Why Airport Barricades Are Needed On Airport Construction Projects

For decades, airport barricades have been the primary product used to section off work zones from airport operations. Until the late 90’s, there wasn’t an actual barricade specifically marketed, or generally accepted by the industry as a bonafide airport barricade.

Since that time, airports across the nation have adopted the modern airport barricade we are all familiar with today. FAA specifications detail characteristics that airport barricades must follow, so we have uniformity and consistency in airports across the country.

Some of the major characteristics for airport barricades outlined in the FAA specs include:

  • Highly reflective orange & white alternating stripes
  • Easily collapsible
  • Barricades must resist Jet Blast
  • Must accept lights
  • Must accept 20×20 flags
  • Total height less than 18 inches

Airport barricades now are exclusively used on airport projects around the United States. Some countries have adopted the FAA standards for products to be used on their airports as well.

Types of airport barricades

“Low profile airport barricades” are generally linked together in a line to create a physical boundary. Physical boundaries help to keep luggage carts, tug carts, airport crew members, and pedestrians outside designated work zones.

Other types of barricades may be used off runways or taxiways as long as the usage is approved by the job inspector or the project engineer.

Airport construction projects

For most airport construction projects, airport barricades are purchased by the general contractor. In a lot of cases, the project may be less than 30 days long, and contractors may prefer to rent their barricades instead of owning them outright. In this case, our company can supply airport barricades for rent.

If you would like a price to rent airport barricades, please contact us so we can get you a custom quote for your project.

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