7 years of complex project phasing
Runway PCC panels replaced and reopened to traffic in under 48 hours
Innovating for safe and smooth airfield operations
- Limited and defined aircraft gate, taxiway, and runway closure windows
- Existing high-water table and extreme weather conditions
- Extensive coordination with security, operations, airlines, stakeholders, contractor, and suppliers
- Control of foreign object debris (FOD) during demolition and formulation of contingency plans
- The project was staged over seven years and broken into more than 20 construction phases to minimize the number and duration of aircraft gate and taxiway/runway closures.
- With careful planning, coordination, scheduling, and new concrete technology, the disruption to the airport’s high traffic areas, including the runway, was shortened to mere days.
- To minimize the removal of existing pavement layers and avoid excavating below the high-water table, the FAARFIELD software program was used extensively to design efficient and constructible solutions for new pavement structures.
- All crushed concrete and granular material was reused, eliminating the costly need to remove material offsite.
- Because of its rapid strength-gain characteristics, Lafarge Canada’s ChronoliaTM concrete was used. Eleven PCC panels were removed and replaced over five different areas of Runway 08L-26R , returning it back to service after a 46-hour closure.
“Hatch is a key business partner whose employees bring a spirit of teamwork and collaboration….and has contributed to our ongoing success in delivering projects which meet and exceed expectations.”