads.
E. Irrigation heads shall be installed on branches with offsets, swing joints etc. even if they are not specifically
indicated in the drawings.
F. Approved type spikes or similar rigid supports shall be provided for all irrigation heads.
G. Irrigation heads shall not be installed, until after the complete piping system has been thoroughly flushed.
3.08 VALVE BOXES
A. Co-ordinated valve identification schedule shall be submitted for the approval of the Engineer. The approved
schedule shall be used for locating the control stations in the as-built drawings.
B. Approved, identification codes shall be painted on the valve boxes in 50 mm (2 inch) high lettering with
white, resin based epoxy paint.
3.09 INSPECTION, TESTS AND ADJUSTMENTS
A. During the manufacture (at Contractor's premises only), installation and after completion of works; the
system, sections of the system or its components shall be tested by the Contractor / specialist Subcontractor
in the presence of the Engineer, as directed below or else where. Contractor shall procure all testing
instruments and accessories and bear all costs in connection with the same.
1. Basic materials for conformity with the specified standards
2. Controller for start, operating period and cut off; tolerances, alarms etc.
3. Control valves for water tightness; cut-in and cut-out; pressure and flow
4. Electrical wiring for continuity and dielectric resistance
B. Following shall be balanced and regulated, prior to start of planting:
1. Irrigation program - flow matched with the source capacity
2. Control valve discharge pressure
3. Irrigation heads throw and direction
3.10 TESTING OF SUPPLY PIPING
A. Irrigation water supply piping starting from the main isolating valve up to the control valve, shall be pressure
tested by this section.
B. Piping shall be filled with clean water, leaving all high points open to allow purging of air.
C. System shall be pressurised using manual pumps in increments of 25 % of the test pressure. A standing
period of 10 minutes shall be allowed after each pressure increment. Pressure testing using motor driven
pumps will not be permitted.
D. System shall not be over-pressurised under any circumstance. If the test pressure is close to the maximum
permissible working pressure of any of the system components, calibrated pressure relief valves shall be
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E. Piping system shall be tested with water at a pressure of 1,034 kPa (150 psig) for a minimum period of 4
hours. Circuit temperature shall be recorded along with the pressure readings and pressure fluctuations due
to temperature variations allowed for in computations.
F. Joints shall be checked for leaks by swabbing with a dry tissue. Drop in pressure to the order of 10 kPa (1.5
psig) per hour shall be considered as acceptable.
G. Leakage through the seat shall be considered as reasonable grounds for rejecting the control value.
3.11 TESTING OF DISTRIBUTION PIPING
A. Because of the limitations in conducting a pressure test on the piping system, this requirement is waived; but
the piping shall be tested for line and gradient.
B. Integrity of the pipe joints, in respect of pressure tightness, shall be subject to scrutiny and piping with
leaking joints shall be repaired / replaced.
3.12 SYSTEMFLUSHING
A. On completion of the piping, but prior to the installation of the heads, the complete system shall be
thoroughly flushed to remove all debris.


3.13 IRRIGATION SYSTEMPROGRAMMING
A. Plant watering shall preferably be done before sunrise and after late in the evening to facilitate the optimum
use of the landscaped areas. This restriction shall not be applicable to systems which do not have surface
sprays and which are watering areas not used for sitting.
B. Alternate programs shall be furnished for summer and winter so as to economise the water use without
sacrificing the basic intent.
3.14 SYSTEMDEMONSTRATIONS
A. Services of a competent engineer shall be provided by the Contractor to supervise the commissioning of all
equipment and to train the Owner's personnel in all aspects of the same during a five (5) working days
period, during normal working hours. All expenses in connection with the above shall be allowed for by the
Contractor.
B. System demonstrations shall be conducted only after the substantial completion of the project. A minimum
of one week's written notice shall be given and the Owner's written consent obtained, prior to such
demonstrations.
3.15 GUARANTEE (Defect Liability) AND MAINTENANCE
A. Requirements of the General Conditions of Contract shall be referred to and complied with as appropriate.

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SECTION 02900

LANDSCAPING WORKS

PART 1- GENERAL

1.01 WORK INCLUDED

A. All labor, materials, equipment and services necessary to furnish and install all exterior landscape works.

B. All works included in the following sections :
Section 02900 Landscaping Works
Section 02905 Plant Procurement and Delivery.
Section 02920 Planting Soil Mix
Section 02925 Planting Procedures and Materials
Section 02930 Lawns
Section 02950 Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Ground Covers.
Section 02960 Hardscape Materials
Section 02965 Kool Deck
Section 02970 Landscape Maintenance.

1.02 ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS

A. All local ministry, municipality, State of Kuwait laws and rules and regulations governing or relating to any portion
of this work are hereby incorporated into and made a part of these specifications and their provisions shall be
carried out by the Contractor. Anything contained in the specifications shall not be construed to conflict with any
of the above rules and regulations or requirements of same. However, when the specifications and/or drawings
call for or describe materials, workmanship or construction of a better quality, higher standard or larger size,
specifications and/or drawings shall take precedence over the requirements of said rules and regulations.

1.03 JOB CONDITIONS

A. Prior to any landscape work, locate all existing underground installations and protect same. Repair any damage
to these installations at no cost to the Owner.

B. Coordinate all work with other trades so that conflicts will not exist nor delay the work in any way.

1.04 GRADING

A. At all landscaped areas, the landscape contractor shall be responsible for providing final grades in accordance
with the requirements of the drawings, soils report and site work specification requirements.

1.05 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Work must be performed with personnel experienced in the landscape work required. The Contractor must
show proof of the qualifications and experience of the Sub-contractor and/or all personnel proposed for this
contract to the satisfaction of the Engineers Representative. The following items must be included within each
individual's curriculum vitae in addition to experience and/or education.
1. Major Landscape and Irrigation Projects on which the person has worked, the respective client,
construction cost of each project, and the specific responsibility and position of the person in question.
2. Three references who can attest to the ability of the person. This information must be submitted to
the Engineer/Resident Engineer for review and approval at least six weeks prior to construction start
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previously approved Construction Crew, who is not on site at the beginning of a particular portion of
the work for which that member is necessary.
B. Personnel : This Contract will require a minimum of the following personnel :
1. The Landscape Architect who must have a BS Degree in Ornamental Horticulture or Landscape
Architecture and a minimum of eight years experience in Landscape Construction. Seven (7) years of
additional experience in Landscape Construction may substitute for the Degree. He must have a
minimum of four years experience as overall Project Manager on Major Landscape Projects in arid
climates similar to Kuwait. Experience in farming or plant production operations shall not be
acceptable.
2. The Landscape Foreman
Must be skilled in the installation of planting and associated landscape elements with a minimum of 10
years experience in Landscape Construction. A minimum of three years of this ten years experience
must have been in arid climates similar to Kuwait.
Experience in the handling and planting of up to 10 meter height Phoenix dactylifera palms,
Washingtonia filifera palms, Washingtonia Robusta Palms and 24 box, 36 box and 48 box size
trees is required.
3. All Landscape Labourers must be skilled in the installation of planting and associated Landscape
elements with a minimum of 2 years experience in Landscape Construction.
4. Horticulturist/Arborist must have a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture and a minimum of five years
field experience. Five years additional field experience in Ornamental Horticulture may be substituted
for BS degree. Forestry or agriculture degrees or experience may not be substituted. The experience
must be in an arid climate similar to Kuwait.

C. Equipment

The Contractor or his Sub-contractor must show proof of his ability to mobilize the following list of equipment (or
a list which has been previously approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer) and have it on site when
beginning a particular part of the work for which that piece of equipment is necessary.

1. Air compressor
2. Back hoes
3. Mini loaders
4. Bus and minibus
5. Concrete mixer
6. Dumper
7. Dump trucks
8. Earth compactor
9. Jack hammer
10. Loaders
11. Pick up
12. Rotovator
13. Sedan cars
14. Trenchers - sizes as needed
15. Truck
16. Tractor with disk harrow
17. Augers of required sizes
18. Water tanker with spray mister hose attachment
19. Rotary type mowers
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21. Tractor trailer for transporting large palms (Upto 10 meters brown trunk height) and large trees upto
48 box size.
22. Crane for loading and planting large palms and trees
23. The Contractor may be fined KD. 300/- per day for not supplying the previously approved equipment
when beginning a particular part of work in which that piece of equipment is necessary.




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D. Planting Season : Ensure that the planting of the soft landscape works is done during an appropriate planting
seasons compatible with other activities and the contract period of the contract.

1.06 GUARANTEE

A. The guarantee period for all plant material shall begin at the date of acceptance of the planting operation as
complete.

B. Planting operations will be accepted as complete when the Contractor receives a Notice of Substantial
Completion from the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

C. All plant material shall be guaranteed by the Contractor, for a period of two (2) years from the date of notice of
substantial completion to be in good, healthy, and flourishing condition.

D. When the work is accepted in parts, the guarantee periods shall extend from each of the partial acceptances to
the terminal date of the last guarantee period. Thus, all guarantee periods terminate at one time.

E. The Contractor shall replace, immediately and without cost to the Owner all dead plants and all plants not in
vigorous, thriving condition. The plants shall be free of dead or dying branches and branch tips, and shall bear
foliage of a normal density, size and colour. Replacements shall match adjacent specimens of the same
species. Replacements shall be provided immediately and shall be subject to all requirements stated in this
Specification.

F. The Contractor shall make all necessary repairs due to plant replacements. Such repairs shall be done at no
extra cost to the Employer and within a reasonable time as determined by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

G. The guarantee of all replacement plants shall extend until the end of the two year guarantee period.

H. Any plant not found in an acceptable condition during the guarantee period will be replaced immediately and if
said replacement occurs within 120 days of the end of the guarantee period this period will be extended by 120
days from the date the last plant was installed.

1.07 ACCEPTANCE

A. Substantial Completion
1. The Engineer/Resident Engineer will inspect all work for substantial completion upon written request
of the Contractor. The request shall be received at least ten (10) calendar days before the anticipated
date of inspection.
2. Acceptance of plant material by the Engineer/Resident Engineer will be for general conformance to
specified size, character and quality and shall not relieve the Contractor of responsibility for full
conformance to the contract documents including correct species.
3. Upon completion and reinspection of all repairs or renewals necessary in the judgement of the
Engineer/Resident Engineer, the Engineer/Resident Engineer will recommend to the Owner that he
accept the work as substantially complete.
4. The work may be accepted as substantially complete in parts when it is deemed to be in the Owner's
best interest to do so, and when permission is given to the Contractor in writing to complete the work
in parts. Acceptance and use of such areas by the Owner shall not waive any other provisions of this
contract.
5. The guarantee period shall commence upon acceptance as substantially complete.

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1. At the end of the maintenance and guarantee periods, the Engineer/Resident Engineer will inspect all
work for Final Acceptance upon written request of the Contractor . The request shall be received at
least thirty (30) calendar days before the anticipated date for Final Inspection.
2. Upon completion and reinspection of all repairs or renewals necessary in the judgement of the
Engineer/Resident Engineer, the Engineer/Resident Engineer shall certify in writing to the Owner as
to the Final Acceptance of the work.
1.08 AS-BUILT DRAWINGS

A. The Contractor shall keep reproducibles of the drawings exclusively for the purpose of recording all changes
and deviations in the locations of plants or materials. All changes shall be indicated thereon as the job
progresses. Contractor shall deliver these modified Mylar reproducibles to the Engineer/Resident Engineer
upon completion of the work. As-built drawings shall also be provided on CDs.

1.09 CLEANUP

A. The Contractor shall clean up all areas on a regularly scheduled basis or whenever deemed necessary by the
Engineer/Resident Engineer, as well as upon completion of the work before acceptance and during the
guarantee period.

B. Waste materials shall be removed daily. The Contractor shall restore, to previously established grade
elevations, all areas damaged by irrigation equipment, rainfall, or other natural or man made causes, such as
contour grading. Prepared planting soil mix and mulch top dressing shall also be restored to levels and
conditions shown on the plans and in the specifications. This work shall be incidental to all other work, and no
additional compensation shall be made for it.

C. The Contractor shall protect new plants from injury during installation and until acceptance of the work as
specified herein.

D. Adjacent walks, paved surfaces and road shoulders shall be kept clean during the installation of landscape
works.



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SECTION 02905

PLANT PROCUREMENT AND DELIVERY


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 WORK INCLUDED

A. Locating all plant materials as specified in the plant list.

B. Tagging of plant materials.

C. Organization and supervision of the digging and assembling of plant materials at the source.

D. Packaging and shipping of all plant materials to the project holding nursery.

E. Temporary planting (Heeling-in), storage and maintenance of Palms and other plants.

F. All labour, materials, equipment and services necessary to procure and deliver all landscape plant materials
including trees, palm trees, shrubs, vines, ground cover and related items as indicated or specified.

1.02 REFERENCES

A. American Standard for Nursery Stock, ANSI Z 60.1 - 1990.

B. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry Publication Grades
and Standards for Nursery Plants - Part II Palms and trees.

C. Hortus Third, Staff of Bailey Hortorium, Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc., New York, USA.

D. Sunset Western Garden Book, June 1995, Sunset Publishing Corporation, Menlo Park, California.

1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. For inspection and identification securely attach durable, legible labels stating in weather resistant ink, the
correct plant name (botanical name and common name) and size, as specified in the plant list, to all plants,
bundles and containers of plant material delivered to the Site.

B. Selection of Plants
1. The Contractor shall be responsible for locating the plant material in the Plant List. All plants as
stipulated in the drawings and/or Bill of Quantities shall be provided prior to planting. The
Contractor shall satisfy himself by personal inspection that the plants meet the specified
requirements and shall place his personal tag on plants provided that the quantity of any one
species is less than 50 units. Where more than 50 units of one species are specified, Contractor
shall tag 10% of the required number as "Sample Plants" and all plants of this species delivered to
the job shall match the quality of the sample, as determined by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.
The foregoing applies in particular to trees, palms, shrubs and groundcover plants in containers.
For plants in liners, the Engineer/Resident Engineer will accept sample plants in lieu of tagging.
2. Plants Required: The species (scientific and common names) sizes, manner in which to be
furnished, and the approximate number required, are given in the plant list. Plant quantities on the
list are indicated only for convenience. Furnish all plant material necessary to complete the
plantings as shown on the landscape plan. Surplus or shortages on the plant list shall not be used
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3. Once the Contractor has satisfied himself that he has located all the specified material in the
nursery(s), he shall notify the Engineer/Resident Engineer in writing within thirty (30) days of date
of enterprise. The Contractor shall notify the Engineer/Resident Engineer fifteen (15) days prior to
digging or assembling plant materials for shipping.
4. The designated representatives, three (3) maximum, will visit the Nursery(s) to inspect the
selected material and may require photographs of representative samples of the materials for
approval. The Contractor will bear the expense of these visits.
5. Plant Inspection Schedule shall be submitted for review and approval within one (1) month of date
of enterprise.
6. The contractor shall submit samples of the plant tags proposed for use. Tamper proof plant tags
are mandatory for all tagging.
7. Plant substitutions will not be permitted. If a plant is not available in the local market, it shall be
sourced in the international market. The Contractor shall include in the tender, the additional cost
of the plants, shipping charges, Kuwait customs fees, etc. for all imported plants.
8. It is the Contractor's responsibility to organize a waiver of Kuwait Quarantine laws with respect to
the importing of all plant material.

C. Existing Trees and Palm Trees
1. All existing Washingtonia robusta palms, phoenix dactylifera palms, washingtonia filifera palms
and selected trees shall be carefully removed from site during early phases of demolition work.
They shall be Heeled in at a facility and location as approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.
2. These palms and trees shall be maintained there in a healthy condition by the Contractor until they
are re-planted on site or in any other location as directed by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

D. Applicable References, Standards and Measurements
1. Contractor shall comply with all rules, regulations, laws and ordinances of the State of Kuwait, the
locality where the plants are acquired, and of all authorities having jurisdiction. All labour,
materials, equipment and services necessary to make the work comply with such requirements
shall be provided without additional cost to the Owner.
2. All plant material entering Kuwait from outside of the country must be clearly labeled for NAS
Housing Complex, Client: NAS - Kuwait" in both English and Arabic. Plants which do not clearly
bear this label will not be permitted to enter the country.
3. Nomenclature: Plant names shall agree with the nomenclature of Hortus Third Standardized Plant
Names. Names of varieties not listed therein shall conform generally with names accepted in the
nursery trade.

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Requests for Nursery Inspection
1. The Contractor shall submit letter(s) to the Engineer/Resident Engineer requesting inspection for
the selection of palms while in place, in the ground at the nursery or grove prior to their being dug
for shipment. This letter shall be submitted at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the
inspection date and in accordance with contract schedules.
2. The Contractor shall submit letter(s) to the Engineer/Resident Engineer requesting inspection for
the selection of all container grown plants at the source of purchase. This letter shall be submitted
at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the inspection date and in accordance with contract
schedules.
3. The Contractor shall include in these letters the proposed method of shipping, time schedules, list
of plants, travel routes and estimated times of arrival in Kuwait, time allowance for customs
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B. Certificates
1. The Contractor shall furnish phytosanitary certificate of inspection from the country of origin of
plant materials as may be required by State of Kuwait and all other authorities to accompany
shipments.
2. Contractor(s), prior to final acceptance, shall certify in writing to the Owner that the plants supplied
and delivered to the site are alive, healthy, free from disease, insect pests, eggs or larvae of any
kind, are dug and prepared for shipment, and shipped and handled according to this specification.
3. The Engineer/Resident Engineer reserves the right to reject any plant found to have diseases or
pests which in his judgement may jeopardize the other plants health. Rejected plants shall be
replaced at no cost to the Owner.

C. Bills of Lading
1. All shipments shall be accompanied by a bill of lading, giving detailed descriptions of the plants,
the date of shipment, the quantity of plants in each shipment, and the transportation route travelled
from point of origin to receiving site(s).

D. Submit data from the manufacturer on the following items:
1. Anti-desiccant
2. Fungicide

1.05 SUBSTITUTIONS

A. Plants of kinds other than those indicated on the plant list will be considered by the Engineer/ Resident
Engineer only upon submission of proof that any plant is not procurable. Replacement plant will be
approved on the grounds that it resembles the plant specified in regards to appearance, ultimate height,
shape, habit of growth, general soil, water and other requirements.

1.06 DELIVERY AND HANDLING

A. Palms
1. The Contractor shall dig and prepare palms, including existing palms on site, for shipment in a
manner that will not cause any damage to the fronds, bud, shape, root system and future
development of the plants after replanting.
2. All suckers and flowering and fruiting parts and approximately 2/3 of fronds shall be removed prior
to digging. A minimum of 26 fronds for Phoenix dactylifera sufficient to enclose and protect the
growing bud shall be lifted upward so as to surround the growing bud, then be wrapped and
securely tied with burlap. Palm bud splints padded with burlap shall then be placed along each of
two sides of the wrapped fronds and shall be firmly wired in place during all diggings, transporting
and planting operations. A minimum of five wooden battens per palm (10cm by 6cm by 60cm)
shall be adequately padded with several layers of burlap and be firmly wired in place around trunk
for protection from lifting devices during digging, transporting and planting operations. Under no
circumstances will nailing of battens to trunk be allowed. Digging shall be by hand or by
mechanical means or both.

B. Trees
1. Trees shall not be moved from the nursery or approved source until the Contractor has received
the approval from the Engineer/Resident Engineer.
2. Notify the Engineer/Resident Engineer fifteen (15) days in advance of time and manner of delivery
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3. Immediately before shipping all plant material in partial or full leaf shall be sprayed with anti-
desiccant, applying an adequate film over trunk, branches, twigs and/or foliage.
4. Plants shall be prepared for shipment in a manner that shall not cause damage to the branches,
shape and future development of the plants after planting. Plant material and the Contractor's
tags shall be checked and any missing shall be added (securely attached by twine or plastic tie) to
all plant material delivered to the holding area for the purpose of inspection and plant identification.

C. Container Grown Plants
1. Containerized plants shall not have their containers broken or their root systems cracked or
damaged in any way. No root bound containerized plants shall be accepted. No alteration to the
root ball shall be permitted without written approval of the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

D. General
1. All plant material shall be packed to provide adequate protection against climatic, seasonal, or
breakage injuries during transit.
2. Plants transported to the project in open vehicles shall be covered with tarpaulins or other suitable
covers securely fastened to the body of the vehicle to prevent injury to the plants. Closed vehicles
or shipping containers shall be adequately ventilated or air conditioned when necessary to prevent
overheating of the plants.
3. Evidence of inadequate protection, carelessness while in transit or improper handling shall be
cause for rejection. All plants shall be kept moist, fresh and protected at all times. Such protection
shall encompass the entire period during which the plants are in transit, being handled or being
planted.
4. If transportation/shipping time for plants, one (1) gallon and larger, from place of origin to Kuwait
will be longer than two (2) weeks, provisions must be made to water plants in transit. Plants
smaller than one (1) gallon in size shall not go any longer than three (3) days between waterings.
5. Upon arrival at the holding area, plants will be inspected for proper transit procedures. Should the
roots be dried out, large branches be broken, balls of earth be broken, or loosened, or areas of
bark be torn, or should the plant have desiccation, leaf shredding, diseases, insect eggs, insect
infestation, frost damage, damage from brousing or grazing, the Engineer/Resident Engineer, will
reject the injured plant(s). The plants which are likely to recover shall be placed in holding areas
upto forty five (45) days and new inspection made to assess the plants. In case they do not
recover they will be rejected. When a plant has been so rejected, the Contractor shall at once
remove it from the Holding Area and replace it immediately at no cost to the Owner.

1.07 ACCEPTANCE

A. The Engineer/Resident Engineer will inspect all plant material upon arrival and again after unloading. The
plant shall be delivered to the Plant Holding Area. Upon acceptance of the plant material as to the correct
species, quantities, and condition, written approval will be given and notice to proceed with unloading.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 PLANT MATERIALS

A. Quantities, species and condition shall be as indicated on the planting drawings and schedules and of the
quality set forth in referenced standards. However quantities shown in bills of quantities are only for
guidance and may not reflect actual number of plants required on the drawing or in the field.
B. Use only plant material that is well-formed and shaped, true to type and free from scale, disease, insects
and defects such as knots, sunsealed injuries, abrasions or disfigurements.

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A. Containers: All plant containers shall be rigid plastic, no metal containers or plastic bags will be permitted.

B. Anti-Desiccant: Anti-desiccant shall be an emulsion which provides a protective film over plant surface and
permeable enough to permit transpiration. It should be delivered in containers of the manufacturer, mixed
according to the manufacturer's directions, and shall be "Wiltpruf", manufactured by Nursery Speciality
Products, Inc., Groton Falls, New York; "D-Way", manufactured by Plant Producers Company, Blue Point
Long Island; or "Foli-Gard", manufactured by W-Z F10 Chemical Company, Columbus Ohio, USA, or
approved equal.

C. Hogwire: Hogwire shall be 12 1/2 gauge or preshaped wire baskets to fit shape and size of tree balls.

D. Burlap : Burlap shall be 10 ounce (283.5 grams) or approved equal.

E. Twine : Twine shall be 3 ply sisal or heavier, no plastic or synthetic is permitted.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 PREPARATION

A. All precautions that are customary in good trade practice shall be taken to ensure the arrival of the plants at
their destination in good condition for successful growth.

B. Branches of plants shall be tied as necessary to ensure their safety during loading and unloading operations
and in transit. No plant shall be bound with wire or rope at any time so as to damage the bark or break
branches. Upon arrival in the holding area all plants except palms shall be opened and all binding removed
at the direction of the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

3.02 TRANSPORTING AND UNLOADING

A. The plants, immediately after loading, shall be transported to the holding area by the shortest, quickest, and
most efficient routes, so that their time in transit is at the absolute minimum.

B. Plants shall be handled and loaded onto and off conveyance carefully in order to avoid damaging the root
balls, trunks, or branches. Container grown plants shall be handled and moved only by the rootball or
container. Under no circumstances will plants be dropped from trucks to the ground or handled by the trunk,
canes or stems when in the container.

C. Plants shall not be overcrowded on conveyance. Plants damaged by transport shall not be accepted.

D. The Contractor shall unload and supervise the unloading of the plants at the Plant Holding Area.

E. The Contractor shall be responsible for meeting requirements of all governing bodies while transporting
plants to the holding nursery, including customs clearance.

F. All plant material shall be placed in the designated areas of the Holding Area shade structure upon arrival,
and subject to Engineer/Resident Engineer's approval.

G. All palms shall be planted in their designated locations on the project site according to the plans immediately
upon arrival. If unforeseen circumstances prevent the planting of these palms upon their arrival then they
shall be transported immediately to the holding area where they must be heeled-in under the direction of the
Engineer/Resident Engineer.

H. All palms, prior to planting, shall have the ends of their roots trimmed. All palm roots shall be dusted with
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3.03 HEELING-IN OF PALMS

A. A trench shall be dug for the placement of Palms which cannot be planted upon their arrival to the site.

B. Palms shall be placed in the trench with ample room for manoeuvering the crane while placing them and
subsequently removing them.

C. Palm root balls shall then be covered with approved prepared soil mix to a depth 60cm above the top of the
existing root ball.

D. Care shall be taken that the root ball is planted intact and the terminal bud is undamaged. Damaged palms
shall be removed from site immediately and replaced at the Contractor's expense.

E. Palms shall be irrigated by flood irrigation and beds shall be prepared to retain the water within the bed
area.

F. Palms which are shipped with rootballs encased in boxes shall not be heeled-in. They shall be placed on
the ground in their boxes and irrigated by drip method throughout the duration of the holding period.





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SECTION 02920

PLANTING SOIL MIX

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 WORK INCLUDED

A. Procurement of materials
B. Stockpiling of materials
C. Mixing planting soil mix

1.02 REFERENCES

A. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards:
1. C 136-81 Sieve or Screen Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
2. D 442-63 (1972) Particle - Size Analysis of Soils
3. D2974-71 Standard Classification of peats, mosses, humus and related products.
4. D2974-71 Standard method of test for moisture, ash and organic matter of peat materials.
5. D2976 Standard method of testing pH of Peat Materials.

B. Official Methods of Analysis (11th Edition, 1 October, 1970).

1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Perform work with personnel experienced in the work required of this section under direction of an
experienced foreman.

B. Quality Assurance, Section 02900 Landscaping Works.

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. The following data shall be submitted:
1. Manufacturer's certified analysis of standard packaged products.
2. An independent laboratory analysis of all materials submitted to the Engineer/Resident Engineer
for review.
3. Manufacturer's or Vendor's certified analysis for fertilizer materials.
4. Organic Amendment: Prior to shipping material to the project submit an analysis to the
Engineer/Resident Engineer.
5. Sand: Prior to the beginning of borrowing activities submit to the Engineer/Resident Engineer
laboratory analysis showing items under fertility, agricultural suitability and particle sizes or as
required by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.
6. Prepared soil mix: Prior to placement of prepared soil mix in the landscape, submit to the
Engineer/Resident Engineer laboratory analysis showing items in fertility and agricultural suitability
as required.
7. To ensure prompt proceeding of the work, stock piling of material after it has been tested and
approved is permitted.

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1. Water: Samples of irrigation water in use shall be submitted to Engineer/Resident Engineer.
Submit 1 1/2 litres.
2. Sand and Organic Amendments: Samples of sand and organic materials shall be submitted to the
Engineer/Resident Engineer. Submit 1 kg of each.
3. Fertilizer: Samples of fertilizers shall be submitted to the Engineer/Resident Engineer. Submit 1
kg.

1.05 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. Packaged Materials
1. Store fertilizer separately from pesticides in a dry storage area away from contaminants and plant
materials as approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.
2. Stockpile bulk materials on site, covered and protected to prevent deterioration from sun and wind.
3. Packaged materials will be delivered in labelled sealed containers showing the weight, analysis,
name of manufacturer, point of origin and dealer, including expiration date.
4. All pesticides shall be stored in a locked container in an air conditioned room. Herbicides shall be
stored separately from other chemicals. Both storage areas shall be locked.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 PLANTING SOIL MIX COMPONENTS

A. Sand

Sand for prepared soil mix shall be obtained from approved borrow sources. It will conform to the following
physical and chemical characteristics.

1. Physical Characteristics:
a. Material passing a No. 10 sieve 100%
b. Material passing a No. 35 sieve 90% - 100%
c. Material passing a No.140 sieve 0% - 10%
d. Material passing a No.270 sieve 0% - 3%

2. Chemical Characteristics:
a. Salinity (Ece x 1000) less than 4
b. SAR (Sodium Absorbtion Ratio) less than 4
c. Boron (saturation extract) less than 1.5 ppm
d. pH less than 8.0

B. Organic Amendment - Bark Mulch

Soil organic amendment shall be composted fir bark mulch as supplied by (1) Sequoia Horticultural
Products, P. O. Box 963, Dinuba, CA 93618 (Tel : 209-528-2118), (2) Nordig Bark A8 (Tel : 46-454-640-00),
(3) Bulrush Peat Co. Ltd., New Ferry Road, Bellaghy, Magherafelt, Coderry, BT458ND (Tel : 44-1-648-
386555) or approved equal.

1. Physical Characteristics:
a. Particle size shall be not less than 6mm diameter and not greater than 20mm diameter.
b. Bulk Density : 300 - 400 kg/m
3


2. Chemical Characteristics:



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a. Organic matter greater than 80%
b. pH 5.0 - 6.5
c. Salinity (ECe x 1000) 0.5 - 2.0
d. Total nitrogen 0.7 - 2.0
e. Available phosphorous 100 - 500 ppm
f. CEC (meg/100 gms) 80 - 120 ppm
g. Boron (by hot water extraction) less than 5 ppm
h. SAR less than 2.0

C. Fertilizers

Provide fertilizers as indicated below for soil mix.
1. Controlled release Fertilizer shall be Osmocote as manufactured by Sierra Chemical Company,
Strijkviertel 35 II, 3454 PJ De Meern, Netherlands, or approved equal and shall be organic resin
coated complete fertilizer with an analysis of 20-10-5+Fe and a release longetivity of 12-14 months
at 21 degrees C soil temperature.
2. Agriculture grade sulphur, 99% sulphur content with 100% passing a 16 mesh screen and 50%
passing a 100 mesh screen.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 PREPARATION

A. Soil mix shall conform to the following requirements:
1. Salinity (ECe x 1000) less than 4.0
2. SAR less than 4.0
3. pH 6.5 to 7.5
4. Boron (by saturation extraction) less than 0.7 ppm

B. Soil mix is to be mixed in the quantities of proportions as indicated below according to the procedures
outlined in 3.01 E
1. Planting Soil Mix:
a. 75% Sand
b. 25% Composted fir bark mulch
c. 2 Kg Controlled Release Fertilizer per cubic meter.
d. 2 Kg Soil Sulphur per cubic meter

C. In the event that the pH of soil mix exceeds 7.5 the sand portion of the mix will be amended with suitable
additives (soil sulphur, sulphuric acid, or other approved amendments) to bring the resultant soil mix into the
specified range of 6.5 to 7.5. Such additives will be added to the sand prior to addition of the organic
amendment. After adding such additives the sand will be leached to bring the salinity, SAR, pH and Boron
of the resultant mix within the ranges indicated in Part 3.01 A.

D. One trial lot of two (2) m
3
will be prepared by the Contractor prior to the start of full soil mixing operations.
Samples of these trials will be submitted for analysis. The analysis will include specific recommendations for
changes in the soil mix formulations. The Contractor shall submit such analysis and recommendations to
the Engineer/Resident Engineer. With the Engineer's/ Resident Engineer's approval, the Contractor may
begin full soil mixing operations.

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1. Mix physical ingredients (sand, sulphur, composted fir bark mulch and fertilizer) to a uniform
mixture. Mixing method shall be by wind rowing/tilling on an approved hard surface area and
according to acceptable horticultural practices as approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.
The organic portion should be moist.
2. Apply fertilizer ingredients and mix until homogenous.

F. The resultant mix will be moistened to about 5-10%.




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SECTION 02925

PLANTING PROCEDURES AND MATERIALS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 WORK INCLUDED

A. Setting out by staking on site the location of all individual plants prior to construction of irrigation works.

B. Transporting plants from plant holding area.

C. Digging plant pits to size specified in planting details.

D. Placing, compacting and leveling planting soil.

E. Planting all trees, palms, shrubs, ground covers and vines.

F. Supplying and installing tree staking and guying materials.

G. Maintain plant material and associated landscape materials throughout the installation and maintenance
period.

1.02 REFERENCES

A. American National Standards Institute Z60.1 (ANSI).

1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Perform work with personnel experienced in the work required of this Section under direction of a skilled
foreman.

B. Personnel and equipment shall be as specified in Section 02900/1.05.

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Samples shall be submitted in the approved form to the Engineer/Resident Engineer for review/approval.
No materials shall be used until they are approved in writing by the Engineer/Resident Engineer. Samples
shall be retained by the Engineer/Resident Engineer and all subsequent delivery of materials shall conform
to the approved samples.

1. Prepared soil mix (1 kg) with laboratory test report
2. Tree stakes (one), tree tie (one)
3. Soil separator (one square meter)
4. Decomposed granite top dressing (2 kg.)
5. Stone surfacing (2 kg.)
6. Wood battens for palms (3 Nos.)
7. Burlap and wire for wrapping palms (1 sq. m & 1m)
8. Drainage stone (1 kg)
9. Clay fired brick pavers
10. Stone paving materials i.e. granite, limestone, etc.
11. Ceramic tile
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14. Fir bark mulch top dressing (1 kg)
15. Kool deck surface (one square meter)
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B. Manufacturer's Literature:

1. Submit two (2) copies of manufacturer's literature for the following products. Products shall be
reviewed and approved in writing by the Engineer/Resident Engineer. Materials shall not be used
until approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer. Samples shall be retained by the
Engineer/Resident Engineer and all subsequent delivery of materials shall conform to the
approved samples and labels.

a. Fertilizer
b. Pesticide
c. Anti-desiccant
d. Tree wound paint


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 PLANT MATERIALS

A. All plant materials are as specified in drawings and plant list.

2.02 ACCESSORIES

A. Prepared soil mix as per approved soil mix of this section.

B. Mulch: Nitrified composted fir bark mulch with iron by "Forest Magic" or approved equal.

C. Guying and Staking Material:
1. Stakes shall be straight and sound of approved soft wood. They shall be not less than 5 cm
square or 6 cm diameter if round. If insect repellant wood is not used, stakes shall be treated with
an approved preservative. Stakes to be approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.
2. Tree ties:
Guying cable shall be 12 gauge U.S. pliable galvanized steel. Hose for protecting the tree against
abrasion of the cable shall be reinforced two-ply rubber or plastic hose of suitable length and
diameter.

D. Fertilizer
1. Fertilizer to be added to tree, palm and shrub pits shall be SIERRATABS 21 gram slow release
fertilizer tablets manufactured by Sierra Chemical Co., or approved equal.
2. Fertilizer to be added to trees, palms and shrubs during maintenance period shall be as specified
elsewhere in this specification.
3. Agriculture grade sulphur, 99% sulphur content with 100% passing a 16 mesh screen and 50%
passing a 100 mesh screen.

E. Fungicide : Fungicide shall be as required to be reviewed and approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

F. Anti-desiccant : Anti-desiccant shall be an emulsion which provides a protective film over plant surface and
permeable enough to permit transpiration. It should be delivered in containers of the manufacturer, mixed
according to the manufacturer's directions, and shall be equal to "Wiltpruf", manufactured by Nursery
Speciality Products, Inc., Groton Falls, New York,; "D-Way" manufactured by Plant Produce Company, Blue
Point, Long Island; or "Foli-Gard, manufactured by E-Z F10 Chemical Company, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

G. Herbicide : Pre-emergence and post emergence herbicide shall be as approved by the Engineer/Resident
Engineer.




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H. Tree Wound Paint : Tree Wound paint shall be Cabot's dressing or approved equal.




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I. Soil Separator : Soil separator shall be "TERRAM 1000" by ICI Fibers-Gwent, UK, "Weed-check Landscape
Mat" by Brighton By-products Co. Inc, New Brighton, PA, USA, "Mirafi 140S" 30 mil, nonwoven
polypropylene and polyethylene fabric 150 pounds, by Celanese Fibers Marketing Co., distributed by
Bowman Construction and Supply Inc., Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. or approved equal.

J. Drainage Stone : Drainage Stone shall consist of minimum 2.5 cm diameter angular crushed stone. It shall
be washed free of dirt, organic matter, clay, clay film and objectionable material and be in conformance with
ASTM C-33 Table 2. It shall be located as shown on details and plans.

K. Decomposed granite top dressing : Decomposed granite top dressing shall be inch minus size, Madison
gold colour.

L. Protective Fencing: Protective fencing shall consist of wire fencing and steel posts.
1. Wire fencing shall be galvanized steel 10 gauge wire with wires spaced not more than 15 cm
vertically and 15 cm horizontally. Total height of fencing shall be not less than 1.2 meters from
grade to the highest wire.
2. Steel posts shall be specifically made for the purpose and of a length appropriate to the height of
the fence. Posts shall have provision for attaching wire fencing integral with the construction of the
post. Posts shall be galvanized and painted black.

M. Stone surfacing:

Stone surfacing for water feature shall be a minimum of 1 cm. diameter and maximum of 2.5 cm. diameter.
It shall be of hard, igneous rock with smooth, rounded form. It shall be in earth tone colors of brown, beigh,
gray, etc. It shall be free of dirt, organic matter, clay and other objectionable material.

N. Fir bark mulch top dressing : Mulch top dressing shall be composted fir bark mulch. Particle size shall be
not less than 5mm dia and not greater than 8mm dia.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 PREPARATION

A. The Contractor shall review the applicable architectural or engineering drawings and shall be familiar with
the alignment of utility lines, ducts, irrigation lines and buried cables existing in the area. The Contractor
shall field check the location of utilities shown on the drawings before any installation of material or plants.
The Contractor shall be responsible for all damage resulting from any neglect or failure to comply with this
requirement.

B. Rough grading shall be examined to ensure that rough grading and all other subsurface work in planting
beds is done prior to starting of planting.

C. After the installation of all planting and irrigation, the Contractor shall also fine grade all areas other than
those receiving ground cover. These areas shall be recompacted where necessary and raked to remove
any rocks, stones, or other debris greater than 12 mm in diameter. The grade shall be smooth, even, and
continuous with variations from finish grade to be no greater than plus or minus 25 mm.

3.02 MARKING AND LAYOUT

A. Prior to the construction of irrigation works the contractor shall set the following groups of plant species
using a suitable marker, flag etc. to denote the location of the plants for approval by the Engineer/Resident
Engineer.
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iii) Small Trees
iv) Large Shrubs
v) Small shrubs and Vines
vi) Ground cover plants (typical sample areas only)

B. No excavation or placement of planting soil mix shall begin until layout of the planting beds and trees has
been approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer. Contractor shall supply replacement soil at no
additional cost to the Owner.

C. Layout of bed outlines shall be staked and stakes shall be driven in at tree and shrub locations. All shrub
and typical sample ground cover plant rows shall be marked and coordinated with tree locations.

D. The Contractor shall give the Engineer/Resident Engineer a fifteen (15) day notice in writing before the
inspection of staking. Daily inspections will be made as necessary. The Engineer/Resident Engineer
reserves the right to refuse inspection if, in his opinion, an insufficient quantity of work is available to be
checked.

E. The Engineer/Resident Engineer will inspect the staked locations of the bed outlines and palm tree and
canopy tree locations in the field, and will direct the Contractor to adjust their locations as required.

3.03 GROUND COVER BED PREPARATION

A. Protect all existing underground improvements and utilities from damage. Any damage to such
improvements and utilities must be repaired or replaced by the Contractor at no additional cost to the
Employer.

B. Remove all foreign material, debris, roots, stones, plant parts and contaminated soil from the site. Do not
bury such material on site.

C. The planting soil mix shall be placed over the compacted sub-base and compacted using water saturation to
the full mix depth. The area shall be levelled to within plus or minus 50 mm and then again be thoroughly
irrigated with water to eliminate air pockets and settle soil. The soil shall be evenly moistened to a depth of
300 mm. After the irrigation system has been installed the Contractor shall recompact and settle all
disturbed areas and fine grade to a smooth continuous grade.

D. All germinating weeds shall be removed from the area and the soil shall form a smooth continuous grade,
after planting and during maintenance.

3.04 EXCAVATION OF PLANTING PITS

A. Excavation for planting shall extend to the required subgrades as indicated on the Drawings. The minimum
depths of plant pits or beds shown on the Drawings shall be measured from finished grade. If sides of
planting pits become glazed, the glazed surfaces shall be scarified.

B. The Contractor shall take precautions not to damage the previously installed irrigation system. Damage to
irrigation shall be corrected at no cost to the Owner.

C. Remove all excavated material from the site on a daily basis.

D. If rock, underground construction, or other obstructions are encountered in the excavation of plant pits,
alternate locations may be selected as determined by the Engineer/Resident Engineer. Where location
cannot be changed, as determined by the Engineer/Resident Engineer, the Contractor shall alter or remove
the obstruction to a depth of not less than 500 mm below the required pit depth.

E. The Engineer/Resident Engineer shall determine if a drainage test is required and shall instruct the
contractor accordingly.



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3.05 PLANT PIT DRAINAGE TEST

A. Testing the drainage of plant pits shall be done by auger hole percolation test procedure which includes
filling each pit 10 cm deep with water. The Engineer/Resident Engineer shall be notified of any plant pit that
does not drain the water in Three (3) hours. Planting shall not proceed until the Engineer/Resident Engineer
has reviewed test pit results.
B. If remedial action is required because of unsatisfactory drainage of planting pits, the Engineer/Resident
Engineer will advise the Contractor as to what remedial action should be taken. The Contractor shall not
undertake remedial action until approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

3.06 PLANTING

A. Where possible planting operations shall be confined to one area at a time. The object being to prepare,
plant and finish each landscape area in one operation complete with its own functioning irrigation system.

B. Excavate soil from pits as required. Remove all excavated material from the site.

C. Loosen subsoil at base of planting pits. Place drainage rock and soil separator, if required, before addition
of prepared soil mix.

D. Set the plants at the same relationship to finished grade as they bore to the ground from which they were
dug or soil level in their container. This does not apply to planting palms.

