Gilford Corporation was awarded an IDIQ contract to support FAA’s efforts to modernize and sustain air traffic control and radar approach facilities. Task order projects to date include the following:
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Projects
These three projects are in the heart of the DFW Airport with facility operations responsibility for the Airport itself as well as airspace surrounding the Airport extending 50-60 miles in all directions and up to 17,000 feet. All were highly sensitive since all buildings were occupied and actively engaged in air traffic activities.
Removal/replacement of the aging roof system on the TRACON Base Building and Environmental Support Unit (ESU) structures with new Sika Sarnafil 80-mil PVC roof assemblies. Waterproofing involved power-washing, tuck-pointing, and sealing the exterior building walls with a high performance elastomeric coating.
Safety-related upgrades included installing a continuous stainless-steel railing system on each of the buildings and new stair structures and crossover walkways. Work also encompassed removal/disposal of asbestos-containing materials, remediating soils, and xeriscaping.
Replacement of four (4) 90-ton chillers with new Smardt 90-ton air-cooled oil-free magnetic bearing package chillers (two chillers per Control Tower). BIM was used to create a 3D model of the work to be installed that was then used to prefabricate the piping and chiller assemblies.
Work included demolition/removal of the existing chiller and equipment and installing new chillers along with concrete pedestals and pipe stands for 200 LF of new elevated chilled water piping/insulation with heat tracing. New electrical switches, circuit breakers, and wiring/conduit were installed.
A 90-ton temporary chiller was used during the removal of each chiller to maintain complete facility operations at all times.
Interior renovation of both control towers to meet current building codes and standards. Architectural elements included redesigning and renovating space to create new offices, storage rooms, and conference rooms with media facilities, and replacing suspended ceiling systems and tiles. Work also encompassed renovating bathrooms; replacing lockers; remodeling break rooms, operational support rooms; and upgrading lighting and fixtures.
Control Wing Basement Modernization and Mechanical Sustainment, Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Olathe, Kansas
Interior renovation of the ARTCC Control Wing Basement and outside Cooling Tower Plant. Scope includes hazardous materials abatement; demolition; major MEP upgrade; and renovations to architectural features and finishes. Work includes provision of new and/or extended mechanical, controls, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical distribution systems. All areas of the facility were occupied and functional throughout the duration of the project.