Preconstruction workshop held for Boeing Field runway

Asphalt Institute Field Engineers conducted a one-day, pre-construction workshop specifically for the engineers, inspectors, airport officials, laboratory technicians and contractor personnel who will be involved in a major runway rehabilitation project at Boeing Field in Seattle. The project is slated to begin on August 8, 2006, and the contractor will have exactly 20 days to place 118,000 tons of hot mix asphalt. Given the intensity of this project, Boeing Field’s engineering consultant, URS Corp. asked that the Asphalt Institute conduct this special seminar.

The workshop program focused on the specifics of producing and placing FAA P-401 mix. Field Engineers John Duval and Bob Humer discussed asphalt and aggregate material properties, laydown, compaction and quality assurance procedures. Shauna Teclamarian, Laboratory Manager for AI-member company U.S. Oil & Refining, made a special presentation to the group on the production capabilities and quality control measures being taken to ensure the PG 64-22 binder meets specification at all times.

Dave Gent, Division Manager for ICON Materials, addressed the attendees on the capabilities of his two hot mix plants that will produce the P-401 mix for this project. The workshop was regarded by many attendees as a huge success in preparing the group for the challenge of this very important project.