A complete lack of local cement supplies created serious concern for Sundt when we were tasked with building a 10,500-foot runway at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. The project team identified a source in Indonesia, though in this part of the world, in 1991, cement came only in bags. However, it was the best option available, so the team built a warehouse to store the 1. 2 million bags of cement needed for the runway and set up an around-the-clock operation to break the bags open and transport the cement through an air system to six storage silos. The simple but efficient approach enabled us to place two miles of concrete runway – one bag at a time.
U.S. Air Force
Clark Air Base, Philippines Runway