VT MAE MRO Hangar at PNS

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Project Description


In September of 2014, Mayor Ashton Hayward signed the final lease agreement between the City of Pensacola and VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering Inc. (VT MAE) for the development of a Maintenance, Repair Overhaul (MRO) Hangar at the Pensacola International Airport.

Per the lease, the City of Pensacola will construct an aircraft hangar complex on nearly 19 acres at the Pensacola International Airport and lease the facilities to VT MAE for a 30-year term. The original configuration was designed to accommodate two wide-body aircraft inside of a 160,000 square foot MRO facility. In 2015, the design configuration was expanded to 173,452 square foot facility and will now have the ability to accommodate either two Boeing 777’s, four Boeing 757’s, or six Airbus A-320 sized aircraft.

The new MRO Hangar at the Pensacola International Airport will create 400 new jobs and will bring a new industry to the area. VT MAE will hire skilled personnel including Master Airplane Technicians, Aircraft Inspectors, Master Structures Technicians, Sheet Metal Mechanics, and Avionics Technicians. Local economic development agencies, local educational institutions, and VT MAE have worked together to implement training programs to create a sustainable workforce.

By working with VT MAE, Pensacola will be able to create quality, high-paying jobs and cement Pensacola's position as a true contender for aviation and aerospace industry investments. This partnership aligns well with the City's regional goals to create a robust aerospace cluster and to improve business and job opportunities for the citizens of Pensacola and Escambia County.

Design and construction of the $46 million dollar project is being made possible through a combination of funds from the State of Florida/Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the City of Pensacola, Escambia County, VT MAE, and the Industry Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Fund.

The newly configured MRO Hangar at the Pensacola International Airport broke ground on October 28, 2016 and construction will last approximately 16 months. The facility is expected to be operational in early 2018.

 

Upcoming Scheduled Work 


  
Work Scheduled for Week Ending 7/28/17:
  • Continue steel erection.
  • Continue bolt tightening and testing in the high bay area.
  • Continue storm system installation.
  • Pour the truck well foundation and backfill.
  • Continue grading and testing within the wash rack and apron for paving operations.
  • Continue installation of electrical conduit in north parking lot and along entrance road.
  • Continue removal of old asphalt runway.
  • Continue preparation and coordination for airside paving.
  • Asphalt paving in the wash rack and apron area anticipated to start soon once all testing has been completed.

July 2017 Progress 


  
Work Completed, Week Ending 7/21/17:
  • Continued installing beams, girts and bracing in the low bay area.
  • Additional steel erection crew mobilized to install roof in the high bay area.
  • Continued pretensioning bolts in the high bay area.
  • Received deliveries of roof panels and insulation and began installing.
  • Continued grouting column bases.
  • Continued installing storm sewer pipe.
  • Continued grading, testing and proof-rolling in the wash rack and apron areas.
  • Obtained soil samples from Areas D and E for preliminary testing in preparation for work in these areas.
  • Continued work in the truck well; installing gravel and sand layers.
  • Continued installation of electrical conduit in north parking lot and along entrance road.
  • Continued removal of old asphalt runway.
Work Completed, Week Ending 7/14/17:
  • Continued installing beams, girts and bracing in the low bay area.
  • Continued pretensioning bolts.
  • Continued accepting deliveries of roof beams and bracing.
  • Continued installing storm sewer between pipe.
  • Continued grading and testing in the wash rack and apron areas.
  • Poured the elevator pit.
  • Continued installation of electrical conduit in north parking lot and along entrance road.
  • Continued initial repairs to anchor bolts damaged by fallen columns.
  • Continued removal of old asphalt runway.
  • Coordinated with FAA regarding work within the glide slope area.
Work Completed, Week Ending 7/7/17:
  • Continued pretensioning bolts.
  • Checked column plumbness.
  • Continued accepting deliveries of roof beams and bracing.
  • Continued cleaning and pressure washing steel.
  • Continued installing storm sewer.
  • Performed grading and testing in the wash rack and apron areas.
  • Well point installation for the elevator pit.
  • Continued installation of electrical conduit in north parking lot and along entrance road.
  • Continued repair to anchor bolts damaged by fallen columns.
  • Began demolition of abandoned asphalt runway.
 

