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TABLE OF CONTENT

1.0 SCOPE AND PULPOSE


2.0 SAFETY
3.0 INVIRONMENTAL
4.0 REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
5.0 RESPONSIBILITIES
6.0 GENERAL
7.0 MIX DESIGNS
8.0 TRIAL MIXES
9.0 MATERIALS
10.0 PRELIMINARIES
11.0 LABORATORY
12.0 BATCH PLANT
13.0 FORMWORK
14.0 REINFORCEMENT
15.0 MIXING & BATCHING OF CONCRETE
16.0 JOINTS
17.0 PRE-PLACEMENT INSPECTION
18.0 TRANSPORTATION AND PLACING
19.0 CONSOLIDATION
20.0 INSPECTION DURING PLACEMENT
21.0 CURING
22.0 REMOVAL OF FORMWORK
23.0 POST POUR INSPECTION
24.0 REPAIR
25.0 PRECAST CONCRETE
26.0 CROUTING
27.0 TOLERANCES
28.0 QUALITY RECORDS
1.0 SCOPE AND PULPOSE
1.1 The purpose of this document is to further develop existing CCECC procedures to satisfy
the specified standards and requirements and to establish the responsibility for
implementing them.
1.2 The documents cover all aspects with regards to concrete production, transportation,
pouring, curing and final inspection of individual pours and precast element.

2.0 SAFETY
2.1 All safety measures shall be in accordance with HSE plan

3.0 INVIRONMENTAL
3.1 All environmental measures shall be in accordance with the ..Environmental
Management Plan

4.0 Reference Documents


4.1 General Technical specification
4.2 General Technical Specification SEC 6. Concrete and Steel works.
4.3 BS EN 933-7:1998Testing aggregate
4.4 EN 12620 Aggregate for concrete
4.5 BS 1881 Testing Concrete
4.6 BS 5328 Concrete
4.7 BS 8110 Structural use of concrete
4.8 BS 4449 Carbon steel bars for the reinforcement of concrete
4.9 BS 8666 Scheduling, dimensioning, bending and cutting of reinforcement for concrete.
4.10 ACI 305R-91 Hot weather Concreting
4.11 EN 196 Tests of concrete.
4.12 EN 197 Common Cement
4.13 EN 1008 Mixing Water for Concrete.
4.14 HSE
4.15 Environmental management Plan
4.16 Quality records
4.17 Control of inspection, measuring and test equipment.

5.0 RESPONSIBILITIES
5.1 The Site Agent shall be responsible for the required submittals and for insuring that this
procedure is properly executed.
5.2 The Site Engineer shall be responsible for all work inspection and the corresponding
provision of documentation required by this procedure and General Technical
specifications. The Site Engineer shall be thoroughly familiar with the plans,
specification and workman ship requirements for the work. He is also responsible for
insuring the 24-hours notification to Engineer prior to any works commencing.
5.3 The surveyor is responsible for setting out and as built survey data. He is also
responsible for maintaining required survey quality control documentation. He is
responsible for informing Site Engineer and Site Agent if there are any deviations from
the design, immediately upon discovery of such deviations. The Site Engineer will raise
the required documentation similar to process the deviation.
5.4 The Site Agent and the Site Engineer and Foramens are responsible for insuring that the
works are carried out in accordance with the plans, specification and workmanship
requirements, in safe working environments. They are responsible of informing the
Engineer of all work undertaken, a minimum 24 hours in advance. he is also
responsible for insuring that the workforce are informed off and comply with the
Quality and HSE requirements for the works undertaken.
6.0 GENERAL.
6.1 Co-ordination of inspection and testing shall be achieved through the use of General
Technical specifications, Concrete and Structural Steel.
7.0 MIX DESIGNS
7.1 The mix designs to be used are summarized below and detailed at annex A;
Mix design No. 1 C16/20 WITH CEM III/B 32.5
Mix design No.2 C20/25 WITH CEM I 42.5 (OPC)
Mix design No.3 C33/40 WITH CEM I 42.5 (OPC)
8.0 TRIAL MIXES
8.1 The trial mixes of each mix designs shall be carried out at Site in presence of the
engineer using proposed plants and equipments and mixing method.
8.2 Fresh concrete tests shall be carried out in accordance with EN 12350-2:2009
8.3 Six concrete cubes shall be taken from each trial mix, 3 tested at the age of 7 days and
other 3 at 28 days. And also shall be cured in accordance with EN 12390.
8.4 Correlations between 7 and 28 days results shall be ascertained from trial mixing and
testing
9.0 MATERIALS
9.1 CEMENT
9.1.1 Cement will be delivered on site direct from supplier packed in cement begs
of 50kg per each bags. With each shipment of cement, the supplier shall
provide manufacturer certificate that shows the cement has been tested.
9.1.2 Each bag shall contain the following information;
Manufacture name,
Batch/charge number which relates to a batch/charge No. in the test
certificate.
Type of Cement, i.e. CEMII/B 32.5 HS OR Colour coding
9.1.3 Manufacture certificate shall contain, a minimum, the following
information;
Batch/charge number relating to that on the outside of cement bags
Date of manufacture
Testing standard that was used
Chemical test result
Strength test result
9.1.4 Cement shall be stored either in covered store with concrete floor or, if
necessary an outside store with free draining gravel base. Cement stored
outside shall be covered with tarpaulin.

