1 Mar 98
Annex 2: Sample Engineering Considerations and Instructions for Field Personnel
B2-1. Sample ECIFP
The following is a sample ECIFP. The ECIFP must be tailored specifically for the individual
project plans, specs, and field situation. Some of the considerations in this example may not be
appropriate for another project. The ECIFP should not repeat the specification requirements, but
should highlight only specific items needing additional discussion beyond the specification
wording or what is shown on the plans. ECIFP's must not contain information in conflict with
a. General. Both Army and the Corps of Engineers consider quality to be top priority for
pavements. This is especially true considering that a single defect in an airfield pavement can
cause extraordinarily expensive repairs and even complete loss of an aircraft. These special
design considerations pertain to all work in the contract involving the concrete pavement and joint
sealing. Pertinent specification sections are xxxxx, xxxxx, and xxxxx. These design
considerations also refer to pavement joint layout and joint details shown on the drawings.
b. Pavement workshop. A short concrete pavement workshop at the project office is
recommended early in construction to provide information on a variety of concrete pavement
construction topics, and as an opportunity to discuss in detail the plans and specifications with
designers and with the Contractor, and to discuss Contractor proposals. The workshop can be
conducted by the design office and the TSMCX, with the construction office.
c. Material and equipment submittals (para. x in xxxxx). The Government must complete
certain tests and reviews for this project prior to construction. The specifications list the
submittal and timing requirements:
(1) Materials testing. Aggregates, cement, pozzolan, and admixtures are sent to the
xxxxxxxxxxx Lab. Shipping is at Contractor expense, testing is at Government expense. These
materials are tested to assure the materials can produce acceptable concrete, and to provide mix
proportions for the Contractor's use at their option or for a check mixture testing of the
contractor mixture proportions. Contact xxxxx xxxxx at xxxxxxx Lab (xxx) xxx-xxxx.
(2) Mixture proportioning. The selection of mix proportions for construction is the
Contractor's responsibility. Make sure the Contractor follows the specification requirements for
mix proportioning procedures, as they often forget to proportion the required number of mixtures
and run all of the tests, resulting in project delays. The concrete specimens for mixture
proportioning strength testing must be cast at the maximum permitted slump and air content.