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Table of Contents

SECTION 01010 - SUMMARY OF WORKS ...........................................................................3


SECTION 01050 - FIELD ENGINEERING ..............................................................................4
SECTION 01140 - WORK RESTRICTIONS ...........................................................................9
SECTION 01314 - REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATIONS........................................................12
SECTION 01730 - OPERATION MAINTENANCE DATA......................................................14
SECTION 013103 - CONTRACTORS ORGANIZATION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE
WORK ..................................................................................................................................19
SECTION 013113 -WORK COORDINATION .......................................................................24
SECTION 013119 - PROJECT MEETINGS..........................................................................29
SECTION 013216 - CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE .............................................................34
SECTION 013226 - MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORT .......................................................48
SECTION 013300 - SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES ................................................................51
SECTION 013520 - HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS ...........................................60
SECTION 013527 - REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS........................................................72
SECTION 013531 - SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL ..........................74
SECTION 013535 - FIRE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS .........................................................78
SECTION 013543 - ENVIRONMENTAL PROCEDURES .....................................................80
SECTION 013553 - ACCESS CONTROL AND SITE SECURITY.........................................96
SECTION 013595 - SITE LOGISTICS PLANNING ...............................................................99
SECTION 014000 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS.....................................105
SECTION 014600 - FACTORY TESTING ..........................................................................118
SECTION 015100 - TEMPORARY UTILITIES....................................................................121
SECTION 015101- PROTECTION OF EXISTING UNDERGROUND UTILITIES
ANDCABLES......................................................................................................................125
SECTION 015200 CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES ..........................................................130
SECTION 015500 - ACCESS ROADS ...............................................................................133
SECTION 015600 - BARRIERS AND ENCLOSURES ........................................................135
SECTION 015700 - TEMPORARY CONTROLS ................................................................136
SECTION 015800 - PROJECT IDENTIFICATION AND SIGNS..........................................139
SECTION 016000 PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS ............................................................141
SECTION 016200 - PRODUCT SUBSTITUTIONS .............................................................146
SECTION 016600 - STORAGE AND PROTECTION..........................................................149
SECTION 017329 - CUTTING AND PATCHING ................................................................152
SECTION 017400 - CONSTRUCTION CLEANING ............................................................155
SECTION 017700 - PROJECT CLOSE-OUT .....................................................................158
SECTION 017836 - WARRANTIES ....................................................................................165
SECTION 017843 - SPARE PARTS, TOOLS, AND EXTRA STOCK MATERIAL ............... 168
SECTION 017900 - DEMONSTRATION AND TRAINING ..................................................170
SECTION 019100 COMMISSIONING .............................................................................172

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SECTION 01010 - SUMMARY OF WORKS

P ART 1 GENER AL
1.01 SUMMARY
A. General
The purpose of the works is to supply all material and all what needed,
providing and operate the plant and equipment, technical staff, labors, obtaining
all permissions and consents from the relevant authorities , issuance of
approved drawings, carry out all coordination with other contractors working
on the site including the employer contractors and third party contractors , in
order to execute, operate and maintenance the various activities the
construction works for all infrastructure of the site project , and all kind of
building with its relevant infrastructure . as stipulated in the form of agreement
document(clause 2)and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the
contract i.e general and special conditions , specification , bill of quantities ,
drawings and all other supplementary contract documents , provided that to
take into consideration the full adherence to the criteria standard of safety and
quality as set forth in the contract documents , furthermore to provide and
maintain roads, landscaping within times indicated in the project time schedule
under the contract documents provisions
P ART 2 PRODUCTS
2.01 MATERIALS
A.

The Contractor shall submit lists of manufacturers and suppliers He proposes


to use for the materials required for this Contract including expected dates for
delivery to site for the Engineers approval.

B.

See appropriate sections within the technical specifications.

PART 3 EXECUTION
3.01 NON-COMPLIANT OR DEFECTIVE WORKS
When any part of work is known to be, or suspected to be, defective, the
Contractor shall submit proposals as soon as possible to the Engineer for his
approval, for further testing, opening up, inspection, repair or removal and reexecution.

END OF SECTION

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SECTION 01050 - FIELD ENGINEERING

1.

DFEINITIONS
Bench Mark A permanent or semi-permanent marker of Known coordinates and
elevation relative to a datum plane.

2.

GRADES, LINES, AND LEVELS

2.1 The Contractor shall verify all measurements and be responsible for their
correctness. No extra charge or compensation will be allowed on account of
differences between actual measurements and the dimensions given in the Drawings
and Specification. Any differences which may be found shall be submitted to the
Engineer in writing for consideration and directives before proceeding with the
works.
2.2 Site bench marks have been established and the datum will be to Riyadh
Municipality Datum. The Engineer will indicate the position and value of bench
marks near the works.
3.

SETTING OUT

3.1 After the Contractor is handed the Drawings and after noting all the existing
permanent bench marks, he shall carry out at his own responsibility and expense
the setting out of the work, definition of levels and setting out lines, axes and slopes,
all in accordance with the approved Drawings.
3.2 The Contractor shall inspect and examine the site and its surroundings and shall
satisfy himself before submitting his Tender as to the nature of the ground and subsoil, the quantities and nature of the Works and materials, tools and equipment
necessary for the completion of the Works.
3.3 The Contractor shall make his own investigations and inquiries of the Riyadh
Municipality, other authorities and utility companies to ascertain the exact positions,
sizes, numbers and details of all obstacles to be encountered.
3.4 The rates given in the Tender shall include for all costs involved in negotiating
obstacles and no claim will be considered for additional expenses for obstacle
known or that should have been known at the time of preparing the contract
Drawings.
3.5 The Contractor shall be responsible for the true and proper setting out of the work in
relation to original points, lines and levels of references given in the Drawings and
for the accuracy of the positions, levels, dimensions and alignment of all parts of the
work, and for any delay or loss resulting from errors made in completing the setting
out of the work. The Contractor shall protect, preserve and be responsible for all
existing bench marks, pegs and boundary marks and shall keep them in place or
replace them when necessary or as directed by the Engineer either in their original
positions or in some other approved positions.

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3.6 Setting out shall be approved by the Engineer before commencing the works, but
such approval shall in no way relieve the Contractor of his responsibility for the
correct execution of the work
3.7 The Contractor shall:
a)

Check the levels and dimensions of the Site against those shown on the
Drawings and record the results on a copy of the Drawings.

b)

Notify the Engineer in writing of any discrepancies and obtain written


instruction before proceeding.

c)

Inform the Engineer and obtain his approval when overall setting out
is complete and before commencing construction.

3.8 Execution
Based on the Bench Marks reflected in the contract documents, the Contractor will
provide and establish a GPS base Station (RTK) and Local Reference Network of
Points (FIXED POINTS/Control Points) all around the project working area with the
following Standards:
a)

GPS base Station (RTK)


1. The base station is to be installed at a fixed or semi-permanent location,
approved by the authority and the engineer. The base station consists of a
GPS receiver, GPS antenna, radio and radio antenna. The receivers are
internet-enabled allowing for remote configuration and monitoring.
2. The contractor to provide a design/ shop drawing showing the details for
installation of the base for the engineers approval. The drawing should also
reflect the range, power supply, data cables, and required protection
method.
3. The contractor to provide the required hardware and software and the
required training to operate the system.
4. Before using the base station on site, the Contractor and the Engineer will
check the system results and accuracy thru an inspection request.
5. The Contractor shall protect, preserve and be responsible for all existing
base stations, pegs and boundary marks and shall keep them in place or
replace them when necessary or as directed by the Engineer.

b)

Points should be in three Dimensions 3D (Easting, Northing, Elevation) with


according to the WGS84 grid system.

c)

Points should be established by GPS .and checked by Total station with a


general scale factor given by GPS observations.

e)

Every single point should be visible from two other points minimum, and the
distance in between points should be less than 250m.

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f)

The network should be adjusted by mathematical method- if needed- using any


adjustment software.

g)

Each point will be fixed by a copper mark as standard (see figure below).

Containing the project name ,Owner , point ID, Center point or cross ,Also should
be placed in the center of a concert cube 50cm *50cm * 100cm in depth.
h)

Each point should have a spirit description sheet contain point ID (B.M #) and
information related to the point and photo as standard.

i)

Contractor should check the property limits, highlight it with red flags and
protected it from damaged.

j)

For Temporary points the procedure is as follows:


1.

Established by GPS rover or Total Station by resection method using two


fixed points.

2.

Check Temporary point from any fixed points with the consultant to get
approval.

3.

Make list for approved temporary points, mark it with suitable cross/point
with highlight a green flag.

4.

Any setting out process or surveying activity should depend only on


approved temporary points.
Always when the instrument is setup on temporary point the back side
reading should be at a fixed point.

k)

The contractor shall carry out during the preparation period the following steps:
1.

Fix the base station system.

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4.

6.

2.

Fix the Bench marks/ control points.

3.

Locate roadway centerline and areas of cut and fill.

l)

The contractor to provide a list of his instruments with required certifications (for
GPS instruments, Total stations, Levels) along with the Accessories list (360
prism, circular prism, tribrachs, steel measuring tape's.. etc.

m)

Instrument calibration:
1.

All instruments required to calibration every six months maximum

2.

Contractor to provide a calibration report from independent laboratory for


each instrument.

3.

Contractor to provide a calibration schedule for all surveying instruments.

APPEARANCE AND FIT


4.1

5.

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The Contractor shall arrange the setting out, erection, juxtaposition of


components and application of structures (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. It shall be the responsibility of each contractor to verify work
installed by others that may have an impact on the appearance, quality and fit
of their work and notify the Engineer sufficiently in advance of any potential
problems or conflicts so as not to impact the Programme of Works. The
Contractor shall obtain resolution from the Engineer of such problems and
conflicts prior to proceeding with further work. Failure to do so shall constitute
acceptance of the installed work and the Contractor shall assume
responsibility for any corrective work that may be required as a result.

NON-COMPLIANCE
5.1

Where work fails to meet the specified levels of accuracy the Contractor shall
not rectify such work without approval of the Engineer.

5.2

The Contractor shall:


a)

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

b)

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

RODMAN AND CHAINMAN


6.1 The Contractor shall provide surveying assistants as required on site, for the
use of and as requested by the Engineer.
6.2 The assistants shall have a minimum of three (3) years experience and shall be
subject to Engineer approval.

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6.3 The assistants shall be available to Engineer for eight (8) hours per day and six
(6) days per week or more as required if the Contractor works outside of these
hours.

END OF SECTIONS E C T I O N

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SECTION 01140 - WORK RESTRICTIONS


1

GENERAL

1.01

WORK DESCRIPTION
This Section describes the restrictions that affect construction operations.

1.02

SECTION INCLUDES

A.

Work Permits

B.

The Contractor Facilities Site Approval

C.

Protection of Property

1.03

RELATED SECTIONS

A.

Section 013300 Submittal Procedures

B.

Section 013527 Regulatory Requirements

C.

Section 015600 Temporary Barriers and Enclosures

1.04

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDED

A.

The Contractor, during the performance of this Contract, shall be restricted to the
use of the work site, haul roads, housing, storage and lay down areas assigned by
the engineer.

B.

The Contractor shall comply with the applicable criteria and standards for
construction and use of field offices, work sites and lay down areas.

1.05

WORK PERMITS

A.

The Engineer approval is required prior to any excavation, temporary construction


or connection to existing utilities systems or structures.

B.

The Contractor shall request the Government authorities and Engineer approvals
as follows:
1.

The request for utility connections shall include a drawings and installation
package showing type of materials, methods, test procedures and work
specifications. Water and electric meters shall be provided and installed by the
Contractor.

2.

The Contractor may not interrupt any service without prior written approval of
the Government Authorities.

3.

The Contractor shall perform all required tests in accordance with


manufacturers specifications and shall be witnessed by the Engineer.

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4.

The Contractor shall obtain excavation approval from the Government


Authorities to initiating any subsurface work. Unless otherwise approved by the
Government Authorities, road crossings shall be completed within 7 days and
must include repair of road. A copy of the Government Authorities excavation
approval must be in the possession of the person in charge at the excavation
site.

5.

The Contractor shall request inspection of the work by the engineer prior to
final connection and backfilling.

1.06

THE CONTRACTOR FACILITIES SITE APPROVAL

A.

The Contractor shall obtain the Engineer approval for the construction of temporary
facilities and all such construction shall be in accordance with applicable Employer
regulations for construction and use of field offices, worksites and lay down areas.

B.

The Contractor's request for temporary facilities shall include a site plan showing
size, location and use of desired area and location, size and construction details of
temporary buildings, installations, facilities, utilities and access roads. The request
shall include the requested occupancy date, period of occupancy and special
requirements, if any.

1.07

PROTECTION OF PROPERTY

A.

Existing Surfaces and Facilities

B.

1.

Positive action shall be taken to protect all existing surfaces and facilities from
any damage resulting from construction operations unless modifications to
the surfaces or facilities are required as a part of the Contract.

2.

All paving, landscaping, and utility facilities shall be protected from damage
caused by mobile and stationary equipment, including vehicles delivering
materials to the site.

3.

All finished surfaces shall be protected, including jambs and soffits of all
openings used as passageways through which materials are handled, against
any possible damage resulting from the conduct of the work by all trades.

4.

All adjacent structures shall be provided and maintained with adequate


protection. When required by law or for the safety of the work, shore, brace,
underpin or otherwise protect those portions of adjacent structures which may
be affected by the work. The Contractor, before commencement of any part
of the work, shall give any notices required to be given to an adjoining
landowner or other parties.

Utilities
1.

Utilities as known to the Employer are shown on the Contract Drawings. The
locations of these utilities are not guaranteed, nor is there any guarantee that
other utilities do not exist. Unless otherwise specifically directed, utilities shall
be protected from damage and prevent any interruption of service.

2.

Before commencing construction, the location of all utilities near the work
area shall be verified. Prior to beginning of construction, affecting any utility,
submit a plan for performing the work to the Employer for review and obtain
an excavation permit.
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New Work
1.

All finished surfaces of items shall be clean and not marred upon acceptance
of the structure. Refinish all such surfaces that have been inadequately
protected and are damaged.

2.

Traffic shall not be permitted or material storage on roof surfaces. Where


some activity must take place on the roof in order to perform the work,
provide and maintain adequate protection.

3.

The Contractor shall at all times provide and maintain adequate protection
against weather so as to preserve all work, materials, equipment, apparatus
and fixtures free from injury or damage.

4.

Loading shall not be allowed or permit any part of a structure to be loaded so


as to endanger its safety.

END OF SECTION

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SECTION 01314 - REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATIONS


1.

GENERAL

A.

Work Included in this Section: The procedures to be followed by Contractor upon


discovery of any apparent conflicts, omissions, or errors in Contract Documents or
upon having any question concerning interpretation.

2.

PROCEDURES
1.1

Notification by Contractor:
1.1.1

Submit all requests for clarifications (RFCs) and additional information


in writing directly to Engineer. RFCs manually transmitted using the
formats provide by the Engineer.

1.1.2

Each RFC shall be consecutively number beginning at 1.

1.1.3

Limit each RFC to one subject.

1.1.4

Submit RFCs if one of the following conditions occurs:

1.1.5

a)

Contractor discovers an unforeseen condition or circumstance


that is not described in the Contract Documents.

b)

Contractor discovers an apparent conflict or discrepancy


between portions of the Contract Documents that appears to be
inconsistent or is not reasonably inferred from the intent of the
Contract Documents.

c)

Contractor discovers what appears to be an omission from the


Contract Documents that cannot be reasonably inferred from the
intent of the Contract Documents.

RFCs will not be recognized or accepted if, in the opinion of Engineer,


one of the following conditions exists:
a)

Contractor submits the RFC as a request for substitution.

b)

Contractor submits the RFC as a submittal.

c)

Contractor submits the RFC under the pretense of a Contract


Documents discrepancy or omission without thorough review of
the Documents.

d)

Contractor submits the RFC in a manner that suggest that


specific portions of the Contract Documents are assumed to be
excluded or by taking an isolated portion of the Contract
Documents in part rather than whole.

e)

Contractor submits an RFC in an untimely manner without


proper coordination and scheduling of work or related trades.

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2.2

2.3

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1.1.6

Ask for any information or Request for Clarification immediately upon


discovery. Submit RFCs in a reasonable time frame so as not to
affect the project schedule while allowing the full response time
described below.

1.1.7

Produce and maintain a Microsoft Excel RFC log listing all outstanding
RFCs. Log will be reviewed at weekly Progress Meetings.

Response Time:
2.2.1

The Engineer, whose decision will be final and conclusive, shall


resolve such questions and issue instructions to Contractor within a
reasonable time frame. In most cases, RFC's will receive a response
within fourteen calendar days from the date upon which the Engineer
received the RFC. In some cases this time may need to be
lengthened for complex issues, or shortened for emergency situations,
as mutually agreed by all parties.

2.2.2

Should Contractor proceed with the work affected before receipt of a


response from the Engineer, within the response time described
above, any portion of the work which is not done in accordance with
Engineers interpretations, clarifications, instructions, or decisions is
subject to removal or replacement and Contractor shall be responsible
for all resultant losses.

Additional Detailed Instructions:


2.3.1

The Engineer may furnish additional detailed, written instructions to


further explain the work and such instructions shall be a part of
Contract Documents. Should additional detailed instructions in the
opinion of Contractor constitute work in excess of the scope of
Contract, Contractor shall submit written notification thereof to the
Engineer within 7 calendar days following receipt of such instruction,
and in any event prior to the commencement of work thereon. The
Engineer will then consider such notice and if justified, instructions will
be revised, or a Site Work Instruction will be issued.

2.3.2

Contractor has no claim for additional compensation or extension of


the schedule because of any such additional instructions unless
Contractor gives the Engineer written notice thereof within the time
frame as specified above

2.3.3

Failure to Agree: In the event of failure to agree as to the scope of


Contract requirements, Contractor shall follow procedures set forth in
the disputes clause.

2.3.4

Contractor is to maintain two posted set of drawings (full size) and


specifications with accurate, legible RFC responses including
sketches, Site Work Instructions, Job Site Instructions, Variations
Orders, dimensions, revisions, and similar items. Contractor shall
maintain a set for filed reference and second set shall be maintained
in contractors office.
END OF SECTION

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SECTION 01730 - OPERATION MAINTENANCE DATA


1

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE DATA


1.1

At least forty-five (45) days prior to request for a Preliminary Handover of


the Works, the Contractor shall submit for the Engineer approval one draft
copy of the maintenance manual which shall provide all necessary
information for the proper upkeep of all the installed works by the
Contractor, including but not limited to:
1)

List of all shop drawings with description.

2)

Relevant Specification number.

3)

Description of material or equipment including tag number, if


applicable.

4)

Quantity and location.

5)

Catalogue cuts, if applicable.

6)

Manufacturers preventive maintenance procedures.

7)

Methods and materials to be used in above (e.g. cleaning).

8)

Parts list.

9)

List of recommended spare parts.

10)

Name and address of supplier.

11)

Expiration date of warranty.

12)

Name and address of manufacturer.

1.2

After review and approval by the Engineer, the Contractor shall submit a
minimum of six (6) bound copies in a format acceptable to the Employer and
Authority.

1.3

Where the Contractor specified shall undertake the training of the


Employers / Authoritys maintenance team to ensure that the Operations
and Maintenance Manual, and the equipment is familiar and understood.
Notes of the training sessions shall be incorporated into the final manuals.

1.4

Spare Parts shall be delivered in compliance with the technical


specifications and General Conditions of Contract.

1.5

Formats:

1.5.1 Submit data bound in 8-1/2 x 11 inch (A4) text pages, capacity expansion
binders with durable plastic covers.
1.5.2 Prepare binder cover with printed title "OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS", title of project, and subject matter of binder when multiple
binders are required.
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1.5.3 Internally subdivide the binder contents with permanent page dividers,
logically organized as described below; with tab titling clearly printed under
reinforced laminated plastic tabs.
1.5.4 Drawings: Provide with reinforced punched binder tab. Bind in with text; fold
larger drawings to size of text pages.
1.5.5 Contents: Prepare a Table of Contents for each volume, with each product
or system description identified, typed on white paper, in three parts as
follows.
1.5.5.1 Part 1: Directory, listing names, addresses, and telephone numbers of
Engineer, Contractor, Subcontractors, and major equipment suppliers.
1.5.5.2 Part 2: Operation and maintenance instructions arranged by system and
subdivided by specification section. For each category, identify names,
addresses, and telephone numbers of Subcontractors and suppliers. Identify
the following:
a.

Significant design criteria.

b.

List of equipment.

c.

Parts list for each component.

d.

Operating instructions.

e.

Maintenance instructions for equipment and systems.

f.

Maintenance instructions for special finishes, including recommended


cleaning methods and materials, and special precautions identifying
detrimental agents.

1.5.5.3 Part 3: Project documents and certificates, including the following:


a.

Shop drawings and product data.

b.

Air and water balance reports.

c.

Certificates.

d.

Originals of warranties and bonds.

1.5.6 Submit draft copy of completed volumes 15 days prior to final inspection.
This copy will be reviewed and returned after final inspection, with Engineer
comments. Revise content of all document sets as required pr ior to final
submission
1.5.7 Submit two sets of revised final volumes, within 10 days after final
inspection.

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MANUAL FOR MATERIALS AND FINISHES


2.1

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.

2.2

For equipment, or component parts of equipment put into service during


construction and operated by Employer and Authority, submit documents
within ten days after acceptance.

2.3

Submit one copy of completed volumes 15 days prior to final inspection.


This copy will be reviewed and returned after final inspection, with Engineer
comments. Revise content of all document sets as required prior to final
submission.

2.4

Submit two sets of revised final volumes in final form within 10 days after
final Inspection.

2.5

Building Products, Applied Materials, and Finishes: Include product data,


with catalogue number, size, composition, designations. Provide information
for reordering custom manufactured products.

2.6

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.

2.7

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.

2.8

Additional Requirements: As specified in individual product specification


sections.

2.9

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

MANUAL FOR EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS


3.1

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.

3.2

For equipment, or component parts of equipment put into service during


construction and operated by Employer, submit documents within ten days
after acceptance.

3.3

Submit one copy of completed volumes 15 days prior to final inspection.


This copy will be reviewed and returned after final inspection, with Engineer
comments. Revise content of all document sets as required prior to final
submission.

3.4

Submit two sets of revised final volumes in final form within 10 days after
final inspection.

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3.5

Each Item of Equipment and Each System: Include description of unit or


system, and component parts. Identify function, normal operating
characteristics, and limiting conditions. Include performance curves, with
engineering data and tests, and complete nomenclature and model number
of replaceable parts.

3.6

Panel board Circuit Directories: Provide electrical service characteristics,


controls, and communications.

3.7

Include colour coded wiring diagrams as installed.

3.8

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.

3.9

Maintenance Requirements: Include routine procedures and guide for


preventative maintenance and trouble shooting; disassembly, repair, and
reassembly instructions; and alignment, adjusting, balancing, and checking
instructions.

3.10

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

3.11

Include manufacturer's printed operation and maintenance instructions.

3.12

Include sequence of operation by controls manufacturer.

3.13

Provide original manufacturer's parts list, illustrations, assembly drawings,


and diagrams required for maintenance.

3.14

Provide control diagrams by controls manufacturer as installed.

3.15

Provide Contractor's coordination drawings, with color coded piping


diagrams as installed.

3.16

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

3.17

Provide list of original manufacturer's spare parts, current prices, and


recommended quantities to be maintained in storage.

3.18

Include test and balancing reports.

3.19

Additional Requirements: As specified in individual product specification


sections.

3.20

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

SPARE PARTS AND MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS


4.1

Provide spare parts, maintenance, and extra products in quantities specified


in individual specification sections.

4.2

Deliver to Project site and place in location as directed; obtain receipt prior
to final payment.
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MAINTENANCE SERVICE
5.1

Furnish service and maintenance of components indicated in specification


sections for one year from date of Preliminary Handover.

5.2

Examine system components at a frequency consistent with reliable


operation. Clean, adjust, and lubricate as required.

5.3

Include systematic examination, adjustment, and lubrication of components.


Repair or replace parts whenever required. Use parts produced by the
manufacturer of the original component.

5.4

Maintenance service shall not be assigned or transferred to any agent or


Subcontractor without prior written consent of the Employer.

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SECTION 013103 - CONTRACTORS ORGANIZATION AND PERFORMANCE


OF THE WORK
1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

The Contractor is solely responsible for providing and managing all means and
methods necessary to perform the work under this Contract in a safe and timely
manner; to perform the work continuously from day to day; and, to successfully
complete the work within the time allowed, with the level of quality and as generally
indicated and specifically required by the Contract.

B.

This section describes general activities, requirements, characteristics, and


responsibilities of the Contractor necessary to the satisfactory performance of the
work under this Contract.

C.

The Contractors attention is drawn to the fact that that during the course of his
Contract there will be other contractors appointed within the site layout, but within
separate defined sites, operating on behalf of various clients. In particular, the
Contractors obligations with respect to these other contracts shall be:
1.

The Contractor shall comply with all requirements within the proposed site
layout, as detailed in Division 01, up to the boundaries of the other sites
within the proposed site layout. Other contractors will comply with
corresponding requirements within the boundaries of the other sites.

2.

For the avoidance of doubt it is clarified that:

a)

Section 013520-Health and Safety Requirements. The Contractors


obligations are applicable to all persons within the proposed site layout,
irrespective of whether these persons are related to the execution of the
infrastructure works or not. For persons not related to the execution of
infrastructure works the Contractors obligations end at the boundaries of the
other sites within the proposed site layout.

b)

Section 013531-Special Procedures for Traffic Control. As per the definition


under item 1 above.

c)

Section 013535-Fire Safety Requirements. As per the definition under item 1


above.

d)

Section 013543-Environmental Procedures. As per the definition under item 1


above.

e)

Section 013553-Access Control and Site Security. As per the definition under
item 1 above except that facilities, fencing, gates, lighting, alarms, or other
products that may be required to provide site security and employment of
sufficient security staff, required to provide site security, within the other sites
shall be the responsibility of other contractors.

f)

Section 013595-Site Logistics Planning. As detailed therein.

g)

Section 015100-Temporary Utilities. As per the definition under item 1 above.

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h)

Section 015101-Protection of Existing Underground Utilities and Cables. As


per the definition under item 1 above.

i)

Section 015213-Engineers Field Offices. As per the definition under item 1


above.

j)

Section 015500-Access Roads. As per the definition under item 1 above. In


addition, the Contractor shall provide and maintain access at all times to each
of the other sites within the proposed site layout. The Contractor shall reroute such temporary access roads, as necessary, during the execution of the
infrastructure works. in addition the Contractor shall build, maintain and
provide traffic control / access to both permanent and temporary parameter
roads as reflected in the contract documents and drawings.

k)

Section 015600-Barriers and Enclosures. As per the definition under item 1


above.

l)

Section 01 5700-Temporary Controls. As per the definition under item 1


above.

m)

Section 015800-Project Identification and Signs. As per the definition under


item 1 above.

n)

Section 016600-Storage and Protection. As per the definition under item 1


above.

o)

Section 017400-Construction Cleaning. As per the definition under item 1


above.

D.

The Contractor shall be responsible for providing and managing of construction


activities as per section A above. Also, Contractor shall commence work in
accordance with Conditions of Contract.

1.2

PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR: RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE, AND QUALIFIED


CONTRACTOR

A.

In submitting its proposal to perform the work under this Contract, the Contractor
represents themselves as possessing all means and methods, knowledge,
experience, and all qualifications necessary to perform the work in a safe, timely,
professional manner to the level of quality indicated in the Instruction to Tenderers
and to satisfactorily complete the work in the manner required and in the time
allowed.

B.

The Contractor shall perform in a professional manner and with integrity to execute
the work in the best manner possible.

C.

The Contractor shall maintain professional and courteous relations with Employer,
Employers representatives, Engineer, other contractors, and other stakeholders
that may be involved in the work under this Contract, or with whom the Contractor
may interface in the execution of the work under this Contract.

D.

The Contractor shall be responsive to the needs and requirements of others and of
the work under this Contract.

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E.

The Contractor shall work and abide by ordinance and requirements, governing
law, and by the terms and conditions of this Contract without violation of governing
law. Contractor is herewith advised that under Article (5) of the Tender Regulations
issued under Royal Decree No. M/58 dated 04/09/1427H, priority should be given
to the national industries, products and services, as well as the products of national
origin.

1.3

CONTRACTORS PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM

A.

The Contractors project management team shall be composed of members with


the necessary skills and be sufficient in number to perform all duties required for a
project of this magnitude.

B.

The Contractor shall staff the project with a qualified and experienced management
team of sufficient individuals with composite knowledge and experience capable of
successfully executing and satisfactory completion of the work. This team shall
have sufficient experience on similar works with a similar magnitude of constructed
value. Each individual of the team shall possess the competency, knowledge,
experience, and skills required for the project. The management team shall have
the authority necessary to execute the work to a satisfactory completion.

1.4

CONTRACTORS RESOURCES, FACILITIES, WORK FORCE, AND PLANT

A.

The Contractor shall maintain adequate numbers of skilled and competent


workmen and supervisors to prosecute the work continuously from day to day until
achieving a successful and satisfactory completion. The Contractors personnel at
site shall conform to the requirements specified in the Conditions of Contract.
1.

B.

The ratio of general labour to skilled labour, and of skilled labour to


supervisors, and of supervisors to general supervisors, and of general
supervisors to management shall be such that the knowledge and experience,
policies and procedures shall result in a safe, efficient, and effective work force
that can perform work with a level of workmanship that will produce the quality
required by the Contract Documents.

The Contractor shall maintain adequate numbers and types of equipment and
facilities required to do the work continuously from day to day until achieving
successful and satisfactory completion.
1. The Contractor shall maintain all equipment and plant in safe, fully operational
condition.
2. The Contractor shall have and implement a hazardous materials procedure as
part of its health and safety plan. The Contractor shall have a policy that
provides for accountability and consequences related to failure to abide by the
requirements of the health and safety plan.

C.

The Contractor shall maintain adequate numbers of responsible, competent,


experienced engineers and Subcontractors (if applicable) to do the work
continuously from day to day until achieving a successful and satisfactory
completion.
1. The Contractor shall provide and coordinate an organization chart including all
Subcontractors; identifying the key project personnel of any sub-tier
organization that will be associated with this grading project. The initial chart

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shall be submitted to Engineer for review and approval within seven days of
the notice to proceed. The chart shall be updated as the project progresses.
D.

The Contractors project management team shall be capable of performing the


following duties including, but not limited to:
1.

Maintain the schedule and resolve project related issues.

2.

Coordinate permitting and construction activities to achieve timely completion


of the project.

3.

Coordinate the construction activities of Subcontractors to ensure the


availability of required supervisory, skilled manpower, and adequate
construction labour to maintain the project schedule.

4.

Coordinate necessary inspections with Employer, approved testing


laboratory, and other agencies as required for the progress of the Works.

5.

Participate in project meetings with Employer and Engineer to review the


progress of the construction, and identify and resolve outstanding
construction related issues.

6.

Coordinate the installation, operation, and maintenance of temporary utilities


required during construction.

7.

Perform required testing and maintain a record of tests.

8.

Assemble as-built and record documents and ensure that completed project
as-built and record documents are submitted to Engineer, as per Conditions
of Contract.

1.5

CONTRACTORS DOCUMENT CONTROL & MANAGEMENT

A.

The Contractor shall comply with the Engineers document controls and
management procedures for the Ministry of Housing project in Saudi Arabia.
Specific requirements follow.
1.

The Contractor shall maintain record of all contractual correspondence and


documents in printed format as well as electronic (scanned copies).

2.

The Engineer may implement a web based document control management


system on the program into a single collaborative system. The Contractor is
required to allocate a full time document controller to manage the document
flow within a system.

3.

The Contractor shall be required to implement and maintain a separate


electronic document management system outside of the Engineers document
management system for their use that is compliant with ISO 9001:2000 and
fully supports electronic document storage and retrieval capabilities.

4.

All Contractual correspondence from the Contractor shall be printed on the


Contractors letterhead and signed by the authorized representative.

5.

The following protocol is mandatory for all correspondence and submissions


by the Contractor. The Contractor will be required to enter this information on

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documents to be submitted and also into electronic forms that will be provided
by the Employer.

6.

2.0

a)

WBS Number and Project Title.

b)

Contract Number and contract title

c)

Subject

d)

Reference number and date

e)

Signature of the Contractors authorized representative.

The Contractor shall provide the number of copies of all letters, transmittals,
cover sheets, etc. to the Employer and/or Engineer, as per the Conditions of
Contract.

PRODUCTS
Not Used

3.0

EXECUTION
Not Used

END OF SECTION

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SECTION 013113 -WORK COORDINATION


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

The Contractor is responsible for reviewing pre-existing conditions and pre-existing


work on or with which the work under this Contract will depend or interface; the
Contract Documents shall determine by whatever means necessary and recording
the actual locations and condition of any such work, including the acceptability of
such Works to receive the work to be performed under this Contract. The
Contractor shall provide a report to Engineer on the findings of the determination.
The Contractor shall submit the report with a cover letter and the cover letter shall
state whether the pre-existing work is acceptable to receive the work to be
performed under this Contract.

B.

The Contractor is responsible for the coordination of the work with any unexpected
findings or conditions of the Site such as: historical, archaeological, cultural, burial,
environmental or similar features.

C.

The Contractor is responsible for coordinating the work to be done under this
Contract with work to be done under other contracts and upon which this work will
depend or with which the work will interface. This includes both a physical interface
or dependency, a planning or scheduling interface or dependency or some other
interface or dependency.

D.

The Contractor is responsible for producing as-built and record documents that
provide accurate information on the actual construction of the work and on any
other work or condition found during the performance of the work.

E.

This section describes general activities in coordination of work for this project with
pre-existing work, new, or ongoing work of other projects. Coordination, scheduling,
phasing, submittals, management of Subcontractors, and the Site is required to
facilitate the efficient and orderly sequence of implementation.

1.2

REQUIREMENTS

A.

PRE-EXISTING WORK
1.

Prior to commencing work, the Contractor shall survey and field verify the
exact location, dimensions and other pertinent information of all work that is to
receive the work under this Contract. The Contractor shall record the
information and compare the information to the data in the Contract
Documents.

2.

The Contractor shall prepare a report of findings and submit the report to
Engineer with a cover letter indicating the general results, acceptability and
conformance of the existing work. The report shall highlight conformance,
deviation, and discrepancy of the existing work. This report must be reviewed
and all deviations and discrepancies resolved by Engineer before
commencing work.

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B.

C.

REVIEW OF CONTRACT DOCUMENTS


1.

The Contractor shall review and coordinate the various sections of the plans,
specifications, and other Contract Documents to assure the compatibility of
each section with another and the documents as a whole for inconsistencies,
errors, conflicts, and omissions.

2.

The Contractor shall prepare a report of the review of the Contract


Documents and submit the report with a cover letter indicating the general
results of the review to Engineer for review. The report shall highlight
inconsistencies, errors, conflicts and omissions. All inconsistencies, errors,
conflicts, and omissions shall be resolved before commencing work.

3.

The Contractor shall verify that the characteristics of elements interfacing with
other related project elements are compatible.

4.

The Contractor shall prepare detailed and dimensioned coordination drawings


and detailed schedules as necessary, as determined by Engineer, to
satisfactorily coordinate and interface the work of this Contract with the work
of all other contracts and between all disciplines of work in accordance with
Section 013300. These drawings shall be computer based in computer aided
design (CAD) format compatible with the designers file, the requirements of
Engineer, and as stated below:
a.

The Contractor shall provide all drawings in electronic form in


AutoCAD, version 2010 / Microstation VSI.

b.

The Contractor shall ensure that the Subcontractors provide their


coordinating information in AutoCAD, version 2004. The files will be
structured so that separate systems can be seen and isolated as a
"
layer" within the coordination drawings.

c.

The system coordination documents shall include, but are not limited to,
all of the Contractor's subcontractors and suppliers, as well as, all
assigned or to be assigned Contracts, and all related contracts that will
have impact upon the work.

d.

The Contractor shall comply with all the requirements of the technical
specifications.

e.

The Contractor shall comply with the latest version of the Employer
and the Engineer CADD Standards.

REVIEW OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS


1.

D.

Project Specifications

The Contractor shall review the Contract Documents against information


provided by vendors, suppliers, or manufacturers to assure that the materials
and equipment are suitable for use as specified and that dimensions and
space requirements are compatible with those in the Contract Documents.

UTILITY COORDINATION
1.

The Contractor shall review the Contract Documents for utility requirements
and coordinate with utility owners to assure the timely and adequate provision
of infrastructure, connection points, control devices and other physical
elements required for the work.
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E.

Project Specifications

The Contractor shall coordinate inspection, testing and commissioning of


utility systems, connections and other utility items required for the work.

PLANNING AND SCHEDULE COORDINATION


1.

The Contractor shall build their logical network schedule in view of the
demands of the work to be performed under this Contract, and shall base that
schedule on availability of skilled labour, plant, materials, fabrications and
equipment. The schedule shall reflect the coordination of all elements of the
work so that a safe prosecution of the work can be maintained in a safe
continuous manner and produce the quality required by the Contract
Documents.

2.

The Contractor shall build his schedule and schedule their work in
coordination with the work of other Contractors and the needs of Engineer

3.

The Contractor shall provide for work-around and recovery of work that is in
conflict or is delayed or produces delays.

4.

The Contractor shall resolve conflicts in proximity of components in advance


of performing areas of the work that may be in conflict, prior to installing or
incurring delays.

5.

Whenever the work is dependent upon the work of other Contractors, or if the
work may potentially be impacted by other Contractors, then the Contractor is
required to, as a minimum:
a.

Notify Engineer.

b.

Coordinate its work interfacing with other contractors work.

c.

Provide necessary interface data and requirements to the


appropriate subcontractors or contractors upon whose work it is
dependent.

d.

Examine interface drawings, specifications, and submittals.

e.

Examine previously placed interface work.

f.

Check and verify interface dimensions of previously placed work.

g.

Notify the Contractor of previously constructed interfacing work and/or


dimensions which are unacceptable.

h.

Not proceed with its work until the unacceptable conditions have been
corrected.

i.

Supply and/or install items required to be built to support the work of


others.

j.

Any other action which will avoid or alleviate any impact due to
scheduling conflicts.

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COORDINATION MEETINGS

A.

