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Al Geemi & Partners

Contracting Co. L.L.C.


INTERNAL ROADS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN AL AIN
STAGE-17 CONTRACT-1

METHOD STATEMENT

EXCAVATION AND BACKFILLING - EARTHWORKS

Status
Rev. Prepared By: Checked By: Approved By: Submitted on: Returned on:

00 SE QA/QC-CM PM 20.03.2011

01 SE QA/QC-CM PM 26.03.2011 28.03.2011 Approved


as Noted

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Endorsed by Project Quality Assurance Team Leader

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CONTENTS

Part A – SiteWorks Particulars

A.1 Scope of Work.


A.2 Site Organization
A.3 Equipment

A.3.1 – Equipments

A.4 Work Procedure

A.5 Safety Requirements

Part B – List of References

Part C - Appendices:

C.1 Inspection and Test Plan


C.2 Risk Analysis Matrix
C.3 Contractors Risk Analysis Form
C.4 Drawings if needed.

Part A – Site Works Particulars

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A.1 Scope of Work – this statement applies for excavation of road works, disposal of
unsuitable and surplus suitable material, stockpiling, embankments and backfilling.
A.2 Site Organization
Duties and Responsibilities
A.2.1 Project Manager – To provide overall functioning of the project organization,
planning, progress oversight and support the construction team to the smooth
and timely delivery and procurement of materials, provision of manpower,
machinery, generate documents required as per requirements of contract,
implement and monitor the proper execution of the project in compliance with
contract specification, drawings, related international and statutory regulatory
requirements all to the satisfactory completion of the project on time within
allocated budget.
A.2.2 Construction Manager – To provide technical oversight and guidance to lead the
project construction team, fast track the development of workshop drawings, the
timely approval of materials and other submittals including ordering and
immediate delivery to site, identify shortage of manpower, materials and
equipment to ensure the smooth execution of this activity.
A.2.3 Site Engineer - To execute construction work at site as per the approved shop
drawing, materials, specifications all in accordance with the project technical and
contractual requirements.
A.2.4 Project Safety Engineer. – Coordination and management of HSE monitoring
activities related to the work. Implement the HSE training and awareness
campaigns manage and supervise HSE team for onsite construction , manage
the HSE incident reporting and investigation system & to ensure that site staff is
familiar with the safety requirements for this activity to prevent accident.
A.2.5 QA/QC Engineer- To implement and monitor Quality assurance / Quality control
system and procedures in compliance with contract requirements and Project
Quality plan.
A.2.6 Surveyor - Coordination and management of survey , setting out line, level and
keep record of all actual datas for final measurement, as built drawings and
quantity of work activities at site.
A.2.7 Site Foreman – To ensure that the concerned work force under his team are
completely aware of the activities and hazards on their respective work. To
organize manpower, plant & materials at job site.
A.3 Equipment
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A.3.1 – Equipment – shall undergo routine maintenance to ensure safety measures to
all its operators and drivers. All equipment shall have valid registration. List of
equipment are as follows.
A.3.1.1 – Dumper
A.3.1.2 – Loader
A.3.1.3 – Excavator
A.3.1.4 – 6 Wheel
A.3.1.5 – Roller compactor
A.3.1.6 – Plate compactor
A.3.1.7 – JCB
A.3.1.8 – Water tanker
A.3.1.9 – Mobile crane
A.4 Work Procedure
A.4.1 – Preparation activities
A.4.1.1– Method Statement submittal approval
A.4.1.2– Shop drawing approval
A.4.1.3– Material submittal approval
A.4.1.4 - Ascertain the actual locations of all existing services and obstructions before
commencing any part of the work.
A.4.1.5 – Survey and keep record of site setting out and levels in a manner agreed with
the Engineer.
A.4.1.6 – Provide and maintain temporary barriers, safety signs and security devices
prior to excavation.
A.4.1.7 – Obtain road cutting permit from consultant for excavation in roads, do not
close or obstruct roadways and sidewalks without permits.
A.4.1.8 – Submit request for inspection prior to proceed excavation for Consultant
approval.

A.4.2.1 Roadway Excavation – clause 3.1 – 3.7


A.4.2.1.1 – Verify shop drawings are the latest approved and ensure that excavation is
at the proper location as shown therein.
A.4.2.1.2 – After obtaining approvals from concerned authorities, carefully excavate all
necessary trial pits by hand to locate all services and obstructions. Trial pits
maximum interval of 25m.