9.2 COARSE AGGREGATES


9.2.1 Coarse aggregate will be delivered from KASCO or Nyanza Road supplies
9.2.2 Coarse aggregate will be tested in accordance with EN 12620
9.2.3 Coarse aggregate will be stored in open stockpile on stabilized ground
9.3 FINE AGGREGATES
9.3.1 Fine aggregates will be sourced from several local suppliers
9.3.2 Fine aggregate will be tested in accordance with EN 12620
9.3.3 Fine aggregate will be stored in open stockpile on stabilized ground
9.4 WATER
9.4.1 Water will be supplied from local water supply authority
9.4.2 Also water can be used from the water wells/Lake forming part of the work
9.4.3 Water shall be tested in accordance with EN 1008.

9.5 REINFORCING STEEL


9.5.1 Reinforcement shall conform to the requirement of BS 8666,
9.5.2 In general all reinforcement shall be stored in drained ground on suitably
paced supports, e.g. Concrete beams, and be protected against aggressive
elements.
9.5.3 Reinforcing steel shall not be welded without the prior approval from the
Engineer
9.6 SPACERS
9.6.1 Spacers shall be made of the same grade of concrete as the element for
which they are intended.
9.7 ADMIXTURES
9.7.1 All admixture to be used shall be approved by the engineer prior of using it.
9.7.2 Any kind of admixture to be used shall be free from chloride or Nitrate.
9.7.3 The manufactures data sheet will be submitted to the engineer prior to its
approval.

10 PRELIMINARIES
10.1 The following document shall be approved and/or in place prior to the start of
works;
10.1.1 This method statement,
10.1.2 Cement, reinforcing , aggregates test reports/certificates
10.1.3 Mix design

11.0 FORMWORK
11.1Formwork shall be in accordance with latest, approved released for construction
drawing
11.2Formwork shall be inspected for compliance, immediately prior to the pouring and
the inspection recoded on form.
11.3Material that are damaged or in any way unsuitable to produce a smooth concrete
surface shall be discarded.
11.4Formwork removal shall be in accordance with specification, and shall be done under
close supervision by the contractor competent personnel.
11.5The following is the minimum striking time of formwork from the date of casting
concrete;
Soffits formwork minimum striking time is 10 days
Sides formworks minimum striking time is 4 days
11.6 Furthermore loading on concrete shall follow the following minimum indicated periods
Loading in columns, walls, beams, slabs and the like shall be after minimum
14 days
Foundations shall be 10 days.

