Clean Construction Equipment
The Department of Aviation became one of the first airport sponsors in the
United States to require contractors working on large projects, especially those
moving large quantities of fill, to use “clean” construction equipment.
This type of clean equipment features low emissions production and is based on
categorizing bulldozers, off-road dump trucks, and similar equipment using the
EPA’s non-road diesel emissions standards. The standards and equipment categories
specify allowed emissions based on engine horsepower output and engine production year.
Besides specifying the use of clean equipment, the Department became the first
airport in the country to use an overland conveyor to transport large quantities
of fill material. The conveyor was used to transport approximately 20 million
cubic yards of fill material during construction of Runway 10-28. Without the
conveyor, approximately 2.5 million dump truck round trips would have been required
to transport the material.
Learn more: Environmental Programs.