E. Move and handle plants by container or rootball only. Large Palms and Trees which are moved by crane or
front end loader must be protected so as not to damage the rootball, trunk, branches or fronds, See Section
02905.

F. Set all planting plumb and brace trees, palms and shrubs rigidly in position until the prepared soil mix has
been consolidated around rootball by water settlement.

G. When planting Trees and Palms, backfill the tree pits in 500 mm lifts of prepared soil mix, water thoroughly
and lightly tamp to eliminate all air pockets in the prepared soil mix.

H. Cut ropes or strings from the tops of all plants after plant has been set and guyed, except palms.

I. Plant containers shall be cut off all container grown plants and removed. Do not break or disturb rootball
while planting.

J. Shape grade around tree pits and planting beds as shown on the drawings and correct all compaction
deficiencies.

K. Ground cover and small shrub areas shall be planted in neat rows with spacing as shown on drawings.

L. Water all plants immediately after planting. Install a water basin around each plant during the plant
establishment period as directed by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

M. Immediately after planting, all plant material should be sprayed with anti-desiccant, applying an adequate
film over trunks, branches, twigs, and/or foliage.

N. Each fifteen (15) gallon tree shall be staked in accordance with the details, immediately following planting
and spraying. Plants shall stand plumb after staking.

O. Apply fir bark mulch, stone or other top dressing at the specified depth to all planting beds as noted on the
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P. Contractor shall take extreme care in the handling of plant material to avoid breaking or damaging the root
ball. Plants that have been damaged by poor handling may be rejected by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

3.07 PRUNING

A. Pruning shall be done after planting and staking operations are complete.

B. Pruning shall be done only by an experienced horticulturist or arborist. Do not prune until guidelines for
pruning have been established in the field with the Engineer/Resident Engineer. The Engineer/Resident
Engineer shall require that several trees or shrubs be pruned by the Horticulturist or Arborist in his presence,
such pruning being prototypical for the entire job.
C. Plants shall be pruned according to standard horticultural practice to preserve the natural character of the
plant. Tip back crowns if so instructed.

D. Remove all dead wood, suckers and broken or badly bruised branches.

E. All saw cuts on branches larger than 2 cm, to be made with 3 cuts, i.e. undercut, stub cutoff and final cut.

F. Only clean sharp proper tools shall be used. Do not use pruning shears where loppers are required or
loppers where a pruning saw is required.

G. All cuts over 1.0 cm in diameter shall be covered with tree wound paint.

3.08 INSTALLATION OF PROTECTIVE FENCING

A. Fences shall be erected around planting beds or as directed by Engineer/Resident Engineer.

B. Fence posts shall be spaced at intervals not to exceed 2.5 meters. Posts shall be driven such that they are
plumb.

C. Wire fencing shall be stretched taut and secured to posts.

D. Fences and posts shall be removed from the site by the Contractor as directed by the Engineer/ Resident
Engineer.

3.09 INSTALLATION OF GRAVEL MULCH TOP DRESSING

A. Gravel mulch to be used as a top dressing around the base of trees and palms except as otherwise shown
on plans and details.

B. Gravel mulch top dressing shall be placed in designated areas in an even layer 4cm thick.

3.10 INSTALLATION OF FIR BARK MULCH TOP DRESSING

A. Fir Bark mulch to be used as top dressing in planting beds where gravel mulch is not specified.

B. Fir Bark mulch top dressing shall be placed in an even layer 2cm thick.

C. Fir Bark mulch top dressing should be placed immediately after planting and installation of the irrigation
systems.



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SECTION 02930

LAWNS

To be read in conjunction with Conditions of Contract and other Conditions.

PART 1 - GENERAL

Lawn areas (Grass) to be Paspalum Vaginatum planted from stolens or Stenotaphrum Secundatum (St. Augustine Grass)
planted from Sod.

1.01 WORK INCLUDED

A. Preparation of subgrade to receive planting soil mix.
B. Spreading/compaction/levelling of planting soil mix.
C. Stolonising, laying sod and fertilizing
D. Maintaining stolonised and sodded areas throughout Maintenance Period.
E. Restoration

1.02 REFERENCES

A. American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z60.1-1990
B. See Section 02905, Division 1.03
C. American Society of Agronomy Publication - Turfgrass, Monograph 14.
D. Golf Course Management by James B. Beard
E. Grass - U.S.D.A. Year Book of Agriculture.

1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Planting Soil Mix must conform to Section 02920.

B. Perform work with personnel experienced in the work required of this Section under direction of an
experienced foreman who has directed stolonising and sod laying operations of similar scale and preferably
in arid climates similar to Kuwait.

C. See Quality Assurance, Section 02900 Landscaping works.

1.04 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. Deliver Paspalum Vaginatum (Adalyd grass) stolons in original containers as provided by INTURFCO, P. O.
Box 3098, Plan Desert California, USA., telex 751705 TURFUD or approved equal. Stolons must arrive in
healthy growing conditions suitable for immediate planting.

B. Deliver Stenotaphrum Secundatum (St. Augustine Grass) Sod in rolls.

C. Deliver fertilizer in waterproof bags showing weight, chemical analysis and name of manufacturer.

D. Standard of measurement for stolons shall be a bushel which shall be defined as 10 lbs of stolons material.

E. Stolons and Sod must be shipped in cold storage. Temperature range in shipment shall be 45 deg. to 50
deg. F. Maximum time allowed from cutting stolons or sod at the supplier to placing them in the ground shall
no shall not exceed 10 weeks, provided they are kept refrigerated.




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F. Time between removal from refrigeration and placement shall not exceed 10 days and storage during that
time shall be in a cool, dry place with temperatures not exceeding 75 degrees F.

G. Close co-ordination between the Contractor and supplier is essential to assure that stolons and sod arrives
on site at the proper time for planting.
H. Proof of Supplier's cutting date and time must be shown to the Engineer/Resident Engineer upon the arrival
of the stolons and sod to the project site. If the time from cutting the stolons or sod to its arrival on site
exceeds that which is specified in Item 1.05 E above, the stolons will be rejected by the Engineer/Resident
Engineer.

1.05 EXISTING CONDITIONS

A. Beginning the work stipulated in this Section means acceptance of existing conditions.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 GROWING MEDIA

A. See Section 02920 Planting Soil Mix, for growing media.

B. Lawn fertilizer shall be 16-20-00 used one time per year. Urea shall be used for all remaining treatments.
Urea shall be used on the regular bases during growing season or as directed by the Engineer/Resident
Engineer.

2.02 GRASS STOLONS AND SOD

A. Grass Stolons shall be Paspalum Vaginatum and shall be fresh living sections or rhizomes and stems having
nodes which will produce growth when properly layed and maintained. Stolons shall be grown from high
quality vegetative materials in soil treated with approved pesticides, and be free of diseases, insects and
weeds or weed seed.

B. Stolons shall be cut to between 3.0cm and 10cm in length.

2.03 ACCESSORIES

A. Herbicides
1. Pre-emergent herbicide shall be Balon or Surflan by Elanco Products Co., Indianapolis, Indiana
46206, U.S.A. or approved equal.
2. Post emergent herbicide shall be reviewed and approved by Engineer/Resident Engineer.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 LAWN AREA PREPARATION

A. The Contractor shall identify and protect all existing underground improvement and utilities from damage.
Any damage to such improvements and utilities must be repaired or replace by the Contractor at no
additional cost to the owner at the discretion of the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

B. Remove all foreign material, debris, roots, stones, plants and contaminated soil from the site. Do not store
such material on site.

C. Do not lay sod without permission of Engineer/Resident Engineer if night time temperature fall below 45 Deg
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D. All grass areas will be rough graded to a depth of 30 cm below finished grade plus or minus 5.0 cm by the
contractor.

E. The planting soil shall then be place over the compacted subgrade and compacted by flooding it and
bringing it to field capacity. The area shall be levelled to within plus or minus 2.5 cm and then be thoroughly
irrigated with water to a depth of 20 cm to eliminate air pockets and settle soil. After the irrigation has been
installed the Contractor shall recompact and settle all disturbed areas and fine grade to within plus or minus
0.6 cm.

F. After a period of ten days, all germinating weeds shall be removed from the stolon area and the soil mix
reveled to form a smooth continuous grade.
3.02 STOLONISING

A. Stolons should be spread over the prepared area at rate of 8 bushels per 1000 square feet (8 bushels per
95 square meters) and pressed 1/2" (1.27 cm) into the soil by means of a stolon crimper, by hand or other
piece of approved equipment. It shall then be rolled and leveled int eh even of low spots.

B. Immediately after planting the area shall be irrigated until the top 8.0 cm is wetted. The planting soil must be
kept damp at all times until the stolons shown signs of significant growth.

3.03 MAINTENANCE

A. Maintenance Period shall be until final acceptance.

B. Maintain surfaces and supply additional planting soil mix where necessary, including areas affected by
settling.

C. Water to ensure uniform sod growth.

D. Apply water slowly so that surface will neither puddle nor crust.

E. Mow grass regularly with a reel-type mower. Mowing shall commence when 50% of the grass exceeds 4.0
cm. Remove clippings immediately after mowing.

F. After first mowing water grass sufficiently to moisten soil to 7 to 15 cm depth.

G. Apply herbicides when weeds start developing, during calm weather, according to manufacturers
recommendations.

H. Re-Stolonise any bare, thin or dead areas and eroded areas larger than 15cm x 15cm.

I. Fertilizer shall be distributed on designated areas during period when grass is dry. Fertilizer conforming to
physical condition, packaging and marking as specified under Products shall be provided. For each
application of fertilizer, apply 1.0 kg/100 square metres uniformly over the area, in two successive
applications using half of the quality for each application, applied at right angles to each other. In
refertilization operations, the following sequence shall be observed.
1. Mow turf
2. Apply fertilizer
3. Surface irrigate to force fertilizer downward.

3.04 RESTORATION

A. Restore pavement, concrete, grassed areas, planted areas, or structures, damaged during execution of work
of this Section at no additional cost to the Owner, as directed by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

3.05 ACCEPTANCE



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A. Stolonised areas shall have total coverage of 75% in the first 2 months after planting. Contractor must
restolonise bare areas to provide an even stand of turf.

B. Stolonised areas will be accepted at the end of the maintenance period if the grass exhibits vigorous free
growth, is completely established, and provides a coverage of 100% with no bare, dead, or brown spots.





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SECTION02950

TREES, SHRUBS, VINES AND GROUND COVERS


PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 WORK INCLUDED

A. Preparation of subsoil

B. Plant quality and size

1.02 REFERENCES

A. American Standard for Nursery Stock, ANSI Z 60.1-1990

B. FS O-F-241 - Fertilizers, mixed, commercial.

1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Nursery: Company specializing in growing and cultivating plants and approved by the Agricultural Department of
Kuwait.

B. Installer: Company specializing in installing and planting plants and approved by the Agricultural Department of
Kuwait.

1.04 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. Deliver products to site under provisions of Section 02905.

B. Store and protect products under provisions of Section 02905.

C. Deliver fertilizer in waterproofing bags showing weight, chemical analysis, and name of manufacturer.

D. Protect plants until planted.

E. Deliver plant materials immediately prior to placement. Keep plants moist.

1.05 ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

A. Consider local conditions and the planting and growing season in Kuwait.

1.06 SEQUENCING AND SCHEDULING

A. Coordinate the work of this Section with installation of underground irrigation system, utilities, piping and
watering heads.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 PLANT SIZE AND QUALITY

A. Palms:



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1. The Contractor shall supply palm trees as specified in the plant list. They shall be of a quality equal to
palms designated as "Florida Fancy", in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service
Publication - Part II Palms and Trees referred to in this section.
2. All palms shall be of sound health, vigorous and free of disease or insect infestation or damage.
3. Fronds shall exhibit no signs of moisture stress. All palms shall have straight trunks. Any tree having
a weak or thin trunk not capable of supporting itself when planted in the open will not be accepted.
4. The minimum acceptable sizes are as follows:
Ten meter and six meter - The trunk portion, exclusive of fronds shall be ten meter or six meters in
length. The root ball shall be full and fibrous and 120 cm in diameter or 1.5 times the diameter of the
trunk measured at the base of the crown whichever is larger.

B. Trees:
1. All parts shall be of sound health, vigorous and free of all disease or insect infestation or damage.
2. The Contractor shall supply trees as specified in the plant list. They shall be of a quality equal to
standards set forth in referenced standard ANSI Z60.1 - 1990.
3. Trees shall have a straight trunk throughout their height and any tree with a weak, thin trunk not
capable of supporting itself when planted in the open will not be accepted. The minimum acceptable
size of all plants measured before pruning, with branches in normal position, shall conform to the
measurements specified within the plant list. Plants larger in size than specified may be used, but the
use of larger plants shall not affect the contract price. If larger plants are used, increase the ball of
earth or spread of roots proportionately.

C. Container Grown Plants:
1. All container grown plants shall be healthy, vigorous, well rooted and established in the container
which they are to be planted from. They shall have tops which are of good quality, normal size for the
species, and are in healthy growing condition. Plants shall not be root bound.
2. Plants shall conform to the varieties specified in the plant list and be true to botanical name as listed in
Hortus Third Standardized Plant Names. Plants shall be in accordance with ANSI Z60.1 - 1990
except as otherwise stated in the specifications or shown on the plans. Where the drawings or
specifications are in conflict with ANSIZ60.1 - 1990 the drawings and specifications shall prevail.
a. Container grown plant shall be a plant transplanted to a container and grown in that
container sufficiently long for the new fibrous roots to have developed so that the root mass
will retain its shape and hold together when removed from the container.
b. Liner stock shall be free from abnormal circling, kinking or twisting of the root systems.
Container size shall be 2-1/4 inches or 5.0cm (trade designation).
c. The Engineer/Resident Engineer reserves the right to have the contractor remove any plant
from its container to inspect the roots for binding or inadequate development.

3. Container sizes are of the following trade designations.

Sizes for most standard trees and shrubs are as follows:

SIZE CONTAINER SIZE OR
EQUIVALENT VOLUME

1 Gallon 15 cm dia x 20 cm deep
5 Gallon 23 cm dia.x 26 cm deep
15 Gallon 40 cm wide x 45 cm deep
24 Box 60 cm wide x 60 cm deep
36 Box 90 cm wide x 90 cm deep
48 Box 120 cm wide x 120 cm deep



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2.02 PLANTING SOIL MIX

A. Planting soil mix shall be as specified in Section 02920.

B. Mix prepared soil as herein specified prior to being placed in planting pits.
2.03 ACCESSORIES

A. Wrapping Materials: Burlap.

B. Stakes: Softwood lumber, pointed end.

C. Cable, Wire, Eye Bolts and Turnbuckles: Non-corrosive, of sufficient strength to withstand wind pressure and
resultant movement of plant life.

D. Plant Protectors: Rubber sleeves over cable to protect plant stems, trunks and branches.

2.04 VERIFICATION

A. Provide certification of inspection by the Agricultural Department of Kuwait.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 EXAMINATION

A. Verify that prepared subsoil is ready to receive work of this section.

B. Saturate soil with water to test drainage.

C. Verify that required underground utilities are available, in proper location, and ready for use.

3.02 PREPARATIONOF SUBSOIL

A. Prepare subsoil to eliminate uneven areas. Maintain profiles and contours. Make changes in grade gradual.
Blend slopes into level areas.

B. Remove foreign materials, weeds and undesirable plants and their roots. Remove contaminated subsoil.

C. Dig pits and beds larger than plant root system as shown on drawings and details.

3.03 PLANTING

A. Place plants for best appearance for review and final orientation by Engineer/Resident Engineer.

B. Set plants vertical.

C. Set plants in pits or beds, partly filled with planting soil mix. Remove wires or containers from the root ball.

D. Place plant materials so roots lie in a natural position. Backfill planting soil mix in layers. Maintain plant
materials in vertical position.

E. Saturate soil with water when the pit or bed is half full of prepared soil mix and again when full.

3.04 PLANT LOCATIONS

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B. Place shrubs at least 50 cm from foundation, walls and walks for protection of stem walls, and as much further
as character of growth demands.

C. The Engineer/Resident Engineer will check the stakeout of all planting areas and planting pit locations prior to
excavation.




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3.05 PLANT SUPPORT

Brace plants vertically with plant protector wrapped guy wires and stakes to the following;

Tree Size Tree Support Method

15 gallon 3 stakes with two ties
24 box 3 stakes or guyed
4 meter Ht. Date Palms Wood braces (3) as shown in details



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SECTION 02960

HARDSCAPE MATERIALS


PART 1 - GENERAL

Hardscape materials to include clay fired brick pavers, granite pavers and limestone pavers and cladding. Limestone pavers
and cladding to be as specified in section 04400, exterior stonework of the architectural specification.

1.01 WORK INCLUDED

A. The work covered by this section comprises furnishing all plant, labour, equipment, appliance and materials
and performing all operations in connection with hardscape materials.

1.02 REFERENCES

A. Comply with the applicable provisions and recommendations of the following ;
1. BS 7533-1 : 2001
2. BS 7533 : Part 3 : 1997
3. BS 6677 : Part 1 : 1986
4. ASTM Standards : C43, C67, C88, C410 and C418

1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. The fabricator shall have a minimum of 10 years successful experience in the fabrication of granite and brick
pavers in sizes, shapes and finishes to units required for this project and shall have adequate facilities to
provide the units.

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Shop Drawings : Submit shop drawings indicating the dimensions of units, details of special shapes and
reinforcing for each unit and installation layout indicating reference to nearest grids and any other important
features.

B. Samples :
1. Submit 200 x 100 x 65mm samples of clay fired brick pavers in all colours and finishes for
preliminary approval of colour and finish. The colour range and texture for the finished units shall
be within limits established by the approved samples.
2. Submit 300 x 600 x 65mm samples of granite pavers in all colours and finishes for preliminary
approval of colour and finish. The colour range and texture for the finished units shall be within
limits established by the approved samples.
3. Submit 100x100x80mm Basalt stone sample in all colours and finishes for preliminary approval of
colour and finish. The colour range and texture for the finished units shall be within limits
established by the approved samples.


C. Product Data : Submit manufacturers technical data for the types of manufactured hardscape units.
Including certification that the types of manufactured units comply with specified requirements.

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A. Following approval of the samples construct full scale visual mock-ups of hardscape materials showing all
patterns and edge conditions, to simulate final condition. Mock-up, if approved, may be used in the final
work.

1.06 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. All materials, in so far as practicable shall be delivered in the manufacturers original unopened containers
and packages with seals unbroken and labels intact and shall be stored in a dry place. Materials such as
cements which are partially caked, the containers for which show water strains, or which are otherwise
damaged or unsuitable for use, shall be removed from the site immediately.
B. Take all necessary precautions to prevent chipping, cracking or other damage during the unloading, and
storage on the site. Damaged hardscape materials will not be allowed to be installed, and should any
damage be found in installed work, such work shall be removed immediately and replaced with new
material. The Contractor shall assume all expenses incurred therefrom.

1.07 COORDINATION

A. The work of this Section shall be completely coordinated with the work of other Sections. Verify dimensions
and work of other trades which adjoin materials of this Section before the installation of items herein.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. Clay Fired Brick Pavers

The clay pavers shall be wirecut chamfered pavers with integral spacers and shall be classified as Type PB
to BS 6677 : Part 1 : 1986. The pavers shall exhibit the following technical characteristics :

Classification PB type paver, BS 6677 : Part 1 : 1986, Table 1
Durability FL Designation, BS 3921 : 1985, Table 3
Transverse breaking load > 20 kN (mean)
Limits of Size Type PB BS 6677 : Part 1 : 1986, Table 2
Standard Work Size 200 x 100 x 65mm (including integral spacers)
Dry weight per paver 2.8 kg (typically)
Density 2300kg/m
3
(typically)
Skid Resistance Mean wet unpolished skid resistance value (UPV) : >70
Mean wet polished skid resistance value (PPV) : > 50
Abrasion resistance < 300mm
3

Clay type Coal measure clay shale
Colours : To be Selected by the clients
Marshalls PLC
Southowram
Halifax, UK

National Industries Kuwait

Or equivalent approved

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1. General : Provide granite stone of soundness (hardness and density), texture, graining, finish,
crystal patterning, colour and tone matching the sample in the Resident Engineer office (and
subject to the Engineers review) and satisfying the performance criteria specified. Granite shall
be sound and free from cracks, seams, starts and other defects which will impair strength,
durability, finish appearance and is supplied from a single quarry source, with sufficient capacity,
to satisfy the total requirements of the project.
a. Quarry and fabrication plant facilities shall be available for the Owners and the
Engineers inspection at any time.
b. The Owner shall test the granite stone in accordance with the requirements of Paragraph
Quality Control.
c. Visual Qualities of Granite : The Colour, grain and general character of all granite
provided shall be of a range consistent with the samples submitted to the Landscape
Architect. Granite which, in the opinion and judgement of the Landscape Architect, fails
to comply with this requirement may be rejected by the Landscape Architect at any time
during the course of the work. The Contractor shall bear all the costs associated with the
removal and replacement of such rejected stone with acceptable material.

2. Granite : Comply with ASTM C119, Natural Building Stone, in addition to the other reference
standards specified for the respective species.

C. Sand :

1. Sand to be pure silica sand complying with ASTM C144 sieve size.
2. The clay and silt content shall not exceed 3%.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 WORKMANSHIP

A. The Contractor shall be responsible for preparing a proper surface to receive the hardscape materials.

B. Floor slabs and concrete to receive a hardscape paving finish shall be clean and free of all foreign matter
detrimental to the bond.

3.02 PROTECTION OF CLEAN UP

A. At the end of each day, remove from the site and dispose of all cartons, rubbish and debris resulting from
the work of this section.





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SECTION02970

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

PART I - GENERAL

1.01 WORK INCLUDED

A. The Contractor shall furnish and supply all materials, equipment and labor for maintenance of all landscaped
areas installed as part of this contract.

B. The work shall include, but not be limited to mowing, weed control, insect control, disease control, pruning and
replacement of sub-standard or dead plant material.

C. The Contractor shall perform all work in a manner to comply with the original installation specifications.

D. The Contractor shall also be responsible for required maintenance as contained in other Sections of the
contract.

E. Contractor shall perform maintenance for a period of two years commencing with substantial completion of the
project.

1.02 REFERENCES

A. ASTM : American Society for Testing and Materials
B. ANSI : American National Standards Institute
C. BS : British Standard

1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Ordinances and Regulations:

Local Ministry, Municipality, State of Kuwait laws, and rules and regulations governing or relating to any portion
of this work, are hereby incorporated into and made a part of these specifications, and their provisions shall be
carried out by the Contractor. Anything contained in these specifications shall not be construed to conflict with
any of the above rules and regulations of requirements of the same. However, when these specifications and
drawings call for or describe materials, workmanship, construction operations/ maintenance of a better quality,
higher standard, or larger size than is required by the above rules and regulations, the provisions of these
contract documents shall take precedence.

B. Manufacturer's Directions:

Manufacturer's directions and detailed drawings shall be followed in all cases where the manufacturers used in
the contract furnish directions covering points not explained in the contract documents.

1.04 STANDARDS AND CODES

A. Unless otherwise stated, the standards, codes and publications in their latest edition at date of enterprise shall
be considered as part of this specification.

1.05 SUBMITTALS

A. The following shall be submitted unless otherwise approved elsewhere.
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2. For other than standard products, analysis by a laboratory and methods approved by the
Engineer/Resident Engineer.
3. Manufacturer's or vendor's certified analysis for fertilizer micronutrients and chemical control (weed,
insect, disease) products.
4. Sand and organic amendments: a laboratory analysis containing the items as indicated below by
methods and a laboratory approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

a. Salinity (EC)
b. pH
c. Boron (by hot water extraction method)
d. Particle sizes and percent passing using U.S. Standard sieves.
e. Moisture content
f. Bulk density
g. Organic matter (by ash)
h. Total Nitrogen (%)
i. Organic Nitrogen (%)
j. Nitrate Nitrogen (ppm)
k. Ammonium Nitrogen (ppm)
l. Available Phosphorous (ppm)
m. Available Potassium (ppm)
n. Available Calcium (ppm)
o. Available Magnesium (ppm)
p. Dilute Acid Soluble Ion (%)
q. Half Saturation percentage

Note: Values for items d-q based on dry weight
5. Contractor shall submit a schedule of materials within 30 days after acceptance of the contract. This
schedule shall include:

a. Proposed equipment
b. Chemicals and fertilizers which the Contractor anticipates using on the job, including those
for the fertilizer injection units of the pump house.
c. A sample label for each producer being submitted for approval.

1.06 RECORD

A. The Contractor shall keep on site a maintenance log. The Contractor shall record daily all operations
performed. Copies of the daily work sheets log shall be sent to Owner and Engineer/Resident Engineer. This
log shall include:
1. Materials used including unit quantity, total quantity and method of application including water and
fertilizer consumption.
2. Repair work performed including plant replacements and equipment status.
3. Directions from Engineer/Resident Engineer and course of action taken.
4. A log of all required tests and inspections as outlined in these specifications.
5. Any other documentation necessary to provide a clear, traceable maintenance procedure.
6. A maintenance manual stipulating a complete schedule of resources including equipment,
consumables, and tasks to be performed, together with a list of suppliers and costs for each
maintenance function and resource.
7. A list of all maintenance personal and their C.V.'s shall be submitted to the Engineer/Resident
Engineer for approval. The designated personnel shall be on site full time during normal working
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submit a sample of the uniforms for approval. Penalty for non-compliance with this requirement shall
be KD. 10/- (Kuwaiti Dinars Ten only) per man per day.

1.07 ALTERNATE MATERIALS

A. Substitution of any product, material or equipment without prior written approval of the Engineer/Resident
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1.08 PRODUCT HANDLING

A. Deliver materials in manufacturer's original unopened containers, with each container identified with
manufacturer's name, brand or type. Materials shall be stored at location and in a manner approved by the
Engineer/Resident Engineer.

1.09 SCHEDULING

A. The Contractor shall coordinate with the facilities program coordinator monthly all of the activities scheduled for
the complex and the allowable forms of maintenance, any restricted areas and priorities. After schedule has
been prepared it shall be submitted to the Engineer/Resident Engineer for approval.


PART 2- PRODUCTS, MATERIALS ANDEQUIPMENT

2.01 GENERAL

A. Safety - Contractor shall be responsible for using, maintaining and storing all equipment and products in a safe
manner. this safety requirement includes but is not limited to, providing additional safety equipment, training of
all employees, protection of environment, protection of all persons within the area and determination of proper
weather conditions for safe use.

B. Suitability - The Contractor shall be responsible for determining suitability of any specific product for his need.
Use of an unsuitable or non-effective product does not release Contractor from his responsibility for the project.

C. Testing and Submittals
1. Contractor shall have a minimum of 6 soil samples and 2 water samples (one brackish and one fresh)
at locations as directed by Engineer/Resident Engineer, tested and analyzed for all items shown in
Section 1.05 A, 4. These tests shall be performed by a competent licensed soils testing laboratory as
approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.
2. Contractor shall cause to be performed, any and all tests necessary to identify or confirm a disease,
pest, nutrient or herbicide problem or suspected problem. These tests shall be at Contractor's
expense.
3. Engineer/Resident Engineer may cause to be performed, any tests which in his opinion will identify a
heretofore unidentified problem. Should these tests indicate or identify the problem, they shall be at
Contractor's expense.
4. Contractor shall submit, within 30 days of the date of enterprise, an anticipated list of products to be
used. This list must be approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer prior to use. Should additional
unanticipated products be required, these must be approved prior to use on site.
5. In addition to regularly scheduled soil testing, the contractor shall supply the following equipment for
use in monitoring soil fertility.
Two (2) Model B Oakfield Tube Soil samplers, each sample shall include:
one (1) 12" handle
two (2) 12" extension rods
one (1) 12" tube with No. S-2 tip
one (1) No. 13 carrying case
One (1) No. SD 3006S Solu-bridge Soil Tester Kit including the following:
one (1) SD-BI5 Soil Tester
one (1) CEL-PS2 Conductivity Cell
one (1) Thermometer
two (2) Measuring Flasks
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D. Warranty of Products - Should any product not perform as per manufacturer's warranty, the Contractor shall
immediately remedy the problem on site. Contractor may then elect to pursue the issue with the manufacturer.
Under no circumstances shall contractor delay treatment or remedy, pending manufacturer's honor or warranty.
Likewise, non-effectiveness of products does not release contractor from any and all responsibilities as outlined
in these specifications.

2.02 CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

The following products are suggested for use. These products must be approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer prior
to use. Other products may also be used and should be included on the list of anticipated products by the Contractor.

A. Pesticides
1. Malathion or Diazinon - Contact, leaf applied pesticide. Use according to manufacturer's
recommendations.
2. Metasystox-R [2-(ethsulfinyl) ethol] 0.0 - dimethyl phoshorothioate - Systemic, leaf-applied pesticide.
3. Di-system 0.0 - diethyl X-[z-8 ethylthiote) ethyl] phosphorotioate - Systemic, soil applied pesticide.

B. Herbicides - The Contractor shall not, under any circumstances, use soil sterilants on this site.
1. Surflan 75-WP-oryzalin - Pre-emergent herbicide
2. Ronstar-G-4%-oxa-dizaon - Pre-emergent herbicide.
3. Dacthal-DCPA - Pre-emergent herbicide
4. Buctril and Brominal - Both made from Bromoxynil. Should be used while weeds are young.
5. Fusilade - Fluzaisop - Buryl - For control of grasses in broadleaf shrubs.
6. Roundup - Glyphosate - Systemic herbicide. Contractor must be careful to avoid contact with
desirable vegetation.

C. Fertilizers:
1. Flowering ground covers - use fertilizer with 8-15%N, 30-45%p, 15-20%k. the use of a soluble
product for use through the drip system is recommended.
2. Ground Covers - 20-20-20 is recommended in soluble form for use through the drip system.
3. Shrubs and Trees - A high nitrogen fertilizer is recommended.
4. Iron - Iron chelate molecule 138.
5. Zinc - In form of zinc chelate, EDTA.

2.03 PLANT MATERIAL

A. Plant material shall be replaced in the same sizes as the original material with the following exceptions: plants
which have declined or died as a result of disease, pests, lack of water or negligence on the part of the
Contractor, shall be replaced with the same species of plant and of a size equal to the adjacent plant or the
average of all plants on site of the same species at the discretion of the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

B. Replacement material shall be the same as the original quality specified.

2.04 INERT MATERIALS

A. Inert materials shall conform to original installation specifications in all aspects.

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A. Maintenance Supervisor - The maintenance Supervisor shall have eight years experience in arid lands
landscape maintenance, of which six years are in a supervisory capacity. Four years of the supervisory
experience shall be as supervisor over an annual maintenance volume of KD 150,000. In lieu of eight years
experience, the landscape maintenance supervisor may have a degree in Horticulture, plant Science, Agronomy
or related Field and have four years supervisory experience over an annual landscape maintenance volume of
KD 150,000.
B. Landscape Foreman - The landscape Foreman shall have six years experience in arid lands landscape
maintenance, of which four years are supervisory over a crew of at least five people. In lieu of six years
experience, the landscape Foreman shall have a degree in Horticulture, Plant Science, Agronomy or a related
field and have two years maintenance experience in a supervisory capacity over a crew of at least five people.

C. Horticulturist - The Horticulturist should have a background in plant protection and be fully knowledgeable in arid
lands plant diseases, pests and other problems. The Horticulturist shall have a degree in Horticulture and 5
years experience or shall have 10 experience in Horticulture. Degrees in agronomy and or farming shall not be
acceptable.

D. The following skills are required on site. These skills do not necessarily have to be different personnel from
those specified above.
1. Mechanic - An equipment maintenance mechanic with two years experience in maintaining landscape
equipment. This person should have the capability to perform a major engine overhaul.
2. Soil test analysis - One member of the maintenance staff shall have the ability to read and interpret a
soil analysis report. This person shall be able to formulate a course of action to correct any problems
indicated in the soils reports.
3. Plant disease and pest identification - One member of the maintenance staff must have the ability to
identify and diagnose and pest problems. In addition, this person shall be able to select an
appropriate course of action to correct or eradicate those problems.

F. Above Personnel shall begin work immediately after the first area has been planted subject to the stipulations in
Section 02900. This shall not be construed as the Commencement of the Maintenance Period.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 GENERAL

A. The Contractor shall perform all operations in a safe and workmanlike manner. All operations shall conform to
any applicable codes and environmental safety standards.

3.02 CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

A. Pesticide Program
1. Safety - The Contractor shall supply all workers handling pesticides with proper clothing and
equipment necessary to insure worker safety. This includes, but is not limited to, coveralls, gloves,
eye protection and/or face protection. All pesticide application equipment shall be kept in a working
condition that will not endanger workers.
2. Training - The Contractor shall be responsible for training all workers utilizing pesticides. This
includes, but is not limited to, mixing techniques, rates and timing of application, use and maintenance
of equipment, safety precautions, disposal of waste.
3. Performance
a. Contractor shall submit to the Engineer/Resident Engineer a list of anticipated pesticides for
approval. Along with this list, contractor shall submit a label sheet from each pesticide.
Additional pesticides not anticipated in the list must be approved by the Engineer/Resident
Engineer prior to use on the job. Non-approval or delays in approval shall not release
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b. Contractor shall inspect, on a monthly basis, all plant material for presence of pests. This
inspection shall be noted in the maintenance log. Contractor shall also make casual
inspection during the course of other work for pest problems. These problems shall also be
noted in the maintenance log.
c. Upon detection of a pest problem, contractor shall immediately cause proper correctional
measures to be taken. These measures shall also be noted in the maintenance log.
d. Contractor shall be responsible for all damage caused by pests, whether detected or not.
Repair of damages may include additional fertilizers, amendments or replacement as
deemed necessary by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.
4. Storage - Contractor is responsible for storing all pesticides in a safe manner. This includes complying
with all recommendations on the label as well as all applicable codes. No pesticides shall be left
unlabelled on site. All pesticides shall be stored in an airconditioned locked storage room or building
located in the Contractor's site maintenance area. Herbicides shall be stored separate from other
chemicals.

B. Herbicide Program
1. Safety - The Contractor shall supply all workers handling herbicides with proper clothing and
equipment necessary to insure worker safety. This includes, but is not limited to protective clothing
and properly functioning equipment.
2. Training - The Contractor shall be responsible for training all workers utilizing herbicides. This training
shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, mixing techniques, rates of applications methods of
application, use and maintenance of equipment, safety precautions, disposal of waste and protection of
desirable vegetation.
3. Performance - The Contractor shall be responsible for maintaining all landscape areas under this
contract in a weedfree condition.
a. Contractor shall submit to the Engineer/Resident Engineer a list of anticipated weed control
products. Along with this list, Contractor shall submit a label sheet for each product.
Additional products not included on the list must be approved by the Engineer prior to use
on the job. Non-approval or delays in approval shall not relieve contractor from
responsibility as outlined in b. below.
b. Contractor shall inspect and remove, by chemical or manual means, all weeds and
unwanted vegetation from the project on a weekly basis.
c. Pre-emergents - The Contractor shall supply pre-emergents twice annually to reduce the
occurrences of weeds on the site. This pre-emergent shall be applied to all turf, rock and
shrub areas except those adversely affected by such chemicals.
d. Broadleaf Weed Control - The Contractor shall spot treat broadleaf weeds as they occur. If
needed, selective herbicides may be applied in areas of broad leaf infestation.
e. General weed Control - The Contractor may apply systemic herbicides in areas heavily
infested by weeds and unwanted grasses. Contractor shall exercise care not to damage
any desirable vegetation. Any plant material indicating herbicide damage shall be
immediately replaced at Contractor's expense.
f. Exclusions - Under no circumstances are soil sterilants to be used in this site.
4. Storage - Contractor is responsible for storing all herbicides in a safe manner. This includes
complying with all recommendations on label as well as all applicable codes. No herbicides shall be
left unlabled on site. All herbicides shall be stored in a locked interior storage room located in the
Contractor's maintenance area.
5. If the Engineer/Resident Engineer advises the Contractor of a pest/disease problem, the contractor
shall implement a control program immediately upon receipt of such notification.

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1. Safety - The Contractor shall supply all workers handling fertilizers with proper clothing and equipment
necessary to insure worker safety. This includes, but is not limited to, protective clothing and properly
functioning equipment.
2. Training - The Contractor shall be responsible for training all workers applying fertilizers. This training
shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, rates of application, methods of application, use and
maintenance of equipment, safety precautions & disposal of waste.
3. Performance
a. Upon receipt of quarterly soil and water reports, Contractor shall develop a program to
supply adequate nutrients indicated in the report. This program shall be approved by the
Engineer/Resident Engineer but does not release Contractor from providing additional
nutrients needed to maintain plants in healthy condition.
b. The contractor shall perform a quarterly walk-through with the Engineer/Resident Engineer
to inspect the plant material. The Contractor shall, as part of the quarterly program, design
proper nutrient feedings to alleviate any specific problem areas identified by the
Engineer/Resident Engineer.
c. Should any plant materials show continuing nutrient deficiencies through two consecutive
quarters, contractor shall replace such material and supply proper soil mixes to alleviate this
deficiency problem.
d. The Contractor shall supply, furnish, mix and place in tanks at the pump house, all fertilizers
and micronutrients required by the plants and duly approved by the Engineer/Resident
Engineer.

D. Disease Program
1. Safety - The Contractor shall supply all workers handling chemicals with proper clothing and
equipment necessary to insure worker safety.
2. Training - The Contractor shall be responsible for training all workers applying disease control and
preventive products. This training shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, rates of application,
methods of application, use and maintenance of equipment, safety precautions and disposal of waste.
3. Performance
a. Contractor shall submit to the Engineer/Resident Engineer a list of anticipated disease
control agents for approval. Along with this list, Contractor shall submit a label sheet from
each product. Additional products not anticipated on the list must be approved by the
Engineer/Resident Engineer prior to use on the job. Non-approval or delays in approval
shall not release contractor from responsibility as outlined in d. below. The contractor shall
implement a preventative control program once a disease is identified or discovered. The
implementation of such a program shall be at the direction of the Engineer/Resident
Engineer and shall be considered incidental to the maintenance program and no additional
payment will be made for it.
b. Contractor shall inspect all plant material for presence or indication of disease on a monthly
basis. This inspection shall be noted in the maintenance log. Contractor shall also make
casual inspection during the course of other work for indications of disease problems.
These problems shall be noted in the maintenance log. Once identified, the Contractor
shall advise the Engineer/Resident Engineer in writing of the disease problem and submit a
control program for review by the Engineer/Resident Engineer. At that time the decision to
implement a preventative or a curative control program will be made by the
Engineer/Resident Engineer.
c. Upon detection of a disease problem, Contractor shall immediately institute a program to
eradicate this disease. This program shall be noted in the maintenance log.
d. Contractor shall be responsible for all damage caused by disease, whether detected or not.
Repair of damages may include disease control products, fertilizers and/or replacement.
Should any plants show moderate decline due to disease (as judged by the
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3.03 TREES, SHRUBS, VINES AND GROUND COVERS

A. Addition of Nutrients
1. Iron - The Contractor shall add iron in the form of iron chelates - Molecule 138 to all plants as needed.
Iron will be deemed as needed whenever soil tests show a deficiency or plant material shows
indication of iron chlorosis. Contractor is to add iron chelates at manufacturer's prescribed rate. The
sulfate forms of iron will not be considered appropriate action for iron deficiency.
2. Fertilizer - Trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers may be fertilized utilizing a liquid fertilizer injected
through the drip system or by hand applying fertilizers to each plant. Should hand-applied methods
be used, these must be hand- watered to assure dissolving of fertilizers into soil. Plants are to be
fertilized according to a schedule as approved by the Engineer/Resident Engineer. Should soils
indicate or general plant condition indicate need for additional nutrients, these shall also be added.
a. All plant material shall be fertilized as indicated by soil tests and plant conditions.
b. Flowering shrubs and ground covers shall be encouraged to bloom by use of a high
phosphorous fertilizer.

B. Pest and Disease Control
1. Contractors shall conform to all inspection and treatments listed under Section 3.02.
2. Contractor is responsible for replacement of all plants which are significantly deformed or damaged by
pests and disease. Any replacements shall be at no additional cost to the Owner.

C. Trimming and Pruning
1. Trees
a. Palms shall have old frond bases cut as directed by the Engineer/Resident Engineer. This
work shall be executed immediately after substantial Completion.
b. Frequency - The primary pruning of trees will be once per year, however certain species
which grow quickly may require more frequent pruning. Additional pruning is required if
there is damaged, dead or deformed growth on the tree.
c. Performance - Contractor shall:
* Prune trees to select and develop permanent scaffold branches that are smaller
in diameter than the trunk or branch to which they are attached. These scaffold
branched should be encouraged at 18"-48" spacing with radial orientation so as
not to overlay one another.
* Prune trees to eliminate diseased or damaged growth.
* Prune trees to eliminate narrow U-shaped branch forks that lack strength.
* Prune trees to maintain growth within space limitations.
* Thin crown to reduce toppling and wind damage.
* Prune palm trees to remove dead fronds.
d. Restrictions - Under no circumstances shall the Contractor strip lower branches from young
trees. Lower branches shall be retained in a "tipped back" or pinched condition with as
much foliage as possible to promote caliper trunk growth. Lower branches may be cut from
trunk only after the tree is able to stand erect without staking or other support.
2. Shrubs and Ground Covers
a. Frequency - Shrubs and ground covers are to be trimmed twice per year. However certain
species which grow quickly may require more frequent pruning. Additional prunings are
required if shrub or ground covers are overgrowing walks or entrances or if there is
diseased, damaged or deformed growth.
b. Performance - The Contractor shall:
* Prune shrubs to develop thick, full foliage and growth indicative of the species.
* Prune ground covers to promote full coverage of the area.
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c. Pruning: Shrubs and ground covers (except Wedelia) shall be clipped into boxed forms as
required by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.

D. Staking
1. Inspection - Staking of trees shall be inspected on a regular basis. Any broken stakes shall be
replaced immediately as per original construction standard.
2. Removal - The Contractor shall remove staking when a tree can stand in a vertical and erect form and
can withstand climatic conditions or as directed by the Engineer/Resident Engineer.
3. Girdling - Contractor shall assure that no staking is girdling the tree. Should this occur, the Contractor
shall either remove the stake if Item #2 above applies, or adjust the wire to alleviate this problem.
Girdled trees are not acceptable and shall be replaced with another like tree of same current tree size
at Contractor's expense.
4. Responsibility - Contractor shall be responsible for any trees damaged by improper staking or lack of
staking. These trees shall be replaced with same species and current size tree and at no additional
cost to the Owner.

