Main Conference: 29-30 November, 2016

Conference Day 2

08:00 - 08:50 Registration & Coffee

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Greg White

Associate Professor of Pavement Engineering – University of the Sunshine
Director – Airport Pavement Engineering Specialists

09:00 - 09:45 The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project

Ken Lundy P.Eng. - Vice President of Infrastructure, Planning & Environment, Toronto Port Authority
Catering to 2.5 million passengers per year, the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is undertaking a 3-year rehabilitation project on the airport’s airfield surfaces, including the main runway.

This session will explore the project’s plans to replace pavements, lighting and electrical infrastructure on the airport’s runways, taxiways and apron areas, using a “shave and pave” process. It will further look at the decommissioning of one of the tertiary runways, which is to be converted into a taxiway and the construction of a ground run-up enclosure.
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Ken Lundy P.Eng.

Vice President of Infrastructure, Planning & Environment
Toronto Port Authority

09:45 - 10:30 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Runway 16C-34C Reconstruction Project

Ralph Wessels PE - Program Leader, Airfield Capital Projects, Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Seattle Tacoma International Airport’s 9,426-foot center runway underwent sophisticated rehabilitation in 2015 to extend its lifespan and operational efficiency. The project reconstructed the 46-year-old runway with crushed concrete sub-base, asphalt and Portland cement concrete; expanded shoulders to suit new-generation aircraft; and included new technology. This session will address:
  • Design elements and selection of pavement structure
  • Environmental considerations for the design, construction, and long-term operation of the runway
  • The incorporation of new technology to meet the future needs including the installation of an automated foreign object debris (FOD) system and a LED lighting systems.
  • Lessons learned – the challenges and what worked well and what areas could have gone better
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Ralph Wessels PE

Program Leader, Airfield Capital Projects
Seattle Tacoma International Airport

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Break & Networking


11:00 - 11:45 Trials and Successes Paving the Hong Kong Midfield

Robert Baxter - Associate Director, Aviation, Mott MacDonald
To meet continued growth forecasts, paving in the midfield area at Hong Kong International Airport is continuing at a rapid pace. The recently opened HK$10bn Midfield Concourse includes 20 parking stands and a new taxiway system, and is the most significant capacity enhancement since the airport first opened in 1998. However the areas further west of the concourse continue to be developed as remote passenger and cargo aprons to meet the stand demand. This session will focus on the construction of the airfield pavements as follows:
  • Overview of the taxilanes, taxiways and apron layouts serving the new concourse;
  • Challenges connecting new taxiways and opening of new stands without impacting the airport's daily operations;
  • Case studies for sustainable material sourcing: Trials for recycling asphalt chippings, and crushing the original island boulders, to incorporate into the pavement mix designs.
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Robert Baxter

Associate Director, Aviation
Mott MacDonald

  • Challenges and strategies to consider economic and environmental factors along with performance requirements
  • Quantify energy and environmental impacts of airfield pavements using life-cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Development of project-level tool for airport authorities to consider sustainability metrics into decision making process
  • Case study of runway rehabilitation alternatives at John F. Kennedy International Airport
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Hao Wang

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch & Networking Break

13:30 - 14:15 Quantifying the Effects of Aircraft Performance Parameters and Traffic Volume on Pavement Deterioration

Greg White - Associate Professor of Pavement Engineering – University of the Sunshine , Director – Airport Pavement Engineering Specialists
  • Assessing how aircraft traffic volumes affect pavement deterioration: real effects vs modeled estimations
  • The rutting, wear and static load implications of airport critical aircraft on runway durability: landing gear configurations, wheel and axle loads and tyre pressures
  • Optimizing ACN-PCN evaluations when dealing with non-uniform, higher tyre load and pressure on pavements and their impact resistance: bridging inconsistencies between pavement ratings and design derived from different analysis methods

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Greg White

Associate Professor of Pavement Engineering – University of the Sunshine
Director – Airport Pavement Engineering Specialists

14:15 - 15:00 Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Cracking in Airfield Concrete Pavement: Maintenance Case Study

Pyung-jin Kwak - Deputy General Manager, R&D Center, Korea Airports Corporation
  • Major distresses that occur in the airfield pavement
  • The course of distress of ASR cracking
  • Propagation of the ASR cracking in the airfield concrete pavement
  • Several maintenance case studies on deteriorated concrete pavement caused by ASR
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Pyung-jin Kwak

Deputy General Manager, R&D Center
Korea Airports Corporation

15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Break & Networking

15:30 - 16:15 Assessing and Mitigating Environmental Impact When Designing and Constructing Airfields

Johnson Lu - Specialist, Environmental Protection Section - Airport Operation and Manage, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taiwan
Air transport is the fastest and safest ways to connect cultural, economic and social activities beyond borders. Airports – and particularly airfields – play the role of bridges that connect the landside and airside. This session will focus on challenges in environmental impact assessment and mitigation as follows:
  • Overviews on the Assessment: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the Balanced Approach, ICAO
  • Mitigating the environmental impact on airfields/airports
  • What are some of the sustainability aspects that should be taken into consideration?
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Johnson Lu

Specialist, Environmental Protection Section - Airport Operation and Manage
Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taiwan

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Greg White

Associate Professor of Pavement Engineering – University of the Sunshine
Director – Airport Pavement Engineering Specialists