Kaneohe Airfield Runway Repairs - Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, Hawaii
In December 1998, Kiewit finished repairs for an aircraft apron at Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station. The scope of work for this $3.3 million contract required the installation of 46,000 square yards of asphalt paving to repair the 25-acre apron.
Upon completion, the Department of the Navy awarded Kiewit a fast-track runway repair project, to facilitate the arrival of P-3 Orion aircraft as part of the Base Realignment and Closure program. Work included removing 6,800 cubic yards of pavement, stabilizing the runway's subgrade, asphalt and concrete paving, as well as centerline lighting at both ends of the runway.
During construction, personnel discovered steel reinforcement in the existing concrete pavement. To mitigate removal costs, crews mobilized a recycle crusher, which crushed the material on-site before application to the subgrade for stabilization. Extra material was turned over to the Navy's facilities department for future use. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command recognized Kiewit with an award for achieving significant cost savings by recycling the existing materials.