E. Replacement

Contractor shall be responsible for maintaining all trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers in a healthy condition.
Any dead or diseased or declining plant material shall be immediately replaced and at no additional cost to the
Owner.

F. Leaching
1. Contractor shall flush salts from the root zone. This shall be done whenever plants show indication of
salt burn or soil tests indicate salts beyond levels agreed as acceptable in brackish irrigation water.
2. Contract shall leach as follows:-
a. Run system as normally run.
b. Probe rootzone to determine normal water penetration levels.
c. Run system with fresh water for three times the normal running time (a normal one-hour
cycle will be run for three hours).
d. Check penetration of water. Water zone should be expanded well beyond the root system.
If not, increase timing to four times normal.
e. Use increased timing and fresh water for three days.
f. Return system to brackish water use. Allow landscape to partially dry out prior to
commencement of regular irrigation.
3. Leaching should be done based upon tests and visual observation of the plants.

3.04 INERT MATERIALS

A. Weed Control - The Contractor shall be responsible for maintaining all planting areas in a weed-free condition.
This may be attained using herbicides (in completiance with other Sections of these specifications) or by manual
removal. Weed removal shall occur on a weekly basis.

B. Debris Removal - All debris, including trash, leaves and organic debris, shall be removed on a weekly basis.

C. All gravel surfaces are to be raked to a neat, clean and even appearance on a weekly basis. Any mulch or other
soil that has moved out of bounds (i.e. onto paving or turf) is to be removed and/or replaced in planting beds. All
edges of mulch areas to be neat and even.

D Contractor shall add additional material to areas not conforming to original specified thickness every six months.




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E. Contractor shall maintain all planting areas in a neat and raked condition. Area shall be inspected and raked as
needed on a weekly basis. Planting area maintenance shall include weekly weed control and removal, erosion
repair and litter removal.




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SECTION02985

STEEL EDGING


PART 1- GENERAL

1.1 RELATED DOCUMENTS

A. Read and comply with applicable requirements of Section CC "Conditions of the Contract" and all
Sections of Division 1 as a part of this Section.

1.2 DESCRIPTION

A. Furnish material and install steel edging.

B. Guarantee all Work.

1.3 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit samples of steel edging for approval by the Architect before commencing work. Approved
samples may be used in construction.

B. The Architect reserves the right to make substitutions of any nature.

C. Contractor's claim for an extra, if any, for substitutions must be submitted in writing to the Architect.
The claim shall state the reason for the extra and be substantiated by facts and cost figures.

1.4 APPROVAL

A. Wherever the terms "approve", "approval" or "approved" are used in the specifications, they shall
mean the approval of the Owner or Architect in writing.


1.5 GUARANTEE

A. The Contractor and any subcontractors hereunder guarantee their respective work against defective
materials, workmanship, for a period of one (1) year from date of filing Notice of Completion by the
Contractor and acceptance by the Architect.
B. The Contractor shall further guarantee that during the period of the Guarantee he will repair and
replace all work that is disturbed, damaged, or destroyed from any cause at no cost to the Owner.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.1 LANDSCAPE STEEL EDGING

A. Steel edging shall consist of lengths of hot rolled steel sections, .63cm thick by 12.7cm in depth x 6m
in length. Tapered steel stakes, 45cm long, shall be spaced 75cm on center along the length of the
edging. Joints between edging strips shall be overlapped as indicated on the Drawings and welded.
All edging and stakes shall be shop painted with primer and two coats of semi-gloss black outdoor
enamel.

PART 3 - EXECUTION

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A. Steel edging shall be installed at planted and seeded areas and .63cm below finish grade of
pavement at locations as shown on the Drawings.

B. All bends and curves shall be smooth and uniform. Where bends or curves are of such radius as to
make field bending impracticable, they shall be made in the shop.

3.2 CLEANING

A. At the completion of all work, the surfaces of the finished Work and adjoining area surfaces shall be
cleaned of all foreign matter and left in a neat, satisfactory condition acceptable to the Architect.

END OF SECTION 02985



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SECTION 03100

CONCRETE FORMWORK


PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 GENERAL:

A. Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Particular conditions and Division 1
Specifications, apply to this Section.

B. The responsibility for the design, fabrication, erection, striking, safety and adequacy of the whole of the formwork shall
rest entirely with the Contractor.

1.02 RELATED WORK SPECIFIED ELSEWHERE:

A. Section 03200 - Concrete Reinforcement.
B. Section 03300 - Cast-in Place Concrete.
C. Section 03451 Plant-Precast Architectural Concrete.

1.03 REFERENCES

Comply with the following codes and practices in addition to all regulations and standards set by local authorities
having jurisdiction over the project.

A. American Concrete Institute:

1. ACI 117 Standard Specification for Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials.

2. ACI 301 Specification for Structural Concrete.

3. ACI 318M Metric Building Code Requirement for Structural Concrete.

4. ACI 347 Guide to Formwork for Concrete.

B. American Forest and Paper Association:

1. AF&PA National Design Specifications for Wood Construction.

C. The Engineered Wood Association:

1. APA/EWA PS 1 Voluntary Products Standard for Construction and Industrial Plywood.

D. American Society of Mechanical Engineers:

1. ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.

E. American Society for Testing and Materials:

1. ASTM D1751 Standard Specification for Preformed Expansion
Joint Filler for Concrete Paving and Structural Construction (Non-
extruding and Resilient Bituminous Types).

F. West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau:

1. WCLIB Standard Grating Rules for West Coast Lumber.


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1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE:

A. Personnel's Qualification: Design and construction shall be executed and supervised by fully qualified personnel

B. MOCK-UP

1. Section 01400 Quality Requirements: Requirements for mock-up.

2. Construct mockup, 3.00x3.00 m in size, including formwork, form liners, form and accessories.

3. Locate where directed by Engineer.

4. Incorporate accepted mockup as part of Work.

1.05 DESIGN CRITERIA

A. Formwork systems shall be prefabricated and properly designed to meet the requirements herein and any portion
which shows signs of sagging or displacement shall be rectified.

B. All formwork shall be constructed plumb, true water and mortar tight, sufficiently rigid and strong to prevent
sagging between supports and to maintain true position and shape during and after placing of concrete without
bowing and distortion.

C. Exceptional care shall be taken to minimize fins, ridges, offsets, leaking of fins and other defects.

D. Design shall take into account:

1. Height of pour

2. Thickness of member

3. Rate of pour

4. Concrete slump

5. Placing temperature

6. Texture of finish

7. Concrete density

8. Construction joints

9. Wind load

10. On soffit forms (in addition to concrete weight):

a. An additional live load of 2.5 KN/sq.m,

OR

b. If a motorized cart is used, an additional live load of 3.75 KN/sq.m

11. Minimum design load for combined dead and live load:

a. 5.00 KN/sq.m


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b. If a motorized cart is used, 6.24 KN/sq.m

12. The worst combination of:

a. Self-weight

b. Formwork forces

c. Reinforcement Weight

d. Wet concrete weight

e. Construction loads

f. Wind loads

g. Incidental dynamic effects caused by placing, vibrating and
compacting concrete.

h. The use of externally applied vibrators.

13. Methods of concrete discharge.

E. Design formwork to be:

1. Sufficiently rigid to maintain the correct position shape and profile so that the final concrete
structure is within the dimensional tolerance specified in ACI-301, Chapter 4.

2. Demountable without shock, disturbance or damage to concrete. Soffit formwork, properly supported
on props only, shall be capable of being remained in position during concrete maturing period.

F. Adjustable steel supports and props shall allow form boards and framework to be accurately adjusted to line and
level. Design shall allow free movement and accessibility under formwork.

G. Props for abnormal ceiling heights shall be specially designed.

1.06 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit samples of all materials proposed for use in formwork.

B. Submit samples of ties proposed for use in the following situations:

1. Water retaining structures

2. Above water table in general situations

3. In fair faced concrete.

C. Submit all other information requested by the Engineer.

1.07 SHOP DRAWINGS:

A. Submit shop drawings of formwork design, including plans and sections, giving the following minimum information
for each level:

1. Details of individual panels.


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2. Position, size and spacing of adjustable steel props.

3. Position, size and spacing of joints, soldiers, ties and the like.

4. Details of formwork for columns, beams, parapets, slabs and kickers.

5. Detail of formwork for column, beam junctions.

6. Details of retaining walls and deep beams showing the position and size of ties, joints, soldiers and sheeting,
together with detailed information on erection and casting sequences and construction joints.

7. General assembly details.

8. Full calculation sheets.

9. Proposals at the penetrations through concrete.

10. Proposed sequence of de-propping beams and slabs for different spans and floor heights and number of
floor heights and number of floors propped, and the striking time for supported and suspended structural
elements, clearly identifying the supported element and suspended element.

B. Scales of shop drawings:

1. Details 1:1, 1:5, 1:10, 1:20.

2. Construction 1:50

C. Allow fourteen (14) days for the Engineer's review of shop drawings.


PART 2 MATERIALS

2.01 MANUFACTURERS:

A. Doka Formwork Technology
P.O. Box 2217 Salmiyah, 22023 Kuwait
Tel: +965 484 24 62
Fax: +965 482 24 72

B. Quebeisi SGB Sharja
Tel: +971 6 334870
Fax: +971 6 331808

C. Golf Scaffolding Company
P.O. Box: 6901, Sharjah, UAE
Tel: +971 6 5422770
Fax: +971 6 5421571

D. Substitution under provisions of Section 01600

2.02 FORMWORK:

A. For unexposed surfaces and rough work, use exterior Type Douglas Fir, Grade B-B (concrete form) plywood,
conforming to NBS PS-1, minimum 19mm thick. Before reusing forms, withdraw nails and thoroughly clean
surfaces to be in contact with concrete.



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B. For exposed surfaces not otherwise specified use special exterior Type Douglas Fir, Grade A-B plywood,
conforming to NBS PS-1, minimum 19mm thick OR density (60-60) overlay ply-form, Class 1 EXTDFPA, sanded
grade trade marked by the American Plywood Association having a hard semi-opaque resin-fibre overlay on both
sides, minimum 19mm thick and constructed so that finished concrete will be straight, smooth, dense, free from
honeycombs, bulges, or depressions. Keep joints between plywood sections to a minimum and make tight and
strongly backed so that adjoining edges remain flush and true. Unsightly joint marks will not be permitted. Cover
joints on exposed surfaces will be smooth-faced fibre reinforced tape as manufactured by Techtrade
International, 54 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, U.K. or other equal and approved of proprietary
brand to be approved by the Engineer.

C. Location of joints must be submitted to Engineer for approval.

D. Prefabricated formwork systems may be used for all classes of concrete provided the manufacturer's printed
instructions and recommendations are followed and the system has been approved by the Engineer. Joints
between sections of prefabricated forms shall be taped unless otherwise recommended by the manufacturer and
provided always, in the case of such recommendation, the forms are water and mortar-tight to the Engineer's
satisfaction.

2.03 FORMCOATING:

A. B. P. CM3 (British Petroleum) or B. P. CCM3 (V Petroleum) or Calform (Caltex) or from wax of a type which does
not import any stain to concrete nor interfere with the adhesion of any finish, sealant, or waterproofing material
applied to any concrete surface and which must be approved by the Engineer.

2.04 FORMTIES:

A. Surface retarding agents shall not be used when securing forms where surfaces will be exposed in the finish
work. In such cases use tie screws with removable plastic cones, removable bolts, special removable ties, tie
wires or Series 300 stainless steel snap ties.

B. For all other forms, either bolts or wires maybe used. Use ties of such type that when forms are removed, no
metal is closer than 40mm from the finished concrete surface.

2.05 FILLET AND CHAMBER MOULDING STRIPS:

A. PVC, or timber to the approvals of the Engineer.

2.06 TAPES:

A. Tapes for sealing joints formwork panels for smooth finished concrete shall be plastic faced adhesive type to the
approval of the Engineer.

2.07 SAMPLES:

A. The Contractor shall provide free of charge samples of all the materials he proposes to use for formwork together
with samples of each type of facing necessary for the special finishes required. Samples for ties, chambers,
tapes, and all other related materials to be used along with the formwork system shall also be supplied.

PART 3 EXECUTION

3.01 ERECTION:

A. Supports: Props and supports shall be, to the Engineer's opinion is sufficient strong to support the work.
Supports shall in all cases be in accordance with the formwork design approved by the Engineer.

B. Ties: Position of ties to be strictly as per approved shop drawings, especially for exposed concrete surfaces and
in all cases the approval of the Engineer must be obtained prior to construction.


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C. Release Agents:

1. Apply evenly to face to formwork, where required.

2. Avoid contact with reinforcement and previously cast concrete at construction joints.

3. Where concrete is to be permanently exposed, use one approved agent over the whole area.

4. The Contractor must allow in his Tender for testing the type of form releasing agent he proposes to use.

D. Cambers:

1. Unless otherwise shown on the drawings, the soffit of beams exceeding 5m span shall be laid to the
following cambers.

Camber = ( span x span) / ( 7200 x depth)

2. Depth of beam at all points in the span shall be as indicated and shown on the drawings.

E. Anchor bolts, plates, sleeves, pipes, inserts, fixtures, electrical boxes, reinforcing steel, duct openings, conduits,
etc., shall be installed as per drawings. Ample time shall be allowed for the proper installation of such items.


3.02 STRIKING:

A. Forms for beams shall be designed to permit removal of at least one side without shock to the partially set
concrete and without disturbing the bottom portion of the forms or its supports.

B. Where finished surfaces have re-entrant angles, remove formwork as early as possible to avoid shrinkage cracks.

C. Where re-propping is required to implement early striking whilst minimizing sag or creep, the capacity and
spacing of such props shall be adequate for the purpose and to the satisfaction of the Engineer and shall be
carried out immediately after striking the original formwork.

D. The following shall be the minimum periods before striking formwork, unless otherwise directed by Engineer's
Representative, at normal temperatures:

1 Vertical formwork to columns, walls and large beams 2 days
2 Beam sides 2 days
3 Beam soffit formwork 15 days
4 Props to beam 21 days
5 Soffit formwork to slab 7 days
6 Props to slab 15 days

The periods above are to be considered after the day of casting.

E. Striking of formwork: Striking of formwork within the time limits listed above is subject to successful crushing
cube, compressive strength results etc.

3.03 FORMCLEANING

A. All forms shall be thoroughly cleaned before placement of concrete and suitable temporary openings provided to
permit removal of undesirable materials from the interior without disturbing the whole formwork. All surfaces in
contact with concrete shall be wetted or treated with an approved form releasing agent before placing of
reinforcement. All formwork shall be thoroughly cleaned of any old concrete, other deposit etc. before reuse.



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B. Ensure that during concreting, formwork and supports are inspected and approved by the Engineer and that any
portion which shows signs of sagging or displacement is straightened.





END OF SECTION







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SECTION 03200

CONCRETE REINFORCEMENT


PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 GENERAL

A. Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Particular conditions and Division 1
Specifications, apply to this section.

B. Before any order is placed by the Contractor, he shall notify the Engineer of the prime source of supply where
the reinforcement is drawn or rolled. The Contractor shall ensure that all steel deliver to the site shall come
from the source accepted by the Engineer. Merchants and stockholders will not be an acceptable source
unless it can be shown to the satisfaction of the Engineer that the whole of the reinforcement applied to the
contract complies with this Specification.

C. All batches or reinforcement in which unacceptable material has been mixed with acceptable material shall be
rejected and shall be removed from the site forthwith.

D. Reinforcement shall be protected at all times from contamination and corrosion from the ground and
atmosphere during all storage, bending and handling operations.

1.02 RELATED WORK SPECIFIED ELSEWHERE:

A. Section 03100 - Concrete Formwork

B. Section 03300 - Cast-in Place Concrete

1.03 STANDARDS

A. American Concrete Institute:

1. ACI 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete.
2. ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.
3. ACI 318M Metric Building Code Requirements for Structural
Concrete.
4. ACI SP-66 ACI Detailing Manual.

B. ASTM International:

1. ASTM A82 Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Plain, for Structural Reinforcement.

2. ASTM A184/A184M Standard Specification for Fabricated Deformed Steel Bar Mats for Concrete
Reinforcement.

3. ASTM A497 Standard Specification for Steel Welded Wire
Fabric, Deformed, for Concrete Reinforcement.

4. ASTM A615/A615M Standard Specification for Deformed and Plain Billet-Steel Bars for Concrete
Reinforcement.

5. ASTM A641/A641M Standard Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire.

6. ASTM A704/A704M Standard Specification for Welded Steel Plain Bar or Rod Mats for Concrete
Reinforcement.







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7. ASTM A706/A706M Standard Specification for Low Allow Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for
Concrete Reinforcement.

8. ASTM A767/A767M Standard Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Bars for Concrete
Reinforcement.

9. ASTM A775/A775M Standard Specification for Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel Bars.

10. ASTM A884/A884M Standard Specification for Epoxy-Coated Steel Wire and Welded Wire Fabric
for Reinforcement.

11. ASTM A934/A934M Standard Specification for Epoxy-Coated Prefabricated Steel Reinforcing
Bars.

12. ASTM A996/A996M Standard Specification for Rail-Steel and Axle-Steel Deformed Bars for
Concrete Reinforcement.

13. ASTM A615/A615M Standard Specification for Fabrication and Jobsite Handling of Epoxy-Coated
Reinforcing Steel Bars.


C. American Welding Society:

1. AWS D1.4 Structural Welding Code Reinforcing Steel.

D. Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute:

1. CRSI Manual of Standard Practice.

2. CRSI Placing Reinforcing Bars.

1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Supervisory staff shall at least the qualifications and experience to meet the requirements of this
Specification.

B. Welders: Only certified welders shall be employed for welding reinforcement.

1.05 SUBMITTALS

A. Samples: Provide cut lengths of reinforcing as request by the Engineer for testing or evaluation by the
Testing Laboratory.

B. Shop Drawings: Submit detail fabrication and placement drawings for all reinforcing steel which are
correlated wit forming and concrete placement techniques and requirements.

1. Reinforcing shall be detailed based on construction joint locations which have been shown on
shop drawings reviewed by the Engineer.

2. The drawings shall be in such detail as to ensure that there will be a minimum, if any, of difficulties
in execution of the work in the field.

3. The drawings shall consist of sections, plans and details clearly showing locations, sizes and
spacing of all reinforcing steel, supporting bars and accessories. Include schedules and diagrams to
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4. A separate set of shop drawings, which shows the construction joint locations, shall show all floor
openings, wall openings and edges of concrete. Floor openings, wall openings and sleeves for all
mechanical, plumbing and electrical work shall be coordinated with the respective trades and shown
on these shop drawings in accordance with the criteria indicated on the Contract Drawings.

5. No work shall be fabricated until both sets of shop drawings (Reinforcing Steel and
Concrete Dimensions) have been reviewed and approved by the Engineer (with corrections and re-
submittals as required by the Contacts Documents). After approval by the Engineer, furnish all copies
needed for fabrication and erection and for use of other trades.

6. Be fully responsible for furnishing and installing all materials called for or required by the Contract
Documents even though these materials may have been omitted from the approved shop drawings.

7. Allow fourteen (14) days for the Engineer's review of shop drawings.

C. Certificates


1. Submit for each consignment from each source a certificate verifies compliance with this
Specification.

2. Submit Reinforcement Manufacturer's routine test records.

PART 2 PRODUCTS

Suppliers

The United Steel Industrial Company (UNISTEEL) Kuwait.
UGS Saudi
Or equal approved.


2.01 BAR REINFORCEMENT

A. Bar reinforcement shall be high strength deformed bars complying with ASTM 615M having a characteristic
strength not less than 4200 Kg/cm (60,000 psi). Refer General Notes on Drawing # S-01.

B. Mesh reinforcement and wrapping fabric shall conform to ASTM 497.

C. Reinforcement shall be cut and/or bent in accordance with CRSI manuals.

D. Bends in reinforcement shall have a substantially constant curvature. Where the temperature of the steel is
below 50C, special precautions may be necessary such as reducing the speed of bending or, with the
Engineer's approval, increasing the radius of bending.

E. Where it is necessary to bend reinforcement projecting from concrete, care should be taken to ensure that
the radius of bend is not less than that specified in CRSI manuals.

F. No welding of reinforcement should be carried out without the Engineer's approval.

G. Bundle and tag reinforcement with suitable identification to facilitate sorting, transporting, storing and
placing at the Site.

H. All reinforcement shall be cut and bent to shape as per the approved bar bending schedule. All bars shall
be tagged showing the correspondence bar number as shown on the relevant Bar Bending Schedule.

2.02 BAR SUPPORTS:







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A. Spacer blocks with cast in tie wire maybe used with written agreement of the Engineer for support of the
bottom layer of reinforcing in the raft foundation slab only. The blocks shall be of minimum size and made from
cement sand small aggregate mix to match surrounding concrete strength appearance and durability.

B. Other spacers shall be of such materials and designs as will be durable, not lead to corrosion of the
reinforcement and not cause spoiling of the concrete cover. The type spacers acceptable shall be one of the
following:

a. High density plastic

b. Hot-dipped galvanized bar supports with plastic feet.



2.03 TIE WIRE:

A. Tire wire shall be annealed iron wire not less than No. 16 gauge or approved fasteners, unless shown
otherwise on the drawings.

2.04 TESTING:

A. Tests will be required by the Engineer on steel reinforcement and they shall be carried out in strict
accordance with the provisions of the above British Standards.

B. Tensile tests providing information on elastic limit, ultimate strength, and stress- strain curve will be
required from each delivery of reinforcement and measurements will also be required of cross-sectional area and
deformation/bond characteristics of deformed bars.

C. The Contractor is to allow for four tensile and four bond tests, at his own cost, for each size of bar to
be used in the concrete construction.

D. One set of test results for each bar size shall be submitted to the Engineer three (3) weeks before concrete
work commences on Site. Remaining tests will be carried out at the discretion of the Engineer.

E. Further tests may be called for when the source of supply of reinforcement changes in which case the cost
of such extra testing will be borne by the Contractor. When any test results do not conform to the above
standard the reinforcement steel shall be removed from the Site and the cost of subsequent testing and any remedial
work shall be borne by the Contractor.


PART 3 EXECUTION

3.01 GENERAL

A. The Contractor shall supply and incorporate in the work all such steel reinforcement including the wire,
support and spacer blocks and the like whether shown or not on the drawings which are necessary to complete the
work, all to the satisfaction of the Engineer.

B. The Contractor shall check his bending schedules against the latest drawings and any discrepancy must be
immediately referred to the Engineer. The Contractor is responsible for ordering all materials required to complete the
job according to normal good practice and to the approval of the Engineer.

C. All reinforcement will be properly stored under cover to avoid contact with the ground, moisture, dust and
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D. All steel, before being placed in position, shall be thoroughly cleaned of loose rust, scale and any
other coating that will destroy or reduce bond. If reinforcement has been badly rusted or pitted it will be rejected.
Mechanical brushes shall be used in cleaning the steel bar.

E. Where there is delay in depositing concrete after the placement of the reinforcement the Engineer may
require the Contractor to restore the reinforcement to a satisfactory condition and may require protection of same
from further corrosion.

F. Ends of bars which are left projecting for any period exceeding 4weeks shall be painted with a heavy coat of
neat cement grout which shall be removed prior to continuation of concreting.

G. Reinforcement that has in any way been previously used shall not be used in the work.

3.02 CUTTING AND BENDING

A. No welding (including spot welding) will be permitted.

B. Cut and bend reinforcement to approved shop drawings and details, unless otherwise instructed.

C. Re-bending if specially allowed by the Engineer in writing, bars shall be bent at the ambient temperature; in
mild steel the internal radius of bend shall not be less than 4 x bar diameter and, in hot-rolled and cold-worked high
yield steel, not less than 6 x bar diameter. Inspect each re-bent bar for signs of fracture.

D. Reinforcement projecting from concrete shall not be bent without prior written approval from the Engineer.

E. All reinforcing bars must be bent cold unless otherwise permitted by the Engineer.

F. The Engineer's approval is to be obtained in writing before cutting or heating any reinforcement detailed on
the drawings.

3.03 SPLICES

A. The splice lengths of all reinforcing bars which have to be spliced shall, unless otherwise shown on the
drawings, be in conformity with the following:

a. Plan round bars (60x Bar diameters) 600mm min.

b. Deformed bars (60 x Bar diameters) 600mm min,

c. Epoxy coated bars (65 x Bar diameters) 650mm min,

d. Fabric 200mm min, but overlap measured between outermost
wires of each sheet not less than pitch of secondary
reinforcement wires.

e. Spliced bars are to be securely tied together.

B. Splices to be staggered to the approval of the Engineer, and the fabric
is to be securely tied layer to layer.

C. Bars shall have the minimum anchorage and lap lengths in accordance
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3.04 ERECTION:

A. Give the Engineer at least 24 hours notice before commencing fixing reinforcement to allow inspection
of formwork.

B. Ensure that spaces to receive reinforcement are clean and free debris.

C. All reinforcement shall be placed accurately in position and securely fastened in place to prevent
displacement during the placing of the concrete. Particular care shall be taken to ensure that protective cover to
reinforcement specified on the drawings is obtained by the use of approved plastic tipped steel chairs for lower
reinforcement and cranked bars for upper reinforcement. All bars shall be securely tied together at every
alternate intersection, or as approved by the Engineer.

D. Secured reinforcement against displacement outside the specified limits to Comply with ACI Standard 301
unless specified otherwise.

1. The actual concrete cover shall be not less than the required nominal cover minus 5mm.

2. Where reinforcement is located in relation to only one face of a member (e.g. a straight bar in a
slab) the actual concrete cover shall not be more than the required nominal cover plus:

i) 5mm on bars up to and including 12mm size.

ii.) 10mm on bars over 12mm up to and including 25mm
size.

iii.) 15mm on bars over 25mm size.

E. Spacer chairs or other support detailed on Drawings, together with such other support as may be necessary
shall be used to maintain the reinforcement in its correct position. In a member where the nominal cover is dimension
as the nominal cover. Spacers shall be of such materials and designs as will be durable, not lead to corrosion of the
reinforcement and not cause spoiling of the concrete cover.

Non-structural connections for the positioning of the reinforcement shall be made with steel wire, tying
devices or by welding. Care should be taken to ensured that the projecting ends of ties or clips do not encroach into
the concrete cover.

The position of reinforcement shall be checked before and during concreting, particular attention being paid
to the position of the top reinforcement in cantilever sections.


F. Surface Condition of Reinforcement: Reinforcement shall not be surrounded by concrete unless it is free
from mud, oil, paint, retarders, loose rusts, loose mill scale, Grease or any other substance which may adversely
affect the steel or concrete chemically or reduce the bond.

G. Laps and Joints of Reinforcement: Laps and joints shall only be made by methods specified and at the
position shown on the Drawings or as agreed by the Engineer.


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SECTION 03300

CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE

PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

A. General: Provide cast-in-place concrete in accordance with the requirements of the Contract Documents.

1.02 STANDARDS

A. Except as modified by governing codes and by the Contract Documents, comply with the applicable provisions and
recommendations of the following. In addition to other Standards and Codes refered to through this section (latest
editions):

ACI 211.1 Practice for selecting proportions for Normal, Heavyweight, and Mass Concrete.
ACI 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete for Buildings
ACI 305 Hot Weather Concreting.
ACI 318 Building Code Requirement for Reinforced Concrete and Commenting.
ASHTO M148 Liquid Membrane Forming Compounds for Curing Concrete.
AASHTO M182 Burlap Cloth Made from Jute or Kenaf.
ASTM A105 Welded wire Fabric for Concrete Reinforcement
ASTM C33 Concrete Aggregate
ASTM A615 Deformed and Plain Billet Steel Bards for Concrete Reinforcement.
ASTM A706M-01 Standard Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for Concrete
Reinforcement
ASTM A 775 Epoxy Coated Reinforced Steel Bars.
ASTM C40 Test Method for Organic impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete
ASTM C88 Test Method for Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium
Sulfate.
ASTM C94 Ready-Mixed Concrete.
ASTM C114-00 Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement
ASTM C117 Test Method for Material Finer Than 75 um (No.200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by
Washing.
ASTM C125 Definitions of Terms Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates.
ASTM C131 Test Method for Resistance to Degradation of small-size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion
and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine.
ASTMC138 Test Method for Unit Weight, Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric)of Concrete.
ASTM C142 Test Method for Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in Aggregates.
ASTM C143 Test Method for Slump of Portland Cement Concrete.
ASTM C150 Portland Cement.
ASTM C156 Test Method for Water Retention by Concrete Curing Materials.
ASTM C171 Sheet Materials for Curing Concrete.
ASTM C227 Test Method for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Cement Aggregate Combinations.
ASTM C260 Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete.
ASTM C289 Test Method for Potential Reactivity of Aggregates (Chemical Method).
ASTM C309 Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds for Curing Concrete.
ASTM C332 Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Insulating Concrete.
ASTM C494 Chemical Admixtures for Concrete.
ASTM C495 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Lightweight Insulating Concrete.
ASTM C641 Test Method for Staining Materials in Lightweight Concrete Aggregates.
ASTM C979 Specification for Pigments for Intergrally Coloured Concrete.
ASTM E96 Test Methods for Water Vapour Transmission of Materials.
ASTM E154 Methods of Testing Materials for Use as Vapour Barrier Under Concrete Slabs and as
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BS 4466 Bending Dimensions and scheduling of Bars for the Reinforcemetn of Concrete
BS 4483 Steel Fabric for the Reinforcement of concrete
BS 8110 The Structural use of Concrete Part 1 Design and construction
ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete
K.S.S. 36 Ordinary and Quick-solidifying Portland Cement.
K.S.S. 39 Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement
K.S.S100 Testing Techniques for Portland Cement Properties.
FHWA-RD-77-85 Standard Method of Sampling and Testing for Total Chloride Ion in Concrete.
CIRA Data Sheet Concrete Pressive on Formwork )Concrete Society Technical Report No.13)

Copies of all the above codes shall be submitted to the Engineer within 30 days from the Date of Enterprise.


B. This Specification section shall govern all cast-in-place concrete work for the complete project except where more
stringent or specialized requirements are indicated. All work shall be performed to secure for the entire project
homogeneous concrete having the required strength, surface finish, materials, durability and weathering resistance,
without planes of weakness or other structural defects, and free of honeycombs, air pockets, voids, projections, offsets
of plane and other defacements of concrete. The Contractor will be fully responsible for any defects or damage in the
building arising from faulty materials or workmanship and the costs of remedial measures in order to ensure that the
completed work complies with the Contract Documents.

C. Base construction methodology on the construction indicated in the Contract Documents. No alterations or
substitutions of the structural systems shown on the Drawings will be permitted unless otherwise specified.

D. Supervise and coordinate all phases of the concrete construction process and be responsible for the complete
manufacturing process for all concrete work. All methods of manufacture and practices of handling raw materials and
manufactured concrete shall be reviewed by the Engineer prior to execution of the concrete work.

E. Only materials of known quality shall be incorporated in the work. All materials shall be properly selected, reviewed
with the Engineer before use, and maintained during shipment, storage and use. Construction systems and
techniques shall be properly selected, reviewed with the Engineer before use, and maintained throughout the
complete concrete construction phase. Adequate spare equipment, parts, additional components and repair facilities
shall be available for all tools and equipment.

F. Regardless of reviews and approvals by the Engineer, be responsible for all materials, methods and the work, and if
any work does not satisfy the Contract Documents, implement removal, replacement or remedial work and revise
procedures or materials to prevent recurrence of unacceptable work at no additional cost to the Employer.


1.03 SUBMITTALS

A. Shop Drawings: Submit detail fabrication and placement drawings for all formwork reinforcing steel which are
correlated with forming and concrete placement techniques and requirements.

1. Reinforcing shall be detailed based on construction joint locations which shall have been shown on shop
drawings reviewed and approved by the Engineer.

2. The drawings shall be in such detail as to assure that difficulties in execution of the work in the field are
minimized.

3. The drawings shall consist of sections, plans and details clearly showing locations, sizes and spacing of all
reinforcing steel, supporting bars and accessories. Include on the shop drawings, schedules and diagrams
to indicate bends, sizes and lengths of all reinforcing steel bars.

4. A separate set of shop drawings, which shows the construction joint locations, shall show all floor openings,
wall openings and edges of concrete. Floor, wall openings and sleeves for all mechanical, plumbing and
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accordance with the criteria indicated on the Contract Drawings and contained in the various applicable
sections of the Specifications.

5. No work shall be fabricated until all shop drawings have been reviewed and approved by the Engineer (with
corrections and re-submittals as required by the Contract Documents). After review and approval by the
Engineer, furnish all copies needed for fabrication and erection, and for use of other trades.

6. Be fully responsible for furnishings and installing all materials called for or required by the contract
Documents even though these materials may have been omitted from the reviewed shop drawings.

7. Submit shop drawings for all formwork showing locations of joints, tie bolts, cones, dummy cones, openings,
chamfers, inserts, fittings and accessories for the approval of the Engineer before fabrication of formwork.

8. Submit design calculations in accordance with ACI Standard 301, Chapter 4, Para. 4.2, wherever required
for the supporting system of the formwork along with the shop drawings for the supporting system, for
approval of the Engineer.

B. Samples

1. Provide cut lengths of reinforcing as requested by the Engineer for testing or evaluation by the Government
Research Station Laboratory, or any other Laboratory as required by the Engineer. The Contractor shall not
fabricate any reinforcing bars prior to the approval of the Engineer.

2. Provide samples of all materials and concrete accessories of every type proposed for use including
component parts of prefabricated formwork systems and manufacturers technical literature relating thereto.
Prepare mock-ups and carry out such tests on the proposed prefabricated formwork systems as may be
required by the Engineer in order that he may be satisfied as to the systems suitability.



3. Furnish reinforcement and accessories for sample panels and mocked-ups portions of the structure as
required using all materials and techniques as they will be used in actual construction.

C. Mill Tests: Furnish the Engineer with certified mill test reports for cement, steel reinforcement, welded wire
fabric and pre-stressing strands.

D. Certifications for Admixtures: As specified under admixtures.

E. Test Reports: Submit preliminary test results for the Engineers approval at least three weeks prior to the beginning of
the work. In addition to the test reports specified under Quality Control, submit the following directly to the Engineer:

1. Preliminary Design Mix Reports (BS 8110 Section 6)
2. Aggregate Soundness Test Reports (ASTM C88)
3. Aggregate Staining Test Reports (ASTM C641)
4. Air Entrainment Test Reports (ASTM C260)

1.04 PRODUCT HANDLING

A. Comply with BS 8110, Section 6.

1.05 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
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1.06 Aproved Supplaires

A. KBRC Kuwait Britesh ready mix
B. National Industries.
C. Bubiyan Ready Mix.

1.06 QUALITY CONTROL

A. Preliminary Tests (Trial Tests)

1. Target Mean Strength: The concrete mix shall have at least the required minimum cement content and
mean strength greater than the required characteristic strength by at least the current margin. The current
margin shall be taken as the lesser of:

a. 1.64 times the standard deviation of cube tests on at least 100 separate batches of concrete of
nominally similar proportions of similar materials and produced over a period not exceeding 12
months by the same plant under similar supervision, but not less than one sixth (1/6) of the
characteristic strength for concrete of grade 140 or not less than 37.50 kg/cm2 for concrete of
grade 200 or above.

b. 1.64 times the standard deviation of cube tests on at least 40 separate batches of concrete of
nominally similar proportions of similar materials and produced over a period exceeding 5 days but
not exceeding 6 months by the same plant under similar supervision, but not less than one third
(1/3) of the characteristic strength for concrete of grade 140 or not less than 75 kg/cm2 for
concrete of grade 200 or above.

If enough data is not available to satisfy the requirements of either (a) or (b) above mentioned, the
margin shall be taken as two-thirds (2/3) of the characteristic strength for concrete of grade 140 or
100 kg/cm2 for concrete of grade 200 or above. When required characteristic strength
approaches maximum possible strength of concrete a smaller margin but not less than 75 kg/cm2
shall be permitted. Evidence shall be submitted to the Engineer for each grade of concrete
showing that at the intended workability, the proposed mixed proportions and manufacturing
method will produce concrete of required quality. Declare any change in source of material and
any change in cement content, nature and source of each material, full details of tests on trail
mixes, proposed quantities of each ingredient per cubic metre of fully compacted concrete.

2. To establish the suitability of any material used in the concrete work, unless specified otherwise, make
preliminary tests and prepare design mixes, in accordance with ACI-301, Chapter 3, paragraph 3.8, Method
1 or Method 2, in a design laboratory acceptable to the Engineer.

3. In addition to the tests required to establish the suitability of materials, make one test for each design mix to
verify that the total chloride (CI) iron content and the total Sulphate (SO3) content of each mix is within the
specified limits. Perform Chloride tests in accordance with Standards Method of Sampling and Testing for
Total Chloride Iron in concrete as contained in Report no. FHWA-RD-77-85 published by U.S. Department
of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Perform Sulfate (SO3) tests in accordance with ASTM
C114.

4. Trial Mixes

a. Where trial mixes are requested by the Engineer, three separate batches of concrete shall be
made using materials likely to be typical of the proposed supply and preferably under full scale
production conditions. If circumstances make this inconvenient the batches may be mixed in the
laboratory only if approved by the Engineer.

b. Sampling and testing shall be strictly in accordance with B.S.1881. The workability of each batch
of concrete shall be determined and three (3) cubes made from each batch of concrete for test at
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mix proportions shall be approved by the Engineer if the average strength of nine (9) cubes tested
at 28 days exceeds the specified characteristic strength by the appropriate margin or if nine(9)
cubes tested at an earlier age indicate that it is likely to be exceeded by this amount. The
appropriate margin is the margin as given in Clause 1.06.A.1 herein for concrete of nominally
similar proportions and of similar materials to the trial mix. For this purpose if the trial mix does not
differ by more than 30 kg/m3 of cement from reference mix of similar workability, then the
proportions may be regarded as nominally similar and the current margin for the reference mix
can be taken as the appropriate margin for the trial mix. If trail mixes are required to demonstrate
that the maximum free water/cement ratio is not exceeded, two batches shall be made in a
laboratory with cement and saturated sand surface dry aggregate known from past records of the
suppliers of the materials to be typical. The proposed mix proportions shall be accepted only if
both batches have the correct cement content and free water/cement ratio below the maximum
specified value at the proposed degree of workability.

5. Have a representative present at the laboratory when the preliminary tests are made. Whenever a change
of brand or source for any of the concrete ingredients occurs, additional Preliminary tests will be required
and the cost of these tests shall be borne by the Contractor.

B. Plant and Field Tests and Inspection

1. Concrete work will be subject to detailed inspection and tests. Notify the Engineer one
day in advance of concrete work. Inspection, field tests and sampling of concrete taken
from the job will be carried out under the direction of the Engineer.

2. Concrete shall be produced in accordance with BS 5328. BS 5328 requires that tests are made on the
constituent materials in accordance with the relevant British Standard, (Refer to part 2 of this Section), and
that control tests are made on concrete to ensure compliance with the specified requirements.

3. When tested, the concrete shall meet the appropriate requirements specified in BS 5328, i.e.:

a. Characteristic compressive strength;
b. Specified mix proportions;
c. Minimum or Maximum cement content;
d. Maximum free-water/cement ratio;
e. Workability;
f. Air content of concrete;
g. Temperature of fresh concrete; h.
Density of fully compacted concrete.

4. Rate of sampling and testing shall be as specified and/or as directed by the Engineer. The cost of sampling
and testing shall be borne by the Contractor.

5. Facilitate sampling procedure and provide labour and material as required. Notify the Engineer when
reinforcing steel is in place in order to facilitate any inspection he deems necessary. Submit checking
sheets placing concrete. Do not place concrete until these inspections have been completed and all
deficiencies reported by the Engineer have been corrected to the Engineers satisfaction.

6. Supply all moulds required for tests as described below, using moulds of the same type and manufacture for
making all test specimens. If field tests show excessive slumps or other violations of the Contract
Documents, the entire batch of concrete from which the sample in question was taken will be rejected and
shall be removed from the site at the Contractors expense. The Engineer will inspect all concrete
operations in the plant and in the field.

7. If ready mix concrete is used, each load of concrete arriving at the job shall be accompanied by the delivery
ticket which shall be subject to checking by the Engineer at the plant and which shall contain the following
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a. The strength of the mix of concrete being delivered.

b. The exact time the cement and aggregate were discharged into the delivery truck. If upon
reaching the job the concrete cannot be placed within the time limits stated, or if

the type of concrete delivered is incorrect, the Engineer will reject the load and it shall be removed
from the Site at the Contractors expense.

c. List of admixtures and concentration percentage.

8. Under the supervision and direction of the Engineer the Contractor will take specimens of each class of
concrete from different locations on the job as follows:

a. At least twelve (12) specimens for each 40 cubic metres or fraction thereof of each class of
concrete and in any case not less than twelve (12) specimens for any one days operations.

b. Test specimens will be taken at pouring locations to give a fair average of the concrete in the part
of the contraction indicated.

c. Samples will be obtained in accordance with B.S.1881.

d. At least two slump tests: ASTM C143

e. Testing shall conform to B.S. 1881 in making, curing and subsequently handling test specimens,
except as modified herein. Cubes shall be engraved with the date of placing and the serial
number of the cubes (1 to 12) plus a universal serial number representing the number of the pour.

f. The cubes shall be placed in laboratory storage on site under moist curing conditions at
approximately 21C within 24 hours after molding and maintained therein until ready for testing at
the site Laboratory. Three cube specimens will be tested at seven days, and if the seven day
strength is deficient, the Contractor will be notified. Three cubes will then be tested at 14 days,
three cubes at 28 days, and the remaining 3 cubes will be tested as directed by the Engineer,
having been cured with curing compound for 28 days.

g. Two unit weight and yield tests: ASTM C138

9. Under the supervision and direction of the Engineer the Contractor will take specimens of each class of
concrete, and an independent Testing Agency, approved by the Engineer, will perform one test for each 100
cubic metres to verify that the total chloride ion content and the total sulfate content are each within the
specified limits. As soon as the concrete is no longer plastic, but in no event more than 24 hours after
placement, the Testing Agency will perform tests in accordance with the procedures herein specified under
paragraph 1.06.A.3.

