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

By Geoffrey S. Baskir, Edward L. Gervais

Airfield protection and means advancements: Case experiences on winning initiatives offers six case experiences considering the making plans, engineering, and administration of significant development tasks at lively airports. the development or reconstruction of runways, aprons, ramps, or terminals whereas an airport is open for normal operations poses complicated demanding situations, resembling entry to and from airport working parts, logistics, staging, temporary lights and signage, airline-airport communications, and staging and making plans for momentary closures of taxiways and taxi lanes. every one case research describes the necessities, ambitions, demanding situations, methodologies, and classes discovered from a contemporary undertaking, providing precise insights into how complicated tasks will be controlled effectively. subject matters contain the next: New Delhi Indira Gandhi overseas Airport runway layout and development; Seattle-Tacoma foreign Airport reconstruction of runway 16L-34R; George Bush Intercontinental Airport rehabilitation of runway 09-27; John F. Kennedy overseas Airport reconstruction of runway 13R-31L; la overseas Airport coordinated logistics administration; and Denver overseas Airport off-peak development. those case reports are crucial studying for these focused on making plans, designing, and developing capital advancements to airport amenities, together with transportation and aviation engineers, development engineers and venture managers, and bosses with airport professionals.

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Approximately $49M (US Dollars) worth of work was completed within the specified 180-calendar days. The runway was opened for flight check on September 25th, five days ahead of schedule. CONSTRUCTION AND PHASING LESSONS LEARNED  x The project utilized a highway interchange previously installed as part of the RW 16R-34L project. This interchange was for construction use only and allowed the contractor to efficiently get from the airfield to the highway system. A staffed gate was controlled by ACC at the end of the interchange where badges and credentials were verified prior to allowing access onto the airfield.

Previous experiences with monetary incentives had not been successful. The contractor finished ahead of schedule and no liquidated damages were assessed. BIDDING LESSONS LEARNED x In order to mitigate risks, the project utilized numerous unit prices for items usually paid via lump sum. For example, storm water storage tanks were paid by the month. This gave the Airport a method for dealing with site rain water by adding additional storm water tanks that could be rented on a monthly basis. By making them a bid item, we allowed the contractors to competitively bid and arrive at a competitive unit price.

Between 2004 and 2007, annual plane movements increased from 320,000 to 440,000. This growth led to additional regional airport delays. In response, the JFK Delay Reduction Program (DRP) was developed. The DRP includes eleven improvement projects for moving aircraft to and from the runways more efficiently. The Runway 13R-31L taxiway entrance and exit modifications and relocated runway thresholds recommendations of the 2007 Operational Study were included in this program. The scope of the 13R-31L rehabilitation & widening project changed again to include delay reductions measures.

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