Airfield Safety and Capacity Improvements: Case Studies on by Geoffrey S. Baskir, Edward L. Gervais

By Geoffrey S. Baskir, Edward L. Gervais

This booklet provides six case stories all for the making plans, engineering, and administration of significant building initiatives at lively airports. the development or reconstruction of runways, aprons, ramps, or terminals whereas an airport is open for normal operations poses advanced demanding situations, resembling entry to and from airport working components, logistics, staging, temporary lighting fixtures and signage, airline-airport communications, and staging and making plans for temporary closures of taxiways and taxi lanes. every one case research describes the necessities, goals, demanding situations, methodologies, and classes discovered from a contemporary undertaking, delivering particular insights into how advanced initiatives will be controlled effectively. those case experiences are crucial examining for these occupied with making plans, designing, and developing capital advancements to airport amenities, together with transportation and aviation engineers, building engineers and undertaking managers, and executives with airport specialists.
• entrance topic
• record of Abbreviations
• Preface
• desk of Contents
1. New Delhi Indira Gandhi overseas Airport Runway layout and development
2. Reconstruction of Runway 16L-34R at Seattle-Tacoma foreign Airport
three. Rehabilitation of Runway 09-27 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
four. The Reconstruction of Runway 13R-31L at John F. Kennedy overseas Airport
five. Coordination and Logistics administration: growing CALM at l. a. overseas Airport
6. Airfield building at Denver foreign Airport: developing the Invisible venture

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Highway” hand signals (which the contractor’s truck drivers knew and were expecting to see) arose. Operations quickly realized it would be much easier to train the access controllers to flag using highway signals. The Airport operations and the contractor jointly held mandatory training classes for all access controllers. Additionally, the contractor provided brightly colored gloves. As an added safety measure, all vehicle drivers were told to look both directions before crossing, even when being waved through… just in case!

Typical PCC Pavement Joints AIRPORT OPERATIONAL AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS The new third runway, 16R-34L, opened November 2008. The Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) personnel were just getting proficient having all three runways operational after extensive planning, training and 5 months of use when runway 16L34R was closed, dropping back to two operational runways. This impacted ATCT schedule changes, runway operation changes, and midfield monitoring. In the course of constructing runway 16L-34R in the summer of 2009, valuable lessons were learned about safely integrating aircraft operations with major construction activities.

The Contractor Forum provided another avenue for the engineers to communicate the intent of the design to the prospective bidders. This may have contributed to the bid price being extremely close to the engineer’s estimate. 3 kilometers) of drainage pipe 1500 in-pavement lights The first major component of the construction undertaken was the construction of the Taxiway “KC” test section. 5 meter) test section was included in the contract so that the means and methods of construction could be evaluated and refined prior to closing Runway 13R-31L for construction.

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