Rapid Airfield Concrete Pavement Slab Replacement and Patching

The cost of runway closure is a significant factor in the planning process for the replacement or repair of a runway. Airports want to minimize closures for repairs and rehabilitation projects, and the type of material used can have an impact. There have been instances of material failures that will impact the operational capability of the pavement. FAA currently conducts testing of materials for runways, taxiways, and apron pavements, but research is needed to provide guidance to airports on best practices and lessons learned when pavement repairs are needed so as to minimize runway closures and operational disruptions. The objective of this research is to produce a guidebook for airports to implement rapid airfield concrete pavement slab replacement and patching. The guidebook would identify the procedures for rapid concrete removal and the preparation required for rapid concrete paving. It would also help airports select materials, identify proper paving techniques, and determine equipment requirements.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • 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

  • Start Date: 20181210
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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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