Rapid Airfield Concrete Pavement Slab Replacement and Patching Guidance

The cost and inconvenience of closing critical airfield pavement for repair can be significant. Airports want to minimize closures for repairs and rehabilitation projects and therefore are increasing the use of rapid airfield concrete pavement slab replacement and patching. This process involves both the use of alternative concrete mixes and streamlined construction techniques to reduce impacts to airport operations. While FAA Advisory Circular 150/5370-16, Rapid Construction of Rigid Airfield Pavements, offers general guidance on this topic, airports need specific guidance that reflects recent advancements in rapid airfield concrete pavement repair materials and procedures and that enables them to adapt these techniques to their unique operational situation. The objective of this research was to develop a guidebook to help airport practitioners implement rapid airfield concrete pavement slab replacement and patching projects. The guidebook builds on the guidance provided in FAA Advisory Circular 150/5370-16.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 09-18

  • 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:

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Performing Organizations:


    1885 S. Arlington Ave. Suite 111
    Reno, NV  United States  89509
  • Principal Investigators:

    Van Dam, Tom

  • Start Date: 20190417
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201016
  • Actual Completion Date: 20201016

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677088
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 09-18
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2018 3:03PM