Kenall performed engineering design for pavement replacement projects at two runways at Hobby Airport, resulting in minimal air traffic disruption ( runways reopened in 19 days and 26 days, respectively), and the installation of a concrete mixture that provides long-term resistance from deterioration due to alkali-silica reaction.
Kenall’s focus on the runway replacement projects included engineering design of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP) at the intersection of Runways 12R-30L and 4-22. Our design encompassed replacing 14,250 square yards of 17-24 inch concrete pavement and 6,600 square yards of bituminous shoulder pavement with 18-24 inches of PCCP, asphalt shoulders, and installation of runway lighting system. We designed pavements for aircraft loading, concrete pavement mixtures to resist long-term deterioration from alkali-silica reactions; we performed rideability studies to smooth pavements at the runway intersection, and performed miscellaneous work such as pavement grooving, marking, topsoil, sodding, and seeding. Our project management scope also included runway lighting design, surveying and geotechnical investigation.