KIX Disaster Resilience Enhancement Project Selected For Japan Society Of Civil Engineers’ Award
Kansai Airports is pleased to announce that it has been selected for the Japan Society of Civil Engineers’ 2021 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award in the Group 2 category for its disaster resilience enhancement project at Kansai International Airport (KIX) implemented in the wake of Typhoon Jebi which struck the airport in September 2018.
The award is granted to innovative projects recognized for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of civil engineering and the development of the society. In the KIX disaster resilience enhancement project, measures were taken not only for preventing wave overtopping during typhoons but also for maintaining airport functions in the event of unexpected flooding, utilizing the latest data obtained through scientific analysis of the damage caused by Typhoon Jebi. Despite the constraints of executing the project with the airport up and running, the company finished the large-scale construction work within just three years, completing the raising of the seawalls stretching over 6 km and the placement of tetrapods in the area spanning 4.7 km. Amid the growing need for tackling increasingly severe natural disasters, the company’s contribution to the country’s coastal and infrastructure development was highly valued, which led to the winning of the award.
Kansai Airports Group will continue to enhance resilience of the airports it operates to provide safety and security for all airport guests.
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