PANYNJ LaGuardia Airport Runway Safety Area Deck Extensions
To comply with new FAA safety standards, a dedicated team at MRCE was assembled to design and build a 190-foot long 500-foot wide extension to the runways at New York’s LaGuardia airport. The extensions were pile supported platforms over water. They were constructed off hours and during individual runway outages, nights, and weekends. To accommodate these restrictions, MRCE conceived a specialized, highly efficient structural system to reduce project construction time. The construction schedule and project site logistics challenges influenced many of the significant engineering decisions required for the runway extensions.