In addition to progress meetings required under the Contract, the Contractor is to


hold coordination and pre-installation meetings with Contractors personnel,
Subcontractors, suppliers, and other contractors to assure coordination of the
various works and zones. The Contractor is responsible for convening and
conducting these meetings and resolution of any conflicts or coordination issues
that may arise throughout the project. The Contractor is responsible for preparing
and issuing meetings minutes to attendees after the Engineer review and approval.

B.

The Contractor shall schedule coordination meetings in advance of the Works to


ensure that the project completion schedule is not adversely affected.
1.

If a certain area of the Works requires phasing due to Engineers


requirements or due to installation constraints, the Contractor is required to
submit a phasing plan to Engineer for review. The Contractor shall be
responsible for all required interface coordination with other Contractors
work in the area. The Contractor is responsible for achieving the required
Contract Milestone and/or completion dates regardless of phasing
constraints.

C.

The Contractor shall be responsible to attend all meetings as scheduled by


Employer and Engineer. The Contractor shall assure that the individuals attending
the meetings are qualified and experienced to assist in the meeting discussions.

D.

Related Contract and work requirements.


1.

The Contractor shall attend and participate in interface coordination


meetings with other contractors, and shall perform any other activities
necessary for the Contractor to discharge its coordination and cooperation
responsibilities established by the Conditions of Contract.

2.

As deemed necessary by Employer and Engineer, the Contractor shall


require Subcontractors to participate in coordination meetings with other
Contractors, as necessary, for the Contractor to discharge its coordination
and cooperation responsibilities as stated in the Conditions of Contract.

3. The Contractor shall meet with Engineer and present coordination drawings for
review. Engineer will require revision of the documents if they are not of
acceptable quality. The Contractor will correct deficiencies and resubmit, as
directed.
1.4
A.

2.0

CORRECTIVE ACTION, AND OTHER IMPACTS


If Contractor is notified that a corrective action report (CAR) is forthcoming from
Engineer, any work performed before the receipt of same shall be coordinated with
Engineer to minimize the impact of the required work on the work in progress. Any
work performed prior to, or after such notification shall be at the Contractors own
risk.
PRODUCTS
Not used

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EXECUTION
Not used
END OF SECTION

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SECTION 013119 - PROJECT MEETINGS


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

1.2

This section describes the required project meetings for the Works. These
meetings include:
1.

P re-construction conference.

2.

Progress meetings.

3.

Schedule meetings.

4.

Special meetings.

5.

Safety meetings.

PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

A.

Engineer shall call for and administer the pre-construction conference at a time
and place to be announced. The conference shall occur as soon after award as
can be scheduled.

B.

The Contractor, Subcontractors, consultants, other contractors, and all major


vendors/suppliers shall attend the pre-construction conference.

C.

The agenda shall include, but is not be limited to, the following items:
1.

Introduction.

2.

Mobilization.

3.

Permits.

4.

Procedures outlining submittals, substitutions, variations, and payment


applications.

5.

The Contractors site logistical plan and on-site facilities.

6.

Access control and site security.

7.

Temporary equipment.

8.

Environmental.

9.

Safety, injury, and illness prevention program.

10.

Housekeeping.

11.

Submittals and submittal schedule.

12.

The Contractors quality control plan and inspection and testing procedures,
on-site and off-site.

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13.

Utility shutdown procedures.

14.

Control and reference point survey procedures.

15.

Project controls requirements.

16.

The Contractors initial CPM schedule.

17.

Reporting requirements and project photographs.

18.

Safety violations.

19.

Security plan.

20.

Project status.

21.

Off-site fabrication.

22.

On-site fabrication.

23.

Manpower.

24.

As-built drawings.

25.

Non-conformance reports/corrective.

26.

Action status.

27.

Baseline schedule, one week and 90-day look ahead schedules. The three
week look-ahead schedule shall show the previous weeks scheduled work,
the present weeks scheduled work, and the future three weeks scheduled
work. The schedule is also to address critical material delivery dates.

28.

Request for information (RFI).

29. Change order processing.

D.

1.3
A.

30.

Temporary construction utilities.

31.

Quality assurance/quality control.

32.

Project close-out.

33.

Training and operations and maintenance manual deliverables and


submission schedule.

Engineer shall distribute copies of minutes to attendees. Attendees shall have two
working days to submit comments or additions to the minutes. The minutes shall
constitute the final record of the results of the conference.
SCHEDULING MEETINGS
The Contractor shall meet with Engineer to review the original CPM schedule
submittal.

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B.

1.4
A.

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1.

The Contractor shall have its managers, scheduler, and key Subcontractor
representatives, as required by Engineer, in attendance.

2.

Within two days of the schedule review meeting, the Contractor shall respond
in writing to all questions and incorporate comments identified by Engineer at
the meeting. The Contractor shall submit revised schedule for Engineers
review.

Engineer, or their designated assignee, shall administer scheduling meetings and


shall distribute minutes of scheduling meetings to attendees. Attendees shall have
two working days to submit comments or additions to the minutes. Minutes shall
constitute the final record of the results of meetings.
WEEKLY PROGRESS MEETINGS
Engineer shall schedule and administer weekly construction progress status review
meetings throughout the duration of the work. Progress meetings shall be held
weekly, unless otherwise directed by Engineer.
1.

Meetings shall be held at the Contractors on-site office, unless


otherwise directed by Engineer.

2.

Engineer shall prepare the agenda and distribute it to the relevant parties two
working days in advance of the meeting.

3.

Engineer shall preside at the meeting.

4.

Engineer, or their designated assignee, shall record and distribute the


meeting minutes to attendees, all other participants, and others as directed by
Engineer within two working days after the meeting. Attendees shall have the
two working days to submit comments or additions to the minutes. The
minutes shall constitute the final record.

B.

Progress meetings shall be attended by the Contractors staff, major


Subcontractors, Engineer, and others, as appropriate, to agenda topics for each
meeting or as required by Engineer. The Contractor shall present a four week lookahead schedule in both Arabic and English that illustrates the previous week
planned and actual progress. This schedule shall also address material delivery
dates.

C.

The agenda shall contain the following items, as appropriate:


1.

Review of previous minutes and action items.

2.

Open issues.

3.

Review of work progress.(plus graphical % complete by area/discipline)

4.

Status of construction work schedule.

5.

Submittals.

7.

Delivery schedules. Utility shutdowns and other interferences with airport


operations, or public scheduled during the subsequent two weeks.

8.

Quality control.
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9.

Pending changes.

10.

Substitutions.

11.

Site logistics, traffic disruptions, temporary equipment and facilities.

12.

Access control and security.

13.

Review of the Contractors safety program activities and results, including


report on all near-misses, all serious injury, and/or damage accidents.

14.

Other items affecting progress of work.

15.

Any other business.

16.

Report on site safety and security.

17.

Schedule (slippage and recovery).

18.

Status of RFIs, change order log.

19.

Updated schedule of values.

20.

All deficiency notices, corrective action requests, and non-conformance


reports issued to date.

1.5

MONTHLY MEETING

A.

A meeting shall be held on approximately the 25th of each month, or date


determined by Engineer, to review the schedule update submittal and progress
payment application.

1.6

1.

In the meeting, at a minimum, the following items shall be reviewed: Percent


complete of each activity; time impact evaluations for any anticipated
Contractor delays.

2.

These meetings are considered a critical component of overall monthly


schedule update submittal and the Contractor shall have appropriate
personnel to attend.

LOGISTIC MEETING
The contractor shall conduct weekly coordination meetings with the Client and other
zones contractors to plan, control and resolve all issues related to traffic, safety,
access and testing as per section 013595 of those specifications.

1.7

SPECIAL MEETINGS

A.

Special meetings may be called by any party by notifying all the desired
participants, Engineer, and inspector two working days in advance, giving reason
for such meeting. The Contractor shall make key personnel available for these
meetings. Special meetings may be held without advance notice in emergency
situations.

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B.

At any time during the progress of the work, Engineer shall have authority to require
the Contractor to attend meetings of any or all of the contractors engaged in the
work or in other work, and notice of such meetings shall be duly observed and
complied with by the Contractor.

C.

Engineer scheduled bi-weekly Contractors interface coordination


meeting.

1.8

SAFETY MEETINGS

A.

Conduct Contractor safety committee meetings in accordance with project


approved Health, Safety, and Environmental Management System Plan (HSEMS).

B.

Conduct weekly toolbox safety talks.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

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SECTION 013216 - CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

Engineer requires that the work be managed using the criteria outlined in this
section.

B.

All correspondence and submittals shall be in both Arabic and English.

1.2

DEFINITIONS

A.

Contract schedule: The schedule submitted by the Contractor representing the sole
work plan for accomplishing the works. Once the submitted preliminary Contract
schedule is reviewed and approved by Engineer, it shall be the baseline schedule
document that forms the basis of all measurements of contract time in the Contract
Documents. The Contract schedule may not be modified other than as called for in
this section. The Contract schedule shall be incorporated into all tender packages.

B.

Updated progress schedule: A periodic submitted schedule reflecting current work


status of all work activities measured against the latest approved Contract
schedule.

C.

Recovery schedule: As called for by this section, a schedule produced by the


Contractor when the updated progress schedule forecasts the Contractor will not
finish the work within the contract time called for in this section. Once the recovery
schedule is reviewed and approved by Engineer, it shall be considered the Contract
schedule, and shall be the baseline schedule document that forms the basis of all
measurements of Contract time.

D.

As-built schedule: A separate schedule document maintained by the Contractor that


records the actual work activities, their durations, and their dependencies to all
other work activities.

E.

Float/negative float: Float for any work activity will be calculated as the difference in
days between the latest finish and its earliest finish. Any such calculated float which
results in a negative number is considered negative float.

F.

Constrained work activity: Shall be any earliest start or finish; or latest start or finish
date of a work activity or milestone date that is set and is not calculated in the
critical path method (CPM) forward or backward pass calculation. No work activities
or milestones on the Contract schedule, or any other submitted schedule shall
utilize constrained work activities unless expressly approved in writing by Engineer.
The only exception is that the schedule start date may be set to reflect the notice to
proceed date.

G.

Work activity: Any individual task of work shown on a submitted schedule which
requires time and resources (manpower, equipment, materials, etc.) to be
completed in a continuous operation.

H.

Milestone: An element on the schedule that reflects the planned point in time for the
start or finish of one or more work activities.

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I.

Look-ahead schedule: A schedule based on the updated progress schedule which


shows the current portion of the schedule. The current portion of the schedule shall
be as requested by Engineer to understand the status and planning of the work.

J.

Change order fragment schedule: A schedule submitted anytime by the Contractor


for the adjustment in the Contract time. Change order fragment schedule shall be
based on the applicable portion of the Contract schedule which is claimed to be
impacted, necessitating an extension of the contract time. All modifications to the
Contract schedule work activities and their associated information (including
duration, logic, manpower, etc.) shall be clearly identified but, the Contract schedule
information shall be retained for comparison. Change order fragment schedule shall
have starting and ending work activities or milestones from the Contract schedule
which are unchanged, (same logic constraints, duration, and resources) and shall
clearly identify them.

K.

Critical work activity: Work activity which, if delayed, will delay the scheduled
completion of the work (i.e., work activities which comprise the path of least total
float). All other work activities are defined as non-critical and considered to have
float.

L.

Material or equipment delivery: Any material and/or equipment delivery which, if


delayed, will result in an extension to the completion of the work.

M.

Contract time: For the purposes of this specification only, it will be understood that
contract time represents both the Contract time allowed by the Contract Documents
and as may be modified by change order. If Engineer exercises its option, Contract
time will have the same meaning as defined in the Contract Documents.

2.

REQUIREMENTS

2.1

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

A.

The Contractors personnel who prepare the schedules called for by this section
shall be qualified and experienced in CPM scheduling with the specified products of
this section; and capable of fulfilling the requirements of this section. The
Contractor shall hire a qualified consultant to prepare and maintain the Contract
schedule, or if qualified, the Contractor may perform these services with their own
organization. The Contractor shall provide documentation of scheduling experience
for Engineers approval.

B.

The Contract schedule shall be used by Engineer in their review of requests by the
Contractor for modification of the Contract time in accordance with the Contract
Documents. Responsibility for developing the Contract schedule and monitoring of
actual progress in relation to the Contract time rests solely with the Contractor.
Failure of the Contractor to schedule any element of the work or any inaccuracy in
the Contract schedule, regardless if Engineer has reviewed and approved such
schedule, will not relieve the Contractor from its obligation to complete the Works
within the Contract time. The Contractor warrants that the Contract schedule is the
Contractors committed work plan to complete the work within the Contract time,
and that the Contractor assumes full responsibility for the execution of the work.
Engineers review of and response to schedule submissions shall not be construed
as relieving the Contractor of its complete and exclusive control over the means,
methods, sequences, and techniques for execution of the work.

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C.

Any submitted schedule showing negative float will be rejected by Engineer.

D.

All requirements of the Contract schedule shall also apply to the preliminary
Contract schedule, the recovery schedule, update progress schedule, change order
fragment schedule, and as-built schedule.

E.

Acceptance of the Contract schedule will be a condition precedent to making any


progress payment for work performed.

F.

All work activities shall be of sufficient detail to provide identification of all


components utilized in executing, monitoring and evaluating progress of the work.

3.

PRODUCTS

3.1

SOFTWARE TO BE USED

A.

Unless otherwise specified, all Programmes shall be produced and submitted


utilizing the latest recognized international scheduling software after getting
Engineer approval.

4.

EXECUTION

4.1

CRITICAL PATH METHOD (CPM)


All Programmes shall employ the critical path method (CPM) using retained logic for
the planning, scheduling and reporting of the work to be performed under this
Contract Agreement. The CPM schedule will be an activity driven schedule not
driven by resources. The calculation of lags will be on Actual Dates. The Duration
Type will be Fixed Duration & Units / Fixed Duration & Units/Time.

4.2

PROGRAMME COMPONENTS
The preliminary, baseline and progress Programmes shall include, but not be
limited to:

4.3

a)

All critical, milestone and completion dates defined in the Contract


Agreement, including dates of contract award, notice to commence (NTC),
overall completion and completion of each phase.

b)

Critical procurement and submittal activities.

c)

Others activities that interface with the Contractors works, including work by
the Employer and Employers consultants, agencies, operators, and other
similar activities.

d)

All required design reviews (if any).

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND SET-UP


The description of work by activity and activity coding shall contain the specific type
of work to be done and the physical area of the work to which the activity pertains.
Activity boundaries shall be easily measurable and descriptions shall be clear and
concise. Activity descriptions shall not be prefaced with Begin or Complete. The
beginning and end of each activity shall be readily verifiable and physical progress
shall be quantifiable.

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DURATION
With the exception of Level of Effort and long lead material items activities, activity
durations over 14 working days shall be kept to a minimum. Exceptions to this shall
be permitted only if accepted in writing by the Engineer. The duration of activities
shall be in working days.

4.5

IMPOSED DATES
Imposed completion dates for events other than milestone dates or completion
dates are not permitted and shall be agreed upon with the Engineer. Artificial
constraints (imposed start dates, finish dates and in general any other constraint
permitted by the software) are not permitted except for use in Employer interface
dates and similar. Employer interface dates shall have an early start/finish and late
start/finish range. All Employer dates shall be related to the Contractors works with
predecessor and successor logic such that float is correctly calculated on Employer
interface dates.

4.6

NUMBERING
Activity numbering shall be sequenced to allow inclusion of new activities between
existing activities while still maintaining a similarity of numbering for like activities.
Numbering by area, level, etc., is encouraged to assist in analysis. The numbering
may be alpha-numeric to allow easier identification of areas, etc. Renumbering or
renaming of existing activities is expressly not allowed.

4.7

ACTIVITY RIDING
Activities shall not ride the data date. Where activities have failed to commence
and are not logically linked to any uncompleted activities a forecast start date shall
be applied. Where such a forecast date is beyond the next reporting period, an
explanation should be provided in the accompanying narrative. Similarly

compression of remaining or un-started activities is also not permitted unless


approved by the Engineer or his representative.

4.8

PROGRAMME LAYOUT AND SEQUENCE OF ACTIVITIES


The Programme Layout shall be consistent with the project conditions and
milestones set forth in the Contract Documents. Works required to complete each
milestone shall be easily identifiable in all Contractors Programmes. In general, it is
desired to have the works needed to meet the Contract Agreement milestones be
detailed activities that summarize, or roll-up to provide plan and status information
reported for the milestone.
The summarized overall Programme shall allow reporting of physical progress,
revenue and manpower loading for the entire works. The Engineers intent is to use
the Contractors Programme for milestones to summarize activities in the MOHs
Program Master Programme for all projects.
The Engineer shall provide standard P6 layout files (.plf) for the submittal of paper
copies and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) Programme submittals.

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WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE (WBS)


The Engineer has developed the overall Program WBS and associated organization;
the Contractor shall be required to organize the Preliminary Programme, Baseline
Programme, and all other Programmes consistent with this format in scheduling
software tool as provided in the Program WBS structure below. No deviation shall
be accepted unless otherwise approved by the Engineer and the Employer.

The project level is Level IV, with the Construction Contract located within a work
package at Level V. The Contractor shall be required to organize all Programme,
cost, and resource information within the Preliminary and Baseline Programme in
the format specified in the Contract, with Levels VI and lower assigned to the
Contractor to organize by task, sub-task, and activity as required.
Each element, task, sub-task and/or activity in the Baseline Programme shall have
a WBS field encoded to it.
The Contractors proposed WBS shall be submitted for review and approval by the
Engineer. The Contractor shall receive written approval by the Engineer prior to
modifying the approved WBS in any manner. Any modified WBS is subject to
review and approval by the Engineer prior to implementation.
For purposes of consistency, the Engineer will provide a blank .xer file (the backup
file for P6 Version7 or higher) to the Contractor; this blank file will contain
predefined fields for the EPS/WBS structure, codes, calendars, etc. in the format
required by the Engineer for incorporation into the PCMS. No deviation from the
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accepted without prior consent from the Engineer. The purpose of providing this
blank Programme template for the Contractors use is to provide consistency in the
information format that will readily allow its incorporation into the PCMS. A draft blank
.xer file will be distributed initially and a finalized version will be distributed at the time
of award of the Contract.
4.10

ACTIVITY CODING
In addition to and separate from the WBS coding, each activity shall be coded to
show, at a minimum:
1.
2.
3.
4.

4.11

The Phase of work (design, procurement, installation etc.).


The Party responsible for the work (Contractor, Subcontractor, Engineer,
Employer, External Agency, etc.).
The physical location of the work (area, level, etc.).
Identification of interface and contractual milestones.

ACTIVITY NUMBERING
The Contractor shall propose, prior to the submission of the Baseline Programme,
an activity numbering scheme that helps identify activities by location and
responsibility (including any sub-contractor. Renumbering of existing activities will
not be allowed.

4.12

WORK ACTIVITIES
1.

Work activities should include, but not be limited to:


a) All design and pre-construction activities.
b) All design and construction work deliverables.
c) Milestones for start and completion of each stage of design work.
d) Milestones for the required supply of Engineer and third-party information.
e) Milestones for Engineer and third-party review.
f) The submittal and approval of:
g) Permit applications.
h) Material samples.
i) Shop drawings.
j) Working drawings.
k) Test and inspection documents.
l) Safety and security plans.
m) Worksite control plans.
n) Utility point of connection installations.

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o) Procurement and delivery of long lead time materials and equipment.


p) Fabrication of special equipment and materials.
q) Required delivery dates of Engineer furnished items.
r) Mobilization of personnel and equipment.
s) Milestones for the start and completion of each phase of Contract Works.
t) All significant activities in the construction and installation of Contract
Works.
u) Installation and testing of special equipment and materials.
v) Engineer work activities that potentially affect the critical path.
w) Third-party work activities that potentially affect the critical path.
x) Commission work activities.
y) Contract close-out activities including punch lists.
z) Production of operations and maintenance manuals.
2.

Work activities shall include all design and construction work deliverables including
all submittals called for in the scope of work; and shall include: the submittal and
approval of permit applications (as necessary); samples of materials; shop
drawings; working drawings; testing and inspections; safety and security plans;
worksite control plans; utility company point-of connection installations; and,
applications.

3.

Work activities shall be included for procurement of materials and equipment


potentially impacting the critical path, fabrication of special materials and equipment
and their installation and testing, and delivery of Engineer-furnished items. Engineer
work activities that may become critical work activities shall be reflected, as well as,
work activities by utilities and other similarly involved third-parties associated with
the work.

4.

The Contract schedule shall include, but not be limited to the following work
activities or milestones: all design and preconstruction activities; specific milestones
for the start and completion for each stage of the design work; specific milestones
when Engineer or third-party information and reviews are required; submittal dates;
production milestones; early purchasing; key deliverables in the scope of work; start
of tenant programming (as applicable); milestone for each Contract phase;
mobilization of personnel and equipment, when required; sequence of operations;
commissioning work activities; procurement of materials and equipment; and all
Contract close-out work activities such as punch (deficiency) list and operations and
maintenance manuals.

4.13

RESOURCE AND COST LOADING


Each Activity shall be loaded with an Activity Budgeted Cost if applicable and
resources to be confirmed at a later date with the Engineer. The Contractor shall
submit his proposed resource and cost dictionaries.

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CALENDARS
Contractor shall propose the calendar for the project which will be approved by the
Engineer and should be in line with the contractual requirements

4.15

RESOURCE LOADING
The activities shall be resource loaded as agreed with the Engineer. Resources shall
include manpower, equipment and material availability, as appropriate. Histograms
of Resource requirements shall be produced with any limitations on resource
availability indicated. Resource levelling of resources that are found to be over or
under utilized as indicated in the produced Histograms shall be carried out at the
request of the Engineer.

4.16

FORMAT
The baseline and progress Programmes shall be submitted as colour plotted timescaled Gantt charts with sufficient calendar and spacing to allow activity description
information and bars to be easily read as agreed with the Engineer. For each
submitted Programme, a colour plotted time-scaled Gantt chart of just critical path
activities shall be submitted. The provided layout, as described above, shall be used
for all time-scaled logic diagram submittals throughout the duration of the project.
The size shall be ISO A4 or A3 at the Engineers discretion.
The progress Programme shall be submitted in an additional bar (Gantt) chart
format that displays the previous months progress Programme as a target
Programme for comparison use. The previous progress Programme shall use the
baseline Programme as the target Programme. The target bars shall be of smaller
size, of different colour and below the current Programmes bars. The page size
shall be ISO A4 or A3 at the Engineers discretion.
The preliminary, baseline and progress Programmes shall also be submitted in a
bar (Gantt) chart format, as described above, but shall contain only critical path
activities. In the event that the Contractors Programme has more than 25% of the
activities as critical path or near critical path, the Contractor shall submit an
additional bar chart Programme containing both the critical path and near critical
path (as subsequently defined) activities.

5.

PROGRAMME SUBMISSIONS
The following outlines the Programmes and Programme documents required to be
submitted by the Contractor.

5.1

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
The Preliminary Programme shall be submitted within 15 days after execution of the
Contract Agreement.
The Preliminary Programme shall cover the entire duration of Contract; however,
works to be executed during the first 120 days shall be fully detailed and cost
loaded (cost to be loaded as a single Activity Budgeted Cost, as detailed later in this
document) and resource loaded. With the exception of level of effort activities,
individual activities Programmed during the first 120 days should not have durations
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exceed this limit it should be noted along with a rationale in the accompanying
narrative.
This Programme is to be used for progress monitoring while the Baseline Programme
for the entire contract is developed, and shall be developed and organized
consistent with the requirements for the Baseline Programme, unless otherwise
directed by the Engineer.
5.2

NARRATIVE
A narrative shall accompany the Preliminary Programme, and subsequent Monthly
Reports that describes the key aspects of the submitted Programmes. The narrative
shall describe what is to be delivered by the Contractor at each of the agreed interim
milestone dates. The Preliminary Programme narrative shall define the primary
aspects of the Contractors plan for conducting the works including, but not limited
to:
1.

The logic used in the Programme, list of constraints and their justification, any
suspended work and any additional information as requested by the
Engineer.

2.

Critical submittals, review periods and long lead items.

3.

The critical path, as defined herein.

4.

An overall float analysis.

5.

Any interface concerns with third parties (input by other parties to be


identified).

6.

Productivity and other assumptions made to determine activity durations


and/or lags.

7.

Risks that could impact the Programme (per activity and/or WBS level). It is
assumed that all internal risks are controlled by the Contractor in such a way
the he will meet his contractual completion dates. Risks will be produced and
maintained in a Risk Register in a format which will be provided by the
Engineer. The Engineer may require specific mitigation measures to address
risks detailed in the Risk Register and may also require this process be
repeated throughout the execution of the Contract as part of a comprehensive
Risk Management Process.

8.

Critical Path; In addition to preparing the Preliminary Programme according to


the above requirements, the Programme shall also be sorted by critical path
and presented as such. This is a time-scaled Gantt chart showing only the
current critical and near critical paths of the works (activities with total float of
less than one day).

For this programme and all other programmes, the critical path is defined as the
driving sequence of activities leading to the completion of the project and/or
intermediate contract milestones. Near critical paths are those paths not driving the
completion of the project or intermediate contract milestones, but whose float values
are within one month or less of the aforementioned driving critical path(s).

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BASE LINE PROGRAMME


The Baseline Programme is a detailed Programme that includes a narrative, cost
curve and man-loading curve developed using the critical path method (CPM). It
represents the Contractors execution plan for the work from the date of award
onward. Once the Baseline Programme is accepted by the Engineer, it shall not be
revised, changed or modified without the Engineers consent. With the exception of
level of effort and long lead procurement activities, individual activities should not
have durations greater than 14 working days; where the Contractor believes an
activity needs to exceed this limit it should be noted along with a rationale in the
accompanying narrative. Such deviations shall require approval by the Engineer.
The Baseline Programme shall be submitted within the time period specified in the
Conditions of Contract.
1.

Narrative
A narrative shall accompany the Baseline Programme that describes the key
aspects of the submitted Programme. The narrative requirements will match
those detailed in Section 1.3.1.1 above.

2.

Critical Path
In addition to preparing the Baseline Programme according to the above
requirements, the Programme shall also be sorted by critical path derived by
the Baseline Programme and presented as such. This Programme shall show
the critical path derived from the Baseline Programme. This is a time-scaled
network logic diagram showing only the current critical and near critical
path(s) of the works along with its current progress.

3.

Resource Loading Curve


Manpower, Equipment and Cost loading curves shall be developed as part of
the Baseline Programme. For manpower, the curves shall show overall
manpower required for the works and what disciplines make up the overall
manpower.

4.

Detailed Programme for Provisional Sums


On award of any work associated with Provisional Sums, the Contractor shall
obtain or produce a Programme covering the Provisional Sum works,
incorporate it into the Baseline Programme and submit it for approval.

The Programme for Provisional Sum work shall comply with all requirements of the
Baseline Programme including but not limited to duration limits, WBS and coding.
5.4

PROGRESS PROGRAMME
The first update to the approved Baseline Programme forms the first progress
Programme. Subsequent progress Programmes shall be submitted on a monthly
basis presenting the update for the previously issued progress Programme. The
progress Programme shall also be used to:
1.

Confirm the physical percent complete requested by the Contractor in


progress payment applications;

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Analyze delays and impacts using Time Impact Analysis (TIA) and determine
whether a recovery Programme is required from the Contractor.
The progress Programmes shall conform to all requirements of the Baseline
Programme.

For all progress Programme submittals, the Contractor shall submit a printed list of
all Programme logic changes along with the reason for each change, as produced
by scheduling software Project. This list is an integral part of the Programme
submittal. This list shall be generated from the scheduling software and be the
same logic included on the submitted CD/DVD. The Employer shall accept this list
as part of its overall progress Programme submittal review and acceptance
process. Additionally, the progress Programme submission shall contain the
updated manpower loading curve.
The progress Programme shall be updated and submitted once a month.
Submission (Month Ending Update): The update period will include progress
between the morning of the 1st day of the month through the end of the last day of
the month and be electronically submitted by COB 7 calendar days after the Data
Date. The Data Date will therefore be the 1st day of the following month regardless
of whether it is a work day or not. The intent of this submission is to provide a full
progress update consistent with provisions below.
Progress Programmes shall be submitted monthly to the Engineer, or more often if
required.
3.

Narrative
The Contractor shall submit a monthly narrative for each monthly period
beginning on the 1st and extending through the last day of the month. These
submissions are required to be stand-alone documents and shall not require
their corresponding progress Programmes to be attached in order to
understand the narrative. The narrative, along with all required corresponding
reports, will be electronically submitted by COB 7 calendar days after the data
date (or first work day thereafter) of each month for the previous months
update.
The narrative shall address the following, without limitation:
a. Planned and actual progress in the reporting period.
b. Critical path progress and concerns.
c. Potential delays.
d. Submittal status (focus on critical submittals and concerns).
e. Revenue to-date; Earned Value and associated performance metrics as
directed by the Engineer.
f. Variances. The Contractor shall provide a written narrative to include the
cause(s) of all Programme variance(s) related to a forecasted delay in any
contractual milestone completion or activity dates.
g. Potential Risks and corresponding Mitigation Strategies.
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Critical Path
In addition to preparing the progress Programme according to the above
requirements, the Programme shall also be sorted by critical path derived first
by the Baseline Programme and subsequently, from the current progress
Programme. This is a time-scaled network logic diagram showing only the
current critical and near critical paths of the works along with its current
progress.

5.

Resource Loading Curves


The resource loading curves shall be updated in accordance with the
progress Programme to show the actual resources deployed compared to the
Baseline Programme.

5.5

LOOK AHEAD PROGRAMME


The Contractor shall prepare, for presentation at weekly progress meetings, a
detailed Look Ahead Programme showing specific activities scheduled for the three
(3) weeks from the preparation date and also showing activities in the previous
week. In addition, a 90-day rolling window Programme shall be updated and
presented weekly during progress meetings highlighting milestones, submittals and
critical path activities.

5.6

RECOVERY PROGRAMME
Should any conditions exist, such that certain activities shown on the Contractors
progress Programme fall behind schedule to the extent that any of the mandatory
critical dates or milestone completion dates are at risk of being delayed, the
Contractor shall be required, at no cost to the Employer, to prepare and submit to
the Engineer a supplementary recovery Programme(s). The recovery Programme
shall be in a form and detail appropriate to the need and to explain and display to
the Engineer how the Contractor intends to reschedule those activities to regain
compliance with the last previously approved progress Programme. The Programme
shall be accompanied by a narrative describing what steps the Contractor proposes
to recover slippage. Timeliness will be critical when submitting the Recovery
Programmes; therefore, all Recovery Programmes will be submitted no later than
two weeks after it is discovered that any contractual milestone is delayed. Failure to
comply may result in partial withholding of that months application for payment, until
such Programme is provided to the satisfaction of the Engineer. The Contractor will
re-submit said recovery Programme(s) until they are approved by the Engineer.
After the Engineer determines that a recovery Programme is required, the
Contractor shall prepare and submit for approval to the Engineer, the recovery
Programme. The recovery Programme shall represent the Contractors best
judgment regarding how the Contractors work shall be re-organized such that the
work may return to the accepted progress Programme; this plan will expressly be
understood so that there is no additional cost to the Employer until such time that
entitlement for compensation is established regarding delays claimed by the
Contractor in association with such plan. The recovery Programme shall be prepared
at a similar level of detail as the progress Programme and shall be based on the
accepted progress Programme.

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No later than five days prior to the expiration of the recovery Programme, the
Engineer and Contractor shall meet to determine whether the Contractor has
regained compliance with the approved progress Programme. At the direction of the
Engineer, one of the following will occur:

5.7

1.

If, in the opinion of the Engineer, the Contractor is still behind schedule, the
Contractor shall prepare another recovery Programme, at the Contractors
expense, to take effect for a maximum of one additional month from the start
of the new recovery Programme or as agreed upon with the Engineer.

2.

If, in the opinion of the Engineer, the Contractor has sufficiently regained
compliance with the progress Programme, the use of the progress
Programme shall be resumed.

EXTENSION OF TIME PROGRAMME


In the event that conditions exist such that the Contractor believes there are
grounds for an extension of time for any contractual milestone, the Contractor shall
submit as part of his application a Programme showing how the works have been
impacted by delay events. The Programme will be used to demonstrate entitlement
and shall be the progressed Programme in place at the time of the occurrence of
the delay event; the method of calculation shall be Time Impact Analysis (TIA).
Submission of the TIA does not imply entitlement; all TIAs will be evaluated for
entitlement and may be rejected if they are found to be unsubstantiated in the
opinion of the Engineer.
Where entitlement is claimed as a result of a change of scope to the works, the
Contractor shall produce a Programme fragnet that demonstrates the impact of the
change against the schedule in effect at the time of the change.
As part of the TIA submission, the Contractor shall include a Mitigation Plan which
eliminates or reduces the effect of the delay to the greatest extent commercially
practical, including associated costs for such a Mitigation Plan.
As part of its TIA submission, the Contractor must demonstrate that there are no
concurrent delays caused by the Contractor, or by any other cause which would
render the extension of time non-compensable (e.g. force majeure impacts). This
analysis is a condition precedent to compensation for the delays included in the TIA,
subject to the other terms and conditions of the Agreement.

5.8

VARIATION REQUESTS
The Contractor shall provide a detailed Programme in accordance with the Baseline
Programme requirements with each variation request. The submitted Programme
shall detail the impact of the variation on any impacted project milestone, interface
point, and overall completion date, as well as detailing the plan for executing the
work proposed by the variation. The variation activities shall not be incorporated
into the Progress Programme submission until the variation request has been
approved by the Employer.

6.

REVISION AND UPDATE


During the course of the works and issuance of the progress Programmes, updating
to reflect actual progress shall not be considered revisions to the Programme. Such
updating shall include revisions to activity remaining durations, original durations and
certain sequences on a monthly basis. Included in the progress Programme
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updates shall be activities and changes that have already been reviewed and
approved by the Engineer such as the effect of accepted Employer changes, the
agreed duration of delays caused by acts of God, or other conditions or events
which have affected the progress of the works. The progress Programmes, when
formally submitted, shall display current progress as well as displaying the forecast
or projected works completion.
Should the Contractor, after the Engineers approval of the Baseline Programme
and any progress Programmes, desire to change the Programme logic, the
Contractor shall submit in writing its requested revisions to the Engineer. The
request shall include a written narrative of the reasons for the activity and logic
changes, a description of the logic for rescheduling the work and the methods of
maintaining adherence to critical and milestone dates.
Additionally, for changes affecting sequences of the works, the Contractor shall
provide a time-scaled logic diagram that compares the original sequence of work to
the requested revised sequence of work, or a Gantt chart depiction that uses as a
target the original baseline such that changes are readily observable. The
Contractor shall submit the requested revision in a timely manner such that the
Engineer may review the requested submittal in the same time frame and manner
as required for other Programme submittals. Upon the Engineers approval of the
request, the Contractor shall include the revision in the next progress Programme
submission. If the Contractor does not receive approved changes from the
Engineer, that will not relieve him of preparing the next months updates with the
best available information.
Neither the updating or revision of the Contractors progress Programme, nor the
submittal, updating, change or revision of any Programme (or Programme
document) for the Engineers review and approval shall have the effect of amending
or modifying, in any way, the period for completion of the Contract Agreement
works, any completion date, or agreement milestone dates or of modifying or
limiting in any way Contractors obligations under the Contract Agreement. At a
minimum, the Contractors progress Programme logic shall be updated at the end of
each major phase of work.
7.

REVIEW

7.1

GENERAL
All Programme documents shall be formally reviewed as required by the Engineer
and returned to the Contractor with the required acceptance or action(s) as noted.
The Engineer shall be allowed 14 days for initial submission review and seven days
for re-submittal reviews of the Preliminary Programme and Progress Programmes
and 21 days initial submission review and 14 days for re-submittal reviews of the
Baseline Programme.

7.2

REVIEW COMMENTS
The Engineer may use the word accepted, not accepted, or variations thereof in
conveying its review comments to the Contractor regarding review comments on
Programme (and Programme document) submittals. Any time the word accepted
or similar wording is used, such wording shall have no different meaning than
similar wording such as No Exceptions Taken.
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SECTION 013226 - MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORT


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

Engineer requires that the Contractor periodically report progress of the execution of
the Work using the criteria outlined in this section and per the Contractor Monthly
Project Progress Report Template.

1.2

DEFINITIONS

A.

Monthly Project Progress Report: The comprehensive report produced by the


Contractor that provides the current status of the progress and planning, safety,
quality, and other components associated with the project and execution of the
Works.

1.3

REQUIREMENTS

A.

General requirements.
1.

The Contractor shall submit on a monthly basis a Monthly Progress Report.


Monthly Progress Report details progress up to the last calendar day of the
month and to be submitted within seven calendar days of this date; in addition,
the Contractor shall submit a summary level report which forecasts work to be
completed by the end of the month no later than 5 calendar days prior to
month end. This shall be a summary report only and used to assess month
end progress until such time as the Monthly Progress Report is submitted.

2.

A template for the Monthly Progress Report will be provided by the Engineer
after award of contract. If a template is not provided, the Contractor shall
submit a sample of their proposed Monthly Progress Report within two weeks
of the pre-construction meeting to the Engineer for approval. The Engineer
may change the format of the progress report during the course of contract
period and the Contractor is bound to submit the monthly progress report as
suggested by the Engineer.

3.

The Contractor shall note that payment applications (Contractors Monthly


Statement) shall not be evaluated or paid without the Contractor submitting the
progress report for the month in which the payment application covers.

4.

The Monthly Project Progress Report shall contain the following components
including, but not limited to:
Project Brief containing contractual data
A narrative shall accompany the schedule comparing progress to that of the
previous update and accounting for any slippage in the progress against
the baseline schedule and corrective steps taken to recover.
Accomplishments in the Period
60 days look ahead milestone schedule

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Accomplishment
Progress Summary
Schedule
Commercial Management / EVM / Performance Measurement
Procurement
Risk
Quality
Health, Safety, Environment and Security
Shopdrawings progress
Project / Program Interfaces
Stakeholder Coordination
Logistics
Material on Site / Deliveries
Manpower
Statutory Approvals / Permitting
Site Visitors
Value Engineering
Method Statements
Submittals
RFIs
Site Instructions
Inspections
Progress Photos (At least Coloured with captions and date)
Construction production metrics, KPIs, etc.
5.

