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severity levels. The criteria in appendix A must be used in identifying and recording the distress types and severity levels
in order to obtain an accurate PCI.
d. For each distress type, density, and severity level within a sample unit, a deduct value is determined from the
e. The total deduct value (TDV) for each sample unit is determined by adding all deduct values for each distress
f. A corrected deduct value (CDV) is determined using procedures in the appropriate section for jointed rigid or
g. The PCI for each sample unit inspected is calculated as follows: PCI = 100 - CDV. If the CDV for a sample unit is
less than the highest individual distress deduct value, the highest value should be used in lieu of the CDV in the above
h. The PCI of the entire feature is the average of the PCI's from all sample units inspected.
i. The feature's pavement condition rating is determined from a correlation that presents pavement condition rating
as a function of PCI value.
3-2. Airfield pavement condition survey report. a. The format for reporting findings of respective Air Force and Army
airfield condition surveys has been designed to preclude the necessity of extensive drafting and typing. The pavement
distress data and PCI computations can be presented as directly obtained from the manual calculations. Basic airfield
data and load-carrying capacity evaluation primarily reflect changes in airfield pavement systems that have occurred since
the last condition survey report.
(1) The report is prepared by the pavement engineer, on a recurring cycle, at intervals not to exceed 5 years.
The results should be sent to the Major Command (MACOM) engineer for evaluation and further action.
(2) If significant changes in the PCI occur, the condition survey report should be updated. The update should
include sections 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the report.
(3) The MACOM engineer must ensure that completed reports are standardized.
b. The results of the PCI condition survey are used by the MACOM to determine the rate of deterioration of
pavement features and to justify pavement evaluations and maintenance and repair projects. Therefore, a condition
survey for some features may be required more often than the specified 5-year interval, annually in some cases. The
MACOM determines its frequency, based on the above factors and engineering judgment.
c. Pavement condition survey reports are filed and maintained with other pertinent airfield pavement data.
3-3. Distribution of condition survey reports. Distribution is as follows:
a. Air Force
Scott AFB, IL 62225
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Langley AFB, VA 23665
PO Box 631
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Tyndall AFB, FL 32403
Tyndall AFB, FL 32403