To complete a recent $4.8 million runway repair project at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, D.S. Brown and base teams poured 23,000 five-gallon buckets of Delpatch™ Elastomeric Concrete to reestablish 12,000 feet of runway length.
Pavement repairs always invokes questions about the best methods and materials. During the life of a pavement, several types of repairs might be necessary to maintain and preserve pavements, including spalling repairs, joint rehabilitations, lighting trench retrofits and many more.
D.S. Brown’s Swivel Expansion Joint Systems are one of the most intriguing features of the new Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach, California. The Swivel Expansion Joint Systems are located where the east and west approaches connect to the main span of the bridge. At these “end bents,” the column-supported approaches meet the cable-supported main span. These two types of structures will react differently in an earthquake, and flexible connections are a must.
As a designer, supplier and manufacturer of engineered rubber, steel and concrete products for the transportation and infrastructure sector, D.S. Brown is a critical partner in key bridge, pavement and architectural projects worldwide.
At Gibraltar Industries, we recognize the collective strength of our employees drives our success, in good times and in more challenging times. D.S. Brown is just one of several companies in the Gibraltar family.
For joint locations that produce demanding structural movements, use the Maurer System™ Swivel Expansion Joint Assembly. The Maurer System is designed for use on long-span structures, structures located in seismic zones and curved structures. Additionally, structures with differential longitudinal movements (caused by wind, thermal and seismic conditions) or differential vertical movements, and structures with anticipated substructure settlement will benefit from this expansion joint.
When critical steel and concrete bridge decks call for a specifically engineered waterproofing solution, D.S. Brown’s Deckguard® Spray Membrane provides a 100% solids two-component, bridge-grade elastomeric coating.
Smaller regional airports are leveraging Delastic® Preformed Pavement Seals and their long lifespan for projects including runway reconstruction, runway rehabilitation and runway extension.
The D.S. Brown Company has provided high-quality bearing assemblies and expansion joint systems for bridges around the globe since the early 1960s. Critical transportation infrastructure is supported on bearing assemblies to transmit forces while accommodating all structural movements.
Just as Delpatch™ Elastomeric Concrete has proven to be extremely durable and cost-effective, D.S. Brown team members continue to provide timely and innovative installation solutions through online and on-site training for the polyurethane patching material.