Christmas Island

PROJECT SUMMARY

Airport design consultant for maintenance treatment to remote airport.

SCOPE OF WORKS
  • Inspect existing pavement condition
  • Asses options for surface rehabilitation works
  • Detail design of pavement rehabilitation
  • Construction supervision of works
PROJECT CHALLENGES AND OUTCOMES

Christmas Island is an Australian Island located 2,000km from the Australian coastline and approximately 400km from Jakarta. The island is extremely remote and pavement materials & equipment will be barged in from off shore. The rehabilitation works require an appreciation of the ultimate structural upgrade timing to ensure an appropriate and effective solution is proposed. The resealing solution provides a uniform surface friction across the pavement despite the existing pavements differential frictional characteristic.

Multiple options for solutions were reviewed, included PME’s, spray seals and microsurfacing pavements. The final solution was a Microsurface product which is an advanced polymer modified bitumen emulsion blended with cementious filler, 5mm nominal aggregate and fibre reinforcement. The surface has been in place for over 12 months and is trafficked by A320 aircraft. The product is an innovative solution that has exceeded the clients expectations.

July 2013 - 2014

Runway reseal project

References

Colin Fort
Airports Program Manager - Toll Remote Logistics
Ph: +61 (0)8 9164 8498

July 2013 - 2014

Runway reseal project

References

Colin Fort
Airports Program Manager - Toll Remote Logistics
Ph: +61 (0)8 9164 8498