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Grand Bahamas International Airport Rehabilitation

Freeport, Bahamas

Market Sector

Aviation

Type

Airside Infrastructure

Services Provided

Design, Construction Management

Region

Americas

T.Y. Lin International provided the design engineering and construction management for the rehabilitation of the airport's only runway. This 11,000 feet (3,353 meter) long by 150 feet wide runway was constructed in the early 1970s.

Project Highlights:

  • Maintaining Runway Operation during improvements.
  • Completed in 46 working days.
  • Imported Asphalt materials.

The challenge the firm faced was to prepare a design that minimized the amount of asphalt used, to improve the cross slope, to have taxiway exits comply to current ICAO standards, and to incorporate construction techniques enabling the runway available for air operations each day. This project was unique in that asphalt mixes employed durable trap rock imported from Canada, and a construction plant and equipment were shipped from China. Due to a short dry season, the firm specified production rates that maximized work in any single work period, thereby successfully limiting the project to 46 working days on the runway.