This Pavement Inspection Manual is written to provide supplemental information, and help provide specific training for pavement construction inspectors. It primarily addresses Department of Defense airfields but also applies to hot mix asphalt and Portland cement concrete pavement construction on non-airfield areas such as roads. This manual provides guidance on all aspects of pavement construction and provides supplementary information to the other referenced technical publications. It is not intended to take the place of the contract specifications but should be used along with specifications to help ensure that a high quality pavement is constructed.
The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance to the inspector, Quality Assurance (QA), and Quality Control (QC) representatives on construction oversight of hot mix asphalt (HMA) and Portland cement concrete (PCC) airfield pavements. This manual is not a contract document and does not take the place of the project specifications but is to be used as a companion document. The manual identifies a number of areas where problems often occur and it helps to clarify some of the specification requirements that may be a little more difficult to understand.