Construction Administration

Many airport projects are developed under unique design requirements because of poor soil conditions, topography or other physical and economic constraints. Projects that include extraordinary challenges, such as these, require innovative design and construction management techniques, at which our engineers excel.

Armstrong maintains onsite control of the construction phase to manage scheduling, costs, and quality and ensure complete local, state, and FAA specification compliance. This level of oversight offers an added assurance that projects will proceed without complications and in accordance with the airport’s desired timeline and budget.  Our construction administration services include:

  • Preconstruction Conference
  • Contractor Submittal Reviews
  • Review of Test Results
  • Contractor Pay Requests
  • Sponsor Requests for Reimbursements (RFRs)

  • Final Inspection
  • Final Engineer’s Project Report
  • Safety and Operations Plans
  • Full-time or Periodic Resident Inspection

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Construction Administration Projects
  • Owyhee Airport

    Construct Runway, Taxiway, Bypass Taxiways, Apron, and Terminal Area

    Owyhee, Nevada

    The multi-year process of wind analysis, new runway alignment selection, then full facility design came to a close in 2010 with the actual construction of the entire new runway, apron, taxiways, and terminal area for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes in Owyhee, Nevada. This austere site on the Nevada/Idaho line, a two-hour drive from either Elko or Mountain Home, proved a construction logistics challenge for all involved. This construction involved prime and subcontractors from Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming, as well as TERO labor participation by the Tribes. The facility was phased across two years and also involved a projects' merger location tying the airport entrance to the three-mile airport access road that was funded and constructed under a separate BIA grant and project. The construction involved obliterating the old gravel runway alignment, new site earthwork, drainage, paving, lighting, utilities, and fencing. With the cost savings of now having a fixed-wing Medevac option, versus a helicopter Medevac option, the Tribes' investment in the airport has paid for itself several times over since opening this new runway.
    Owyhee Airport | Construct Runway, Taxiway, Bypass Taxiways, Apron, and Terminal Area | Owyhee, Nevada
  • Bryce Canyon Airport

    Apron and Connector Taxiway Rehabilitation

    Garfield County, Utah

    By 2012, the apron and connector taxiways' surface was in need of replacement. This project involved the milling, sealing, and overlaying of this pavement at the center of the airport travel routes. The operations plan involved keeping runway access and safe travel routes open for the entire duration of the project. The runway closure for the taxiway tie-in was less than 48 hours.
    Bryce Canyon Airport | Apron and Connector Taxiway Rehabilitation | Garfield County, Utah
  • Sterling Municipal Airport

    Reconstruct Runway 15/33 with Connector Taxiways & Intersecting Crosswind Runway

    Sterling, Colorado

    In 2010, the existing failing concrete Runway 15/33 was rubblized in-place. The runway and parallel taxiway extended over an irrigation canal and a new asphalt surface was paved to leave the city with a longer, safer runway/taxiway system. This was the first use of the "green" technology of concrete rubblization in an AIP-funded project in the entire Northwest Mountain Region. This recycling in-place method realized a significant cost savings over a traditional removal and replacement. A significant construction challenge was marrying surface gradient of the new runway extension to the rubblized pavement section. The project proved an overwhelming success, winning the Colorado Asphalt Paving 2010 award for Best Airport Paving project and the ACEC/CO Engineering Excellence Award for 2013.
    Sterling Municipal Airport | Reconstruct Runway 15/33 with Connector Taxiways & Intersecting Crosswind Runway | Sterling, Colorado
  • Cochise College Airport

    Reconstruction of Runway 5/23 & Lighting System

    Douglas, Arizona

    The Cochise College Airport runway was in need of major rehabilitation. To provide the optimum method of rehabilitation within the established budget and at the request of the funding agency, two designs with two repair methods each and three work schedules were developed. The design and construction duration needed to be shortened to complete construction during the summer months while school was out of session. The project resulted in the reconstruction of 5,300 feet of the existing runway pavement and reduced the pavement width from 72 feet to 60 feet. The existing asphalt materials were pulverized and reused in the new base course material to provide some additional cost savings. This project also included the reconstruction of the runway edge lighting system and construction of an electrical vault.
    Cochise College Airport | Reconstruction of Runway 5/23 & Lighting System | Douglas, Arizona