Runway 17L-35R Rehabilitation
Garver provided preliminary and final design to rehabilitate a runway that did not possess the structural capacity large enough for the Abilene Regional Airport aircraft fleet and annual operations. The runway, which was experiencing delamination on the pavement surface and subsurface layers, was initially scoped by a previous consultant to be an overlay, which limited funding and made reconstruction unfeasible. Garver used rolling dynamic deflectometer, heavy weight deflectometer, and traditional geotechnical testing to analyze the runway pavement by determining the strength of each layer of the pavement section. In addition to design, Garver provided a preliminary engineering report, bidding, and construction administration.
Our ability to use innovative methods and work with the local contractor community allowed us to understand the existing pavement and options for rehabilitation, including local construction methods and materials.Frank McIllwain Garver Texas Aviation Director