During the inaugural Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix, ABIA became one of the busiest airports in the country, and at that time, the need to complete Taxiway A (north and south) became a high priority. The FAA informed ABIA that if the project had construction bids by August 1, 2013, it would be eligible for discretionary funding. In February of 2013, the design team, of which CP&Y was a key component, was given the notice to proceed by the City of Austin.
The team was in constant coordination with FAA’s program manager for ABIA throughout the design of the project verifying funding was available. CP&Y coordinated directly with ABIA Operations staff and others at FAA in preparation of the Construction Safety Phasing Plan for the project. CP&Y also provided an independent technical review on all project deliverables, including engineering reports and construction bid documents. In addition to the completion of Taxiway A, the project addressed FAA safety concerns for excessive pavement by the painting of the excess fillet pavement on parallel Taxiway B and “no taxiway” islands between entrance Taxiway B and bypass Taxiways F and M.
Construction Safety and Phasing Plans and Document
Design of Four “No Taxi” Islands
Independent Quality Control Review
23,000 SY Concrete Pavement