10. Keep records of all specimens taken and tests made using a proforma approved by the Engineer. Such
records shall be signed by the Contractor and the Engineer.

C. Change of Current Margin:

When the results of a sufficiently large number of tests show that the previously established margin is significantly too
large or too small, a change in the current margin used for judging compliance with the specified characteristic
strength may be appropriate. Recalculation of the margin shall be carried out as

before, but the adoption of recalculated value will not generally be justified if the two values differ by less than 18%
when based on tests on 40 separate batches or less than 11% when based on tests on 100 separate batches, or less
than 5% when based on tests on 500 separate batches. This recalculated margin if adopted becomes the current
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D. Testing Plan

1. Each set of 3 cubes shall be made from a single sample taken from a randomly selected
batch of concrete. The sample shall be taken from the point of discharge from the
delivery vehicle. The characteristic strength of concrete shall comply with the following
requirements:

a. The average strength determined from any group of four consecutive sets of test cubes exceeds
the specified characteristic strength by not less than 0.3 times the current margin.

b. Each individual test result is greater than 85% of the specified strength.

The current margin shall be taken as given in Paragraph 1.06.A.1. If only one cube result fails to
meet the second requirement mentioned above, that result may be considered to represent only
the particular batch of concrete from which that cube was taken, provided the average strength of
the group satisfied the first requirement. If more than more cube fails to meet the second
requirement or if the average strength of any group of four consecutive test cubes fail to meet the
second requirement, then all the concrete in all the batches represented by all such cubes shall be
deemed not to comply with the strength requirements.

2. Enforcement: When the average strength of four consecutive test cubes fail to meet the first requirement
mentioned in the testing plan, the mix proportions of subsequent batches of concrete shall be modified to
increase the strength. The Engineer shall decide as to what action may be taken for test cubes that fail to
meet the requirements mentioned. In estimating the quality of the sub-standard concrete and in determining
the action to be taken the following shall be considered.

a. The validity of test results and confirmation that specimen sampling and testing have been carried
out in accordance with B.S. 1881. Concrete shall be judged by the strength of specified
characteristic strength, together with the cement content, in comparison with the specified minimum
cement content.

b. The mix proportions actually used in concrete under investigation.

c. The actual section of the structure represented by the test cubes.

d. The possible influence of any reduction in concrete quality in the strength and durability of this
section of structure.

The Engineer may require tests to be carried on the hardened concrete in structure. Where tests
show that concrete is below specified strength remove all, or a part of, the concrete in all of the
batches deemed not to comply with the strength requirements as directed by the Engineer. Full
cost of removal of low strength concrete and its replacement with concrete of proper specified
strength shall be borne by the Contractor.

3. Strength: Compliance with the specified characteristic strength shall be judged by tests made on cubes at an
age of 28 days. Not more than 5% of the cube test results shall be allowed to fall below the characteristic
strength of concrete.

E. Lightweight Insulating Concrete:

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A. Manufacturers: The products and manufacturers specified hereinafter are specified for the purpose of establishing
minimum quality standards. Products equal in quality to, or better than those specified, will be considered acceptable.
The decision of acceptability will rest with the Engineer.

B. Cement

1. Alkali Content For all Types of Cement: Maximum 0.6% equivalent of Sodium Oxide (Na2O) (ASTM C227).

2. Ordinary Cement: B.S. 12 or ASTM C150, Type I or K.S.S.36, non-staining.

3. Sulphate resisting Portland Cement: B.S.4027 or ASTM C150, Type V.

4. Sulphate resisting cement shall be used as directed by the Engineer in all work below the ground floor level
which is in contact with soil or waterproofing or protection board or vapour barrier.

5. Cement shall originate from sources and manufactures acceptable to the Engineer and shall be delivered in
sealed bags. Only one brand of cement shall be used for each type of cement. When received at the batch
plant, all bags shall be intact and cement shall be completely dry. Cement exposed to moisture or wetting of
any kind during shipment or storage shall not be used on the job.

6. Stale cement or cement with cakes or lumps shall not be used.

7. All cement stored at site shall be kept thoroughly dry and shall be stored in water tight sheds on a floor
raised at least 200mm above ground. Cement stacks shall have labels indicating dates of manufacture and
arrival at the storage site. A maximum of fifteen bags shall be stacked if the storage period is not more than
weeks and eight bags if the storage period is over four weeks but

not more than three months. Any cement stored for more than three months shall not be used without the
explicit written permission of the Engineer.

8. When tests performed on field samples, subsequent to the original approval tests, show that the cement
does not comply with the Specifications, the entire consignment from which the sample was taken shall be
rejected. Rejected cement shall not be permitted in storage areas or on the site and shall be removed within
twenty four hours.

9. Cement shall be protected from direct exposure to sun. Cement temperature shall not exceed 50C.

10. All Type V Cement shall have tricalcium aluminate content not exceeding five percent (5%).

C. Aggregate

1. In general, aggregate shall comply with B.S. 882, Concrete Aggregates from Natural Sources, or ASTM
C33, and shall be graded in accordance with these requirements, irrespective of whether concrete is mixed
on site or elsewhere. The Contractor shall nominate the source of supply and shall provide grading curves of
aggregates for approval.

2. Aggregate shall consist of fine sand or stone aggregates and crushed stone, crushed rock or gravel.
Separate stockpiles of fine aggregate and each size of coarse aggregate gradation shall be used. Each
aggregate type shall be from a single consistent source.

3. Storage piles of aggregates shall be placed on concrete hardstand which has good drainage. Stockpiles
shall have walls separating adjacent materials and shall be covered to preclude segregation or intrusion of
foreign materials and to preserve the gradation. Sufficient storage shall be maintained to assure placement
of concrete at the necessary rate. Use properly constructed sheds to protect aggregates from direct sun
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4. Aggregates shall be hard, durable, clean and free from adherent coatings and dust and when directed by the
Engineer, shall be washed and sieved to remove deleterious substances.

5. Aggregates shall not contain harmful materials, such as salts, iron pyrites, coal, mica, shale or similar
particles which may reduce the strength or durability of the concrete. Aggregates shall not contain nay
material that may be chemically active with reinforcement or that may react to cause efflorescence or that
may be alkali reactive.

6. Alkali reactive limestone aggregates such as Dolomitic shall not be used.

7. The grading of each size of aggregate from each pit, quarry or other source of supply shall be determined at
least once weekly. The results of such tests shall be reported to the Engineer and shall be used to check
whether the gradings are similar to those of the samples used in the establishment of bath weight used.

8. Suppliers certificate shall be submitted to the Engineer for approval of the source of aggregate.


9. Aggregate for exposed unpainted concrete shall be specially selected for colour as approved by the
Engineer and shall come from a single source.

10. All aggregates shall be screened and washed and shall have less than the following maximum salt contents
as acid soluble chlorides and sulphates. The table also shows the maximum salt content allowed in the
mixed concrete. Aggregates for coloured concrete must be approved by the Engineer prior to use.

Chloride Sulphate
Percent of weight of
Fine aggregate 0.06 0.4

Percent of weight of
Course aggregate 0.03 0.4

Total percent in concrete as
Percent by weight of cement 0.1 (OPC)
0.2 (SRPC) 0.4

a. Fineness modulus shall not vary more than 0.20 from value used in establishing mix proportions.
If greater deviation, the use of such aggregates shall be discontinued until suitable adjustments in
mix proportions can be made and reviewed.
b. Magnesium Sulfate Soundness: Max. 5% loss, ASTM C88, 5
cycles.

c. Potential Reactivity: Not reactive ASTM C289

d. Content of Clay Lumps: Max. 1% by weight ASTM C142.

e. Gradation requirements as follows:

Size of Sieve opening Percentage by weight
(Square openings) Passing ASTM C33, C117

3/8 inch (9.5 mm) 100
No.4 (4.75 mm) 95-100
No.8 (2.36 mm) 80-100
No. 16 (1.18 mm) 50 -85
No. 30 (0.60 mm) 25-60
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No.200 (0.075 mm) 0.5

Other gradations not meeting the above requirements may be permitted upon submission of
relevant data and review by the Engineer.

f. Fine aggregates shall be free of organic materials (ASTM C40) and other foreign matter.

12. Coarse aggregates for concrete shall consist of crushed gravel or crushed stone. The crushing shall be
regulated so that the material retained on the No.8 (2.36 mm) sieve, at least 90 percent by weight shall
consist of pieces with at least one fractured face and at least 75 percent by weight shall consist of material
with at least two fractured faces. In addition, the coarse aggregates shall meet the following requirements:

a. Magnesium sulfate soundness: Max. 5% loss. ASTM C88, 5 cycles.

b. Potential Reactivity: Not Reactive ASTM C289

c. Abrasion: Max. 10% loss ASTM C131, 100 revolutions.

d. Flat and Elongated Particles: 3:1max. 30% ASTM C125 5:1 max. 10%

e. Content of Clay Lumps: Max. 0.5% by weight ASTM C142

f. Shale: Max.2% by weight.

g. Bulk saturated surface Dry Specific Gravity: Min. 2.58 ASTM C125.

h. Gradation requirements as follows:

Size of Sieve Opening Percentage by weight
(Square Opening) Passing ASTM C33

1-1/2 inch 1 inch inch
(37.5mm) (25.4mm) (19.0mm)
Size Size Size
2 inch (50.0 mm) 100 - -
1-1/2 inch (37.5mm) 95-100 100 100
1 inch (25.4 mm) 60-85 95-100 -
inch (19.0 mm) 35-70 60-85 95-100
inch (12.7 mm) 20-50 25-60 60-75
3/8 inch(9.5 mm) 10-30 15-45 20-55
No. 4 (4.75 mm) 0-5 0-10 0-10
No.8 (2.36 mm) - 0-5 0-6

Other gradations not meeting the above requirements may be permitted upon submission of
relevant data and review by the Engineer.

i. The maximum size of aggregates shall be 1 inch (25.4mm) for columns, walls and basement
slabs, and inch (19.0 mm) for slabs and beams. In addition, the maximum aggregate size shall
not exceed 20 percent of the narrowest member that is being concreted, nor shall it exceed 75
percent of the clear spacing between adjacent steel reinforcement or between reinforcement and
adjacent formwork.

13. Lightweight Aggregates for insulating concrete shall comply with ASTM C332.

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1. Water for washing aggregates and for mixing of concrete shall be clean, fresh and free of harmful matter
such as oil, salts, acids, alkali, sewage, deleterious minerals or organic matter. Water shall be filtered to
remove any colour or residues present due to contamination from water piping or transportation or storage
methods.

2. Water shall comply with the requirements of BS 5328

3. Water shall be tested in accordance with BS 3148

E. Admixtures:

1. Suitable admixtures of the following approved types may be incorporated in the concrete only with the prior
written approval of the Engineer.

a. Water reducing set retarders.
b. Set retarders
c. Water reducing agents.
d. Air entraining admixtures for lightweight concrete.

2. The Engineer shall be advised in advance of the following data:

a. The typical dosage and detrimental effects of under-dosage and over-dosage.

b. Chemical name(s) of the main active ingredient(s) in the admixtures.

c. Whether or not the admixture leads to the entrainment of air when used at manufacturers
recommended dosage.

d. Admixtures containing chlorides in excess of 0.03% by mass of the cement, nitrates, calcium
chloride, sulphides and sulphates shall not be used.

e. Admixtures submitted for Engineers approval shall be certified in writing by the manufacturer to be
in compliance with B.S.5075 or ASTM C494.

f. Air-entraining admixtures for lightweight concrete shall comply with ASTM C260 or B.S. 5075 :
PART (2).

g. The type of admixtures selected in accordance with the above mentioned standards must be to
the approval of the Engineer. All admixtures must be mutually compatible.

h. Admixtures used in the work shall be obtained from reliable manufactures whose products have
previously been used successfully in Kuwait or on other international projects in countries having
similar climate to Kuwait.

i. Admixtures shall be used in strict accordance with manufacturers printed instructions and
recommendations and shall be certified by the manufactures to be suitable for use during hot
weather extremes. Admixtures shall be stored safe from adverse temperatures in accordance with
manufacturers printed instructions or recommendations.

j. The suitability and effectiveness of any admixture approved by the Engineer, shall be verified by
trial mixes with the cements, aggregates and other materials to be used in the works before final
approval is given.

k. Notwithstanding what has been stated above, the Contractor must allow in his Tender for testing
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l. Admixtures where approved may be added only by using the manufacturers recommended
dispensers no adding of admixtures by hand is allowed.

m. The entire amount of materials used for concrete shall have controlled sources of individual
components such that the total mix meets the requirements of the Contract Documents. Unless
specified otherwise, the total Chloride (C1) ion content in the entire mix shall not exceed 0.20
percent of the weight of cement when SRPC is used and 0.1 percent when OPC is used. The
total water-soluble Sulfate (SO3) content in the entire mix shall not exceed 4 percent SO3 of the
weight of cement in the mix. The total Calcium chloride (ca C12) content in the total mix shall not
exceed 0.01 percent of the weight of cement.

n. The total alkali content of the concrete mix of Na2O equivalent shall not exceed 3 kg/m3. All
sources of alkali shall be taken into account for calculating the total alkali content. In particular the
contribution of Sodium Chloride whether from aggregate or from mixing water must be included.

F. Reinforcement:

1. Bar reinforcement shall be deformed bars complying with BS 4449 type 2 deformation having a
characteristic strength (fy) not less than 4100 kg/cm2 (410 N/mm2) or complying with ASTM A615 grade 60
steel. Dowels projecting from typical flow beams to be re-bent into concrete topping shall be grade 40
(ASTM) grade 50 (BS) hot rolled mild steel having a characteristic strength (fy) not less than 2500 kg/cm2.

2. Mesh reinforcement and wrapping fabric shall conform to BS 4483 or to ASTM A185.

3. Reinforcement shall be cut and/or bent in accordance with BS 4466.

4. Bends in reinforcement shall have a substantially constant curvature. Where the temperature of the steel is
below 5C, special precautions may be necessary such as reducing the speed of bending or, with the
Engineers approval, increasing the radius of bending.

5. Where it is necessary to bend reinforcement projecting from concrete, care should be taken to ensure that
the radius of bend is not less than that specified in BS 4466.

6. Where it is necessary to reshape mild steel bars previously bent, this should only be done with the
Engineers approval and each bar should be inspected for signs of fracture.

7. No welding of reinforcement shall be carried out without the Engineers approval. Welding shall be in
compliance with ACI 318 or BS 8110.

8. Bundle and tag reinforcement with suitable identification to facilitate sorting, transporting, storing and placing
at the site.

9. All reinforcement bars shall be cut and bent to shape as per the approved bar bending
schedule. All bars shall be tagged showing the corresponding bar number as shown on
the relevant Bar Bending Schedule.

G. Bar Support:

1. Spacer blocks with cast in tie wire may be used with written agreement of the Engineer for support of the
bottom layer of reinforcing in the raft foundation slab only. The blocks shall be of minimum size and made
from cement sand small aggregate mix to match surrounding concrete strength, appearance durability.

2. Other support devices and spacers shall be of such materials and of adequate strength and approved
design as to be durable and so as to prevent displacement and corrosion of reinforcing steel and prevent
discoloration and spalling of concrete cover. The type of spacers acceptable shall be one of the following:

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b. Hot-dipped galvanized bar supports with plastic feet.
c. Stainless Steel.

3. Individual and continuous slab bolsters and chairs shall be of a type to suit the various conditions
encountered and must be capable of supporting a 140 kg (1.37 KN) concentrated load without measurable
permanent deformation of the reinforcement or indentation of the supporting surface.

H. Testing of Reinforcement Steel

1. Tests will be required by the Engineer on steel reinforcement and they shall be carried out in strict
accordance with the provisions of the above British Standards. (BS 4449, 4757 and 4483).

2. Tensile tests providing information on elastic limit, ultimate strength, and stress-strain curve will be required
from each delivery of reinforcement and measurements will also be required of cross-sectional area and
deformation/bond characteristics of deformed bars.

3. The Contractor is to allow for four tensile and four bond tests, at his own cost, for each size of bar to be used
in the Concrete construction.
4. One set of test results for each bar size shall be submitted to the Engineer three (3) weeks before concrete
work commences on Site. Remaining tests will be carried out at the discretion of the Engineer.

5. Further tests may be called for when the source of supply of reinforcement changes in which case the cost
of such extra testing will be borne by the Contractor. When any test results do not conform to the above
standard the reinforcement steel shall be removed from the site and the cost of subsequent testing and any
remedial work shall be borne by the Contractor.

I. Vapour Barrier: Polyethylene sheeting minimum 0.15 mm thick of approved manufacture tested in accordance with
ASTM E96 and E154.

J. Curing Materials:

1. Liquid Membrane Compound: ASHTO M148 or ASTM C309, Type 1-D with fugitive dye
and Type 2; formulated to disintegrate after 28 days, and guaranteed not to affect the
bond of applied finishes.

2. Polyethylene Film: ASTM C171, 0.10mm thick, opaque black.

3. Reinforced Waterproof Building Paper: ASTM C171, opaque.

4. Burlap: AASHTO M182.

5. Water: B.S. 5328 and B.S.148.

6. Methods for determining the efficiency of curing compounds shall be in accordance with ASTM C156.

7. Notwithstanding what has been stated above, the Contractor must allow in his Tender for testing the type of
curing compound he proposes to use.

K. Moist Cure, Hardener and Sealer

1. Hardeners
a. Lapidolith- Sonneborn Contech, U.S.A.
b. Anti-Hydro- Anti Hydro Co., U.S.A.
c. Sciolith - Chem-Masters Corp.,U.S.A
d. Eucosil - The Euclid Chemical Co., U.S.A.
e. Pena-lith- W.R.Meadows Inc., U.S.A.
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2. Sealers

a. Son-No-Mar - Sonneborn Contech, U.S.A.
b. A-H Clear Cure- Anti Hydro Co., U.S.A
c. Traz - Chem Masters Corp., U.S.A.
d. Eucopoxy I - The Euclid Chemical Co., U.S.A
e. Tiah - W.R. Meadows Inc., U.S.A.
f. Surcoat - Al Hamra Co. Kuwait
g. Or approval equal.


L. Waterstops: Extruded shapes formed of virgin polyvinyl-chloride, tensile strength 134 kg/cm2, minimum
elongation 200%. The type and size of the waterstop shall be suitable to its particular application as recommended by
the manufacturer and be subject to the approval of the Engineer

M. Expansion Joint Filler: Refer to Section 07910, Joint Fillers and Gaskets for expansion joint fillers.

N. Sealants: Refer to Section 07920, Sealants for joint sealants.

O. Formwork

1. For unexposed surfaces and rough work, use Exterior Type Douglas Fir plywood, complying with BS 1204
Part 1(4) type BR, minimum 19mm thick. Before reusing forms, withdraw nails and thoroughly clean
surfaces to be in contact with concrete.

2. For exposed surfaces not otherwise specified use special exterior type Douglas Fir, complying with BS 1204
Part 1(4) type to BP, minimum 19mm thick or high density (60-60) overlay plyform, Class 1 EXT-DFPA,
sanded grade trade marked by the American Plywood Association having a hard semi-opaque resin-fibre
overlay on both sides, minimum 19mm thick and constructed so that finished concrete will be straight,
smooth, dense, free from honeycombs, bulges, or depressions.

Keep joints between plywood sections to a minimum and make tight and strongly backed so that adjoining
edges remain flush and true. Unsightly joint marks will not be permitted. Cover joints on exposed surfaces
with smooth-faced fibre reinforced tape as approved by the Engineer.

3. Location of joints must be submitted to the Engineer for approval.

4. Prefabricated formwork systems may be used for all classes of concrete provided the manufacturers printed
instructions and recommendations are followed and the system has been approved by the Engineer. Joints
between sections of prefabricated forms shall be taped unless otherwise recommended by the manufacturer
and provided always, in the case of such recommendation, the forms are water and mortar-tight to the
Engineers satisfaction.

P. Form Coating: B.P. CCM3 (British Petroleum) Or B.P. CM3 (British Petroleum) or Calform (Caltex) or Form
wax of a type which does not import any stain to concrete nor interfere with the adhesion of any finish, sealant,
waterproofing material applied to any concrete surface and must be approved by the Engineer.

Q. Form Ties: For securing forms where surfaces will be exposed in the finished work, use tie screws with
removable plastic cones, removable bolts, special removable ties, tie wires or series 300 stainless steel snap ties. For
all other forms, either bolts or wires may be used. Use ties of such type that when forms are removed, no metal is
closer than 40mm from the finished concrete surface.

R. Pigmented Concrete: Pigments for integrally colored concrete submitted for the Engineers approval shall be
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2.02 MIXES

A. Proportioning of Concrete

1. Comply with ACI Standard 211.1, or BS 8110, Section 6, Para. 6.2.4. Assume full responsibility for the
strength, consistency, water/cement ratio, and handling of concrete. Cement, fine aggregate and the
various sizes of coarse aggregate shall be measured by weight.

2. Water/Cement Ratio: Comply with BS 8110, Section 6, Para. 6.2.4, OR ACI 301, Chapter 3, Para
3.8, Method 1 or 2. The water/cement ratio of a batch of concrete shall not exceed the specified maximum
value by more than 5% of that value. If a maximum water/cement ratio has been determined the ability to
comply with that requirement at a suitable level of workability, shall be determined by trial mixes. Maximum
water/cement ratio may be judged from workability tests and approved by the Engineer.

3. Cement Content: The cement content of any batch of concrete shall not be less than the specified minimum
value minus 5% of that value, nor more than the specified maximum value plus 5% of that value. The
cement content may be determined from samples representative of any batch of concrete provided suitable
test is used to measure the cement content of fresh concrete to an accuracy of +-5% of the actual value with
a confidence of 95% and approved by the Engineer. Table 6.1 of BS 8110.

Part 1: 1985 gives the minimum cement required when using a particular size of aggregate in a Portland
cement concrete, to provide acceptable durability under appropriate conditions of exposure. The reduced
minimum cement contents shall only be used when trial mixes have verified that concrete with a maximum
free water/cement ratio not greater than that given for a particular condition can be consistently produced
and it is suitable for the conditions of placing and compacting. The Engineer shall determine the degree of
exposure to be adopted for mix design.

4. Requirements for Fresh Concrete: Workability of concrete shall be such that the concrete is suitable for
the conditions of handling and placing so that after compaction it surrounds all reinforcement and completely
fills the formwork. Workability shall be assessed by means of the slump test or compacting factor test. An
acceptable value for the mean slump for each concrete mix shall be agreed with the Engineer and a value of
65mm can be taken as a guide. Following are the limits of workability of concrete for these tests:

Slump +-25mm or CF +- .03 where required value is 0.9 or more

+- .04 where the required value is less than 0.9 but more than 0.8

+- .05 Where required value is 0.8 or less.

The amount of water shall be measured by volume or by weight. The batch weights of aggregates shall be
adjusted to allow for a moisture content typical of the aggregates being used. The accuracy of the
measuring equipment shall be within +- 3% of the quantity of cement, water or total aggregates being
measured and within +- 5% of the quantity of any admixture being used. All measuring equipment shall be
maintained in a clean, serviceable condition. The mixer shall comply with the requirements of B.S. 1305 or
B.S.4251 where applicable. The mixing time shall be not less than that used by the manufacturer in
assessing the mixer performance.

5. Adjustment to Mix Proportions: During production adjustments of mix proportions will be made in order to
minimise the variability of strength and to approach more closely the target mean strength as approved by
the Engineer. Such adjustments are regarded as part of the proper control of production but the specified
limits of minimum cement content and maximum water/cement ratio shall be maintained. Such adjustments
to mix proportions shall not be taken to imply any change tot he current margin.

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GRADE CHARACTERISTIC CUBE
STRENGTH (28 DAYS)
TYPE AND USE
150

350

150 Kg/cm2

350 Kg/cm2
Blinding Concrete

All Cast-in- Place reinforced concrete, unless
otherwise noted on drawings


Where a sudden change in weather conditions occurs or is imminent during continuous casting operations such as
will, in the Engineers opinion, affect the quality of the concrete, the specified characteristic cube strength for cast-in-
place reinforced concrete shall be increased by 50 kg/cm2.


PART 3 EXECUTION

3.01 FORMWORK

A. General

1. The responsibility for the safety and adequacy of the whole of the formwork shall rest entirely with the
Contractor. Coordinate the work of all other trades affecting or affected by work of this Section.

2. Except when they are varied by the requirements of these Specifications, the requirements of the British
Standard BS 8110 Section 6 shall form a binding part of these specifications.

3. Give 24 hours minimum notice to the Engineer as to when formwork will be ready for inspection and allow
sufficient time for inspection and adjustment.

4. Any work showing signs of damage through premature loading shall be demolished and reconstructed at the
Contractors expense.

B. Workmanship:

1. Reference shall be made to BS 5975 and appendix C of the Concrete Society Technical Report No. 13,
Formwork and the CIRIA Data Sheet, Cement Pressure on Formwork.



2. Except for areas having suspended false ceiling within the project, most of the structure is either exposed or
receiving applied finish. Tolerances specified under this part are more stringent than those specified in BS
5606 or ACI 301.

3. Provide cambers as specified on drawings.

4. All formwork shall be constructed plumb, true, water and mortar tight, sufficiently rigid and strong to prevent
sagging between supports and to maintain true position and shape during and after placing of concrete
without bowing and distortion.

5. Exceptional care shall be taken to minimize fins, ridges, offsets, leaking of fins and other defects.

6. Only workmen experienced in formwork shall be used for this work.

7. Supports shall be designed to withstand the worst combination of self-weight and other loads including
formwork, reinforcement, wet concrete, construction and wind loads together with all incidental dynamic
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8. Deflection: The maximum permissible deflection under all loads shall not exceed 2mm or 1/600 of
the free span, whichever is less.

9. Forms for beams and girders shall be designed to permit removal of at least one side without shock to the
partially set concrete and without disturbing the bottom portion of the forms or its supports.

10. Prefabricated formwork shall be used in strict accordance with manufacturers printed instructions and
approved shop drawings.

11. Provide 15 x 15mm wrought hardwood fillet or other suitable material in the angles of the formwork as
shown on drawings or as required by the Engineer to provide chamfers in columns and beams and walls.

12. Anchors bolts, plates, sleeves, pipes, inserts, fixtures, electrical boxes, reinforcing steel, duct openings,
conduits, etc.., shall be installed as per drawings. Ample time shall be allowed for the proper installation of
such items. All steel items (other than reinforcement) embedded in concrete shall be hot-dipped galvanized.

13. Form Cleaning: All forms shall be thoroughly cleaned before placement of concrete and suitable temporary
openings provided to permit removal of undesirable materials from the interior without disturbing the whole
formwork. All surfaces in contact with concrete shall be wetted or treated with an approved form releasing
agent before placing of reinforcement. All formwork shall be thoroughly cleaned of any old concrete or other
deposit before re-use.

14. During concreting, formwork and supports shall be inspected by experienced workmen and any portion
showing signs of sagging or displacement shall be rectified.

15. All formwork shall be inspected and approved by the Engineer. This approval, however, does not relieve the
Contractor of any of his liabilities and responsibilities under the Contract.

16. The Contractor must allow in his Tender for cost of testing the type of form releasing agent he proposes to
use.

3.02 REINFORCEMENT

A. General: Comply with B.S.4449; B.S. 4461; B.S.4482; B.S 4483 OR ACI 301, Chapter 5, Paragraph 5.1, and
ASTM A775.

B. Fixing

1. Comply with BS 8110, Section 7, Para. 7.3 OR ACI Standard 301, Chapter 5, Para. 5.5
Reinforcement shall be secured against displacement outside the specified limits unless specified
otherwise:

a. The actual concrete cover shall be not less than the required nominal cover minus 5mm.

b. Where reinforcement is located in relation to only one face of a member (e.g. a straight
bar in a slab) the actual concrete cover shall not be more than the required nominal
cover plus:

(i) 5mm on bars up to and including 12mm size.

(ii) 10mm on bars over 12mm up to and including 25mm size.

(iii) 15mm on bars over 25mm size.

2. Spacer chairs or other supports detailed on shop drawings, together with such other supports as
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where the nominal cover is dimensioned to the links, spacers between the links and formwork
shall be of the same dimensions as the nominal cover.

3. Non-structural connections for the positioning of reinforcement shall be made with steel wire or
tying devices. Care should be taken to ensure that the projection ends of ties or clips do not
encroach into the concrete cover.

4. The position of reinforcement shall be checked before and during concreting, particular attention
being paid to the position of top reinforcement in cantilever sections. Where there is delay in
depositing concrete after the placement of the reinforcement the Engineer may require the
Contractor to restore the reinforcement to a satisfactory condition and may require protection of
same from further corrosion.

5. Surface condition of Reinforcement: Concrete shall not be placed unless reinforcement is free
from mud, oil, paint, retarders, loose rust, loose mill scale, grease or any other substance badly
rusted or pitted reinforcement will be rejected. Mechanical brushes shall be used in cleaning steel
bars.

6. All reinforcement shall be stored under cover to avoid contact with the ground, moisture, dust and
salts and to avoid distortion once bent to shape. Improper storage will be sufficient cause for
rejection of reinforcement.

7. Laps and joints of Reinforcement: Laps and joints shall only be made by methods specified and at
the positions shown on the Drawings or as agreed by the Engineer.

8. The splice lengths of all reinforcing bars which have to be spliced shall, unless otherwise shown
on the drawings, be in conformity with the following:

a. Deformed bars (60 diameter) 600mm minimum

b. Fabric (175 mm minimum, but overlap measured between outermost wires
of each sheet not less than pitch of secondary reinforcement wires)

c. Spliced bars are to be securely tied together.

9. Splices to be staggered, to be approved from the Engineer, and the fabric is to be securely tied
layer to layer.

10. All reinforcement shall be placed accurately in position and securely fastened in place to prevent
displacement during the placing of the concrete. Particular care shall be taken to ensure that the
protective cover to reinforcement specified on the drawings is obtaining by the use of approved
plastic tipped steel chairs for lower reinforcement and cranked bars for upper reinforcement. All
bars shall be securely tied together at every alternate intersection, or as approved by the
Engineer.

11. Ends of bars which are left projecting for any period exceeding 4 weeks shall be painted with a
heavy coat of neat cement grout which shall be removed prior to continuation of concreting.

12. Concrete cover to reinforcement shall be as shown on the drawings and the allowable tolerance
shall be in accordance with BS 8110.

13. Tie wire shall be annealed iron wire not less than No.16 gauge or approved fasteners, unless
shown otherwise on the drawings.

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15. Welding of Reinforcement: Welding on site shall be avoided if possible, but where suitable
safeguards and techniques are employed and provided that the types of steel (including high yield
steel to B.S. 4449 and B.S.4461) have the required welding proportions, it may be undertaken.
Generally, however, all welding shall be carried out under controlled conditions in a factory or
workshop. The competence of the operators shall be demonstrated prior to and periodically
during the welding operations.

16. Cutting and Bending Reinforcement: Reinforcement shall be cut and/or bent in accordance with
B.S.4466. Bends in reinforcement shall have a substantially constant curvature. Where the
temperature of the steel is below 5C, special precautions may be necessary such as reducing the
speed of bending or, with the Engineers approval, increasing the radius of bending. Where it is
necessary to bend reinforcement projecting from concrete, care should be taken to ensure that the
radius of bend is not less than that specified in B.S. 4466. The Engineers written approval shall
be obtained before cutting or heating any reinforcement detailed on the drawings. All
reinforcement bars, coated and uncoated, shall be bent cold unless otherwise approved by the
Engineer. Where it is necessary to reshape steel previously bent, this shall only be done with the
Engineers approval and each bar shall be inspected for signs of fracture.

17. Reinforcement (particularly grade 410/425 should not be subjected to mechanical damage or
shock loading prior to embedment. It is permissible to bend grade 250 reinforcement projecting
from concrete provided that care is taken to ensure that the radius of bend is not less than that
specified in BS 4466. Grade 410/425 bars should not be rebent or straightened without the
Engineers approval.


3.03 MIXING CONCRETE

A. Ready Mixed Concrete

1. Comply with ASTM C94.

2. Add mixing water only at the Site.

3. Discharge the concrete completely at the site within one hour after the introduction of the water to the
aggregates. In hot weather reduce this time limit so that no stiffening of the concrete shall occur until after it
has been placed.

4. Begin the mixing operation within thirty minutes after the cement has been intermingled with the aggregates.

B. Batch Mixing at Site (if permitted by Governmental authority having jurisdiction)

1. Comply with BS 8110, Section 6, OR ACI 301, Chapter 7, Paragraphs 7.2 and 7.5.

2. Excessive mixing requiring the addition of water to preserve the required consistency will not be permitted.
Mix concrete to a consistency which can be readily placed without segregation.

3. Where admixtures are specified, equip mixers with a device for measuring and dispensing the admixture.

C. Hand Mixed Concrete: This is not permitted.

3.04 JOINTS AND EMBEDED ITEMS

A. Construction and Control Joints

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2. Construction joints other than when formed at movement joints shall be kept to a
minimum possible consistent with convenience of construction and design consideration.
Concreting shall be carried out continuously up to locations of construction joints.

3. Where it is necessary to introduce construction joints, careful consideration shall be given to their exact
location. The location of construction joints shall be subject to agreement between the Engineer and the
Contractor before any work commences. Construction joints shall be at right angles to the general direction
of the member and shall take due account of shear and other stresses.

4. Vertical joints shall be formed against a stop board. The top surface of a layer of concrete shall be level and
reasonably flat unless design considerations make this undesirable. Joint lines shall be so arranged that
they coincide with features of the finished work.

5. Kickers (i.e. a starter stub) shall be at least 150mm high and carefully constructed and shall be cast along
with the main concrete.

6. Immediately prior to recommencement of concreting on a joint, the surface of the concrete against which
new concrete will be cast shall be free from laitance and shall be roughened to the extent that the largest
aggregate is exposed but not disturbed. Care shall be taken that the joint surface is cleaned immediately
before the fresh concrete is placed against it

7. Saturate the cleaned surface with water and slush with a coating of 1:1/2 cement sand grout. Place new
concrete before grout has attained its initial set. Clean horizontal construction joints and pour the cement-
sand mortar over joints in walls to a depth of 25mm before depositing concrete. In walls, do not space
construction joints more than 15 metres apart, unless otherwise shown.

8. Care shall be taken in the placing of the new concrete close to the joint. This concrete shall be well
compacted and vibrated.

9. Control joints for control of thermal cracking should be formed using crack inducers or waterstops having
built-in inducers. Control joints shall be placed in slabs-on-grades, tanking walls and retaining walls at
spacings indicates on structural drawings. Control joints in concrete topping to PC beams at typical floors
and at other locations in slabs and cast-in-place beams and shall be formed in accordance with the details
shown on structural drawings.

B. Waterstops: Comply with B.S.5337, Appendix D, Paragraph D4, or ACI 301, Chapter 6, Paragraph 6.3. Clamp
waterstops at top to prevent displacement.

C. Embedded Items:

1. Comply with ACI 301, Chapter 6, Paragraphs 6.4 and 6.5.

2. Set anchorage devices by line and transit, and coordinate the locating of all anchorage devices to be set for
the accommodation of the work of other trades.

3. Locate anchor bolts and/or threaded type inserts and bars as shown on the drawings and on shop drawings.
Obtain necessary templates from the mechanical trades as required for the setting of anchor bolts and other
items for mechanical equipment, as required.

4. Assist other trades in the installation of piping, pipe sleeves, conduit and similar items where such items are
to be installed in concrete. Provide frames to securely hold anchor bolts and anchorage devices in place
during construction, and take care that no displacement occurs during the placing of concrete. Under this
Section furnish and set items not furnished by other trades using approved standard type items suitable for
their intended purpose.


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A. Comply with ACI Standard 301, Chapter 8, Para 8.1 for preparation before placing and with BS 8110, Section 6, Para
6.5 and 6.8. Notify the Engineer 24 hours before each placement so that the forms and reinforcement may be
examined. Do not place concrete until inspection has been made or waived.

B. Concrete shall not be mixed or placed at shade air temperature below 2C on a rising thermometer, or at a shade air
temperature below 3C on a falling thermometer. When the shade air temperature is 32C and rising, special
precautions shall be taken during concrete operations, such as shading of the aggregates, formwork and plant, cooling
of the mixing water or other methods approved by the Engineer so that the temperature of the concrete when placed
shall not exceed 30C. The temperature of the concrete can be reduced by cooling the water and the aggregate.

C. Fresh concrete placed at these temperatures shall be shaded from the direct rays of the sun to the satisfaction of the
Engineer for a period of 24 hours. Concrete is not to be mixed and placed when the shade air temperature is 38C or
above.

D. Before concrete is placed, clean mixing and conveying equipment from hardened concrete and foreign matter. Check
forms for construction and detail. Secure reinforcement sleeves and inserts in correct position. Forms shall be free of
water and all debris. Sprinkle with water any semi-porous sub-grade to eliminate suction. Water shall be removed
from excavation before depositing concrete, such water shall not be allowed to wash over newly formed concrete.

E. Comply with ACI Standard 301, Chapter 8, Para 8.2 for conveying concrete. Concrete shall be transported from the
mixer to the formwork as rapidly as practicable by methods which will prevent the segregation or loss of any of the
ingredients and maintain the required workability. Concrete shall be placed and compacted without addition of water.
Care shall be taken to avoid displacement of reinforcement or movement of formwork and damage to faces of
formwork.

F. Care shall be exercised to prevent segregation of concrete and to prevent splashing the forms while placing concrete.
Concrete shall be placed through canvas tremie tubes only equipped with suitable hopper heads. Chutes or trunking
shall be of variable lengths so that the free fall of the concrete from the end shall not exceed one metre and a
sufficient number shall be used to ensure that the concrete surface is approximately level at all times. Where
alternative provisions can be made, which are acceptable to the Engineer, then low slump concrete can be dropped
vertically through greater heights than one metre.

G. Concrete shall be thoroughly compacted by vibration, pressure, shock or other means during the operation of placing
and thoroughly worked around the reinforcement, around embedded fixtures and into corners of the formwork to form
a solid mass free from voids and which will have required surface finish when formwork is removed. Vibration shall be
applied continuously during the placing of each batch of concrete until the expulsion of air has practically ceased and
there is no secretion of ingredients. Care shall be taken that the vibrator is not used any closer than 75mm from the
formed surface. Where permanent precast concrete formwork is used in the structure, its energy absorption should be
taken into account when deciding on the method of vibration to be used and the Engineers prior approval shall be
obtained in respect thereof.

H. Concrete which has achieved its initial set and cannot be properly compacted shall not be placed in the forms.

I. Concrete Topping: Before application the surfaces shall be thoroughly wetter and brushed over with a coat of neat
cement grout. The topping shall be placed before the grout has started to set.

J. Slope surfaces to drains where indicated. Slope shall be as indicated on Drawings.

3.06 CURING

A. General

1. Comply with BS 8110, Section 6, Para. 6.6 and 6.8 and ACI Standard 301, Chapter 12.

2. The methods of curing and their duration shall be such that the concrete will have satisfactory durability and
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cause by its shrinkage, undue cracking in the structure. Insulate the concrete so that it is maintained at a
suitable temperature or both to prevent excessive moisture loss from the concrete. Curing shall be
appropriate to different members and products. Where necessary special care shall be taken to ensure that
similar components are cured under the same conditions.

3. Curing shall be promptly commenced, be total in coverage and continued without interruption.

B. Curing Methods

Curing compounds shall be used for curing concrete unless otherwise approved by the Engineer.

1. Curing Compounds

a. Curing membrane solution shall be applied at the coverage rate recommended by the
manufacturer (two coats, one at right angles to the other), immediately after placing concrete.

b. Concrete surfaces shall be damp when the coating is applied. Curing compounds shall not be
used if bond is necessary such as in base slab of two course floor.

c. Conventional curing compounds shall not be used if a special finish is to be applied. In such
cases, special resin solutions that do not affect adhesion of finishes may be used as approved by
the Engineer.

C. The following curing methods may be considered for use subject to the Engineers approval

1. Ponding with Water: Effective for flat surface. Curing water shall not be more than 11C (52F) cooler than
the concrete and shall be free of substances that may stain or discolour concrete.

2. Saturated Material: Saturated material shall be held in close contact with concrete surfaces and maintained
in moist condition so that a film of water remains on the concrete surface throughout the curing period.
Saturated materials shall be kept wet for a minimum of seven days after stripping.

3. Intermittent Spraying with water: Care shall be taken that newly finished concrete is not damaged by
water erosion. If spraying is done at intervals, concrete surfaces shall not dry out between applications of
water.

4. Top of columns and walls shall be cured after initial setting. As soon as formwork is loosened water curing
shall be applied to sides of columns and walls, and shall continue uninterrupted for a minimum of seven
days.

5. Slabs and flat surfaces shall be cured by flooding. Flat concrete surfaces shall be covered immediately after
concrete is placed, tamped and levelled, with polyethelene sheet and flooded with water as soon as initial
hardening of concrete occurs. Covering surface shall follow progress of concrete placement until the whole
surface is covered and flooded. Polyethelene sheet may be removed after 24 hours and regular flooding
maintained for a minimum of 7 days.

6. Use special thermometers of sufficient length of stem to monitor the concrete
temperature of the raft foundation slab as soon as concrete is placed to the required
level. Monitor temperature of concrete for 7 days and provide the Engineer with daily
records.

D. Curing Periods: Seven (7) days is the minimum curing period for all cast-in-place concrete. At the discretion of the
Engineer the curing period may be extended.

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B. Do not remove forms or supports until the concrete has thoroughly hardened and has attained sufficient
strength to support its own weight and construction live loads to be placed thereon, without damage to the
structure. Do not disturb forms or supports until the concrete has attained at least 40% of design strength
for side forms and 80% of design strength for bottom forms. Be responsible for proper form removal and
replace any work damaged due to inadequate maintenance or improper or premature form removal.

C. The following shall be the minimum periods before striking formwork, unless otherwise directed by the Engineer:

1. Vertical formwork to columns,
walls and large beams - 24 hours

2. Beam Sides - 24 hours

3. Beam soffits formwork - 15 days

4. Props to beams - 21 days

5. Soffit formwork to slab - 6 days

6. Props to slab - 15 days

D. The removal time may be decreased with the Engineers approval where surface temperature of concrete is 16C and
above; refer to Table 6.6, Section 6 of BS 8110, part 1.

