College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Edward Boucher, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The following analysis of the San Luis Obispo Runway Rehabilitation Project is an examination of the asphalt paving sequence used to pave the 11-29 Runway and associated taxiways. The primary objective of this case study analysis is to gain insight as to how the pavement sequencing could have been done differently to decrease the potential for joint compaction issues between paving areas while still maintaining high efficiency and adhering to work limitations. To address issues encountered with the original paving sequence related to joint compaction, there are two alternative paving plans that this analysis will apply: wider paving areas with less longitudinal jointing and longer work closures. In contrasting the alternative pavement sequencing methods to the original paving sequence of the project, it will be possible to determine if a more efficient method could have been used and overall look at how the knowledge gained throughout this analysis could be applicable in future asphalt paving operations. The research methodology used will combine the development of quantitative data as related to asphalt placement rates and work segments compared across different sequencing phases, and the collection of qualitative data gathered through semi-structured interviews with members of the project team and industry members.

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