NDT and Pavement Evaluation of Road, Section from Umm Al Qaiwan to Ras Al Khaima Under the contract of “Consultancy Services for the Alternative Route from the Sharjah to Ras Al Khaima Road. (42 Km)

Name of associated firm :
Project Location within Country:
Umm Al Qaiwan and Ras Al Khaima
Start Date:
May 2002
Completion Date:
July 2002

Project Description

In order to convert the existing Two - Lane Dual Carriageway Highway to Four - Lane Expressway, in between Sharjah to Ras Al Khaima, Ministry of Public Works and Housing organized a Pavement Evaluation Program to assess the condition of the existing facility covering 42 x 4 = 168 Km-Lane of Road Section between Umm Al Qaiwan to Ras Al Khaima



ECIL provided the following services to the SMEC:

Non-Destructive Testing:

  • Detailed visual condition survey to establish PCI (Pavement Condition Index)

  • Non-Destructive Testing using Heavy Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Kuab 240

  • Analyse and Evaluate the Deflection Data

Destructive Testing:

Conducted detailed Destructive Testing Program encompassing following:

  • Extraction of Representative Core Sections

  • Test Pits 

  • Soil Investigations and report


A detailed, comprehensive Technical Report was furnished, which comprised of Pavement Analysis, Pavement  Evaluation and Design based on Non-Destructive and Destructive Testing Results.


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