Airports require infrastructure that supports the mobility of airplanes, passengers, and services. This involves a complex, yet synchronized network of structures.

Airport development and expansion involves the construction of many sorts of MSE walls for airport structures to support roadways, tramways, and surface facilities such as car parks, hotels, maintenance facilities, and more. This network is normally composed of access ramps, embankments, bridges, tunnels, and footpaths. RECo as a leader in transportation infrastructure and offers an array of solutions for building these structures at airports.

Airports are often located in areas where their expansion is made complex by the lack of space or the presence of hills, coastal areas, and natural water channels. Reinforced Earth® technology requires less land usage and it allows expansion possible in restricted environments.

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.


Pre-sequenced design approach

Pre-sequenced design approach

From the foundation works to top-out works, our pre-engineered and prefabricated materials are bundled to provide builders with a clear path for rapid installation and quick in-service use for operations and passengers.

Meeting airport construction complexities

Meeting airport construction complexities

Our engineers apply their skills and experience that are common to their everyday road, bridge, and heavy commercial site works projects with added awareness and special attention given to aesthetics and functionality.

Minimal footprint and intrusions

Minimal footprint and intrusions

Using innovative techniques such as narrow back-to-back walls like TerraLink® shored MSE walls and  TechSpan® precast arches are solutions that minimize land use and the need for onsite production, formworks and scaffolding.