Smoothing concrete for airport runway
First publishedin World Highways
A contractor in the US is now using a piece of equipment for a specific application on a project at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airport. The job required equipment able to deliver high quality to meet tough client requirements, so the contractor decided to use s 255CD Triple Roller Tube Paver from Allen Engineering.
Contractor Haydon Building Corporation had plenty of in-house experience using a variety concrete equipment but had never employed anything from Allen Engineering previously. So when the contractor called Ram Tool in Dallas inquiring about equipment to meet specific requirements, this was passed on to the Allen Territory Sales Representative.
Taking place at the DFW Airport, the project was a taxiway construction. At first, the Allen Territory Sales Representative suggested using an RS844 paver with augers. But after learning that the slump would be 25-50mm, the Allen Territory Sales Representative realised that the contractor needed a machine that could handle a slump that low.
Haydon Building Corporation took around three months before it made the decision to use the Triple Roller Tube Paver. But this unit was able to carry out the job successfully.