DFW Concrete Block Pavement Taxiway Construction

by Jo Lary, Pavement Consultants Inc, Seattle, United States,
Richard Petit, Pavement Consultants Inc, Seattle, United States,
Mark Smallridge, Pavement Consultants Inc, Seattle, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Aircraft/Pavement Interaction: An Integrated System

Abstract: The first concrete block pavement constructed on an airport in the United States was constructed at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport during 1990. The use of concrete blocks on three taxiways at the airport proved a construction expedient and the pavements have performed as expected. This paper addresses the following issues: how DFW decided to use concrete blocks, concrete block pavement design, project specifications, and performance of the system to date.

Subject Headings: Concrete blocks | Concrete pavements | Airport and airfield pavements | Concrete construction | Pavement design | Material tests | North America | United States

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