E. Protect the newly placed concrete from high and low temperatures using suitable means of insulation for the duration
of the curing.

F. Care shall be exercised in form removal to prevent chipping of corners and other damage. Experienced foremen shall
supervise form removal.

G. Removal of bottom form linings between props prior to the removal of supports may be permitted, provided the
formwork has been designed to allow such removal without disturbing the supports.

H. No new permanent structure shall be constructed on any part of the erected structure while the latter is still supported
by formwork unless walls are built above another wall carried on a properly supported base. This requirement does
not prohibit the use of props to take the load of more than one level of framing.

3.08 TOLERANCES

A. Comply with B.S. 5606 OR ACI Standard 117-81, Part 5, unless noted otherwise.

3.09 CLEANING FINISHED EXPOSED CONCRETE SURFACES

A. Efflorescence, stains, oils, grease or any unsightly accumulation of foreign materials that are visible on the exposed
exterior and/or interior surface of finished concrete, shall be removed. Such action may cover all exposed concrete or
when irregular lapping can be avoided, only such parts as are affected by the stains or other unsightly appearances.
No such remedial action shall be taken without the approval of the Engineer.

3.10 PATCHING

A. Comply with ACI 301, Chapter 9.

3.11 FINISHING

A. General Requirements for Flatwork: Strike off top surfaces of finished fill and monolithic slabs true and level within a
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B. Monolithic Floor Finish (CSFI): Level surface and remove excess laitance by tamping, screeding, and
preliminary wood floating. When the slab has hardened sufficiently so that water and fine material will not
be worked to the top, compact the surface with motor-driven floats of the disc type and trowel smooth with
two steel trowelling operations. Do the second trowelling after the concrete has becomes so hard that no
mortar will adhere to the edge of the trowel. Leave floors with a smooth, hard finish free of blemishes and
true to a maximum tolerance of 3mm in 3 metres. Monolithically finish surfaces scheduled to receive the
following:

1. Hardener and Sealer

C. Mortar Float Finish: Level surface and remove excess laitance by tamping, screeding, and preliminary wood floating.
When the slab has hardened sufficiently so that water and fine material will not be worked to the top, compact the
surface with motor-driven floats of the disc type. Leave floors/roofs with a smooth finish and true to a maximum
tolerance of 3mm in 3 metres. Motor float finish surface scheduled to receive the following:

1. Membrane Waterproofing

D. Rough Slab Finish: Tamp the concrete using special tools to force the aggregate away from the surface, then screed
with straight edges to produce a reasonably true and uniform surface. Rough slab finish surfaces scheduled to
receive the following:

1. Floor beds.

E. Wood Float Finish (CSF2): Tamp the concrete using special tools to force aggregate away from the surface, then
screed with straight edges to bring surfaces to the required lines. While the concrete is still green, wood float to a true
and uniform plane to a 3mm in 3m tolerance with no coarse aggregate visible and apply a medium stiff broom finish
striated uniformly at right angles to traffic pattern and in the direction indicated then moisture and seal the following:

1. Driveway, Ramps and parking

F. Interior Exposed Concrete Surfaces of Slab, Beams, Columns and Walls: Unless otherwise shown, leave a smooth
finish, even-textured and free of blemishes. Repair or replace defective areas, as directed. As soon as the face forms
are removed, remove all fins and other projections carefully, level offsets and grind where necessary.
Repairing, replacing and pointing and filling voids shall be done to the Engineers satisfaction. Patch as specified
under paragraph Patching. Refer to architectural drawings to determine surfaces scheduled to receive paint.

G. Im-printed Concrete surface:

1. Concrete shall be placed and screeded to the required grades, and then floated.
Apply an even application the approved colour hardener to the concrete surface as per the manufacturere
instructions.

2. Apply the release agent to the surface of the concrete as per the manufactuere instructions.

3 While concrete is still in its plastic state, apply the stamped concrete tool, of the approved pattern, to
the suface of concrete. Tools shall be properly tamped into the surface to achieve the required
texture.

4. Control joints shall be cut at pre-determend areas no later than 12 hours after concrete has been placed or
as otherwise instructed by the manufacturer. Excess release agent shall be removed in accordance with the
manufactuere instructions.

5 Apply minimum of one coat of clear protective coating as per the manufacturer instructions.

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A. Examine condition of porous fill and remedy any unsatisfactory portions prior to applying vapour barrier.

B. Cover porous fill with vapour barrier of polyethylene sheeting. Do not lay sheeting until immediately prior to placing of
reinforcing mesh and concrete. Seal seams as recommended by the manufacturer.

C. Do not place concrete over vapour barrier until all breaks have been patched and sealed.

3.13 HARDENER AND SEALER

A. Apply in accordance with the approved manufacturers printed instructions, on the following concrete floor surfaces:



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SECTION03345

CONCRETE FINISHING

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 Reference Standards

Conform to requirements of the following Reference Standards or as modified and supplemented hereinafter.

1. ACI Specifications for Structural Concrete for Buildings, ACI 301
2. ACI Recommended Practice for Cold Weather Concreting, ACI 306
3. ACI Recommended Practice for Hot Weather Concreting, ACI 605

1.02 Quality Assurance

Concrete Work: Concrete work where indicated to be exposed is architecturally finished concrete; special care
must be taken to provide specified, finished surfaces without gravel pockets, and other defacements. Engineer
shall inspect concrete after removal of forms and before concrete repair work begins.

1.03 Protection

Protect persons and adjacent materials and finishes from dust, dirt and other surface or physical damage during
finishing operations, including materials driven by wind.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS (Not Used)


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 Repairs

A. Immediately after removal of forms and inspect all surfaces for defects. Repair or patch defects only
after defects are inspected by the Engineer and then only with the Engineers permission. Do all cutting
and repair within 48 hours after removal of forms; cure repairs same as new concrete.

B. Defective Areas: Where patches are allowed, repair and patch areas; must match the surrounding areas
in color and texture so as to be indistinguishable after completion, including curing and finishing.
Determine mix for color by trial mixes before patching; after initial cure, dress patch or repair area
mechanically or by hand for texture match.

3.02 Finishes for Formed Surfaces

A. Rough Form Finish: Provide for surface of walls and footings adjacent to grade or below grade. This is
the concrete surface having texture imparted by form facing material use with tie holes and defective
areas repaired and patched and fins and other projections exceeding 1/4 inch in height rubbed down or
chipped off.

B. Smooth Formed Finish: Provide a smooth formed finish on formed concrete surfaces exposed to view.
This is an as-cast concrete surface obtained with selected form facing material, arranged in an orderly
and symmetrical manner with a minimum of seams. Remove fins and other projections completely and
smoothed. Repair and patch honeycombs and defective areas as directed by the Engineer. Tie holes
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1. On all designated surfaces of the exposed concrete, provide a sacked finish by coating the
concrete with sacking mortar. Sacking of patched or defective concrete surfaces may be
required by the Engineer for areas not other wise already requiring this work.
2. Repair and patch tie holes, honeycombs and defective areas and trowel to smooth finish.
Remove fins and other projections completely and smoothed.
3. Thoroughly wet surface to prevent absorption.
4. Coat entire surface with sacking mortar as soon as surface of concrete approaches surface
dryness.
5. Thoroughly and vigorously rub mortar over area with clean burlap pads to fill all voids.
6. While mortar is still plastic but partially set (so it cannot be pulled from voids), sack-rub surface
with dry mix of sacking mortar (leave out water). There should be no discernible thickness of
mortar on concrete surface, except in voids; all surfaces should be uniformly textured.
7. Immediately begin a continuous moist cure for 72 hours.

D. Related Unformed Surfaces: At tops of walls, horizontal offsets, and similar unformed surfaces adjacent
to formed surfaces, strike off smooth and finish with a texture matching adjacent formed surfaces.
Continue final surface treatment of formed surfaces uniformly across adjacent unformed surfaces unless
otherwise indicated. Provide for face surface of walls adjacent to plaza, walks and stairs.

3.03 Finishes for Unformed Surfaces

A. Screed all slabs, for whatever finish, to true levels or slopes, work surfaces only to the degree required
to produce the desired finish; do no finishing in areas where water has accumulated, drain and rescued;
in no case use cement and sand sprinkling to absorb moisture. Carefully finish all joints and edges with
proper tools, unless otherwise specified. Applay minimum 4 mm thick self leveling epoxy grout with 2
cots of PU finish.

B. Rough Screed Finish: Consolidate, level, and screed all surfaces to obtain evenness and uniformity;
remove all surplus concrete after consolidation by striking off with sawing motion against guide strips.
Provide for top horizontal surfaces of non-exposed footings. Provide for concrete slab under synthetic
safety surfacing.

C. Float Finish: Apply float finish to monolithic slabs to receive trowel or other finishes. After screeding,
consolidating, and leveling concrete slabs, do not work surface until ready for floating. Begin floating,
using float blades or float shoes only, when surface water has disappeared, or when concrete has
stiffened sufficiently to permit operation of power-driven floats, or both. Consolidate surface with power
driven floats or by hand floating if area is small or inaccessible to power units. Finish surfaces to
tolerances of F(F) 18 (floor flatness) and F(L) 15 (floor levelness) measured according to ASTM E 1155.
Cut down high spots and fill low spots. Uniformly slope surfaces to drains. Immediately after leveling,
re-float surface to a uniform, smooth, granular texture.

D. Broom Finish: Apply a non-slip broom finish to all exterior concrete slabs, stairs, walks, and ramps, and
elsewhere as indicated. Immediately after float finishing, slightly roughen concrete surface by brooming
with fiber bristle broom perpendicular to main traffic route.

E. Defective Work: Remove and replace when directed by the Engineer, surfaces which show excessive
shrinkage cracks.

3.05 Curing

A. Protect freshly deposited concrete from premature drying and excessively hot or cold temperatures;
maintain minimal moisture loss at relatively constant temperature for necessary hydration time and
proper relatively constant temperature for necessary hydration time and proper hardening of concrete.

B. Duration of Curing: In addition to the initial overnight curing, continue final curing operations until the
cumulative number of days or fractions thereof (not necessarily consecutive) occurs, during which time
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early strength concrete has been used, continue final curing operation for 3 days total time, calculated as
before. Take care to prevent rapid drying at the end of the curing period. If early removal of forms is
approved and forms are removed during the curing period, apply one of the curing methods specified in
City of Seattle Standards Specifications (most recent edition), Section 9-23 and continue curing for the
remainder of the required curing period.

3.06 Inspection

Contractor shall notify Engineer that they are starting concrete finish repair work at least 48 hours prior to the
beginning of work.

3.07 Cleaning

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SECTION 03521

LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE


PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 RELATED DOCUMENTS

A. Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Particular Conditions and Division 1
Specification Sections, apply to this Section.

1.02 SUMMARY

A. This Section includes lightweight concrete fill over structural slabs to extend, thickness and slopes indicated on
drawings.

1.03 DEFINITIONS

A. Lightweight Concrete: Low-density concrete, with an oven-dry weight not exceeding 50 lb/cu.ft.(900 kg/cu.m):

1. Aggregate Type Lightweight Concrete: Low density concrete made with Portland cement, water, air-
entraining admixture, and perlite mineral aggregates.

2. Cellular type lightweight Concrete: Concrete made with Portland cement, water air-producing foaming
agents.

1.04 REFERENCES

A. American Society for Testing and Materials (Latest Edition)

1. ASTM C 138: Test Method for unit weight, yield and Air content (Gravimetric) of concrete.

2. ASTM C 150: Specification for Portland Cement

3. ASTM C 260: Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for concrete.

4. ASTM C 332 (R91): Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Insulating Concrete.

5. ASTM C 495: Test Method for Compressive strength of lightweight insulating concrete.

6. ASTM C 612: Specification for Mineral Fiber Block and Board Thermal Insulation.


1.05 SUBMITTALS

A. Product Data for each type of product specified. Include mixing and application instructions for each type lightweight
concrete.

1. Include lightweight concrete design designations of a qualified testing and inspecting agency evidencing
compliance with requirements.

B. Shop Drawings including plans, sections, and details showing roof slopes, insulation thickness, roof penetrations, roof
perimeter terminations and curbs, control and expansion joints, and roof drains.

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1.06 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING

A. Delivery materials in manufacturers original undamaged packages or acceptable bulk containers.

B. Store packaged materials to protect them from elements or physical damage.

C. Do not use cement that shows indications of moisture damage, caking, or other deterioration.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 ACCEPTABLE MANFACTURERS

A. Aggregate Lightweight Concrete

1. W.R.Grace & Co.
Construction Products Div.
62 Whittemore Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Tel: (617) 876-1400
Fax: (617 498-4311

2. Mandoval Vermiculite Products Inc.
3340 Bingle Rd.
Houston, TX 77055
Tel: (713) 462-1709
Fax: (713) 462-8707

3. Saudi Perlite Ind.
P.O. Box 42010
Riyadh 11541
Saudi Arabia
Tel: 4792473, Fax: 4775719

4. Or approved equal

LOCAL SUPPLIERS

1. Jassim Al Nisf

2. Al Hamra Kuwait Company

3. Al Bahar & Bardawil

4. Or equal aproved

2.02 MATERIALS

A. Portland Cement: ASTM C 150, Type I.

B. Mineral Aggregate: ASTM C 332, Group I, perlite or vermiculate.

C. Water: Clean, Portable.

D. Air-Entraining Admixture: ASTM C 260

E. Control Joint Filler: ASTM C 612, Class 2, glass-fibre type; compressing to one-half thickness under a load of 25 psi
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2.03 DESIGN MIXES

A. Prepare design mixes for type and strength of lightweight concrete by either laboratory trial batch or field test data
methods. For the trial batch method, use a qualified independent testing agency for preparing and reporting proposed
mix designs.

1. Limit use of fly ash to not exceed 25 percent of portland cement by weight.

B. Limit water-soluble chloride ions to the maximum percentage by weight of cement or cementitious material permitted
by ACI 301.

2.04 AGGREGATE TYPE LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE

A. Design mix to produce lightweight concrete with the following minimum physical properties using the minimum amount
of water necessary to produce a workable mix.

1. Do not exceed maximum air content recommended by aggregate manufacturer.

B. Perlite Aggregate Mix: As follows:

1. As-Cast Unit Weight: 610 to 705 kg/cu.m at point of placement, when tested according to ASTM C 138.

2. Oven-Dry Unit Weight: 385 to 480 kg/cu.m, when tested according to ASTM C 495.

3. Compressive Strength: Minimum 125 psi (860 kPa), when tested according to ASTM C 495.






PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 PREPARATION

A. Control Joints: Install control joints at perimeter of roof deck and at junctures with vertical surfaces, including curbs,
walls, and vents, for full depth of lightweight concrete. Fill joints with glass-fibre control joint filler.

1. Provide 25mm wide joints for roof areas with dimensions up to 30m in length; 38mm wide joints for roof area
dimensions exceeding 30m.

3.02 MIXING AND PLACING

A. Mix and place lightweight concrete according to manufacturers instructions, using equipment and procedures to avoid
segregation of mix and loss of air content.

B. Deposit and screed lightweight concrete in a continuous operation until an entire panel or section of roof area is
completed. Do not vibrate or work mix except for screeding or floating. Place to depths and slopes indicated.

C. Finish top surface smooth, free of ridges and depressions, and maintain surface in acceptable condition to receive
subsequent roofing application.

D. Begin curing operations immediately after placement, and air cure for not less than 3 days according to manufacturers
recommendations.

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A. Testing Agency: Engage a qualified independent testing agency, acceptable to Engineer, to take samples and conduct
tests to evaluate lightweight concrete. Do not use same testing service that provided initial mix designs.

1. Determine compressive strength and oven-dry unit weight according to ASTM C 495. Make a set of at least
6 molds for each days placement, but not less than 1 set of molds for each (465 sq.m) of roof area.

3.04 DEFECTIVE WORK

A. Refinish, or remove and replace, lightweight concrete surfaces that are excessively scaled or too rough to receive
roofing, according to current published requirements of roofing manufacturer.

B. Remove and replace lightweight concrete that fails to meet compressive strength and oven-dry unit weight
requirements.




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SECTION 03532

CONCRETE SCREED


PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 RELATED DOCUMENTS

A. Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Particular Conditions and Division 1
Specification Sections, apply to this Section.

1.02 SUMMARY

1. This Section includes concrete screed with hardener and sealer

A. Related Sections:

1. Section 03300 Cast-in-Place Concrete

1.03 STANDARDS

A. Comply with the applicable provisions and recommendation of the following (Latest Edition):

ASTM A 185
ASTM C 150
ASTM C 171
ASTM C 309
ASTM C 404
ASTM C 881
ASTM D 224
ASTM D 4263

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Product Data: For each type of manufactured material and product indicated.

1.05 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING

A. Deliver materials in original packages and containers, with seals unbroken, bearing manufacturers labels indicating
brand name and directions for storage, mixing with other components, and application.

B. Store materials to comply with manufacturers written instructions to prevent deterioration from moisture or other
detrimental effects.


PART 2 - PRODCUTS

2.01 RELATED MATERIALS

A. Epoxy joint filler: Two component, semi-rigid, 10 percent solids, epoxy resin with a shore a hardness of 80 per ASTM
D 224.

B. Portland Cement: ASTM C 150, type I or II

C. Sand: ASTM C 404, fine aggregate passing No. 16 (1.2 mm) sieve.








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D. Water: Potable

E. Epoxy Adhesive: ASTM C 881, Type V, two component epoxy resin, capable of humid curing and bonding to damp
surfaces, of class and grade to suit requirements.

F. Mesh reinforcement: Shall conform to ASTM A 185

2.02 CURING MATERIALS

A. Evaporation Retarder: Waterborne, monomolecular film forming, manufactured for application to fresh concrete.

B. Moisture-Retaining Cover: ASTM C 171, polyethylene film or white burlap-polyethylene sheet.

C. Water: Potable

D. Clear, Waterborne, Membrane-Forming Curing Compound: ASTM C 309, Type 1, Class B, 25 percent solids content,
minimum.

2.03 SCREED

A. Mix:

1. Grout: 1 Part cement to 11/4 part sand, with sufficient water to make a stiff slurry.

2. Bond Coat: 1 part cement to 11/4 part sand to 2 parts coarse aggregate mixed with bonding agent as
approved by the Engineer. The amount of water shall not exceed 19 liters per 50 kg bag of cement.

3. Top Coat: Same mix as bond coat.



2.04 Aproved Supplaires

A. KBRC Kuwait Britesh ready mix
B. National Industries.
C. Bubiyan Ready Mix.




B. Handener:

1. Floors shall be surfaced with a monolithic surface hardening compound containing non-metallic rust free
aggregates which shall be applied to the freshly laid concrete floor by the dry-shake method. The
compound shall have the ability to improve the abrasion resistance of concrete by 225%.

2. Properties:

a. The aggregate shall have a hardness value of 7 on Moh Scale

b. 28 days compressive strength of cubes shall be 70N/mm2

C. Sealer









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1. Multi-role curing and sealing compound, complying to the requirements of ASTM C309 for Type 1 Class B
materials, based on a blend of piolite/acrylic resins in a solution of quick drying solvents.

2. Properties:
Appearance: Clear liquid
Specific gravity: 0.82 at 20 degrees C.
Flashpoint: 88 degrees C
Finished Film Appearance Clear, tack free water repellent film




2.05 ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURERS (HARDENER AND SEALER)

A. FOSROC

B. Alghanim Specialist

C. Or approved equal


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 EXAMINATION

A. Examine substrates, for conditions affecting performance of screed. Proceed with application only after unsatisfactory
conditions have been corrected.

B. Verify that base slabs are visibly dry and free of moisture. Test for capillary moisture by the plastic sheet method
accordingly to ASTM D 4263.

3.02 PREPARATION

A. Existing Concrete: Remove existing surface treatments and deteriorated and unsound concrete. Mechanically abrade
base slabs to produce a heavily scarified surface profile with an amplitude of 6mm.

1. Prepare and clean existing base slabs. Fill voids, cracks, and cavities in base slabs.

2. Mechanically remove contaminants from existing concrete that might impair bond of screed.

3. Saw cut existing contraction and construction joints to a depth of inch (13 mm) and fill with epoxy joint
filler.

B. Install joint-filler strips where screed abuts vertical surfaces, such as column pedestals, foundation walls, grade
beams, and other locations, as indicated.

1. Extended joint-filler strips full width and depth of joint, terminating flush with screed surface, unless
otherwise indicated.

2. Terminate full-width joint-filler strips inch (13mm) below screed surface where joint sealant, specified in
Division 7 Section Joint Sealant, are indicated.

3. Install joint-filler strips in lengths as long as practicable. Where more than one length is required, lace or clip
sections together.

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A. Existing Concrete: Apply epoxy-bonding adhesive, mixed according to manufacturers written instructions, and scrub
into dry base slabs to thickness of (1.5 to 3mm), without pudding. Place screed while adhesive is still tacky.

B. Completely cover the wet substrate surfaces with grout, applied with force and brushed in to assure full coverage.

C. Apply bond coat not less than 16 mm thick immediately after application of grout and bring to true lines, levels and
profiles. Thoroughly compact and roughen the bond coat to form a key for the top coat.

D. Before the bond coat has set, apply the top coat to such thickness that the total of the work measured from substrate
to finished surface will be shown, less only thickness of finish covering.

E. Place screed continuously in a single layer, tamping and consolidating to achieve tight contact with bonding surface.
Do not permit cold joints or seams to develop within pour strip.

1. Screed surface with a straightedge and strike off to correct elevations.

2. Slope surfaces uniformly where indicated.

3. Begin initial floating using bull floats to form a uniform and open-textured surface plane free of humps or
hollows.

F. Finishing: Consolidate surface with power-driven floats as soon as screed can support equipment and operator.
Restraighten, cut down high spots, and fill low spots. Repeat float passes and restraightening until surface is left with
a uniform, smooth, granular texture.

1. Hard Trowel Finish: After floating surface, apply first trowel finish and consolidate screed by power-driven
trowel so no blisters develop. Continue troweling passes and restraighten until surface is smooth and
uniform in texture.

a. Finish and measure surface so gap at any point between screed surface and an unleveled
freestanding 3m long straightedge, resting on two high spots and placed anywhere on the surface,
does not exceed 6.4mm.

2. Apply hardener and sealer in accordance with recommendations of the manufacturer.

G. Construction Joints: Construct joints true to line with faces perpendicular to surface plane of screed, at locations
indicated or as approved by Engineer.

1. Coat face of construction joint with epoxy adhesive at locations where screed is placed against hardened or
partially hardened screed.

H. Construction Joints: Form weakened-plane contraction joints with power saws equipped with shatterproof abrasive or
diamond-rimmed blades. Cut (3mm) wide joints into concrete when cutting action will not tear, abrade, or otherwise
damage surface and before screed develops random contraction cracks.

1. Form joints in screed over contraction joints in base slabs, unless otherwise indicated.

2. Construct contraction joints for a depth equal to one-half of screed thickness, but not less than 13mm deep.

3.04 PROTECTION AND CURING

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B. Evaporation Retarder: Apply evaporation retarder to screed surfaces in hot, dry, or windy conditions before and during
finishing operations. Apply according to manufacturers written instructions after placing, screeding, and bull floating
or darbying screed, but before float finishing.

C. Begin curing immediately after finishing screed. Cure by one or a combination of the following methods, according to
screed manufacturers written instructions:

1. Moisture Curing: Keep surfaces continuously moist for not less than seven days with water or absorptive
cover, water saturated and kept continuously wet. Cover screed surfaces and edges with 12 inch (300 mm)
lap over adjacent absorptive covers.

2. Moisture-Retaining-Cover Curing: Cover concrete surfaces with moisture retaining cover for curing concrete,
placed in widest practicable width, with sides and ends lapped at least 12 inches (300mm), and sealed by
waterproof tape or adhesive. Cure for not less than seven days. Immediately repair any holes or tears
during curing period using cover material and waterproof tape.

3. Curing Compound: Apply uniformly in two coats in continuous operations by power spray or roller according
to manufacturers written instructions. Recoat areas subjected to heavy rainfall within three hours after initial
application. Maintain continuity of coating and repair damage during curing period.

3.05 JOINT FILLING

A. Prepare and clean contraction joints and install epoxy joint filler, according to manufacturers written instructions, once
screed has fully cured.

B. Remove dirt, debris, saw cutting, curing compounds, and sealers from joints; leave contact faces of joint clean and
dry.

C. Install epoxy joint filler full depth of contraction joints. Overall joint and trim joint filler flush with top of joint after
hardening.

3.06 REPAIRS

A. Repair and patch defective screed areas, including areas that have not bonded to concrete substrate.







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GROUT
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SECTION 03600

GROUT

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 RELATED WORK:

A. Section 03300 - Cast in Place Concrete
B. Section 04200 - Unit Masonry
C. Section 05500 - Metal Fabrications

1.02 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Pre-mixed and packaged non-shrinking grout.
B. Site mixed grout/concrete containing an expanding additive.

1.03 STANDARDS

A. Comply with the applicable provisions and recommendations of the following (Latest Edition):

CRD C 621
ASTM C 827
ASTM C 309

1.04 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. CONTROL SAMPLE:

1. Complete a sample of the premixed and site mixed work in an approved location and obtain Engineer or
Engineers Representatives approval before proceeding. Additive Manufacturers representative to be
present to supervise control sample.

1.05 SUBMISSIONS:

A. SAMPLES:

1. Submit sample of any proposed additives before delivery of material generally.

2. Submit sample of any proposed premixed grout before delivery of material generally.

B. PRODUCT DATA:

1. Submit name of manufacturer of premixed grout and additives and specific brand name.

2. Submit copies of manufacturers technical data.

3. Submit copies of manufacturers recommended mixing and placing instructions.

C. METHODS:

1. Prior to commencing work submit details of methods and techniques proposed for the design and execution
of the work.

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A. DELIVERY:

1. Cement: As specified in Section 03300.

2. Premixed Grout and Additive: Materials to be delivered to site in manufacturers unopened containers, the
labels of which shall bear the date of manufacture. Shelf life shall not exceed one year.

B. STORAGE:

1. Cement: As specified in Section 03300.

2. Aggregates: As specified in Section 03300.

3. Premixed Grout and Additives: in accordance with manufacturers recommendations.

1.07 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

A. TEMPERATURE:

1. As specified in Section 03300, and to manufacturers instructions.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 APPROVED MANUFACTURER

A. Non Metallic: Use one products of the following manufacturer or approved equal.

1. Sono Grout - (Sonneborn Contech)

2. Five Star Grout (U.S. Grout Ciro.)

3. Masterflor 713 (Master Building Company)
4. Conbextra FOSROC

2.02 PREMIXED GROUT

A. Non shrink non metallic grout formulated to comply with U.S. Corps of Engineers Specification CRD-C-621 and
indicating no decrease in volume change when tested under conditions of ASTM C827. Early volume change of
Cementitious Mixtures.

B. Curing compound (for application to exposed surfaces of grout) conforming to ASTM C-309.

2.03 CEMENT:

A. CEMENT GENERALLY:

1. Portland cement as specified in Section 03300.

2.04 AGGREGATES:

A. GENERALLY:

1. To be as specified in Section 03300.

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B. FINE AGGREGATE:

1. Washed dry sand.

C. COARSE AGGREGATE:

1. Rounded and evenly graded, 10mm nominal size except where pumping is employed when 6mm nominal
size to be used.

2. Percentage passing No. 16 sieve not to exceed 5%.

D. ADDITIVES:

1. To the approval of the Engineer or Engineers Representative.

E. WATER:

1. As specified in Section 03300.

2.05 MIXES:

A. Select the mix proportions and workability for each type of grout to produce the required performance.

B. The minimum characteristic strength of the grout shall be equal to the strength of concrete.

C. Grout for filling uncongested areas over 50mm wide:

1. Mix proportions-1:1.25:1.75 (Cement/fine aggregate/course aggregate) by weight. Or adjusted to meet B
above.

2. Workability - slump 100-200mm.

D. Grout for filling narrow areas less than 50mm wide:

1. Mix proportions - 1:2 (cement : fine aggregate) by weight.

2. Workability - slump to be kept to a minimum to allow placing.

E. Dry packing for area over 75mm wide:

1. Mix proportions - 1:1:2 (cement/fine aggregate/course aggregate
10mm nominal size) by weight.

2. Workability - Slump not to exceed 5 mm.

F. Dry packing for areas less than 75mm wide:

1. Mix proportions - 1:2 (cement : fine aggregate) by weight.

2. Workability - slump not to exceed 5mm.

G. Alternative mixes incorporating additives to be used with the Engineers prior approval.

H. Premixed grout to voids of small widths and apertures of limited accessibility.









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2.06 FORMWORK:

A. As specified in Section 03300.

B. For smaller areas to manufacturers instructions.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 EXAMINATION

A. Examine surfaces and conditions to which the work of this Section is to be applied to ensure that they are adequate to
provide a satisfactory application.

B. Report any unsatisfactory conditions to the Engineer or Engineers Representative.

3.02 PREPARATION:

A. Scab concrete surfaces to provide key.

B. Ensure spaces to receive grout are clean and free from debris.

C. Thoroughly wet surfaces and allow free water to disperse prior to application of grout.

3.03 FORMWORK:

A. Generally refer to Section 03300.

B. Fix edge formwork where necessary.


C. Edge formwork to base plates to be to the level of the plate. Clearance between formwork and plate normally 75mm.

D. Strike formwork within 24 hours of filling or as manufacturers recommendation.

3.04 APPLICATION - PREMIXED GROUT

A. Mix non shrink grout in accordance with manufacturers instructions in relationship to temperature and workability
conditions.

B. Basically in all conditions, materials shall be applied in a plastic or trowelable workable condition, firmly pressed,
rubbed into place or hand trowelled. Should conditions be such that flowable condition be considered more practical,
obtain Engineer or Engineers Representatives prior approval. Flowable application must allow for high points to be
adequately vented to allow entrapped air to escape, and an approved method of containing grout until set.

C. Strike edges clean and compress to conditions as indicated on the drawings.

D. Materials shall be applied in position within one hour of mixing (unless manufacturers literature states otherwise).
After half an hour discard any grout mix that shows signs of stiffening.

E. As soon as grout sets, cure exposed surfaces with curing compound applied in strict accordance with manufacturers
instructions.

3.05 APPLICATION SITE MIXED GROUT

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1. Mix grout by mechanical mixer (colloidal type) for large quantities or by hand for small quantities (one
quarter of cubic metre or less) on a clean, level banker board.

2. Thoroughly mix grout so that all individual constituents are incorporated early.

3. Do not over mix.

4. Use grout as soon as possible after mixing, maximum period 1 hour.

5. Do not use grout after commencement of initial set.

6. Do not re-mix or re-temper grout after commencement of initial set.

B. GENERALLY:

1. Pour grout into recesses or formwork and work into position to completely fill the void.

2. Ram dry packing to ensure optimum compaction.

3. Work from one side to avoid formation of air pockets or voids.

4. Preferably bolt pockets shall be filled at same time as packing to base plates. If separate operation, fill bolt
pockets to within 50mm of the level of the concrete surface before main filling.

5. Do not vibrate grout.

6. Form neat chamfered edge to packing under plates.

7. Do not place grout when concrete temperature is less than 5 Deg. C. or more than 35 Deg. C.

8. Cure grout by covering with moist hessian for not less than 5 days.

3.06 CLEAN-UP

A. Promptly, as the Work proceeds and upon completion, scrape off and remove all grout materials from adjacent
surfaces. Clean up and remove any surplus material and rubbish resulting from the work of this Section.








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SECTION 03998

CONCRETE REPAIR


PART - 1 GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

A. The work included in this Section comprises furnishing all plant, labour, equipment, appliances and materials and
performing all operations in connection with concrete repair works.

1.02 REFERENCE STANDARDS

A. The work shall conform to the Codes and Standards of the following agencies as further cited herein:

BS 1881 Concrete Repair

1.03 QUALIFICATIONS

A. The manufacturer shall provide evidence indicating that the specified materials have been successfully utilised on
work of a similar scope to that shown and specified for this Project. The system examples cited shall have been
completed and in use for a minimum two (2) years without any evidence of failure.

B. Concrete repair works shall be executed under supervision of the approved manufacturer.

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Manufacturers Data: Submit to the Engineer Manufacturers specifications and installation instructions for the concrete
repair materials and other data to show compliance with the Contract Documents.

B. Contractors Review: Before commencing work submit written statement signed by the Contractor stating that the
Contract Documents for the Concrete repair system have been reviewed with a qualified representative of the
Concrete repair system materials manufacturer and that he is in agreement that the selected materials for Concrete
repair system are proper, compatible and adequate for the application shown.

1.05 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

The Contractor shall deliver the approved products to the job site in their original unopened containers clearly labelled
with the manufacturers name, brand, designation, type and class as applicable, and the date of manufacture and
expiration (if any).

Products shall be stored in an approved dry area. Products shall be kept dry at all times.

Products shall be handled in a manner that will prevent breakage of containers and/or damage to the products.

1.06 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

A. Do not fix concrete repair system during inclement weather or when air temperature is outside the range
recommended by the manufacturer.

1.07 PROTECTION

A. Protect of the concrete repair material from damage during construction period so that it will be without any indication
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B. Protect the building from damage resulting from spillage, dripping and dropping of materials. Repair and restore other
work damaged during operations.

C. Prevent materials from running into and clogging drains.

D. Take all necessary precautions against fire and other hazards during delivery, storage and installation of flammable
materials specified herein. Comply with local ordinances and fire regulations in the installation of hazardous materials
specified or required under this Section.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. Shrinkage compensated polymer fibre reinforced, thixotropic repair mortar in powdered form and when mixed with the
correct amount of water produces a thixotropic, high strength repair mortar, reinforced with acrylic polymer fibres. The
material must possess bond characteristics to steel reinforcement and to concrete. Material must be shrinkage
compensated, low permeability and durable. Must be able to be both spray or trowel applied.

2.02 MANUFACTURERS

A. The product and manufacturer specified hereinafter are specified for the purpose of establishing minimum quality
standards. Products equal in quality to, or better than, those specified may be acceptable subject to the Engineers
approval.

1. Emaco S 88 CT


. 2. FOSROC

3. Alghanim

4. Or Engineers equally approved alternative.


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 CONDITIONS OF SURFACES

A. Examine all surfaces to which the Concrete repair is to be done. Do not proceed with the application until all
unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected and approved by the Engineer.

3.02 PREPARATION

A. Clean substrate of debris and deleterious material which would impair the work.

B. Preparation of surface shall be conducted in accordance with the manufacturer instructions.

3.03 INSTALLATION

A. Application of concrete repair material shall be in accordance with manufacturers printed instructions except as
hereinafter specified.

B. Prime surfaces in accordance with manufacturers instructions.









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C. Application of concrete repair material / system in accordance to the manufacturers instructions. It shall not be applied
during, or when rain or dust storms are to be expected.



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CONCRETE UNIT MASONRY 04200-1
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Project Name: Wafra Housing Complex 01
SECTION 04200

CONCRETE UNIT MASONRY


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Furnish and install:
1. Concrete masonry unit construction as back-up for exterior stone walls.
2. Ties or anchorage items as indicated in the Drawings.
3. Reinforcing, ties, anchors, and other metal accessories, for anchoring unit masonry together and
to other materials.
4. Compressible joint fillers for control joints in unit masonry work
5. Built-in masonry flashing.
6. Control joints in concrete masonry.

1.03 REFERENCES

A. Comply with applicable requirements of the following standards and those others referenced in this Section,
under the provisions of Section 01420 - REFERENCES. Where these standards conflict with other specified
requirements, the most restrictive requirements shall govern.
1. American Concrete Institute (ACI) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): ACI
530.1/ASCE 6 - Specifications for Masonry Structures
a. Revise ACI 530.1/ASCE 6 - Specifications for Masonry Structures to exclude Sections 1.4
and 1.7; Parts 2.1.2, 3.1.2 and 4.1.2; and Articles 1.5.1.2, 1.5.1.3, 2.1.1.1, 2.1.1.2, and
2.3.3.9 and to modify Article 2.1.1.4 by deleting requirement for installing vent pipes and
conduits built into masonry.
2. "TEK" Information Series, Published by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).
3. ASTM A 82 - Steel Web, Plain, for Concrete Reinforcement.
4. ASTM A 123 - Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coating on Iron and Steel Products.
5. ASTM A 153 - Zinc Coating (Hot-Dip) on Iron and Steel Hardware.
6. ASTM A 641 - Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire.
7. ASTM C 5 - Quicklime for Structural Purposes.
8. ASTM C 90 - Load-Bearing Concrete Masonry Units.
9. ASTM C129 - Non-Load Bearing Concrete Masonry Units.
10. ASTM C 140 - Method of Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units.
11. ASTM C 144 - Aggregate for Masonry Mortar.
12. ASTM C 150 - Portland Cement.
13. ASTM C 207 - Hydrated Lime for Masonry Purposes.
14. ASTM C 270 - Mortar for Unit Masonry.
15. ASTM C 404 - Aggregates for Masonry Grout.
16. ASTM C 476 - Grout for Masonry.
17. ASTM C 595 - Blended Hydraulic Cement.
18. ASTM C 780 - Preconstruction and Construction Evaluation of Mortars for Plain and Reinforced
Unit Masonry.
19. ASTM C 1019 - Method of Sampling and Testing Grout.
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21. ASTM C 1093 - Accreditation of Testing Agencies for Unit Masonry.
22. ASTM D 1056 - Flexible Cellular Materials - Sponge or Expanded Rubber.
23. ASTM D 2000 - Classification System for Rubber Products.
24. ASTM D 2287 - Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion
Compounds.
25. ASTM E 119 - Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.
26. ASTM E 447 - Compressive Strength of Masonry Prisms.
27. IMIAC - Recommended Practices and Guide Specifications for Hot Weather Masonry Construction

B. The following reference materials are hereby made a part of this Section by reference thereto:
1. UL Fire Resistance Directory.
2. IMI: Masonry Construction Guide Manual.
3. PCA, Concrete Masonry Handbook.
4. NCMA applicable TEK Bulletins.

C. Where the language in any document referred to herein is in the form of a recommendation or suggestion,
such recommendations or suggestions shall be deemed to be mandatory under this Contract. In the event
of conflict between referenced standards, this specification or within themselves, the more stringent standard
or requirement shall govern.

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit the following under provisions of Division I General Requirements:
1. Literature: Manufacturers product data sheets, specifications, performance data, physical
properties for each item furnished hereunder.
2. Material certificates: Provide for the following, signed by manufacturer and Contractor certifying
that each material complies with requirements.
a. Each different cement product required for mortar and grout, including name of
manufacturer, brand, type, and weight slips at time of delivery.
b. Each material and grade indicated for reinforcing bars.
c. Each type and size of joint reinforcement.
d. Each type and size of anchors, ties, and metal accessories.
3. Material test reports from a qualified independent laboratory employed and paid by Contractor
indicating and interpreting test results relative to compliance of the following proposed masonry
materials with requirements indicated:
a. Mortar complying with property requirements of ASTM C 270.
b. Grout mixes: Include description of type and proportions of grout ingredients.
c. Masonry units; report for tests performed within the previous six months.
4. Samples:
a. Samples of each masonry accessory or anchorage item required, if requested by
Engineer
5. Shop Drawings
a. Submit shop drawings for fabrication, bending and placement of reinforcement bars and
details for all reinforced masonry. Comply with ACI 315 "Details and Detailing of
Concrete Reinforcing". Submit bar schedules, stirrup spacing, bending diagrams for
bars and arrangement of masonry reinforcement.

1.05 QUALIFICATIONS

A. Installer: Work shall be done by skilled workmen, fully instructed as to the requirements of this Specifications
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1.06 QUALITY CONTROL

A. General: Provide and maintain an effective Quality Control program and perform sufficient inspections,
surveys and tests of all items of Work, including those of other trades, to ensure compliance with the
Contract Documents. Furnish appropriate facilities, accurately calibrated instruments and testing devices
required to perform the quality control operations and with sufficient work forces to cover the construction
operations within the actual construction sequences. Coordinate this work with the quality control
requirements of other technical Sections of the Specifications and with requirements of the Employer and
governing authorities having jurisdiction.

B. Single-source responsibility for concrete masonry units: Obtain concrete masonry units for the project from a
single manufacturer.

C. Single-source responsibility for mortar materials: Obtain mortar ingredients of uniform quality, including color
for exposed masonry, from one manufacturer for each cementitious component and from one source and
producer for each aggregate.

D. Contractor's Testing: Perform testing in an independent certified testing laboratory acceptable to the
Engineer. Furnish the laboratory sufficient quantities of specimens to comply with referenced testing
standards. Test and furnish test reports for materials specified.
1. Concrete Masonry Unit Testing: After the Engineer's review of samples, test each type, class and
grade of concrete masonry unit specified in accordance with ASTM C140. Provide testing
specimens from actual production batches. Perform the following tests:
a. Compressive strength.
b. Absorption.
c. Moisture content.
d. Weight.
e. Dimensions.
2. Prism Test: Provide a prism test for each type of wall construction indicated. Prism test concrete
masonry units to determine the actual f'm of the CMU wall construction. Construct and test CMU
prisms in accordance with ASTM E447, Method B, and to comply with requirements of local
authorities having jurisdiction. Test grouted and hollow CMU wall specimens. Test all CMU
thickness and mortar types intended for use on the Project. Test prisms a minimum of 16 in. in
height.
3. Aggregate Testing: Test aggregate as follows:
a. Mortar Aggregate: ASTM C144.
b. Grout Aggregate: ASTM C404.
4. Mortar Testing: Test mortar samples in accordance with ASTM C780 for mortar composition and
properties. Test each mortar type and color each week. Prior to commencement of Work, provide
preconstruction tests to establish a basis for comparison.
5. Grout Testing: Test and submit test reports of grout samples in accordance with ASTM C1019.
Test grout during construction for each 5000 sq. ft. of wall area or portion thereof. Prior to
commencement of Work, provide preconstruction tests to establish a basis for comparison.
6. Chloride Ion Testing: Test each mortar and grout mix to verify that the total chloride (Cl) ion
content of each mix is within the specified limits. Perform chloride tests in accordance with ACI
318.

1.07 REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

A. Fire performance characteristics: Where indicated, provide materials and construction identical to those of
assemblies whose fire resistance has been determined per ASTM E 119 by a testing and inspecting
organization, by equivalent concrete masonry thickness, or by another means, as acceptable to authorities
having jurisdiction.




