Airports strive to be fiscally, socially, and environmentally responsible, and to be good neighbors. They consider their activities in terms of achieving excellence in economic growth, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. While information is readily available to support a movement toward integrating sustainable concepts into facility design, there is less information available on sustainable practices, methods, procedures, and technologies that can be incorporated during construction.
Airports can not wait until construction begins to start discussing sustainable practices, they must include planners, engineers, and their construction manager and/or contractor (if selected) who can assist the airport in the development of the bid documents that include sustainable construction practices. Airports must also ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.
The objective of this research is to develop a Collection of sustainable practices that can be implemented during airport construction. The Collection will include best practices, methods, procedures, and technologies for all stakeholders involved in the planning, design, and construction of airport development or re-development projects and will be in a format that is easily usable by airports.
Status: The report has been published as Report 42: Sustainable Airport Construction Practices. The collection of practices is also available for download as a searchable spreadsheet.