In addition to the above, a detailed Commercial Report shall be included as an


appendix to support summary level information. The Commercial Report shall
include, but not be limited to the following information:
Executive Summary
Reconciliation with Previous Months Report

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Project Summary
Detailed Status and History of all Summary Headings
Planned Value Curves
Cash Outflow Curves
Summary of Payments
Basis of Assumptions
Analysis, Trends, and Forecasting
Key Quantities
The Commercial Report sections noted above shall provide comprehensive
and detailed reporting against the following items including but not limited to:
All data capture, maintenance, analysis, and reporting shall at all times align to
the Engineers Program Controls Requirements and WBS (or as directed by
the Engineer); the Contractor shall be responsible to facilitate and manage all
data / information reconciliation efforts with the Engineer and/or third parties.
In addition, the Contractor shall enforce the Engineers Project Controls
Requirements to ensure vertical / horizontal integration of data, information,
and reporting.
6.

The Contractor shall prepare a sample Monthly Project Progress Report and
submit it to Engineer for review and acceptance within two weeks of the preconstruction meeting and before submitting the first Monthly Project Progress
Report to Engineer.

2.

PRODUCTS

2.1

SOFTWARE TO BE USED

A.

Unless otherwise specified, all Programmes shall be produced and submitted


utilizing the the latest recognized international scheduling software after getting
Engineer approval.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

SUBMISSION

A.

The Contractor shall submit the Monthly Project Progress Report within seven days
of the last day in the period being reported.

B.

The Contractor shall submit five (5) bound color hard copies and one electronic copy
of the Monthly Project Progress Report on a CD Rom.

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SECTION 013300 - SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section includes administrative and procedural requirements for the following
submittals:
1.

Material approval requests.

2.

Shop drawings.

3.

Material samples.

4.

Coordination drawings.

5.

Product data.

6.

Information submittals.

1.2

DEFINITIONS

A.

Action submittals: Submittals that require an approval from Engineer.

B.

Information submittals: Submittals containing information that do not necessarily


require Engineers approval. However, depending on the content of the submittal,
Engineer may respond with comments or request additional information.

C.

Coordination drawings: The coordination drawings provide for resolution of inter/intra


discipline coordination and space allocations, interferences, interface issues and
right-of-way. These drawings establish the basis of shop drawing production among
various work segments that require careful coordination during fabrication and
installation.

D.

Shop drawings: The shop drawings provide fabrication setting out and installation
details needed for the field staff to undertake construction activities and for proper
fabrication of work items and assemblies.

E.

Product data: Product data includes manufacturers product specifications,


installation instructions, catalogue cuts, diagrams and templates, performance and
operational data, finish options, etc., and operational and maintenance data
submitted to substantiate specification compliance for proposed products.

F.

Material samples: Includes complete units or partial sections of manufactured or


fabricated components, small cuts or containers of material, sample board showing
color texture or pattern, color range sets, components used for independent
inspection and testing, field samples, etc., to substantiate aesthetic effect and
physical material properties.

1.3

SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES

A.

Technical submittals: Shop drawings, material submittals and method statements


shall be submitted for Engineers review. The technical submittal schedule shall be
compatible with the approved project construction schedule. The Contractor shall

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ensure submittals are made sufficiently in advance of all fabrication and installation
activities to allow for the required review and approval.

B.

C.

D.

1.

The Contractor shall ensure that the submittals are transmitted to Engineer per
the approved submittal schedule.

2.

For submittals that are required to be reviewed concurrently with other


submittals, the Contractor shall ensure that all required and related submittals
are submitted at the same time. Engineer may return the submittal and without
review if it is determined that the submittal is incomplete.

Format of the submittal schedule: Arrange the following information in a tabular


format, identifying corresponding construction activity or event number for each
scheduled date:
1.

Date of submittal (or re-submittal, if required).

2.

Reference specification section number and title.

3.

Submittal type and category (action or information).

4.

Name of product manufacturer.

5.

Description of the work covered.

6.

Date of Engineers final release of approval.

7.

Date of purchase order and delivery to project site.

8.

Date of installation.

9.

Turn-around time of Engineers first submittal to approval and reason for


exceeding normal time for approval.

Processing time: The review cycles for the initial and revised submittals shall be as
follows:
1.

Initial review: In general, allow 14 days for initial review of each submittal.

2.

Concurrent review: Typically, for concurrent review of submittals, allow 21


days for review of each submittal commencing when all submittals have been
received by Engineer.

3.

Make re-submittals as directed without any impact on the construction


schedule.

4.

No extension of time for completion will be authorized due to Contractors


failure to transmit submittals to Engineer sufficiently in advance to allow the
required time for processing.

Identification: Provide the following information with each submittal for processing
and recording the actions taken by the Contractor and Engineer.
1.

Contact name and description.

2.

WBS number.
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3.

Employers name.

4.

Submittal date.

5.

Engineers name.

6.

Contractors name.

7.

Subcontractors name.

8.

Manufacturer(s)/supplier(s) name and address.

9.

Unique identifier, including revision number.

10.

Number and title of appropriate specification section.

11.

Drawing number and detail references, as appropriate.

E.

Additional Copies: The Contractor shall provide additional copies of the submittals
as directed by Engineer during review. For submittals requiring concurrent review,
submit one extra copy in addition to the specified number of copies to Engineer.

F.

Transmittal: Package each submittal individually for transmittal. Transmit each hard
copies of each submittal using a transmittal form. Engineer will not review any
submittals received from sources other than the Contractor. The transmittal letter
shall be generated using project control and expedition requirements.

G.

Distribution: The Contractor shall furnish copies of final submittals to Engineer,


manufacturers, Subcontractors, suppliers, fabricators, installers, authorities having
jurisdiction, and others, as necessary, for the performance of construction activities.
Show distribution on transmittal forms.

H.

Issued for construction: Only final submittals with an appropriate approved stamp by
Engineer shall be used in connection with construction.

I.

Revised and superseded submittals: All revised content in re-submittals shall be


clearly marked and identified to the attention of Engineer. All superseded submittals
shall be identified to Engineer for closure in the submittal schedule, as well as,
project controls.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

ACTION SUBMITTALS

A.

General: Prepare and submit documentation for all submittals that require
Engineers approval before ordering material, and start of fabrication and installation.

B.

Number of copies: The Contractor shall provide six copies and one electronic copy
of each submittal to Engineer only, unless otherwise noted in the other sections of
the Specification or as directed by Engineer. The Engineer will return one approved
copy to the Contractor for distribution.

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C.

D.

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Material approval request: The Contractor shall assemble all required


documentation that complies with the Contract Documents. The items listed below
identify the required information including, but not limited to the following:
1.

Manufacturer's product specifications.

2.

Standard color charts.

3.

Manufacturer's catalogue cuts: original publication or digitally-scanned


electronic copy in .jpg format.

4.

Equipment characteristics and performance data sheets.

5.

Printed performance curves.

6.

Operational range diagrams.

7.

Mill reports.

8.

Compliance with recognized trade association standards.

9.

Compliance with recognized testing agency standards.

10.

Application of testing agency labels and seals.

11.

Notation of coordination requirements.

12.

History of previous approvals on project.

13.

Maintenance/servicing capabilities of the manufacturer/supplier, locally.

Shop drawings: The Contractor shall prepare and submit shop drawings for the
fabrication and installation details for all construction components. Contract-specific
information drawing shall be drawn to scale.
1.

The Contractor shall submit six copies of A1 size and one electronic drawing
file for each shop drawing submission. Engineer will return one
commented/approved copy to the Contractor for further action. Distribution
within the Contractor organization shall be coordinated by the Contractor. The
approved shop drawings and 100% design Contract drawings shall form the
basis of recording as-built information.

2.

Shop drawings shall include, but are not limited to, the following information:
a. Dimensions are in SI units, unless otherwise indicated or directed.
b. Fabrication and installation details.
c. Roughing-in and setting diagrams.
d. Shop work manufacturing instructions.
e. Templates and patterns, as applicable.
f. Compliance with specified standards.

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g. Notation of coordination requirements.


h. Notation of dimensions established by field measurement.
i. Interface with other disciplines.
j.
3.

E.

F.

Reference to operations and maintenance requirements

Format: All shop drawings shall be produced using AutoCAD and GIS format
as per the client system and requirements, all drawings shall comply with the
latest version of Employer CAD Standards. A copy of the CAD Standards is
available from Engineer.

Coordination drawings: The Contractor shall submit detailed coordination drawings


for each work area before related shop drawings are submitted. Engineer shall not
review shop drawings if, Engineer determines that, the Contractor has not
adequately prepared coordination drawings for the applicable work. The
coordination drawings shall indicate how work shown by separate architectural, civil,
structural,
mechanical
electrical,
security/information,
and
technology/communications systems shall be interfaced, intermeshed, and
sequenced for construction.
1.

The Contractor shall prepare coordination drawings subsequent to


coordination meetings with related Subcontractors. In the event of conflicts or
unresolved issues arising from coordination meetings, request clarification
from Engineer. Coordination drawings shall be signed by each Subcontractor
or other entity for the work scope indicated. Approved coordination drawings
shall be used to prepare detailed shop drawings for each work scope
discipline.

2.

Engineers review of coordination drawings shall not relieve the Contractor


from overall responsibility for coordination of work.

Material samples: For all items of work that require a representative or full size
sample for approval of material, the Contractor shall provide three (3) samples to
Engineer. All submitted samples shall be clearly labeled to show the project name,
WBS number, description of material, proposed use, manufacturers name, and
suppliers name. Engineer will return one approved sample for Contractors further
action. The Contractor shall maintain approved samples in field office at the project
site in a secure, lockable store room, provided and equipped for that purpose. Make
approved samples available to Engineer for quality comparisons throughout
construction.
1.

Submit manufacturer's product data and charts showing the full range of
options, colors, textures, patterns or similar characteristics that are required to
be selected from manufacturers product line.

2.

Submit full-size units or samples of size indicated, prepared from the same
material to be used for the works, cured, and finished in the manner specified,
and physically identical with the product to be used.

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3.2

INFORMATION SUBMITTALS

A.

General: The Contractor shall prepare information submittals as required by


Engineer, other specification sections in the Contract Documents to provide
information pertinent to various segments of the project that may or may not require
Engineers response. Unless otherwise indicated, the Contractor will submit two
copies of each for informational submittals.

B.

Certificates, certification, test, and inspection reports: Provide a notarized statement


that includes signature of the Contractor, testing agency, or design professional
responsible for preparing certification. Certificates and certifications shall be signed
by an officer or other individual authorized to sign documents on behalf of the
company.

C.

Welding certificates: Prepare written certification that welding procedures and


personnel comply with requirements. Submit record of welding procedure
specification (WPS) and procedure qualification record (PQR) on AWS or Engineer
approved forms. Include names of firms and personnel certified.

D.

Installer certificates: Prepare written statements on the manufacturer's letterhead


certifying that the installer complies with requirements and, where required, is
authorized for this specific project.

E.

Manufacturer certificates: Prepare written statements on manufacturer's letterhead


certifying that manufacturer complies with requirements. Include evidence of
manufacturing experience, where required.

F.

Material certificates: Prepare written statements on manufacturer's letterhead


certifying that material complies with requirements.

G.

Material test reports: Prepare reports written by a qualified testing agency, on testing
agency's standard form, indicating and interpreting test results of material for
compliance with requirements.

H.

Pre-construction test reports: Prepare reports written by a qualified testing agency,


on testing agency's standard form, indicating and interpreting results of tests
performed before installation of product for compliance with performance
requirements.

I.

Compatibility test reports: Prepare reports written by a qualified testing agency, on


testing agency's standard form, indicating and interpreting results of compatibility
tests performed before installation of product. Include written recommendations for
primers and substrate preparation needed for adhesion.

J.

Field test reports: Prepare reports written by a qualified testing agency, on testing
agency's standard form, indicating and interpreting results of field tests performed
either during installation of product or after product is installed in its final location, for
compliance with requirements.

K.

Product test reports: Prepare written reports indicating current product produced by
manufacturer complies with requirements. Base reports on evaluation of tests
performed by manufacturer and witnessed by a qualified testing agency, or on
comprehensive tests performed by a qualified testing agency.

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L.

Maintenance data: Prepare written and graphic instructions and procedures for
operation and normal maintenance of products and equipment.

M.

Design data: Prepare written and graphic information including, but not limited to:
performance and design criteria, list of applicable codes and regulations, and
calculations. Include a list of assumptions, other performance and design criteria,
and a summary of loads. Include load diagrams, if applicable. Provide name and
version of software, if any, used for calculations. Include page numbers.

N.

Manufacturer's instructions: Prepare written or published information that documents


manufacturer's recommendations, guidelines, and procedures for installing or
operating a product or equipment. Include name of product and name, address, and
telephone number of manufacturer. Include the following, as applicable:

O.

1.

Preparation of substrates.

2.

Required substrate tolerances.

3.

Sequence of installation or erection.

4.

Required installation tolerances.

5.

Required adjustments.

6.

Recommendations for cleaning and protection.

Manufacturer's field reports: Prepare written information documenting factoryauthorized service representative's tests and inspections. Include the following, as
applicable:
1.

Name, address, and telephone number of factory-authorized service


representative making report.

2.

Statement on condition of substrates and their acceptability for installation of


product.

3.

Statement that products at site comply with requirements.

4.

Summary of installation procedures being followed, whether they comply with


requirements and, if not, what corrective action was taken.

5.

Results of operational and other tests and a statement of whether observed


performance complies with requirements.

6.

Statement weather conditions, products, and installation will affect warranty.

7.

Other required items indicated in individual Specification sections.

3.3

CONTRACTORS REVIEW AND APPROVAL

A.

Prior to transmittal, verify field measurements, field construction criteria,


manufacturer's catalogue numbers, and conformance of submittal with requirements
of the Contract Documents.

B.

Review each submittal and check for compliance with the Contract Documents.
Mark with approval stamp before submitting to Engineer.
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C.

Approval stamp: Both the Contractor and the Contractors Consultant shall stamp
each submittal with a uniform, approval stamp. Include Contract name and location,
submittal number, WBS number, specification section title and number, name of
reviewer, date of Contractor's approval, and statement certifying that submittal has
been reviewed, checked, coordinated, and approved for compliance with the
Contract Documents. Sign and stamp each sheet of shop drawings, back of the
cover sheet for product data, and each sample label sheet to certify compliance with
requirements of Contract Documents. Deviations from requirements of the Contract
Documents shall be submitted in accordance with Section 016200, Product
Substitutions.

D.

Fabrication of products or beginning work prior to the return of approved submittals


is at the Contractors risk.

E.

Submittals without the Contractors stamp and submittals which, in the Engineers
evaluation are found to be incomplete, will be returned without being processed. Any
resulting delays shall be the Contractors responsibility.

F.

The Contractor shall be responsible for quantities and dimensions shown on


submittals.

3.4

ENGINEERS ACTION

A.

General: Engineer will not review submittals that do not bear the Contractor's
approval stamp and will return them without action.

B.

Engineer's action: Engineer's review is limited only to checking conformance with


information given and the design intent expressed in the Contract Documents. It is
not conducted for the purpose of determining the accuracy and completeness of
details, dimensions or quantities, substantiating integrity or compatibility, or
confirming instructions for installation or performance. Engineer's approval does not,
in any way, relieve the Contractor of the responsibility for compliance with Contract
document requirements.

C.

Action submittals: Engineer will review each submittal, indicate corrections or


modifications required, and return it to the Contractor. Engineer will stamp each
submittal with an action stamp and will mark the stamp appropriately to indicate
action taken, as follows:
1.

Final unrestricted release: Where the submittal is marked "APPROVED, the


work covered by the submittal may proceed provided it complies with the
Contract Documents. Final acceptance of the work will depend on that
compliance.

Final-but-restricted release: Where the submittal is marked "APPROVED AS


NOTED, the work covered by the submittal may proceed provided it complies
with both Engineer's notations and corrections on the submittal and the
Contract Documents. Final acceptance of the work will depend on that
compliance.

3.

Returned for re-submittal: Where the submittal is marked "REVISE AND


RESUBMIT", do not proceed with the work covered by the submittal, including
purchase, fabrication, delivery, or other activity for the product submitted.
Revise or prepare a new submittal according to the Engineer's notations and
corrections.
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4.

Rejected: Where the submittal is marked "REJECTED", do not proceed with


the work covered by the submittal. Prepare a new submittal for a product that
complies with the Contract Documents.

5.

Review not required: Where the submittal is marked REVIEW NOT


REQUIRED, it contains information that does not necessarily require
Engineers approval. If, in Engineers opinion, the submittal contains
information contradictory to Contract Documents requirements, it will be
returned with one of the forgoing action dispositions, Items 2 through 4 above.

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SECTION 013520 - HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

The Employer and Engineer are committed to the safety and health of all persons
associated with the development. However, the Contractor has the sole
responsibility for developing and implementing the health and safety plan for all
work. These Contract specifications must not be considered as inclusive of all safety
and health requirements for works. Instead these are a guideline that must be
addressed while developing the approved Contractor site specific health and safety
plan (SSHSP). The Contractors SSHSP shall be submitted and approved by the
Engineer prior to site mobilization.

B.

The works shall be executed in accordance with all relevant legal requirements and
be guided by industry best practise.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1.

CONTRACTORS SAFETY OBLIGATIONS

A.

The Contractor shall be solely and completely responsible for safety conditions on
the site including the safety of all persons and property inside and adjacent to the
site during the Contract. These requirements shall apply continuously for the
duration of the Contract and shall not be limited to normal business hours or other
time constraints, nor be reduced or diminished in any way because the Contractor is
not given sole occupation of the site. The Contractor is fully responsible for the
safety of workers engaged upon the works, and of all other persons working at or
visiting the site including any employees of other contractors working within the site,
and for the protection of the public in the vicinity of the site. The Contractor shall
formulate and implement their safety plan, in accordance with the requirements of
this section.

B.

In accordance with the Contract documents, the Contractor shall submit the
proposed Contractor SSHSP and following receipt of Engineers Representatives
written notice of no objection it shall become the Contractors SSHSP.

3.2

LAWS AND REGULATIONS

A.

The Contractor shall ensure that all operations carried-out under the Contract shall,
at all times, comply in all respects with all applicable laws and best industry
practices.

3.3

CONTRACTORS SAFETY ORGANIZATION

A.

The Contractor shall designate a senior member of its staff who shall be responsible
and directly accountable to the Engineers Representative in all matters concerning
safety, health and the environment.

B.

The Contractor shall provide and maintain an organizational structure of safety staff
to effectively implement and manage occupational safety and health on site. Such
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staff shall be engaged solely in safety assurance. Responsibilities and task


subdivision shall be clearly identified in the SSHSP, and shall show direct lines of
communication and reporting between the Contractors safety manager and the
Engineers Representative.
C.

The Contractor shall, within 30 days of the notice to proceed, appoint a safety
manager whose fulltime duties shall be solely connected with the safety
(environmental, industrial health, and hygiene) aspects of the works and who shall
report directly to the Contractors designated program manager.
Such an
appointment shall be subject to a statement of no objection by the Engineers
Representative. The safety manager shall be suitably qualified and experienced,
and shall implement, maintain, and monitor compliance with the SSHSP and all
safety procedures, and be based full-time on site.

D.

The Contractor shall not remove the appointed safety manager without the prior
written consent of the Engineers Representative, and any replacement shall be
nominated by the Contractor at the same time consent is sought.

E.

The Contractor shall authorize the safety manager and safety staff to issue stop
orders to employees of the Contractor and its Subcontractors of any tier, including
labour-only, to cease operations and take urgent and appropriate action to make
safe the site and prevent unsafe working practices or other infringements of the
SSHSP or breach of any applicable laws

F.

The Contractor shall ensure that each Subcontractor of every tier, including labouronly, shall have safety supervisory staff with appropriate experience and training.
Such staff shall be responsible for implementing and maintaining the appropriate
elements of the SSHSP, and shall devote a substantial amount of time to such
duties. All Subcontractors shall, at all times, conform to the SSHSP.

G.

The Contractor shall not commence any work on site until the safety manager has
been appointed, and commenced duties on the site and the appropriate
Subcontractors safety staff are in place and the Contractors SSHSP has been
reviewed and approved by the Engineer.

3.4

RISK ASSESSMENT

A.

In order to formulate a specific and competent SSHSP, the Contractor shall carryout a detailed risk assessment against the scope and nature of the Contracted
works and the particular site conditions. The risk assessment shall be conducted by
a qualified and suitably experienced team comprising planning, design, and
supervisory staff led by the safety manager. The documentation arising from this
process shall contain a comprehensive schedule of all perceived risks and the
proposed elimination and mitigation measures necessary to reduce the risk to a
minimum. Risk assessment documentation shall form part of the auditable safety
records.

3.5

THE SITE SPECIFIC HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN (SSHSP)


The SSHSP shall identify known risks associated with the Project and establish safe
systems of work.

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Content of the SSHSP


1.

The SSHSP shall be subject to regular review against evolving regulations, the
scope and program of the works, ambient conditions, or as directed by
Engineers Representative. For it to be considered adequate, the SSHSP shall
contain, but not be limited to, the following elements for the works:
a.

A policy statement signed by the Contractors head of Company


declaring that occupational health and safety shall be given the highest
practicable priority in all aspects of the Contract and in the discharge of
their contractual obligations. It shall also clearly state that the
Contractors representative shall be directly accountable in all matters of
safety at the site.

b.

An organization chart identifying all full-time safety personnel and all site
staff with particular responsibilities for safety under the Contract and the
SSSP. The chart shall indicate seniority and show reporting lines. In
particular, the direct relationship between the safety manager and the
Contractors representative shall be clearly shown. A safety
responsibility statement for each position shown on the chart shall be
appended to the chart.

c.

Details of the authority vested in the safety manager and their staff,
which would enable them to take or instruct appropriate action, including
the stoppage of activities likely to cause injury, in the event of a
contravention of the SSHSP.

d.

Details of radio or other communication facilities necessary to enable the


safety manager and the Contractors key staff to communicate efficiently
and effectively on safety matters with the Contractors personnel at all
Site workplaces and with Engineers staff.

e.

The means by which the Contractor shall ensure that specialist health
and safety procedures proposed by Subcontractors of all levels will be
reviewed and assimilated into the Contractors safety plan.

f.

The means by which the Contractor shall ensure that Subcontractors of


all levels comply with their occupational health and safety standards, and
all applicable laws. This section shall include details of any health and
safety promotion initiatives and award scheme.

g.

Emergency procedures that detail the organization of rescue and


damage limitation teams to deal with emergency situations on site such
as, but not limited to: seismic activity, fire, loss of power, flooding, or the
evacuation of a seriously injured person from a remote or difficult site
location, etc. The emergency procedures shall specify the equipment, its
location and the frequency of practice drills. The Contractor shall also
detail how information on such services and arrangements shall be
made known to those at work on the Site.

h.

Arrangements for training the Contractors entire site staff to enable


them to properly undertake health and safety responsibilities. The
Contractor shall keep records of such training for health and safety audit
purposes. Upon completion of training, the Contractors site staff shall

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sign a copy of their assigned safety responsibilities statement which


shall also be kept by the Contractor for audit purposes.
i.

Arrangements for the induction and job specific health and safety
training of all workers including those of Subcontractors at all levels. The
proposals shall include the syllabus, frequency, and application of such
training courses. Such training shall be conducted by suitably qualified
persons and repeated at intervals of six months. All workers shall
receive the agreed induction training before they are allowed to
commence work on Site. The identification card numbers and names of
attendees shall be kept for audit purposes. In addition, all visitors shall
receive the agreed to induction safety training prior to being allowed onto
the construction site.

j.

Arrangements which allows the Contractor to positively identify each


individual who has successfully completed safety training. Those who
can not be identified positively shall not be allowed to work on site.

k.

Arrangements to ensure that, at least once every week, all workers shall
receive, and participate in, a toolbox talk with their immediate supervisor.
Records of this activity shall be kept for audit purposes. The topic of
these talks shall be decided at the site safety meeting. Guidance notes
and advice on how to present the talks shall be prepared by the
Contractors safety manager and issued to those giving the talk. The
names of those attending the toolbox talk shall be noted on the toolbox
talk form and initialled by all attending.

l.

Details of the quantity and specification of all necessary safe condition


monitoring equipment which shall include as a minimum, but is not be
limited to, sound level meters and appropriate gas monitors.

m.

The means and frequency by which safety equipment such as scaffolds,


guardrails, working platforms, ladders and other means of access, lifting
appliances, lighting, signing and guarding equipment, shall be inspected,
tested, and maintained. Maintenance and monitoring records for all of
the aforementioned equipment shall be kept for audit purposes. The
Contractor shall ensure that all the inspections and verifications are
undertaken by qualified and competent persons.

n.

Details of how the Contractor will ensure the protection of authorized


visitors and the prevention of unauthorized entry to site.

O.

Details of the proposed first aid provisions including medical personnel


and facilities appropriate to site conditions. This shall include
arrangements for transporting the injured (ambulance, stretcher, etc).

p.

Details of how, where and by whom auditable health and safety related
records shall be kept and maintained. In addition to these records, the
safety manager shall keep a safety diary to record all safety-related
activities and events on a daily basis. The diary shall be made available
to Engineers staff on request.

q.

Details of the Contractors arrangements for site safety inspections to be


conducted by the Contractors representative. These inspections shall
take place at least monthly by the safety manager and daily by the
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supporting safety staff. Reports of these inspections shall include the


actions taken to resolve any problems or shortcomings discovered
during the inspection shall be made available for audit purposes.
r.

Terms of reference, membership, and the proposed frequency of site


safety committee meetings. These meetings shall be chaired by the
Contractors representative.

s.

A comprehensive health and safety inspection checklist for the use of


the Contractors site staff when inspecting the site. The checklist shall
indicate the standard to be achieved on any particular aspect of health
and safety and be compiled in such a way that will allow the inspector to
easily record actual findings. Critical substandard items shall be rectified
on the spot and signed off as such. Non-critical substandard items that
are not rectified on the spot shall be brought to the attention of the
appropriate manager via the sign off portion of the checklist for
subsequent rectification. When completed the checklist shall be kept for
audit purposes.

t.

Details of the Contractors internal safety audit scheme to be


implemented regarding the safety management system and the physical
Site conditions. The audits shall be performed, against the conditions
specified in the SSHSP at least every three months. The audit shall
include the work of Subcontractors of all levels. The documentation
generated by the audit process, including score sheets, shall be made
available to the Engineer for audit purposes.

u.

Detailed procedures covering all health and safety aspects of the


Contract are included, but not limited to, the following list when
applicable. The Contractor is advised that, in order to facilitate efficient
document and standards review, they shall consult with Engineers
safety staff and use Engineers construction health and safety manual for
guidance and assistance when formulating these procedures for
inclusion in the SSHSP.
i.

Work at height,

ii.

Control of noise,

iii.

Control of dust,

iv.

Temporary illumination,

v.

Worker welfare and hygiene facilities,

vi.

Housekeeping,

vii.

Traffic control and site transportation,

viii.

Fire control precautions and fire procedures,

ix.

Working in confined spaces,

x.

Excavation,

xi.

Diving, when applicable,


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xii.

Hand held electrical tools,

xiii.

Temporary electrical distribution network,

xiv.

Welding/cutting operations and equipment,

xv.

Personal protective equipment and clothing,

xvi.

Lifting accessories (slings and shackles, etc.),

xvii. Cranes, hoists and lifting appliances,


xviii. Scaffolding and work platforms,
xix.

Ladders,

xx.

Contractors plant, machinery and vehicles,

xxi.

Work over water,

xxii. Structural steel erection,


xxiii. Blasting and explosives,
xxiv. Control of hazardous substances,
xxv. Hot working,
xxvi. Floor and wall openings and stairways, and
xxvii. Protection from falling objects.
B.

Revisions of safety plan including procedures


1.

At any time, and in accordance with Contract Documents, a revision to the


safety plan or any safety procedure may be required in order to ensure
compliance with the Contract, the Contractor shall, following discussion with
the Engineers Representative, issue such revision, which shall include an
addition, omission, or revision as applicable.

2.

The Contractor shall review, on a continuous basis, the safety plan and
procedures and shall revise these as required in accordance with activities
and experiences on site. Such revisions, from time to time, shall enhance the
standards of safety being implemented on site. Procedures shall be reviewed
and new procedures issued whenever the character or extent of any activity is
changed or a new activity of different nature is introduced which necessitates
such revision.

3.

In addition to revisions, the Contractor shall make a formal review once every
12 months on the anniversary of the notice to proceed date. Such formal
review, which shall take no more than 30 days, shall consider all matters
pertaining to safety planning and implementation including accident reports,
inspections, audits, suggestions from meetings, and other sources including
the Engineers Representative and the Engineers insurance representative
and hazard analysis reviews. Within seven days of finishing this review, the
Contractor shall issue a review report to the Engineers Representative giving
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the conclusions of the review and identifying the revisions to be made to the
safety plan.
4.

Within 30 days of the issue of the review report, if required, the Contractor
shall issue a revised safety plan for consideration by the Engineers
Representative in accordance with the Contract Documents.

3.6

GENERAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

A.

Emergency and Rescue Procedures

B.

C.

1.

The Contractor shall develop site emergency response and rescue procedures
before any work commences at the site. These procedures shall provide clear
instructions to be followed in the event of an emergency, naming of
responsible personnel, notification and cooperation proposals with appropriate
rescue services, and other authorities who would be involved methods of
evacuation including use of helicopters and other necessary measures. The
procedures shall be coordinated with local fire and rescue and emergency
services as required. Emergency procedures giving full instructions and
telephone numbers shall be posted at appropriate locations and in the
languages in common usage on site.

2.

For underground works, trained rescue teams shall be designated for each
working shift. These teams shall receive professional training in emergency
response, rescue and first aid, particularly suited for the work at hand.
Members of the rescue teams may be workers assigned to underground work
or other duties.

3.

Emergency drills including both the rescue teams and outside rescue and
emergency services shall be executed within one month of commencing
construction on any section and shall be repeated at no less than 6-month
intervals. Where circumstances justify it, the Contractor may be required to
carry out emergency drills more frequently.

Public Convenience and Safety


1.

All work shall be conducted so obstructions to traffic are minimized. The safety
and convenience of the public and the protection of persons and property shall
be provided as specified in the Contract Documents.

2.

Barriers, barricades, and warning signs: The Contractor shall provide, erect,
and maintain barriers, barricades, lights, signals, signs, and other traffic
control devices in accordance with the applicable laws and to the extent
necessary to enable the Contractor to meet their obligations under the
Contract Documents.

5.

Structural steel beams and other major structural components or heavy and
potentially hazardous components shall not be lifted and/or placed over
roadways or walkways that are open to the public.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


1.

The Contractor shall ensure that all persons working on or visiting the site
wear, at least, a safety hard hat of an approved type, safety glasses, strong
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works areas and specify the appropriate personal protective equipment


according to the applicable laws, standards and codes of practice. The
Contractor shall ensure that Subcontractors workers of any tier, including
labour-only, are issued with the specified PPE.
2.

The hard hat designation on site is as follows:


a.

Engineer

White Helmet

b.

Contractors Supervisors/Foremen

Yellow Helmet

c.

Contractors Safety Staff

Green Helmet

d.

Contractors Banks men

Red Helmet

e.

Contractors Other Labour - Colour other than those listed before.

Changes to the project helmet color scheme are at the discretion of Engineer.
3.

All PPE shall be properly maintained and replaced before the period of
permitted use expires.

4.

The Contractor shall ensure that all persons on site use the appropriate PPE
at all times. Training in its use shall be provided where necessary. Failure to
use such equipment shall be considered as conduct prejudicial to safety. The
use of safety helmets on site shall be mandatory except in designated areas
such as offices and canteens.

D.

No minors (under 18 years of age) are to be permitted access

E.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

F.

1.

The Contractor shall assess all materials for their occupational health and
environmental compatibility. A less hazardous product shall be used to replace
any material that is toxic, explosive, carcinogenic, flammable, or which may
otherwise create a hazard. Where this cannot be done, the Contractor shall
conduct a risk assessment and, if appropriate, produce a method statement
specifying the safe method of use or application which shall be sent to the
Engineers Representative, in advance, for a statement of no objection. The
Contractor shall maintain a material safety data sheet (MSDS) for all such
materials in the auditable health and safety records.

2.

Non-prescription drugs and alcohol. Controls shall be established and


maintained to prevent persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol entering
and/or working on the site. No alcohol or non-prescription drugs shall be
allowed on the site.

First Aid
1.

All parts of the Site where work is being carried out and the site offices shall
be provided with appropriately equipped first aid kits. First aid kits shall be in
sturdy weatherproof containers clearly identified and fixed in an obvious and
readily accessible location. All work sites shall have readily accessible first aid
facilities fully equipped and staffed during working hours by appropriately
qualified medical personnel. At all times, at least one person staffing the
facility shall be qualified as a registered medical technician. Such facility shall
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be able to provide immediate medical assistance for minor and serious


injuries. The Contractor shall maintain an adequate number of personnel
trained in basic first aid; the required number shall be not less than one trained
personnel per 50 employees.
G.

Fire prevention
1.

H.

Noise
1.

I.

In addition to complying with this section, all necessary procedures shall be


established and maintained to prevent people working on site or members of
the public in the area being exposed to unreasonable levels of noise. Such
procedures shall, where necessary, include the provision of noise containment
barriers and the issue of protective equipment to people working on site.

Contractors plant, equipment, and vehicles


1.

J.

The Contractor shall establish a fire prevention strategy for all of the Works
under its control and shall provide all necessary and appropriate fire fighting
equipment, facilities, and personnel trained in fire fighting. Warning systems
shall be installed at all places where persons may be at risk from fire and all
personnel shall be given instruction in evacuation procedures and basic fire
fighting.

All construction plant, equipment, and vehicles brought onto site shall be
inspected and tested, as appropriate. Each vehicle, item of Contractors plant,
and equipment shall be given a unique identity number. This number shall be
clearly displayed on the machine at all times. The Contractors plant,
equipment, and vehicles shall fully comply with the applicable laws, be
properly licensed and certificated, and be maintained in line with the
manufacturers specification. Copies of all such licences, certificates, and
maintenance sheets, etc. shall be kept in the safety-related documentation
files in the main site office. A system to control delivery vehicles and short
term hired plant shall also be established.

Communications and signs.


1.

2.

General communication requirements.


a.

All signs, labels, warnings, posters, and safety information directed at


people working on site shall be in English and in any other language used
by a significant number of people working at the site.

b.

Communications regarding sub standard safety items may be verbal in the


first instance to be followed by written communication, as necessary.

Electronic communications.
a.

The Contractor shall ensure that radio and telephone communication is


available at all times between all parts of the site and the main site offices.
Such communication system shall provide a dedicated channel for use in
case of emergencies involving accidents, injuries, fatalities, serious
damage or dangerous occurrences.

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K.

L.

M.

Temporary access and temporary work


1.

The Contractor shall provide all necessary temporary access facilities, which
shall be constructed, installed and maintained in accordance with the
applicable laws and codes of practice. In particular, ladders and any
supporting structures shall be regularly inspected to ensure that they are fit for
purpose and free from defects. Any temporary access shall be secured
against movement, provide a good walking surface and incorporate fall
protection measures.

2.

All temporary works shall be checked, approved and marked as approved,


prior to use.

Control of employees and visitors


1.

All Contractor employees and Subcontractors of every tier, including labouronly, all other Contractor employees of Engineer who are working within the
site, and all visitors to the site, including staff and agents of Engineer, shall be
obliged to conform to the provisions of the safety plan.

2.

The Contractor shall provide visitors viewing or inspecting any work site with
personal protective equipment and shall provide appropriate safety instruction
to the visitors. Visitors shall be accompanied at all times by a full-time site
employee of the Contractor or Subcontractor. Visitors shall not be permitted to
enter high-risk areas unless for purposes of inspection and with written
permission of appropriate parties. Such high-risk areas shall include areas
requiring the use of safety harness, uncertified areas of temporary works,
lifting zones and other areas as designated from time to time by the safety
manager.

3.

All employees of the Contractor and all Subcontractors of every tier, including
labour-only, and all employees of other Contractors working within the site
shall at all times wear suitable identification when on site and display a permit.
The permit shall be dated and clearly show the persons name and their
employer.

Electrical equipment
1.

N.

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All electrical equipment, including the construction site supply layout, shall be
supplied, operated, and maintained in accordance with the applicable laws,
manufacturers' instructions, and site procedures. Procedures for the operation
of the construction supplies, and the repair and maintenance of electrical
equipment shall be developed as part of the safety plan.

Hoisting and lifting operations.


1.

Competent Operators and Lifting Supervisors


a.

Only persons holding valid certificates or licences issued by a


recognized training body, and authorized in writing by the Contractors
safety manager, shall be allowed to operate Contractors plant,
equipment, and vehicles. In addition, a trained and authorized person
shall be assigned to supervise every lifting operation. Lifting
supervisors shall be equipped with radio equipment to enable
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have appropriate certifications and current inspection records on site.


Lift plans shall be developed for all major lifts. Crane lift equal to or
greater than 75% of the cranes net capacity shall be considered a
critical lift. All critical lift plans shall be prepared according to ASME
standards and reviewed by a competent engineer.
2.

O.

Q.

a.

Prior to use on site, lifting accessories, such as chains, slings,


shackles, etc., shall be tested and certified to an approved safety
margin according to the applicable laws. Each item must be clearly
and indelibly marked with a unique identifier and its safe working load
(SWL). The original certificate shall be kept in the lifting accessory
register as part of the Contractors auditable safety records. The
Contractor shall arrange for a thorough examination to be carried out
every three months during the course of the Contract. All such items
should be color-coded to aid inspection. Any lifting accessory found
unmarked or unregistered shall immediately be put out of use until recertified.

b.

Procedures for operation of hoists shall be prominently displayed by


each hoist. Only trained and authorized personnel shall operate
hoists.

Explosives
1.

P.

Lifting Accessories

Explosives shall not be used unless unavoidable. Such use shall only be
permitted upon approval from the relevant authorities. Storage and use of
explosives shall be in compliance with safety regulations and permits and all
applicable laws.

Work at height and over water


1.

