In this lesson you will identify construction plan procedures for concreting operations.
TERMINAL TRAINING OBJECTIVE:
ACTION: Identify and plan construction procedures for concreting operations.
CONDITION: You are given the materials contained in this lesson.
STANDARD: Correctly answer all practice exercise questions at the end of the lesson.
REFERENCE: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publication: FM 5-742,
with change 1.
In this lesson, you will work your way through a complete construction procedure, beginning with reconnaissance
through quality control and inspection. You will also investigate the site for any unusual characteristics that can
cause construction problems, such as undesirable soil or rock base. By anticipating and considering such
problems beforehand, you can avoid construction delay.
PART A - RECONNAISSANCE, SITE PREPARATION,
AND EXCAVATION PROCEDURES
Determining Possible Difficulties
Make a thorough and efficient reconnaissance of the construction site as the first step in any construction
procedure. Note possible problems in clearing and draining the site or in transporting and storing materials. Also,
investigate the site for any unusual characteristics that can cause construction problems, such as undesirable soil
or rock base. By anticipating and considering such problems beforehand, you can avoid construction delays.
Local traffic patterns, the quality of existing roads and bridges, and the equipment you will use
all affect the selection of the best route to the construction site.
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