Innovative resurfacing programme at London Gatwick Airport
In the UK, London Gatwick Airport (VINCI Airports/VINCI Concessions) recently completed an innovative resurfacing programme on its main runway in half the time and at half the cost compared with using traditional resurfacing methods.
Thanks to this new approach, it was possible to lay just 40,000 t of asphalt, 100,000 t less than would normally be used to resurface the airport’s main runway. And using just 30% of the usual amount of asphalt meant a considerable reduction in embodied carbon. All the old asphalt materials were recycled for use as aggregates in road construction, while a temporary onsite asphalt plant reduced the distance travelled by lorries and the associated emissions.
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