All work at a height in excess of two meters shall be executed within a properly
secured and protected area. If such enclosure and protection is impracticable,
work shall only be permitted with the use of well-secured safety lines and
safety harness that meets industry standards or equivalent and appropriate
local government regulations. All personnel in such locations must wear
approved and tested safety harness 100% of the time secured to such safety
lines. All personnel required to wear a safety harness shall be adequately
trained in fall protection before wearing the harness and working at heights.

2.

Where work is being carried out on, over, or adjacent to water, a safe system
for working shall be devised to prevent persons from falling into the water. A
suitably designed and equipped safety boat, or boats as appropriate, shall be
provided and used solely for rescue work. Boats shall be continuously manned
with appropriately trained staff and be ready to deploy whenever personnel are
at risk of falling into the water. Suitable and sufficient back-up staff and
equipment shall be planned into the operation.

Tunnelling operations
1.

The safety requirements for tunnelling operations shall comply with the
requirements of the safety plan and applicable standards.

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S.

Sanitation, Housekeeping, and Inspection


1.

The site shall be kept in a clean, clear, and uncluttered condition, free of
obstructions and hazards at all times. All material and equipment that is not to
be used shall be removed, particularly on access routes and walkways.
Sanitary facilities shall be provided within a five minute walk from all intensive
work sites.

2.

The Contractor shall regularly inspect, test, and maintain all safety equipment,
scaffolds, guardrails, working platforms, hoists, ladders and other means of
access, lifting, lighting, signing and guarding equipment. Such inspection shall
include checks on temporary works certificates, safe working procedures and
personnel protection equipment. Inspection reports shall be filed for each
individual inspection. Lighting shall clearly and uniformly illuminate the working
site. Signs shall be kept clear of obstructions and easy to read. Equipment that
is damaged, dirty, not presently required in that location, or not in working
order shall be repaired, removed, or replaced immediately.

3.

The Contractor shall establish and maintain a system for the issue of
noncompliance notices by the safety manager regarding safety violations and
procedures for expeditiously rectifying such violations. The processing of
notices of noncompliance from the Engineers Representative shall also be
included within the same system.

Radiation Protection
1.

T.

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The use of radioactive substances and irradiating apparatus shall comply with
the applicable laws. No operation involving ionizing radiation shall be carried
out without the approval of the Engineers Representative. The Contractor
shall ensure that site personnel and members of the public are not exposed to
radiation.

Health and Safety Publicity


1.

The Contractor shall ensure that health and safety matters are given a high
degree of publicity on site. Posters and signs written in the languages
understood by the workers which draw attention to site safety, rescue, and
occupational health, shall be made or obtained from appropriate sources and
shall be displayed prominently in relevant areas of the site.

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SECTION 013527 - REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section includes regulatory authorities applicable to the Contract.

1.2

REFERENCES TO REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

A.

Codes, laws, ordinances, rules and regulations referred to shall have full force and
effect as though printed in full in these specifications. Codes, laws, ordinances, rules
and regulations are not furnished to the Contractor, since the Contractor is assumed
to be familiar with their requirements.

1.3

LAWS, ORDINANCES, RULES, AND REGULATIONS

A.

During execution of work to be done under Contract, the Contractor is obligated to


comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, and rules and regulations including, but
not limited to:
1.

Potable
Water

National Water Company (NWC)/Ministry of water


and electricity (Water Department)

2.

Sewerage

Ministry of Water & Electricity, Sewer


Department/Local Saudi Municipality

3.

Irrigation
Water

Local Saudi Municipality, Garden Section

4.

Fire Fighting

Civil Defense Department of Local Saudi Municipality

5.

Electrical
LV/HV

Saudi Electric Company (SEC)

6.

Street
Lighting

Local Municipality, Street Lighting Department

7.

Lighting

Local Telecom service provider/ Communication


and Information Technical Commission (CITC)

B.

Contractor shall comply with article (5) of the Tender Regulations issued under
Royal Decree No. M/58 dated 04/09/1427H, priority should be given to the national
industries, products and services, as well as the products of national origin.

1.4

STANDARD AND PRACTICE


The works shall be performed according to International Standards and equipment
shall comply with the most relevant codes, accident prevention, regulations and
legal regulations, acts and regulation in force in Saudi Arabia.
Materials and equipments for which there are no Saudi Standards or British
Standards are available shall comply at least with one of the following standards and
codes, in order of priority:

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British

BSI , IEC

International

ISO

Eurocode

ENV, EN, EC

German

VDE, VDI, AD, TRD, DIN, VGB

American

ANSI, ASME, ASTM, IEE, NEMA, API, AGA, ASA, AWS,


ISA, NACE, UL, SSPC, SAMA, AWG, AWWA, NPFA

Japanese

JIS

It is contractor responsibility to provide sufficient evidence that any other standards


proposed by Seller (other than those mentioned above will ensure an equivalent or
higher standard.
The contractor shall clearly state in his proposal the standard s and codes that he is
intends to apply
All plants items shall be designed, constructed and tested generally in accordance
with the latest revision of the following standards except where specifically directed
otherwise.
2.

PRODUCTS

A.

A minimum of 10% of the products (in the job) shall be national products. For further
information, reference subsection 1.3B on the preceding page.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

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SECTION 013531 - SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

1.

Engineer requires the work be managed using the criteria outlined in this section.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION

3.2

PROTECTION OF PUBLIC TRAFFIC


1.

Comply with requirements of acts, regulations, and bylaws in force for


regulation of traffic or use ofroadways upon or over which it is necessary to
carry out work or haul materials or equipment.

2.

Comply with the requirements of Employer.

3.

When working on travelled way:


i.

Place equipment in position to present minimum of interference and


hazard to travelling public.

ii.

Keep equipment units as close together as working conditions permit and


preferably on same side of the travelled way.

4.

Do not leave equipment on travelled way overnight.

5.

Do not close any lanes of road without approval of Engineer. Before re-routing
traffic, erect suitable signs and devices in accordance with instructions
contained in the procedures for temporary traffic control in work areas of lanes
of traffic.

6.

Keep the travelled way graded, free of pot holes, and sufficiently wide for the
required number of traffic lanes.
i.

Provide a minimum seven meter wide temporary roadway for traffic in twoway sections through work and on detours.

ii.

Provide a minimum five meter wide temporary roadway for traffic in oneway sections through work and on detours.

7.

As directed by Engineer, provide paved detours or temporary roads to


facilitate passage of traffic around restricted construction area.

8.

Provide and maintain road access and egress to property fronting along work
under Contract and in other areas as indicated, unless other means of road
access exist that meets Engineers approval.

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INFORMATIONAL AND WARNING DEVICES


1.

Provide and maintain signs, flashing warning lights, and other devices required
to indicate construction activities or other temporary and unusual conditions
resulting from project work which requires road user response.

2.

Supply and erect signs, delineators, barricades, and miscellaneous warning


devices as specified in the procedures for temporary traffic control in work
areas of lanes of traffic.

3.

Place signs and other devices in locations as specified in the procedures for
temporary traffic control in work areas of lanes of traffic.

4.

Lighting shall be provided along high use roadways, at all pedestrian


crosswalks, road intersections, and communal parking areas. Lighting must be
inspected at least weekly for expired bulbs, damages, etc and replaced
accordingly.

5.

Flashing hazard lights (orange or yellow) shall be provided in areas where


elevated hazards exist. Examples would include: roads adjacent to open
excavations, blind corners/ turns, and pedestrian crosswalks.

6.

All motorists are responsible for reporting damaged or missing lighting


equipment to the Engineer HSE Dept.

7.

Roadside hazards include: open excavations of 0.5 meters or greater depth,


semi-permanent equipment pads and staged equipment, pedestrian
walkways, permanent structures, and electrical substations and power poles.

8.

Meet with Engineer prior to commencement of work to prepare a list of signs


and other devices required for project. If a situation on site changes, revise the
list to approval of Engineer.

9.

Continually maintain traffic control devices in use by:


i.

Check signs daily for legibility, damage, suitability, and location. Clean,
repair, or replace signs to ensure clarity and reflectance.

ii.

Remove or cover signs that do not apply to the day to day existing work.

PUBLIC TRAFFIC CONTROL


1.

Banks men or Flagmen shall be used at all times when heavy equipment and/
or construction activities will occupy or be carried out in established roadways,
or with any other activity that disrupts the normal flow and design of road and
traffic system. A minimum of two (2) Banksmen shall be used for any such
activity to ensure visibility to all motorists.

2.

Only properly trained banksmen shall be used. Contractors shall ensure that
personnel serving in this capacity have received the required training and
understand all hazards and responsibilities associated with the task.
Banksmen/ Flagmen shall be provided with the following personal protective
equipment:

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Hard hat

Eye protection

Steel toe work boots/ shoes

Class II (minimum) reflectorized vest

Stop/ Slow paddle

Lantern (night operations)

3.

Contractors excavating adjacent to established roads shall provide barricades


along roads to safeguard motorists from excavation hazards. Barricade
erection shall begin prior to and throughout the course of the excavation
activity.

4.

Barricades shall be of three types: high level, medium level and low level.
Combinations of components from various barricade systems may be used
dependent upon the specific hazard and level of exposure to motorists.

5.

High level barricades shall consist of rigid barriers such as jersey or K rails.
Railings must be interconnected and, where plastic in construction, weighted
to ensure adequate stability. High level barricades shall be placed with at least
1.2 m clearance between the back of the barricade and the edge of the
excavation.

6.

Medium level barricades consist of rigid guard railings, rigid fencing (chain
link), soil berms or stop logs.

7.

Low level barricades consist of soft fencing (snow fence), construction cones,
and barrier tapes.

8.

Only qualified persons shall conduct hazard assessments of excavation areas


and other locations where barricade systems are required alongside
roadways. Only these qualified persons shall provide guidance of which level
of barricade system is required to those labor staff responsible for
implementing the barricade system(s).

9.

Only High Level barricade systems shall be used to safeguard pedestrian


walkways and crosswalks. All personnel are responsible for reporting
damaged or missing barricades to the Engineer HSE Dept.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
1.

Maintain existing conditions for traffic throughout the period of the Contract
except that, when required for construction under Contract, and when
measures have been taken as specified herein and approved by Engineer to
protect and control public traffic.

2.

Drivers shall not engage in the use of mobile phones whilst driving. If the use
of mobile phones is deemed necessary, drivers shall pull their vehicles safely
off, or to the side of the road, and engage hazard lights. Motorists observed
using telephones while driving by Engineer or Contractor Management will be
stopped and issued a written warning. Receipt of a second warning for such

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activity will automatically result in the motorists driving privileges on the


project being permanently revoked.
3.

As the Ministry of Housing project is a 24 hour a day operation, construction


activities and vehicle operation during hours of darkness is inevitable. Given
this, roadway and intersection lighting, meeting Saudi Government guidelines,
is necessary.

4.

It is the primarily Roads Contractors responsibility to provide for and ensure


that motorists are provided with adequate protection from roadside hazards.
However, all Site/Project Contractors are required to safeguard hazards
resulting from their Works. Roads Contractor scope of work does not relieve
Site/Project Contractors from their responsibility to safeguard their work areas
by minimizing hazard exposure to site motorists and pedestrians.

5.

All vehicle accidents or incidents shall be immediately reported to Contractor


Management. Examples of incidents requiring reporting include: collision with
other vehicles, collision with structures, vehicle rollover, vehicle fires, incidents
involving vehicle fluid spills, and mechanical failure rendering the vehicle
immovable. Immediate notification of the incident to the Engineer HSE
Department is required.

6.

Delays to public traffic: maximum two minutes.

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SECTION 013535 - FIRE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section includes information on fire safety.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

A.

Site specific emergency response plans must be developed for each work location.
Contents shall include details of personnel assembly areas, locations of alarm
activation points and listings of emergency contact numbers.

B.

Immediately report all fire incidents to the Fire Department (999), the Contractors
safety manager, and the Engineers Representative.

3.2

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR FIRE PROTECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS

A.

Fire protection and alarm system shall not be:


1.

Obstructed;

2.

Shut-off; and

3.

Left inactive at end of working day or shift without authorization from .Engineer

B.

Fire hydrants, standpipes, and hose systems shall not be used for other than firefighting purposes unless authorized by Engineer.

3.3

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

A.

Supply fire extinguishers, as specified by regional and local regulations. Temporary


means of fire suppression must be supplied until permanent systems are available.

3.4

BLOCKAGE OF ROADWAYS

A.

Advise the Engineers Representative of any work that would impede fire apparatus
response. This includes violation of minimum overhead clearance, as prescribed by
the Engineers Representative, erecting of barricades and digging of trenches.

3.5

SMOKING PRECAUTIONS

A.

Smoking shall only be allowed in designated areas and containers must be supplied
to collect all smoking material discards. The areas shall be kept free of combustible
materials and must be regularly maintained to ensure cleanliness.

3.6

RUBBISH AND WASTE MATERIALS

A.

Rubbish and waste materials are to be kept to a minimum.


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B.

Burning of rubbish is prohibited.

C.

Removal.
1.

D.

Remove all rubbish from work site at least at the end of each work day or shift
and more frequently, if needed, and as directed by Engineer.

Storage.
1.

Store combustible materials in approved receptacles to ensure maximum


cleanliness and safety. Solid wastes shall be stored separately from liquid
wastes.

2.

Deposit greasy or oily rags and materials subject to spontaneous combustion in


approved receptacles and remove as required in Section 3.6, Item C, No. 1 above.

3.7

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

A.

Work entailing use of toxic or hazardous materials and/or chemicals or otherwise


creating hazard to life, safety or health, shall be in accordance with regional and
local government fire code standards and best industry practices. Material Safety
Data Sheets (MSDS) shall be required for all hazardous materials and chemicals on
site.

3.8

QUESTIONS AND/OR CLARIFICATION

A.

All questions and clarifications regarding fire safety shall be directed to the Engineer

3.9

FIRE INSPECTION

A.

Site inspections by Employer shall be coordinated through Engineer.

B.

The Engineer shall be allowed unrestricted access to work site.

C.

The Contractor must cooperate with the Engineer during routine fire safety
inspection of the work site.

D.

All unsafe fire situations observed by Engineer must be immediately remedied.

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SECTION 013543 - ENVIRONMENTAL PROCEDURES


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section outlines the environmental procedures required for the Works detailed
in the Contract Documents.

B.

The works shall be executed in accordance with the latest version of Environmental,
Health & Safety (EHS) Codes of Practice & Guidelines, including its Construction
Environmental Management Plan.

C.

The Contractor shall comply with the requirements of the Presidency of Meteorology
and Environment (PME) for construction project, including obtaining all necessary
permits.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PLAN REQUIREMENTS

A.

The Contractor is required to prepare and submit the following to Engineer for
approval prior to forwarding to Engineer and prior to commencing construction, if
applicable:
1.

Construction waste management plan describing on site waste management,


disposal, reuse or materials, recycling, and staff training.

2.

Storm water pollution prevention plan describing water quality protection


measures including erosion and sediment controls, inspections, monitoring,
and staff training including a drawing indicating location and type of erosion
and sediment protection measures.

3.

PCB management and emergency response plan describing management,


reporting, emergency response, contact numbers, and staff training.

4.

Asbestos remediation plan (if applicable) describing management, reporting,


emergency response, contact numbers, and staff training.

5.

Hazardous material spill management plan describing management, reporting,


emergency response, contact numbers, and staff training.

6.

Indoor air quality management plan describing management, monitoring,


reporting, documentation, emergency response, contact numbers, and staff
training.

7.

Comply with the requirements of all applicable regulations, guidelines, airport


rules and regulations, standards, and best industry practices that pertain to
construction activities.

8.

All required documents, including manifests, for disposal of any products


considered hazardous materials.
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The Contractor shall obtain any necessary permits from the PME based on the
construction environmental management plan (CEMP) prepared by the
contractor.

3.2

PROTECTION OF SURFACE WATER RESOURCES

A.

Construction activities can negatively impact the environment by causing soil


erosion or by the accidental release of chemical compounds into ditches, drains, and
waterways.
1.

Confine all construction activity including the transportation and storage of


equipment and materials areas designated by Engineer.

2.

The Contractor is required to ensure that activities, which may pose risk of a
hazardous material release to a surface water body, are not conducted near a
waterway or drain leading to land drainage system or surface water body.

3.

Do not obstruct flow of natural water courses or disturb stream beds. Do not
obstruct surface drainage unless to prevent erosion or escape of
contaminants.

3.3

WATER QUALITY PROTECTION AND EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL

A.

General requirements.
1.

B.

C.

A storm water pollution prevention plan shall be developed and implemented


prior to the start of any construction where disturbance of soil or vegetation is
likely to occur, or surface water quality may be impaired.

Water quality protection.


1.

Precautions are to be taken to ensure that building, pavement and asphalt


construction does not result in watercourse contamination by such materials
as lime, cement, oil, grease, asphalt, emulsified asphalt, or any other
hazardous substance or substance deleterious to fish or fish habitat.

2.

Keep excavations free of water while work is in progress. Protect open


excavations against flooding and damage due to rain and surface run-off.
Provide temporary pumping facilities. After a rain or surface runoff, pump
water out of all excavations and correct any resulting damage. Do not pump
directly into the drainage system or receiving streams. Dispose of water in a
manner not detrimental to public and private property including receiving
creeks.

3.

Do not pump wastewater effluent, or water ponding on or adjacent to the


construction site, into any waterway catch basin, or ditch. Remove any wastewater effluent that may be contaminated with hazardous product including
hydrocarbons from the site and dispose of in an appropriate manner which
includes testing and treatment of the suspected contaminant.

Erosion and sediment control.


1.

The Contractor is responsible for appropriate measures to ensure sediment


does not leave the site or enter into a drainage system or waterway, and shall
take all steps necessary to ensure soil erosion control measures are

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implemented to prevent sedimentation in nearby drainage ditches and


waterways. Employ all erosion control measures in consultation with Engineer.

D.

2.

Complete construction on drainage ditches, culverts drains and sub drains as


quickly as possible. Where there is a risk of erosion due to disturbances to
soils or vegetation or sediment uptake in runoff waters, sediment control
measures downstream must be established prior to construction, maintained,
and inspected throughout the construction period. Maintain a record of all
inspections and provide it to Engineer.

3.

Preserve vegetative cover as long as possible. Promptly re-vegetate all


disturbed areas. Grassed areas to be hydro seeded or sod. Where revegetation is delayed on slopes exceeding 6%, the area is to be rough
surfaced perpendicular to the drainage slope.

4.

Where vegetation disturbance is on a slope greater than 10%, additional


erosion control measures must be implemented. These may include the use of
a commercial erosion control blanket, or straw mulch and tackifer to ensure
that soil erosion does not occur during re-vegetation period. Commercial
erosion control blankets are to be installed according to the manufacturer's
specifications.

5.

Sediment controls must be inspected by Engineer and the Contractor weekly,


and directly following a rain event. Regular maintenance of the erosion
controls is the responsibility of the Contractor. Sedimentation and erosion
control shall remain in place and maintained until vegetation is re-established
to the satisfaction of Engineer.

6.

For the purpose of ensuring sediment does not drain to a creek, ditch or
stormdrain; water ponding on the construction site may be pumped to grass
areas adjacent to the construction site if it is not contaminated. Such pumping
action must be monitored to ensure that this does not create standing water
(which is a bird and waterfowl attractant).

7.

Locate all accumulated debris and soil away from drainage ditches and storm
water catchments. Milled and granular materials are to be removed promptly,
not left in a location close to a ditch or catchment basin.

8.

Use wheel wash areas, construct stabilized construction entrance/exits onto


public paved surfaces and frequently clean streets to ensure mud from the
construction areas does not leave the site.

Regulatory requirements.
1.

Land drainage quality from construction areas is to meet the local government
agency water quality standards and the local surface water quality standards,
objective, and guidelines.

2.

Do not deposit a deleterious substance into a fish-bearing waterway.

3.

Do not remove water for construction related activities, such as dust control,
from any stream unless having obtained written authorization from Engineer.

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3.4

DISCHARGES TO SANITARY SEWERS

A.

Effluent limits: Sanitary effluent leaving a building space or land parcel shall be in
compliance with the appropriate sewer municipal laws. Oil/water separators are to
be provided for the construction of facilities that may produce sediment, free phase
hydrocarbon product and/or oil or grease from kitchens or other sources.

B.

General Requirements.

C.

1.

To ensure compliance with applicable regulations, the Contractor shall


establish a monitoring program appropriate to regulatory requirements and
best industry practices.

2.

No hazardous materials such as paints, chemicals, hydrocarbons, etc., shall


be disposed of through the sanitary or land drainage sewer.

3.

Food preparation areas: All effluent from food preparation areas shall be
cooled prior to discharge to the grease traps and oil/water separators.

Regulatory requirements.
1.

All activities shall conform to the applicable laws of the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia.

3.5

AIR QUALITY

A.

General requirements.
1.

All emissions shall comply with legislation and guidelines pertaining air quality.

2.

If the Contractor fails to control emissions, Engineer reserves the right to order
the Contractor to cease all operations until adequate measures have been
taken. The Contractor can make no claims for delay of construction on this
item.

3.

Fuel for all stationary equipment used on site.


a. To minimize emissions from equipment, propane, natural gas, biodiesel or
de-ashed oil must be used as a fuel source. Submit material safety data
and batch analysis sheets for review, prior to plant operation.

B.

4.

All stationary and non-stationary equipment must be maintained in good


working order to minimize emissions.

5.

The Contractor is to choose constructions means and methods that prevent or


control nuisance odours at the site and monitor for odours during construction.

Indoor air quality.


1.

Protect indoor air quality at work at all times.

2.

Use low volatile organic compound (VOC) cleaning products, strippers, paint,
sealers, and adhesive products where available. The Contractor is to notify
client when low VOC products are not available for interior work. Vent areas
where VOC emitting products are used. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
shall be required for all products on site.
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3.

Sequence material installation to ensure dissipation of high emissions,


finishes, and products and dust prior to the installation of absorptive materials
such as carpets, underlay, furniture, fibrous wall board, acoustical ceiling
materials, etc.

4.

Use low VOC emitting materials. Use engineered and composite wood
materials that do not emit formaldehyde. Select eco-label materials, where
practical.

5.

Sealants and caulking materials are not to be formulated or manufactured with


fibrous talc, asbestos, formaldehyde, mercury, lead, cadmium, hexavalent,
chromium, barium, and their compounds with the exception of barium
sulphate.

6.

The Contractor is to vent interior spaces as appropriate to protect worker


health and safety including staff and other Contractors. The Contractor is to
provide indoor air quality monitoring for mould and other contaminants. The
Contractor to flush out interior spaces prior to occupancy as required by
Engineer, and monitor air quality prior to occupancy.

7.

Control moisture within building during construction to prevent mould growth.


Construction materials are to be free of mould, mildew, and organic material,
and kept dry during storage and construction.

8.

Protect HVAC system from contamination such as dust and mould during
construction.

9.

Clean grates and grills designed to capture dirt particulates and chemical
pollutants from entering building at high volume entry ways immediately prior
to occupancy. Replace filtration media immediately prior to occupancy.

10.

Smoking is not permitted on the construction site and as otherwise advised by


Engineer.

Dust control.
1.

Excessive dust from construction activities creates a serious hazard for airfield
operational activities and the public on site and must be controlled at all times.

2.

The Contractor is responsible for providing dust control measures during


construction.

3.

The Contractor shall maintain sufficient watering capacity on site at all times to
control construction dust.

4.

The Contractor is to contact the appropriate authority to obtain a letter of


authorization for the removal of water from a stream for dust control purposes.

5.

Processes with the potential to create dust such as cement plants must be
shrouded to protect aviation equipment and local air quality to the satisfaction
of Engineer.

6.

As a minimum, use appropriate covers on trucks hauling fine or dusty material.


Use watertight vehicles to haul wet materials.

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7.

Use appropriate covers on soil stockpiles or apply other appropriate dust


control measures.

8.

Engineer may stop the work at any time when the Contractor's control of dusts
and particulates is inadequate for wind conditions present at the site, or when
air quality monitoring indicates that release of fugitive dusts and particulates
into atmosphere equals or exceeds specified levels. The Contractor can make
no claims for delay of construction on this item.

9.

Prevent dust from spreading to adjacent property sites. If the Contractor's dust
and particulate control is not sufficient for controlling dusts and particulates
into atmosphere, stop the work. The Contractor must discuss procedures that
the Contractor proposes to resolve the problem. Make all necessary changes
to operations prior to resuming any excavation, handling, processing, or any
other work that may cause release of dusts or particulates.

On site concrete plants and crushing equipment (if applicable).


1.

Concrete plants and equipment must be shrouded throughout the duration of


use to prevent dust and protect aviation equipment and local air quality.
Shrouding must be maintained.

2.

The Contractor operating temporary aggregate or crushing plants on site may


be required to lease land specifically for the placement and operations of the
plant and associated activities. The location is to be at the discretion of
Engineer.

3.

Plant operation may be suspended at the discretion of Engineer for local air
quality concerns. Operate plants and equipment in a manner that avoids the
creation of on and off airport nuisance dust and noise. Maintain equipment in
good working order. The Contractor can make no claims for delay of
construction on this item.

On site temporary asphalt plant (HMA) (if applicable)


1.

The Contractor operating temporary asphalt plants on the place of the work is
required to lease land specifically for the placement and operations of the
asphalt plant and associated activities. The location is at the discretion of
Engineer and shall adhere to local KSA procedures/guidelines.

2.

To minimize emissions from the HMA plant:


i.

Propane, natural gas, or de-ashed oil must be used as a fuel source.


Submit current material safety data and batch analysis sheets for review,
prior to plant operation.

ii.

Asphalt plants on construction site may not produce mixes containing


recycled asphalt (RAP).

iii.

Asphalt millings are permissible for use as a dust control agent on


temporary haul roads and storage areas and other uses as designated
by Engineer. Asphalt millings generated from construction site are the
property of Engineer unless otherwise specified.

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iv.

For the asphalt plant located on the airport, utilize a bag house or wet
scrubber to reduce particulate matter emissions. Operate and maintain
emission control device in good working order for the duration of the
work.

v.

For the asphalt plant located on the construction site, permit access, and
cooperate with Engineer in conducting air emission testing (stack and
fugitive) from the asphalt plant (with the emissions control unit to be
used for the project) at the start of operation, to test emission levels for
the following: Total particulate matter, PM 10 and PM 2.5, carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, and volatile
organic carbons. Address any operational recommendations stemming
from the air emissions testing. Employer will arrange for the testing.

vi.

Provide anticipated asphalt plant operation dates. Start of the plant


requires approval of Engineer. Weather conditions, which may create
local air quality issues, may preclude start-up.

vii.

Plant operation may be suspended at the discretion of Engineer for local


air quality concerns. Contact Engineer immediately if the following
conditions arise:
1. Winds of less than 10 km/hr; or
2. Winds of less than 15 km/hr and the plume is not dispersing and is
moving toward populated areas to the northeast, east, southeast,
south, or southwest. Terminate plant operation immediately during
atmospheric inversion conditions (smoke plume is not dispersing and
is at or near the ground). There will be no additional compensation for
shut down of the asphalt plant arising from the above conditions.

F.

viii.

Air emissions should not exhibit a visible plume with opacity greater than
5% at any point beyond the construction site and should not result in the
deposition of visible particulate residue at any time beyond the property
line. Minimize the production of NOx, CO and organic compounds
through efficient operation of the plant.

ix.

Operate the HMA plant in a manner that avoids the creation of off the
construction site nuisance odour and noise. Maintain the HMA plant in
good working order.

Other
1.

In a manner consistent with the Engineers anti-idling policy, unnecessary


vehicle and equipment idling is prohibited.

2.

Equipment and vehicles to be maintained in good working order (clean


emissions).

3.6

WASTE MANAGEMENT

A.

Construction waste management.


1.

Comply with anti-pollution laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations when


disposing of waste materials, debris, and rubbish.

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Use the services of government approved environmental services provider


(ESP) for the purpose of waste collection & disposal.

It is Engineers policy to maximize the reuse or recycling of construction materials.


1.

Soils and fill excavated from construction site is the property of Employer and
is to be reused on airport lands unless otherwise specified by Engineer.

2.

A waste management plan shall be prepared by the Contractor prior to the


start of any construction or demolition and submitted to Engineer for review
prior to forwarding to Employer.

3.

Do not dispose of liquid and solid waste on site. Haul to the nearest existing
licensed facility. Treat any waste that may contain contaminants and has not
been shown to be within guidelines for disposal at a non-hazardous waste
facility as a hazardous waste and dispose of at a permitted facility.

4.

The Contractor shall provide tipping and waste disposal receipts for all waste
removed from the site on a monthly basis to Engineer.

5.

The Contractor is expected to undertake recycling activities that are consistent


with community standards and regulatory requirements.

3.7

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

A.

General requirements.
1.

The Contractor is to be aware that hazardous materials may be present on


site.
a. If a Contractor encounters unforeseen hazardous material during
construction, the Contractor shall cease work and notify Engineer
immediately.
b. Engineer will investigate and provide direction to the Contractor via the
change order process.

2.

As part of construction activities, hazardous materials brought onto the


construction site must be managed to prevent risk to human health and/or the
environment. Proper identification, handling, control and proper disposal of
such materials shall be the responsibility of the Contractor.

3.

Hazardous material is defined as:


a. Any product which may represent a risk to a worker, or public health and
safety, or the environment.

4.

All hazardous materials shall be handled in safe manner as indicated by the


manufactures instruction, environmental regulatory requirements, workplace
safety regulations and good management practices. The Contractor shall:
a. Prevent spills, leaks, and releases;
b. Conduct periodic inspections for leaks, spills, and releases. Report leaks,
spills and releases to Engineer immediately;

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c. Provide a current copy of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and


quantities to the Client. Maintain a copy of the MSDS readily available on
the place of the work;
d. Clearly identify their name on containers, cylinders storage, and
transportation cases; and,
e. Contain hazardous materials in proper ULC listed containers, clearly
labelled, and stored in manner to restrict access by unauthorized
personnel.

B.

5.

Comply with the requirements of KSA, environmental legislation relevant to


construction activities.

6.

Compressed gases shall not be stored on the place of the work unless by prior
permission of Engineer.

7.

For transportation of dangerous goods, provide vehicle operators trained in the


transportation of dangerous goods.

Hazardous waste registration and manifests.


1.

Employer shall be registered as a hazardous waste generator for off-site


disposal of materials existing on airport lands prior to construction and defined
as hazardous waste under provincial legislation.

2.

The Contractor shall be responsible for preparing the hazardous waste


manifest prior to removal of the waste for off-site disposal. The Contractor
shall ensure that an authorized representative of Engineer signs the manifest
for any materials existing preconstruction as the generator.

3.

For waste generated directly or indirectly as a result of the Contractors


activities or actions, the Contractor is responsible for the disposal of all
hazardous waste materials.

3.8

ASBESTOS (IF APPLICABLE)

A.

Asbestos may be found in existing facilities and pipelines.

B.

General requirements.
1.

If asbestos is unexpectedly found to be present on the site, all work shall stop
and the affected area cordoned off by a barricade until appropriate authorities
are notified.

2.

Collect representative samples of suspected asbestos containing material.

3.

Prior to undertaking remediation activities, submit a remediation plan


developed by qualified environmental Consultant to Engineer prior to the start
of any remediation activity.

4.

Asbestos must be removed before facility demolition or decommissioning


occurs. Waste must be removed, handled, packaged, stored, transported, and
disposed of in accordance of applicable regulations.

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5.

Care must be taken to ensure exposure of workers and the public to asbestos
is avoided and disturbances prevented at all times.

6.

Arrangements for disposal must be made in advance with the water and waste
department.

7.

Quantities of asbestos waste product removed, lab results, and manner and
proof of disposal must be reported to Engineer.

3.9

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) (IF APPLICABLE)

A.

Where equipment containing PCBs shall be used or decommissioned, a PCB


management and emergency response plan shall be submitted to Engineer by the
Contractor prior to starting construction.

B.

These plans shall contain the following information:

C.

1.

Volume/weight of PCBs,

2.

Concentration,

3.

Form of material,

4.

Location of material,

5.

Proposed management of the material including decommissioning,

6.

Response procedures for clean-up and control of spills, and

7.

Reporting requirements and emergency contact information.

Decommissioning of PCB equipment (if applicable).


1.

D.

Quantities of waste product removed, lab results, and manner and proof of
disposal must be reported to Engineer and regulatory bodies.

Regulatory requirements.
1.

PCB disposal shall be with a licensed hazardous waste company in KSA.

3.10

LEAD (IF APPLICABLE)

A.

Demolition and disposal requirements.


a.

Painted structures must be tested for lead concentration prior to paint


stripping. Collect representative paint samples from all painted surfaces to be
stripped.

b.

Landfill disposal is not permitted if the CGSB leachate analysis concentration


(in waste extract) for lead is equal or greater than 5.0 mg/L. If paint exceeds
5.0 mg/L, it is to be treated as hazardous waste.

c.

If electrical cables are detected with lead sheathing, they must be removed
and disposed of as hazardous waste.

d.

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3.11

MERCURY (IF APPLICABLE)

A.

Mercury may be present in thermostats, switches, gauges, and specialty equipment


components.

B.

Inspect for equipment and components, which may contain mercury. If mercury is
detected, remove all mercury containing equipment and place in a secure container
and disposal as a hazardous waste.

C.

Regulatory requirements.
1.

Mercury disposal shall be with a licensed hazardous waste company in KSA.

2.

Quantities of waste product removed, lab results, and manner and proof of
disposal must be reported to Engineer.

3.12

PAINTS, SOLVENTS THINNERS, URETHANES, ETC.

A.

Paints, solvents, thinners, urethanes, etc., shall not be left in open containers where
permitted to be stored during construction. Covers shall be replaced to ensure
containers are properly sealed.

B.

Spray application of paints, solvents, thinners, urethanes, and other similar products
is to be coordinated with Engineer.

C.

Disposal.

D.

1.

Leftover paint must never be dumped into sewers or drains.

2.

Latex paints can be disposed of as regular garbage if the lids are off the paint
containers and the paint is dry and hard.

3.

Leftover oil-based (alkyd) or other paints must be disposed of as hazardous


waste with a licensed hazardous waste company in KSA.

4.

Quantities of waste product removed, manner and proof of disposal must be


reported to Engineer.

Regulatory requirements.
1.

Government sewer and landfill laws and regulations.

E.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) shall be required for all products on site used
during construction.

3.13

HALOCARBONS (REFRIGERANTS)

A.

All equipment containing ozone depleting substances (ODS) which is being


commissioned shall adhere to the following:
1.

Engineer must be informed of all new equipment that contains any refrigerant
prior to the equipment arriving at the site.

2.

All trades people, that install, service, leak test or charge halocarbon
refrigeration and airconditioning systems, must be a certified technician with all
of the following: valid ozone depletion prevention card, a valid trade
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qualification certificate (TQC) and be a qualified journeyman or apprentice


under the direct supervision of a journeyman. This applies to all
Subcontractors who service refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.
Photocopies of certificates will be required to be submitted to Engineer prior to
commencing work.

B.

3.

All installations by the Contractor must be accompanied by the appropriate


documentation. These documents must be in order prior to payment. In
addition, leak test cards and decommissioning cards will be required to be
affixed to the unit serviced. For equipment which is five ton and greater,
service logs must be provided to Engineer.

4.

In the event of a leak of any size of halocarbons, the Contractor shall


immediately respond with adequate resources as deemed appropriate by
Engineer. Report any leak to Engineer. All clean-up, restoration, and
rehabilitation shall be conducted in accordance with the above.

5.

The Contractor shall be responsible for the actions of their employees, agents,
or Subcontractors.

All equipment containing ODS which is being decommissioned, dismantled or


dispose of shall have:
1.

C.

The ODS removed and recovered into appropriate containers for disposal,
reuse, or recycling. A certified technician shall do the work.

Regulatory requirements.
1.

Maintenance or removal of systems containing halocarbons shall be by a


certified technician.

3.14

SOILS AND GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT

A.

Soil quality requirements.

B.

1.

All imported topsoil, fill and aggregate/granular materials must be clean and
free of hazardous material contaminants such as hydrocarbons and heavy
metals.

2.

Material must be approved by Engineer for intended use, unfrozen and free of
rocks larger than 50 mm, cinders, ashes, sods, refuse, or other deleterious
materials.

Prior to use of backfill from off construction site, certification of its quality by
with laboratory analysis shall be submitted to Engineer.

Equipment maintenance.
1.

The Contractor shall ensure that all equipment and vehicles are in good
working order and not leaking fluids.

2.

Whenever possible, equipment maintenance and repair shall be completed off


construction site.

3.

Where maintenance or repair is required on the place of the work the


Contractor shall meet the following requirements:
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C.

a.

The activity shall occur at a location designated by Engineer only. The


location must be 30 meters from a waterway and 20 meters from any
access drain into the land drainage system.

b.

Enclosed containers shall be used for the disposal of all refuse or


hazardous waste resulting from equipment maintenance.

c.

Be prepared to intercept, clean-up, and dispose of spills that may occur.


Maintain materials and equipment required for clean-up of spills or
releases readily accessible on-site.

d.

A vehicle wash area and concrete truck washout must be designed with
the selected location approved by Engineer.

Drilling and excavating.


1.

Regulatory requirements.
a.

D.

Project Specifications

Excavating and drilling: Adhere to procedures in the Employers CEMP


for:
i.

Utility locates shall be performed prior to any excavating being


started.

ii.

Decommissioning of monitoring wells, and boreholes and backfill


requirements for excavations.

iii.

Surveyed location of boreholes and monitoring, and other well


installations.

Impacted and contaminated site investigations and remediation.


1.

General requirements.
a.

The Contractor shall contact Engineer for the inspection of any


potentially or suspected contaminated soil or groundwater encountered
on construction site prior to disturbing and/or removing the soil or
groundwater. Unauthorized disturbance or remediation activity shall be
at the Contractors expense.

b.

Soil and groundwater investigation and remediation activities are to be


conducted in a manner consistent with the Clients CEMP and under the
direction of the Employers Consultant, a registered environmental
professional.

c.

All soils and groundwater contaminated above criteria shall be disposed


of at a licensed facility.

d.

Excavate and dispose of clean soil contaminated by the Contractors


activities.

e.

Furnish and equip personnel engaged in equipment decontamination


with protective equipment including, where appropriate, suitable
disposable clothing, respiratory protection, and face shields.

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Only stockpile suspect soils in area designated by Engineer. Provide


impermeable liner and contain water from soil stockpiling facility.

