Smart Paving on Airfields: Intelligent Compaction Methods Used on Airfields in Utah and Alaska

This article reviews the use of Intelligent Compaction (IC) on airfields, using two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) projects recently completed in Salt Lake City, Utah and Sitka, Alaska. These projects required the contractors to use IC-equipped rollers for breakdown rolling operations via special provisions. The author compares and contrasts these two projects, focusing on how IC was implemented and the benefits realized. Although the airports are different in terms of size and usage, the projects proceeded in a similar fashion. The author describes the parts of the IC specification that require the rollers document and communicate to the operator, in real time, the following: roller location, roller speed, the compactive effort and material response, the cumulative pass count, and the surface temperature. The authors conclude that the future looks promising for the use of IC in both highway and airfield paving applications.

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  • Authors:
    • Johnson, Dave
    • Horan, Bob
  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 31-35
  • Serial:
    • Asphalt
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Asphalt Institute
    • ISSN: 0004-4954

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2014 9:10AM