Video: the Colas way to build and maintain runways

Runway work is some of the most exciting around and you get a real flavour of what’s involved from this video (9.05) from Colas.

You can see it here or at next week's  Runways event which is taking place on 2 December at Manchester Airport. The theme for the event this time is developing regional responses to the Airports Commission’s consultation. Key speakers include Sir Howard Davies, chair of the commission, and Sir Richard Leese, chair of the Core Cities Cabinet and leader of Manchester City Council.

Also at the event will be aviation contractor Colas which employs specialist teams to work with both civilian and defence clients to identify innovative technologies and techniques for construction and maintenance of airside and landside projects.  Colas has worked in several key mainland and island locations, from Manchester, Gatwick and Birmingham to the Falklands, Jersey and the Isle of Man.

Areas of innovation include a focus on pavement technology – the company was the first UK contractor to introduce a European runway specification -  and surface recycling. Colas has its own mobile asphalt plants  which means mobilisation for a project can be quick and uncomplicated, with a guaranteed on time supply of asphalt.

Find out more about the Runways events at and Colas at

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