June 2017 Progress

  

Work Completed, Week Ending 6/30/17:
  • Continued installing beams, girts and bracing along building perimeter.
  • Continued pretension of bolts.
  • Checked column plumb.
  • Continued accepting deliveries of roof beams and bracing.
  • Continued installing storm sewer.
  • Performed grading and testing in the wash rack and apron areas.
  • Undercut the elevator pit to remove sediment deposition.
  • Poured piers.
  • Continued installation of electrical conduit in north parking lot and along entrance road.
  • Began chipping columns to investigate anchor bolts damaged by fallen columns.
  • Held asphalt pre-paving meeting.
  • Held concrete pre-paving meeting.
Work Completed, Week Ending 6/23/17:
  • Experienced delays due to rain and lightning.
  • Continued installing storm sewer between pipe.
  • Pressure washed steel.
  • Performed minimal grading in the wash rack and apron areas.
  • Performed dewater activities.
Work Completed, Week Ending 6/16/17:
  • Experienced delays due to rain and lightning.
  • Continued receiving deliveries of low bay steel.
  • Continued bolting high bay steel.
  • Performed bolt testing.
  • Continued installing storm sewer between pipe between structures.
  • Electrician continued installing conduit in north parking lot and along entrance road.
  • Continued grading in the wash rack and apron areas.
  • Performed maintenance of silt fence.
  • Continued dust control with water truck.
Work Completed, Week Ending 6/9/17:
  • Continued bolting high bay steel and installing purlins and braces.
  • Began receiving deliveries of low bay steel.
  • Continued installing storm sewer.
  • Wrecked forms, backfilled and compacted around footers in the administrative building area.
  • Electrician continued installing conduit in north parking lot and along entrance road.
  • Performed grading in the apron area.
  • Performed maintenance of silt fence.
  • Continued dust control with water truck.
Work Completed, Week Ending 6/2/17:
  • Continued bolting high bay steel and installing purlins.
  • Poured remaining interior spread footings, except for elevator pit.
  • Continued backfilling around apron storm structures and pipes.
  • Continued installing storm pipe.
  • Electrician continued installing conduit.
  • Performed maintenance of silt fence.
  • Continued dust control with water truck.

June 2017 Completed Work

 

May 2017 Progress
  


Work Completed, Week Ending 5/26/17:
  • Front box truss lifted and installed. Began installing roof purlins and bracing.
  • Poured remaining interior spread footings, except for elevator pit.
  • Formed rebar for administrative building footings.
  • Continued backfilling around apron storm structures and pipes.
  • Continued installing storm pipe and installed structure.
  • Electrician continued installing secondary conduit from the building to the transformer pad.
  • Performed maintenance of silt fence.
  • Continued dust control with water truck.
Work Completed, Week Ending 5/19/17:
  • Backfilled and compacted around previously poured interior spread footings.
  • Formed and installed rebar for remaining interior spread footings.
  • Continued backfilling around apron storm structures.
  • Started storm system tie-in to structure along the runway safety area line.
  • Continued assembly of steel box truss and began setting columns.
  • Continued dust control with water truck.
Work Completed, Week Ending 5/12/17:

  • Poured interior spread footings, except for the eight in the center of the building pad.
  • Performed prep work for center interior spread footings and elevator pit.
  • Completed installation of all apron storm drainage piping, except for between structures S-470 and S-560.
  • Continued installing electrical conduit for main feed in the admin area. 
  • Continued assembly of steel box truss.
  • Continued dust control with water truck
Work Completed, Week Ending 05/05/17:
  • Poured northwest interior spread footings and backfilled.
  • Poured remaining grade beams and backfilled.
  • Performed prep work for center interior spread footings.
  • Completed installation of storm drainage piping between S-470 and S-480 and began installing piping between structures S-480 and S-490.
  • Continued assembly of steel box truss.
  • Ran water truck for dust control.

May 2017 Completed Work

 

April 2017 Progress
   


Work Completed, Week Ending 04/28/17:
  • Poured northeast and northwest interior spread footings and backfilled.
  • Installed electrical conduit runs.
  • Installed storm drainage piping in apron area.
  • Continued to deliver and assemble steel.
Work Completed, Week Ending 04/21/17:
  • Backfilled foundation areas.
  • Formed and installed reinforcing in spread footings.
  • Received drainage structures.
  • Installed two drainage structures.
  • Started receipt and assembly of structural steel box beams.
Work Completed, Week Ending 04/14/17:
  • Completed pile cap 52 pour.
  • Stripped forms from previous pours and backfilled around pile caps.
  • Continued tying rebar for remaining grade beams.
  • Began excavating spread footings and tying rebar for footings.
  • Completed survey of all pile locations.
  • Began installing electrical stub-ups.
Work Completed, Week Ending 04/7/17:
  • Continued work on pile caps.
  • Excavated, placed fabric stone and set structure S-440.
  • Prepped for additional storm structures.
  • Laid conduits.
  • Performed layout for spread footings.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:


