This article discusses the results of a major audit of airport paving projects by the DOT Inspector General's office completed between January 1985 and August 1987 at 38 airports in five FAA regions. Widespread deficiencies were discovered in tens of millions of dollars worth of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) projects that concerned the acceptance and use of out-of-tolerance asphalt and concrete, and insufficient testing of materials in accordance with contract specifications. Also features brief articles on pavement projects undertaken by various airports, and a discussion of reflex-percussive cutting, or grooving runways. Includes information on new guidelines for stricter inspection of airport pavement projects in the future.

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    AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated

    4212 King Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22302
  • Authors:
    • Bremer, K
  • Publication Date: 1991-9

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 34-38
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM