This dual rubblization & break for removal project located at Dublin Airport, Ireland’s primary airport, highlights Antigo’s ability to meet tight schedules and provide multiple fractured slab solutions for the same project. The North Runway, closed for 4 decades, is being rebuilt to give Dublin Airport its 3rd runway. Part of the design called for the full removal of the old runway while other designs called for the rubblization of the old runway so it could be incorporated into the new runway being built. Per design, specific concrete panels were marked for either removal breaking, rubblization or perhaps to leave untouched as they were to remain in place. In many cases these different solutions were applied to panels adjacent to each other, but machine capability and skilled operators ensured the job was completed exactly as designed right down to each panel.
Antigo used one 8600 Badger Breaker® and one MHB Badger Breaker® for the removal breaking. For rubblization Antigo used these two styles of breakers as well as a vibratory “Z”-grid roller. Antigo completed its removal breaking work in under a week and rubblization was completed over the course of 2 days.