3.15

FUEL AND CHEMICAL STORAGE (IF APPLICABLE)

A.

General requirements.

B.

a.

During construction, it is the Contractors responsibility to ensure the integrity


of all storage containers for fuels and other hazardous materials, to take
measures to prevent the accidental release of hazardous products, and
respond effectively to any accidental releases which may occur.

b.

It is the responsibility of the Contractor to ensure that all storage meets or


exceeds applicable federal and provincial regulatory requirements.

Temporary and non-stationary storage tanks.


a.

C.

Hydrocarbon and other hazardous products temporarily stored on the site


must be:
a.

Contained within a designated area pre-approved by Engineer that is


clearly marked and barricaded to protect the integrity of the storage
containers from accidents or inclement weather;

b.

Provide adequate secondary containment in the event of a spill or


breach;

c.

In an area not to be located 20 meters from the nearest storm water


drain or ditch; and d. Information must be provided to Engineer including
products stored, projected quantities and location of information.

Storage tanks (permanent).


a.

All tanks containing fuels or hazardous materials must be stored in a


manner which:
i.

Protects from damage from vehicular or equipment impact


(bollards).

ii.

Provides adequate secondary containment.

b.

Only above ground storage tanks are permitted and shall be of double
wall fabrication.

c.

All new tanks shall be registered with Engineer with the location to be
approved by Engineer.
i.

As-built drawings must be provided.

ii.

New and upgraded storage tanks are to be located 20 meters from


the nearest storm water drain.

iii.

If it is a previously installed storage tank, then it must undergo a


leak detection test at the time of installation.

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iv.

Engineer shall be notified prior to the removal or decommissioning


of any above- or below-ground storage tanks located on
construction site.

v.

Storage tanks shall be installed and operated in a manner, which


meets all applicable codes and regulations whether of a
permanent or temporary nature.

3.16

FUELING AND TEMPORARY STORAGE PRACTICES (IF APPLICABLE)

A.

Construction equipment fuelling.


1.

Unless by previous arrangement with Engineer, airside vehicle and equipment


refueling must be conducted using existing refuellers or at an existing
refuelling facility.

2.

Refuelling is only permitted in areas designated by Engineer.

3.

The Contractor is required to fuel equipment in an area which does not pose a
risk of drainage to surface water bodies.

5.

Any refuelling done on airport property must be done by persons trained and
equipped to handle any fuel spills.

3.17

ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE

A.

The Contractor must prepare a contingency plan outlining procedures to be used in


the event of a leak, spill, fire, or other hazardous condition on the site. Submit the
plan to the engineer for review prior to forwarding to Engineer. The Contractor must
have a hazardous material spill management plan that has been reviewed by
Engineer and appropriate response kits in place prior to start of work.

B.

The Contractor shall review the plan annually and update it as required.

C.

The Contractor must ensure that a stocked spill kit is maintained on the site at all
times including when product is being delivered or stored. The kit must be adequate
to address workplace spills. The Contractors staff must be knowledgeable in the
use of the spill kit during an accident.

D.

All releases of hazardous materials are to be reported to Engineer. Any spill over 10
litres and any spill into a catch basin, drainage ditch, or creek is to be reported
promptly to the .

E.

Any investigation and remediation required as a result of a hazardous material spill


resulting from the actions or in-actions of a contractor or its agents, directly or
indirectly, is the Contractors responsibility. Investigations and any remediation must
meet the requirements of, and be preapproved by Engineer.

3.18

OTHER

A.

Regulatory Reporting.
1.

It is the Contractors obligation to compile data and report within required time
frames on emissions, hazardous material disposal, leaks and other
requirements as specified by regulatory authorities and applicable legislation
and Contract Documents.
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a.
2.
B.

2.

D.

The Contractor is obligated to compile and report green house gases if


thresholds are met.

Copies of reports submitted to regulatory bodies shall be provided to Engineer.

Inspections by regulatory authorities and public complaints.


1.

C.

Project Specifications

The following shall be reported to Engineer immediately by the Contractor,


without delay:
a.

Site visits and inspections by regulators,

b.

Any notice, order, or warning received from a regulatory authority by the


Contractor, their representatives, or suppliers in relation to activities on
site, and

c.

Complaints by members of the public.

A written report is to be provided by the Contractor at the request of Engineer.

Noise mitigation.
1.

Significant noise-generating construction equipment and activities such as


jack-hammering shall be scheduled between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

2.

Where possible, equipment shall be oriented to shield adjacent residential


neighbourhoods and/or directed away from such receptors.

3.

Equipment and construction vehicles shall access the place of the Work in
such a manner as to minimize disturbances to residences. Industrial and truck
routes are to be utilized. Equipment and construction vehicles shall not access
the site using residential streets.

Storage of materials.
1.

Storage of construction materials is to be contained within construction staging


areas designated by Engineer. Staging areas are to be located a minimum 30
meters from any surface water body or ditch.

2.

Use of recycled materials.


a. It is Engineers policy to use recycled materials where practical.

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SECTION 013553 - ACCESS CONTROL AND SITE SECURITY


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section describes access to the site and protection of work and property
required during construction within the construction site area.

B.

The Contractor is solely responsible for the site security and any individuals
performing related works who are allowed access onto the site.

C.

All vehicles on the job site must display the Contractors logo (magnetic signs are
acceptable) on the front door panels of vehicles.

D.

The Contractor is responsible to submit a site security plan along with a site logistics
plan to Engineer for approval. The Contractor is responsible to implement the
approved security plan and site logistics plan for the duration of the project. The
Contractor is required to install all facilities, fencing, gates, lighting, alarms, or other
products that may be required to provide site security and is also responsible to
employ a sufficient security staff required to provide site security. If the Contractor
and Engineer, observe deficiencies with the approved site security plan, the
Contractor shall address the deficiency immediately and update the site security
plan for review and approval of Engineer. Upon completion of the works, the
Contractor is required to remove all temporary facilities and services required to
perform the works.

E.

This section also covers the requirements for providing security and control to
various contractors zones access and surrounding temporary roads.

1.2

REQUIREMENTS

A.

The Contractor shall initiate a security program prior to mobilization and maintain it
throughout construction. Ten copies of the security program report shall be
submitted to Engineer for review and approval prior to mobilization. The Contractor
is to appoint a site security manager and provide 24- hours, 7-days per week site
security. The security manager, or one of their appointed deputies authorized on
security issues, is to be contactable by telephone 24-hours, 7-days per week. All
such information will be included in the security program report.

B.

All staff and manpower inclusive of Contractors, Subcontractors, suppliers, the


Contractor's agents/consultants are to have a project identification badge that
displays the name, picture, company of employment, and unique badge
identification number. All badges are to be uniform in appearance and display
project name and (primary) Contractors logo.
1.

C.

Prior to receipt of a badge to the individual the Contractor must determine that
the individual can work on the project. Each badge applicant must complete a
badge application form that must be authorized by the Contractor's site
security manager and an original copy of this authorization document is to
remain on file at the Contractor's site office.

The Contractor is to install, operate, and maintain a personnel and vehicle barrier
entry system to ensure that only authorized traffic is allowed to enter the site and
records of all traffic are captured. The system shall consist of:

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1.

The Contractor is to include sufficient badges to be issued to Employer and


Engineer staff that will routinely visit or work on site. The Contractor is to issue
visitor badges with badge sign out procedure to authorized individuals who
may infrequently visit site. Each badge is to have a unique identification
number that can be recorded.

2.

Each badge is to have a printed PVC adhesive identification card that displays
the project name, individual's name, picture, company of employment, unique
badge identification number, and the Contractor's logo. The Contractor is to
supply all badge-related materials.

3.

All individuals are to display their badge on outer garments in a prominent


easily identifiable manner. All labourers are to be in the Engineer approved
uniform and displaying their badges in accordance with the current Employer
Site security policy/procedure. Any individual on Site not in possession of or
without an authorized badge must be immediately removed from site by the
Contractor.

4.

The Contractor is to record and retain a record history of all individuals entry
and exit from the Site.

5.

Install a personnel-monitored vehicle traffic access barrier system, system for


entry and exit. The Contractor is to record the identification, license number,
and time of entry/exit of all vehicles entering site.

6.

The Contractor is to provide security personnel at the site pedestrian and


vehicular access points at all times, security staff is to be provided with an air
conditioned office adjacent to the access point. Sufficient space is required for
badge issuance of temporary badges. The security office is to be provided with
the means of direct contact with the Contractor's site supervisors and
management staff. Security personnel shall establish and maintain a working
relationship and ongoing communications with airport security personnel and
local government law enforcement agencies, as required.

7.

All access points must be provided with security lighting.

8.

The Contractor is responsible for submitting the site security plan to Engineer
for approval; improvements to the required scheme may be proposed by the
contactor but, are subject approval of Engineer.

9.

The Contractor may submit substitute materials and equipment of an equal or


superior quality to Engineer for review and approval.

The Contractor is to carry-out random site security inspections a minimum of four


times per day. The Contractor is to review the site to ensure that no security
breaches have occurred, investigate any unusual activity, inspect security fence
integrity, that workers on site are correctly wearing a identification badge, and
perform any other function as required in the site security plan. The Contractor is to
keep a record log of the date and time of the inspection, report items/actions taken
during inspection(s), and the log is to be signed by the inspecting security guard with
a printed name next to the signature.

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E.

The Contractor is to maintain good housekeeping practices on site to minimize the


possibility of security issues. Materials, equipment, and objects are not to be stored
within ten feet of any site security fence to prevent stored items being used as
access to breach the fence.

F.

The Contractor is to ensure that all individuals working on site do so in a safe and
professional manner. If the Contractor or Engineer observe individuals not following
accepted site rules and practices, the individual shall be removed from the site by
the Contractor and have their identification badge withdrawn.

G.

All Contractor personnel are responsible for challenging and reporting anyone in
their work areas not displaying a proper identification badge. All Contractor
personnel shall contact the site security office if they observe anyone without a
badge and detain person(s) if it is safe to do so.

H.

The Contractor is responsible to notify security office immediately if a breach of the


security has occurred or if they suspect the safety/security of the site may be
compromised. The Contractor shall also notify the police that a security breach has
occurred or is suspected on site. The Contractor is to notify Engineer immediately
after the security office has been contacted. The Contractor shall detail the security
breach/compromise process in their site specific safety plan.

I.

The Contractor is to develop a procedure within the site security plan that ensures
delivery vehicles that do not possess an approved badge have the correct
paperwork when arriving at the site. Deliveries must be scheduled and arrive at
predetermined time, have correct delivery paperwork, and be assigned to a
supervisory member of the Contractor's workforce.

J.

Site visitors shall comply with Engineers site visitor policy.

K.

The Contractor is to develop as part of the site security plan and site logistics plan a
layout drawing that ensures that pedestrians and vehicles can enter site efficiently
and prevent waiting time or traffic jams on access roads.

L.

The Contractor is responsible for the training of personnel for site security rules
instruction prior to granting access to the Site.

1.3

WRITTEN REPORT

A.

The Contractor shall submit a written security report that summarizes the site
security for the prior month as part of the monthly progress report. The report shall
detail any observations/actions taken by the site security staff. The Contractor is to
include any requests to update the approved site security plan that would consider
an enhancement.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

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SECTION 013595 - SITE LOGISTICS PLANNING


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section includes the Contractor's work to plan, prepare, and manage the
construction site and temporary works/facilities/equipment in an efficient coordinated
manner that provides maximum benefit to the construction of the permanent works.

1.2

ADMINISTRATION

A.

WORKING HOURS
1.

According to the Saudi Minister of Labor, the working hours for labors and
employees should not exceed 48 hours weekly, 8 hours daily plus an hour
break. Friday is weekend vacation for labors.

2.

During the holy month of Ramadan, the working hours are decreased to be 6
hours daily, 36 hours weekly.

3.

The contractor shall make sure that days of Eids, in Ramadan & Hajj, and
Saudi National Day are official public holiday in Saudi Arabia. If the work is
requested in non working hours such as, emergency cases, urgent works or
other reasons, the contractor must request prior approval from the Employer
and the Engineer.

1.3

INSURANCES

A.

Contractors should procure and keep valid the requisite insurances and shall comply
with their plant, equipment, employees and workers insurances requirements.

1.4

REQUIREMENTS

A.

The Contractor is to submit a site logistics plan within the proposed site layout and
usage to encompass related details from other contractors appointed within the site
layout, when applicable. This plan is to be submitted prior to mobilization. The plan
shall conform to the Contract requirements and is to accommodate any Contract
phasing requirements and allow for the most efficient construction of the permanent
works. With respect to works by other contractors, the Contractor shall obtain the
necessary details from, and coordinate the same with, the other contractors. The
plan is to contain, at a minimum, but is not limited to:
1.

The contractors office areas and layouts.

2.

Temporary utility runs, tanks, and generation areas.

3.

Access control/security stations.

4.

Temporary fencing and gates.

5.

Temporary site roads, clearly depicting emergency access and fire lanes.

6.

Proposed delivery route to site and site entrance that major material deliveries
will utilize. If different types of material delivery, then they will utilize different
entrances/routes that should be shown.
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7.

Storage and offloading areas.

8.

Stockpile areas.

9.

Batching plants/Pug mills (if applicable).

10.

Material testing laboratories and/or storage areas.

11.

Fire hydrant locations.

12.

Hoisting and crane locations.

13.

Site sanitation facilities.

14.

Equipment fuelling and maintenance areas (if applicable).

15.

Hazardous material storage areas.

16.

Secured material storage sheds.

17.

The Contractor is to submit details prior to mobilization that explains site


usage/logistics/temporary equipment/temporary facilities and the interface
between this and the construction of the permanent works.

The site logistics plan must describe all of the above for all contractors operating
within the proposed site layout. The site logistics plan shall be updated every time
other contractors are appointed to execute works within the proposed site layout or
when significant changes occur with respect to any of the items listed above.
B.

The Contractor shall adopt/develop/implement any and all management processes


the Engineer determines to be of benefit to the project.

C.

The Contractor shall have possession of the Site at the location of the Works
responsible for arranging his own working space. No claim whatsoever will be
entertained for any reason regarding the sitting, allocation or relocation of any
working space regardless of the distance.

D.

The Contractor shall provide sufficient illumination to all areas of the works that
provide light to required safety levels (as a minimum). Temporary lighting plan shall
be submitted to Engineer for review and approval on request.

E.

The Contractor shall develop a fire prevention plan to minimize and mitigate the
possibility of fire for the entire site. Similar to the site logistics plan, the fire
prevention plan shall encompass corresponding details from other contractors
appointed within the site layout. The Contractor is to submit a site fire prevention
plan to Engineer prior to mobilization and is to maintain and update the plan
throughout the project. The Contractor shall place clear identification on accepted
project fire lanes, the Contractor is to monitor these routes and prevent blockage at
all times. The Contractor is to outline areas where hydrants/ hoses and fire
extinguishers are to be position. The Contractor is to utilize non-flammable materials
for temporary facilities and material protection. Storage of flammable construction
materials and fuel areas are to be identified on the site logistics plan. The fire
prevention plan shall be updated every time other contractors are appointed to
execute works within the proposed site layout or when significant changes occur
with respect to its provisions.

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F.

The Contractor is to satisfy Engineer of specified material availability and


procurement including, but not limited to: inspection of material source/quarry,
inspection of material production, inspection of off site material inventory/storage,
and proof of order/Contract agreement with Supplier. If any delay or impact occurs
regarding the delivery of any material type to site occurs it is the Contractors full
responsibility, the Contractor must notify Engineer immediately of any occurrence.
The Contractor shall make all material sources/production/off site storage available
for inspection by Engineer and coordinate any inspections requested by Engineer.

G.

The Contractor shall provide Engineer with a material tracking system (MTS), for his
scope of work, that shall give a location and condition status from Engineer approval
through installation for the materials and equipment of critical nature or of foreign
origin as agreed upon by Employer. The MTS will be capable of providing detailed
status (valve, spool, etc.) and summary status (system, subsystem, cost code, etc.).

H.

1.

Engineer release and date required, schedule and latest promise. This
information is to be linked to the approved submittal schedule.

2.

System/subsystem code of account.

3.

Bill of materials.

4.

Purchase order.

5.

Material receiving reports (MRR).

6.

Employer interface requirements.

7.

Material/equipment item required schedule and latest promise.

8.

Vendor/contractor name and location of origin.

The initial submittal for the MTS shall consist of a procedure and system
specification issued to Employer for review. The MTS shall not replace any
warehousing procedures but, can be used to supplement and/or improve the
implementation of the warehousing procedures. One month prior to the shipment to
the site of the first item relevant to a specific MTS item of equipment or material for
the works to be used by the Contractor in the performance of the works, the
Contractor shall submit to Engineer a delivery program covering delivery of all major
equipment and materials for the permanent works to the site. Such programs shall
be related to the Contract schedule and shall contain the following information:
1.

Description of items to be shipped.

2.

MTS code reference.

3.

Approximate tonnage and cubic size.

4.

Origin of shipment.

5.

Date of shipment.

6.

Method of shipment.

7.

Port of arrival.

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8.

Estimated arrival date.

9.

Method of transportation from port of arrival.

I.

The Contractor is responsible to provide all labour to fulfill all Contract requirements
and project schedule. The Contractor is to satisfy Engineer that the required project
labour requirements can be achieved, Engineer has the right to request this proof at
anytime including prior to award of contract. The Contractor may be required to
provide, but not limited to: existing/previous contract labour records on projects of
similar nature, existing labour agreements with recruiters, and review of camp
facilities to be used by project labour (no labour camps allowed on project site). The
Contractor is to fully cooperate and coordinate with Engineer in the labour
requirement verification process.

J.

The Contractor shall enforce the conduct requirements on site and take disciplinary
action, including discharge, against its employees for violations including, but not
limited to:
1.

Refusing to work as directed.

2.

Excessive or chronic absenteeism.

3.

Consumption, possession of, or being under the influence of, drugs or alcohol
on the site.

4.

Fighting, discrimination, and horse play on site.

5.

Disregard for health, safety, and environmental rules.

6.

Theft of Employers, Engineer or other contractors property.

7.

Gambling on site.

8.

Possession of deadly weapon(s) on the site.

9.

Damage, misuse, or unauthorized use of permanent plant or facilities.

10.

Unauthorized entry to site or facilities.

All Contractors vehicles on site are to display company logo on the vehicle side, and
the logo is to be of sufficient size to be easily identified.

L.

The Contractor is to manage all vehicle deliveries, for his scope of work, to ensure
that materials are received in an orderly and efficient manner and not cause
congestion to the site access road system. The Contractor shall ensure that all
delivery vehicles entering the site, for his scope of work, have some form of
paperwork such as delivery note, collection note/off hire note, or written
authorization stating the purpose of the visit. It is in the interest of those within the
project that when ordering goods, materials, and/or services a correct order number,
name, and/or location is given at the time of ordering to ensure correct delivery of
those goods and materials, and all likely losses are minimized or traced. Off-hours
deliveries are required if the site becomes too congested in normal working hours.

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M.

As part of his obligations for the overall site logistics plan the Contractor is to
implement directional site signage scheme in Arabic and English, and other
languages as may be necessary to mitigate possibility of delivery vehicles and
authorized visitors becoming disorientated on arrival at project. The Contractor is to
develop site traffic flow system on the approved site road scheme to optimize site
traffic flow and minimize congestion. Once this scheme is approved by Engineer, the
Contractor shall enforce it.

N.

PEDESTRIAN TRAVEL

O.

1.

All pedestrian walkways shall be clearly marked and separated from vehicle
lanes by using physically protective barriers, signs and lighting. Barriers
provided for separation shall be inter-connected k-rail or jersey-type barriers.
Where plastic barriers are used, they shall be weighted and interconnected to
provide stability. Barriers shall be a minimum 30 inches in height. Pedestrian
walkways shall be designed to safely accommodate the volume of pedestrian
travel which may occur at peak times throughout the shift. Pedestrian
walkways shall be maintained free of obstructions at all times to minimize slip
trip and fall hazards to users.

2.

Pedestrian road crossings shall be established where necessary. Pedestrian


crossings shall be clearly posted as such to both directions of vehicle travel a
minimum of 50 meters prior to the crossing, and at the crossing location.
Pedestrians shall always have the right of way at road crossings.

3.

Contractors shall be diligent with regard to setting up their site (work location,
parking, and break areas) in order to minimize to the extent possible the need
for workers to travel adjacent to site roads. Workers shall never be required to
walk on roadways not provided with established pedestrian walkways. Preplanning of work areas is critical in minimizing pedestrian exposure to
vehicular traffic.

SPEED CONTROLS
a.

b.

As a condition of employment, all motorists are required to comply with posted


speed limits on site roads. All Site/Project Contractors shall ensure that all
employees, visitors, and vendors entering the project property and operating
motor vehicles on site roads are trained on this Plan and fully aware of posted
speed limits. The maximum posted site speed limit on project site roads is as
follows:
A.

30 km/hr for all construction trucks, heavy equipment, buses, vans, etc.
(Class A)

B.

40 km/hr for pickup trucks, cars and SUVs (Class B).

Appropriate speed at or below 30 km/hr for Class A classified vehicles and at


or below 40km/hr for Class B classified vehicles shall be exercised by their
respective drivers at all times. Depending on weather and/ or road conditions,
it may be necessary to reduce speeds to less than 30 km/hr. Motorists found
to be in violation of posted speed limits will be subject to disciplinary actions.

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Road Contractor will control and maintain Site thru the construction gates.
Road Contractor will provide traffic enforcement ,control and reporting of
violations of Site traffic speed, adherence to the posted signage and/or any
violation of the Construction Traffic Management, Site Transport and Control
Plan.

P.

The Contractor shall submit a detailed plan/equipment schedule that states the
arrival date on site of each piece of equipment and a description of the intended
method of use for the equipment for his scope of work only.

Q.

Provide a 24-hour contact list of all senior project personnel for all contractors
appointed within the proposed site layout. The Contractor is also to ensure that all
senior project personnel are available at all times (including non working hours) via
reliable mobile communications for his scope of work only.

R.

Provide all weather protection as required to the construction and site labour for his
scope of work only. Provide detailed list of construction project permits with current
status, for his scope of work only.

S.

A site logistic coordination meeting will be held weekly or as requested by Engineer


with the participation of all contractors appointed at the time within the proposed site
layout. The meeting has the objective of reviewing the current site logistics plan and
coordination of future activities to avoid conflicts and ensure orderly progress of the
work, items to be discussed should be, but are not limited to:

2.

a.

Coordinate shared access to site, staging areas, and workspaces.

b.

Coordinate provision of temporary facilities and controls.

c.

Coordinate and schedule interruptions of temporary utilities, including those


necessary to make connections for permanent services.

d.

Coordinate progress cleaning of common areas.

e.

Coordinate protection and security of the works.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

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SECTION 014000 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS


1.

GENERAL:

1.1

SUMMARY:

A.

This section details requirements of quality management system that shall be


implemented by the Contractor in the project.

1.2

INTRODUCTION:

A.

These requirements are designed to be the minimum standard that the Contractor
shall implement on the Project. Direct and indirect costs of implementing QA/QC
procedures are deemed to be included in the Accepted Contract Amount. No further
claim in relation to such costs will be considered.

B.

The Contractor shall implement these requirements to the extent they are applicable
to the scope of work. The Engineer shall mandate which parts are applicable.

1.3

SUBMITTALS:

A.

Project Quality Plan (PQP): shall be prepared by the Contractor and submitted to the
Engineer for his approval within 14 calendar days from Notice to Proceed as more
particularly described in Clause 3.3.1.

B.

Quality Control Organization Plan: shall be prepared by the Contractor and


submitted as integrated part of the PQP as more particularly described in Clause
3.3.1.D.2.

C.

Method Statements: The Contractor shall submit a comprehensive method


statement at least 7 calendar days before starting any major construction activity as
detailed hereafter in Clause 3.3.2.

D.

Inspection and Testing Plans (ITPs): The Contractor shall submit Inspection and
Testing Plans to all major construction activities within 14 calendar days from
Notice to Proceed as more particularly described in Clause 3.3.3.

E.

Internal Quality Auditing Plan(s): The Contractors internal quality auditing plan(s)
shall be established within 30 calendar days from Notice to Proceed and shall be
communicated to the Engineer for his comments and future tracking.

F.

Maintenance and Calibration Plan: The Contractor shall prepare his own calibration
and maintenance plan for all testing equipments and measuring devices that he will
be using during the project duration within 30 calendar days from Notice to
Proceed. This plan shall be submitted to the Engineer for review and approval.

G.

Independent Testing Laboratory:


1.

The Contractor shall use an approved material testing laboratory for testing
required by these specifications.

2.

The Contractor shall submit name and qualifications of an independent testing


laboratory to the Engineer for approval not less than 7 calendar days prior to the
date the laboratory is to be used.

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Inspection and testing results:


1.

The Contractor shall notify the Engineer immediately if any test results fail or
non-compliances occur.

2.

The Contractor shall submit regularly to the Engineer inspection and test
results, certificates of compliance, and certified material testing reports.

I.

Records Index: The Contractor shall submit an index with estimated quantity of all
project quality records which will be accumulated during the project, no later than 45
calendar days from the start of the contract.

2.

PRODUCTS AND PERSONNEL:

2.1

CONTRACTORS QUALITY DOCUMENTS:


Quality related documents that have to be prepared by the Contractor and approved
by the Engineer are detailed in clause 1.3 above (SUMBITTALS).

2.2

CONTRACTORS QUALITY PERSONNEL:

A.

General:

B.

1.

As a minimum, the contractor must provide the quality assurance/quality


control personnel allocated on the approved Quality Organization Plan and
as described herein.

2.

All quality assurance/quality control personnel shall be subject to the


Engineers approval.

3.

The Contractor shall notify the Engineer in writing prior to re-assigning or


replacing any of the quality personnel designated in the Quality Organization
Plan.

4.

The Contractor shall have adequate quality personnel on the site during all
production operations.

5.

The Contractors quality personnel shall have the authority to stop any portion
of the work which does not comply with the requirements of the contract
documents.

Quality Manager (QM)/ Quality Team Leader:


1.

2.

Minimum Qualifications shall be as follows:


a)

University Degree in appropriate Engineering discipline.

b)

10 years experience in QA/QC activities.

c)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English).

Minimum duties will be as follows:


a)

Develop the Project Quality Plan (PQP) and all related documents.

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C.

b)

Conduct periodic internal quality audits to assure site staff is complying


with all aspects of the PQP and quality requirements of the Project.

c)

Conduct periodic second party quality audits to assure subcontractors


and suppliers are complying with all aspects of the PQP and quality
requirements of the project.

3.

The Quality Manager shall report directly to the Contractors corporate


management.

4.

Once approved, the Contractors Quality Manager shall have full authority to
represent and act for the Contractor on all quality related matters.

Quality Control and Material Engineer:


1.

2.

3.
D.

Project Specifications

Minimum Qualifications shall be as follows:


a)

University Degree in appropriate Engineering discipline.

b)

5 years experience in related QC activities and material engineering


field.

c)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English).

Minimum Duties will be as follows:


a)

Implement all aspects of the Project Quality Plan.

b)

Review all material submittals for compliance with the contract


documents.

c)

Supervise site laboratory and all testing activities (onsite and offsite).

d)

Supervise site inspectors and all inspection activities.

e)

Review all method statements for quality compliance.

f)

Insure that inspection requests for all designated activities are presented
to the Engineer in a timely manner.

g)

Ensure that subcontractors and suppliers adhere to the quality


requirements of the project.

h)

Prepare the Contractors quality reports and submit the same to the
Engineer in timely manner.

The Quality Control and Material Engineer shall be present on site on full time
basis during daily construction activities.

Quality Control Inspector:


1.

Minimum qualifications shall be as follows:


a)

Diploma or Degree in appropriate engineering discipline or qualified


training and experience.

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E.

b)

4 years experience in QA/QC activities and related material testing.

c)

Good verbal and written communication skills (in English).

Minimum duties shall be as follows:


a)

Conduct required site inspections as directed by the Quality Engineer.

b)

Monitor site works in accordance with the Project Quality Plan and
promptly report any nonconformity with the contract documents.

c)

Ensure that works performed by subcontractors and suppliers comply


with quality requirements of the project.

d)

Monitor site storage of materials.

e)

Monitor on site testing and report any non-conformances.

Laboratory Technician:
1.

2.

F.

Project Specifications

Minimum qualifications shall be as follows:


a)

Diploma or Degree in appropriate engineering discipline or qualified


training and experience.

b)

4 years related experience in material testing.

c)

Good written and verbal communication skills (in English).

Minimum duties will be as follows:


a)

Maintain site laboratory and equipment in suitable condition.

b)

Monitor all sampling and conduct testing to appropriate standards.

c)

Liaise with 3rd Party Laboratory for tests that have to be conducted
offsite.

d)

Maintain all testing records in suitable fashion and report all nonconformities with the contract documents.

Document Controller:
1.

2.

Minimum qualifications shall be as follows:


a)

Diploma or Degree or suitable qualified training and experience.

b)

4 years experience as technical clerk or document controller.

c)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English).

Minimum duties shall be as follows:


a)

Maintain all QA/QC records in a neat, ordered and easily retrievable


fashion as described in the approved Project Quality Plan.

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b)

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Liaise with Quality Manager and Project Quality Engineer to maintain


project quality documents and manage proper filing, safeguarding,
distribution, retrieval, retention and disposal all as per the Contract
provisions.

3.

EXECUTION:

3.1

RESPONSIBILITIES:

A.

Contractors QA/QC Manager / Quality Team Leader: shall control and manage all
QA/QC activities at site and offsite as per Contractors approved Project Quality Plan
in particular and Project Quality Management System (QMS) in general. He has to
manage works of the Contractors quality team to ensure that all types of inspections
and testing are performed as per Contract requirements.

B.

Engineers Responsibilities: Engineer will undertake a quality assurance program


throughout the duration of the work. This may include, but it is not limited to:

C.

1.

Testing of materials, if applicable

2.

Inspection of works in progress and completed works,

3.

Review of construction practices and methods

4.

Auditing the contractors quality control program including inspection and test
plans, and

5.

Reporting on quality related issues to the Employer including quality


performance of the main Contractor, major subcontractors and major
suppliers.

Implementation of quality assurance program by Engineer does not relieve the


Contractor of his
contractual responsibility for continuous quality assurance and quality control.

3.2

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

A.

The Contractor shall be responsible for demonstrating that specified requirements


have been met. This includes the implementation of effective controls to ensure that
the checking, review, inspection, and testing of the Works are completed.

B.

The Contractor shall produce appropriate certification records including supporting


documents and asbuilt drawings to demonstrate compliance with the Contract
requirements and submit to Engineer for acceptance.

3.3

QUALITY PLANNING:

3.3.1

Project Quality Plan:

A.

The Contractor shall prepare and submit to the Engineer for approval within 14
calendar days from Notice to Proceed a specific Project Quality Plan (PQP) which
is designed to suit the general and particular conditions and requirements of the
project. The PQP shall set out the specific quality practices, resources, sequences
of activities related to services provided by the Contractor in the Project

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B.

No work covered by the Project Quality Plan shall begin until the plan has been
approved.

C.

The PQP shall define the documented quality management system to be


implemented by the Contractor throughout the Works in compliance with the
requirements of ISO 9001:2008, and make reference to all of the Contractor's
relevant procedures and manuals.

D.

The Contractors PQP has to identify the following major areas:


1.

The Contractors quality objectives for the Project

2.

Quality team organization plan including names, qualification and experience


of key persons as well as a description of responsibilities and authorities of
each individual in the quality team. Once approved, the Contractor Quality
Manager:
a)

Shall have full authority to represent and act for the Contractor on all
quality related matters.

b)

Shall notify the Engineer in writing prior to re-assigning any of the


designated quality control personnel.

c)

Shall obtain the Engineers approval for replacement prior to reassigning or relocating approved quality control personnel.

3.

Authorization letter to the Contractors Quality Manager/ Quality Team Leader


duly signed by the Contractors top executive management which states
clearly that Quality Manager is fully authorized to stop any work found to be
not complying with the Contracts requirements.

4.

Quality management procedures to cover all construction operations including


inspection and testing activities and documenting the final as-built condition of
the work. The Contractor may consult Engineer for list of quality management
procedures that have to be provided in the PQP. Resources/inputs, sequence
of works, outputs and responsibilities of Contractors key personnel with
respect to detailed activities shall be addressed clearly in each procedure.

5.

Quality forms (if not provided by the Engineer and/ or the Employer).

E.

The Contractor has to ensure that all subcontractors appointed by him will abide by
his approved Project Quality Plan while major subcontractors might be requested to
submit their own Project Quality Plan for Engineers review and approval. Quality
Plans of major subcontractors shall be in line with the approved Project Quality
Plan for the main Contractor.

F.

Modifications to approved Project Quality Plan for the main contractor or major
subcontractors are subject to Engineers approval.

3.3.2

Method Statements:

A.

The Contractor shall prepare and submit for Engineers approval a comprehensive
method statement for each major construction activity upon obtaining relevant
approvals for that particular activity. Method statement shall be submitted at least 7
calendar days before starting a major construction activity.

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Method statements shall clarify the following areas:


1.

Scope of work to be covered.

2.

References (other Method Statements, procedures and/or standards).

3.

Subcontractors utilized.

4.

Products required.

5.

Tools and equipment required.

6.

Preceding activities to be completed.

7.

Personnel required and designated responsibilities.

8.

Safety hazards and precautions to be taken.

9.

Quality control measures (if not governed by the PQP).

10.

Procedure (step by step sequence of work).

3.3.3

Inspection and Testing Plans (ITPs) for major construction activities:

A.

The Contractor shall develop and submit Inspection and Testing Plans, in a format
approved by the Engineer, for all major activities encountered during the course of
the Works within 14 calendar days from Notice to Proceed.

B.

No work covered by any of the ITPs shall begin until that particular inspection and
testing plan has been approved.

C.

ITP shall identify type of inspection/ test (surveillance, witness, hold point, etc),
frequency of test or inspection, acceptance criteria, applicable specifications and/or
standards, control form(s) and inspection method.

3.3.4

Internal Quality Auditing Plans:


The Contractors internal quality auditing plan(s) shall be established within 30
calendar days from Notice to Proceed and shall be communicated with the
Engineer for his comments and future tracking.

3.3.5

Maintenance and Calibration Plan:


The Contractor shall prepare his own calibration and maintenance plan for all testing
equipments and measuring devices that he will be using during the project duration.
This plan shall be submitted to the Engineer for review and approval no more than
30 calendar days from Notice to Proceed.

3.3.6

Planning for management review meetings:


The Contractor has to plan at the early beginning of the project for a regular
management review meetings to review his approved Quality Management System
for the project and introduce any modifications/ improvements (if necessary).

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Planning for daily, weekly and monthly QA/QC activities:


The Contractor is expected to have a proper planning for all his quality assurance
and quality control activities on daily, weekly and monthly basis.

3.4

QUALITY ASSURANCE:
Contractor has to assure quality during construction phase. This will include but not
limited to the following activities:

3.4.1

Documents, Submittals and Records Control:

A.

The Contractor shall establish and implement a written quality management


procedure for controlling all types of documents, submittals and records that will be
emanated from implementing Contractors approved Quality Management System
(QMS):

B.

1.

This procedure shall control receipt, issuance, filing, safe guarding,


processing, transmitting and tracking of quality documents, submittals and
records.

2.

This procedure shall also ensure that submittals contain the required technical
information and quality requirements necessary for evaluation with the
contract documents.

All documents and records resulted from implementation of the Contractors


approved QMS shall be maintained in separate files which shall be made available
to the Engineer upon his request or as mutually agreed:
1.

Quality related records shall be retained for not less than three years.

2.

All quality records shall be protected from damage, deterioration and loss.

C.

The Contractor has to conform to the requirements of any document management


system that may be introduced by either the Engineer or the Employer at any stage
of the project.

D.

The Contractors Quality Control/Material Engineer must review and sign all
submittals.

E.

Contractor shall not change or alter approved submittals, procedures, shop drawings
or any other pertinent documentation without the Engineers written authorization.

F.

Authenticate all records: only complete and properly authenticated documents shall
be maintained as records of material and equipment quality.

3.4.2

Reporting on quality related issues:

A.

Apart from other reports that are required elsewhere in those specifications; the
Contractor shall submit a daily and monthly quality reports to the Engineer in a
format approved by the Engineer.

B.

Contractor shall officially report inspection/ test failures to the Engineer immediately
upon receipt such results.

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Quality Meetings:
Contractor shall convene regular quality meetings, which include but not limited to:

3.4.4

A.

Weekly/ biweekly quality meeting and site walks.

B.

Management review meetings at planned intervals.

Training:
The Contractor shall establish an onsite quality training/ awareness system for his
project team in order to ensure that project quality requirements are communicated
with all project staff and project quality goals are achieved within the time and cost
frame of the Project.

3.4.5

Quality Auditing:

A.

The Contractor shall have a procedure for conducting internal quality auditing
during the project duration to ensure that his project teams adhere to the approved
QMS for this project.

B.

The Contractor shall conduct second party quality audits on his major
subcontractors/ suppliers to ensure their compliance with the approved project QMS.

C.

The Contractor has also to be fully prepared for quality audits that can be conducted
on him by the Engineer and/or the Employer. This will include second party quality
audits and may include third party quality audits by agencies that may be appointed
by the Employer for the purpose of quality assurance of the Works.

3.4.6

Managing Potential Non-Conformities:


Contractor has to develop his own procedure on how to manage potential nonconformities.

3.4.7

Managing Preventive Actions:


The Contractor shall manage all types of remedial actions that have to be taken by
his team in response to potential non-conformities whether highlighted by his team
or other project parties (i.e. the Engineer or the Employer).

3.4.8

Workmanship:

A.

The Contractor shall comply with industry standards except when contract
documents indicate more rigid standards or more precise workmanship is required.

B.

All Contractors personnel must be suitably qualified, trained and equipped to


produce workmanship of the required quality.

C.

The Contractors construction team(s) shall comply with manufacturers published


installation instructions in full detail, including each step in sequence.
1.

Should instructions conflict with Contract Documents, the Contractor shall


request clarification from the Engineer before proceeding.

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3.4.9

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Monitor quality performance of major subcontractors:


The main Contractor has to demonstrate to the Engineer efficient monitoring system
of quality performance of his subcontractors/ suppliers on regular basis. Proper
remedial actions are to be implemented by the relevant party based on findings of
this monitoring.

