The Clovis Municipal Airport hired KSA to conduct an evaluation of Runway 12-30, Taxiway A and the terminal apron in an effort to better determine the scope of project necessary for the desired improvements; with the ultimate deliverable being a preliminary engineering report (PER). For the process of producing the PER, a local geotechnical engineer will conduct an investigation to determine the current pavement conditions. Falling weight deflectometer (FWD) data will also be used to aid in the pavement evaluation, providing information on the stiffness or strength of the pavement structure. A survey team will also conduct a topographic survey, which will provide a detailed picture of existing conditions with both vertical and horizontal data.
The runway, taxiway, apron and all scoped airfield infrastructure will be evaluated according to current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circulars (AC), considering the anticipated needs of the airport in the future. Based on initial research, it appears Taxiway A, which is south of Runway 12-30, will need to be reconstructed. The asphalt surfaced portion of Taxiway A, north of Runway 12-30, however, may need a mill and overlay. The terminal apron may best be served through a full reconstruction, ultimately utilizing a concrete surface. The Runway 12-30 pavement surface is currently in fair condition; however, it may require a major rehabilitation if preventative maintenance is not performed soon. The PER will further define the scope of the maintenance or rehabilitation of Runway 12-30 and also determine ultimate overall geometric criteria used in the proposed work.
Considering the needs of the airport, the PER will be generated using the data provided and evaluating it according to FAA ACs. The report will outline the findings, results, conclusions and proposed improvements along with an estimate of probable construction costs (EOPCC). This report will be used to justify funding for the proposed improvements to the airport, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Aviation Division and the FAA.
KSA Services Provided
Key KSA Staff
Craig Phipps, P.E., Principal-in-Charge
David Alexander, P.E., Senior Project Manager
Dan Neelley, P.E., Project Manager
Clovis Municipal Airport
Start: Nov 2016
End: Jan 2017
Runway 12-30 (5,697 ft. x 150 ft.)
Taxiway A (5,100 linear feet)
Terminal Apron (20,000 square yards)