Sustainable Construction Practices in Airport Pavement Rehabilitation Projects

Project sustainability is many times, if not always, linked to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified criteria, better known as green building. But for airport pavement rehabilitation projects, the LEED certification is not available. However, sustainable construction practices have been and are currently implemented in airports around the U.S. Commercial airports such as Boston Logan and Chicago O’Hare have developed successful sustainable construction practices in their rehabilitation projects. Many engineers and contractors are already using sustainable design and construction practices in airport pavement rehabilitation projects, but may not be aware of the benefits and positive environmental impacts of their practices. This paper will highlight sustainable construction practices used at airport pavement rehabilitation projects including asphalt reclamation, concrete pavement recycling, and the traditional LEED registered process for airport buildings. The practices applied by Kimley-Horn and other aviation design professionals have been implemented in general and commercial aviation projects not only for the goal of being sustainable, but as a cost savings technique. For example, the reduction of project truck hauling has resulted in less pollutant emissions and material waste. This paper will also outline the findings of Kimley-Horn’s internal research on airport sustainable projects and the available resources for the aviation engineer.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: 2010 FAA Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference: Next Generation of Airport Technology

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608198
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2016 8:31AM