Category Archives: Aviation

Safe and Rapid Airport Concrete Cutting

At Houston International Airport ATI crews saw cut and removed about 20 concrete panels 25’x25’ and 17” to 22” thick on the Terminal C project. These panels were removed due to cracking or the concrete otherwise failing and needing replacement. ATI operators cut each panel into 5’ x 5’ blocks with a 1’ relief cut and pulled each panel out […]

Read More

New Orleans Airport Pile Cutting

The patented pile cutting machine or PCM is making short work of 4,500 14″ square concrete piles at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The machine operator is able to safely cut and remove piles, never leaving the cab. Pile cutting is underway in three work areas: the main terminal, east concourse and west concourse. A new 30-gate terminal is […]

Read More

Large Diameter Core Drilling

Large Diameter Core Drilling

Aggregate Technologies recently completed a coring project for the installation of taxiway lights at Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The following is an interview about the project with Ronnie Wills, president of the company. ATI was contracted to drill holes for a taxiway project at the Houston Airport. What were the dimensions of these holes? 60” in diameter by up to […]

Read More

LCH-aerial-view

Louisiana Runway Project – Ahead of Schedule

The Lake Charles Louisiana airport (LCH) – built in 1961 and located midway between Houston, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana – serves nearly 200,000 area residents. It is a regional hub for Continental and American Airlines, and some offshore oil and gas operations are based there. Over two hundred aircraft, from single engine planes to jet airliners, are based at […]

Read More

Airport Runway Removal - Slab Removal

Houston IAH Airport Runway Removal

A recent project for Aggregate Technologies involved sawing and removing of thousands of square feet of runway concrete at the Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Security is paramount at such sensitive job locations. All workers must be fingerprinted and pass background checks. Existing runway lighting needed to be replaced, so an initial 1,500-foot x 66-inch trench (kerf) was sawed at a […]

Read More