12.0 REINFORCEMENT
12.1 Bending and placement of reinforcement shall be in accordance with latest
approved construction drawings, BS 8666:2000, scheduling, Dimensioning, bending
and cutting of reinforcement for concrete and BS EN 1992, Design of concrete
structures.
12.2 The reinforcement shall be inspected for compliance, during placement and the
inspection recorded on form.
12.3 All reinforcing including binding wire shall be free from loose material, rust, mill
scale, dust, oil, paint, or any other foreign substances that could have detrimental
effects on the bond with concrete.
12.4 The top reinforcement in slab shall be rigidly supported by mild steel chairs from
the bottom reinforcement.
12.5 Cover to reinforcement shall be 40mm

13.0 MIXING AND BATCHING OF CONCRETE


13.1 The batching, measuring, mixing and delivery of the concrete shall be in
accordance with BS EN 206-1, concrete and BS EN 1992, Design of concrete
structures, Part 1-1
13.2 mixing shall be carried out using an automatic or semi-automatic batching plant;
the batching plant shall be calibrated in every specific period of time found
reasonable
13.3 Mix proportions shall be in accordance with approved mix designs,
13.4 During batching, six sample cubes shall be taken for testing after 7 and 28 days.

14.0 PRE-PLACEMENT INSPECTION


14.1 Prior to the placing of concrete inspection shall be performed to insure
conformance to the design drawings and specifications. The site engineer and the
client representative should perform the following inspection;
I. Check the construction joints to receive concrete to ensure that they are free
from latence, loose material or other harmful substances.
II. In case of any horizontal construction joints, Verify that they are prepared and
clean in accordance with specification.
III. Verify that the survey team has checked the forms for line, grade and
plumbness
IV. Inspect form of cleanliness, correct fitting/tightness.
V. Check embedded items Installation to minimize movement during concrete
placement. Verify type, height and position of embedded item.
VI. Verify the type and location of embedded piping, conduits and other
embedded steel.
VII. Check the reinforcing steel for location, grade, spacing, size, quantity, length
and adequate means of supporting.
VIII. Insure that the minimum cover to reinforcing is in accordance with latest
approved construction drawing and specification.
IX. Insure that poker vibrators of the correct type and size are available. Ensure
that sufficient reserve poker vibrators are available in case of mechanical
failures.
X. Ensure that adequate protection is provided in the event of heavy rainfall
during pour
XI. Make sure that inside the formwork is free from all deleterious matter such as
water, mud, loose tie wire, etc. verify that all reinforcing steel and embedded
are clean of any coating which may be detrimental to the bond with the
concrete.
XII. To insure that all surface to be in contact with concrete are damp but that no
free water remains immediately prior to pouring.
XIII. Verify that all discrepancies identified in previous inspection has been
corrected
XIV. Check that all relevant items in pre pour checklist have been signed off,
concrete shall not be poured until the Engineer have signed the bottom of
form verifying that all items are completed and in accordance with the
approved drawings and specifications.

15.0 TRANSPORTATION AND PLACING


15.1 The mix will be transported by 8-10 m3 mixer truck to or close to final delivery
site. Final Delivery shall be either by tremie, chute, conveyor, skip or concrete pump.
15.2 Whichever method of final placement is used, and concrete shall not be allowed
to drop more than 2m. Unless otherwise agreed by the engineer.

16.0 JOINT
16.1 All joints shall be as per approved construction drawings.
16.2 Any Additional joints will be done upon receipt of approval from Engineer
16.3 All reinforcement steel shall be continued across construction joints.
16.4 Prior of pouring concrete, old concrete forming part of the Joints shall be cleaned,
hacked to make rough surface, and air under pressure to expose aggregate and well
wetted.
16.5 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) water stops will be used in all joints, to make sure that
there will be no penetration of water from one side to another through the joints.
16.6 Water stops shall be careful placed and maintained in position during concreting
and compaction operation.

