Britpave, the British Cementitious Paving Association, is an independent body established to develop and forward concrete and cementitious solutions for infrastructure.

Please note, Britpave Trade Association has no commercial interest in or trading association with Britpave concrete step barrier. For contact details see:

It is active in the development of solutions and best practice for roads, rail, airfields, guided bus, drainage channels, soil stabilisation and recycling. As such, the Association is the focal point for the infrastructure industry.

The broad membership of Britpave encourages the exchange of pan-industry expertise and experience. Members include contractors, consulting engineers and designers, specialist equipment and material suppliers, academics and clients – both in the UK and internationally.

The Association works closely with national and European standards and regulatory bodies, clients and associated industry organisations. It provides a single industry voice that facilitates representation to government, develops best practice and technical guidance and champions concrete solutions that are cost efficient, sustainable, low maintenance and long-lasting.

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Contact Info
  • Address:

    Indigo House
    Unit 10
    Mulberry Business Park
    Fishponds Road
    Berkshire RG41 2GY

  • Phone:
    +44 (0)118 4028915
  • Email:

Functional Requirements of Airfield Pavements

The primary requirements of the surface of an airfield pavement are to provide:

  • Good rideability
  • Good friction characteristics
  • High strengths and stability to withstand the shear stresses induced by heavy wheel loads and high tyre pressures
  • A durable, hard-wearing weatherproof surface free from loose material and sharp edges that might endanger aircraft
  • Resistance to fuel spillage and jet blast
  • Facilitation of economic maintenance

The relative importance of the above requirements depends on the use of the pavement.

Over the years concrete has achieved all of the above functional requirements for a wide range of airfield applications at major international airports, smaller regional airports, military airfields and general aviation aerodromes.

For further details please see Airfields Guidance Notes 4, which deals with rideability, friction characteristics and durability.