Antoun was engaged to assist with Bathurst’s increased airport tourism by delivering new taxiways, drainage networks and water mains as well as reconstructing refuelling aprons and upgrading the existing taxi-ways.
The scope of works included
- Geotechnical testing indicated sub-standard conditions at subgrade level; therefore additional excavation and lime stabilisation was required
- Antoun worked collaboratively with the client to resourcefully remediate the poor ground conditions before pavement construction commenced
- Construction included new taxiways and the refurbishment of existing taxiways and aprons, new stormwater drainage & headwalls, sewer networks, new aeronautical ground lighting systems, main water diversions, and a reinforced fuelling facility
- Two-coat seal and asphalt surfacing was installed on the taxiways and passenger apron, along with with with lining and fog light towers as part of the final project stage
Despite the poor ground quality, Antoun completed key project components ahead of critical event dates. Stakeholder access was maintained throughout the project by employing innovative methods such as under boring primary taxiways to accommodate new service network installations, leaving a happy client with a quality product.