ACPA recognizes ‘Excellence in Concrete Pavement’
The second major work item was the overnight taxiway tie-in work, which connected the new construction to the existing airfield.
The work began at 11 p.m. and carried a $72,000 per day liquidated damages for failure to open the active runway each morning by 6 a.m.
Finally, there was the management and construction of a new electrical vault building, which would house all necessary equipment for the lighting and electronics on the new runway and associated taxiway system.
(SILVER) Reconstruction of Runway 7R/25L and Associated Taxiways, McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nev.
Contractor: Acme Concrete Paving, Inc.
Owner: Clark County Department of Aviation
Engineer: Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nev., needed to replace the deteriorating asphalt pavement on Runway 7R-25L, Taxiway ‘A’, five high speed Taxiways and two standard Taxiway connectors a total of 398,350 square yards of concrete pavement.
If you have been to Las Vegas chances are you landed on Runway 7R-25L, McCarran’s primary runway for landings. The challenge, replace the entire runway on the world’s sixth busiest airport, in total traffic movement, in five months. Complete it on time or pay $500,000.00 per day in liquidated damages. McCarran International Airport, owned by Clark County had adopted a no slipform paving policy years ago, but knew that in order to complete the project on time they needed to revise this policy. Clark County Construction Office officials toured other airports that were using slipform construction as their method of choice.
In spite of the challenges of a tight schedule, harsh weather, and other complexities, the project team—consisting of Clark County, Bechtel, Las Vegas Paving, Inc., Acme Concrete Paving, Inc., A-Core Concrete Cutting, Penhall Company, Royal Electric, and others—worked well together and completed the project 2-1/2 weeks ahead of schedule.
Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR)
(GOLD) Runway 17L/35R and Associated Taxiways Rehabilitation,
Denver International Airport, Denver, Colo.
Contractor: Interstate Highway Construction, Inc.
Owner: City and County of Denver, Department of Aviation
Engineer: CH2M Hill
This $12.9 million project at Denver International Airport involved 100,463 square yards of pavement rehabilitation on one Runway and adjacent Taxiways.
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