A15.4.4. Disposal. Designated waste and disposal areas. Off-site disposal should be included in the
A15.5. Maximum Equipment Height. Included in the contract documents should be the maximum
height of construction equipment expected to be in use during construction. This information, maximum
height of construction equipment, must also be included on the Notice of Proposed Construction, which is
to be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration prior to the start of construction. If the maximum
equipment height penetrates any airspace, it will be noted on the contract documents and Notice of
A15.6. Operational Safety on the Airfield During Construction. This section provides guidelines
concerning the operational safety on airfields during construction, to assist Civil Engineer, Airfield
Management, and Safety personnel in maintenance of a safe operating environment. The principal
guidelines provided here are taken from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular (AC)
150/5370-2, Operational Safety on Airports During Construction, but have been modified to better relate
to USAF needs and terminology. Construction activity is defined as the presence and movement of
personnel, equipment, and materials in any location that could infringe upon the movement of aircraft.
A15.6.1. General Requirements. Construction activities on the airfield, in proximity to, or affecting
aircraft operational areas or navigable airspace, should be coordinated with all airfield users prior to
initiating such activities. In addition, basic responsibilities and procedures should be developed and
disseminated to instruct construction personnel in airport procedures and for monitoring construction
activities for conformance with safety requirements. These and other safety considerations should be
addressed in the earliest stages of project formulation and incorporated in the contract specifications.
Construction areas located within the aircraft movement area requiring special attention by the
contractor should be clearly delineated on the project plans. The airfield manager and contract
administrator should closely monitor construction activity throughout its duration to ensure continual
compliance with safety requirements.
A15.6.2. Formal Notification of Construction Activities. Any entity, including the military, proposing
any kind of construction or alteration of objects that may affect navigable airspace, including military
airspace, as defined in FAR Part 77, Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace, is required to notify the
FAA. FAA Form 7460-1, Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration, is used for this purpose. (See
AC 70/7460-2, Proposed Construction or Alteration of Objects That May Affect the Navigable
A15.6.3. Safety Considerations. The following is a partial list of safety considerations which
experience indicates will need attention during airport construction.
A220.127.116.11. Minimum disruption of standard operating procedures for aeronautical activity.
A18.104.22.168. Clear routes from firefighting and rescue stations to active airport operations areas.
A22.214.171.124. Chain of notification and authority to change safety oriented aspects of the
A126.96.36.199. Initiation, currency, and cancellation of Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs).
A188.8.131.52. Suspension or restriction of aircraft activity on airport operations areas.
A184.108.40.206. Threshold displacement and appropriate temporary lighting and marking.