Grant County had a concept never undertaken by a regional airport; to consolidate its 50 year old airport terminal building with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). WHPacific worked closely with the client and project team to update facilities and create a new home for the fire base and regional rappeller training academy. When completed, the Grant County Regional Airport Terminal became a 17,752 square foot, joint-use, General Aviation Building & USFS Fire Airbase.
The Terminal building now meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification. It is a facility consisting of low flow plumbing, energy efficiency lighting, a biomass boiler, regional materials, and a cooling tower that improves energy performance by 37%. Replacing outdated facilities improved the Fire Base operations’ safety, creating greater visibility and consolidated personal flow and aircraft circulation during active fire operations. Three runway ends were extended and Taxiway B was constructed. 75% of the non-hazardous construction and demolition debris were recycled.
The Grant County Regional Airport and Forest Service Air Base opened its gates on October 12, 2010.
WHPacific provided leadership in:
- Aviation System Planning
- Airport Master Planning
- CIP Planning & Development
- Community Involvement Support
- Construction Phase Support
- Infrastructure Design
- FAA, State, Local & Grant Requirements