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1.08 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING

A. General: Do not deliver cement, lime, and similar perishable materials to the site until suitable storage is
available. Store such materials in weatherproof structures, and ensure that materials are in perfectly fresh
condition when brought for use. Protect masonry units and manufactured products of all types from wetting
by rain or snow, and keep covered when not in use.

B. Masonry face units: Handle all masonry units carefully in transit and on the site, so as to keep units whole,
with edges sharp, and faces clean and undamaged. Deliver all masonry units on pallets; or handle units
individually, and properly stack same.




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C. Aggregates: Deliver, store and handle aggregate materials so as to prevent contamination with earth or
other foreign materials.
1. Store cement, lime and similar products under cover and from direct contact with earth or floor
slabs.

D. Manufactured items: Deliver manufactured products in original containers plainly marked with product
identification and manufacturers name.
1. Store metal accessories and the like under cover and from direct contact with ground, and in
manner to prevent rust.
E. Damaged material: Remove any damaged or contaminated materials from job site immediately, including
materials in broken packages, packages containing water marks, or which show other evidence of damage,
unless Engineer specifically authorizes correction thereof and usage on project.

1.09 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

A. Do not erect masonry when the temperature is below 40 deg. F. unless provisions for heating and drying the
materials and protecting the completed work comply with the requirements specified in Paragraph 2.3.2.2 of
ACI 530.1/ASCE 6 "Specifications for Masonry Structures". Do not build upon frozen work. Do not lay
masonry units having a film of water or frost on their surfaces.

B. Do not erect masonry when the temperature is above 100 deg. F. or 90 deg. F with a wind velocity greater
than 8 mph to comply with the requirements specified Paragraph 2.3.2.3 of ACI 530.1/ASCE 6
"Specifications for Masonry Structures".

1.10 MOCK-UP

A. Build sample wall panels at job site, where directed. Build separate wall panels for each of the following
masonry units:

B. Clean mock-ups with materials and techniques intended for use on the Project.

1.11 COORDINATION AND SEQUENCING

A. Coordinate work with that of other trades which require placement and building-in of, as work progresses,
anchor bolts, wood blocking, hollow metal frames, and anchorage items.

B. Examine all Drawings as to requirements for the accommodation of work of other trades. Provide all required
recesses, chases, slots, and cutouts. Place anchors, bolts, sleeves and other items occurring in the masonry
work. Take every precaution to minimize future cutting and patching. Closely coordinate the location and
placement of such items.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 Approved Manufacturers

1. Aziz Block Factories

2. Maseelah Blocks & Tiles Company

3. National Industries

4. Hebel Blocks (Light weight)







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2.02 CONCRETE MASONRY UNITS

A. Load bearing solid concrete masonry units for walls to which architectural finishes such as marble, granite
etc. are attached. Conform to ASTM C90, Type 1, Class 1, normal weight :
1. Plain-faced units of nominal thickness indicated on the Drawings, nominal 200 mm by 400 mm
face dimension with light gray color and uniform medium-fine texture, sound, true to plane and
line, and free from chips, cracks, and other defects.
2. Aggregate: sand and gravel: conform to ASTM C 33.
3. Minimum allowable compressive strength for an individual unit of not less than 130 Kg/cm
2
when
tested in accordance with ASTM C 140.
4. Oven dry density: 2 Kg/l (125 pounds per cubic foot).
5. Moisture content for average of 3 units, when delivered, not exceeding 35 percent of the total
absorption, when tested in accordance with ASTM C 140.
5. Provide units clearly labeled as Load-bearing.

B. Non-loadbearing solid concrete masonry units at all locations other than those listed in A above.
Conformto ASTMC129, Type 1 :
1. Plain-faced units of nominal thickness indicated on the Drawings, nominal 200 mm by 400 mm
face dimension with light gray color and uniform medium-fine texture, sound, true to plane and
line, and free from chips, cracks, and other defects.
2. Aggregate: sand and gravel, conform to ASTM C 33.
3. Minimum allowable compressive strength for an individual unit of not less than 50 Kg/cm
2
; when
tested in accordance with ASTM C 140.
4. Oven dry density:
a. Normal weight units: 2 Kg/l (125 pounds per cubic foot).
5. Moisture content for average of 3 units, when delivered, not exceeding 35 percent of the total
absorption, when tested in accordance with ASTM C 140.
6. Provide units clearly labeled as non-load-bearing.

2.03 MORTAR

A. Mortar: Site-mixed portland cement mortar complying with ASTM C 270 as specified herein.

B. Mortar materials for site mixed mortar:
1. Portland cement for masonry conforming to ASTM C 150, Type I, non-staining, without air
entrainment.
2. Aggregates for grout: Conforming to ASTM C 144 for fine aggregate and ASTM C 404, Size 8 or
89.
3. Aggregate for concrete masonry mortar: Clean, washed uniformly well graded sand conforming to
ASTM C 144. Seive Size Percentage Passing
4. Mortar: Approved brand of plastic hydrated lime, conforming to ASTM C 207, Type S.
5. Water: Clean and fresh without contaminants.

C. Mortar types:
1. General: The total chloride (CL) ion content in the entire mortar or grout mix shall not exceed
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2. Mortar for masonry below grade or in contact with earth: ASTM C 270 type M using the property
specification.
3. Mortar for load bearing masonry: ASTM C 270 type S using the property specification.
4. Mortar for non-load bearing masonry above grade: ASTM C 270 type N using the property
specification.

2.04 GROUT MIXES

A. Grout: ASTM C476, Portland Cement Grout; provide individual mixes for fine aggregate grout and coarse
aggregate grout as specified.

2.05 REINFORCEMENT AND ANCHORAGE MATERIALS

* A. Rod Reinforcement: 6mmsteel pencil rods.

B. Deformed Bar Reinforcement: ASTM A615 steel, Grade 60; hot-dipped galvanized in accordance with
ASTM A123. Provide sizes and spacing as shown.

C. Anchors and Ties: ASTM A951; Steel, hot-dipped heavily galvanized steel in accordance with ASTM A153,
Class B-2, complying with the following requirements:
1. Partition Top Anchors: Provide hot dip galvanized steel partition top anchors developed to provide
lateral shear resistance at the upper limit of the masonry walls and permitting

vertical deflection of the slab above; Provide "#PTA420 Partition Top Anchor" and/or "#PTA422 Partition Top Anchor"
(Hohmann & Barnard, Inc.) or approved equal.
2. Anchor Bolts: 2 in. dia., complying with ASTM A307, Grade A, hot-dipped galvanized in
accordance with ASTM A153, Class C; 12 in. long with a 2 in. turned leg, unless otherwise shown.
Provide bolts with galvanized hex nuts and flat washers.
3. Column and Beam Anchors: ASTM A36 steel, 3 in. minimum thickness; hot-dipped galvanized in
accordance with ASTM A153, Class B-1. Provide units of profiles and sizes as required for
locations shown.
4. Wire Ties: 10 gage, looped at both ends.
5. Wire Mesh Ties: 16 gage, 2 in. mesh, 3 in. wide, length as required.
6. Hardware Cloth: 16 ga. 2 in. mesh, size as required.
7. Anchor Straps: 1-3 in. x 1/8 in. by length required, with ends turned up 2 in.

D. Horizontal Joint Reinforcement: Truss type, fabricated from 9 ga. cold drawn steel wire complying with
ASTM A82; hot dip galvanized as per ASTM A153 Class B2; deformed side rods; smooth cross rods; out to
out spacing of side rods not less than 2 in. less than nominal wall dimension. Provide manufacturer's
standard or custom fabrications to comply with the specified requirements.

E. Reinforcing steel, additional to rods which are embedded in concrete: As specified under Section 03300 -
Cast-in-Place Concrete.

F. Stone anchors, dowels, ties, cramps and supports: ASTM A 580 Type 304 stainless steel; of sizes and
configurations required for horizontal and vertical support of stone and applicable superimposed loads.
1. Bolts, washers and nuts used with stone anchors and supports shall be type 316 stainless steel.

2.05 FLASHING MATERIALS





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A. Exposed flashing: cold-rolled sheet copper 16 ounce per square foot, lead coated at rate of 3.40 kg per
9.29m
2
(7.5 pounds per 100 square feet).

B. Concealed flashing: Copper-fabric flashing consisting of 5 ounce (per square foot) sheet copper permanently
bonded between two layers of ductile asphalt impregnated woven fiberglass fabric, equal to:
1. Afco Products, Somerville MA, 001-617-623-7700, product Copper-Fabric Flashing.
2. Advanced Building Products, Inc., Springvale ME, 001-207-490-2306, product Copper-Fabric
Flashing.
3. Sandell Manufacturing Company, Inc., Amsterdam NY, 001-518-843-0093, product Copper-
Fabric.

C. Lap sealant for concealed flashing: Cut-back fibered asphalt type recommended by flashing manufacturer.

2.06 ACCESSORIES

A. Compressible filler: Closed cell polyvinyl chloride; oversized 50 percent to joint width; self-expanding,
continuous in length, and in width to fill the joint to a point 20 mm (3/4 inch) back from each face of wall or
partition.

B. Compressible filler for joints at tops of non-load bearing masonry partitions, and for expansion joints in
masonry walls: Closed cell PVC foam board, soft grade, 25 percent thicker than joint width, continuous in
length, and in width to fill the joint to a point 20 mm (3/4 inch) back from each face of wall or partition.

C. Premolded control joints for concrete masonry construction: Solid rubber of profile as indicated (to maintain
lateral stability of wall), 60-80 shore A hardness.

D. Weeps: 9 mm (3/8 inch) outside diameter, minimum 90 mm (3-1/2 inches) long polyethylene hollow tubes,
with stainless steel mesh screen insert and cotton wick.
1. Dur-O-Wal, Aurora IL, 001-630-851-8400, model 1005.
2. Hohmann & Barnard, Hauppauge NY, 001-516-234-0600, model 341.
Or equal approved by engineer.

E. Mortar netting: High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) course geotextile fabric having a 90 percent open weave
mesh, with stepped topped edging, shaped in a manner to catch and hold mortar droppings and preventing
blockage of weep hole vents, nominal 25 mm (1 inch) thick by 1.5 m (5 feet) long by 250 mm (10 inches)
high.
1. Hohmann & Barnard, Hauppauge NY, 001-516-234-0600, product Mortar Net.
2. Mortar Net USA, Ltd., Highland IN., 001-219-972-6320, product Mortar Net.

F. Cleaning solution: Non-acidic, not harmful to masonry work or adjacent materials.

G. Stone setting buttons shall be of plastic or lead.

2.07 MIXING MORTARS AND GROUT

A. Mix mortar and grout in accordance with the requirements of ASTM C 270, ASTM C 94, and ASTM C 476 as
applicable. Control batching procedure to ensure proper proportions by measuring materials by volume.
Amount of mixing water and mortar consistency shall be controlled by mason.

B. Compressive Strength: Minimum 28-day strength as follows:
1. Type N: 750 psi.
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C. Use accurate measuring devices to mix materials by volume. The use of shovels for measurement is
prohibited.

D. Maintain sand uniformly damp immediately before mixing process.

E. Add mortar color and admixtures in accordance with manufacturers instructions. Provide uniformity of mix
and coloration.

F. Pouring grout shall be fluid consistency (as fluid as possible for pouring without separation of constituent
parts).

G. Mix only sufficient mortar as required at a given time. Retempering will be permitted only within the first two
hours of initial mix. Discard mortar that has partially set.

2.08 SOURCE QUALITY CONTROL

A. Preconstruction testing: Contractor will employ and pay a qualified independent testing laboratory to perform
the following preconstruction testing indicated as well as other inspecting and testing services required by
referenced unit masonry standard or indicated herein for source and field quality control:
1. Concrete Masonry Unit Tests: For each different concrete masonry unit indicated, units will be
tested for strength, absorption, and moisture content per ASTM C 140.
2. Prism tests: For each type of wall construction indicated, masonry prisms will be tested per ASTM
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PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 EXAMINATION

A. Verify that field conditions are acceptable and are ready to receive the work of this Section.

B. Verify built-in and other items provided by separate Sections of the work are properly sized and located.
C. Verify foundation walls supporting masonry is constructed within tolerances required by code

D. Beginning of installation means acceptance of site conditions.

3.02 PREPARATION

A. Foundations:
1. Do not commence installation until foundations are clean, rough, and level.
2. Sandblast the foundation tops, if necessary, and remove all laitance and foreign material.
3. Verify that the foundation elevation is such that the bed joint thickness shall not vary from specified
thickness, and that the foundation edge is true to line with masonry not projecting over more than
6 mm (1/4 inch).

B. Provide temporary bracing during installation of masonry work. Maintain in place until building structure
provides permanent bracing.

C. Protect surfaces of windows, door frames, louvers and vents as well as similar finish products with painted
and integral finishes from mortar droppings and stains.

3.03 INSTALLATION - GENERAL

A. Comply with the applicable provisions and recommendations of the related documents as specified in
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B. Lay out walls in advance for accurate spacing of surface bond patterns with uniform joint widths and for
accurate locating of openings, movement-type joints, returns, and offsets. Avoid the use of
less-than-half-size units at corners, jambs, and where possible at other locations.

C. Lay masonry plumb, true to line with level and accurately spaced courses; corners plumb and true; each
course breaking joint with the course below, except as may be otherwise indicated or specified. Maintain
plumb bond. Build nonload-bearing interior partitions full height of story to underside of solid floor or roof
structure above and install compressible filler in joint between top of partition and underside of structure
above.

D. Anchor, tie, reinforce and bond masonry at corners and intersections in accordance with the applicable
requirements of governmental authorities having jurisdiction.

E. Leave openings for equipment to be installed before completion of masonry. After installation of equipment,
complete masonry to match construction immediately adjacent to the opening.

F. Stopping and Resuming Work: In each course, rack back 2-unit length for one-half running bond or 1/3-unit
length for one-third running bond; do not tooth. Clean exposed surfaces of set masonry, wet clay masonry
units lightly (if required), and remove loose masonry units and mortar prior to laying fresh masonry.

G. No cracked, chipped, broken, discolored, defaced or open celled units will be permitted on exposed
masonry.

H. Cutting, patching and repairing in connection with masonry work as required to accommodate the work of
other trades shall be performed under this Section.

I. Use motor driven diamond saw designed to cut masonry units with clean sharp corners. Cut units as
required to provide pattern shown and to fit adjoining work neatly. Use full units without cutting wherever
possible. Avoid the use of less than half-size units at corners, jambs and at other locations.

J. Joints: Tool exposed joints slightly concave unless otherwise shown. For surfaces to be plastered, rake
joints to obtain bond. Lay masonry unit with uniform joint widths. Tool joints to squeeze mortar back into
joints. Tool after mortar has taken its initial set. At inside face of exposed masonry air shafts, strike joints
flush.

K. Anchors and Ties: Provide loose anchors and ties where shown and where required to supplement other
reinforcement specified and in accordance with the applicable requirements of governmental authorities
having jurisdiction..
1. Space loose anchors and ties a maximum of 16 in. o.c. horizontally and vertically.
2. Set anchors, with vertical legs, within the core of the masonry wythe and fill core solid with mortar
or grout.
3. Provide wire mesh ties, hardware cloth, or expanded lath below core space to retain mortar or
grout at embedded anchors.
4. Provide loose anchors at columns, beams and other structural elements as shown and as required
to support imposed loads. Install anchors to structural elements to prevent rattle and lateral
displacement in any direction.

L. Install loose lintels, relieving angles and other miscellaneous support steel where shown. Adjust as required
to provide square, level, plumb and true openings for attachment and alignment of other work. Grout lintels
fully. Provide minimum lintel bearing at each jamb of 4 in. for openings that do not exceed 6 ft. and 8 in. for
openings in excess of 6 ft.
1. Fill cores in hollow concrete masonry units with grout 3 courses (24 in.) under bearing plates,
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2. At underside of relieving angles and other miscellaneous support steel where shown or required,
provide compressible filler.

3.04 CONSTRUCTION TOLERANCES

A. Maximum variation from true surface level for exposed to view walls and partitions:
1. Unit-to-unit tolerance: 2 mm (1/16 inch).
2. Surface, overall tolerance: 6 mm (1/4 inch) in 3000mm (10 feet) in any direction and 12 mm (1/2
inch) in 6000 mm (20 feet) or more.
a. Where both faces of single wythe wall or partition will be exposed to view, request and
obtain decision from the Engineer as to which face will be required to conform to the
specified surface level tolerance.
B. Maximum variation from plumb: For lines and surfaces of walls do not exceed 6 mm (1/4 inch) in 3000mm
(10 feet), 9 mm (3/8 inch) in any story up to 6000 mm (20 feet) maximum. At expansion joints and other
conspicuous lines, do not exceed 6 mm (1/4 inch) in 3000mm (10 feet).

C. Maximum variation from level: For lines of sills, tops of walls and other conspicuous lines, do not exceed 3
mm (1/8 inch) in 900 mm (3 feet), 6 mm (1/4 inch) in 3000mm (10 feet), and 12 mm (1/2 inch) in 9000mm
(30 feet).

D. Maximum variation of linear building line: For position shown in plan relating to columns, walls and partitions,
do not exceed 12 mm (1/2 inch) in 6000 mm (20 feet) or 19 mm (3/4 inch) in 12000mm (40 feet).

E. Maximum variation in specified height: 12 mm (1/2 inch) per story.

F. Maximum variation of joint thickness: 3 mm (1/8 inch) in 75 mm (3 feet).

G. Maximum horizontally projected unsupported masonry unit: 28 mm (1-1/8 inches).

3.05 COURSING, BONDS AND JOINTS

A. Coursing, joints and bond pattern: Running bond except as otherwise indicated on the Drawings.
1. Exposed to view masonry: except as specified below, fill all joints with mortar, strike off flush, and
when mortar is thumb print hard tool joints with a non-staining tool. Joints shall be free of drying
crack.
a. Horizontal joints
i. Exterior joints at concrete masonry units: Rake joints, brush clean, point with
mortar to a flat cut joint. When thumbprint hard, the joints and beds shall be
tooled with a round jointer having a diameter 1/8 inch larger than the width of
the joint
ii. Interior joints (all): Tool joints flush.
b. Vertical joints (all): Tool joints flush.
2. Concealed from view masonry, including masonry which will be concealed by flashings and similar
materials: Fill joints with mortar and strike joints flush. Concave tool exterior joints below grade.

3.06 CONTROL JOINTS

A. Do not continue horizontal joint reinforcement through control joints.

B. Install preformed control joint device in continuous lengths. Seal butt and corner joints in accordance with
manufacturers recommendation.

C. Locate control joints where shown on Drawings, at corners adjacent to openings in masonry, changes in wall
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D. Size control joints in accordance with the requirements of Section 07900 - Joint Sealers.

3.07 LAYING MASONRY - GENERAL

A. Build the masonry walls and partitions in the various combinations and thickness as indicated on the
Drawings.

B. Erect all masonry work in compliance with the line and level tolerances specified herein. Hold uniform joint
sizes. Correct, or replace, as directed by the Engineer, non-conforming masonry work at no additional cost
to the Contract.

C. Lay out coursing before setting to minimize cutting closures or jumping bond, Avoid the use of less-than-half-
size units.

D. Laying masonry units:
1. Lay masonry units in full bed of mortar, with full head joints; uniformly joint with other work.
2. Lay hollow masonry units with face shell bedding on head and bed joints.
3. Buttering corners of joints or excessive furrowing of mortar joints are not permitted.
4. Interlock intersections and external corners.
5. Cut all exposed masonry with a motor-driven carborundum blade saw to ensure straight and clean,
unchipped edges.
a. Lay no unit having chipped edges or face defects where such unit would be exposed to
view. Remove any such unit, if installed, and replace with an undamaged unit, and bear
all costs therefor.
6. Do not spread any more mortar than can be covered before surface of mortar has begun to dry.
7. Do not shift or tap masonry units after mortar has achieved initial set. Where adjustment must be made,
remove entirely, clean off mortar, and reset with fresh mortar.
8. Except for cleaning down and repointing, finish all masonry as the walls and partitions are carried
up.

E. Build-in reinforcement and anchorage items as the work progresses, grouting for secure anchorage.
1. Where steel reinforcing rods have been cast into concrete slabs, and left with upturned ends,
carefully place masonry units down over the upturned ends of the rods, and fill cells of masonry
units with specified grout.

F. Except as indicated otherwise, isolate masonry from overhead structure:
1. Isolate masonry partitions from vertical structural framing members with a control joint.
2. Isolate top joint of masonry partitions from horizontal structural framing members and slabs or
decks with compressible joint filler.
G. Provide control joints at 9000 mm (30 feet) on center maximum spacing, and keep clean of mortar
droppings.

H. Provide complete protection against breakage and weather damage to all masonry work, including
substantial wood boxing around door jambs, over the tops of walls and wherever necessary to protect work
at all stages of completion. Protect masonry when not roofed over, at all times when masons are not working
on the walls. Apply tarpaulins or waterproof paper, properly weighted, or nailed, to assure their remaining in
place to protect masonry from all possible hazards.

I. Point and fill all holes and cracks in new mortar joints with additional fresh mortar; do not merely spread
adjacent mortar over defect or use dead mortar droppings. Do all pointing while mortar is still soft and
plastic. If hardened, chisel defect out and refill solidly with fresh additional mortar, and tool or rake joints as
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J. If the temperature is in excess of 80 degrees Fahrenheit at time of installation, lightly moisten contact
surfaces of masonry units by brushing with water.

3.08 FLASHING

A. Provide and build-in through-wall flashings at lintels, heads and sills of openings and infill openings.
Additionally provide flashing where indicated on the Drawings, as specified herein and all conditions which
may be considered similar to those indicated on the Drawings.
1. Install flashing dripedge with hemmed 45 degree edge extending beyond face of masonry. Ensure
through-wall flashing is in proper position in wythe without forming pockets. Lap through-wall
flashing over top of dripedge 12 mm to 19 mm (1/2 to 3/4 inch) behind face of masonry; mastic
between flashings.
2. Extend flashing to back up wall, turn up a minimum of 200 mm (8 inches) and terminate as follows:
a. Concrete - terminate into reglet.
b. Masonry - terminate into horizontal joint of masonry, extending to 12 mm (1/2 inch) of
interior face of wall, turning back 25 mm (1 inch) on itself.
c. Metal stud and gypsum sheathing - terminate behind sheathing, securing top edge of
flashing to face of stud with 12 mm (1/2 inch) type S-12 low profile head screws.
3. Form end dams at horizontal terminations; turn flashing, fold and seal (not cut) at corners, bends
and interruptions. Seal watertight using flashing manufacturers recommended adhesive and
sealer.
4. Carry head flashing 150 mm (6 inches) beyond both ends of lintels. At steel lintels, apply a heavy
bed coat of compatible adhesive mastic and embed thru-wall flashing in the mastic before laying
brick.
5. Apply surface conditioner over dirty and dusty surfaces, over concrete block, over surfaces having
irregular or rough texture, and those conditions where recommended by wall flashing
manufacturer.
6. Apply flashings to substrates, when properly positioned, remove release paper and adhere to
substrate, press firmly into place.
7. Overlap adjacent pieces of flashings 50 mm (2 inches), roll all overlaps with steel hand roller or
blunt object.
8. At heads, sills and other horizontal terminations of flashing, turn-up ends a minimum of 50 mm (2
inches), cut and make careful folds to form a pan and seal with flashing mastic.
9. Seal all punctures with an elastic cement mastic recommended by flashing manufacturer.

C. Build-in counter flashing as indicated in the Drawings and as specified herein.
1. Clean surface of masonry smooth and free from projections that might puncture or otherwise
damage flashing membrane.
2. Carefully fit flashing around projections, neatly fold and bed in mastic or mortar so as to direct
moisture to the outside. Form flashing to required profiles without wrinkles or buckles and install in
such a manner as to direct moisture to the outside.

3.09 CAVITY WALL CONSTRUCTION

A. Build inner wythe of cavity walls ahead of outer wythe to receive insulation and air/vapor barrier adhesive.
1. Install continuous row of mortar netting at base of wall and over all wall openings directly onto
flashing. Install multiple thickness of mortar as required to match cavity widths and if excessive
droppings are expected.

B. Install mortar netting against back of outside wythe with dovetail section facing up. Cut netting as required to
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C. Remove excess mortar as work progresses. Do not permit mortar to drop or accumulate into cavity air space
or to plug weeps.

D. Anchorage for stone veneer: Install specified anchors as shown on Drawings, if not shown, install one
anchor every 400 mm (16 inches) horizontal and vertical.
1. Place additional anchors around perimeter of openings and within 300 mm (12 inches) of ends of
walls.
2. Place additional wall ties on each side of expansion joints, install within 100 mm (4 inches) of joint.

3.10 WEEP HOLES

A. Provide weep holes in head joints in first course of veneer immediately above all through-wall flashing, shelf
angles, lintels and bottoms of walls.

B. Install weep hole tube/rope in head joint., provide 800 mm (32 inch), or greater, lengths.

C. Space weep holes as follows:
1. Stonework: 600 mm (24 inches) on center maximum.

D. Keep weep holes and area above flashing free of mortar droppings.

3.11 ENGINEERED MASONRY

A. Lay masonry units with core cells vertically aligned and clear of mortar and unobstructed.

B. Place mortar in masonry unit bed joints back 6 mm(1/4 inch) from edge of unit grout spaces, bevel back and
upward. Permit mortar to cure 7 calendar days before placing grout.

C. Refer to the Drawings for locations where vertical steel reinforcing rods will be required in masonry walls.
Reinforce masonry unit cores with reinforcement bars and grout.

D. Retain vertical reinforcement in position at top and bottom of cells and at intervals not exceeding 192 bar
diameters. Splice reinforcement in accordance with Section 03300.

E. Wet masonry unit surfaces in contact with grout just prior to grout placement.

F. Grout spaces less than 50 mm (2 inches) in width with fine grout using low lift grouting techniques. Grout
spaces 50 mm (2 inches) or greater in width with course grout using high or low grouting techniques.

G. When grouting is stopped for more than one hour, terminate grout 38 mm (1-1/2 inches) below top of upper
masonry unit to form a positive key for subsequent grout placement.

H. Low lift grouting: Place first lift of grout to a height of 400 mm (16 inches) and rod for grout consolidation. Place
subsequent lifts in 200mm (8 inch) increments and rod for grout consolidation.

3.12 BUILDING-IN WORK

A. As work progresses install built-in metal door and glazed frames, fabricated metal frames, window frames, wood
nailing strips, anchor bolts, plates and other items to be built-in the work.

B. Install built-in items plumb and level; take care not to distort alignment of such items.

C. Bed anchors of metal frames in adjacent mortar joints. Fill frame voids solid with grout except where joints
are indicated to receive caulking and sealant. Fill adjacent masonry cores with grout minimum 25 mm (1
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1. Rake joints to receive sealant to a uniform depth of 19 mm (3/4 inch) for installation of caulking
and sealant.

D. Do not build-in organic materials subject to deterioration.

3.13 BUILDING-IN LINTELS

A. Install loose lintels over all openings, whether or not scheduled.

B. Where not detailed otherwise, maintain 200 mm (8 inches) minimum bearing for lintels on each side of
opening.

3.14 REINFORCEMENT AND ANCHORAGE

A. Reinforce horizontal joints with continuous masonry joint reinforcement, spaced 400 mm (16 inches)
vertically commencing one course above supporting concrete slab.

B. Place masonry joint reinforcement in first and second horizontal joint above and below openings. Extend 400
mm (16 inches) each side of opening.

C. Place joint reinforcement in first and second joint below top of walls.

D. Lap joint reinforcement ends minimum 150 mm (6 inches). .

E. Install preformed units (or optional field-formed units) at corners, reveals, and offsets in exterior masonry, at
intersections of all masonry walls and partitions, and wherever walls and partitions change directions.

F. Do not bridge control and expansion joints in the wall system.

G. Embed anchors in concrete. Attach to structural steel members. Embed anchorages in every second block.
Embed anchorages in sixth brick joint.

3.15 PROTECTION OF WORK

A. Loading: Do not apply loading for at least 12 hours after building masonry walls and partitions. Do not apply
concentrated loads for at least 3 days after building masonry columns, walls or partitions.

B. Protection of Masonry: During erection, cover tops of walls, projections, and sills with waterproof sheeting at
end of each days work. Cover partially completed masonry when construction is not in progress.
1. Extend cover a minimum of 600 mm (24 inches) down both sides and hold cover securely in place.
2. Where one wythe of multi-wythe masonry walls is completed in advance of other wythes, secure
cover a minimum of 600 mm (24 inches) down face next to un-constructed wythe and hold cover in
place.

C. Stain prevention: Provide protection and prevent grout, mortar, and soil from staining the face of exposed
masonry and building finishes. Protect base of walls from rain-splashed mud and mortar splatter.
1. Remove immediately all grout, mortar, and soil that come in contact with such masonry.
D. Curing
Block to be properly wet before using on site to avoid absorbing moister from the mortar. Start curing the
block walls 8 hours after construction for a minimum period of 7 days.

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A. During the progress of the work, keep the exposed surfaces of masonry clean at all times, and protected
against damage. As each segment of the masonry is erected, dry-brush the surfaces free from mortar spots
and droppings.

B. Prior to performing the final cleaning work, examine all face joints in exposed masonry to locate cracks, holes or
other defects in the mortar; and point up all such defects and fill with mortar as specified herein. Where necessary,
in the opinion of the Engineer, cut out defective joints in masonry and replace with new materials, exercising
extreme care to match original work.

C. At a time approved by the Engineer, perform final cleaning operations on all masonry as specified herein.
1. Perform the final cleaning work only when the ambient temperature is above 40 degrees
Fahrenheit, and rising.
2. Do not use wire brushes or other abrasive tools in the cleaning operations.
3. Perform final cleaning operations from the top down. If masonry cleaning work is performed after
windows, doors, frames, and other work has been installed, provide complete protection for said
items; be fully responsible for any damage due to the cleaning operations.
4. Remove large mortar particles by hand with wooden paddles and non-metallic scrape hoes or
chisels.
5. Perform final cleaning of masonry units by scrubbing with stiff bristle fiber brushes and clear water,
changing the water frequently.

D. Provide suitable protective coverings for all other surfaces and materials during the final cleaning
procedures, and bear full responsibility for correcting any damage caused by these operations, to the
satisfaction of the Engineer.



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SECTION 04400

EXTERIOR STONEWORK


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

A. Work Included:
1. Exterior random facing to walls including all fixings and accessories.
2. Exterior stone facing.
3. Exterior stone paving
4. Stone copings.
5. Stone Krebs and dividing strips.
6. Window surrounds sills and base to glass screen
Etc. As shown in the drawings.

1.02 QUALIFICATIONS

A. Fabricator: A firm with a minimum of 5 years successful experience in the fabrication of stone units of
similar sizes, shapes, materials and finishes to the units required for this Project, and which has ample
production facilities to produce, furnish and supply the units as required for installation without delay to the
Work.

B. Erector: A firm with a minimum of 5 years experience in the successful erection of stone units of similar
sizes and shapes and of similar quantities to the units required for this Project.

1.03 STANDARDS

A. Except as modified by governing codes and by the Contract Documents, comply with the applicable
provisions and recommendations of the following:
1. National Building Granite Quarries Association (NBGQA) "Specifications For Building Granite".
2. Indiana Limestone Institute of America ( ILI) "Indiana Limestone Institute Handbook".
3. Marble Institute of America (MIA) "Design Manual".

B. Where the language in any document referred to herein is in the form of a recommendation or suggestion,
such recommendations or suggestions shall be deemed to be mandatory under this Contract.

1.04 MOCK-UPS

A. Following approval of sample slabs construct mock-ups as follows to the satisfaction of the Engineer:
1. Provide approx. 3 meter high by 5 meter wide mock-ups of every type of stonework and location.
Assemble mock- ups to simulate final condition, direction of graining, and showing joint conditions.
Erect the mock-ups adequately reinforced and braced to sustain imposed loads. Build in all items
of anchorage and supports. Show pointing where relevant.
2. Alter or revise mock-ups as directed, to the satisfaction of the Engineer. The approved mock-ups
shall remain as the standards of aesthetics and workmanship for the Project. Mock-ups, if
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1.05 DESCRIPTIONS OF EXTERIOR WALL FACING SYSTEM


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(Stone Type: To be Selected by Owner)

A.
1. Mandatory Dimensions : Heights and lengths and pattern of stones will be as shown on drawing
No. A-222, Detail 2.
2. Dimensions : Height of courses and length of stones as measured from the drawings.
3. Corners shall be cut and rounded to form L shaped profiles.
4. Provide stone shapes as shown on drawing.
5. The thickness and number of supports shown in the drawing are minum.

D. J oints for Stone: Wherever mechanical fixation is not indicated, joints shall be pointed and finished
with a depressed square section over the entire width of the joint, 5mm deep; Color of pointing
mortar to match stone. J oint pattern shall be continuous and random horizontal joints and random
vertical joints as defined on the drawings. Width of joints shall be as shown on drawings.

1.06 SUBMITTALS

A. Shop and Setting Drawings: Submit shop and setting drawings of stonework. Show in detail the
dominant face grain pattern, the jointing, anchors and dowels, dimensions, sizes and locations of
cut-outs, relation to work of other trades, and all other pertinent data and information. Number
each piece on the setting drawings to correspond to the identification number on the back of each
stone.
1. Submit procedures for the replacement of stones after installation for each type of setting
method.
2. Submit shop and setting drawings of stone installations. Show in detail the wall and
paving patterns, differentiating between finishes, dimensions, jointing, setting bed system
and underlayment, edge conditions, anchors and locations of cut-outs, relation to work of
other trades, and all other pertinent data and information.

B. Samples: Submit the following:
1. Stone Samples: 12 in. sq. x thickness shown sample slabs of each type and finish of
stone specified, indicative of the entire range of materials and their respective finishes.
2. Grout Samples: For each color required, showing the full range of exposed color and
texture expected in completed Work.

C. Single Source Availability Certification: After review of samples by the Engineer and prior to
fabrication, certify in writing and submit evidence required indicating that sufficient quantity of
materials within the range of accepted mock-up materials is available from a single quarry to satisfy
the total requirements of the Project.

D. Test Results: Provide coefficient of friction test results for all stone pavers assemblies.

E. Substrate Acceptability: Prior to commencing erection, submit a certified statement issued by
each firm awarded stone paver and facing work attesting that all areas to receive stone facings and
pavers have been inspected and found satisfactory for the reception of this Work. Application will
be construed as acceptance of surfaces.

F. Maintenance Manual: Submit two copies of an assembled and bound maintenance manual,
describing the materials, devices and procedures to be followed in cleaning and maintaining each
specified type stone and glass paver. Provide information re : procedures for replacement of
stonework for all different systems.

G. Stone Standards:

Stone: Architectural flat stock stone complying with the recommendations and standards as published by the
National Building Granite Quarriers Association and ASTM C615.



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H. Fabrication Tolerances:
Thicknesses: + 3 mm, - 0 mm after finishing.
All exposed stone edges to be gauged so that abutting stones have a constant thickness.

Overall length of piece: +/- 1.5 mm in overall unit dimension.

Overall height of piece: +/- 1.0 mm in overall unit dimension.

Requirements for dowel holes:

All dowel holes to be drilled at works (in the factory).
Location measured along thickness +/- 1mm (to be measured from the exposed face).
Depth +3 / -1 mm.
Diameter +1 / -0.5 mm.

J. Thickness:

Granite: Minimum 1-3/16 (30 mm) (after finishing) with special thicknesses as shown or required to suit
detailing through 100%Construction Documents.

Species and Finishes: Obtain each type of exterior stone from a single source with resources to
provide materials of consistent quality in appearance and physical properties, including the capacity to
acquire, handle, cut and finish (fabricate), and supply material without delaying the progress of the Work and
who has a minimum of 5 years successful experience in the fabrication of stone cladding of similar sizes,
shapes, and finishes as required for the Work.

Granite: Natural Stone Granite with a polished finish matching Architects sample range. A polished finish
shall be defined as a uniform highly reflective mirror gloss finish with the full color and crystal structure of the
stone visible through the finish. Evidence of swirl shall not be permitted.

Black Basalt stone: with a honed finish matching the Architects samples. A honed finish is defined as a
uniform finish with dull sheen and no evidence of swirl.



Minimum Physical Properties:

K. Granite:

Absorption by Weight: 0.14%maximum per ASTM C97*.

Density: 2800 kg/m
3
minimum per ASTM C97*.

Compressive Strength: 25,000 psi minimum per ASTM C170*.

Flexural Strength: 2.8 N/mm
2
minimum per ASTM C880*.

Modulus of Rupture: 2200 psi minimum per ASTM C99*.


* = Test methods only. . The acceptance criteria is defined in ASTM C 615.

L. Black Basalt.



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Flexure strength, 24.6MPA

Water absorption, 0.584%

Compressive strength, 142.4MPA

Density, 2850 kg/m

Stone slabs for samples, visual mock-ups, and sample installations will be required.


1.07 PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

A. Stone Pavers
1. Stone Abrasion Resistance: Minimum abrasive hardness of 10, as determined per ASTM
C241.
2. Static Coefficient of Friction: Per ASTM C1028:
a. Level Surfaces: Minimum 0.6.
b. Step Treads: Minimum 0.6.
c. Ramp Surfaces: Minimum 0.8.
3. Coefficient of Friction Testing: ASTM C1028: "Standard Test Method For Evaluating the
Static Coefficient of Friction of Ceramic Tile and Other Like Surfaces by the Horizontal
Dynamometer Pull Method"; 12 tests in total, 6 tests each wet and dry. Samples shall be
finished as proposed for use on the Project.

1.08 PRODUCT HANDLING

A. Carefully pack and load finished stone for shipment and take necessary precautions against
damage in transit. Do not use material for blocking and packing that would cause staining or
discoloration and exercise care to prevent staining during the storage period.

B. Deliver packaged setting materials in the original packages and containers of the manufacturer.
Keep aggregate dry and free from soiling.

1.09 WARRANTIES

A. Warranties specified in this Article shall not deprive the Employer of other rights the Employer may
have under other provisions of the Contract Documents and are in addition to and run concurrent
with other warranties made by the Contractor under requirements of the Contract Documents.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 STONE

A. General: Provide stone of soundness (hardness and density), texture, graining, finish, crystal
patterning, color and tone matching samples available for viewing at the Gulf Consult Offices.
Stone shall be sound and free from defects which will impair strength, durability, finish appearance
and is supplied from a single quarry source, with sufficient capacity to satisfy the total requirements
of the project.
1. Single Quarry : Quarry and fabrication plant facilities shall be available for the
Employer's inspection at any time.
2. Stone: Provide the stone types in the materials schedule shown on drawings
3. Visual Qualities of Stone: The color, grain and general character of all stone provided
shall be of a range consistent with the samples approved by the Engineer. Stone which, in
the opinion and judgement of the Engineer, fails to comply with this requirement may be
rejected by the Engineer at any time during the course of the Work. The Contractor shall
bear all the costs associated with the removal and replacement of such rejected stone
with acceptable material.


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2.02 FIXINGS

A. Stone Anchors: Provide anchors embedded within stone in sizes, configurations and profiles as
shown or as required to sustain imposed loads without exceeding allowable design stresses, and
install anchorages and supports free from rattle or displacement.
Select stainless steel for this project :
1. Stainless Steel: AISI Type 302 or 304.
a. Plate and Sheet: ASTM A666, Stretcher level sheets.
b. Bar Stock: ASTM A276.
c. Angles: AISI Type 304.
d. Pins, Dowels, Rods and Other Custom Anchors: AISI Type 304.
2. Fasteners and Anchorage Devices: Type, grade, class and style best suited for the
respective purpose.
a. Fasteners for Stainless Steel Stone Anchors: Fasteners for Stainless-Steel
Anchors: Annealed stainless-steel bolts, nuts, and washers of same alloy as
anchors. ASTM F593 for bolts and ASTM F594, for nuts.

C. Anchor Inserts: Provide stainless steel inserts located in masonry or concrete for the attachment
of stone anchors with capability to sustain, without failure, load imposed.

D. Cushions: Clear plastic shims and/or 50 Durometer neoprene pads non-staining, sized to suit
joint thicknesses and bed depths of stonework involved without intruding into required depths of
mortar joints or joint sealants or causing third-side adhesion between sealant and cushions.

2.03 MIXES AND MORTARS

A. Epoxy Cement: Epoxy resin based adhesive in grade (liquid or knife grade) as recommended by
manufacturer for purpose intended.

B. White Portland Cement: ASTM C150, Type I, non-staining in accordance with the definition and
test requirements of ASTM C91.

C. Hydrated Lime: ASTM C207, Type S.

D. Sand: Pure silica sand complying with ASTM C144 sieve size or white marble dust.

E. Shrinkage Reducing Accelerator: "Sika Set" (Sika Corp.), or equal.

F. Mineral Coloring Pigments: Finely ground, synthetic, limeproof, non-fading mineral oxides
having purity of 98%; maximum additive of 5% of the cement by weight.

G. Water: Clear and free of deleterious material which would impair the Work.

H. Mortar for Setting Stone Paving: One part waterproof white Portland cement, four parts sand.
Mix as dry as can be worked.

I. Latex-Modified Portland Cement Setting-Bed Mortar: Proportion and mix Portland cement,
aggregate, and latex additive for setting bed to comply with directions of latex additive
manufacturer and as necessary to produce stiff mixture with a moist surface at time stone is set.

J . Mortar for Setting All Other Stone: One part white Portland cement, one part hydrated lime, five
parts sand. Provide waterproof admixture for exterior stone.

K. Pointing Mortar: One part white Portland cement, two parts sand, mineral coloring admixture as
required to match stone. Mixed as dry as can be worked. Provide waterproof admixture for
exterior pointing.

L. Grout for Paving Joints: Mix grout in proportions by volume of one part Portland cement to 2
parts aggregate to match Engineers sample for color. Use only enough water to produce grout
with consistency of thick cream. Add latex additive in proportion and concentration recommended


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by admixture manufacturer. Select and proportion pigments with other ingredients to produce color
required. Do not exceed pigment-to-cement ratio of 1-to-10, by weight.