No upcoming meeting dates

Previous Meeting Dates:



10/28/2016: Groundbreaking Ceremony
 
9/9/2014: Special City Council Meeting – Approval of lease with VT MAE
Video Archive: http://pensacolafl.swagit.com/play/09092014-814  
Agenda: http://cityofpensacola.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/09092014-691 
Minutes: http://cityofpensacola.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/09092014-691 

3/20/2014: VT MAE Job Fair

2/25/2014: Public Meeting

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Dan Flynn
Airport Director
(850) 436-5007
DFlynn@cityofpensacola.com

April 2017 Completed Work

 

March 2017 Progress 


Work Completed, Week Ending 03/31/17:
  • Forming and rebar at pile caps and grade beams.
  • Formed and poured mud slabs.
  • Backfilling pile caps and grade beams on East side.
  • Surveyed anchor bolts.
  • Layout for spread footings at administration area.
  • Installing grounding conduits.
Work Completed, Week Ending 03/24/17:
  • Continued forming and tying rebar for grade beams and pile caps.
  • Continued pouring concrete from pile caps and piers.
  • Received aircraft rated stormwater structures for the apron.
Work Completed, Week Ending 03/17/17:
  • Completed soil borings at stormwater structures in apron area.
  • Received stormwater structures for installation.
  • Corrected issues with rebar at pile caps.
  • Set anchor bolts.
  • Continued repairing short piles.
  • Continue forming and tying rebar for grade beams and pile caps.
Work Completed, Week Ending 03/10/17:
  • Continued repairing short piles.
  • Completed cutting to subgrade in all areas.
  • Continued forming and tying rebar for grade beams and pile caps.
  • Continued stripping forms from poured grade beams and pile caps to be reused for forming subsequent grade beams and pile caps. 
Work Completed, Week Ending 03/03/17:
  • Performed first concrete pour for grade beams and pile caps.
  • Continued repairing short piles.
  • Completed undercutting/de-mucking in wash rack area.
  • Continued backfilling and compaction in apron area.
  • Completed cutting apron area to grade.
  • Continued forming and tying rebar for grade beams and pile caps.
  • Began stripping forms from poured grade beams and pile caps to be reused for forming subsequent grade beams and pile caps.

March 2017 Completed Work

 

February

2017 Progress


Work Completed, Week Ending 02/24/17:
  • As-Built survey for pile locations completed.
  • Short pile correction is 60% completed.
  • Mud slab installation is 95% complete.
  • Temporary power transformer set.
  • Continued undercutting/de-mucking in wash rack area and apron area.
  • Began backfilling and compaction in apron area.
  • Continued forming and tying rebar for grade beams and pile caps.
Work Completed, Week Ending 02/17/17:
  • Demobilized pile rig and crane.
  • Continued as-built survey for installed piles.
  • Began repairing short piles.
  • Continued mud slab construction.
  • Continued undercutting/de-mucking in wash rack and apron area.
  • Continued forming and tying rebar for grade beams and pile caps.
  • Began backfilling and compaction in apron area.
Work Completed, Week Ending 02/03/17:
  • Continued installation of production piles, fabrication of cages and layout.
  • Continued pile cap excavation, well pointing and dewatering.
  • Continued undercutting/de-mucking in wash rack and apron area.

February 2017 Completed Work

 

January 2017 Progress



Work Completed, Week Ending 01/27/17:

  • Continued installation of production piles, fabrication of cages, and layout.
  • Continued pile cap excavation.
  • Started undercutting/de-mucking in wash rack area.
Work Completed, Week Ending 01/20/17:
  • Began installation of production piles, continued fabrication of cages and continued layout.
  • Continued pile cap excavation, well pointing, and de-watering.
  • Completed clearing and mulching.
  • Continued stripping topsoil in wash rack area.
Work Completed, Week Ending 01/13/17:
  • Test pile testing completed.
  • Mulching continued.
  • Excavation for pile caps and production pile layout is ongoing.
Work Completed, Week Ending 01/06/17:
  • Test piles construction completed.  Compression test completed.
  • ECUA approved 6” waterline tie for use on site.  Test results completed and accepted.
  • Pile cap excavation initiated and ongoing.  Rebar cages for pilings initiated.
  • Continuing large scale mulching activities for cleared debris.  Mulching to continue for approximately 2 weeks.
  • Submitted DRAFT landscape plan and grading plan to subcontractors for pricing.
  • Site security established and acceptable to the airport/FAA.
  • Dust abatement continuing on site.

