Airport Concrete Pavement Design and Construction : Challenges and Opportunities – Nicol Botha

Nicol Botha is a renowned specialist in airport pavement engineering and consulting services, with over 12 years of international experience. Throughout his career, Botha has shown exceptional leadership, innovation, and a unique approach to airport pavement engineering. He has played an instrumental role in various international projects, including the design of various new airports, expansion of existing airports such as Amsterdam Schiphol and London Heathrow, and the development of maintenance and rehabilitation designs and strategies for other airports like Doha International Airport and Luxembourg Airport. His contributions to these projects and many others has earned him recognition as a global leader in the field of airport pavement engineering.

Key Takeways

Asphalt pavements

  • Ease of construction,
  • Lower initial construction cost
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Low operational impact

Concrete PavementsĀ 

  • Renewed interests in high-performance concrete technologies
  • Life cycle benefits (cost & carbon footprint)
  • Lower operational risks
  • Resilience (climate & traffic)


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