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PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 CONDITION OF SURFACES

A. Prior to installation examine surfaces to receive stone and do not proceed until any defects
detrimental to the finished work are corrected, including moisture protection, structural supports,
provisions for expansion, or any other condition which might affect the finished work in
appearance, or integrity of the completed installation.

B. Verify all measurements and dimensions, coordinate the installation of inserts for this work and
coordinate and schedule this work with the work of other trades. Give particular attention to the
location and size of cutouts required to accommodate mechanical, electrical, and other work or
adjoining construction, in accordance with the reviewed shop drawings for such trade.

C. Review and approve shop drawings of items or assemblies related to the support or anchorage of
stone work, including requirements for clearances for proper installation.

3.02 FABRICATION, GENERAL

A. Accurately cut, dress, drill, fit and finish stone work to shapes and dimensions shown on Drawings
and final shop and setting drawings. Make exposed plane surfaces true in line.

B. Cut all joints and edges square and at right angles to face, and with backs parallel to face. Make
arises straight, sharp, true, and continuous at joints.

C. Cut and drill stones in shop as required for supports, anchors, ties, bolts, and other inserts. Cut
slots, kerfs, holes and other recessed cutouts leaving smooth surfaces and eased intersections
between changes of surfaces planes, free from sharp edges and arises, to reduce stresses at
anchor locations.

D. Allow for expansion and contraction within the limits of the joint material when cutting for anchorage
devices.

E. Carefully inspect finished stones at fabrication plant for compliance with requirements relative to
qualities of appearance, material, and fabrication; replace defective stones with ones that do
comply. Grade and mark stones for overall uniform appearance when assembled in place. Natural
variations in appearance are acceptable if installed stones match range of colors and other
appearance characteristics represented in approved samples and field-constructed mock-ups.

F. Dimensional Tolerances : As follows :
a. Height : +/- 1.5 mm
b. Width : +/- 1.5 mm
c. Thickness : +1.5 mm 0.0 mm
d. Out of Square : +/- 1.5 mm
e. Exposed Face Flatness : +/- 1.5 mm

3.03 INSTALLATION

A. Furnish items requiring building in to concrete or masonry work, along with location drawings, in
sufficient time so as not to delay job progress.

B. Set and anchor stone in accordance with applicable requirements and specifications of the trade
association referenced in Paragraph "Standards" unless otherwise shown or specified.

C. Set stone in accordance with final setting drawings, level, plumb, square, and true with uniform
joints, accurately aligned with grain running in the direction shown.

D. The quality of field cutting shall be the same as for shop cutting.

E. Provide fixings in sufficient quantity to eliminate "rattle" or loose pieces and to ensure a rigid
installation. Extent of anchorage and installation details shown are intended to indicate minimum
requirements. Additional anchorage shall be provided where necessitated by size, thickness,
setting or shape. Where shown or required, provide stone liners properly sized and secured to


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backside of stone facing with epoxy adhesive. Adhesives, when utilized shall not be allowed to
contribute to the structural capacity of the anchor assembly.

F. Make joint widths, as shown on the drawings.

G. Exterior Wall Facing : Set wall stones before landscape finishes or paving are completed. Secure
with fixings as required for rigid installation, cemented in place with material used for spotting.
Butter joints fully as each panel is set, using mortar with mineral color added to match stone. Use
plastic cushions and spacers where required to maintain uniform joints. After setting, tool joints
flush and smooth.

H. Paving (Mortar Set)
1. Saturate substrate with clean water several hours before placing setting bed. Remove
surface water about one hour before placing setting bed.
2. Apply cement-paste slush coat over surface of substrate about 15 minutes before placing
setting bed. Limit area of slush coat to avoid its drying out before placing setting bed. Do
not exceed 1.5mm thickness for cement-paste slush coat.
3. Apply mortar setting bed over cement-paste slush coat immediately after slush coat has
been applied. Spread and screed setting bed to uniform thickness at subgrade elevations
required for accurate setting of stone to finished grades indicated. Mix and place only as
much mortar setting bed as can be covered with stone before initial set. Cut back, bevel
edge, remove, and discard setting-bed material that has reached initial set before placing
stone.
4. Place reinforcing wire fabric, lapped at joints by at least one full mesh and supported so mesh
becomes embedded in middle of setting bed. Do not butt edges against vertical surfaces.
5. Place stone before initial set of cement occurs. Immediately before placing stone on
setting bed, apply uniform 1.5mm thick, slurry bond coat to bed or to back of each stone
unit with a flat trowel. Tamp stone into setting bed with mallet until firmly bedded to the
proper level. Set each unit in a single operation before initial set of mortar; do not return to
areas already set and disturb stone for purposes of realigning finished surfaces or
adjusting joints.
6. Where grinding is required to completely align and level joints, permit a minimum of six
days of setting time to elapse before commencing. Perform grinding by wet abrasion, in a
manner as to retain the finish, to match the balance of stone paving, and so as to be free
of depressions and grind marks. Exercise care to avoid damage or soiling of adjacent
work.
7. Grout joints as soon as possible after initial set of setting bed. Force grout into joints,
taking care not to smear grout on adjoining stone and other surfaces. After initial set of
grout, finish joints by tooling to produce a slightly concave polished joint, free from drying
cracks. Do not use sanded grout for polished stone. Cure grout by maintaining in a damp
condition for 7 days, except as otherwise recommended by latex additive manufacturer.
8. Installation Tolerances
a. Variation in Line: For position shown in plan and continuous joint lines, do not
exceed 3mm in 3.0 m, 4.5mm in 7.0m or 4.5mm maximum.
b. Variation in Surface Plane of Paving: Do not exceed 3mm in 3.0 m, 4.5mm in
7.0m or 4.5mm maximum. maximum from level or slope indicated.
c. Variation in J oint Width: Do not vary joint thickness more than 1.50 mm or one-
fourth of the nominal joint width, whichever is less.
d. Variation in Plane between Adjacent Units (Lipping): Do not exceed 0.75m
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3.04 ERECTION TOLERANCES

A. General
1. Variation from Plumb: 1.5mm in 3 meter
3mm in story height, noncumulative
2. Variation from level +/- 1.5mm in any bay or
for horizontal lines: 7m, noncumulative

B. Match finished work to mock-up.

3.05 PROTECTION

A. After initial cleaning, provide non-staining temporary wood guards at corners and other surfaces
subject to damage.

B. Stone Paver Protection: Rope off pavings to permit curing of setting bed and prohibit traffic from
installed stone for a minimum of 72 hours. Protect stone paving during construction with
nonstaining craft paper or other materials as recommended by the Installer. Protect work from
damage due to subsequent building operations. Remove all protection when directed.

C. Protect work from damage due to subsequent building operations.

D. Repellent coating to be added on final handover as recommended by the supplier.

3.06 CLEANING

A. Immediately prior to completion of the Work clean stone by washing with water and bristle brushes;
removing all stains, dirt and other discolorations. Do not use acids, cleaning compounds or wire
brushes.

B. On completion of construction, remove all temporary protection.

3.07 ACCEPTANCE

A. The completed installation shall have the acceptance of the Owner and the Engineer. Installed
units which are chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged or which, in the opinion of the Owner or
the Engineer, do not conform to the Specification requirements shall be removed and replaced.



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SECTION 04810

UNIT MASONRY ASSEMBLIES

GENERAL
1.1 RELATED DOCUMENTS
A. Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Supplementary Conditions and
Division 1 Specification Sections, apply to this Section.
1.2 SUMMARY
A. This Section includes unit masonry assemblies consisting of the following:
1. Concrete masonry units (CMUs).
2. Mortar and grout.
3. Reinforcing steel.
4. Masonry joint reinforcement.
5. Ties and anchors.
6. Miscellaneous masonry accessories.
B. Products furnished, but not installed, under this Section include the following:
1. Dovetail slots for masonry anchors, installed under Division 3 Section "Cast-in-Place Concrete."
C. Products installed, but not furnished, under this Section include the following:
1. Manufactured reglets in masonry joints for metal flashing, furnished under Division 7 Section "Sheet
Metal Flashing and Trim."
1.3 DEFINITIONS
A. Reinforced Masonry: Masonry containing reinforcing steel in grouted cells.
1.4 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
A. Provide structural unit masonry that develops indicated net-area compressive strengths (f'm) at 28 days.
B. Determine net-area compressive strength (f'm) of masonry from average net-area compressive strengths of
masonry units and mortar types (unit-strength method) according to Tables 1 and 2 in
ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602.



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1.5 SUBMITTALS
A. Product Data: For each type of product indicated.
B. Shop Drawings: For the following:
1. Reinforcing Steel: Detail bending and placement of unit masonry reinforcing bars. Comply with
ACI 315, "Details and Detailing of Concrete Reinforcement." Show elevations of reinforced walls.
C. Material Certificates: Include statements of material properties indicating compliance with requirements
including compliance with standards and type designations within standards. Provide for each type and size of
the following:
1. Masonry units.
a. Include material test reports substantiating compliance with requirements.
b. For masonry units used in structural masonry, include data and calculations establishing
average net-area compressive strength of units.
2. Cementitious materials. Include brand, type, and name of manufacturer.
3. Preblended, dry mortar mixes. Include description of type and proportions of ingredients.
4. Grout mixes. Include description of type and proportions of ingredients.
5. Reinforcing bars.
6. Joint reinforcement.
7. Anchors, ties, and metal accessories.
D. Mix Designs: For each type of mortar and grout. Include description of type and proportions of ingredients.
1. Include test reports, per ASTM C 780, for mortar mixes required to comply with property specification.
2. Include test reports, per ASTM C 1019, for grout mixes required to comply with compressive strength
requirement.
E. Statement of Compressive Strength of Masonry: For each combination of masonry unit type and mortar type,
provide statement of average net-area compressive strength of masonry units, mortar type, and resulting net-
area compressive strength of masonry determined according to Tables 1 and 2 in ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602.
1.6 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Testing Agency Qualifications: An independent agency qualified according to ASTM C 1093 for testing
indicated, as documented according to ASTM E 548.
B. Source Limitations for Masonry Units: Obtain exposed masonry units of a uniform texture and color, or a
uniform blend within the ranges accepted for these characteristics, through one source from a single
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C. Source Limitations for Mortar Materials: Obtain mortar ingredients of a uniform quality, including color for
exposed masonry, from a single manufacturer for each cementitious component and from one source or
producer for each aggregate.
D. Preconstruction Testing Service: Owner will engage a qualified independent testing agency to perform
preconstruction testing indicated below. Payment for these services will be made by Owner. Retesting of
materials that fail to meet specified requirements shall be done at Contractor's expense.
1. Concrete Masonry Unit Test: For each type of unit required, per ASTM C 140.
2. Mortar Test (Property Specification): For each mix required, per ASTM C 780.
3. Grout Test (Compressive Strength): For each mix required, per ASTM C 1019.
E. Fire-Resistance Ratings: Where indicated, provide materials and construction identical to those of assemblies
with fire-resistance ratings determined per ASTM E 119 by a testing and inspecting agency, by equivalent
concrete masonry thickness, or by other means, as acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction.
1.7 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A. Store masonry units on elevated platforms in a dry location. If units are not stored in an enclosed location, cover
tops and sides of stacks with waterproof sheeting, securely tied. If units become wet, do not install until they are
dry.
B. Store cementitious materials on elevated platforms, under cover, and in a dry location. Do not use cementitious
materials that have become damp.
C. Store aggregates where grading and other required characteristics can be maintained and contamination
avoided.
D. Deliver preblended, dry mortar mix in moisture-resistant containers designed for lifting and emptying into
dispensing silo. Store preblended, dry mortar mix in delivery containers on elevated platforms, under cover, and
in a dry location or in a metal dispensing silo with weatherproof cover.
E. Store masonry accessories, including metal items, to prevent corrosion and accumulation of dirt and oil.
1.8 PROJECT CONDITIONS
A. Protection of Masonry: During construction, cover tops of walls, projections, and sills with waterproof sheeting at
end of each day's work. Cover partially completed masonry when construction is not in progress.
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B. Do not apply uniform floor or roof loads for at least 12 hours and concentrated loads for at least 3 days after
building masonry walls or columns.
C. Stain Prevention: Prevent grout, mortar, and soil from staining the face of masonry to be left exposed or
painted. Immediately remove grout, mortar, and soil that come in contact with such masonry.
1. Protect base of walls from rain-splashed mud and from mortar splatter by spreading coverings on
ground and over wall surface.
2. Protect sills, ledges, and projections from mortar droppings.
3. Protect surfaces of window and door frames, as well as similar products with painted and integral
finishes, from mortar droppings.
4. Turn scaffold boards near the wall on edge at the end of each day to prevent rain from splashing mortar
and dirt onto completed masonry.
D. Hot-Weather Requirements: Comply with hot-weather construction requirements contained in ACI
530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1 MASONRY UNITS, GENERAL
A. Defective Units: Referenced masonry unit standards may allow a certain percentage of units to exceed
tolerances and to contain chips, cracks, or other defects exceeding limits stated in the standard. Do not uses
units where such defects, including dimensions that vary from specified dimensions by more than stated
tolerances, will be exposed in the completed Work or will impair the quality of completed masonry.
2.2 CONCRETE MASONRY UNITS (CMUs)
A. Shapes: Provide shapes indicated and as follows:
1. Provide special shapes for lintels, corners, jambs, sashes, movement joints, headers, bonding, and
other special conditions.
2. Provide square-edged units for outside corners, unless otherwise indicated.
B. Concrete Masonry Units: ASTM C 90.
1. Weight Classification: Normal weight, unless otherwise indicated.
2. Size (Width): As indicated on the Drawings.
3. Faces to Receive Plaster: Where units are indicated to receive a direct application of plaster, provide
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2.3 CONCRETE AND MASONRY LINTELS
A. General: Provide either concrete or masonry lintels, at Contractor's option, complying with requirements below.
B. Concrete Lintels: Precast units made from concrete matching concrete masonry units in color, texture, and
compressive strength and with reinforcing bars indicated or required to support loads indicated. Cure precast
lintels by same method used for concrete masonry units.
C. Masonry Lintels: Prefabricated or built-in-place masonry lintels made from bond beam concrete masonry units
with reinforcing bars placed as indicated and filled with coarse grout. Cure precast lintels before handling and
installing. Temporarily support built-in-place lintels until cured.
2.4 MORTAR AND GROUT MATERIALS
A. Portland Cement: ASTM C 150, Type I or II, except Type III may be used for cold-weather construction.
Provide natural color or white cement as required to produce mortar color indicated.
B. Hydrated Lime: ASTM C 207, Type S.
C. Portland Cement-Lime Mix: Packaged blend of portland cement complying with ASTM C 150, Type I or Type III,
and hydrated lime complying with ASTM C 207, Type S.
D. Aggregate for Mortar: ASTM C 144.
1. For mortar that is exposed to view, use washed aggregate consisting of natural sand or crushed stone.
2. For joints less than 6.5 mm thick, use aggregate graded with 100 percent passing the 1.18-mm sieve.
E. Aggregate for Grout: ASTM C 404.
F. Water: Potable.
2.5 REINFORCEMENT
A. Uncoated Steel Reinforcing Bars: ASTM A 615/A 615M or ASTM A 996/A 996M, Grade 420.
B. Masonry Joint Reinforcement, General: ASTM A 951.
1. Interior Walls: Hot-dip galvanized, carbon steel.
2. Exterior Walls: Hot-dip galvanized, carbon steel.
3. Wire Size for Side Rods: W1.7 or 3.8-mm diameter.
4. Wire Size for Cross Rods: W1.7 or 3.8-mm diameter.
5. Wire Size for Veneer Ties: W1.7 or 3.8-mm diameter.
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7. Provide in lengths of not less than 3 m, with prefabricated corner and tee units.
C. Masonry Joint Reinforcement for Single-Wythe Masonry: Either ladder or truss type with single pair of side rods.
2.6 TIES AND ANCHORS
A. Materials: Provide ties and anchors specified in subsequent paragraphs that are made from materials that
comply with eight subparagraphs below, unless otherwise indicated.
1. Hot-Dip Galvanized, Carbon-Steel Wire: ASTM A 82; with ASTM A 153/A 153M, Class B-2 coating.
2. Galvanized Steel Sheet: ASTM A 653/A 653M, Commercial Steel, Z180 zinc coating.
3. Steel Sheet, Galvanized after Fabrication: ASTM A 1008/A 1008M, Commercial Steel, hot-dip
galvanized after fabrication to comply with ASTM A 153/A 153M.
B. Wire Ties, General: Unless otherwise indicated, size wire ties to extend at least halfway through veneer but with
at least 16-mm cover on outside face. Outer ends of wires are bent 90 degrees and extend 50 mm parallel to
face of veneer.
C. Adjustable Anchors for Connecting to Structure: Provide anchors that allow vertical or horizontal adjustment but
resist tension and compression forces perpendicular to plane of wall.
1. Anchor Section for Welding to Steel Frame: Crimped 6.4-mm- diameter, hot-dip galvanized steel wire.
2. Connector Section for Concrete: Dovetail tabs for inserting into dovetail slots in concrete and attached
to tie section; formed from 2.5-mm- thick, steel sheet, galvanized after fabrication.
3. Tie Section for Concrete: Corrugated metal ties with dovetail tabs for inserting into dovetail slots in
concrete and sized to extend to within 25 mm of masonry face.
D. Partition Top anchors: 2.5-mm- thick metal plate with 10-mm- diameter metal rod 150 mm long welded to plate
and with closed-end plastic tube fitted over rod that allows rod to move in and out of tube. Fabricate from steel,
hot-dip galvanized after fabrication.
2.7 MISCELLANEOUS ANCHORS
A. Anchor Bolts: Headed or L-shaped steel bolts complying with ASTM F 568M, Property Class 4.6; with
ASTM A 563M hex nuts and, where indicated, flat washers; hot-dip galvanized to comply with
ASTM A 153/A 153M, Class C; of dimensions indicated.
B. Postinstalled Anchors: Provide chemical or torque-controlled expansion anchors, with capability to sustain,
without failure, a load equal to six times the load imposed when installed in solid or grouted unit masonry and
equal to four times the load imposed when installed in concrete, as determined by testing per ASTM E 488
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1. Corrosion Protection: Carbon-steel components zinc plated to comply with ASTM B 633, Class Fe/Zn 5
(5 microns) for Class SC 1 service condition (mild).
2.8 MISCELLANEOUS MASONRY ACCESSORIES
A. Compressible Filler: Premolded filler strips complying with ASTM D 1056, Grade 2A1; compressible up to 35
percent; of width and thickness indicated; formulated from neoprene.
B. Preformed Control-Joint Gaskets: Made from styrene-butadiene-rubber compound, complying with
ASTM D 2000, Designation M2AA-805 or PVC, complying with ASTM D 2287, Type PVC-65406 and designed
to fit standard sash block and to maintain lateral stability in masonry wall; size and configuration as indicated.
C. Bond-Breaker Strips: Asphalt-saturated, organic roofing felt complying with ASTM D 226, Type I (No. 15 asphalt
felt).
D. Reinforcing Bar Positioners: Wire units designed to fit into mortar bed joints spanning masonry unit cells with
loops for holding reinforcing bars in center of cells. Units are formed from 3.6-mm steel wire, hot-dip galvanized
after fabrication. Provide units with either two loops or four loops as needed for number of bars indicated.
2.9 MASONRY CLEANERS
A. Proprietary Acidic Cleaner: Manufacturer's standard-strength cleaner designed for removing mortar/grout stains,
efflorescence, and other new construction stains from new masonry without discoloring or damaging masonry
surfaces. Use product expressly approved for intended use by cleaner manufacturer and manufacturer of
masonry units being cleaned.
2.10 MORTAR AND GROUT MIXES
A. General: Do not use admixtures, including pigments, air-entraining agents, accelerators, retarders, water-
repellent agents, antifreeze compounds, or other admixtures, unless otherwise indicated.
1. Do not use calcium chloride in mortar or grout.
2. Limit cementitious materials in mortar to Portland cement and lime.
B. Preblended, Dry Mortar Mix: Furnish dry mortar ingredients in form of a preblended mix. Measure quantities by
weight to ensure accurate proportions, and thoroughly blend ingredients before delivering to Project site.
C. Mortar for Unit Masonry: Comply with ASTM C 270, Proportion Specification. Provide the following types of
mortar for applications stated unless another type is indicated or needed to provide required compressive
strength of masonry.
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2. For reinforced masonry, use Type S.
3. For interior non-load-bearing partitions, Type O may be used instead of Type N.
D. Grout for Unit Masonry: Comply with ASTM C 476.
1. Use grout of type indicated or, if not otherwise indicated, of type (fine or coarse) that will comply with
Table 1.15.1 in ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602 for dimensions of grout spaces and pour height.
2. Provide grout with a slump of 200 to 280 mm as measured according to ASTM C 143/C 143M.


2.11 SOURCE QUALITY CONTROL
A. Owner will engage a qualified independent testing agency to perform source quality-control testing indicated
below:
1. Payment for these services will be made by Owner.
2. Retesting of materials failing to comply with specified requirements shall be done at Contractor's
expense.
B. Concrete Masonry Unit Test: For each type of unit furnished, per ASTM C 140.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1 EXAMINATION
A. Examine conditions, with Installer present, for compliance with requirements for installation tolerances and other
conditions affecting performance of work.
1. For the record, prepare written report, endorsed by Installer, listing conditions detrimental to
performance of work.
2. Verify that foundations are within tolerances specified.
3. Verify that reinforcing dowels are properly placed.
B. Before installation, examine rough-in and built-in construction for piping systems to verify actual locations of
piping connections.
C. Proceed with installation only after unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.
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A. Thickness: Build cavity and composite walls and other masonry construction to full thickness shown. Build
single-wythe walls to actual widths of masonry units, using units of widths indicated.
B. Build chases and recesses to accommodate items specified in this and other Sections.
C. Leave openings for equipment to be installed before completing masonry. After installing equipment, complete
masonry to match the construction immediately adjacent to opening.
D. Use full-size units without cutting if possible. If cutting is required to provide a continuous pattern or to fit
adjoining construction, cut units with motor-driven saws; provide clean, sharp, unchipped edges. Allow units to
dry before laying unless wetting of units is specified. Install cut units with cut surfaces and, where possible, cut
edges concealed.
E. Select and arrange units for exposed unit masonry to produce a uniform blend of colors and textures.
1. Mix units from several pallets or cubes as they are placed.
F. Comply with construction tolerances in ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602 and with the following:
1. For conspicuous vertical lines, such as external corners, door jambs, reveals, and expansion and control
joints, do not vary from plumb by more than 3 mm in 3 m, 6 mm in 6 m, or 12 mm maximum.
2. For vertical alignment of exposed head joints, do not vary from plumb by more than 6 mm in 3 m, or 12
mm maximum.
3. For conspicuous horizontal lines, such as lintels, sills, parapets, and reveals, do not vary from level by
more than 3 mm in 3 m, 6 mm in 6 m, or 12 mm maximum.
4. For faces of adjacent exposed masonry units, do not vary from flush alignment by more than 1.5 mm
except due to warpage of masonry units within tolerances specified for warpage of units.
3.3 LAYING MASONRY WALLS
A. Lay out walls in advance for accurate spacing of surface bond patterns with uniform joint thicknesses and for
accurate location of openings, movement-type joints, returns, and offsets. Avoid using less-than-half-size units,
particularly at corners, jambs, and, where possible, at other locations.
B. Bond Pattern for Exposed Masonry: Unless otherwise indicated, lay exposed masonry in running bond; do not
use units with less than nominal 100-mm horizontal face dimensions at corners or jambs.
C. Lay concealed masonry with all units in a wythe in running bond or bonded by lapping not less than 100-mm.
Bond and interlock each course of each wythe at corners. Do not use units with less than nominal 100-mm
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D. Stopping and Resuming Work: Stop work by racking back units in each course from those in course below; do
not tooth. When resuming work, clean masonry surfaces that are to receive mortar, remove loose masonry units
and mortar, and wet brick if required before laying fresh masonry.
E. Built-in Work: As construction progresses, build in items specified in this and other Sections. Fill in solidly with
masonry around built-in items.
F. Fill space between steel frames and masonry solidly with mortar, unless otherwise indicated.
G. Where built-in items are to be embedded in cores of hollow masonry units, place a layer of metal lath, wire
mesh, or plastic mesh in the joint below and rod mortar or grout into core.
H. Fill cores in hollow concrete masonry units with grout 600 mm under bearing plates, beams, lintels, posts, and
similar items, unless otherwise indicated.
I. Build non-load-bearing interior partitions full height of story to underside of solid floor or roof structure above,
unless otherwise indicated.
1. Install compressible filler in joint between top of partition and underside of structure above.
2. Fasten partition top anchors to structure above and build into top of partition. Grout cells of CMUs
solidly around plastic tubes of anchors and push tubes down into grout to provide 13-mm clearance
between end of anchor rod and end of tube. Space anchors 1200 mm o.c., unless otherwise indicated.
3. Wedge non-load-bearing partitions against structure above with small pieces of tile, slate, or metal. Fill
joint with mortar after dead-load deflection of structure above approaches final position.
3.4 MORTAR BEDDING AND JOINTING
A. Lay hollow concrete masonry units as follows:
1. With face shells fully bedded in mortar and with head joints of depth equal to bed joints.
2. With webs fully bedded in mortar in all courses of piers, columns, and pilasters.
3. With webs fully bedded in mortar in grouted masonry, including starting course on footings.
4. With entire units, including areas under cells, fully bedded in mortar at starting course on footings where
cells are not grouted.
B. Lay solid masonry units with completely filled bed and head joints; butter ends with sufficient mortar to fill head
joints and shove into place. Do not deeply furrow bed joints or slush head joints.
C. Tool exposed joints slightly concave when thumbprint hard, using a jointer larger than joint thickness, unless
otherwise indicated.
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3.5 MASONRY JOINT REINFORCEMENT
A. General: Install entire length of longitudinal side rods in mortar with a minimum cover of 16 mm on exterior side
of walls, 13 mm elsewhere. Lap reinforcement a minimum of 150 mm.
1. Space reinforcement not more than 406 mm o.c.
2. Space reinforcement not more than 203 mm o.c. in parapet walls.
3. Provide reinforcement not more than 203 mm above and below wall openings and extending 305 mm
beyond openings.
a. Reinforcement above is in addition to continuous reinforcement.
B. Interrupt joint reinforcement at control and expansion joints, unless otherwise indicated.
C. Provide continuity at wall intersections by using prefabricated T-shaped units.
D. Provide continuity at corners by using prefabricated L-shaped units.
E. Cut and bend reinforcing units as directed by manufacturer for continuity at returns, offsets, column fireproofing,
pipe enclosures, and other special conditions.

3.6 ANCHORING MASONRY TO STRUCTURAL MEMBERS
A. Anchor masonry to structural members where masonry abuts or faces structural members to comply with the
following:
1. Provide an open space not less than 25 mm in width between masonry and structural member, unless
otherwise indicated. Keep open space free of mortar and other rigid materials.
2. Anchor masonry to structural members with anchors embedded in masonry joints and attached to
structure.
3. Space anchors as indicated, but not more than 610 mm o.c. vertically and 915 mm o.c. horizontally.
3.7 CONTROL AND EXPANSION JOINTS
A. General: Install control and expansion joint materials in unit masonry as masonry progresses. Do not allow
materials to span control and expansion joints without provision to allow for in-plane wall or partition movement.
B. Form control joints in concrete masonry using one of the following methods:
1. Install preformed control-joint gaskets designed to fit standard sash block.
2. Install interlocking units designed for control joints. Install bond-breaker strips at joint. Keep head joints
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3. Install temporary foam-plastic filler in head joints and remove filler when unit masonry is complete for
application of sealant.
C. Provide horizontal, pressure-relieving joints by either leaving an air space or inserting a compressible filler of
width required for installing sealant and backer rod specified in Division 7 Section "Joint Sealants," but not less
than 10 mm.
3.8 LINTELS
A. Provide concrete or masonry lintels where shown and where openings of more than 610 mm for block-size units
are shown without structural steel or other supporting lintels.
B. Provide minimum bearing of 200 mm at each jamb, unless otherwise indicated.
3.9 REINFORCED UNIT MASONRY INSTALLATION
A. Temporary Formwork and Shores: Construct formwork and shores as needed to support reinforced masonry
elements during construction.
1. Construct formwork to provide shape, line, and dimensions of completed masonry as indicated. Make
forms sufficiently tight to prevent leakage of mortar and grout. Brace, tie, and support forms to maintain
position and shape during construction and curing of reinforced masonry.
2. Do not remove forms and shores until reinforced masonry members have hardened sufficiently to carry
their own weight and other temporary loads that may be placed on them during construction.
B. Placing Reinforcement: Comply with requirements in ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602.
C. Grouting: Do not place grout until entire height of masonry to be grouted has attained enough strength to resist
grout pressure.
1. Comply with requirements in ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602 for cleanouts and for grout placement,
including minimum grout space and maximum pour height.
2. Limit height of vertical grout pours to not more than 1520 mm.
3.10 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A. Inspectors: Owner will engage qualified independent inspectors to perform inspections and prepare reports.
Allow inspectors access to scaffolding and work areas, as needed to perform inspections.
1. Place grout only after inspectors have verified compliance of grout spaces and grades, sizes, and
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B. Testing Agency: Owner will engage a qualified independent testing and inspecting agency to perform field tests
and inspections indicated below and prepare test reports:
1. Payment for these services will be made by Owner.
2. Retesting of materials failing to comply with specified requirements shall be done at Contractor's
expense.
C. Testing Frequency: One set of tests for each 465 sq. m of wall area or portion thereof.
D. Concrete Masonry Unit Test: For each type of unit provided, per ASTM C 140.
E. Mortar Test (Property Specification): For each mix provided, per ASTM C 780. Test mortar for mortar air
content and compressive strength.
F. Grout Test (Compressive Strength): For each mix provided, per ASTM C 1019.
3.11 REPAIRING, POINTING, AND CLEANING
A. Remove and replace masonry units that are loose, chipped, broken, stained, or otherwise damaged or that do
not match adjoining units. Install new units to match adjoining units; install in fresh mortar, pointed to eliminate
evidence of replacement.
B. Pointing: During the tooling of joints, enlarge voids and holes, except weep holes, and completely fill with
mortar. Point up joints, including corners, openings, and adjacent construction, to provide a neat, uniform
appearance. Prepare joints for sealant application, where indicated.
C. In-Progress Cleaning: Clean unit masonry as work progresses by dry brushing to remove mortar fins and
smears before tooling joints.
D. Final Cleaning: After mortar is thoroughly set and cured, clean exposed masonry as follows:
1. Remove large mortar particles by hand with wooden paddles and nonmetallic scrape hoes or chisels.
2. Test cleaning methods on sample wall panel; leave one-half of panel uncleaned for comparison
purposes. Obtain Architect's approval of sample cleaning before proceeding with cleaning of masonry.
3. Protect adjacent stone and nonmasonry surfaces from contact with cleaner by covering them with liquid
strippable masking agent or polyethylene film and waterproof masking tape.
4. Wet wall surfaces with water before applying cleaners; remove cleaners promptly by rinsing surfaces
thoroughly with clear water.
5. Clean masonry with a proprietary acidic cleaner applied according to manufacturer's written instructions.
6. Clean concrete masonry by cleaning method indicated in NCMA TEK 8-2A applicable to type of stain on
exposed surfaces.
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A. Salvageable Materials: Unless otherwise indicated, excess masonry materials are Contractor's property. At
completion of unit masonry work, remove from Project site.
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SECTION 04851

DIMENSION STONE CLADDING


GENERAL
1.1 RELATED DOCUMENTS
A. Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Supplementary Conditions and Division 1
Specification Sections, apply to this Section.
1.2 SUMMARY
A. This Section includes the following types of dimension stone:
1. Panels set with individual anchors.
2. Trim units, including bands, copings, sills, jambs and soffits.
B. Related Sections include the following:
1. Division 3 Section Architectural Concrete" for setting dimension stone panels in architectural concrete
units.
2. Division 5 Section "Cold-Formed Metal Framing" for steel stud frames supporting dimension stone cladding.
3. Division 8 Section "Glazed Aluminum" for installing dimension stone panels in aluminum systems.
4. Division 9 Section "Stone Paving and Flooring" for dimension stone used as paving and flooring.
5. Division 9 Section "Interior Stone Facing" for dimension stone applied as trim and paneling on building
interiors.
1.3 DEFINITIONS
A. Definitions contained in ASTM C 119 apply to this Section.
B. Dimension Stone Cladding System: An exterior wall covering system consisting of dimension stone panels and
trim together with anchors, and fasteners used to secure the stone to building structure and to produce a weather-
resistant covering.
1.4 SUBMITTALS
A. Product Data: For each stone accessory and other manufactured products indicated.
B. Shop Drawings: Show fabrication and installation details for dimension stone cladding system, including
dimensions and profiles of stone units.
1. Show locations and details of joints both within dimension stone cladding system and between dimension
stone cladding system and other construction.


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2. Show locations and details of anchors.
3. Include large-scale shaded elevations and details of decorative surfaces and inscriptions.
C. Samples for Initial Selection: For joint materials involving color selection.
D. Stone Samples for Verification: Sets for each color, grade, finish, and variety of stone required; not less than 300
mm square.
1. Sets shall consist of at least four Samples, exhibiting extremes of the full range of color and other visual
characteristics expected and will establish the standard by which stone will be judged.
E. Welding certificates.
F. Qualification Data: For Installer, fabricator and testing agency.
G. Material Test Reports: From a qualified independent testing agency, as follows:
1. Stone Test Reports: For stone variety proposed for use on Project, provide test data indicating compliance
with required physical properties, other than abrasion resistance, according to referenced ASTM standards.
Base reports on testing done within previous five years.
2. For metal components, indicate chemical and physical properties of metal.
1.5 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Installer Qualifications: A firm or individual experienced in installing dimension stone cladding systems similar in
material, design, and extent to that indicated for this Project, whose work has a record of successful in-service
performance.
B. Fabricator Qualifications: Shop that employs skilled workers who custom-fabricate dimension stone cladding
systems similar to that required for this Project and whose products have a record of successful in-service
performance.
C. Testing Agency Qualifications: An independent agency qualified according to ASTM E 329 for testing indicated.
D. Source for Stone: Obtain stone, from a single quarry with resources to provide materials of consistent quality in
appearance and physical properties.
1. For stone types that include same list of varieties and sources, provide same variety from same source for
each.
2. Make quarried blocks available for examination by Architect for appearance characteristics.
E. Source for Other Materials: Obtain each type of stone accessory, and other material from a single manufacturer
for each product.
F. Welding: Qualify procedures and personnel according to AWS D1.1/D1.1M, "Structural Welding Code--Steel";


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G. Mockups: Build mockups to verify selections made under sample submittals and to demonstrate aesthetic effects
and set quality standards for materials and execution.
1. Build mockup of typical wall area as shown on Drawings.
2. Build mockups of typical exterior wall with dimension stone cladding, approximately 1800 mm long by 1200
mm high.
a. Show typical components, attachments to building structure, and methods of installation.
3. Approval of mockups does not constitute approval of deviations from the Contract Documents contained in
mockups unless such deviations are specifically approved by Architect in writing.
4. Approved mockups may become part of the completed Work if undisturbed at time of Substantial
Completion.
1.6 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A. Store and handle stone and related materials to prevent deterioration or damage due to moisture, temperature
changes, contaminants, corrosion, breaking, chipping, and other causes.
1. Lift stone with wide-belt slings; do not use wire rope or ropes that might cause staining. Move stone, if
required, using dollies with cushioned wood supports.
2. Store stone on wood skids or pallets with non-staining, waterproof covers. Arrange to distribute weight
evenly and to prevent damage to stone. Ventilate under covers to prevent condensation.
B. Mark stone units, on surface that will be concealed after installation, with designations used on Shop Drawings to
identify individual stone units. Orient markings on vertical panels so that they are right side up when units are
installed.
1.7 PROJECT CONDITIONS
A. Protect dimension stone cladding during erection as follows:
1. Cover tops of dimension stone cladding installation with non-staining, waterproof sheeting at end of each
day's work. Cover partially completed structures when work is not in progress. Extend cover a minimum of
600 mm down both sides and hold securely in place.
2. Prevent staining of stone from mortar, grout, and other sources. Immediately remove such materials
without damaging stone.
3. Protect base of walls from rain-splashed mud and mortar splatter by coverings spread on ground and over
wall surface.
4. Protect sills, ledges, and projections from mortar droppings.
B. Cold-Weather Requirements: Do not use frozen materials or materials mixed or coated with ice or frost. Remove
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C. Hot-Weather Requirements: Comply with hot-weather construction and protection requirements for masonry
contained in ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602.
1.8 COORDINATION
A. Coordinate installation of inserts that are to be embedded in concrete or masonry, flashing reglets, and similar
items to be used by dimension stone cladding Installer for anchoring, supporting, and flashing of dimension stone
cladding system. Furnish setting drawings, templates, and directions for installing such items and deliver to
Project site in time for installation.
B. Time delivery and installation of dimension stone cladding to avoid extended on-site storage and to coordinate
with work adjacent to dimension stone cladding.
1.9 EXTRA MATERIALS
A. Furnish extra materials described below that match products installed and that are packaged with protective
covering for storage and identified with labels describing contents.
1. Dimension Stone Units: Furnish finished stone panels in quantities as determined by the Architect.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1 STONE (Selected by client)
A.
1. Stone Abrasion Resistance: Minimum value of 10 Insert value, based on testing according to ASTM C 241
or ASTM C 1353.
2. Cut: Vein cut.
3. Finish: Match Architect's sample.
4. Thickness: Not less than 25 mm unless otherwise indicated.
2.2 MORTAR MATERIALS
A. Portland Cement: ASTM C 150, Type I or Type II, except Type III may be used for cold-weather construction.
Provide natural color or white cement as required to produce mortar color indicated.
1. Low-Alkali Cement: Portland cement for use with limestone shall contain not more than 0.60 percent total
alkali when tested according to ASTM C 114.
B. Hydrated Lime: ASTM C 207.
C. Portland Cement-Lime Mix: Packaged blend of portland cement complying with ASTM C 150, Type I or Type III,
and hydrated lime complying with ASTM C 207.


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D. Aggregate: ASTM C 144; except for joints narrower than 1/4 inch and pointing mortar, use aggregate graded with
100 percent passing No. 16 sieve.
E. Mortar Pigments: Natural and synthetic iron oxides, compounded for use in mortar mixes. Use only pigments with
a record of satisfactory performance in mortar and containing no carbon black.
1. Available Products: Subject to compliance with requirements, products that may be incorporated into the
Work include, but are not limited to, the following:
a. Bayer, Industrial Chemicals Div.; Bayferrox Iron Oxide Pigments.
b. Davis Colors; True Tone Mortar Colors.
c. Solomon Colors; SGS Mortar Colors.
F. Water: Potable.
2.3 ANCHORS AND FASTENERS
A. Fabricate anchors, including shelf angles, from stainless steel, ASTM A 666, Type 304, temper as required to
support loads imposed without exceeding allowable design stresses. Fabricate dowels and pins for anchors from
stainless steel, ASTM A 276, Type 304.
B. Fabricate shelf angles for limestone from hot-dip galvanized steel, ASTM A 36/A 36M for materials and
ASTM A 123/A 123M for galvanizing.
2.4 STONE ACCESSORIES
A. Setting Shims: Strips of resilient plastic or vulcanized neoprene, Type A Shore durometer hardness of 50 to 70,
nonstaining to stone, of thickness needed to prevent point loading of stone on anchors and of depths to suit
anchors without intruding into required depths of pointing materials.
B. Concealed Sheet Metal Flashing: Fabricate from zinc-tin alloy-coated stainless steel in thicknesses indicated, but
not less than 0.4 mm thick. Comply with requirements specified in Division 7 Section "Sheet Metal Flashing and
Trim."
C. Cementitious Dampproofing for stone: Provide cementitious formulations that are recommended by ILI and that
are nonstaining to stone, and noncorrosive to anchors and attachments.
D. Weep and Vent Tubes: Medium-density polyethylene tubing, 6-mm OD and of length required to extend from
exterior face of stone to cavity behind.
E. Plastic Weep Hole/Vents: One-piece, flexible extrusion manufactured from UV-resistant polypropylene copolymer,
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F. Wicking Material: Absorbent rope, made from cotton or UV-resistant synthetic fiber, 6 to 10 mm in diameter, in
length required to produce 50-mm exposure on exterior and 450 mm in cavity between wythes.
2.5 STONE FABRICATION
A. General: Fabricate stone units in sizes and shapes required to comply with requirements indicated, including
details on Drawings and Shop Drawings.
B. Control depth of stone and back check to maintain minimum clearance of 25 mm between backs of stone units
and surfaces or projections of structural members, fireproofing (if any), backup walls, and other work behind stone.
C. Dress joints (bed and vertical) straight and at right angle to face, unless otherwise indicated. Shape beds to fit
supports.
D. Cut and drill sinkages and holes in stone for anchors, fasteners, supports, and lifting devices as indicated or
needed to set stone securely in place.
E. Finish exposed faces and edges of stone, except sawed reveals, to comply with requirements indicated for finish
and to match approved samples and mockups.
F. Quirk-miter corners, unless otherwise indicated; provide for cramp anchorage in top and bottom bed joints of
corner pieces.
G. Cut stone to produce uniform joints 10 mm wide and in locations indicated.
H. Contiguous Work: Provide chases, reveals, reglets, openings, and similar features as required to accommodate
contiguous work.
I. Fabricate molded work, including washes and drips, to produce stone shapes with a uniform profile throughout
entire unit length, with precisely formed arris slightly eased to prevent snipping, and with matching profile at joints
between units.
1. Produce moldings and molded edges with machines that use abrasive shaping wheels made to reverse
contour of molding shape.
J. Clean backs of stone to remove rust stains, iron particles, and stone dust.
K. Inspect finished stone units at fabrication plant for compliance with requirements for appearance, material, and
fabrication. Replace defective units.
1. Grade and mark stone for overall uniform appearance when assembled in place. Natural variations in
appearance are acceptable if installed stone units match range of colors and other appearance
characteristics represented in approved samples and mockups.
2.6 MORTAR MIXES


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A. General: Comply with referenced standards and with manufacturers' written instructions for mix proportions,
mixing equipment, mixer speeds, mixing containers, mixing time, and other procedures needed to produce mortar
of uniform quality and with optimum performance characteristics.
1. Do not use admixtures, including pigments, air-entraining agents, accelerators, retarders, water-repellent
agents, antifreeze compounds, or other admixtures, unless otherwise indicated. Do not use calcium
chloride.
2. Combine and thoroughly mix cementitious materials, water, and aggregates in a mechanical batch mixer,
unless otherwise indicated. Discard mortar when it has reached initial set.
2.7 SOURCE QUALITY CONTROL
A. Source Quality-Control Testing Service: Engage a qualified independent testing agency to perform source quality-
control testing indicated below.
1. Retesting of materials that fail to meet specified requirements shall be done at Contractor's expense.
2. Furnish test specimens randomly selected from same blocks as actual materials proposed for incorporation
into the Work.
3. Flexural Strength Tests: ASTM C 880, performed on specimens of same thickness, orientation of cut, and
finish as installed stone. One set of test specimens is required to be tested for every 300 sq. m, but not
fewer than 2 sets for each stone variety.
B. Testing agency will report test results in writing to Architect and Contractor.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1 EXAMINATION
A. Examine surfaces to receive dimension stone cladding and conditions under which dimension stone cladding will
be installed, with Installer present, for compliance with requirements for installation tolerances and other conditions
affecting performance.
1. For the record, prepare written report, endorsed by Installer, listing conditions detrimental to performance of
dimension stone cladding.
2. Proceed with installation only after unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.
3.2 SETTING DIMENSION STONE CLADDING, GENERAL
A. Before setting stone clean surfaces that are dirty or stained by removing soil, stains, and foreign materials. Clean
stone by thoroughly scrubbing with fiber brushes and then drenching with clear water. Use only mild cleaning
compounds that contain no caustic or harsh materials or abrasives.
B. Coat Stone with dampproofing to extent indicated below:


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1. Stone at Grade: Beds, joints, and back surfaces to at least 300 mm above finish-grade elevations.
2. Stone Extending below Grade: Beds, joints, back surfaces, and face surfaces below grade.
3. Allow cementitious dampproofing formulations to cure before setting dampproofed stone. Do not damage
or remove dampproofing while handling and setting stone.
C. Execute dimension stone cladding installation by skilled mechanics and employ skilled stone fitters at Project site
to do necessary field cutting as stone is set.
1. Use power saws with diamond blades to cut stone. Produce lines cut straight and true, with edges eased
slightly to prevent snipping.
D. Contiguous Work: Provide reveals, reglets, and openings as required to accommodate contiguous work.
E. Set stone to comply with requirements indicated on Drawings and Shop Drawings. Install anchors, supports,
fasteners, and other attachments indicated or necessary to secure dimension stone cladding in place. Shim and
adjust anchors, supports, and accessories to set stone accurately in locations indicated with uniform joints of
widths indicated and with edges and faces aligned according to established relationships and indicated tolerances.
F. Provide expansion, control, and pressure-relieving joints of widths and at locations indicated.
1. Sealing expansion and other joints is specified in Division 7 Section "Joint Sealants."
G. Install concealed flashing at continuous shelf angles, lintels, ledges, and similar obstructions to downward flow of
water to divert water to building exterior.
H. Keep cavities open where unfilled space is indicated between back of stone units and backup wall; do not fill
cavities with mortar or grout.
1. Place weep holes in joints where moisture may accumulate, including base of cavity walls, above shelf
angles, and flashing. Locate weep holes at intervals not exceeding 600 mm. Use weep and vent tubes or
wicking material.
2. Place vents in cavity walls at tops of cavities, below shelf angles and flashing, and at intervals not
exceeding 6 m vertically. Locate vents in joints at intervals not exceeding 1500 mm horizontally. Use weep
and vent tubes or plastic weep hole/vents.
3.3 SETTING MECHANICALLY ANCHORED DIMENSION STONE CLADDING
A. Attach anchors securely to stone and to backup surfaces. Comply with recommendations in ASTM C 1242.
B. Provide compressible filler in ends of dowel holes and bottoms of kerfs to prevent end bearing of dowels and
anchor tabs on stone.
C. Set stone supported on clips or continuous angles on resilient setting shims. Use material of thickness required to
maintain uniform joint widths and to prevent point loading of stone on anchors. Hold shims back from face of
stone a distance at least equal to width of joint.


