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1.1. Scope. This handbook contains distress definitions and measurement methods for deter-
mining the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of asphalt surfaced airfields. This handbook is based
on the references in paragraph 1.7. with the addition of deduct curves for each type of distress.
New severity level definitions have been included for
the porous friction course, weathering, and raveling
Figure 1.1. Pavement Condition Index
distress. AF Records Disposition. Ensure that all
records created by this handbook are maintained and
disposed of IAW AFMAN 37-139, "Records Disposition
1.2. Pavement Condition Index. The pavement
condition index (PCI) results from a condition survey
and is a numerical rating of the pavement condition
that ranges from 0 to 100, with 0 being the worst
possible condition and 100 being the best possible
condition as shown on Figure 1.1.
1.3. Pavement Condition Rating. The pavement
condition rating is a description of pavement condition
as a function of the PCI value that varies from failed to
excellent as shown in Figure 1.1.