Compared to mainline highway paving, slipforming concrete taxiways, aprons, and runways at an active airport is a challenging business. Production is hampered by the many small, irregularly shaped pieces of pavement that need to be paved one at a time.
That’s the situation faced by MCM at Dallas Love Field Airport, a heavy civil and building contractor with corporate offices in Irving, Texas. At Dallas Love Field Airport, the city of Dallas and Southwest Airlines are collaborating to build a $500 Million-plus airport renovation project. A number of gates must remain open during four years of construction, which will wind up in 2015.
MCM has a $68 Million contract to remove concrete, grade the subgrade and base, relocate utilities (including a new aircraft refueling system), and place 298,000 square yards of new concrete pavement. Most of that is 17-inch jointed plain concrete with no steel. There are smaller amounts of 15-inch and 8-inch concrete pavement....Read More.
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