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3.4 SETTING DIMENSION STONE CLADDING WITH MORTAR
A. Set stone in full bed of mortar with head joints filled, unless otherwise indicated.
1. Do not set heavy units or projecting courses until mortar in courses below has hardened enough to resist
being squeezed out of joint.
2. Support and brace projecting stones until wall above is in place and mortar has set.
3. Provide compressible filler in ends of dowel holes and bottoms of kerfs to prevent end bearing of dowels
and anchor tabs on stone. Fill remainder of anchor holes and kerfs with mortar.
B. Fill space between back of stone units and backup wall solidly with mortar or grout.
C. Embed ends of sills in mortar; leave remainder of joint open until final pointing.
3.5 INSTALLATION TOLERANCES
A. Variation from Plumb: For vertical lines and surfaces of walls, do not exceed 3 mm in 3 m, 6 mm in 6 m, or 9 mm
in 12 m or more. For external corners, corners and jambs within 6 m of an entrance, expansion joints, and other
conspicuous lines, do not exceed 3 mm in 3 m, 6 mm in 6 m, or 10 mm in 12 m or more.
B. Variation from Level: For lintels, sills, water tables, parapets, horizontal bands, horizontal grooves, and other
conspicuous lines, do not exceed 3 mm in 3 m, 6 mm in 6 m, or 10 mm maximum.
C. Variation of Linear Building Line: For positions shown in plan and related portions of walls and partitions, do not
exceed 6 mm in 6 m or 12 mm in 12 m or more.
D. Variation in Cross-Sectional Dimensions: For thickness of walls from dimensions indicated, do not exceed plus or
minus 6 mm.
E. Variation in Joint Width: Do not vary from average joint width more than plus or minus 3 mm or a quarter of
nominal joint width, whichever is less. For joints within 1500 mm of each other, do not vary more than 3 mm or a
quarter of nominal joint width, whichever is less from one to the other.
F. Variation in Plane between Adjacent Stone Units (Lipping): Do not exceed 1.5-mm difference between planes of
adjacent units.



3.6 ADJUSTING AND CLEANING


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A. Remove and replace broken, chipped, stained, or otherwise damaged stone, defective joints, and dimension stone
cladding that does not match approved samples and mockups. Damaged stone may be repaired if Architect
approves methods and results.
B. Replace in a manner that results in dimension stone cladding's matching approved samples and mockups,
complying with other requirements, and showing no evidence of replacement.
C. In-Progress Cleaning: Clean dimension stone cladding as work progresses. Remove mortar fins and smears
before tooling joints.
D. Final Cleaning: Clean dimension stone cladding no fewer than six days after completion of pointing and sealing,
using clean water and stiff-bristle fiber brushes. Do not use wire brushes, acid-type cleaning agents, cleaning
agents containing caustic compounds or abrasives, or other materials or methods that could damage stone.
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SECTION 04852

STONE VENEER-FAADE STRONGBACK CLADDING


Single Subcontract Responsibilities: Design, fabrication and erection of stone veneer-faced strongback cladding assemblies will
be by a single firm.

Design in accordance with ASTM C 1242 03a Standard Guide for Selection, Design and Installation of Dimensional Stone
Anchoring Systems

Performance Criteria:

Wind Loads, Air Leakage, Water Penetration, Thermal Performance, Building Frame Movements, Thermal
Movements, Exterior Wall Maintenance Equipment Criteria: Refer to Section 08900, EXTERIOR WALL,
GENERAL.

Stone Factors of Safety: Stone breakage and stone anchorage failure or displacement, shall not occur
under loading equal to the safety factors specified below. Calculations shall be based on the mean flex-
ural strength (Fs) value encountered during stone testing with a calculated standard deviation as de-
scribed in ASTM C880. The check for compliance with the safety factors shall be determined by dividing
the (Fs) value by panel flexural stress (Fb) values for the stone element (i.e. stone panel spans, kerfs)
being analyzed. The Architect will review stone testing data and may further modify safety factors as he
deems appropriate.

Minimum Safety Factors for Granite and Limestone Stressed in Bending from Gravity, Positive
and Negative Lateral, and Combined Gravity and Lateral Loads. Stress increases (safety fac-
tor reductions) for lateral loads will not be permitted.

Vertical Exterior: 6.0.

Stone flexural strength (FSF) as specified by ASTM is

Granite 4.0
Basalt 6.0

Minimum Safety Factor for Granite and Basalt Anchors: Maximum allowable stresses for an-
chors into the stone shall be in accordance with Stainless Steel Stone Anchors published by
the American Iron and Steel Institute (1975), except that the maximum design loads shall not
exceed the values defined in Paragraph 3, Stone Stresses at Connection points (Anchors).
Maximum allowable design loads for anchors into the stone shall not exceed 1/6th of the fail-
ure load of the anchor as determined by shear and tension stone anchor testing in the granite
and limestone being used for the project.

Embedded Into Stone: 6.0.

Safety Factors and Allowable Stresses for Anchors Embedded in Concrete: Design anchors and backup
structure(s) to withstand loads indicated without exceeding allowable working stresses established by
the following:

For Cast-in-Place and Postinstalled Fasteners in Concrete: One-fourth of tested capacity
when installed in concrete with compressive strength indicated.



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Control of Corrosion and Staining: Prevent galvanic and other forms of corrosion as well as staining by
isolating metals and other materials from direct contact with incompatible materials. Use specified mate-
rials that do not stain exposed surfaces of stone and joint materials.

Stone and Truss Engineering, Fabrication and Erection Standards:

Granite: Comply with the applicable recommendations and standards as published by the National Building
Granite Quarriers Association.

Basalt: Comply with the applicable recommendations and standards as published by the Indiana Institute.

Steel Trusses: American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC); Specifications for Structural Steel Build-
ings Allowable Stress Design.

Samples, visual mock-up and sample installations will be required.

Visual mock-up can be assumed to be a combination of all typical details into a single installation at the
stone fabricators facility.

Sample installations can be assumed to be a combination of all typical details into a single installation at the
site.

Testing: Contractor to retain an independent agency for purposes of verifying the physical properties of all exterior stone.

Setting System: Stone shall be secured to steel strongback trusses using stainless steel anchors and cramps. Fixed with nuts
and bolts as opposed to tec screws. Steel strong backs are defined as unitized, truss assemblies, fabricated of hot dip galva-
nized carbon steel tubes or channels, shapes and plates, to provide a framing grid to which stone veneer facings, and win-
dows will be affixed and erected as assemblies.

Anchors: All stone shall be set with anchors fabricated from Type 304 or 316 austenitic stainless steel in
thickness as required to sustain imposed loads and in no case less than 3/16 (4.5 mm) thick, complying
with ASTM A666. Only straps, discs, rods and similar anchors shall be utilized which resist positive and
negative loading in lieu of combination of wire ties and spot pargetting.

Stainless Steel Supports: Type 304 stainless steel in thickness as required to sustain imposed loads
and in no case less than 3/16 (4.5 mm) thick, complying with ASTM A276 for bars and shapes and
ASTM A666 for plate and flat bar. Provide machined, not torch burned, unslotted and slotted holes to
receive bolts.

Fasteners: Type 303, 304 or 316 austenitic stainless steel in standard commercial tempers and hard-
ness as required to sustain imposed loads complying with ASTM F593 or ASTM F738M for bolts and
screws, and ASTM F594 or ASTM F836M for nuts. Flat and lock washers shall be of same alloy as fas-
tener.

Structural Steel Channels Tubes, Shapes, Plates and Bars: All steel shall comply with ASTM A501,
A500, and A36/A36M and A6 unless otherwise indicated.

Fabricate structural steel channels and tubes, shapes, plates and bars from hot dip galvanized
stock. Comply with ASTM A 123, for galvanizing steel and iron products and
ASTM A 153/A 153M, for galvanizing steel and iron hardware. All steel shall be shop painted
with a compatible, black pigmented, primer coating so as to conceal strongback frames
through the open joints in the stone cladding.

Embeds: Anchor channel type, with filler strips, manufactured from formed hot or cold rolled carbon
steel channels with flange edges returned toward web, having a minimum of two (2) stud, or I, anchors
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ers, and shims hot dipped galvanized per ASTM A153/A153M. Width, depth, and metal thickness as re-
quired to suit the performance requirements.

Fabrication Tolerances: As required to achieve erection tolerances and as follows:
Overall height and width:
3 m or under: +/- 1.5 mm.
3 to 6 m: +/- 1.5 mm.
6 to 9 m: +/- 1.5 mm.
over 9 m: +/- 1.5 mm per 6 m.
Out of square (difference in length of the two diagonal measurements): 3 mm per 1.8 m, but not more than
6 mm.
Openings (length and width of openings within one panel): +/- 3mm.
Insert, plate, handling device, locations: +/- 6 mm.
All node points (centroids) of each truss shall not vary by more than +/- 1.5 mm in any direction.

Erection Tolerances:

Variation from plumb: Do not exceed 3 mm in 6 m, or one story height; noncumulative

Variation from level: Do not exceed 3 mm in any bay or 6 m maximum, non-cumulative.

Edge to Edge Alignments: Do not exceed 1.5-mm difference between planes of adjacent units.

Face width of Joints: Do not exceed +/- 2 mm for joints. Horizontal joints must be 7 mm +2 /-0 (to en-
sure that the stone support shelf location does not have to be rebated).

Variation of fastening devices and embedments from established position in plan: Do not exceed 6 mm.

Joints:

Typical Joints: 6 to 8 mm wide horizontal open joints, 5 mm wide vertical open joints.

Perimeter Joints: 13 mm wide, sealant filled.
Impact Resistance

The stone faade must be capable of accommodating a soft body impact load of 1KN resulting from the
access cradle buffer.



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SECTION 05120

STRUCTURAL STEEL


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 DESCRIPTION

A. The work covered by this Section comprises furnishing all plant, labour, equipment, appliances and materials and
performing all operations in connection with Structural Steelwork.

The work includes this sections covers frames, columns, perlins, gutters
1. Structural steel works for parking canopy.

1.02 REFERENCE STANDARDS

A. All structural steel except as otherwise shown shall comply with the applicable provisions and recommendations of
the following Codes, Specifications and Standards:
1. ASTM A6/A6M-99 Specification for the General Requirements for Rolled Plates, Shapes, Sheet Piling,
and Bars for Structural Use.
2. ASTM A36/A36M-00 Specification for Structural Steel.
3. ASTM A325-97 Specification for Structural Bolts, Heat Treated, 120/105 KSI
Minimum Tensile Strength.
4. ASTM A325M-97 Specifications for High Strength Bolts for Structural Steel Joints
(Metric).
5. ASTM A490-97 Specification for Heat-Treated, Steel Structural Bolts, 150 KSI
Minimum Tensile Strength.
6. ASTM A490M-97 Specification for High Strength Steel Bolts for Structural Steel Joints
(Metric).
7. ASTM E709-95 Guide for Magnetic Particle Examination.
8. AWS D1.1-92 Structural Welding Code - Steel.
9. AISC Specification for the Design, Fabrication and Erection of Structural
Steel for Buildings latest Edition.
10. AISC Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges.
11. AISC Manual of Steel Construction (Allowable Stress Design), Latest
Edition.
12. AISC Manual of Steel Construction (Connections), Latest Edition
13. Industrial Fasteners Institute "Fastener Standards Book"
14. AISC Specifications for Structural Joints Using ASTM A325 or ASTM A490
Bolts.
15. SSPC Steel Structures Painting Manual, Volume 2, Systems and
Specifications".

B. Copies of all the above codes and standards shall be submitted to the Engineer.

1.03 QUALIFICATIONS

A. Structural steel work shall be executed by an approved well-experienced specialist Sub-Contractor unless the
Contractor can satisfy the Engineer that he (the Contractor) has sufficient experience and expertise in this field to
execute this work himself in which case his tradesmen and their supervisory personnel engaged in such work
must have successful experience with work comparable to that shown and specified including organized quality
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B. Engineering: Provide the services of a Professional Structural Engineer, registered in Kuwait to design and
certify that the work of this section meets or exceeds the performance requirements specified in this section
and as required by applicable local and international codes.

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Shop Drawings: Submit to the Engineer for approval shop drawings including structural calculations for all
structural steel components and their connection all in accordance with the requirements of the Contract
Documents showing the following:
1. Shop fabrication drawings which show type of material, size and weight of members and other
information necessary for the fabrication of each member and for shop assembly of members of
the structure. The drawings shall include the type, size, location and extent of all welds and bolts.
The drawings shall clearly distinguish between shop and field, bolts and welds.
2. Wind load for space frame at stairs 1 and 7 shall be determined as defined in Section 08900.
3. Field assembly and erection drawings which show all field assembly prior to erection and after
erection. The drawings shall indicate all details, schedules, procedures and diagrams showing field
assembly and sequence of erection. The information shall indicate locations of shorings and how
shoring is stabilized and controlled. The drawings shall indicate elevations of shored points and
splice locations. The procedures shall indicate step by step erection sequences including
intermediate surveys and allowances for temperature. Diagrams shall indicate erection equipment
size and weight and additional elements which may be required to support or stabilize elements
during erection.
4. The Contractor shall prepare and submit to the Engineer written procedures for fabrication of the
steel work. The procedure shall describe the complete welding process including machine, current,
voltage, preheat, filler metal, welding system (manual, semi-automatic or automatic), positions of
welding, number of passes for each weld size, preparation of surfaces prior to welding, etc. These
procedures shall indicate the Contractor's quality control measures, monitoring and repair
procedures.
5. The Contractor shall be responsible for the arrangement of all joints and their load carrying
capacities. The connection may or may not be shown on the Contract Drawings. Submit all details
along with calculations to Engineer prior to fabrication for approval.

B. Manufacturer's Literature
1. Submit to the Engineer manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions for the following
products, including laboratory test reports and such other data to show compliance with these
Specifications (including specified standards):
a. Structural steel, (each type) including certified copies of mill reports covering the
chemical and physical properties, country and rolling mill of origin, and including a
statement indicating that the steel is new billet steel and that testing has been performed
in accordance with ASTM or equivalent standards.
b. High strength bolts (each type) including nuts and washers.
c. Welding electrodes (each type).
d. Shop coat primer paint, field touch-up paint.
e. Coal tar epoxy paint.
f. Bearing materials or assemblies.

C. Testing Reports
1. The following reports shall be submitted in triplicate directly to the Engineer by the Testing
Laboratory, with copy to the Contractor.
a. Shop Welders Certification.
b. Field Welders Certification.
c. Magnetic particle tests, shop welds and field welds.


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d. Ultra-sonic tests, shop welds and field welds.
e. High strength bolted connection tests, shop and field.
1.05 TESTING

A. The Contractor shall engage, at his own expense, an independent certified Testing Laboratory approved by the
Engineer to inspect high strength bolted connections and welds, and to perform all tests and submit test reports to
the Engineer as herein specified.

B. The Contractor shall submit evidence regarding qualification of the proposed Testing Laboratory.

C. The Contractor shall provide the Testing Laboratory with the following:
1. A complete set of shop fabrication and erection drawings.
2. Cutting lists, order sheets, material bills, shipping bills and mill test reports. Provide certified copies of
mill test reports of bolts, nuts and washers, including names and locations of mills and shops and
analyses of chemical and physical properties.
3. Information as to time and place of all rollings and shipment of material to shops.
4. Representative sample pieces requested for testing.
5. Full and ample means and assistance for testing all material.
6. Proper facilities, including scaffolding, temporary work platforms, hoisting facilities, etc., for
inspection of the work in the mills, shop and field.

D. Bolted connections shall be inspected by the Testing Laboratory in accordance with AISC Specifications for
"Structural Joints Using ASTM A 325-97, ASTM 325M-97 and ASTM 490-97 or ASTM 490M-97.

E. Welding shall be inspected and tested by a Testing Laboratory approved by the Engineer during fabrication
and erection of structural steel as follows:
1. Certify all welders in accordance with AWS and make inspections and tests as required. Record
types and locations of all defects found in the work, and measures required and performed to
correct such defects.
2. In addition to visual inspection of all welds, magnetic particle and ultra-sonic inspection shall be
made of all welds indicated on the Drawings. Magnetic particle inspection shall be made on the
root pass and finished weld.
3. The method of magnetic particle inspection shall be in accordance with ASTM E109. Any type of
crack or zone of incomplete fusion or penetration will not be acceptable.
4. Ultra-sonic inspection shall be performed in accordance with AWS D1.1.

F. Each bolting crew and welder shall be assigned an identifying symbol or mark and all shop and field
connections shall be so identified so that the inspector can refer back to the crew or person making the
connection.

G. The Testing Laboratory shall be responsible for conducting and interpreting the tests, shall state in each
report whether or not the test specimens conform to all requirements of the Contract Documents, and shall
specifically note any deviations therefrom.

H. Access to places where material for this Contract is being fabricated or produced shall be provided to the
Engineer and the Testing Laboratory for the purpose of inspection and testing. All costs relating to the
Engineer and his staff travel, lodging, and board etc. shall be paid for by the contractor.

I. The Engineer and the Testing Laboratory may inspect structural steel at the plant before shipment, however,
the Engineer reserves the right to reject any such material, which does not conform to all of the requirements
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J. The Testing Laboratory shall perform specified tests and submit reports to the Engineer. Corrective
measures, including additional and more complete testing, which may result from these tests shall be the
Contractor's responsibility; all costs of which shall be paid for by the Contractor.

K. The Contractor shall coordinate and allow for necessary time for the Testing Laboratory to complete all
testing and inspections prior to shop painting.
L. The Testing Laboratory shall prepare test specimen from steel samples cut from delivered material and shall
conduct tension tests in accordance with ASTM. The Contractor shall mill order 1.0 metre extra length for
the members noted on the Drawings to provide the steel for testing.

1.06 SUBSTITUTIONS

A. The Contractor shall fabricate and erect the structural steelwork as shown on the drawings and
specifications.

B. Substitutions of the structural system shown or member sizes of similar steel strengths will be permitted
providing the architecture is not changed and the structural strength and deflections are maintained. No
reduction in member sizes shall be permitted if steel strength exceeds the specified strength. See Section
01631 - Substitutions.

1.07 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. Do not handle structural steel until paint has thoroughly dried. Care shall be exercised to avoid abrasions
and other damage.

B. Stack material above ground out of mud and dirt and provide for proper drainage. Protect from damage or
soiling by adjacent construction operations.

C. Do not deliver material to the project site until the proposed method and sequence of erection has been
reviewed by the Engineer. Method and sequence shall be planned so as to avoid delay or damage to the
work of other trades.

D. Storage of fabricated steel at the job site shall be the responsibility of the Contractor. Material stored at the
job site shall not exceed design loads on existing or newly-constructed structures so that members will not
be distorted or otherwise damaged; and shall be protected against corrosion or deterioration.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 STRUCTURAL STEEL

A. All structural steel shall conform to as shown on the drawings.

2.02 BOLTS

A. All bolts, nuts and washers shall conform to the requirements of ASTM A490 and A325. All bolts shall be
cold forged with rolled threads.

2.03 WELDING ELECTRODES

A. All welding electrodes shall be E70XX and shall comply with the provisions of AWS Specifications A5.1,
A5.5, A5.17, A5.18, A5.20.

B. All welds not specified shall be continuous fillet welds using not less than the minimum size based on
thickness of the thicker part jointed.
1. Thickness to 12mm - min. size 4mm
2. Over 12mm to 20mm - min. size 6mm
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4. Over 40mm to 50mm - min. size 10mm

2.04 PAINT

A. Primers
1. Steel surfaces which are not embededed in concrete to be painted with coal tar epoxy: Anti-
corrosive primer (KPID), complying with B.S.5493, minimum dry film thickness 50 microns for all
members that will receive finishing coat. The surfaces required to be painted will be sand blasted
immediately before applying the first coat of paint. All other members/surfaces will receive 3 coats
of total thickness 150 microns.
B. Finishing Coat : All steel members exposed to view shall have at least 3 coats of epoxy paint with minimum dry
film thickness of each coat 100 microns Submit colour chart for Engineer selection.

C. Use spray application for painting. The minimum thickness shall be maintained on all corners, edges and
ends of pieces. The surface to be painted shall be dry and above 2
o
C; the temperature of the air shall be
over 5
o
C. Do not paint outdoors in rainy and dusty weather. Allow paint at least 24 hours drying time in good
weather before re-coating.

2.05 BEARINGS

A. Bearings for the steel columns shall be set over 5cm thick non-shrink grout suitable for such use.

The steel used in the plates shall be mild steel to ASTM A36.

2.06 SOURCE QUALITY CONTROL

A. Testing and inspection of structural steel will be performed by an independent structural steel testing agency
engaged by the Contractor, at his own expense and approved by the Engineer. Provide the testing agency
with the following:
1. A complete set of accepted documents required under Paragraph "Submittals".
2. Cutting lists, order sheets, materials bills and shipping bills.
3. Information as to time and place of all rollings and shipments of materials to shops.
4. Representative sample pieces as requested by the testing agency.
5. Full and ample means and assistance for testing all material.
6. Proper facilities, including scaffolding, temporary work platforms, etc., for inspection of the work in
the mills, shop and field.

B. The inspector will perform his duties in such a way that fabrication and erection are not unnecessarily
delayed or impeded, and as follows:
1. The Inspector will make all tests and inspections as required by "Structural Welding Code".
2. The edges of material to be welded will be ultrasonically examined for evidence of laminations,
inclusions or other discontinuities. The extent to which such defects will be permitted and the
extent of repair permitted shall be determined by the Inspector and made in accordance with
ASTM A6, Paragraph 9. Repairs made by welding shall be done in compliance with the
requirements of AWS D1.1 and the accepted welding procedures.
3. The root layer of all multiple pass welds and the backside of groove welds made from both sides, after
back gouging or chipping, will be examined by magnetic particle inspection (or dye penetration if
magnetic particle inspection is not feasible).
4. All shop and field welds shall be listed as stated on Drawings.
5. The technique of radiographic inspection will be in accordance with the requirements of AWS D1.1. A
double film technique will be used. One copy of each film will be sent to the Engineer, the other will be
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6. Where inspection reveals defects, the extent of inspection will be increased as much as necessary
to ensure that the full extent of the defects in a joint has been found and to ensure that the same
defects are not present in welds made on similar parts or under similar circumstances.
7. Work that is not acceptable will be designated by "Repair" or "Reject", as applicable.
8. Shop welds will be inspected in the shop before the work painted or approved for shipment.
9. The Inspector will maintain a daily record of the work he has inspected and its disposition. Reports
of tests will be made in form prescribed in AWS D1.1. One copy of each of the reports will be
submitted to the Engineer on a weekly basis.
10. The Inspector will make all tests and inspections of high strength bolt connections as required by
AISC S314.
PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 BENCH MARKS

A. The Contractor shall employ the services of a registered professional Engineer, in accordance with the
requirements of the Contract Documents, who shall establish permanent bench marks, field check all
elevations of concrete on which structural steel is to be placed and locations of anchor bolts, reporting any
discrepancies to the Engineer and obtaining the Engineer's approval before the work proceeds.

3.02 ERECTION

A. The Contractor shall be responsible for the accurate setting and levelling of all bearing plates or setting
plates. Bearing plates or setting plates shall be levelled on steel wedges or shims or as otherwise detailed.
Bearing and setting plates shall be grouted as specified.

B. Furnish templates for accurate setting of all anchor bolts. Furnish shim plates or developed fills where
required to obtain proper fit and alignment.

C. Oxygen cutting of structural steel in excess of 3mm for "fitting-up" purposes shall not be done except with
the prior approval of the Engineer.

D. The use of an oxygen cutting torch for correcting fabrication errors will be permitted only when the member
is not under load, and only after prior written approval of the Engineer to the procedures to be followed in the
event corrective work is necessary.

3.03 ERECTION TOLERANCE

A. The Contractor alone shall be responsible for the correct fitting of all structural members and for the
elevation and alignment of the finished structure. Any adjustments necessary in the steel work because of
discrepancies in elevations and alignment shall be the responsibility of the Contractor.

B. Unless otherwise noted, the structure shall be levelled and plumbed to an accuracy of 1 to 1000, but not to
exceed 12mm. The actual centrelines of truss chords shall not vary from theoretical centrelines by more than
12 mm at any point. The difference between offsets to the actual centrelines of truss chords at adjacent
panel points shall not exceed 3mm. All levelling and plumbing shall be done based on the mean operating
temperature of the structure. Allowances shall be made for the difference in temperature at time of erection
and the mean temperature at which the structure will be when completed and in service.

C. All measurements relating to the above shall be on the theoretical centrelines of the members.

3.04 CONNECTIONS

A. No welding or bolting shall be done until as much of the structure as will be stiffened by the welding or
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B. Drift pins shall not be used to enlarge unfair holes in main material. Holes that must be enlarged to admit
bolts shall be reamed. Burning and drifting may be used to align unfair holes in secondary bracing members
only, when acceptable to the Engineer.

C. When high strength bolts or high strength bearing bolts are used, the AISC specifications shall apply
including values as noted therein, and installation by either "turn of nut tightening" or with torque wrenches.
In using manual torque wrenches, the required torque can be read from the wrench dial. Care should be
taken that the wrench is properly calibrated. Nuts shall be in motion when torque is measured. In using
power wrenches, the recommendations of the wrench manufacturer shall be followed. Use Hardened
washer under bolt head or nut whichever is turned in tightening, unless the specified standards require
hardened washer under both head and nut.

All bolts shall be kept in dry storage until needed for installation. A325 bolts 1-1/8 inch (28mm) and 1-1/4
inch (32mm) diameter and A490 bolts 1 inch (25mm) diameter and over shall first have Johnson's Stick Wax
No. 140 applied to their threads before being assembled in the work. If bolts have been left out and have
become rusty before use, they shall be rejected and shall not be used until they have been cleaned and
waxed with Johnson's Stick Wax No. 140.

D. Bolted connections shall be tested in accordance with the requirements of Para. TESTING and as indicated
on the Drawings.

E. Welded connections shall be tested in accordance with the requirements of Para. TESTING and as indicated
on the Drawings.

3.05 SURVEY

A. Make an accurate survey of actual locations of steel members immediately upon the completion of erection
of steel but before removal of shoring and promptly submit same to the Engineer. Should locations very
beyond the allowable tolerances, take necessary corrective measures and modify details and/or procedure
as required.

B. Survey the final erected structural steel after release of shoring but prior to removal of shoring elements and
prior to the application of any other work, reporting any discrepancies from Contract requirements to the
Engineer.
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SECTION 05500

METAL FABRICATIONS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 SECTION INCLUDES

A. Furnish and install the following steel fabrications:
1. Interior handrails as detailed in the drawings.
2. Security Fence.
3. Elevator pit ladders and sill support angles.
4. Loose lintels.
5. Overhead support for suspended ceilings.
6. Supports for millwork counters and counter tops..
7. Galvanized and painted gratings over airways, electrical and drainage trenches.
8. Custom canopies.
9. Loose bearing and leveling plates.
10. Miscellaneous framing and supports for overhead doors and grilles.
11. Miscellaneous framing and supports for elevator hoisting machines and sheaves.
12. Miscellaneous steel trim.
13. Steel angle corner guards.
14. Edgings.
15. Structural steel door frames.
16. Floor plate and supports.
17. Pipe guards.
18. Wheel guards.
19. Pipe bollards.
20. Steel plate column guards.
21. Rough hardware.

B. Furnish and install the following stainless steel grade A-316L fabrications:
1. Stainless steel gratings for planters and fountains
2. Stainless steel rung ladder in water tanks.

C. Furnish and install the following stainless steel grade A-304 fabrications:
1. Struts and cables for canopy and atrium end curtain wall on grid 6 and 22.

1.02 RELATED SECTIONS

A. Section 04810 - Unit Masonry Assemblies: Building in of anchors into masonry walls.
B. Section 05400 - Cold Formed Metal Framing: Structural stud framing.
C. Section 06100 - Rough Carpentry: Wood framing, blocking, subflooring and underlayment.
D. Section 06400 - Architectural Woodwork: Plastic Laminate counters requiring fabricated steel supports.
E. Section 08333 - Overhead Coiling Door: Steel framing for coiling grilles.
F. Section 09960 - High Performance Coatings: Applied high build coatings for painted rails and guards.
G. Section 09910 - Paints: Applied finish coatings other than those specified herein.

1.03 REFERENCES

A. Comply with applicable requirements of the following standards and those others referenced in this Section,
under the provisions of Section 01420 - REFERENCES. Where these standards conflict with other specified
requirements, the most restrictive requirements shall govern.
1. ASTM A 123 - Zinc Coatings on Products Fabricated From Rolled, Pressed and Forged Steel
Shapes, Plates, Bars, and Strip.
2. ASTM A 153 - Zinc-Coating on Iron and Steel Hardware.


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3. ASTM A 167 - Stainless and Heat Resisting Chromium-Nickel Steel Plate, Sheet and Strip.
4. ASTM A 276 Stainless and Heat- Resisting Steel Bars and Shapes.
5. ASTM A 283 - Carbon Steel Plates, Shapes, and Bars.
6. ASTM A 307 - Carbon Steel Externally Threaded Standard Fasteners.
7. ASTM A 36 - Structural Steel.
8. ASTM A 361 - Zinc Coated (Galvanized) Iron or Steel Roofing sheets.
9. ASTM A 386 - Zinc Coating on Assembled Steel Products.
10. ASTM A 446 - Zinc Coated (Galvanized) Steel Sheets of Structural Quality, Coils and Cut Lengths.
11. ASTM A 480 General requirements Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet
and Strip.
12. ASTM A 500 - Cold-Formed Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel Structural Tubing in Round and
Shapes.
13. ASTM A 501 - Hot-Formed Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel Structural Tubing.
14. ASTM A 525 - Specification for Sheet Steel, Zinc Coated (Galvanized).
15. ASTM A 53 - Hot-Dipped, Zinc-coated Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe.
16. ASTM A 569 - Steel, Carbon (0.15 Maximum Percent), Hot-Rolled Sheet and Strip Commercial
Quality.
17. ASTM F 593 - Stainless Steel Bolts, Hex Cap Screws.
18. ASTM F 594 - Stainless Steel Nuts.
19. AGAI - Inspection Manual for Hot-Dipped Galvanized Products.
20. AISC - Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges.
21. AISC - Specifications for the Design, Fabrication and Erection of Structural Steel for Buildings.
22. AISI. referenced standards.
23. AWS - Standard Code for Arc and Gas Welding in Building Construction.

1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit the following under provisions of Division 1 General Requirements:
1. Literature: Manufacturer's complete product data and specifications for all prefabricated items,
shop primer paints, liquid zinc coating, and hydraulic cements, to be furnished hereunder.
2. Shop drawings:
a. Include large scale details of items of all metal fabrications to be furnished hereunder,
showing proposed methods of anchorage to surrounding structure and conditions.
b. Include large scale details of stairs, intermediate landings and railings, bearing
registration stamp of a Professional Structural Engineer registered in Kuwait
c. Indicate on the shop drawings all erection marks for various places of miscellaneous
metals, and ensure that the actual field pieces bear corresponding marks.
3. Provide calculations for loading and stresses for metal stairs, landings and handrails. Show how design load
requirements and other performance requirements as required by applicable local and national codes have
been satisfied.
4. Selection samples:
a. Sample card indicating Manufacturer's full range of colors of shop applied finishes
available for selection by Engineer.
5. Quality standards sample: Fabricate a sample showing a typical handrail section demonstrating
component connections. Sample section shall be minimum 450 mm (18 inches) in horizontal
length and 300 mm (12 inches) in height and include a corner post. Provide a shop primed finish.
a. Accepted sample will be used to establish the quality standard for handrail and guardrail
fabrication and workmanship.
6. Verification samples: Two 75 mm (3 inch) by 150 mm (6 inch) samples of factory-applied coatings
and colors proposed for use for approval prior to coating application.



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1.05 QUALIFICATIONS

A. Fabricator, with a minimum of 3 years documented experience demonstrating previously successful work of
the type specified herein.

1.06 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Engineering: Provide the services of a Professional Structural Engineer, registered in Kuwait to design and
certify that the work of this section meets or exceeds the performance requirements specified in this section
and as required by applicable local and international codes.
1. Prepare Shop Drawings for stairs, handrails, and handrail brackets under direct supervision of a
same Engineer experienced in design of this work.

B. Welders Certificates: Submit certifying welders employed on the Work, verifying AWS qualification within the
previous 12 months.

1.07 COORDINATION

A. Be responsible for establishing locations and levels for all work of this Section, except such parts as may be
delivered to others and set by them. In such cases assist them in properly locating said parts.

1.08 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

A. All materials under this Section shall be carefully prepared for delivery, and handled and stored under cover in a
manner to prevent defacement, deformation, or other damage to the materials and to shop finishes, and to
prevent the accumulation of foreign matter on the metal work. All such work shall be repaired and cleaned prior to
erection.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

A. All materials shall be new stock, free from defects impairing strength, durability or appearance, and of best
commercial quality for each intended purpose. Unless specifically called for otherwise, work shall be
fabricated from the following:
1. Steel shapes, plates and bars: ASTM Designation A 36.
2. Steel pipe: ASTM A53, grade A, seamless pipe, black finish unless otherwise noted.
3. Structural steel tubing, square and rectangular shapes; ASTM A500, Grade B.
4. Steel tubular shapes: ASTM A 501.
5. Steel plates to be bent or cold-formed: ASTM A283, grade C.
6. Steel bars and bar-size shapes: ASTM A306, grade 65, or ASTM A36.
7. Cold-finished steel bars: ASTM A108.
8. Cold-rolled carbon steel sheets: ASTM A336.
9. Galvanized carbon steel sheets: ASTM A526, with G90 zinc coating in accordance with ASTM
A525.
10. Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet and Strip: ASTM A 167, Type 304.
11. Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes: ASTM A 276, Type 304.
12. Stainless Steel Bolts, Hex Cap Screws: ASTM F 593, Type 304.
13. Stainless Steel Nuts: ASTM F 594, Type 304.
14. Bolts, Nuts and Washers: ASTM A325 or A307,as required for strength, galvanized to ASTM A153
for galvanized components.

B. Metal surfaces, general: For metal fabrications exposed to view upon completion of the Work, provide
materials selected for their surface flatness, smoothness and freedom from surface blemishes. Do not use
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and, for steel sheet, variations in flatness exceeding those permitted by reference standards for stretcher-
leveled sheet.
C. Steel materials: to be hot dip-galvanized, provide steel chemically suitable for metal coatings complying with the
following requirements: Carbon below 0.25 percent, silicon below 0.24 percent, phosphorous below 0.05 percent,
and manganese below 1.35 percent. Notify galvanizer if steel does not comply with these requirements to
determine suitability for processing.

D. Provide all fasteners and attachments of the same material and finish as the metal to which it is applied
unless otherwise noted. Provide all fasteners and attachments as required for work specified herein and as
indicated on the Drawings.

E. Welding rods: AWS E70XX grade, or select in accordance with AWS specifications for the metal alloy to be
welded and in accordance with the recommendation of the welding rod manufacturer.

2.02 ACCESSORIES

A. Grout: Ready mixed, non-metallic high strength controlled expansion grout of flowable consistency,
conforming to ASTM C 1107 with minimum compressive strength of 8,000 pounds per square inch (55.2
MPa) at 28 days.
1. Five Star Products, Inc., Fairfield CT, 001-203-336-7900, product Five Star Grout.
2. L&M Construction Chemicals, Omaha NE, 001-402-453-6600, Product: Crystex..

B. Metal paste filler: 2 component epoxy, high strength, structural adhesive putty:
1. Abatron, Inc. Gilberts IL, product: Ferrobond-P.
2. Dynatron/Bondo Corp., Atlanta, GA, product: Bondo Plastic Filler.
3. U.S. Chemical & Plastics Company., Massillon OH, product Metal filled epoxy.

C. Liquid zinc coating, for touch-up of welds, scratches, and abrasions in galvanized steel: Galvanic Zinc-rich
coating containing 95 percent metallic zinc, by weight in the dried film; recognized under the Component
Program of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. as an equivalent to hot-dip galvanizing; conforming to FS DOD-
P-21035A (formally MIL-P-21035A) for repair of hot-dip galvanizing and meeting the requirements of MIL-P-
26915A USAF Specification for Zinc-Rich Paints. Acceptable products include:
1. Z.R.C. Chemical Products Company, Quincy MA, product: Z.R.C.
2. Duncan Galvanizing, Everett MA, 001-617-389-6721, product: ZIRP.
3. American Polywater Corp., Stillwater, MN, CG Zinc-Rich Cold Galvanizing.

D. Primer for non-galvanized steel surfaces, modified alkyd rust-inhibitive, high solids primer, equal to the
following:
1. International (Courtaulds Coatings), Louisville KY, 001-502-588-9200, product Interlac 260HS.
2. Rust-Oleum, Vernon Hills IL, 001-847-367-7700, product 1069 Heavy Duty Rust Inhibitive Red
Primer.
3. Sherwin Williams, Cleveland OH, 001-216-566-2000, product Kem Flash Primer HS, Red Oxide
E61R702.

2.03 FABRICATION - GENERAL

A. Metal surfaces shall be clean and free from mill scale, flake, rust and rust pitting; well formed and finished to
shape and size, true to details with straight, sharp lines, and angles and smooth surfaces. Curved work shall
be to true radii. Exposed sheared edges shall be eased.

B. Shop fabricate items wherever practicable, accurately fitting all parts and making all joints tight. Do not
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C. Do all cutting, punching, drilling, and tapping required for attachment of anchor bolts and other hardware and
for attachment of work by other trades. All such work shall be done prior to hot-dip galvanizing of the various
components.

D. Grind all edges of bars and plates completely free from nicks and machine marks, prior to galvanizing and/or
shop priming.

E. Weld all permanent connections, make all welds in a continuous manner; tack-weld only where specifically
indicated on the Drawings. Grind all exposed-to-view welds completely smooth and flush to the surface
plane of the base metals. Perform welding work prior to galvanizing in all cases, except where field welding
is necessary, in which case, completely coat all such welds with two coats of specified liquid zinc coating,
after performing grinding operations.

F. Use screws and bolts only where welding cannot be performed, of sufficient size to ensure against loosening
from normal usage of miscellaneous metal items furnished hereunder.
1. Countersink all screw heads and bolt heads as far as practicable. Use not less than two screw,
bolts, or other anchorage items, at each