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Review of Airfield Pavement Construction Fallon Naval Air Station

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Technical Report

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Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center Port Hueneme United States

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This report is to document the results of the investigation from the project NAS Fallon Runway Study. This project was funded by the Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet by Document N00007099P00039D. The objective of this study is to review the airfield pavement construction program at Naval Air Station NAS Fallon to identify areas where pavement performance and utility can be enhanced. The areas to be studied were established jointly by Engineering Field Activity EFA West and NAS Fallon. The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center NFESC was selected to perform the study. This study was initiated because of the premature cracking that occurred on Runway 13R-31L almost immediately after the application of the 2-inch asphalt concrete AC overlay during May-September 1997. The primary objectives of the investigation were to1. Review the long-term repair program for the AC portion of the runway and determine if this is the best repair alternative for that pavement.2. Evaluate replacing the AC portion with new Portland cement concrete PCC pavement.3. Evaluate constructing a new all PCC runway to the east of the existing runway 13L- 31R.4. Evaluate AC versus PCC pavement performance for applicability at NAS Fallon.5. Review existing Taxiway A construction project and assess constructability.6. Review condition of the runway shoulders and prepare cost estimates to upgrade the shoulders to meet requirements of Military Handbook 10211.

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  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

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