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CHA Runway Project Earns ACEC Ohio Honor Award

Posted April 20, 2023

CHA has earned an Honor Award in the ACEC Ohio 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards for the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport Apron B Reconstruction and Apron C Rehabilitation project.

MFD Apron

Located an hour from Columbus and Cleveland, this general aviation airfield is a crucial take-off and landing point offering fueling, maintenance, flight training, hangar space, and various other services. To support the continued safe operation of its airfield, the City of Mansfield sought to reconstruct Apron B and rehabilitate Apron C after identifying pavement distresses.

Innovative design considerations, such as using lime stabilization for subgrade treatment, provided cost savings. While most of the apron is constructed of hot mix asphalt (HMA), the airport serves larger Group-IV and Group-V transient jet aircraft related to NASA. Therefore, a Portland cement concrete (PCC) pad was constructed within Apron B to support the parking of various large aircraft up to a Boeing 767.

Additional improvements included airfield fence and gate relocation, access drive reconstruction, demolition of the decorative fence and paved pedestrian apron, pavement markings, and a bio-retention cell.

The Honor Award was presented to CHA at the annual EEA Awards Luncheon in Powell, Ohio, on March 16, 2023.