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A.4.2.1.3 – Excavate within the limits of the Right of Way for the preparation of the
road bed. Material declared unsuitable by the Engineer shall be considered to be
available for use at locations requiring fill.
A.4.2.1.4 – All materials removed from an excavation shall be used in the formation of
the embankment, shoulders and at such other places as directed, unless it is
declared unsuitable and ordered to be sent to tip by the engineer.
A.4.2.1.5 – Any extra depth of excavation below the top elevation of subgrade or the
required excavation level shall be made good with suitable material as
required under the specification.
A.4.2.1.6 – Materials encountered during excavation works which are determined by
the Engineer to be unsuitable for retention in the formation and subgrade or for
use elsewhere in the works shall be excavated and disposed of in tips.
A.4.2.1.7 – Make sure that the extent in open cut is the minimum necessary or
practicable for the construction of the works.
A.4.2.1.8 - The bottom of all excavations shall be carefully prepared to the levels and
profiles as shown on the drawings. Any pockets of soft soil or loose rock in the
bottom of excavation shall be removed.
A.4.2.1.9 – Suitable excavated material shall be stockpiled and subsequently used
elsewhere in the works.
A.4.2.1.10 – All open excavation shall be enclosed from all sides by temporary safety
cones, warning tapes and warning signs for deep excavation.
A.4.2.1.11 – Do not remove the temporary works supporting the excavation until the
permanent work is sufficiently allows such removal.
A.4.2.1.12 – Where dewatering is required, a qualified and experinced crew shall be
provided to perform the dewatering operation with complete fascilities to keep
the excavation in dry condition.
A.4.3 Disposal of Unsuitable and Surplus Suitable material
A.4.3.1 Remove from site all unsuitable material to be taken to tip. Spoil tips used shall
be levelled and maintained in a condition approved by the Engineer.
A.4.3.2 – Inform the Engineer in advanced to dispose off suitable material, which is
surplus to the requirements of the works and shall request the Engineer’s
instruction on disposal of the same.
A.4.4 – Stockpiling
A.4.4.1 – Suitable excavated material shall be stockpiled and subsequently used
elsewhere in the works as required.
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A.4.4.2 – Make own arrangement for stockpiling if the material to be placed directly in
its final position and maintan uniform properties of materials through separating
stockpiles.
A.4.4.3 - Stockpile tips used shall be leveled and maintained in condition approved by
the Engineer.
A.4.4.4 - All stockpiled material shall be within fenced areas, and signs shall be erected
indicating what is within the fenced area.
A.4.5 – Embankment Materials - General
A.4.5.1 – Imported fill / sub-grade materials for road works shall be as per required
specification, free from organic / gypsum or other deleterious matter obtained
from the excavation or source approved by the Engineer.
A.4.5.2 – Do not allow dune sand to be mixed with borrow materials to achieve the
required criteria for suitable material.
A.4.5.3 – Dune sand may be accepted as suitable fill material for areas agreed and
approved by the Engineer and Client.
A.4.6 Backfilling and Compaction
A.4.6.1 – Selected material used for backfilling of roads / footpath etc. shall be
suitable material free from stones or other particles greater than 25mm in size.
A.4.6.2 – In case in roads and tiled/ paved areas, backfill with approved materials in
layers not exceeding 250mm to obtain 90% compaction of the relevant
maximum dry density of the material in accordance with BS 1377 part 9.
A.4.6.3 – Backfill roads and tiled/ paved areas including areas designated as future
roads in accordance with specification for backfilling of trenches and excavations
in asphalt roads, tiled/ paved parking areas and sidewalks..
A.4.6.4 – Material selected for use in the top 150mm or 300mm below the top elevation
of subgrade of cut or fill areas shall be suitable material to be compacted to 95%
of MDD.
A.4.6.5 – Material for the remainder of fill areas shall be suitable material to be
compacted to 90% MDD.
A.4.6.6 – Maintain optimum moisture content of fill materials to attain required
compaction density.
A.4.6.7 – Field density and moisture content – Not less than one test of the
suitable layer depth per 750 sq.m of fill. The relevant areas shall be
rejected if the test results do not satisfy the specified requirements.

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A.4.6.8 – Road sub-base material shall be deliverd to the roadbed as uniform mixture
ans shall be spread in layers. Segregation shall be avoided and the sub-base
shall be free from pockets of coarse or fine materials.
A.4.6.9 – Each road sub-base layer shall be spread by grader or other approved
mechanical methods, watered, shaped to compacted thickness not exceeding
150mm and compacted to the required grade and cross section.
A.4.6.10 – The granular sub-base shall be compacted to not less than 98% of the
maximum density.

A.5 Safety Requirement


A.5.1 – Prior to commencing any activity, the labour force shall receive a toolbox talk
on the project site safety regulations by the foreman. Any process that is adopted that
may have a particular safety risk will be assessed and addressed as required. All the
hazards and the corresponding safety precautions in the respective risk assesment
shall be adhered to and communicated to the workers before starting work.
A.5.1.1 – Toolbox talks shall be conducted prior to commencing any activity.
A.5.1.2 – Equipments used to be inspected and approved by the Engineer.
A.5.1.3 – Required PPE (safety shoes, helments, hand gloves, dust mask, and safety
goggles) to be provided and used.
A.5.1.4 – Safety warning device of equipment to be in good condition.
A.5.1.5 – Banksman to be assigned to every heavy equipment.

Part B List of References


1. Contract 1 Vol. 3 General Specification – Earthworks
2. Shop Drawing No. AGP/232/T/SEC/01

Legend:
AGP- Al Geemi & Partners TBT - ToolBox Talk (Safety Briefing)
DCE – DIWI Consult Emirates HSE – Health, Safety and Environment
SE – Site Engineer QA/QC– Quality Assurance/Quality Control
MS - Method Statement PQP – Project Quality Plan
FM - Foreman ST – Survey Team

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