Heavy weight deflectometer testing at Heathrow airport.

Testconsult have been commissioned to undertake heavy weight deflectometer testing to the taxiways at the UK's largest airport - Heathrow.

Heathrow's routine maintenance programs often have to be taken during night times as is the case at most airports. As soon as there is no aircraft movement, Testconsult's FWD (Falling Weight Deflectometer) team quickly mobilises to assess the pavement condition of the airport hard standings.

Working within very tight windows of clearance, our teams work through all weather conditions to get the job done.

The survey was carried out using a Grontmij Pri2500 Falling Weight Deflectometer with a target load of 200Kn on a 300mm diameter, four piece loading plate, and the client was provided with analysis and reporting in accordance with HD29/08 and DMG-27 (Defence Estates ' A Guide to Airfield Pavement Design and Evaluation) (new window).

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