UNITED TPA LINE MAINTENANCE HANGAR
In September of 2019, APG was awarded a $1.7 million contract by The Haskell Company for the United TPA Line Maintenance Hangar project, comprising a scope of electrical construction and fire alarm. This project involved constructing a completely new hangar for United Airlines, consisting of an office area, a hangar, and a hazmat building. Project Foreman Billy Griffith, along with Milo Klaustermeier, Vincent Mannello, and their team, got to work on September 15th.
This hangar is a truly impressive building—able to house three planes at one time and reaching a height of about 80 feet. The door alone is 80 feet high and spans across the entire 300 foot length of the building. All of the conduits are placed 15 feet below the surface and are PVC coated rigid steel. Installing these conduits was very labor-intensive and proved challenging due to the various safety regulations which are unique to a project of this type.
The hangar contains a linear heat detection system with heat-sensitive cabling located just below the building's roof. Flame detectors were mounted at 15 feet and 30 feet with a foam fire prevention system. When this system is activated, it fills the entire building with 10 feet or more of fire retardant foam.
The hazmat building is a small, open-air structure used to store all flammable materials. Due to the dangers of such highly volatile substances, everything needed to be placed a minimum of 15 feet underground. Like the hangar, it required rigid and sealed off fittings, another very labor-intensive install. This project also included a spacious break room, workshop, and conference and classroom areas.
Later, APG was awarded the technology and security portions of the project, bringing our total contract to just over $2.8 million This work included structured cabling overseen by Voice Data Project Manager Kevin Runia and Foreman Tyler Johnson, CCTV and access control supervised by Security Senior Project Manager Eric Quinones and Service Technician Ed Casey, and audio visual managed by Audio Visual Project Managers Ryan Racioppi and Christian Schaefer, General Superintendent Denzil Randolph, and Foreman Henzell Goodison.
The project was brought to substantial completion after using nearly 14,000-manpower hours over the course of a year. This was a very unique and oftentimes challenging job, but it was nothing that our team couldn't handle! We completed it both on time and under budget.
We are happy to have been chosen by Haskell and are very proud of the hard work and dedication of Senior Estimator Jonathan Henley, Senior Project Manager Brian Stine, Project Manager Josh Smith, and our entire team on site, who made this job such a success!
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