Installation of new fiber optics and power is quite often required at airports. Usually that means the airport runways and concrete airport crossings need to be torn up to have the new technology installed. It can be a big job with digging trenches 48 inches x 48 inches x 200 ft. for the new fiber optics and power lines. Excavation usually takes place with two backhoes face-to-face from the center of the runway; four-inch conduit (16 pieces) are placed in the trench.
Rapid Set® concrete is the smartest product to use to back fill the trench so that the runway can be up and running within 1-1/2 hours after the concrete is placed. The penalty for not opening the runway on time can be as high as $1,000.00 per MINUTE or more. On this airport runway construction project we had to be finished by 5:00 a.m. Because of the time-saving properties of Rapid Set cement, in combination with our expertise in using it, we finished with no delays and the airport crossings we worked on were opened up on time.
This work was performed at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California where the Throop Company worked as a sub-contractor under a general contractor.