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Runway review

Mott MacDonald is continuing to review the foundation design for the new runway structure at Funcal airport, Madeira. The 250M scheme will increase the existing cliff top runway from 1,850m to 2,750m. The prestressed runway slab is carried on columns up to 60m high, most of which are supported by large diameter bored cast in place piles penetrating up to 50m into complex volcanic geology. To date, more than 700 piles have been constructed. The project is being managed for client Anam ...

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