Seismic Resiliency for Horizontal Infrastructure at Airports

The concept of designing vertical structures to withstand seismic activity is now established practice in many parts of the United States; however, incorporating seismic resiliency in horizontal structures (e.g., pavements, utility runs, and drainage) has been limited, particularly in airport settings. As airports seek to make their facilities more resilient, practitioners need to understand what is known about the issues and consider the benefits and challenges of incorporating seismic resiliency into the design of horizontal structures. Guidelines to incorporate seismic resiliency in the design of these structures are also needed. The objective of this research is to review available evidence-based engineering principles and practices and develop a guide to help airports incorporate seismic resiliency into their horizontal structures and supporting infrastructure.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $400000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 07-27

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    McDonald III, Edward

  • Start Date: 20230808
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01889754
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 07-27
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2023 6:52AM