The Fitiuta Airport project involved the construction of extensions to each end of the existing runway, situated on Manu’a Island.
The runway extensions involved development of a quarry, placing reinforced embankments of fill and coastal armouring works.
The project was situated in a remote site near Pago Pago and it was necessary to fully utilise locally available materials for the runway embankment extension and pavement construction. Substantial cost savings were achieved through re-design of the embankment, which also included major coastal protection works.
The project involved working closely with McConnell Dowell to develop the local quarry, manage and handle a range of volcanic materials and assist with the contractual quality assurance requirements.
Valued at USD $16 million, this project was completed in 2004.
- Geotechnical investigations
- Quarry design
- Construction quality assurance
- Geo-grid reinforced embankment design
- Coastal works design.