In this article for TME (the Military Engineer) magazine, CMT’s Rich Thuma, PE, ENV SP (Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, ret.) discusses how to bring Total Value Delivery to runway reconstruction projects. This approach calls for taking a holistic view of the airfield to address challenges and reveal opportunities that extend beyond the single project at hand.
“Numerous benefits can be realized by utilizing a more comprehensive approach to runway reconstruction projects, rather than simply restoring the pavement condition,” Thuma writes.
The article highlights several military airfield projects that benefited from the Total Value Delivery approach. McConnell AFB in Kansas took advantage of runway repair closures to make additional adjacent improvements and avoid additional disruptions in the future. In Arkansas, Little Rock AFB was able to recapitalize infrastructure to keep pace with aircraft modernization as part of a planned primary runway reconstruction. And Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey avoided major construction delays during a runway reconstruction when the consultant devised an alternate security zone for trucks delivering massive amounts of material.
CMT innovated the Total Value Delivery approach at military, commercial and general aviation airfields throughout the country and serves as its prime practitioner.
Jeff Crislip, Pavements Engineer with the HQ Air Mobility Command stationed at Scott AFB, provided valuable insights and served as the article’s co-author.