RAF Fairford

Sectors

RAF Fairford RAF Fairford

Defence Estates

RPS provided Civil Engineering services for the refurbishment of the base's runway, taxiways and aprons, the installation of a jet fuel system and refurbishment to an existing electrical high voltage ring main.

Designs were prepared to establish the most cost-effective options to minimise the volumes of material to be imported or disposed of. All excavated materials were processed for reuse on the site and a solution was developed to optimise the use of these materials. In some areas existing pavements were overlaid, in other areas existing pavements were excavated and new construction provided. The 714,000m2 of pavement quality concrete was installed using modern slip-form paving.

RPS worked in close conjunction with the client and project team to provide the optimum paving technique solution, within programme and budget.