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establishes a basis for communication and coordination between the designers and construction
personnel. The document should discuss the design analysis, including geotechnical issues and
concrete materials considerations, and should provide recommendations for construction
procedures for the construction office, but should not merely repeat the design analysis, other
available information or the specifications requirements. Typical ECIFP documents for concrete
pavement follow the organizational structure of the specification, and might include the following:
Submittals, particularly concerning equipment and materials
Concrete mixing plant and concrete production
Pavers and paving
Pavement thickness and surface tolerances
Pavement repair and replacement
Joints and sealing
Engineering support to construction
Site visits by the designer(s)
An example ECIFP is included in Annex 2. Preparation of an ECIFP should be closely
coordinated with the using activity and the TSMCX.
j. Cost estimates. ER 1110-345-100, "Design Policy for Military Construction," and
specifically ER 1110-1-1300, "Cost Engineering Policy and General Requirements," and ER
1110-3-1300, "Military Programs Cost Engineering," address policy for cost engineering and
construction cost estimates.
k. Criteria waivers. Most criteria waivers involve airfield pavements. EI 02C013, "Planning
and Design of Airfields and Heliports," (draft) provides guidance for waivers for Army, Air Force,
Navy and Marine Corps airfields. AFR 86-5, "Planning Criteria and Waivers for Airfield Support
Facilities," provides guidance for Air Force airfield support facilities.
(1) General. Waivers are required for any design deviations from published airfield criteria.
Waiver procedures have been established to ensure that Corps designs and Army airfields meet
Federal Aviation Regulations, DOD directives, Army policy and host nation requirements.