Airport Runways & Terminals

Construction activity for airport infrastructure investment at major US airports is on the rise. Airport authorities are expanding runways and structures to accommodate growth in the air freight shipments and passenger enplanements. According to Dr. Alison Premo Black, American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s chief economist, the total value of airport runway and terminal construction in the United States will grow from $12.5 billion in 2014 to $13.1 billion in 2015.

Large and small airport construction projects present contractors operational challenges.

  • Project bid documents often cite material specifications from a number of different agencies. Runways and tarmac are designed based on the Federal Aviation Administration specifications. The roads, ramps, and underground utilities leading into the airports use materials based on local DOT specifications. And the buildings may have material specification based on the ICC Building Code.
  • Airports need to be operational 24/7/365. So every project has a tight construction timeline that requires on-time performance.
  • Airport projects often have a very vigorous quality control documentation procedure.

We are ready to be your partner in this growing market segment. Our technical experts are familiar with all the material specs commonly found on these projects. Our computerized scheduling system allows our plants to coordinate delivery of aggregate and concrete on-time that will help you meet the tightest construction critical path, and our quality control departments will assist you by providing the proper material documentation in a timely manner.

And Aggregate Industries offers another important resource. Our material experts can assist you in developing a sustainable material source plan that enables you to select options such as recycled base material, supplementary cements and performance concrete mixes.