3.4.10

Identify Client requirements and measure his satisfaction:


The Contractor shall implement a system to identify client requirements (based on
Contract documents), meet these requirements and measure Client satisfaction
regularly.

3.4.11

Data Analysis:
The Contractor has to demonstrate his capability for analyzing all data obtained from
records emanated from implementing the approved QMS in the project. Results of
such analysis have to be used for modifying/ improving Contractors quality
management system for the project. Results of data analysis have to be shared with
Engineer upon his request.

3.5

QUALITY CONTROL:

3.5.1

Quality Inspections:

A.

The Contractor has to facilitate all types of inspections during project duration which
include:
1.

Receiving Inspections: This type of inspections refers to all inspections that


have to be carried out upon receiving materials that will be used in permanent
construction activities.

2.

In-Process Inspections: which include all inspections that have to be


conducted during construction activities. Contractor has to submit inspection
requests to the Engineer in a format acceptable to the Engineer. Minimum and
maximum quantities of completed works that can be requested for inspection
for each definable construction element have to be mutually agreed between
the Engineer and the Contractor at the early beginning of the project.

3.

Final Inspections: All project parties are required to abide by their obligations
pertaining final inspections as defined in the contract documents.

B.

Tentative weekly inspection schedule includes all planned tests for the next week
has to be communicated with the Engineer so that the Engineer will be prepared and
will plan properly for coming inspections.

C.

Internal inspection works shall be performed by personnel designated by the


Contractor.

D.

Official inspection request shall be submitted at least 24 hours ahead of inspection


time. Quality checklist duly filled and signed by Contractors quality inspector(s)/
Quality Engineer and sketch to show exact location of works to be inspected shall be
attached to each inspection request.

E.

All inspections shall be performed in accordance with the approved inspection and
testing plans.
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3.5.2

Quality Testing:

A.

Contractor shall use an approved material testing laboratory for conducting tests
required by these specifications:

B.

1.

Submit name and qualifications of an independent testing laboratory to the


Engineer for approval not less than 7 calendar days prior to the date the
laboratory is to be used.

2.

Once approved, dismissal and replacement of the approved independent


testing laboratory shall require written authorization by the Engineer.

Contractor has to facilitate works of Engineer and/or 3rd party laboratory to conduct
required tests during and after construction activities, which include:
1.

Test sampling.

2.

Samples preservation (onsite).

3.

Samples delivery to the lab.

4.

Conducting tests.

5.

Obtaining test results and distributing them to the concerned parties.

C.

Testing schedule for one week has to be communicated to the Engineer in advance
so that the Engineer will be prepared to witness these tests. This rule is applicable to
both onsite and offsite tests.

D.

Test procedures submitted by the Contractor to the Engineer for approval shall
include the following, as a minimum:
1.

Prerequisites for the given test.

2.

Required tools, equipment, and instrumentation.

3.

Necessary environmental conditions.

4.

Acceptance criteria.

5.

Data to be recorded.

6.

Test results reporting forms.

7.

Identification of items tested.

3.5.3

Identification, Control and Protection of Items and Materials:

A.

The Contractor shall establish control procedures to ensure that only approved
materials accepted through shipping or receiving inspections are properly used.

B.

The Contractor shall identify all items and materials so that they are traceable
throughout all inspections, test activities, and records.

C.

The Contractor shall record material identifications and ensure that they are
traceable to their final location where they are incorporated into the work.
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D.

The Contractor shall maintain all approved materials samples which have to be kept
in the sample room for reference till end of project.

E.

The Contractor shall also be capable of tracing all services and works completed by
various subcontractors and suppliers. This is mainly to ensure proper future
maintenance and repairing.

F.

Contractors storage and handling procedures shall be designed to prevent damage,


loss of identification, or substitution.

G.

Contractor shall be responsible for handling, storing and preserving material from
the time of receipt to the time of acceptance by the Employer.

3.5.4

Quality Surveillance:

A.

The Contractor shall facilitate the Engineers job in performing onsite surveillance
inspections and offsite surveillance visits.

B.

The Contractor shall have his own quality surveillance system to ensure proper
adherence of his subcontractors and suppliers to quality requirements of the project.

3.5.5

Maintenance and Calibration:

A.

The Contractor shall maintain and calibrate all measuring devices and testing
equipments that are used at site.

B.

3rd Party Laboratory shall submit through the Contractor to the Engineer adequate
proofs to ensure that all testing equipments used by the 3rd Party Laboratory to test
project samples are properly and continuously maintained and calibrated as per the
manufacturers recommendations.

C.

Contractor shall submit an updated monthly calibration schedule of all testing


equipments and measuring devices utilized in the project to the Engineer for review
and tracking.

3.5.6

Managing Detected Non-Conformities:


The Contractor has to implement properly his procedure for dealing with detected
non-conformities of various origins.

3.5.7

Managing Correction and Corrective Actions:


The Contractor shall perform proper correction and corrective actions in response to
detected nonconformities of various origins.

3.6

ACCESS TO WORK:

3.6.1

The Contractor shall allow Employer, Engineer, Engineers Representative, or any


other approved inspection/ testing agencies access to work whenever it is in
progress.

3.7

FAILURE TO COMPLY:

3.7.1

If the Contractor fails to provide and implement an approved Project Quality Plan, or
fails to provide sufficient qualified personnel to provide adequate inspection of the
Works to comply with that plan, or otherwise consistently and substantially fails to
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control the quality of the Work in a manner that would provide the Work complete,
the Employer may withhold such costs from any progress payments due to the
Contractor as per the provisions of the Contract.

END OF SECTION

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SECTION 014600 - FACTORY TESTING


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section includes testing of systems at the manufacturers plant prior to delivery
to the Site.

1.2

RELATED SECTIONS

A.

Section 013300 Submittal Procedures.

B.

Section 013216 Construction Schedule.

C.

Section 014000 QA/QS Inspection & Testing

D.

Section 017700 Project Close-out.

E.

Section 017900 Demonstration and Training.

1.3

SUBMITTALS

A.

Provide in accordance with Section 013300, Submittals.

B.

Detailed description of proposed factory test procedures including:


1.

Models and quantities of equipment to be tested.

2.

Block diagram of configuration.

3.

Plan for simulation of installed conditions.

C.

Forms to be used to record data during factory test.

D.

Report presenting performance data and results of pre-delivery test.

2.

PRODUCTS

2.1

TEST SETUP EQUIPMENT

A.

Equipment shall be actual products or identical models of products to those


designated to be delivered and installed at the Site.

B.

The following equipment shall be set-up and used for conducting factory tests:
1.

Operator equipment associated with system.

2.

Software associated with system.

3.

Console equipment.

4.

Sufficient signal transmission media (STM), and associated equipment and


accessories to provide a fully-integrated system model.

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Include at least one of each type STM circuit.

5.

Number of field processors required for system to be installed at the Site.

6.

Enough sensor simulators to provide signal inputs equal to number of sensors


required by design. Signals shall be manually or software generated.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

PREPARATION

A.

Ensure that development of system is complete, required approvals of submittals


have been obtained, and sufficient equipment procured to completely demonstrate
and test system.

B.

Schedule pre-delivery test with Engineer at least 30 days prior to test.

C.

Timing: Prior to delivery of any equipment to site. Conduct testing on weekdays


during regular daytime working hours.

D.

Location: Manufacturer's plant or other location approved by Engineer.

E.

Items to be tested shall be set-up and performance verified prior to arrival of


Employers/Engineers Representatives at test site.

3.2

TESTING

A.

Purpose: To test the complete computer software package and equipment of the
system and demonstrate that all specified features and performance criteria are met.
Include:
1.

Functionality, including reporting and response.

2.

System capacity.

3.

Hardware interaction.

4.

Hardware and software interaction.

5.

Demonstrate report generation.

3.3

ACCEPTANCE

A.

Acceptance of system to perform sufficiently and provide specified functions shall be


determined by Engineers Representatives witnessing pre-delivery test.

B.

Acceptance criteria: Performance of system shall equal or exceed criteria stated in


individual specification sections.

C.

If system does not perform satisfactorily, make corrections and modifications, and
schedule new test with Engineer.

D.

Initial expenses of Engineer to attend factory test shall be borne by the Contractor if
testing is conducted more than 161 kilometres (100 miles) from Site. Expenses to
attend re-testing shall be borne solely by the Contractor.

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3.4

COMPLETION

A.

At successful completion of test, dismantle equipment so as to prevent damage.


Replace all defective or worn items.

B.

Re-pack in original containers all equipment to be delivered to site for installation.


Mark on containers that items were used in factory test.

3.5

REPORTING

A.

Record all test procedures and results.

B.

Submit report in both Arabic and English in accordance with requirements of Section
013300, Submittals.

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SECTION 015100 - TEMPORARY UTILITIES


1.

GENERAL
The Contractor is responsible for: identifying, engineering, permitting, coordinating,
installing, maintaining, removing on completion, and making good adjacent areas all
temporary utility supplies to the site. The Contractor shall submit details of
temporary utility works to Engineer prior to installation. The Contractor is to adhere
to all relevant codes and operational requirements.

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section describes temporary utilities required during construction for the
operation of the temporary construction facilities including:
1.

Electricity.

2.

Lighting.

3.

Telephone and data communications.

4.

Water.

5.

Sanitary facilities.

6.

Fire protection.

7.

Sewerage.

1.2

TEMPORARY ELECTRICITY

A.

Provide and maintain temporary electrical service required to serve existing loads
which will be interrupted for more than 15 minutes, unless otherwise noted.

B.

Planned facility shutdowns to portions of existing services shall be approved by


Engineer prior to initiation on a case by case basis, and accomplished during
periods of minimum use. In some cases, this may require night or off hours work.
Schedule work so that service(s) will be restored in minimum possible time and shall
cooperate with Engineer in reducing shutdowns to a minimum.

C.

The Contractor shall provide all equipment, materials, labour, and small tools to
install, maintain, and remove any and all temporary construction power facilities as
required for the performance of the work.
1.

The Contractor shall determine temporary construction power requirements


and submit, as part of the temporary utility plan, detailed plans showing, but
not limited to: power equipment, materials, distribution, installation details, and
connection locations. Installation and removal shall be coordinated with
Engineer and the Contractor shall make all necessary allowances for the time
for such approval.

2.

The Contractor shall supply, install, maintain, and dismantle such equipment
as needed to adapt the power to suit the Contractors needs in the
performance of the work.

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3.

Power availability may be limited by other ongoing construction work. Any


additional power requirements shall be provided by the Contractor.

4.

The Contractor will be responsible for payment of all applicable power usage
charges.

Electrical standards to comply with all applicable regulatory requirements.


1.

Electrical service is to comply with applicable standards and regulations for


temporary electrical service in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Install service to
comply with NFPA 70 or per Engineer -approved standard.

1.3

TEMPORARY LIGHTING

A.

When work is performed at night or where daylight is insufficient or obscured,


provide artificial light sufficient to illuminate worksite, staging areas, haul routes,
flagger positions, to permit thorough inspection.

B.

Traffic lighting shall include, but is not limited to: directional arrows, self contained
signs, and trailers.

C.

When installed, permanent lighting may be used at the Contractor's sole expense
during construction upon approval of Client. The Contractor shall maintain lighting
and make routine repairs. Re-lamp all fixtures within one week before substantial
completion.

D.

Portable lighting, if used for Contractor operations, is required to be aimed and


shielded at all times to eliminate glare.

1.4

TEMPORARY TELEPHONE AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS

A.

Provide direct telephone service to all field offices.

B.

Provide other instruments at the Contractor's option and as required by regulations.

C.

Provide internet data connection to Engineer's site offices, as required.

1.5

TEMPORARY WATER

A.

Provide, at convenient points, an ample water supply of satisfactory quality for all
construction operations required under this Contract. Extend branch piping with
outlets located so that water is available by use of hoses.

B.

Provide adequate on site storage of required water and pump arrangement shall
provide required pressure. Water service/storage is to be sufficient to meet site peak
demand and fire fighting requirements.

C.

Provide potable (drinking quality) water supply to site office, if provided, and
sufficient areas within the construction area to allow easy access to all manual
labour.

1.6

TEMPORARY SANITARY FACILITIES

A.

Provide required toilet facilities where needed for use by employees on site and
strictly enforce their use. Toilet facilities shall be properly secluded from public

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observation and shall be located, constructed, maintained, stocked, and cleaned


subject to approval of Engineer.
B.

Existing public facilities may not be used.

1.7

TEMPORARY FIRE PROTECTION

A.

Do not disrupt active fire alarm systems, unless specifically directed to do so by the
Contract documents. If systems are disrupted, provide temporary means for
monitoring and activating fire alarm devices. Work done on active fire alarm systems
shall be approved by Engineer.

B.

Provide temporary fire protection.

C.

Take all required measure to protect the temporary facilities and construction from
fire. Comply with NFPA 241 or Engineer-approved similar standard.. Provide a
combination of Class A stored pressure water and Class ABC dry chemical
extinguishers.

1.8

TEMPORARY SEWAGE

A.

Do not disrupt surface or underground drainage systems or sanitary sewer systems,


unless specifically directed to do so by the Contract documents. If systems are
disrupted, provide temporary means for maintaining them in service. Notify Engineer
whenever utilities are encountered.

B.

The Contractor is to install a temporary sewer drainage system for all site offices,
site toilet, washrooms, catering facilities, or other waste water generating facilities. If
connection to the mains sewer system is not possible, the Contractor is to install a
septic tank system.

2.

PRODUCTS

2.1

MATERIALS

A.

Materials may be new or used, but shall be adequate in capacity for required usage,
shall not create unsafe conditions, and shall not violate requirements of applicable
codes and standards.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

ERECTION, INSTALLATION, AND APPLICATION

A.

All work performed under this section shall be in compliance with all relevant codes,
design, specifications, and Contract requirements.

B.

Temporary utility plan.


1.

The Contractor shall prepare and submit to Engineer for approval, a temporary
utility plan prior to mobilization which shall include complete information
regarding all temporary utilities and the Contractors method(s) for supplying
each in the prosecution of the work.

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3.2 REMOVAL
A.

Remove all temporary utilities after their use is no longer required unless otherwise
directed in writing by Engineer. Restore to original condition including patching,
backfilling, and pavement repair.

END OF SECTION

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SECTION 015101- PROTECTION OF EXISTING UNDERGROUND UTILITIES


ANDCABLES
1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section shall govern the field location of all known underground existing utilities
and sub drains in areas to be improved.

1.2

CONSTRUCTION METHODS

A.

Utilities, utility appurtenances, and cables encountered by the Contractor during the
construction of this project shall be protected by the Contractor as needed to permit
construction and to conform to the finished grades on the project. Use of mechanical
equipment of any kind to verify utility locations are expressly prohibited. The
Contractor shall immediately repair any damaged utilities at their own expense to the
satisfaction of the respective Employers and Engineers department(s).

B.

The Contractor shall continuously maintain utilities for facilities and/or systems which
are or may be affected by work associated with the project. Prepare and maintain a
contingency plan, approved by Engineer, to restore to service all utilities and/or
control/signal cables which may be placed out of service or damaged during
performance of the work. The Contractor shall provide immediate notification to
Engineer on all damage to underground utilities, and follow-up with written reports
(see the Underground Utility Damage Report form at the end of this section).

C.

Permanent protection of certain items shall be as included under other sections of


the Specification. In addition to the requirements as specified in the other Drawings
and Specification, the Contractor shall comply with the following requirements:
1)

Use of all necessary precautionary and protective measures required to


maintain existing utilities, services and appurtenances. In particular, the
Contractor shall take adequate measures to prevent undermining of utilities
and services, whether they are presently in service or not.

2)

Protect existing or new utilities and services when considered necessary and
directed by the Engineer. The Contractor shall be responsible for bracing and
supporting utilities and services to prevent settlement, displacement or
damage to the same. The protection of utilities and services as specified
herein, will not be paid for separately but shall be considered as a subsidiary
obligation to the work under this Contract unless otherwise specified in the
Drawings and Specification.

3)

The Contractor shall recover, remove or abandon redundant utility and


service lines as required by the Drawings and Specification and/or as
described in the Scope of work.

4)

The Contractor shall not remove any utility or service line, conduit or
structure until he has received written permission from the Engineer.

5)

The Contractor shall, at all times during the progress of the Works, afford
facilities to properly accredited agents of any Authority for access to all or
any of their equipment situated in or under the Site, as may be necessary for
inspecting, reporting, maintaining, removing, renewing or altering such
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equipment in connection with the construction of the Works or for any other
purpose whatsoever prior to commencing construction and subsequent to the
Contractors determination of the location of the existing utility and service
lines and the condition of the adjacent areas, the Contractor shall prepare
and submit to the Engineer for his review shop drawings complete with the
description of procedure and materials and related data of the Contractor
s
proposed method of protection for the said lines. Review, comments and
approval by the Engineer shall in no way relieve the Contractor of the full
responsibility for all protection and precautions required during the Works.
D.

Accurately locate all the routing of underground cable and utilities within project
areas to be excavated, trenched, or drilled. This shall be accomplished by hand
digging and once located, placing highly visible and durable markers along all such
cable and utility routes at intervals of not greater than 7.5 meters. Obtain Engineers
approval of proposed marking devices. The Contractor shall maintain these markers
in their original locations throughout the project, and shall also be responsible for
providing and maintaining a field survey and plan of the marker locations replacing
any disturbed markers at its own expense.

E.

Do not use power excavation equipment with a serrated edge when excavating
within 1.5 meters of an area of marked cables unless the cables or other utilities are
completely visible and the Contractor can guarantee that any and all utilities will not
be nicked, severed, or damaged in any way.

F.

Additional Contractor responsibilities:


1.

The Contractor shall provide, prior to commencement of work, a detailed video


and photographic survey of all existing structures within or immediately
adjacent (twenty (20) meters) to the limits of work. Further, the Contractor
shall provide updates of this survey every thirty (30) days for the duration of
the Contract, as directed by the Engineer. These video reports will be used to
monitor any damage which may occur to the existing structures as a result of
the execution of the Contract and for which the contractor will be liable for
repairing at his own expense to the approval of the Employer.

2.

In the event of any damage to properties as a result of work carried out by the
Contractor, his agents, employees, or by the subcontractors or their agents,
employees, the Contractor shall be responsible for indemnification against
such damages.

3.

The Employer shall have the right, upon receiving any claims from the party
concerned in respect of such damages, to deduct the actual costs charged to
the Employer from monies due or becoming due to the Contractor.

4.

In the event of any damage whatsoever to any existing or relocated utility


and/or service lines, the Contractor shall immediately notify the Employer,
Engineer and the relevant utility or service Ministries, authorities or
companies. The Contractor shall co-operate with the Employer and the owner
of such utility or service and take whatever steps necessary to repair and
restore such utility or service all in accordance with the requirements of the
Drawings and Specification. The decision of the Employer regarding
responsibility for any damage or interruption of any utility or service shall be
final.

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5.

Develop an overall utility and cable chart/map that shall be maintained


throughout construction. This chart/map shall have all known underground
utilities and cables shown, including the field survey information and other
utility information provided about the telephone, electrical and other utility
companies, and shall be kept in the Contractor's office. This chart/map shall
be furnished to Engineer at project completion.

6.

At the beginning of each work period check the utility and cable chart/map for
cables and utilities in the areas of work. If any of the Contractor's personnel
removes the chart/map from the office, then that person will initial a sign-out
sheet for the chart/map.

7.

Both Engineer and the Contractor's representative must sign-off that the cable
or utility has been located before any work is started. Coordinates of the cable
or utility shall be taken at this time and placed on the as-built drawings and the
cable chart/map.

8.

Operators or any other Contractor personnel who observe bedding material in


trenches or excavations shall cease operations and notify their supervisor
immediately.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

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(INSERT PROJECT NAME/ LOCATION) SIGN-OFF SHEET


EXCAVATION SHALL NOT PROCEED IN THE AREA DESCRIBED BELOW UNTIL THIS
FORM IS PROPERLY COMPLETED.
DATE: ________________________________________
LOCATION OF UTILITY: ________________________________________
GRID REF#:

________________________________________

TYPE OF UTILITY: ________________________________________


UTILITY FIELD LOCATION CONFIRMATION#:_________________ DATE:_______
DATE FIELD LOCATION OCCURRED:________________ N/A:
DATE UTILITY UNCOVERED FOR OBSERVATION:_________________N/A:
LOCATION UTILITY WILL IMPACT PROPOSED WORK: YES ___

NO ____

COMMENTS:
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

DATE AS-BUILT INFORMATION FOR UNCOVERED UTILITY OBTAINED: _____________


__________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
The Contractor verifies, by signature below, that a thorough examination of all available asbuilt information has been made and that a field investigation to locate any utilities in the
work area, where the proposed excavation will occur, has been made.
Contractors Representative:

_____________________ Date:

_________________

Concurrence by
Clients Authorized Representative:
CC:

__________________ Date: _________________

Eng Site Logistics Manager


Eng Area Construction Manager
Eng Quality Assurance Representative

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(INSERT PROJECT NAME/LOCATION) SIGN


UNDERGROUND UTILITIES DAMAGE REPORT

DATE:_______________ TIME_____________: CONTRACT No.: ____________________


PROJECT:_____________________________ CONTRACTOR: ______________________
UTILITY:___________________________________________________________________
LOCATION (Attach sketch, including location, depth, etc.):
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
TIME/DATE RETURNED TO SERVICE: _____________WAS UTILITY MARKED? ______
WAS EXCAVATION EQUIPMENT USED? WHAT KIND?____________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
DESCRIBE HOW DAMAGE OCCURRED: _______________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
WHAT PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN?

_______________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
COMMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS:

_______________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
ATTACHMENTS:

_____________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________
SIGNED:

CC:

____________________________________________________________

Eng - Site Logistics Manager


Eng - Area Construction Manager
Eng - Quality Assurance Representative

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SECTION 015200 CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This Section includes:

Site Works

Security

Offices for the Employer

Sanitary Facilities

Parking

1.2

REQUIREMENTS

A.

Site Works

B.

1.

Contractor shall provide a security fence around the perimeter of the


Employers Offices sites with guarded gate access.

2.

Contractor shall grade all Employers Offices site(s) for drainage.

3.

Contractor shall provide gravel access road as well as a gravel parking area
for vehicles, including ten (10) covered parking spaces, foot path, flag on and
safety statistic board near Employers Offices.

Security
1.

2.

PROVIDE SECURITY MEASURES AND


SAFEGUARD THE OFFICE AND CONTENTS

AREA

PROTECTION

TO

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

SITE WORKS

A.

Complete site works before commencement of operations in the Contractors


construction facilities.

3.2

CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES

A.

Installation and Removal


1.

Provide facilities for Employer and the construction work force.

2.

Remove from site after completion of Contract Period.

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Location of Employers Office Facilities


1.

C.

E.

Location as directed by the Engineer / Employer.

Employers Offices
1.

D.

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Contractor shall provide to the Employer :


a)

Regular Maintenance and cleaning

b)

Regular supply of stationary & supply of operational and stock items for
office equipment (ink, paper..Etc...)

c)

Regular maintenance and Diesel Fuel for the generator.

d)

Office cleaners and tea boy.

e)

Potable Water system complete, including 20m3 underground water tank,


1 KW transfer water pumps, 2m3 elevated water tank with 3m2 steel
platform of height 3.5 M and associated piping works.

f)

Sewage drainage system including 15m3 sewage tank and associated


piping works.

g)

Safety equipment and fire extinguishers

h)

At all times, the Contractor shall provide a clearly marked and fully
stocked first aid kit in a readily available location(s) in the office facilities.

Sanitary Facilities
1.

Provide adequate sanitary facilities for the work force in accordance with
governing regulations.

2.

Provide workers with cold water drinking stations throughout the project.

3.

Post notices to take precautions as required by local health authorities. Keep


area and premises in a sanitary condition.

4.

Provide safe access and other facilities for safety and the well being of
workers as required by the KSA laws

Construction Parking
1.

Provide and maintain adequate access to the site.

2.

Build and maintain temporary roads where indicated or directed by the


Engineer.

3.

If authorized to use existing roads for access to the Project site, maintain such
roads for the duration of the contract and make good damage resulting from
the Contractors use of roads.

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UTILITIES AND MAINTENANCE


Provide utilities and maintain Site Works, Security, Offices, Sanitary Facilities and
Parking, throughout the period of the Contract.

END OF SECTION

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SECTION 015500 - ACCESS ROADS


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section describes access roads available during construction, and requirements
for the Contractor to provide access roads.

1.2

REQUIREMENTS

A.

Contractor access roads.


1.

Access road locations to the site will be shown on Contract Drawings. Routes
may not be changed without concurrence of Engineer.

2.

Access to the Site shall be agreed with the Engineer prior to commencement.
The Contractor shall take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of all
authorized persons. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for all
damage resulting from the use of the agreed access.

3.

All construction operations and site establishment facilities shall be confined to


within the Site boundaries as shown on the Drawings unless otherwise agreed
with the Engineer. The Contractor shall be responsible for providing and
maintaining access roads on site to the site of his own operations.

4.

Provide and maintain vehicular access to site to minimize congestion and


delays in normal movement of public.

5.

Construct, maintain access roads within the site as may be necessary for
work. Provide suitable drainage by ditches or pipe culverts for access roads.
Location and grade of any temporary construction for convenience of the
Contractor lying within the project are subject to approval of Engineer. The
Contractor is responsible to create temporary diversion or alternative traffic
routes to allow the installation of permanent works. All changes to the access
road are to be approved by Engineer prior to the change occurring.

6.

Access Roads shall be constructed wide enough for the volume of traffic
anticipated at peak times and to allow safe movement of any sized vehicle,
while maintaining margins for safety. Unless otherwise indicated, all site roads
shall be single lane travel in either direction. All roads shall be regularly
maintained to minimize rough travel. Overtaking (passing) shall be permitted
only where posted as being permissible, and only if safe to do so in those
areas.

7.

The course of all roads shall be demarcated by using standard road cones
with minimum 10 mm nylon rope attached to cones. These road markings will
have red and white tape attached to the rope at approximately 0.5 m spacing.
All road markings shall be established prior to opening of the road for vehicle
use. Road markings shall be placed on both sides of the road. Road markings
may be installed between both lanes in areas where lane separation is
deemed necessary. In these areas, directional and other required signage will
be provided to indicate the required direction of travel and rules governing the
flow of traffic.

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B.

2.

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8.

Access roads shall be provided with speed humps every 300 meters of travel
(as deemed necessary by Engineer) in order to further regulate vehicle speeds
to posted limits. Signs will be posted prior to speed hump location to warn
motorists. Speed hump dimension will be such to adequately serve their
purpose without creating potential for vehicle damage.

9.

The Roads Contractor shall implement, as required by the Employer and


Engineer, regular watering of site roads to minimize the generation of
nuisance dust. Dust control shall be implemented on all site roads
continuously during construction activities, and until roads are paved. Given
the potential for experiencing wet or muddy road conditions, motorists are
advised to reduce speeds and use extra caution when these conditions are
encountered.

10.

All access roads shall be kept free of obstructions. Vehicle operators are
expected to properly secure all loads in transport and to frequently monitor the
condition of their loads. When spills/ drops occur, Contractors shall
immediately clear any dropped or spilled loads from site roads. Vehicle
operators shall place hazard markings visible to both directions of travel to
warn approaching motorists of the road hazard. Markings shall remain in place
until adequate cleanup is completed.

11.

Other Contractors who cause or identify damaged or deficient road conditions,


missing or damaged road signs, markings, or barricades are required to
immediately contact the Contractor for corrective action.

12.

All haul routes must be coordinated with the traffic police prior to mobilization.

13.

The Contractor shall give a minimum of seven days written notification prior to
any wide-load delivery to site.

Parking areas for construction personnel vehicles.


1.

As space allows, vehicles of construction staff may be parked within the


Contractors fenced construction office compound.

2.

No on-site parking areas will be made available by Engineer for use of


construction personnel.

3.

Due to limited construction area, there may be no space to park vehicles on


the construction site.

PRODUCTS
Not use

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.
END OF SECTION

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SECTION 015600 - BARRIERS AND ENCLOSURES


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section describes the requirements for the construction and removal of barriers
and enclosures required during construction, including:
1.

Barricades.

2.

Fences.

1.2

REQUIREMENTS

A.

Barricades.

B.

2.

1.

Provide, as required, to prevent entry to construction areas and to protect


adjacent properties from damage from construction operations.

2.

Maintain proper lights of such size and location each night between the hours
of sunset and sunrise upon all obstructions resulting from work which may
endanger or obstruct traffic, and be responsible for all damages to persons
and property resulting from failure to maintain lights. Designate personnel to
replace or relight markers or barricades and provide Engineer with their names
and telephone numbers for use in summoning them, as necessary.

Fences.
1.

Install security/safety fences where necessary to enclose works under this


Contract. Fence layout is to be approved by Engineer.

2.

Security/safety fences are to be maintained in good order.

3.

Contractor shall remove security/safety


construction and dispose of them off site.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

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SECTION 015700 - TEMPORARY CONTROLS


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section describes temporary controls required during construction, including:


1.

Construction cleaning.

2.

Dust control.

3.

Erosion and sediment control.

4.

Noise control.

5.

Pest and rodent control.

6.

Pollution control.

7.

Surface water control.

1.2

REFERENCES

A.

Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP): The Contractor is


responsible to coordinate this section of work with the approved CEMP to ensure
that all the CEMP requirements are achieved.

1.3

REQUIREMENTS

A.

Construction cleaning.
1.

Control accumulation of waste materials and rubbish and dispose of same offsite daily.
a)

Regularly clean up work areas to maintain safety for access and to avoid
fire hazard. Keep site neat at all times.

2.

Keep work areas free from materials, equipment and scaffolding which will not
be used within a short period of time.

3.

Have equipment and personnel available on-site daily to sweep and scrub
roads, parking areas, taxiways, ramps and runways which are work sites or haul
routes. Backup equipment will be available should on-site equipment fail.
Effective clean up is imperative.

4.

All vehicles used in the Contractors operations shall, prior to leaving the
construction site, have secured loads and be in a state not to create debris on
the site and public roads. The Contractor is to provide wheel wash, as required.

5.

Pavement striping and markings that cannot be effectively cleaned shall be


replaced at expense of the Contractor.

6.

Staging and storage areas used by the Contractor will be monitored for
cleanliness, loose items and debris, and any hazardous material storage. Each

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staging and storage area shall have covered debris box which shall be replaced
on a scheduled basis.
7.

B.

Dust control.
1.

C.

If a dispute arises among the Contractor and other contractors regarding the
responsibility under their separate Contracts for maintaining the premises and
surrounding area free from waste materials, rubbish, excess materials and
equipment, Employers and/or Engineer decision as to whom is responsible will
be final.

During performance of work under Contract, the Contractor shall assume


responsibility for dust control and furnish labour, equipment, and means
required to carry out proper and efficient measures wherever, and whenever
dust control is necessary to prevent operations from producing dust damage,
health impacts and nuisance to persons and property.
a.

Control of dust and


clearing, grubbing,
aggregate handling,
sandblasting, use of
responsibility.

other air pollutants caused by, but not limited to:


stripping, excavating, compacting, cement and
cement or lime stabilization, hauling, grading or
herbicides, or fertilizers shall be the Contractor's

b.

At the pre-construction conference or prior to start of applicable


construction, submit acceptance schedules for accomplishing abatement
procedures for haul roads, borrow pits, and other areas of concern.

c.

Submit plan for disposal of waste material.

2.

Sprinkle demolition sites where dust is created with water continuously during
demolition activities.

3.

Sprinkle unpaved construction areas and site roads minimum twice per day or
more frequently, if required.

4.

Cover stockpiles of soil, sand and other fine materials.

5.

Cover trucks hauling debris, soil, sand and other fine materials.

6.

Sweep all roadways surrounding demolition and construction areas, and along
haul routes, at least once per day.

Erosion and sediment control.


1.

Prepare and implement erosion control plan for construction activities during
wet season that involve grading or other activities that would expose soil to
erosion.

2.

Provide protection of embankments and excavations from erosion.

3.

Prevent materials disturbed under work from entering drainage or sanitary


sewer systems, or other water supplies.

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E.

F.

G.

2.

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Noise control.
1.

Muffle and shield intakes and exhausts, shroud or shield impact tools, and use
electricpowered rather than diesel-powered construction equipment, as feasible,
so that noise from construction activities is reduced to fullest extent possible
near the terminal complex, residences, school sites and lodging facilities.

2.

Coordinate with Engineer acceptable times to conduct pile driving.

3.

Construct noise barriers around Site or around stationary equipment, such as


compressors, as feasible, if barriers would reduce noise by at least 5 dBA less
than ambient noise caused by aircraft operations; and locate stationary
equipment in pit areas or excavated areas as much as possible to have areas
serve as noise barriers.

Pest and rodent control.


1.

Pest and rodent control is the responsibility of the Contractor. The Contractor is
to notify Engineer in writing of presence of pests or rodents. Submit proposed
pest abatement for approval and implement approved plan.

2.

Keep work areas clean and free from food waste to prevent pest or rodent
infestation.

Pollution control.
1.

Operate and maintain vehicles and equipment so to minimize exhaust


emissions of particulates and other pollutants.

2.

Shut off vehicles and equipment when not in use and while waiting in queues for
longer than five minutes.

3.

Implement on-site maintenance program to reduce emissions from equipment


that will be in frequent use for much of the construction period.

Surface water control.


1.

Provide and operate drainage and pumping equipment; maintain excavations,


and site free from standing water.

2.

Provide proper drainage to protect excavations from damage due to water.

3.

When dewatering is required, the provisions of the project CEMP need to be


achieved.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

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SECTION 015800 - PROJECT IDENTIFICATION AND SIGNS


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section includes:

1.

Project identification signs.

2.

Temporary on-site informational signs including, but not limited to: directional, traffic
control, site safety information, security notices, routing construction traffic, and
delineation of construction work zones.

1.2

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

A.

Performance requirements.
a)

Design sign, structure, and foundation to withstand local design wind loads
and existing soil bearing capacity.

b)

Finishes/Painting: Adequate to withstand weathering, fading, and chipping for


the duration of construction.

c)

No form of advertising will be allowed on project identification signs. Company


information will be limited as shown in the drawing, Project Info. Sign, at the
end of this section.

d)

Project identification signs shall conform to the configuration and module sizes
indicated on the contract drawing and specifications.

1.3

SUBMITTALS

A.

Shop drawings: Submit shop drawings of proposed project identification and


informational signs to the Engineer within 14 days of the written letter of acceptance
showing content, layout, lettering, colour, foundation details, structural materials,
sizes, and grades of members.

B.

Site Location: Submit a site location plan for the project identification sign within
seven days of the written letter of acceptance.

1.4

MAINTENANCE

A.

Maintain signs and supports in a neat, clean condition. Repair damage to structure
and/or finish. Replace finishes or printed text if necessary, and relocate if required
due to revised construction sequencing as directed and approved by Engineer.

2.

PRODUCTS

2.1

SIGN MATERIALS

A.

The sign board may be constructed of either plywood (Grade A/D face veneer) or
galvanized steel panels mounted on a steel tube or wood framing structure as
approved by Engineer. Informational sign material shall be as approved by Engineer
prior to fabrication and installation.
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B.

Rough hardware galvanized steel.

C.

Paint.
1.

Sign background: Exterior quality, two coats, one coat of primer and one finish
coat.

2.

Lettering: Exterior quality; one coat.

3.

Colours: As selected by Engineer.

2.2

SIGNAGE

A.

Informational signs.
1.

Size of outside signboard bearing project title shall conform to requirements in


the Conditions of Contract.

2.

Erect informational signs at locations necessary to provide required


information.

3.

Informational signs shall include Arabic and English text.

4.

Install at height for optimum visibility, on ground-mounted poles or as attached


to temporary structural surfaces.

B.

Project identification sign - The sign shall be lettered in Arabic and English.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

PREPARATION

A.

Construct and erect project signs at locations selected by Engineer or as required by


governing authority.

3.2

INSTALLATION
1.

Install project identification signs within 30 days of site handover to the


contractor.

2.

Install informational signs as required by the construction sequencing or as


directed by Engineer.

3.

Erect signs at designated locations approved by Engineer.

3.3

RELOCATION/REMOVAL

A.

Remove signs, framing, supports and foundations at completion of project, as


directed by Engineer, including removal of the sign foundation and reinstating the
foundation area site grading. Unless directed otherwise by Engineer, spoils are to be
removed off-site from the Airport.

B.

Relocate informational signs as required by progress of work.


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SECTION 016000 PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section includes administrative and procedural requirements relating to


products to be used in the Works including, but not limited to, the following:
1.

Selection of products for the Work conforming to technical and/or performance


specifications..

2.

Pre-approved materials from local/regional utility agencies.

3.

Quality assurance.

4.

Product delivery, storage, and handling.

5.

Product warranties.

6.

Comparable products.

1.2

DEFINITIONS

A.

Products: Items purchased for incorporating into the works whether purchased for
the works or taken from previously purchased stock. The term "product" includes the
terms "material", "equipment, "system, and terms of similar intent.

B.

1.

Named products: Items identified by Manufacturer's product name, including


make or model number or other designation, shown or listed in Manufacturer's
published product literature that is current as of the date of the Contract
documents.

2.

New products: Items that have not previously been incorporated into another
project or facility. Products salvaged or recycled from other projects are not
considered new products.

3.

Comparable product: Product that is demonstrated and approved through the


submittal process to have the indicated qualities related to type, function,
dimension, in-service performance, physical properties, appearance, and other
characteristics that are equal to or exceed the requirements of the specification.

4.

Local products: Naturally occurring materials found that satisfy the required
standards, products manufactured in the KSA.

Substitutions: Changes in products, materials, equipment, and methods of


construction from those required by the Contract Documents and proposed by the
Contractor after the date of issue of the letter of acceptance. The following are not
substitutions:
1.

Substitutions requested by tenderers during the tender period, and accepted


prior to award of Contract, are considered to be included in the Contract
Documents and are not subject to requirements specified in this section.

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2.

Specified options of products and construction methods included in the Contract


Documents.

3.

Contractor's determination of, and compliance with, governing regulations and


orders issued by governing authorities.

4.

Revisions to Contract Documents required by Employer or Engineer.

C.

Manufacturer's instructions and manufacturer's recommendations: The latest


published or printed version of 'manufacturer's written instructions' and
'manufacturer's written recommendations.

