Leveraging the Operational and Cost Advantages of Hot In-place Recycling for a Single-Runway Airfield Pavement Rehabilitation Project at Kelowna International Airport

In 2011, the City of Kelowna tendered the Rehabilitation of Runway 16-34, Taxiways A, B and C. The tender included the resurfacing of Runway 16-34, widening and resurfacing of Taxiway C, and resurfacing of Taxiways A and B at their existing dimensions. The tenders received were about 40 percent over budget, and the project was subsequently cancelled. SNC Lavalin Inc. then completed a project review and developed a revised 2012 Work Plan for the project including a less operationally disruptive resurfacing approach, eliminating some requirements that were perceived as onerous by Contractors, and removing non-contiguous work elements. In January 2012, the runway resurfacing project was re-tendered as a stand-alone Hot In-place Recycling (HIR) project. The Taxiway A, B and C rehabilitation work was re-tendered separately in May 2012. Because of these and other changes, the cost of the runway and taxiway rehabilitation projects was reduced from the 2011 low-bid tender of $6.256 Million, to a new, combined cost of $2.893 Million. Both projects were completed in the summer of 2012, ahead of schedule, under budget, and with no operational disruptions. This paper provides an overview of the project from inception to completion. (A) For the covering absbtract of this conference see ITRD record number 201402RT334E.


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  • Pagination: p. 291-319
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fifty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Canadian Technical Asphalt Associatio (CTAA): St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, November 2013

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  • Accession Number: 01518095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2014 11:01AM