Procedures for U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Airfield Pavement Condition Surveys
5 July 1989
This manual gives the procedure for performing a pavement condition survey at all airfields with present or potential Army or Air Force missions. It is intended for use by all personnel responsible for such surveys. The airfield pavement condition survey is a visual inspection of both rigid and flexible pavement for signs of pavement distress. The pavement condition index (PCI) is a numerical rating which indicates the type and severity of the inspected distress. The airfield condition survey and the resulting PCI are the primary means of obtaining and recording important airfield pavement performance data. This manual describes the condition survey of both flexible pavements (all pavements with conventional bituminous concrete surfaces) and rigid pavements (jointed portland cement concrete pavements with joint spacing not exceeding 25 feet), and the procedure for determining the PCI of pavement inspected.
Asphalt and Concrete Pavement Maintenance and Repair
21 February 2018
Change 1, 17 March 2022
We also have some of the earlier documents as follows:
- Asphalt Maintenance and Repair, UFC 3-270-01, 15 March 2001
- Asphalt Crack Repair, UFC 3-270-02, 15 March 2001
- Concrete Crack and Partial-Depth Spall Repair, UFC 3-270-03, 15 March 2001
- Concrete Repair, UFC 3-270-04, 15 March 2001
This UFC contains information on materials, equipment, and procedures for repairing and maintaining hot mix asphalt (HMA) and portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements. Typical maintenance and repair (M&R) methods, and problems that might be encountered in using these methods, are discussed. Guidance is provided for using each of these M&R methods. Additional information can be found in the references listed in Appendix A.
This UFC is intended for use as a field UFC for airfield and roadway pavement repair for all U.S. Navy, Army, and Air Force pavements. The described techniques are applicable for airfields, roads, parking lots, and other pavement uses. Probable causes of pavement problems are discussed and suggested M&R measures described in order to correct pavement surface problems at the source.
Not covered in this UFC are maintenance and repairs of surface water drainage systems, pavement markings, ground lighting, and unpaved margins.
Airfield Damage Repair
TSPWG Manual 3-270-01.3-270-07
21 May 2020
We also have a previous version of Airfield Damage Repair, UFC 3-270-07 (Draft), 30 June 2003
This document describes the various services’ (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force) airfield damage repair (ADR) concept of operations. Recent operations identified the lack of familiarity and consistency in ADR procedures, equipment, material, and unified pavement specifications. This document is the first effort toward developing unified ADR guidance in the context of recent operations.
ADR encompasses more than just pavement repair. Damage assessment, explosive ordnance reconnaissance, minimum operating strip (MOS) selection, repair quality criteria (RQC), aircraft arresting system installation and utility system repairs are just a few of the areas that must also be considered. These areas are only briefly addressed. This document only addresses airfield pavement repairs. All branches of service accomplish pavement repair in a similar manner. The major differences occur in the final 457 to 610 mm (18 to 24 in.) of crater repair and capping due to mission differences, team configuration, and available resources. Understanding the various services’ repair procedures will expedite the re-repair and/or upgrade of those repairs by follow-on forces, regardless of branch of service. Extensive efforts are still required to find the ultimate answers to pavement repair problems and compatibility issues with new aircraft.
Standard Practice for Airfield Pavement Condition Surveys
3 February 2019
Supersedes the following, which are also available:
- Paver Concrete Surface Airfield Pavement Condition Index (PCI), UFC 3-270-05, 15 March 2001
- Paver Asphalt Surface Airfield Pavement Condition Index (PCI), UFC 3-270-06, 15 March 2001
- Airfield Pavement Condition Survey Procedures Pavements, UFC 3-260-16FA, 16 January 2004
This Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) provides the procedure for performing a pavement condition survey at all airfields with present or potential DOD missions. This UFC is intended for use by all personnel responsible for such surveys.
The objectives of a pavement condition survey are to determine the present condition of the pavement in terms of apparent structural integrity and operational surface condition, to provide a common index for comparing the condition and performance of pavements at all air stations along with a rational basis for justification of pavement repair projects, and to provide feedback on pavement performance for validating and improving current pavement design, evaluation, and maintenance procedures.
The airfield pavement condition survey is a visual inspection of both rigid and flexible pavement for signs of pavement distress. The pavement condition index (PCI) is a numerical rating that indicates the type and severity of the inspected distress. The airfield condition survey and the resulting PCI are the primary means of obtaining and recording important airfield pavement performance data. This UFC describes the condition survey of both flexible pavements (all pavements with conventional bituminous concrete surfaces) and rigid pavements (jointed Portland cement concrete [PCC] pavements) and the procedure for determining the PCI of the inspected pavement.
Standard Practice for Dust Control on Roads, Airfields and Adjacent Areas
22 May 2018
This UFC provides guidance for dust control materials and methods used on roads, airfields, base camps, and areas adjacent to these structures to reduce airborne dust. Dust develops naturally in unpaved, denuded, or sparsely vegetated areas. Dust is created in unsurfaced areas subjected to concentrated foot or vehicular traffic and is a problem on shoulders of surfaced aircraft areas. Dust control improves health, safety, and wellness, limits increased costs associated with damage and maintenance on vehicles and other equipment, and minimizes dust signatures during military operations.
This UFC discusses dust control methods and materials that have proven effective to reduce dust; provides suggestions for rates and methods of application of materials for various soil types and environmental conditions; and discusses factors, such as availability, curing time, durability, logistics, and economics, which are significant in the ultimate choice of material. Agronomic, topical, and admixture methods are discussed; however, the primary focus is on dust palliatives. Appendix B addresses the specific problem of dune sands and how they may be partially controlled.