Taxiway Repair – Chambers Airfield


Taxiway Repair – Chambers Airfield – Norfolk, Va.

Heard Concrete Construction installed 740,000sf of airfield paving using a truss screed and slip-form paving machine. This HEM 12-27 slip-form paving machine is the newest and largest of any owned by a VA Corporation. Installation included initial saw-cut, dowel installation, re-saw and joint sealant. The mix was a 650 Flex delivered in ready mix trucks and was placed at a 2” slump, 12-13” thick on an asphalt base. The paving was placed in 25’ wide strips averaging 600 yards per placement.  Dowels were drilled and epoxied at each construction joint. Cooperation with air operations was ongoing; the project was completed without conflicts.

Project Information:

Engineer: C. Allan Bamforth, Jr
Final Cost: $10,797,000
Project Manager: Jack Ellenor
Superintendent: Chris Swartz
Prime Contractor: Branscome Inc
Project Completion: August 2011
Challenges: Site logistics and coordinating with airfield operations


Reference Contact Information
Prime Contractor: Branscome Inc
Contact: Parker Mills
Address: 4551 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg VA 23185
Phone: 757-592-0553