The aircraft parking apron and infrastructure at Hangar 750 was experiencing severe cracking, spalling and joint failure, and the aging infrastructure was not meeting the requirements to support the intended mission. RS&H was selected to provide full design services for the aircraft parking apron to repair and improve the infrastructure for the 45th Space Wing, the active duty wing that owns the Hangar 750 facility and the 920th Mission Support Group.
The project includes full-depth reconstruction of approximately 59,000 square yards of 15-inch thick concrete pavement and 2,800 square yards of 2-inch thick asphalt pavement at the mill and overlay. Early in design, it was identified that it was difficult to get qualified contractors for this site and that the pavement mix design and materials were not available at the local concrete plant. In order to obtain the proper airfield pavement mix, the design team reviewed the installation’s requirements. RS&H then coordinated with the USACE Omaha Transportation Systems Center to develop an acceptable airfield pavement mix and further defined the requirements for an onsite batch plant to resolve this labor and material problem.
Parts of the airfield apron are anticipated to be closed or significantly impacted throughout the duration of construction, thus affecting access to Hangars 750 and 751. RS&H maintainced close coordination with the 45th CES and base civil engineers in identifying training, missions and other planned schedules when implementing the phased construction schedule. Phased construction will allow for continuous aircraft operations and allow for base personnel to continue work and ensure operations and other construction projects are not affected.