Due to significant wear and deterioration over time, existing concrete pavement slabs at the Sierra – Uniform Taxiway intersection in Melbourne Airport required replacement. The project scope is to deliver 32 slabs on Melbourne’s critical Taxiway Kilo and Runway 16 at Australia’s busiest 24 hour airport with minimal disruption to operations or customer experience.
Melbourne Airport, VIC
The scope of works included
- Rapid construction within a limited night time access window of six hours
- Decommissioning, replacement and re-energisation of impacted Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) within the same night shift.
- Zero disruptions to airport operations and no extended closures to taxiways or aprons.
- Extremely high risk, safety, quality control and environmental management objectives.
- Management of Per- and Poly-FluoroAlkyl Substance contaminated concrete in line with Melbourne Airport and the federal Airport Environment Office requirements, including retainment on site for future re-use.
Melbourne Airport received delivery of a slab replacements with no aircraft delays over the eight week program. From initial scoping and design to final construction and handover, our project team worked closely and collaboratively with Melbourne Airport’s infrastructure delivery and airfield operations personnel.