Runway 16R Rehabilitation at Van Nuys Airport

  • The runway rehabilitation project took place at Van Nuys Airport, one of the busiest general aviation airports in the world.

  • Requiring extensive coordination and minimal disruption to the airport’s only runway, the project represented one of the most aggressively phased projects ever to take place in a general aviation airfield.


Owned by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), Van Nuys Airport is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the world. This project called for the renovation of the airport’s primary runway, Runway 16R. The rehabilitation of the 8,000-foot-long runway took place over multiple  phases in order to minimize disruptions to airport operations and represented one of the most aggressively phased runway maintenance projects ever conducted on a general aviation airfield. Work included demolition and removal of existing asphalt pavement, adjustment and relocation of drainage structures, and modifications to the lighting systems and pavement markings. The seven-month project was completed in August 2013.

To learn more, check out the video below. 

Project Details

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Client: Los Angeles World Airports

Project Cost: $16 million

Project Responsibilities

Project Scheduling

Video Courtesy of Los Angeles World Airports

KDG’s Responsibilities

As a member of the Construction Management team, KDG provided schedule analysis and review of the Contractor’s baseline schedule to ensure conformance to LAWA’s specifications Duties included review of schedule logic, activity coding, assessment of durations and sequencing to ensure that the Contractor completed the work on time. Our staff also reviewed change order requests and developed time impact analyses for change orders.  Additionally, KDG was responsible for maintaining the Master Schedule and worked with LAWA’s program manager to create program reports.