PSC was chosen by Moore County and the airport for planning, designing and overseeing construction of an asset that will help drive economic opportunity for the County, while also fueling the potential for growth of the airport.

One thing that sets PSC apart from other firms with aviation teams is the ability to provide multidiscipline services in-house for this type of project. PSC’s Aviation Team led a group that included architecture, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and structural engineering staff, collaborating to complete a successful project around the design aircraft and target end-use.

The project scope included a 10,500 SF box hangar, with an 80-foot-by-20-foot telescoping, powered door for accommodating a large jet aircraft. Interior improvements included lighting, unit heaters, ventilation, spray-foam insulation, a trench drain for collection of nuisance water and utility plumbing for connection to a new water well and septic system. Exterior improvements included 3,460 SY of 8-inch, jointed, reinforced concrete apron and taxiway designed to FAA geometric standards. Significant site grading was performed to accommodate drainage and on-site borrow and taxiway edge reflectors were installed to current standards.

One key challenge on this project was developing a scope that aligned with the available TxDOT and local funding. The initial assessment by PSC estimated that the target project exceeded the budget. As part of the preliminary engineering report, PSC evaluated multiple alternatives and associated cost for sponsor consideration. Our design team worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Moore County leadership and airport management, talking through the details of the project and making modifications to positively impact cost. As with other PSC projects, we strive to partner as a true trusted advisor each step of the way to ensure the client gets what they want and need.

During construction, PSC provided administration and full-time resident project representative services. The PSC Project Manager led bi-weekly construction meetings, either on-site, or by conference call/web-ex. Routine communication and collaboration amongst all project stakeholders was the primary driver to a seamless project that was completed on-time and in-budget.