Engineers Australia

Airport Pavement Challenges, Opportunities and Research

Dr. Greg White

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Based around recent research projects conducted under the Airport Pavement Research Program at the University of the Sunshine Coast, this presentation will highlight key differences between roads and runways, current challenges associated with airport pavement practice in Australia and how the Program is assisting to address those issues, as well as implementing some associated opportunities. Key issues include the impact of ever-growing aircraft, asphalt surface performance, concrete acceptance testing, sprayed sealing of runways, non-destructive testing, compacting and proving granular layers, sustainability opportunities and aircraft skid resistance. Although focussed on airport pavements, many of these issues and opportunities are equally applicable to port and road pavements in Australia and around the world.

About the speaker

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Dr. Greg WhiteDirector, Airport Pavement Research Program, University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD

Dr Greg White is the Director of the Airport Pavement Research Program at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Following a career as an Airfield Engineering Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, Greg worked for a number of leading Australian design consultants as a Principal Airport and Pavement Engineer and then as the Technical Manager Airports for one of Australia’s leading airport construction and surfacing companies. Greg holds four Masters level degrees, as well as a PhD, all earned in the area of pavement materials and engineering.

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