Hernandez Consulting & Construction completed the design-build repair of the south runway overrun at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. This job was an 8(a) sole source award that NAVFAC trusted our firm to complete to the highest quality, strictest security and safety, and in an extremely short timeline during a holiday shutdown. The team mobilized Saturday, December 10, 2016, but did not gain access to the airfield until Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7AM CDT. On average, there were 40 people on-site for 16-hours per day for twenty days straight. That equates to 1,280 man-hours in less than three weeks. The project concluded at night on a Tuesday, the walk through and punch list were completed on Wednesday, and planes were able to take off at 7AM CDT on Thursday, January 5, 2017 as scheduled.
The scope of work included site investigation, topographic survey, design, permitting and construction to provide full reconstruction of the south overrun. The basis of design was a surface course of three inches of hot mix asphalt over an aggregate base course and stabilized subgrade. The existing in-pavement approach lighting system remained and was protected. New pavement markings were added.