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PROJECT OF THE MONTH
proved Water Collection Process
Rebuilding JAC
Airport officials began planning
for major a runway reconstruction
about six years ago after an analysis
showed the runway's subbase has
failed. Parts of the subbase dated
to the 1970's and was located 5 feet
below grade, meaning the 6,000foot
runway would need to be shut
down for the $43.8 million rebuild.
But the tourist nature of the
Jackson Hole area meant they had
a very short time to perform the
task - 78 days.
" It sat between the closure of the
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski
season and Fourth of July weekend,
which is the ramp up of busy season
in the community, " Elwood said.
It took six years to plan the
project down to very fine detail.
A 24-hour workday was planned
for each day of the 78-day closure,
with each day broken into fourhour
work sections.
All non-weather dependent
modules of the rebuild were identified
beforehand so the contractor
would be able to move these up
when bad weather occurred. The
contractor didn't lose a single day
of work.
" We really pushed the envelope
in terms of the quantity of work
and how much could be done in
a given day and making sure it
matched up with the capabilities
of contractors, " Elwood said. " And
we ran into some of the most difficult
weather that Jackson Hole has
seen in 40 years in terms of snow,
cold and rain. "
How to Collect
More Water
JAC made an investment in a water
collection and filtration system five
years ago to collect all water on
hard surfaces at the airport. The
water is collected off the ramps,
roofs, parking lots and roadways at
JAC, then sent to a water filtration
system located on the south end of
the airport.
All of the collected water is
treated before released to remove
contaminants.
" The natural extension was also
to add the capacity and capability
that comes off that surface on the
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of January/February 2023

Inside the Fence
Airports Make Capacity a Top Issue in 2023
Airport Business 2023 Projects of the Year
Equipment Matters
Integrated Sink Puts Hand Hygiene Entirely within Reach
What to Expect for Kansas City International Airport’s New Terminal
Built for Success
Project of the Month: Collaboration Key to JAC’s Improved Water Collection Process
Airport Guru
Legal Matters
After the Emergency: What’s Next?
January/February 2023 - 1
January/February 2023 - 2
January/February 2023 - 3
January/February 2023 - 4
January/February 2023 - Inside the Fence
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January/February 2023 - 7
January/February 2023 - Airports Make Capacity a Top Issue in 2023
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January/February 2023 - Airport Business 2023 Projects of the Year
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January/February 2023 - Equipment Matters
January/February 2023 - 25
January/February 2023 - Integrated Sink Puts Hand Hygiene Entirely within Reach
January/February 2023 - 27
January/February 2023 - What to Expect for Kansas City International Airport’s New Terminal
January/February 2023 - 29
January/February 2023 - 30
January/February 2023 - 31
January/February 2023 - Built for Success
January/February 2023 - 33
January/February 2023 - Project of the Month: Collaboration Key to JAC’s Improved Water Collection Process
January/February 2023 - 35
January/February 2023 - 36
January/February 2023 - Airport Guru
January/February 2023 - 38
January/February 2023 - Legal Matters
January/February 2023 - 40
January/February 2023 - After the Emergency: What’s Next?
January/February 2023 - 42
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