D.

Manufacturer's warranty: Pre-printed written warranty published by individual


manufacturer for a particular product and specifically endorsed by manufacturer to
Employer.

E.

Special warranty: Written warranty required by or incorporated into the Contract


Documents whether to extend time limit provided by manufacturer's warranty, or to
provide for joint and several liability, or to provide more rights for Employer.

1.3

SUBMITTALS

A.

Product list: Prepare and submit a list, in tabular form, identifying those products
that the Contractor intends to propose for the works. Include the manufacturers and
suppliers name, and proprietary product name for each product.
1.

Coordinate product list with Contractor's construction program, the submittals


schedule, and the Subcontractor list.

2.

All poduct list items shall be fully compatible with KSA laws and conditions of
contract.

3.

Form: Tabulate information for each proposed product under the following
column headings:
a.

Specification section number and title.

b.

Generic name used in the Contract Documents.

c.

Specified warranty requirements, if any.

d.

Proprietary name, model number, and similar designations.

e.

Manufacturer's name and address.

f.

Supplier's name and address.

g.

Installer's name and address.

h.

Total quantity required for the works.

i.

Projected delivery date or, if multiple deliveries, first and last delivery dates.

j.

Identification of items that require early submittal approval for the scheduled
delivery date.

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Compliance Matrix:
a.

Tenderers shall include a compliance matrix within their response which


shall provide a paragraph by paragraph comparison between this
specification and the proposed equipment and services.

b.

The compliance matrix shall state noted (N), full compliance (C), partial
compliance (PC) with remarks, or noncompliance (NC).

c.

The compliance matrix shall also include a column showing the


implementation status of each feature, function or capability as follows:
Noted (N), developed for the product being offered for this tender and in
operation in one or more installations (D), developed as part of product
improvement but not in operation (PD), and under development or not yet
developed (ND).

d.

The compliance matrix shall include references to substantiating


documentation where applicable.

e.

The column headings for the compliance matrix shall be as follows: Section
number and title, part, paragraph, requirement, tenderer proposal crossreference, compliance, implementation status, and comments.

f.

The compliance matrix shall be filled for all major equipment including, but
not limited to: elevators, air handling units, fan coil units, computer room air
conditioning units, chillers, pumps, and UPS.

5.

Initial submittal: Within 14 days after the date of letter of acceptance, three
copies of initial product list and critical long-lead items must be submitted.
Include a written explanation for omissions of data and for variations from
Contract requirements.

3.

Completed list: Within 42 days after the date of the letter of acceptance, submit
three copies of the completed product list. Include a written explanation for
omissions of data and for variations from Contract requirements.

4.

Engineers action: Engineer shall respond in writing to the Contractor within 14


days of receipt of the completed product list. Engineer's response will include a
list of unacceptable product selections and a brief explanation for this action.

Comparable product requests: Submit three copies of each request for


consideration. Identify product or fabrication to be replaced. Include specification
section number and title, and drawing numbers and titles.
1.

Request form: Use a form acceptable to Engineer.

2.

Documentation: Show compliance with requirements for approval.

3.

Engineer's action: If necessary, Engineer shall request additional information or


documentation for evaluation within one week of receipt of a request. Engineer
shall notify the Contractor of acceptance or rejection of proposed comparable
product within 14 days of receipt of the original request or receipt of additional
information or documentation.

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1.4

QUALITY ASSURANCE

A.

Product references to industry standards, established quantitative and qualitative


attributes, and characteristics and properties, are required to be inherent in the
specified product. Standard products not conforming to referenced standards, but
otherwise exhibiting the same essential properties and conforming to another
recognized equivalent industry standard may be used, subject to approval and
compliance with other specified requirements.

B.

Nameplates: Provide a permanent nameplate on each item of service-connected or


power-operated equipment. Locate on an easily accessible surface, which is
inconspicuous in occupied spaces. All nameplates and labels shall be approved by
Engineer.

1.5

PRODUCT DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING

A.

Deliver, store, and handle products using means and methods that will prevent
damage, deterioration, and loss, including theft. Comply with manufacturer's written
instructions.

B.

1.

Schedule delivery to minimize long-term storage at the site and to prevent


overcrowding of construction spaces.

2.

Coordinate delivery with installation time to ensure minimum holding time for
items that are flammable, hazardous, easily damaged, or sensitive to
deterioration, theft, and other losses.

3.

Deliver products to the site in an undamaged condition in Manufacturer's


original sealed container or other packaging system, complete with labels and
instructions for handling, storing, unpacking, protecting, and installing.

4.

Inspect products on delivery to ensure compliance with the Contract Documents


and to ensure that products are undamaged and properly protected.

5.

Store products to allow for inspection and measurement of quantity or counting


of units.

6.

Store materials in a manner that shall not endanger the structure of the
permanent works.

7.

Store products that are subject to damage by the elements, under cover in a
weather tight enclosure above ground, with ventilation adequate to prevent
condensation.

8.

Comply with product manufacturer's written instructions for temperature,


humidity, ventilation, and weather-protection requirements for storage.

9.

Protect stored products from damage.

Storage: Provide a secure location and enclosure at site for storage of materials and
equipment, if any, to be furnished by Employer. Coordinate location with Engineer.

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1.6

MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS

A.

Where installation of work is required to comply with the manufacturer's printed


instructions, obtain and distribute copies of such instructions to parties involved in
installation, including two copies each to Engineer.
1.

Maintain one set of complete instructions at the job site during installation until
completion.

C.

Perform work in accordance with Manufacturer's instructions. Do not omit


preparatory steps or installation procedures unless specifically modified or exempted
by Contract Documents.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

.
END OF SECTION

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SECTION 016200 - PRODUCT SUBSTITUTIONS


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

The section includes requests for substitutions of products.

1.2

DEFINITIONS

A.

Substitutions: Request for changes in products, materials, equipment, and


construction methods required by the Contract Documents after the award of the
Contract are considered requests for substitutions. The following are not considered
substitutions:
1.

Substitutions requested by tenderers during the tender period and accepted


prior to award of Contract are considered to be included in the Contract
Documents and are not subject to requirements specified in this section.

2.

Specified options of products and construction methods included in the Contract


Documents.

3.

Contractors determination of, and compliance with, governing regulations and


orders issued by governing authorities.

4.

Revisions to Contract Documents required by Engineer or Employer.

1.3

SUBSTITUTIONS

A.

Substitutions will only be considered when the Contractor can demonstrate to the
satisfaction of Engineer that there is reasonable cause for requesting the
substitution.

B.

Submit a separate request for each substitution to include the following:


1. Complete data substantiating compliance of proposed substitution with
requirements stated in Contract Documents:
a.

Product identification including manufacturer's name and address.

b.

Manufacturer's literature: Identify with product description, reference


standards, and performance and test data.

c.

Samples, as applicable.

d.

Name and address of similar projects on which product has been used and
date of each installation.

e. Compliance matrix update for products that are listed in matrix.


2. Itemized comparison of proposed substitution with product specified and
significant variations listed.
3.

Data relating to changes in construction schedule. Indicate the effect of


proposed substitution on overall time for completion.
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4.

Changes required in other elements of work and to construction performed by


Employer or separate contractors, if any, to accommodate proposed
substitution.

5.

Availability of maintenance service and source of replacement parts, as


applicable.

6.

When requested, test data from independent testing laboratory to show


compliance with performance characteristics specified.

7.

Designation of required license fees or royalties.

8.

Substitutions shall be fully compatible with adjoining work.

9.

Substitutions shall be fully compatible with KSA laws and conditions of contract.

Properties including, but not limited to, the following will be considered as applicable:
1.

Physical dimension requirements to satisfy space limitations.

2.

Static and dynamic weight limitations, structural properties.

3.

Audible noise levels.

4.

Vibration generation.

5.

Interchange ability of parts or components.

6.

Accessibility for maintenance, possible removal or replacement.

7.

Colours, textures and compatibility with other materials, products, assemblies,


and components.

8.

Equipment capacities and performance characteristics.

D.

Submit life cycle cost of operations and maintenance as well as further demonstrate
that the substitute proposed is equal to or superior.

E.

Substitutions will not be considered for acceptance when:


1.

They are indicated or implied on shop drawings or product data submittals


without a formal request from the Contractor.

2.

They are requested directly by the Subcontractor or supplier.

3.

Additional cost to Employer is required.

F.

Substitute products shall not be ordered or installed without written acceptance of


Engineer.

G.

The burden of proof regarding the merit of the proposed product substitute is upon
the Contractor. Engineers decision of acceptance or rejection of a proposed
substitution will be final and no justification and/or explanation shall be provided to
the Contractor.

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H.

If a proposed substitution is not accepted, provide specified product or propose


another material substitution if the project schedule shall not be adversely impacted.

1.4

CONTRACTORS REPRESENTATIVE

A.

Regarding making substitution submittals, these shall be made only after


review/approval of original material has been completed. Contractor shall formally
withdraw the original submittal accordingly. It is necessary for the Contractor to
represent that:

2.

1.

The proposed product has been investigated and is equal to or superior in all
respects to that specified.

2.

The warranties and/or bonds for substitution are identical to the product
specified.

3.

The installation of the accepted substitution shall be coordinated into the work,
and shall make such changes as may be required for the work to be complete in
all respects without any extension to the scheduled completion date.

4.

There shall be no claim for additional costs caused by substitution which may
subsequently become apparent.

5.

The cost data is complete and includes related costs.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.
END OF SECTION

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SECTION 016600 - STORAGE AND PROTECTION


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section includes:

1.

Storage and protection of construction materials.

2.

Maintenance of storage.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

GENERAL STORAGE

A.

Store products immediately upon delivery at a location approved in the site logistics
plan in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and approved quality assurance
plan. Protect all products until installed with seals and labels intact.

B.

Arrange storage in a manner to provide access for maintenance of stored items and
for inspection.

C.

Inspect stored products frequently to ensure that the products are maintained in
acceptable condition.

D.

Replace any damaged product(s). Time extensions shall not be given for re-ordering
product(s).

E.

Provide access to Engineer for progress payment verification and approval


purposes.

F.

The Contractor shall make arrangements for ordering and storage of approved longlead items in accordance with the submittal schedule.

G.

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

H.

Store materials in accordance with the approved site logistic plan, environmental
requirements, manufacturers instructions, and approved quality assurance plan.

I.

Protect flammable stored materials and provide fire fighting equipment in these
areas. All flammable stored materials will require a Material Safety Data Sheet
(MSDS) to be on site and readily available for review.

J.

Utilize non-flammable protection and temporary facilities for all material storage
facilities/receptacles.

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3.2

ENCLOSED STORAGE

A.

Store products subject to damage by the elements in substantial weather-tight


enclosures.

B.

Maintain temperature and humidity within the stated range in the manufacturer's
instructions.

C.

Provide humidity control and ventilation for sensitive products as required by the
manufacturer's instructions.

D.

Store unpacked and loose products on shelves, in bins, or in neat groups of similar
items.

3.3

EXTERIOR STORAGE

A.

Provide substantial platforms, blocking, or skids, to support fabricated products


above ground and slope to provide drainage. Protect products from rusting,
disfigurement, soiling, staining, and damage.

B.

For products subject to dislocation or deterioration from exposure to the elements,


cover with impervious sheet materials. Provide ventilation to avoid condensation.

C.

Store loose granular materials on clean solid surfaces such as pavement or on rigid
sheet materials to prevent mixing with foreign matter.

D.

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

E.

Stockpiled material shall not exceed an overall height of 9 meters unless otherwise
shown in plans.

3.4

STORAGE MAINTENANCE

A.

Periodically inspect stored products on a scheduled basis.

B.

Verify that storage facilities comply with the manufacturer's product storage
requirements.

C.

Verify that manufacturer required environmental conditions are continually


maintained.

D.

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

3.5

EQUIPMENT STORAGE MAINTENANCE

A.

For mechanical and electrical equipment in long-term storage,


manufacturer's service instructions shown on the exterior of the package.

B.

Service equipment on a regularly scheduled basis, and maintain a log of services


and submit as a record document.

C.

Store, maintain, and fuel equipment in accordance with the project site logistics plan
and environmental requirements.

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3.6

PROTECTION

A.

It is the Contractors responsibility to protect all stored materials on the project to


prevent impact damage, weather damage, and theft. The Contractor is deemed to
have included all measures required to facilitate this protection.

B.

It is the Contractors responsibility to protect all in place works prior to final


completion of the project. The Contractor is deemed to have included all measures
required to facilitate this protection.

END OF SECTION

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SECTION 017329 - CUTTING AND PATCHING


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section includes the requirements and limitations of cutting and patching of
work.

1.2

DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENTS

A.

The Contractor shall coordinate the patching of surfaces and finishes in areas where
existing items are removed. Drilling the work to install fasteners and similar
operations are excluded from the definition of cutting and patching.

B.

Adhere to all safety precautions as outlined in the approved Program Health, Safety
Environment Plan manual.

C.

Refer to the technical specifications for additional cutting and patching requirements
and limitations applicable to individual units of work.

1.3

SUBMITTALS

A.

Submit written requests to the Engineer in advance of executing cutting or alteration,


other than required by Contract Documents, which affects:

B.

1.

Structural value or integrity of any element of the project.

2.

Integrity or effectiveness of weather-exposed or moisture-resistant elements or


systems.

3.

Efficiency, operational life, maintenance, or safety of operational elements.

Requests shall include:


1.

Identification of the project.

2.

Location and description of affected work.

3.

Necessity for cutting, alteration, or excavation.

4.

Effect on work employer or any other Contractor, or on structural integrity of


the project.

5.

Description of proposed work:


a.

Scope of cutting, patching, alteration, or excavation.

b.

Trades that will execute the work.

c.

Products proposed to be used.

d.

Extent of refinishing to be done.

e.

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6.

Alternatives to cutting and patching.

7.

Written confirmation from manufacturer or installer of existing affected work


that cutting and patching work will not void warranty.

C.

Should conditions of work or schedule indicate change of products from the original
installation, submit request for substitution as specified in Section 016200, Product
Substitutions.

D.

Submit written notice to Engineer designating the date and time the work will be
uncovered or altered.

1.4

COORDINATION

A.

Where warranties are in force for existing work, coordinate cutting and patching
work with the manufacturer and installer of warranted material, products, or systems
to avoid voiding warranty.

2.

PRODUCTS

2.1

MATERIALS

A.

Except as otherwise indicated or approved by Engineer, provide materials for


cutting and patching that will result in equal-or-better work than the work being cutand-patched, in terms of performance characteristics and including visual effect
where applicable. Comply with the requirements, and use materials comparable with
the original materials where feasible and where recognized that satisfactory results
can be produced.

B.

Should conditions of work or schedule indicate change of products from the original
installation, submit requests for comparable products in accordance with Section
016200, Product Substitutions.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

EXAMINATION

A.

Examine existing conditions of work including elements subject to damage or to


movement during cutting, patching, excavating, and backfilling.

B.

After uncovering work, examine conditions affecting installation of products or


performance of work.

C.

Report unsatisfactory or questionable conditions to Engineer. Do not proceed with


work until approval to proceed is received from Engineer.

3.2

PREPARATION

A.

Provide adequate temporary support for work to be cut to prevent failure. Do not
endanger personnel or other work.

B.

Provide adequate protection of other work during cutting and patching to prevent
damage and provide protection of the work from adverse weather exposure.

C.

Maintain excavations free of water.

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D.

Conform to requirements for temporary barriers, enclosures, and controls described


in Section 015600, Barriers and Enclosures.

3.3

DUST CONTROL

A.

Provide positive methods of dust control and apply dust control materials to
minimize raising dust from cutting and patching operations.

3.4

PERFORMANCE

A.

Patch with seams which are durable and as invisible as possible. Complete with
specified tolerances for the work.

B.

Employ skilled tradesmen to perform cutting and patching. Except as otherwise


indicated or approved by Engineer, proceed with cutting and patching at the earliest
feasible time, in each instance, and promptly perform the work.

C.

Conduct cut work by methods least likely to cause damage to adjoining and retained
work.
1.

Flame cutting of the reinforcing bars is discouraged; but, permitted if it is in


compliance with the requirements of the American Welding Societys AWS
D.1.1 and D.1.4 (or equivalent BS standards) and performed by an
experienced welder as per directions by Engineer.

2.

Where physical cutting is required, perform cut work with sawing and grinding
tools, not with hammering and chopping tools. Core drill openings through
concrete work.

D.

Fit work airtight (allow for movement) to pipes, sleeves, ducts, conduit, and other
penetrations through surfaces. Where fire-rated separations are penetrated, fill
space around pipe or insert with material that has physical characteristics equivalent
to fire-resistant requirement of penetrated surfaces.

E.

Restore exposed finishes of patched areas and, where necessary, extend finish
restoration onto retained work adjoining in a manner that eliminates evidence of
patching.

F.

Refinish the entire surface as necessary to provide an even finish to match adjacent
finishes.

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SECTION 017400 - CONSTRUCTION CLEANING


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section describes the cleaning duties to be performed by the Contractor during
the execution of the Works.

1.2

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

A.

Throughout the construction period, maintain the project site where work is carriedout in a standard of cleanliness, disposal of waste material, and debris as described
in this section.

2.

PRODUCTS

2.1

CLEANING MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

A.

Provide all required personnel, equipment, and materials needed to maintain the
specified standard of cleanliness.

B.

Provide covered containers on site and within construction areas for deposit of
waste and debris.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

PROGRESS CLEANING

A.

At all times, and as may specifically be requested by Engineer, the Contractor shall
clean-up and remove all refuse resulting from daily work in order that the project site
remains free from an accumulation of construction debris.

B.

Retain all stored items in an orderly arrangement allowing maximum access, not
impeding drainage or traffic, and providing the required protection of materials.

C.

Provide adequate storage for all items awaiting removal from the job site, observing
all requirements for fire prevention and protection of the ecology.

D.

Broom and vacuum clean interior areas prior to the start of surface finishing and
continue cleaning to eliminate dust.

E.

The Contractor is to service and clean all on site toilet facilities. These facilities shall
be maintained to a level that does not constitute a hygiene issue.

F.

Maintain project access roads in a clean state; remove all debris and excessive
sand accumulation.

3.2

DUST CONTROL

A.

Maintain continuous cleaning and wetting procedures to control dust pollution at


project site and haul routes as required by governing authorities and the Contract
documents. Use power sweepers for street cleaning.

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B.

Schedule cleaning so that resultant dust and contaminants will not fall on wet or
newly coated surfaces.

3.3

DISPOSAL

A.

The Contractor is to ensure that debris/rubbish does not accumulate on site and
periodically, as required, dispose off site at an approved disposal site.

3.4

CLEANLINESS OF WORKFORCE

A.

The Contractors staff and workforce are to maintain an acceptable level of personal
cleanliness at all times. Individuals that fail to maintain an acceptable level of
personnel cleanliness should be removed from the site.

3.5

CLOSE-OUT CLEANING

A.

Cleaning: Provide final cleaning of works prior to Substantial Completion. Employ


experienced workers or professional cleaners for final cleaning. Complete the
following cleaning operations before requesting inspection for determining date of
substantial completion for the whole or any section or part of the work, as applicable:
1.

Clean site and grounds in areas disturbed by construction activities, including


landscape development areas, of rubbish, waste material, litter, and other
foreign substances.

2.

weep paved areas broom clean. Remove petrochemical spills, stains, and
other foreign deposits. Dispose of the hazard waste from petrochemical spills,
if any, per specifications.

3.

Remove tools, construction equipment, machinery, and surplus material from


project site.

4.

Remove grease, mastic, adhesives, dust/dirt, stains, fingerprints, labels, and


other foreign matter from interior and exterior surfaces exposed to view.

5.

Remove debris and surface dust from limited access spaces, including shafts,
trenches, equipment vaults, manholes and similar spaces.

6.

Clean transparent materials, including mirrors and glass in doors and


windows. Remove glazing compounds and other noticeable, vision-obscuring
materials. Replace chipped or broken glass and other damaged transparent
materials. Polish mirrors and glass, taking care not to scratch surfaces.

7.

Do not paint over UL and similar labels, including mechanical and electrical
nameplates.

8.

Remove temporary protection and labels not required to remain.

9.

Clean equipment and fixtures to sanitary condition.

10.

Clean surfaces of equipment; remove excess lubrication.

11.

Clean light fixtures, lamps, globes, and reflectors to function with full efficiency.
Replace burnedout bulbs, and those noticeably dimmed by hours of use, and
defective and noisy starters in fluorescent and mercury vapour fixtures to
comply with requirements for new fixtures.
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12.

Clean electrical equipment and spaces including tops of pipes, ducts,


equipment, etc.

13.

Remove waste, foreign matter, and debris from drainage systems.

14.

Leave works clean and ready for immediate intended use.

15.

Maintain cleaning until issue of taking over certificate.

16.

Re-clean areas after taking over certificate if made dirty as result of the
Contractors work.

Comply with safety standards for cleaning.


1.

Do not burn waste materials at the site.

2.

Do not bury debris or excess materials on Employer's property.

3.

Do not discharge volatile, harmful, or dangerous materials into drainage


systems.

4.

Remove waste materials from site and dispose of lawfully.

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SECTION 017700 - PROJECT CLOSE-OUT


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section contains the following information pertaining to project close-out of


Works.
1.

2.
2.

Works prior to substantial completion.


a.

Inspection and declaration.

b.

Operations and maintenance manual.

c.

Project close-out manual.

d.

Record (as-built) drawing information.

e.

Delivery of close-out materials.

f.

Advise Employer in writing, with a copy to Engineer, of impending


insurance changeover requirements.

g.

Terminate and remove temporary facilities from the site including


construction tools and similar elements.

h.

Advise Employer, with a copy to Engineer, of the impending change-over


of utilities.

i.

Complete final cleaning requirements.

Contract completion.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

INSPECTION AND DECLARATION

A.

The Contractors inspection: The architect and engineers of record, Contractor, and
Subcontractor shall conduct an inspection of the work to identify deficiencies and
defects, and repair as required to conform to the Contractor Documents.

B.

Engineer shall document satisfactory completion of the inspection and corrections


deemed necessary.

C.

Request Engineer to inspect the Works only when there is a substantial amount of
similar work to inspect.

D.

Engineers inspection: Engineer shall inspect the works to identify obvious defects
or deficiencies. If defects or deficiencies are noted, Engineer shall provide a punch

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list noting the items to the Contractor. The Contractor has 28 days from the formal
date of notification to correct all items contained in the punch list.
E.

Punch list preparation: Submit three copies of the lists for both Substantial and
Contract Completion. Include the name and identification of each component of the
work and site area affected by construction operations for incomplete items and
items needing correction including, if necessary, areas disturbed by the Contractor
that are outside the limits of construction.
1.

Organize the list of areas in sequential order, starting with exterior areas.

2.

Organize the items applying to each area by major element, including


categories for ceiling, individual walls, floors, equipment, and building systems.

3.

Include the following information at the top of each page:


a. Works name.
b. Date.
c. Engineers name.
d. Contractors name.
e. Page number.

F.

Completions: The Contractor shall submit a written certificate that the following have
been performed:
1.

The work has been completed and inspected for compliance with the Contract
Documents.

2.

Defects have been corrected and deficiencies have been completed.

3.

Equipment and systems have been tested, adjusted, balanced, and are fully
operational.

4.

Certificates required by all regulatory authorities have been submitted.

5.

Operation of systems has been demonstrated to the Engineer and


maintenance provider.

6.

Works are complete and ready for final inspection. The Contractor shall notify
Engineer in writing for a final inspection a minimum of 48-hours prior to
schedule.

7.

The Contractor will schedule final inspections with any and all regulatory
authorities. Engineer to be invited (with two days advance notice) to attend all
final inspections.

8.

During the final inspection, Engineer may compile a deficiency list of items and
will transmit it to the Contractor.

9.

The Contractor will complete all deficiency list items with in 28 days. After 28
days, Engineer reserves the right to complete remaining items on the
deficiency list at the Contractors expense.
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When Engineer determines that the punch list items have been corrected and
Employer may open for business, a written approval will be provided by
Engineer within Five working days.

G.

Upon substantial completion of the works, the Contractor shall deliver to Engineer
written confirmation of inspections, along with a statutory declaration confirming that
there are no liens pertaining to the works, workers compensation claims, or other
encumbrances pertaining to the work. Further, the Contractor shall provide evidence
that all accounts for work, services, materials, and equipment have been paid in full.
Occupancy shall not occur until this documentation has been delivered to Engineer.

3.2

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL


The Contractor shall initially submit the Operations and Maintenance Manual to the
Engineer for review of completeness prior to final submission.

A.

B.

C.

Submissions.
1.

Three weeks prior to Substantial Completion of the Works, three final copies of
operations and maintenance manuals (in English) shall be submitted to
Engineer.

2.

Note in the document the type, source, and quality of products provided.

3.

Typewritten text: as required to supplement product data. Provide logical


sequence of instructions for each procedure, incorporating manufacturers
instructions.

4.

Along with the hard copies of the manuals that are submitted to Engineer, also
submit an electronic version of the manual.

Format.
1.

Organize the data in the form of an instructional manual.

2.

Binders: vinyl, hard-covered, three D-ring, loose-leaf (219 mm x 279 mm) with
spine and face pockets.

3.

Cover and spine: identify each binder with type or printed title Project Record
Documents, list the title of the project, and identify the subject matter of the
contents.

4.

Arrange content by systems under section numbers and sequence of table of


contents.

5.

Text: manufacturers printed data or type written data.

6.

Drawings: provide with reinforced punched binder tab. Bind in with text and
fold larger drawings to the size of text pages.

Submission of electronic version.


1.

Submit an electronic version of the operations and maintenance manual on


CD Rom.

2.

Electronic version shall have data in searchable and retrievable format.


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3.

Drawings shall be in AutoCAD, in electronic digital (.dwg) format.

4.

All drawing submissions shall be in accordance with the latest version of


Employers Program CAD Standards Manual.

Content.
1.

Product data.
a.

2.

Building products, applied materials, and finishes: include product data,


with catalogue number, size, composition, and color and texture
designations. Provide information for reordering manufactured products.

Equipment and systems.


a.

For each item of equipment and each system, include the description of
the unit or system and component parts. Give function, normal operation
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 installed color-coded wiring diagrams.

d.

Operating procedures: include start-up, break-in, and routine normal


operating instructions and sequences. Also, include regulation, control,
stopping, shutdown, and emergency instructions and include summer,
winter, and any special operating instructions.

e.

Maintenance requirements: include routine procedures and guide for


trouble-shooting; disassembly, repair, and re-assembly instructions; and,
alignment, adjusting, balancing, and, checking instructions.

f.

Provide servicing and lubrication schedule, as well as, a list of the


lubricants to be used.

g.

Include manufacturers printed operations and maintenance instructions.

h.

Include the sequence of operation from the controls manufacturer.

i.

Provide installed control diagrams from the controls manufacturer.

j.

Provide valve tag numbers in a table (excel spreadsheet) with location


and function of each valve keyed to flow and control diagrams.

k.

Include testing and balancing reports.

l.

The Contractor shall submit a data sheet in a format as required by


Engineer for each piece of maintainable equipment and building material
including, but limited to:
i.

General equipment/material information including manufacturers


name, model, drawing reference number, warranty start and expiry
dates, installed date, vendor name, brief description; and
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m. Particular equipment information for the following including, but not limited
to: electrical equipment including motors, circuit breakers, transformers,
and other maintainable apparatus, mechanical equipment including
pumps, valves, heat exchangers, diffusers, heating/cooling coils, filters,
heat exchanger, heat pumps, fire dampers, actuators, etc.
n.

The Contractor shall submit the equipment/material data sheet information


noted above (Item l) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

o.

Provide a summary of warranty expiry dates for all equipment and


systems.

3.3

FINAL CLEANING

A.

Execute final cleaning prior to final inspection in accordance with requirements


specified in Section 017408entitled, Construction Cleaning, subsection 3.5 entitled,
Close-out Cleaning.

3.4

PROJECT CLOSE-OUT MANUAL

A.

The following project documentation shall be included in the project close-out


manual:
1.

Contract Drawings.

2.

Specifications.

3.

Addenda.

4.

Change orders and other modifications to the Contract Documents.

5.

Reviewed shop drawings, product, data, and samples.

6.

Field test records.

7.

Inspection certificates.

8.

Manufacturers certificates.

9.

Building permit(s) and occupancy permit.

10.

Punch list (and deficiency list close-out verification).

11.

Final site survey certificates, certifying that completed works are in


conformance or nonconformance with the Contract Documents.

3.5

RECORD (AS-BUILT) DRAWING INFORMATION AND GIS REQUIREMENTS

A.

The Contractor shall submit these drawings to the Engineer for review of accuracy.
Drawing errors, if any, shall be corrected by the Contractor and the corrected
sheet(s) shall be resubmitted to the Engineer for verification.

B.

All Drawings must be produced in accordance with the latest version of Employers
Program CAD Manual and GIS requirements.

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D.

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Record information by red lines on a set of black line opaque drawings concurrently
with construction progress.
1.

Do not conceal work until required information is recorded.

2.

Once record (as-built) drawings are complete, the Contractor shall label each
sheet with notations including Record (AS-BUILT) Drawings Complete with a
signature and date.

3.

Convert the record (as-built) drawings to AutoCAD.

4.

The architect-engineer of record shall deliver record (as-built) drawings and


specifications in AutoCAD, in electronic digital (.dwg) format and technical
specifications in CD ROM format to the Engineer.

Contract and shop drawings: legibly mark each item to record actual construction
locations as follows:
1.

Measured locations of internal utilities and appurtenances, referenced to


visible and accessible features of construction.

2.

Field changes of dimension and detail.

3.

Changes made by change orders.

4.

Details not on original Contract Drawings.

5.

References to related shop drawings and modifications.

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, change orders, and field instructions.

3.

Other documents: manufacturers certifications, inspection certifications, field


test records that are required by individual specification sections.

F.

List of all mechanical and electrical equipment including manufacturers names,


model numbers, installer, and installation date.

3.6

SPARE PARTS AND MAINTENANCE MATERIALS

A.

Provide products, spare parts, and maintenance materials as specified in the


technical Sections of this specification.
1.

Include itemized list of all items furnished, describing each item and citing the
appropriate specification section and paragraph.

2.

Package each item for long term storage.

3.

Mark or tag each item for easy identification.

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Deliver items to the project site.


1.

Inventory items with the Engineer, and obtain a receipt prior to final payment.

C.

Provide complete listing of all consumable stores and spare parts used by the
Contractor during the maintenance period.

3.7

GUARANTEES, WARRANTIES AND BONDS

A.

Provide in duplicate, notarized copies of all specified guarantees, warranties, and


bonds including those required of manufacturers, suppliers and sub-contractors.

B.

1.

Assemble documents in a binder with a durable plastic cover.

2.

Provide table of contents.

Start of warranty period shall be


1.

Date when equipment is placed into full time operation for the Employers
benefit with the Employers approval, or

2.

Date of Taking-Over Certificate.

3.8

APPROVALS FROM PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

A.

Obtain all clearance certificates and approvals required as a prerequisite to


connecting the Works to the permanent power supply.

B.

Coordinate with the Engineer to obtain the necessary documents from relevant
regulatory authority regarding connection to the permanent power supply.

3.9

CONTRACT COMPLETION

A.

Preliminary procedures: Before requesting an inspection for determining Contract


completion the following must be completed:

B.

1.

Submit a certified copy of the Engineers taking over certificate including a list
of items to be completed or corrected (punch list) endorsed and dated by
Engineer. The certified coy of the list shall state that each item has been
completed or otherwise resolved for acceptance.

2.

Submit to Engineer a certified listing of all defects identified during the defects
liability period and completion/acceptance status.

3.

Submit evidence of continuing insurance coverage complying with insurance


requirements.

Inspection: Submit a written request for an inspection for Contract completion. On


receipt of request, Engineer will either proceed with inspection or notify the
Contractor of unfulfilled requirements.
1.

Re-inspection: Request re-inspection when work identified in previous


inspection as incomplete is completed or corrected.
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SECTION 017836 - WARRANTIES


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section specifies the general administrative and procedural requirements for
warranties required by the Contract Documents including manufacturers standard
warranties on products and special warranties.
1.

Refer to the Contract for the terms of the Contractor's overall warranty of the
works.

2.

Specific requirements for warranties for work and products, and installations
that are specified to be warranted are included in the individual Specification.

3.

Warranty commencement, validity, and prerequisites are listed below under


the Warranty Requirements section.

4.

Certifications, and other commitments and agreements for continuing services


to Employer are specified elsewhere in the Contract Documents.

B.

Disclaimers and limitations: Manufacturer's disclaimers and limitations on product


warranties do not relieve the Contractor of warranty on work that incorporates
products, nor does it relieve suppliers, manufacturers, and Subcontractors required
countersigning special warranties with the Contractor.

1.2

WARRANTY REQUIREMENTS

A.

Related damages and losses: When correcting warranted work that has failed,
remove and replace other work that has been damaged as result of such failure or
that must be removed and replaced to provide access for correction of warranted
work.

B.

Warranty validity periods: Warranties shall come into force at the date of substantial
completion. Unless longer warranty periods are specified in the Contract
Documents, Employer and/or subsequent owners and operators of the facilities shall
benefit, as a minimum, from the full available periods of the manufacturers standard
warranties commencing from the end of the defects liability period. Accordingly, the
Contractor shall obtain any extended warranties required to cover the defects liability
period.

C.

Reinstatement of warranty: When work covered by warranty has failed and been
corrected by replacement or rebuilding, reinstate warranty by written endorsement.
The reinstated warranty shall be valid on the same terms as above with an equitable
adjustment for depreciation.

D.

Transferability: The benefit of all warranties shall be transferred to Employer at the


end of the Defects Liability Period. The benefits of all warranties shall also be
transferable from Employer to subsequent owners or operators of the facilities.

E.

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

Employers recourse: Written warranties made to Employer are in addition to implied


warranties, and shall not limit duties, obligations, rights, and remedies otherwise
available under the law, nor shall warranty periods be interpreted as limitations on
time in which Employer can enforce such other duties, obligations, rights, or
remedies.

G.

Employer reserves the right to reject warranties and to limit product selections to
products with warranties not in conflict with the requirements of the Contract
Documents.

H.

Employer reserves the right to refuse to accept work for the project where a special
warranty, certification, or similar commitment is required on such work or part of
work, until the Contractor presents evidence that the entities required to countersign
such commitments are willing to do so.

1.3

MANUFACTURERS AND SPECIAL WARRANTIES

A.

Prepare a written document ready for execution that contains appropriate terms and
conditions, and identifies commencement date and warranty period. Submit a draft
and obtain Engineers approval before final product selection.
1.

Manufacturers standard form: Modified to include requirements and


information specific to the works, and properly executed; or

2.

Special form: Individually prepared and specially drafted to include


requirements and information specific to the works, and properly executed.

B.

Refer to the technical specification for specific content requirements and particular
requirements for submitting special warranties.

1.4

SUBMITTALS

A.

Form of submittal: Produce two originals of each required warranty, written in the
form approved by Engineer in both Arabic and English and properly executed as
specified.

B.

Organise warranty documents into an orderly sequence based on the divisions and
sections in the specification table of contents.

C.

1.

Bind warranties and bonds in A-4 sized heavy-duty, vinyl-covered, loose-leaf


ring binders (thickness as necessary to accommodate contents).

2.

Provide heavy paper dividers with plastic-covered tabs for each separate
warranty. Mark tabs to identify the product or installation. Provide a typed
description of the product or installation including the name of the product and
the installers name, address, and telephone and fax numbers.

3.

Provide a typed index and table of contents list at the front of each binder.

4.

Identify each binder on the front and spine with the typed or printed title:
WARRANTIES, project name, and the Contractors name.

Submittal time: Submit written warranties to Engineer with the operations and
maintenance data. Comply with the general requirements section of the close-out
procedures.

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D.

Provide additional copies of each warranty required for operations and maintenance
manuals.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

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SECTION 017843 - SPARE PARTS, TOOLS, AND EXTRA STOCK MATERIAL


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This section includes: Administrative and procedural requirements for stocking extra
material, tools, and spare parts.

B.

Related documents: Technical specifications; specific quantities of extra material


required byindividual specifications sections.

1.2

PRODUCTS REQUIRED

A.

Provide quantities of extra materials, tools, and spare parts specified in individual
Specification sections, matrix table, or as recommended by the manufacturer or, if
not specified as required in addition to quantities required for completion of work.

B.

Products to be identical to those installed in work. Include quantities in the original


purchase from supplier or manufacturer to avoid variations in manufacture.

C.

Provide a complete outline list, including specification or drawing references, of all


extra materials, tools, and spare parts to be provided under the Contract Documents
within 60 days of the date of the Letter of Acceptance. Submit the list to Engineer in
hardcopy and electronic form (in Microsoft Excel or as directed by the engineer).

D.

Provide detailed itemized listings of extra materials, tools, and spare parts for
approval concurrent with material submission for each section of the work. Provide
final approved listing to Engineer in hardcopy and electronic form (in Microsoft Excel
or as directed by the engineer).

1.3

STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE

A.

Temporarily store extra materials, tools, and spare parts with products to be installed
in work under provision of Section 016600, Storage and Protection, or in another
location acceptable to Engineer.

B.

When adequate, provide secure storage facilities available at the site capable of
maintaining conditions required for storage and not required for Contract work or
construction material storage; extra materials, tools, and spare parts may be stored
in available space.

C.

Maintain extra materials, tools, and spare parts in manufacturer's unopened original
containers with labels intact and legible until delivery to Engineer.

1.4

DELIVERY

A.

Coordinate final delivery of extra materials, tools, and spare parts with Engineer
prior to Substantial completion.

B.

Deliver, unload, store, and account for specified quantities of extra materials, tools,
and spare parts in the presence of Engineer.

C.

Engineer will indicate final placement of extra materials, tools, and spare parts.

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D.

Obtain written acceptance from Engineer of receipt of specified quantities of extra


materials, tools, and spare parts.

E.

For portions of the work accepted and occupied by Employer prior to substantial
completion, deliver proportional quantity of spare parts, tools, and maintenance
materials if requested by Engineer. Record the quantities delivered with Engineer.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

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SECTION 017900 - DEMONSTRATION AND TRAINING


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

Contractor is responsible for operation and maintenance of the equipment and


systems until transfer to the responsible service providers or Employer.

B.

