Atlantic Aviation

Orlando Executive Airport Ramp Rehabilitation

Orlando, FL

Atlantic Aviation undertook a pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction project at the Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). The project was completed in order to upgrade pavements both within the leasehold and on the surrounding airport property.

Benesch prepared the construction plans for a 1.27-million-square-foot apron rehabilitation and reconstruction project at the FBO. During the design phase, several construction value engineering solutions were coordinated with the client, including limiting the areas of full depth pavement removal, milling the surfaces at various thicknesses, reusing base material and reducing the amount of pavement used based on aircraft operational needs.

A geotechnical investigation revealed varying pavement thicknesses throughout the project site. Benesch was therefore able to utilize excess aggregate base in the underlying areas to reduce the asphalt thickness needed and minimize material required to be hauled off site.

During construction, Benesch was responsible for daily construction observation and completing the material testing quality acceptance. Construction oversight included full-time observation for the five-month long project construction duration, as well as completing construction administration associated with the project.

Project highlights

  • 1.27-million-square-foot apron rehabilitation
  • Limited areas for full depth pavement removal and milling surfaces at various thicknesses
  • Reutilized base material
  • Utilized pavement rejuvenation outside the required taxilane width
  • Reused excess aggregate base to reduce required asphalt thickness and minimize materials to be hauled off site