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Specian:
Sectio
NAPA s
Award

QIC: Ray Brown Airport Pavement Award
As part of The Rogers Executive Airport Runway Pavement and
Lighting Rehabilitation project, Hutchens Construction was
tasked with rebuilding the entire length of the runway keel,
performing crack repairs, and overlaying 66,000 square yards of
runway over a five-day period during the nine-day job.

Sky High Quality

for an Airport Pavement
A tight schedule and 10 times the expected repairs were overcome
by keeping the emphasis on quality.
By Martha K. Silver

T

he stringent
specifications required
for airport pavements
led NAPA to create the
Quality in Construction
Award - Ray Brown Airport
Pavement Award. Named after Ray
Brown, the Director for the National
Center for Asphalt Technology at
Auburn University (NCAT) from
1991-2007, the award is presented
annually to the top-scoring Quality
in Construction asphalt airport
pavement project. This year's winner
is Hutchens Construction Co. of
Cassville, Mo.
Airport pavement is unlike
any other pavement constructed
in the United States. The Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) sets
very tight criteria for the asphalt
mixture specs it prescribes for use
on airport runways, which makes
some contractors less eager to bid on

airport pavement projects. The P-403
mix used by Hutchens Construction
at Rogers Executive Airport was a
75 blow Marshall mix design placed
in an over-excavated section of the
runway to remedy existing subgrade
issues and to bring this area to grade
in preparation for the overlay. The
P-401 mix for this project, also a 75
blow Marshall design, was utilized
during the 3-inch overlay of the
runway surface.
In addition to adherence
to specific mixture specs,
airport pavement projects are
challenging in that traffic and
debris management practices are
different from those employed
during the construction of highway
asphalt pavements. Further, airport
pavements must be regularly
rehabilitated to ensure optimal
smoothness. A runway in need of
rehabilitation affects the plane's

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pavement vehicle interaction.
It affects the plane's ability to
gain speed for take-off, to use
fuel efficiently, to ensure smooth
landings, and to stay within
compliance standards for airplane
emissions. Loose aggregate from
a neglected pavement can also
damage an airplane's jet engines.

QIC AWARD WINNER -
RAY BROWN AIRPORT
PAVEMENT AWARD

Hutchens Construction Co.
Rogers Executive Airport Carter
Field Runway
Cassville, Mo.
The Rogers Executive Airport in
Rogers, Ark., is less than an 8-mile
drive to Walmart's headquarters
in Bentonville, Ark. A majority of
the airport's traffic is comprised
of Walmart executives. And when
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Tools for the Trade
Meet the Chairman: Craig Parker
How to Host an Effective Congressional Site Tour
Quality in Construction: The Sheldon G. Hayes Award
Quality in Construction: The Larry H. Lemon Awards
Quality in Construction: The Ray Brown Airport Award
NAPA Quality in Construction Awards
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
Perspectives
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 6
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 7
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - President’s Perspective
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 10
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Industry News
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Tools for the Trade
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Meet the Chairman: Craig Parker
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 20
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 21
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - How to Host an Effective Congressional Site Tour
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 23
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 24
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 25
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Quality in Construction: The Sheldon G. Hayes Award
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Quality in Construction: The Larry H. Lemon Awards
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Quality in Construction: The Ray Brown Airport Award
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Industry Calendar
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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