T.F. Green Runway 5 Extension
C&S performed all consulting services for the extension of Providence’s T.F. Green Runway 5 and its parallel taxiway to 8,700 feet, including design, funding consultation, and construction management. The project received an Envision Gold Award—the first airfield project in the country to achieve this recognition. The scope included a new EMAS for RSA compliance; new lighting, signage, electrical infrastructure upgrades, and pavement markings; 150,000-cubic-yard embankment; new ALSF-2 approach lights and relocated ILS component infrastructure; improved stormwater infrastructure; environmental mitigation; and sustainability initiatives. The runway had several constraints, including a cemetery in the RSA, large amount of fill required, and main line public utilities. C&S developed the construction safety phasing plan (CSPP) with stakeholder input and feedback from frequent meetings with users, FAA departments, and operations staff. Five alternatives were developed and evaluated. At about 50% design completion, the CSPP was evaluated by the FAA’s Safety Risk Management process, including panel meetings. Shortly after the pre-design meeting, C&S led a sustainability charrette that generated numerous ideas that were evaluated on funding/cost, degree of environmental benefit, impacts to operations, feasibility, and other factors.