Airport Consultancy Group


Clermont Aerodrome

Profiler removing existing pavement

(Aug 2011 – Feb 2012)

Clermont Aerodrome – Aircraft pavement rehabilitation project

Construction engineering support to contractor for aircraft pavement strengthening project.

Specific activities undertaken for this project include:

  • Concept pavement rehabilitation solution
  • Constructability reviews and value engineering
  • Airfield pavement reviews and optimisation of solution
  • Construction cost estimates and programming

The project required an in depth appreciation of the operational impacts of working on critical airfield infrastructure as well as detail design of airfield pavements.

Project Challenges and Outcomes

Interfacing with existing pavements were challenging as aged pavements did not meet current standards and the provided design was based on basic site survey which did not address tie in issues. This project was also located in regional Queensland and required an appreciation for working on a remote site with limited access to quality material sources. The existing pavement removal often resulted in subgrade strengthening works of expansive clay material.

Referee: Michael Pierce – Rio Tinto. Mobile: +61 (0)439 911 236