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Waivers can be requested by the owner of the airfield or in rare instances by the design District.
Examples of conditions possibly requiring criteria waivers include the following:
Siting of all runway, runway extensions, helipads and other airfield features.
Siting of any facility, tower, fixed or mobile object which protrudes into airfield clear zones.
Aircraft operational facilities lighting and marking not meeting criteria.
Air traffic control and navigational aids facilities not meeting criteria.
TM 5-822-7, "Standard Practice for Concrete Pavements," contains information concerning
options for "deleterious substances" in concrete aggregates that may be requested by waiver.
(2) Waiver requests initiated by the design District. These waiver requests are sent to the
TSMCX for review and approval. Requests not approved by the TSMCX will be returned to the
district. Requests approved by the TSMCX will be forwarded to the appropriate office indicated
in EI 02C013, "Planning and Design of Airfields and Heliports." Waivers not related to airfields
will be forwarded to HQUSACE (CEMP-ET) for review and approval. The project design
analysis shall include copies of all waivers.
(3) TSMCX assistance. The TSMCX provides technical engineering assistance to Corps
districts preparing waiver requests. Districts are encouraged to use this service.
l. Design review. ER 1110-345-100, "Design Policy for Military Construction," provides
general design review policy. HQUSACE policy (References) requires TSMCX review of all
airfield pavement projects, and review of all projects where the roadway pavement cost is over
,000,000. The TSMCX should be fully involved with design review from project inception,
including preparation of DD Form 1391. TSMCX design review responsibility should be
identified in the DD Form 1391 Special Design Instructions (SDI) for all projects meeting the
mandatory design review requirements described above under TSMCX services. Cost of
TSMCX reviews must be included in the district project funding. Bidability, Constructability,
Operability and Environmental (BCOE) reviews, including field office review, are required and
are discussed in ER 1180-1-6, "Construction Quality Management."
B-3. Preconstruction Preparation.
a. General. Pavement construction practices are distinctly different from military vertical
construction, and generally require different expertise in the field. Advance preparation for any
type of construction is important to a successful project, but can be considered even more critical