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Project Details

Punta Gorda Airport, Concrete Apron - Design/Build
PROJECTDesign Build Concrete Apron
CLIENTPunta Gorda Airport
LOCATIONPunta Gorda, Florida

EG Solutions’ personnel was the engineer of record for this project. The previous terminal apron was over 60 years old. It consisted of concrete with a nominal thickness of 7-inches that varied from 4 to 9-inches in a random pattern. With the reintroduction of air service to the Punta Gorda Airport, the imposed loads from A320 aircraft exceeded the structural strength of the apron. In order to accommodate a fast-track solution, a design/build approach was used for apron reconstruction. The project included demolition of the existing concrete, crushing waste concrete to provide high quality sub-base course, and placing new, 12-inch thick, fiber reinforced concrete. The reuse of waste concrete with appropriate testing to meet FAA standards was a cost-saving, environmentally friendly measure. Likewise, the selection of fiber reinforcement over traditional wire mesh was a time saving measure. The project was designed and built in four months.  Funding was through an AIP grant.