Major U.S. airport
When a major U.S. airport planned to expand with new runways, taxiways, ramps, terminals, and parking, the owner of the property adjacent to the airport asked HHNT to help achieve his goal of providing millions of cubic yards of soil fill for the massive project. The primary goals were maximizing cost-effectiveness and minimizing disruption to three heavily-trafficked interstate highways surrounding the airport. The client developed a concept for delivering the millions of yards of soil via a conveyor system directly from his soil mines to the construction site on the airport property. The problem was not building a conveyor system, but how to obtain all the approvals and permits needed for this operation, from developing surface mines to transporting the soil over land, rivers, streams, and interstate highways.