Orlando Executive Airport Ramp Rehabilitation

Atlantic Aviation | Orlando, FL

When Atlantic Aviation decided to undertake a substantial pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction project at the Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), they needed to move quickly and complete the design in approximately six weeks. Atlantic Aviation turned to Benesch’s national team of aviation experts to provide survey, geotechnical and design engineering services on an expedited schedule. Using a value-focused approach, the team was able to keep the project on time and within budget.

The project sought to upgrade failing pavements at ORL, on and near the Atlantic Aviation leasehold. Benesch prepared the construction plans for a 1.27-million-square-foot apron rehabilitation and reconstruction project for the Fixed Base Operator.

During design, Benesch coordinated several construction value engineering solutions with Atlantic Aviation. This included limiting the areas of full-depth pavement removal, milling the surfaces at various thicknesses, reusing base material and the amount of pavement used based on aircraft operational needs. Benesch’s geotechnical investigation revealed varying pavement thicknesses throughout the project site. Utilizing excess aggregate base in the underlying areas helped reduce the asphalt thickness and minimized the material required to be hauled off site.

A prime example of Benesch’s value-focused approach and extensive national expertise, the project finished on time and under budget, which allowed the owner to do a few additional upgrades to the facility.

In addition to design, Benesch provided daily construction observation and completed material testing quality acceptance. Construction oversight included full-time inspection, as well as completing construction administration associated with the project.