This section includes instruction and demonstration of operation of each system to


Contractors operating personnel with optional participation of the Employer.

1.2

SUBMITTALS

A.

Submit an overall training calendar for all instructional classes 90 days prior to the
beginning of first instruction. Include proposed topics, dates, class duration, venue
(classroom and/or field), and estimated numbers of students and instructors for
review and approval by Engineer.

B.

The Contractor shall submit for Engineers approval training plans and syllabi for
each class detailing the training content to be provided and a proposed schedule.
Training aids to be used and training materials to be left with students shall also be
identified. These training plans shall be provided to Engineer no less than 60 days
prior to the proposed training dates for review and approval.

1.3

INSTRUCTION OF EMPLOYERS PERSONNEL

A.

Prior to date of substantial completion of the project, or phased substantial


completion thereof, or prior to end of maintenance period by the Contractor,
Employers designated operations and maintenance personnel must be trained in
operation, adjustment, and maintenance of products, equipment, and systems at
agreed-upon times.

B.

Any instructions from the manufacturer's representatives required under other


sections of these specifications shall be conducted during this period. This
instruction period shall not be conducted prior to the completion of all system and
equipment labelling required by the Contract.

C.

Operations and maintenance manuals shall constitute the basis of instruction.


Review the contents of manual with personnel in full detail to explain all aspects of
operations and maintenance including, but not limited to: start-up, daily operation,
control adjustment, troubleshooting, servicing, maintenance, and shut-down of each
equipment item.

D.

Integrated systems demonstrations: The Contractor shall provide system


demonstration trials to Employers designated operating and maintenance personnel
of the integrated building systems and building function. These trials will not take
place if any testing or demonstrations are required elsewhere within the documents
but, will be over and above any other requirements.

E.

Demonstration trials shall simulate building operations or the building area in phased
substantial completion of the portion of the works. The Contractor is required to
submit proposed simulation(s) to Engineer for review and approval. All trials will
simulate forecasted building use and may include stakeholders employees to

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provide additional employee training. The Contractor is to include all relevant


systems and functions in the demonstration testing including, but not limited to:

F.

1.

Security systems.

2.

Life safety systems.

3.

Lifts and hoist platform.

4.

Building management system.

Submit a complete record of instructions as part of the maintenance instructions and


databook submitted to Engineer. For each instructional period, supply the following
data:
1.

Date.

2.

System or equipment involved.

3.

Names of persons giving the instruction.

4.

Other persons present.

G.

The amount of time to be devoted to instructional sessions shall be reasonable and


consistent with the size and complexity of the equipment.

H.

Prepare and insert additional data in the operations and maintenance manual when
it becomes apparent during instruction that such data is required.

I.

The Contractor is responsible for producing a DVD Rom format video of professional
quality video and audio for each instruction session. The instruction and
demonstration sessions videos shall be produced by experienced videographers.
One original copy of the DVD Rom will be submitted to Engineer for approval. The
Contractor will remake any inadequate quality DVD Roms.

2.

PRODUCTS
Not used.

3.

EXECUTION
Not used.

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SECTION 019100 COMMISSIONING


1.

GENERAL

1.1

SUMMARY

A.

This specification presents the general requirements for commissioning facilities and
facility systems. The purpose of commissioning is to confirm that the Contractor has
delivered the facilities and systems in accordance with the Contract Documents.

B.

Contractor is responsible for operation and maintenance of the equipment and


systems until these are transferred to responsible service providers or Employer.

C.

The Contractor shall allow in his rates for all coordination, phasing, cost and time for
carrying out all testing and commissioning of the works as required by the
Specification, Also shall allow in his rates for supporting and facilitating other
contractors testing process as required by the engineer.

D.

Commissioning is a systematic process of ensuring that all equipment and systems


perform as individual systems and function interactively with other applicable
systems according to the Contract Documents. This is achieved by beginning in the
design phase with the design and technical specifications; continuing through
construction, project acceptance, and the warranty period with the actual verification
and documentation of performance. Commissioning during the construction phase of
the project is intended to achieve the following specific objectives:
1.

Ensure and verify that applicable equipment and systems are installed
properly and receive adequate operational check-out by the installing
contractors.

2.

Verify and document proper performance of operational elements of the work,


including equipment and systems.

3.

Ensure and verify that operations and maintenance manuals, as-built


drawings, and warranty documentation submitted are complete and
comprehensive.

4.

Ensure and verify that Employers operating and maintenance personnel have
received training and have participated in the commissioning process.

5.

Ensure a documented, formal, and functional transfer of custody and


ownership of operational elements of the work.

6.

Ensure that an adequate safety plan is in place which identifies, addresses,


and is implemented to secure potential hazards during the testing and
commissioning phase.

E.

Commission the equipment and systems described in the technical specifications.

F.

Equipment and systems requiring check-out, demonstration and training, and extent
of check-out, demonstration, and training are specified in the technical
specifications.

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Commissioning requires the participation of various installing contractors, designers,


and Engineer to ensure that systems are operating in manner consistent with
Contract Documents.
1.

Commissioning requirements and coordination are addressed in this


specification.

2.

Installing Contractors and subcontractors shall be responsible for the prefunctional check-out and functional testing demonstrations of the installed
equipment and systems.

3.

Checkout, testing, and demonstrations will require coordination with Employer,


designer, Engineer, the Contractor, and others as applicable.

1.2

DEFINITIONS

A.

Acceptance phase: Phase of construction after pre-functional check-out and start-up


when functional performance tests, final operations and maintenance manuals,
documentation review, and training occur.

B.

Approval: Acceptance that a piece of equipment or system has been properly


installed and is functioning in the test modes according to the Contract Documents.

C.

Commissioning manager: The entity identified and assigned by Engineer to lead the
commissioning process.

D.

Commissioning plan: The overall commissioning plan, developed by the installing


Contractor, provides structure, schedules, and coordination planning for the
commissioning process.

E.

Control system: A component of environmental, security and fire systems for


reporting/monitoring and issuing of commands to/from field devices, as applicable.

F.

Data logging: The monitoring and recording of flows, currents, status, pressures,
etc., of equipment using stand-alone data recorders separate from the control
system or the trending capabilities of control systems.

G.

Deferred functional tests: Functional tests that are performed at the discretion of
Employer and Engineer after substantial completion due to partial occupancy,
equipment, seasonal requirements, design, or other site conditions that do not allow
the test to be performed.

H.

Deficiency: A condition in the installation or function of a component, piece of


equipment, or system that is not in compliance with the Contract Documents.

I.

Employer: The Ministry of Housing representative for the project.

J.

Engineer: Engineer, as referenced in the definitions, will be assigned to manage the


Contract on behalf of Employer. Engineer, under authority from Employer, has the
responsibility to administer contracts so that their completion may be accomplished
in accordance with the contractual requirements.

K.

Functional test/verification plans: Performance testing of the dynamic function and


operations of equipment, system, and interlocks between systems using manual
(direct observations) or monitoring methods. Functional testing is the dynamic
testing of systems (rather than just components) under full operation (e.g. the chiller
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pump is tested interactively with the chiller functions to see if the pump ramps-up
and down to maintain the differential pressure set point). Systems are tested under
various modes such as pressure loads, component failures, fire alarm, power failure,
etc. The systems are run through all the control systems sequences of operation
and components are verified to be responding as the approved sequences state.
Functional tests are performed after pre-functional checkouts and start-ups are
completed.
L.

Installing Contractor: Contractor that has provided the appropriate component of the
work to be commissioned.

M.

Manual test: Using hand-held instruments, immediate control system readouts, or


direct observation to verify performance (contrasted to analyzing monitored data
taken over time to make the observation).

N.

Method statement: a procedure stating the specific actions, tools and materials that
will be used to perform a task, test or other element of the Work.

O.

Monitoring: The recording of parameters (flow, current, status, pressure, etc.) of


equipment or system operation using data loggers or the trending capabilities of
control systems.

P.

Noncompliance: See Deficiency, Item 1.2 H (this section).

Q.

Non-conformance: See Deficiency, Item 1.2 H (this section).

R.

Pre-functional checklist: A list of items to inspect and elementary component tests


to verify proper installation of equipment. Pre-functional checklists are primarily
static inspections and procedures to prepare the equipment or system for initial
operation (e.g. belt tension, oil levels, labels affixed, gages in place, sensors
calibrated, etc.). However, some pre-functional checklist items entail simple testing
of the function of a component, a piece of equipment or system (such as measuring
the voltage imbalance on a three-phase motor). The word pre-functional refers to
before functional testing. Pre-functional checklists augment and are combined with
the manufacturers start-up and check-out checklists.

S.

Sampling: Functionally testing only a fraction of the total number of identical or near
identical pieces of equipment.

T.

Simulated condition: Condition that is created for the purpose of testing the
response of a system (e.g. raising/lowering the set point of a thermostat to see the
response in a VAV box).

U.

Start-up: The initial starting of dynamic equipment including executing pre-functional


checklists.

V.

Test requirements: Requirements specifying what modes and functions, etc., shall
be tested and the acceptable range of performance limits that must be met. The test
requirements are specified in the technical specification sections of the Contract
Documents.

W.

Trending: Monitoring; using the building management system whereby data


gathered over a period of time is compiled for analysis.

X.

Vendor: Supplier of equipment.

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Y.

Warranty period: Refer to the Contract Documents.

1.3

COORDINATION

A.

Project commissioning team.


The commissioning team may consist of: Engineer (represented by the
commissioning manager), designer, the Contractor, appropriate subcontractors, and
Employers Representatives, other stakeholders, and ultimate owners and
operators. The commissioning teams are to oversee the entire commissioning
process, witness and verify start-up, pre-functional check-out, and functional
performance tests of their respective commissioning processes. The Contractor and
the appropriate subcontractors shall submit the names of the individuals with their
CVs that are to be proposed to be part of commissioning team to Engineers
commissioning manager for review and approval.

B.

Management.
Engineers commissioning manager coordinates the commissioning activities
through the construction manager. All members shall work together to fulfil their
contracted responsibilities and meet the objectives of the Contract Documents.

C.

Scheduling
The installing contractor, through the Contractor, will provide sufficient notice to
Engineers commissioning manager for scheduling commissioning activities with
respect to Employers participation. The contractor will integrate all commissioning
activities into the overall project schedule. All parties will address scheduling
problems and make necessary notifications in a timely manner in order to expedite
the commissioning process.

1.4

COMMISSIONING PLAN

A.

The installing Contractor, with the assistance of the commissioning team, shall
produce a commissioning plan that shall be implemented during the construction
phase. The commissioning plan shall detail the execution of the overall
commissioning objective. The plan shall include the detailed descriptions of the
commissioning process, tests, and demonstrations, acceptance criteria, all related
test forms, phased commissioning schedule, training process, operations and
maintenance manuals, development description, and post-commissioning activities
and required safety measures. A graphical depiction of the commissioning process
is provided at the end of thisspecification as Attachment II.
1.

Commissioning during construction begins with an initial commissioning


meeting conducted by Engineers commissioning manager where the
commissioning process is reviewed with the project commissioning team
members.

2.

Additional meetings will be required throughout construction, scheduled by the


Engineers commissioning manager, through Engineers Area Construction
Manager, with necessary parties attending to plan, scope, coordinate,
schedule future activities and resolve problems.

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3.

Equipment documentation is submitted to Engineers commissioning manager,


through the Contractor, during normal submittals, including detailed start-up
procedures.

4.

The construction checklists are to be completed by the Contractor (or its


subcontractors), before and during the start-up process.

5.

Testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB), construction checklists, and start-up


must be completed before performance testing.

6.

Items of noncompliance in material, installation, or setup shall be corrected at


no expense to the owner.

7.

The Contractor ensures that the subcontractors construction checklists are


executed and documented and that start-up and initial checkout are
performed. Engineers commissioning manager verifies that the TAB,
construction checklists, and start-up were completed according to the
approved plans. This includes Engineers commissioning manager approving
TAB, checklists, and start-up plans. This also includes witnessing start-up of
selected equipment. Any testing failure is to be corrected at no additional cost
to the Employer, and a re-test is to be performed, observed, and documented.

8.

The installing Contractor develops and implements equipment and system


performance test procedures. The forms and procedures are approved by
Employer and Engineers commissioning manager.

9.

The performance tests are executed by the Contractor under the direction of
Engineers commissioning manager with Employers facility staff. All
documentation is by the installing Contractor.

10.

Engineers commissioning manager reviews the operations and maintenance


(O&M) documentation for completeness and provides the commissioning
record for the O&M manuals.

11.

Commissioning should be completed before substantial completion.

12.

The installing Contractor develops training procedures reviewed, and


approved by Engineers commissioning manager and Employer, and
coordinates, and implements the training.

13.

Deferred testing is conducted as specified or required.

1.5

COMMISSIONING TEAM

A.

Members appointed by Contractor(s): Individuals, each having authority to act on


behalf of the entity they represent, explicitly organized to implement the
commissioning process through coordinated actions. The commissioning team shall
consist of, but not be limited to: representatives of each Contractor including project
superintendent and subcontractors, installers, suppliers, and specialists deemed
appropriate by Engineers commissioning manager.

B.

Members appointed by Employer/Engineer.


1.

Engineers commissioning manager - An entity identified by Engineer who


leads the approved commissioning process.

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Employers operation and maintenance personnel. .

1.6

RESPONSIBILITIES

A.

General requirements for of the various parties in the commissioning process are
provided in this sub-section. If specific responsibilities are required, they are in the
technical specifications.

B.

All parties.

C.

1.

Provide input to the Contractor for the development of the commissioning


plan.

2.

Follow the commissioning plan.

3.

Attend initial commissioning meeting and additional meetings as required by


the commissioning team.

Installing / Zone Contractor


1.

Construction and acceptance phase.


a.

Identify a commissioning manager for the project and submit a CV for


review and approval by Engineers commissioning manager.

b.

Facilitate the commissioning process under the direction of Engineers


commissioning manager and provide the initial and updated phased
commissioning schedules.

c.

Develop a detailed commissioning plan to ensure compliance with the


specific commissioning requirements of the technical specifications for
each system or component thereof. The plan shall describe the
methodology that will be used by the Contractor for the phased
construction work to ensure continual occupancy in areas adjacent to the
work. The plan shall be submitted to Engineers commissioning manager
for review and approval.

d.

Develop a detailed commissioning schedule.

e.

Coordinate the commissioning activities.

f.

Include commissioning by the responsible Contractor,


Contractors, suppliers, and vendors.

g.

Provide copies of all construction documents, addenda, change orders,


approved submittals, and shop drawings related to the commissioning
process as required.

h.

Ensure and verify that all subcontractors and vendors execute their
commissioning responsibilities according to the Contract Documents.

i.

Attend an initial commissioning meeting, as well as, all other necessary


meetings, and ensure that other applicable sub trade contractors and
vendors attend the commissioning meetings as required.

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D.

Prepare operations and maintenance manuals according to the Contract


Documents. Clarify and update the original sequences of operation to
as-built conditions.

k.

Provide five working days notification in writing to the Contractor and


other applicable agencies for all commissioning activities.

l.

Provide 14 days prior notification in writing to the Contractor for all


training.

m.

Execute complete commissioning processes prior to substantial


performance of the work.

n.

Complete commissioning documentation, operations and maintenance


manuals, warranties, and as-built drawings shall be submitted and
approved prior to Substantial Performance of the work.

o.

Identify any and all deferred/seasonal testing and describe the method
and schedule for completion.

Construction and acceptance phase.


a.

Identify a commissioning manager for the project, and submit a CV to


Engineers commissioning manager for review and approval.

b.

Oversee Subcontractors development of their commissioning plans.

c.

Review and comment on commissioning plans.

d.

Include and coordinate all commissioning and training activities within


the overall project phasing schedule for the Subcontractors.

e.

Ensure and verify that all contractors execute their commissioning


responsibilities according to the Contract Documents.

f.

Conduct and document commissioning meetings.

g.

Ensure and verify that all applicable subcontractors, vendors, and factory
representatives attend the commissioning meetings.

h.

Ensure and verify that applicable written notifications of commissioning


activities are relayed to Engineer and other authorities within the
required timeframe.

i.

Submit all applicable documentation to Engineers commissioning


manager for distribution.

Engineer
1.

F.

j.

The Contractor
1.

E.

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Construction and acceptance phase.

Identify a commissioning manager to oversee the commissioning process for the


program.

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a.

Review and approve on the commissioning plans and phased schedules.

b.

Schedules and chairs initial commissioning meeting and all subsequent


meetings.

c.

Coordinate scheduled commissioning activities of all Contractors and


designers of Engineer.

d.

Observe and witness checkouts, tests, and demonstrations.

e.

Distribute submitted documentation as required by the Contract Documents;


return comments to the Contractor.

Employer / Authority.
a.

Construction and Acceptance Phase

b.

Identify Employer-approved representatives and individuals by system.

c.

Review and comment on the commissioning plans and phased schedules.

D.

Observe and witness check-outs, tests, and demonstrations as deemed


necessary by Engineers commissioning manager.

d.

Review and approve submitted documentation, as required.

RELATED SECTIONS
1.

Section 014000, Quality Management Requirements.

2.

Section 014600, Factory Testing.

3.

Section 017900, Demonstration and Training.

1.8

QUALITY ASSURANCE

A.

Provide testing organization services under provisions specified in Section 014000,


Quality Management Requirements.

B.

Comply with applicable procedures and standards of the certification agencies, as


applicable. C. Perform services under the direction of the supervisor qualified under
the certification requirements of the applicable agencies.

D.

Comply with the appropriate technical specifications of the Contract Documents.

E.

Comply with the manufacturers specifications, instructions, and requirements.

F.

Use tools and equipment stipulated and approved for inspecting, testing, and
commissioning for each particular operating element of the work, including
equipment and systems.

G.

Equipment/systems to be commissioned
1.

Potable water system (including backflow preventers, fixtures, piping cleaning


and booster pumps).

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2.

Sanitary drainage/sewer system.

3.

Storm drainage system, where applicable.

4.

Irrigation system, if applicable.

5.

Fire protection systems (in conjunction with the Fire Department/Civil


Defense).

6.

Street Lighting system.

7.

Power / Electrical system.

8.

Traffic Control System.

9.

Communication System.

2.

PRODUCTS

2.1

TEST EQUIPMENT

A.

Tools and equipment used to inspect, test, and commission each operational
element of the work, including equipment and systems, shall be as specified by the
manufacturer and approved by Engineer.

B.

All standard testing equipment required for performing initial check-out, start-up, prefunctional, and start-up functional performance testing shall be provided by the
installing Contractor for the equipment being tested. This includes, but is not limited
to: two-way radios, meters, and data recorders.

C.

Special equipment, tools, and instruments required for testing equipment according
to the Contract Documents shall be included in the installing Contractors base bid
price and shall be turned over to Employer as part of the exchange of custody for
future testing purposes.

D.

All testing equipment shall be of sufficient quality and accuracy to test and/or
measure system performance within the tolerances specified in the Contract
Documents and in the test and commissioning plan. All equipment shall be
calibrated according to the manufacturers recommended intervals. All equipment
shall also be calibrated according to the manufacturers recommended intervals
when dropped or damaged. Calibration tags shall be affixed and/or certificates
readily available.

3.

EXECUTION

3.1

SUBMITTALS

A.

Prior to the start of the work, submit the proposed name(s) of Contractor personnel
to perform services. Designate who has managerial res ponsibilities for coordinating
entire testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB).

B.

One-hundred twenty days after the start of the work, or earlier if required, submit a
commissioning schedule.

C.

Ninety days, or earlier if required, prior to starting the commissioning process of the
construction phase, submit the following for approval by Engineer:
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1.

Detailed commissioning plan.

2.

Demonstration and training plan.

3.

Draft copies of the operations and maintenance manuals.

D.

Submit documentation to confirm personnel compliance with the quality control


provision.

E.

Submit four preliminary specimen copies of each of the report forms proposed for
use in both Arabic and English.

F.

Three weeks prior to substantial completion of the work submit four copies of the
final reports in both Arabic and English on applicable forms.

G.

Submit reports of testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) postponed due to


seasonal, climatic, occupancy, or other reasons beyond the Contractors control,
promptly after execution of those services.

3.2

MEETINGS

A.

Initial commissioning meeting: The Contractor shall request Engineer to schedule a


commissioning kick-off meeting to be held a minimum of 90 days, or earlier if
required, prior to substantial completion. The Contractors commissioning manager
shall ensure the Contractor(s), Subcontractor(s), and vendor(s) attend the
commissioning meetings, when applicable. B. Miscellaneous commissioning
meetings: Engineers commissioning manager shall determine the meeting
requirements and schedule all required meetings for the duration of the project.
These meetings will cover commissioning plan development, progress, coordination,
deficiency resolution, and planning issues. Engineers commissioning manager shall
chair and document these meetings.

3.3

PROCEDURES GENERAL

A.

Contractor shall confirm and notify a minimum of ten working days prior to the
beginning of commissioning so that the appropriate party may also be notified by
Engineer.

B.

Comply with procedural standards of the certifying association under whose


standard services will be performed.

C.

Accurately record data for each step in the commissioning process.

D.

Report to Engineer any deficiencies or defects noted during the performance of


services.

3.4

PROCESS

A.

The installing Contractor shall develop a commissioning plan that shall be included
in the project schedule when approved by Engineer. The following narrative
specified per section 3.4 B through 3.4

Provides a brief overview of the typical commissioning tasks to be performed during


construction and the general order in which these occur.

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B.

Commissioning during construction begins with an initial commissioning meeting


conducted and documented by Engineers commissioning manager. The
commissioning process and roles/responsibilities are reviewed. Commissioning
teams and team members are introduced.

C.

Additional meetings may be required throughout construction, scheduled by


Engineers commissioning manager with the necessary parties attending to plan,
scope, coordinate, schedule future activities, and resolve problems.

D.

The detailed commissioning plans, developed by the installing Contractor shall be


submitted for review and approval to Engineer through the normal submittal process.

E.

Prior to any system or component of pre-demolition work, verify the current


functional status of the existing system, and document any and all deficiencies.

F.

The project specific pre-functional checklists are to be generated and completed by


the installing Contractor (or its subcontractor), and included in the commissioning
plan.

G.

In general, the check-out and performance verification proceeds from simple to


complex; from components to subsystems to systems; and, finally to interlocks and
connections between systems (reference the graphic at the end of this section).

H.

The Contractor shall ensure that the installing Contractor, subcontractors and
vendors pre-functional checklists are executed and documented and that start-up
and initial checkout are performed. The commissioning team verifies that the
documents, checklists and start-ups were completed according to the approved
commissioning plan. This shall include the commissioning team witnessing selected
pre-functional processes of selected equipment. Any testing failure is to be
corrected, and a re-test performed, observed, and documented.

I.

The installing Contractor, applicable subcontractors and vendors develop and


finalize the specific equipment and system functional performance test procedures.
The functional test forms are then included in the commissioning plan and submitted
and approved by Engineers commissioning manager.

J.

The commissioning plans are executed by the installing Contractor, under the
direction of Engineers commissioning manager.

K.

Engineers commissioning manager reviews the draft operation and maintenance


manuals for content and approves the final documents for completeness.

L.

Commissioning is to be completed before substantial completion of the work.

M.

Engineers commissioning manager reviews, and pre-approves the training


curriculum and syllabuses.

N.

Training is to be provided by a qualified trainer from the installing Contractor,


subcontractor, or vendor as applicable and per the technical specifications. Training
is to be complete prior to substantial completion of the work and is to be verified by
Engineers commissioning manager.

O.

Deferred testing is conducted as specified or required Engineers commissioning


manager.

P.

Refer to Attachment I for sample commissioning plan.


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3.5

SCHEDULE OF SYSTEMS REQUIRING TESTING, ADJUSTING AND BALANCING


SERVICES

A.

Refer to technical specifications for a schedule of systems to be tested, adjusted,


and balanced.

3.6

FINAL REPORTS

A.

The Contractor shall, with the assistance of the commissioning team, prepare and
submit for approval to Engineer commission reports in both Arabic and English.

Ensure each form bears the signature of the recorder and the supervisor of the
reporting organization.

C.

Identify and list latest date of calibration of each instrument used.

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ATTACHMENT I
SAMPLE COMMISSIONING PLAN
A.

Commissioning Plan
Contractors that have commissioning within their scope of work shall develop a detailed
commissioning plan.
The commissioning plan shall be approved and implemented 90 days prior, or earlier if
required, to any
commissioning activities occurring. The following suggested
commissioning plan table of contents applies to all equipment and systems that are to
be commissioned.
1.

2.

3.

Commissioning process.

The commissioning process objectives.

The commissioning team and their roles and responsibilities.

The commissioning process management and the reporting hierarchy.

The commissioning process during construction including the required


notification process.

The methodology that will be implemented to ensure that occupied spaces


adjoining the construction zones will not be affected by the commissioning
processes.

Tests and demonstrations.

List pre-functional and functional tests to be performed by the installing


Contractor, subcontractors, and vendors.

A list of the equipment pre-functional test forms which are to be completed


by the installing Contractors, subcontractors, and vendors.

Performance testing requirements quoting all applicable standards including


the pass/fail criteria. Any testing instruments required, plus current
calibration.

Specify or list requirements for the operations and maintenance manuals


and the system operating manuals.

List requirements for system acceptance and turnover to Employer.

Phased schedule.

4.

Detailed phased commissioning schedule.

Training.

The requirements and process for training the building operator and/or
maintenance service providers.

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5.

Operations and maintenance manuals.

6.

7.

Process for the development of draft and final operations and maintenance
manuals including delivery dates.

Post-commissioning activities and requirements.

Identification and rectification plan for failed system/equipment.

Protection of work upon completion of testing.

Appendices.

B.

Project Specifications

Any Appendices containing examples of all pre-functional and functional


forms shall have a unique number/code and the number/code shall be
cross-referenced with the commissioning process text.

Progress Reporting and Logs


The commissioning team, once identified, will provide Engineer with monthly
commissioning progress reports.
Thirty days prior to functional testing of equipment begins, weekly progress reports are
required until functional testing and all non-conformance issues are resolved. Employer
or Engineer may adjust the reporting frequency as needed. The progress reports
contain: an update of the phasing schedule with list of requested schedule changes and
new items added to the phasing schedule; a list of new and outstanding deficiencies;
and, a description of commissioning progress corresponding to the commissioning plan.
The Contractors commissioning manager will develop the required report and tracking
forms. The commissioning team will approve the formats.

C.

Documentation, Non-conformance, and Approval


1.

Documentation:
Employers Representative, Engineer, and designer shall witness selected prefunctional check-outs as deemed necessary by the commissioning team. Witness
forms shall be attached to the testing documentation.
Employers Representative, Engineer, and designer shall witness and document
the results of all functional performance/verification plans. Witness forms shall be
attached to the testing documentation.

2.

Non-conformance:
Employers Representative, Engineer, and designer will record the results of the
functional test on the procedure or test form. All deficiencies or nonconformance/deficiency issues shall be noted and reported.
Corrections of minor deficiencies identified may be made during the tests. In such
cases, the deficiency and resolution will be documented on the procedure form or
on an attached sheet.

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Approval:
Upon completion of testing and resolution of noncompliant items the
commissioning team will recommend the installed equipment/system(s) for
acceptance by the designer and Engineer.

D.

Pre-functional checklists, Tests, and Start-up


Pre-functional checklists are required to ensure that the equipment and systems are
hooked up and operational and that functional performance testing may proceed
without unnecessary delays. Each piece of equipment receives full pre-functional
check-out by the installing contractor, Subcontractor, or vendor. No sampling strategies
are used. In general, the pre-functional testing for a given system must be successfully
completed prior to formal functional performance testing of equipment or subsystems of
the given system.
Pre-functional checklists are primarily static inspections and prepare the equipment or
system for initial operation (e.g. oil levels acceptable, fan belt tension, labels affixed,
gages in place, sensor calibration, etc.). However, some pre-functional checklist items
entail simple testing of the function of a component, a piece of equipment or system
(such as measuring the voltage imbalance on a three phase pump motor of a chiller
system). Pre-functional checklists augment and are combined with manufacturers startup checklists. The prefunctional checklists contained within the technical specifications
are typically boilerplate templates. Project specific pre-functional checklists are to be
obtained or developed by the installing Contractor, subcontractor, or vendor.
The project requires that all pre-functional check-outs be documented in writing by the
installing technician.

E.

Functional Testing and Verification Procedures


Functional testing shall demonstrate that each system is operating according to the
Contract Documents.
Functional testing facilitates bringing the system(s) from a state of individual substantial
completion to full dynamic operation. Additionally, during the testing process, areas of
deficient performance are identified and corrected, improving the operation and function
of the system(s).
Coordination and scheduling: The commissioning team shall oversee, witness, and
document the functional testing of all equipment and systems. The installing Contractor
shall coordinate and execute the tests.Functional testing shall be conducted after prefunctional testing and start-up has been satisfactorily completed. The associated control
system shall be sufficiently tested and approved by the commissioning team before it is
used to verify performance of other components or systems. The air and water
balancing shall be completed before functional testing of air-/water-related equipment
or systems. Testing proceeds from components to subsystem to systems. When the
proper performance of all interacting individual systems has been achieved, the
interface or coordinated responses between systems shall be checked, verified, and
documented.
Development of functional test procedures: Before test procedures are developed and
finalized, the installing Contractor shall provide to the commissioning team all requested
documentation and a current list of changes affecting the equipment and systems
including an updated in/out point list, program code, control sequences, and testing
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parameters. Using the testing parameters and requirements from the design intent and
technical specifications, the designer shall develop/update specific test procedures and
verification forms to verify and document proper operation of each piece of equipment,
system, and interface between systems. Each installing Contractor and vendor, as
appropriate, shall provide assistance to the designer in developing the final procedures
(answering questions about equipment, operation, sequences, etc.). Prior to
finalization, the designer shall provide a copy of the test procedures to the installing
contractor who shall review the functional tests for feasibility, safety, equipment, and
warranty protection. The final test forms shall be submitted to the commissioning team
for review and approval for use.
F.

Test Methods
Functional testing and verification may be achieved by manual testing or by monitoring
the performance and analyzing the results using the control systems trend log
capabilities or by stand-alone data loggers. The commissioning team may substitute
specified methods or require an additional method to be executed.
Simulated conditions: Simulating conditions (not by an overridden value) shall be
allowed through timing the testing to experience actual conditions is encouraged
wherever practical.
Overridden values: Overriding sensor values to simulate a condition such as overriding
the outside air temperature reading in a control system to be something other than it
really is, is allowed, but, shall be used with caution and avoided when possible.
Sensors, transducers, and devices shall have been calibrated before simulating
conditions or overriding values.
Simulated signals: Using a signal generator which creates a simulated signal to test
and calibrate transducers and DDC constants is generally recommended over using the
sensor to act as the signal generator via simulated conditions or overridden values.
Altering set points: Rather than overriding sensor values, and when simulating
conditions is difficult, altering set points to test a sequence is acceptable.
Indirect indicators: Relying on indirect indicators for responses or performance shall be
allowed only after visually and directly verifying and documenting over the range of the
test parameters that the indirect readings through the control system represent actual
conditions and responses.
Set-up: Each function and test shall be performed under conditions that simulate actual
conditions as closely as practically possible. The installing Contractor(s) executing the
test shall provide all necessary materials, system modifications, etc., to produce the
necessary flows, pressures, temperatures, etc., necessary to execute the test
according to the specified conditions. At completion of the test, the installing
contractor(s) shall return all affected equipment and systems to their approved
operating settings and conditions.
Sampling: Multiple identical pieces of not-life-safety, security, or otherwise non-critical
equipment may be functionally tested using a sampling strategy, when requested by the
installing Contractor(s) and approved by the commissioning team. Significant
application differences and significant sequence of operation differences in otherwise
identical equipment invalidates their common identity. A small size or capacity
difference, alone does not constitute a difference. No sampling by installing
contractor(s) shall be allowed in pre-functional checklist execution.
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A common sampling strategy is the xx% Sampling yy% Failure Rule. It is defined by the
following example.
xx = the percent of the group of identical equipment to be included in each sample.
yy = the percent of the sample that if failing, will require another sample to be tested.
The following example describes a 20% sampling, 10% failure rule.
Randomly test at least 20% of each group of identical equipment. In no case test less
than three units in each group. This 20%, or three, constitute the first sample.
If 10% of the units in the first sample fail the functional performance tests, test another
20% of the group (the second sample).
If 10% of the units in the second sample fail, test all remaining units in the whole group.
If at any point frequent failures are occurring and testing is becoming more timeconsuming than verification, the commissioning team may stop the testing and require
the responsible installing contractor(s) to perform and document a check-out of the
remaining units, prior to continuing with functionally testing the remaining units.
Test equipment: Refer to the graph at the end of this section for test equipment
requirements.
Problem solving: The burden of responsibility to solve, correct, and re-test
malfunctions/failures is with the installing Contractor(s), with the designers approval
required.
G.

Deferred Testing
Unforeseen deferred tests: If any check or test cannot be completed due to the project
completion level, phased construction, required occupancy condition or other
deficiency, execution of checklists and functional testing may be delayed upon approval
of Engineer. These tests shall be conducted in the same manner as the seasonal tests
as soon as possible. Services of necessary parties will be negotiated.
Seasonal testing: During the warranty period, seasonal testing shall occur (tests
delayed until weather conditions are closer to design specifications). The
commissioning team shall coordinate this activity through Engineer. Tests shall be
executed, documented and deficiencies corrected by the appropriate installing
Contractor(s), with Engineer, designer, and Engineers Representative. Any final
adjustments to the operations and maintenance manuals and as-built drawings due to
the testing shall be made by the installing Contractor(s).

H.

Operations and Maintenance Manuals and Warranties


The commissioning process requires detailed operations and maintenance
documentation as identified in this section and the technical specifications.
The installing Contractor(s) shall submit two draft copies of the complete operating and
maintenance manuals for review by Engineer and designer. One copy shall be returned
to the installing Contractor(s) within 30 days after receipt by the designer.
The installing Contractor(s) shall submit corrected final approved manuals at least 15
days prior to substantial completion of the work. Prior to final submittal, the designer
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shall review the operations and maintenance manuals and documentation with the
redlined as-built drawings for systems that were installed and commissioned to verify
compliance with the Contract Documents. The designer shall communicate through
Engineer, deficiencies in the manuals to the installing contractor(s). The installing
contractor(s) shall revise the operations and maintenance manuals until they are
acceptable to Engineer, designer, and Employer.
The installing Contractor(s) shall compile operations and maintenance manuals for
every piece of equipment and system being commissioned per the format described in
the technical specifications.
I.

Training and Orientation of Employer Personnel


The installing Contractor(s) and vendors shall provide training coordination, scheduling
of training, and ensure that training is completed. All training shall be coordinated
through the Contractor, Engineer, and Employer.
The Contractor shall ensure that each installing Contractor(s) and vendor (mechanical,
plumbing, fire, electrical, specialty, fixed equipment, etc.) shall have the following
responsibilities.
Provide, through the Contractor, to Engineer, designer, and Employer, a training plan
60 days, or earlier if required, prior to the planned training, covering the following
elements.
Equipment/system,
Intended audience,
Location of training,
Objectives,
Subjects covered (description, duration of discussion, special methods, etc.),
Duration of training on each subject,
Instructor for each subject, and
Methods (classroom lecture, manufacturers quality video, site walk-through, actual
operation demonstrations, written handouts, etc.).
Provide designated Employer personnel with comprehensive orientation and training in
the understanding of the system and the operation and maintenance of each piece of
equipment that comprises the system.
Training shall normally start with classroom sessions followed by hands-on
demonstration/training on each piece of equipment and system.
During any demonstration, should the equipment/system fail to perform in accordance
with the requirements of the operations and maintenance manual or sequence of
operations, the equipment/system shall be repaired or adjusted as necessary and the
demonstration repeated at another scheduled time, if necessary.
The appropriate trade or manufacturers representative shall provide the instructions on
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depth knowledge of all modes of operation of the specific piece of equipment is


required. More than one party may be required to execute the training.
The controls contractor(s) shall attend sessions other than the controls training, as
required, to discuss the interaction of the controls system as it relates to the equipment
being discussed.
The training sessions shall follow the outline in the table of contents of the operations
and maintenance manuals and illustrate whenever possible the use of the operations
and maintenance manuals for reference.
Training shall include, but is not limited to:
Use of the printed installation, operations and maintenance instruction material included
in the operations and maintenance manuals.
A review of the written operations and maintenance instructions emphasizing safe and
proper operating requirements, preventative maintenance, special tools needed and
spare parts, as well as, inventory suggestions. The training shall include start-up,
operation in all modes possible, shut-down, seasonal changeover, and any emergency
procedures.
Discussion of relevant health and safety issues and concerns.
Discussion of warranties and guarantees.
Common troubleshooting problems and solutions.
Explanatory information included in the operations and maintenance manuals.
Discussion of any peculiarities of the equipment installation or operation.
Classroom sessions shall include the use of overhead projections, slides, video/audiotaped material as might be appropriate.
Hands-on training shall include start-up, operation in all possible modes, including
manual, shutdown, alarms, power failure and any emergency procedures, and
preventative maintenance for all pieces of equipment.
The Contractor shall fully explain and demonstrate the operation, function and overrides
of any local packaged controls, not controlled by the central control system.
Training shall occur after functional testing is complete, unless approved otherwise by
the commissioning team and Engineer.
The installing Contractor(s) will record the training sessions and add them to the
operations and maintenance manuals. In addition, factory training videos identifying key
troubleshooting, repair, service and/or replacement techniques shall be provided and
reviewed with Engineer and Employer. The training shall be produced on a DVD for
distribution.
The responsible designer shall at the beginning of each training session present the
overall system design concept ant the design concept of each equipment section.
Notification of training shall be received by Employer 14 calendar days prior to the
training taking place.
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Warranty Period
During the warranty period, seasonal testing and other deferred testing that may be
required is completed according to the technical specifications. The activities are
coordinated by Engineer. Tests are executed and deficiencies corrected by the
appropriate Contractors and witnessed by Engineer and Employers facilities staff.Any
final adjustments to the operations and maintenance manuals and as-built drawings
due to the testing are made. Employer will review the project 10 months into the 12month warranty period. During these reviews, Employer shall evaluate the current
operation and the condition of outstanding issues related to the original and seasonal
commissioning. Employer shall identify problems or concerns with operations as
originally intended and prepare requests for services to remedy outstanding warranty
issues.
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