17.0 CONSOLIDATION;
17.1 Generally concrete shall be consolidated using proprietary porker vibrators

18.0 INSPECTION DURING PLACEMENT


18.1 The engineer and main contractor site engineer shall perform inspection and
surveillance as follows to insure that the concrete is placed in accordance with
specified requirements;
18.1.1 Prior to large pours, verify that the second batch plant is ready for
operation in case of breakdown in the primary one. Also insure that one
personnel is appointed special for taking cube sample as he will be
instructed.
18.1.2 Ensure that porker vibrators are used by experienced workers and
supervision to obtain adequate consolidation without segregation. Vibrator
shall not be used to move concrete within the formwork or in any other
way that could damage formwork and/or displace embedment and
reinforcement.
18.1.3 Verify that all steps and precautions have been taken to insure that placing,
consolidation and finishing the concrete can proceed without interruption.
18.1.4 Ensure that the free fall of concrete does not exceed 2m to prevent
segregation of the material during placing.
18.1.5 Ensure that concrete is deposited continuously and as near to its final
position as possible. Verify that a concrete pour plan exist when the form,
18.1.6 Ensure that the formwork remains tight and in line and that movement
does not occur during concrete placement. Verify that adequate
construction personnel are available to correct any movement should it
occur.

19.0 CURING
19.1 Curing of the concrete shall be in accordance with BS EN 1992 Design of
concrete structures and accordance to general Technical Specifications.
19.2

20.0 REMOVAL OF FORMWORK.


20.1 formwork shall be removed in accordance with the requirement of BS 8110
structural use of concrete OR at other times with the approval of Engineer

21.0 POST POUR INSPECTION


20.1 The Site Engineer shall insure that the following requirements are met after each
pour has been completed.
20.2 Ensure that the removal of formwork is in according to specified requirements.
20.3 Ensure that concrete surfaces receives any treatment required such as curing
20.4 Ensure that the concrete is cured in accordance with specified requirements in
general technical specifications, concrete and structural steel works.

22.0 REPAIR
22.1 All repairs must be inspected before, during and after the repair by the site
engineer
22.2 Repair shall be carried out in accordance with agreed procedures and General
Technical Specification, concrete and steel works.
22.3 Repair shall be documented on form of concrete

23.0 PRECAST CONCRETE


23.1 Precast concrete shall be cast where required by the relevant approved released
for construction drawing.
23.2 Precast concrete elements will be constructed in the site
23.3 Precast concrete elements shall not be moved from the casting beds at least 48
hours after casting.
23.4 Precast concrete elements shall be stacked in such a way that no bridging
occurs
23.5 Precast concrete elements shall not be removed from storage for at least 7 days
after casting.
23.6 Precast concrete unit shall be cured continuously for at least 7 days
23.7 All other elements of precast concrete production shall be in accordance with this
document and the relevant specification codes and standard mentioned in this
document.
23.8 Cares shall be taken during transportation of precast elements to ensure that no
damage occurs to the precast elements by bridging or other physical forces.

24.0 GROUTING
24.1 When grouting is required, only non-shrink grouting complying with General
Technical specification, concrete and structural steel works. The engineer shall
approve the grout prior to use.

25.0 TOLERANCES
25.1 Dimension tolerances for individual cast elements and Insitu pours are as follows;
Position in plan ; + 15 mm

Size and shapes

Thickness of walls and slab -5/+10mm


Columns and beams -5/+10mm

Dimension of foundation

+50 mm
-0 mm

Variation from plumb;

Exposed 10mm per 3m


Backfilled 20mm per 3m

Levels to slab and beams

+ 10 mm

Holes;

Placement ; + 10mm
Sizes + 3mm

Cast-in Items;

Placement: + 10mm
Distance Between interconnected items + 2 mm

26.0 QUALITY RECORDS


26.1 Quality records shall be kept in site and shall be maintained and filed in
accordance with specification requirements.