Many of the largest MSE wall structures in the world have been built for airports, typically involving the expansion of runways. The infrastructure needs of an airport are very complex, requiring efficient movement of passengers, luggage, workers, maintenance equipment, and airplanes. As airports continue to evolve with new technology, security, and capacity upgrades, RECo is here to provide reliable MSE walls for airport structures to site development needs.
The design engineers for airport landside infrastructure are regularly challenged with finding technical, yet economical and sustainable solutions that can overcome difficult constraints, such as:
- Lack of space
- Demanding scheduling of works
- Restrictive rights-of-way
- Low overhead clearances
- Narrow travel lanes and pathways
- Complex alignments and geometry
- The capacity for structures to carry heavy loading
These challenges are easily overcome with RECo’s portfolio of retaining wall solutions and precast arch solutions.
Reinforced Earth® MSE walls technology is our flagship solution and it is the engineer’s first choice for any MSE walls for airport structures like landside vertical grade separations and bridge abutments as it has been demonstrated on hundreds of airport projects worldwide. Wherever reinforced soil slopes or embankments are required our Reinforced Earth® MSE walls for airport structures are recommended. We further offer solutions for tramways, bridges, and underpasses as well.
Airside infrastructure is also addressed in the RECo’s portfolio with solutions for structures below and above the runway grade. These structures include:
- Tramway and people-mover guideways
- Taxiway bridges and underpasses
- Retaining walls for elevated aircraft parking aprons
- Retaining walls for elevated runways and extensions
- Utility tunnels and escape tunnels
- Runway and taxiway subgrade stabilization
Even for high walls, our structures are able to bear loads generated by large aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747.
Caring about aesthetics
Within an airport, structures such as access ramps, bridge abutments, and roadway retaining walls are often visible to the public. RECo can turn your retaining walls into a visually pleasing work of art by offering limitless aesthetic possibilities.