January 2017 Completed Work

 

December 2016 Progress



Work Completed, Week Ending 12/16/16:
  • Gate installation completed.  Coordinated and completed airport security systems at gates (fiber optic and intrusion detection systems).
  • Completed grading at building pad.  Initiated excavation at building pad.  Hauling excavated material to stockpile.
  • Initiated proof rolling in the building pad area.
  • Continuing large scale mulching activities for cleared debris.
  • Gulf Power completed installation of temporary power. 
  • Relocated construction trailers.
  • Completed asphalt removal in building pad area.
  • Continued surveying and layout work on the project site.  Completed control points on south side of building pad.
  • Initiated excavation for access road from Langley Avenue to entrance gate.
  • Coordinated with airport’s landscape contractor for relocation of landscaping on Langley Avenue.
  • Dust abatement continuing on site.
Work Completed, Week Ending 12/09/16:
  • Completed temporary security fencing.  Coordinating construction entry gate with airport security systems.
  • Completed clearing and grubbing at building pad.
  • Completed silt fencing.
  • Continuing large scale mulching activities for cleared debris.
  • Coordinated with Gulf Power for temporary power. 
  • Relocated construction trailers.
  • Completed asphalt removal in building pad area.
  • Continued surveying and layout work on the project site.  Setting elevations on south side of building pad.
  • Dust abatement continuing on site.
Work Completed, Week Ending 12/02/16:
  • Completed clearing and grubbing of building pad area.
  • Completed security fencing with the exception of gates.
  • Clearing and grubbing ongoing.
  • Silt fencing approximately 90% complete.  Silt fencing was installed in accordance with revisions 6 & 7 issued by the A/E.
  • Large scale mulching activities ongoing for cleared debris.
  • Coordinated with Gulf Power for temporary power and transformer.
  • Surveying and layout work on the project site continued throughout the week.
  • Dust abatement continuing on site.
  • Removing existing asphalt and concrete at the building pad location.
  • Clearing site at the entrances completed.

December 2016 Completed Work

 

November 2016 Progress



Work Completed, Week Ending 11/18/16:
  • Completed approximately 95% of the temporary security fencing.
  • Clearing and grubbing ongoing.
  • Silt fencing ongoing based upon the 95% documents.
  • Large scale mulching activities ongoing for cleared debris.
  • Coordinated with Gulf Power for removal of abandoned lines and temporary power.
  • Surveying and layout work on the project site continued throughout the week and is anticipated to be complete next week.
  • Dust abatement continuing on site.
  • Project construction sign installed on Langley Avenue.
  • Clearing site at the building pad location.
  • Clearing site at the entrances.
Work Completed, Week Ending 11/11/16:
  • Three (3) gopher tortoise burrows have been located and protection provided per the construction documents.  One burrow was located on the work site and two additional burrows were located on the other side of the perimeter road.   Two additional burrows located near the proposed stockpile will be monitored and protected if necessary.  Construction access and egress from the proposed stockpile location will be limited to designated routes.
  • Layout work on the project site continued throughout the week and is anticipated to be complete next week.
  • Continued work on the clearing and grubbing of the site.
  • Security fencing work continued throughout the week and is anticipated to be completed by the end of next week with the exception of the gates.
  • CMAR superintendent’s job site single wide trailer was mobilized on site.  Anticipate mobilization of project doublewide trailer next week.

November 2016 Completed Work

 

October 2016 Progress



Work Completed, Week Ending 10/14/16:

  • CMAR has received all executed contract documents required from the City.
  • CMAR has obtained the building permit from the City.
  • CMAR is anticipating the NTP for Monday, October 17, 2016 and will mobilize site contractors to initiate project layout.
  • An introductory meeting with the CMAR team and CA team inspectors/administrators will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 1:30pm at the offices of Greenhut.
  • The CMAR has scheduled the pre-construction conference for October 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm.  The pre-construction meeting will be held at the airport conference room.   A draft agenda will be distributed by the CMAR for review and comment by the design team and CA team.
  • The CMAR will confirm the cost of “Additive Alternate No. 1” as requested by VTMAE during the last VE meeting and distribute to the CA.
  • The CMAR will update the construction schedule with dates based upon an NTP of October 17, 2016.