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 (PIA) 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

The project is close to substantial completion with a few exceptions.

  • Greenhut will get a temporary CO today to allow VTMAE to start moving into the building. The permanent CO will be obtained before substantial completion.
  • Several items are needed to get to substantial completion: 
    • Greenhut will deliver as-built drawings to the local Atkins office by next Wednesday (4/11)
    • Substantial completion walkthroughs are scheduled for next Thursday (4/12) and Friday (4/13)
    • The civil site EOR will sign the City letter to certify those portions of the work after the walk through.
  • Intrusion detection system installation continues. 
  • Cavotec wiring is ongoing and should be finalized by next week.
  • Hangar door motors will be installed by next week.
  • Floor sealing is ongoing and should be complete by next Friday (4/13).
  • Apron joint sealing is ongoing.
  • The lighting inverter is ordered and not installed, but the lighting works sufficiently for inspection.
  • Any items incomplete at time of walkthrough will be added to the punch list.
  • VTMAE has been receiving and installing equipment, including sanding booths and fans.
  • Sealing shop floors is priority to allow installation of shelving. Greenhut is focusing in these areas first.

April 2018 Completed Work

 

march 2018 progress 

Work Completed, Week Ending 3/23/18:

  • Continued draft curtains and liner panels.
  • Continued running power to hangar doors.
  • Continued installation of bath accessories in the gang bathrooms.
  • Continued painting handrails and stairs, walls in areas, and exterior hollow metal doors.
  • Continued installing wall base in the bathrooms.
  • Poured concrete stair landings.
  • Continued sawing and sealing hangar slab joints.
  • Continued hangar bay security camera rough-in.
  • Continued installing light bases in the parking lot.
  • Continued fire alarm installation.
  • Performed startup of the CRAC unit.
  • Performed startup of the chiller.
  • Continued installing duct insulation.
  • Continued installing bathroom sinks.
  • Continued running gas lines to the hangar bay heaters.
  • Continued installing water and air line support brackets in the east and west hangar bays.
  • Continued installing security fence.
  • Poured concrete for the wash rack trench drain.
  • Installed hose bibs at the wash rack.
  • Continued paving the parking lot.
  • Continued installing stone in the overflow parking area.
  • Continued sawing and cleaning joints at the apron and wash rack.
  • Poured the final concrete strip at the face of the building, adjacent to the apron.
  • Continued paving the tug roads, 10” concrete paving along the plan north side of the building, and sidewalks.

Work Completed, Week Ending 3/16/18:

  • Continued hangar door installation.
  • Continued running conduit for power to hangar doors.
  • Continued installation of siding, draft curtains, and soffit.
  • Continued installation of exterior stairs.
  • Continued installation of west mezzanine stair handrail.
  • Continued painting pipe bollards and handrails.
  • Continued installing ceiling grid.
  • Continued installation of tile in the gang bathroom.
  • Continued installing door hardware.
  • Continued installing toilet partitions and lockers.
  • Continued sawing and sealing hangar slab joints.
  • Continued running communications cables.
  • Continued electrical rough-in in the document control rooms.
  • Continued pulling wire to Cavotec boxes.
  • Continued work on the FRP trunk line to the utility pits.
  • Continued installing louvers.
  • Performed static pressure test on the west FRP.
  • Continued running gas lines to the hangar bay heaters.
  • Continued running sanitary lines to the 2nd floor bathrooms.
  • Continued installing sprinkler system piping under the stairs and performed a pressure check on the sprinkler system.
  • Continued trench drain installation at the wash rack.
  • Continued paving the east tug road, 10” concrete paving along the plan north side of the building, and the wash rack.
  • Continued cleaning and sealing joints at the apron and wash rack.
  • Continued paving the north parking lot.
  • Continued forming for sidewalks near the administrative building.
  • Continued installation of security fence.
  • Continued setting trees and installing irrigation for the entrance road berm.
  • Continued electrical work in the parking lot.

Work Completed, Week Ending 3/9/18:

  • Continued hangar door installation.
  • Continued running conduit for power to hangar doors.
  • Continued installation of siding, draft curtains, and soffit.
  • Continued installation of west mezzanine stair.
  • Continued elevator installation.
  • Continued touch up painting structural steel.
  • Continued sanding walls in various locations.
  • Continued block fill.
  • Continued painting interior stair handrails.
  • Continued WRB for exterior walls.
  • Continued ceiling grid.
  • Continued installation of tile in gang bathroom.
  • Continued installing floors and carpet.
  • Continued sawing and cleaning slab on grade joints in preparation for sealing.
  • Continued running communications cables.
  • Continued obstruction lighting overhead rough-in at hangar bay.
  • Began pulling wire to Cavotec boxes.
  • Continued fire caulking.
  • Continued running water lines.
  • Performed boiler startup.
  • Began setting toilets in the gang bathrooms.
  • Continued running gas lines to the hangar bay heaters.
  • Continued cleaning out manholes.
  • Continue entrance road berm grading.
  • Continued cleaning joints in the apron paving in preparation for sealing.
  • Continued trench drain installation at the loading dock.
  • Continued apron, wash rack, and tug road paving.
  • Continued final grading in the parking lot in preparation for paving.
  • Performed fire pump start up.

Work Completed, Week Ending 3/2/18:

  • Continued hangar door installation.
  • Continued installation of siding, draft curtains, and soffit.
  • Continued elevator installation.
  • Continued ceiling grid.
  • Continued shaft wall lid framing around elevator door.
  • Continued painting in various locations.
  • Continued installation of tile in the gang bathroom.
  • Continued hanging and finishing drywall in the 2nd floor bathrooms and breakroom.
  • Continued sawing and cleaning slab on grade joints in preparation for sealing.
  • Continued lighting protection and grounding.
  • Continued installation of communications cable and running security cable to entry doors.
  • Continued electrical overhead rough-in in various locations.
  • Continued installation of lights in the hangar bay.
  • Continued fire caulking.
  • Performed chiller startup.
  • Continued installing boiler vent pipe.
  • Continued installing grills in ceiling grid.
  • Completed installation of fans in the hangar bay.
  • Continued running water lines.
  • Continued installing floor drains in fire pump room.
  • Continued building sprinkler riser pipe in fire pump room.
  • Continued stone base and curbing in the parking lot.
  • Continue entrance road berm grading.
  • Continued cleaning joints in the apron paving in preparation for sealing.
  • Continued apron, wash rack, and tug road paving.
  • Continued security fencing.

March 2018 Completed Work

 


February 2018 Progress


Work Completed, Week Ending 2/23/18:

  • Continued hangar door installation.
  • Continued installation of siding, draft curtains, and roof vents.
  • Continued elevator installation.
  • Continued ceiling grid in areas.
  • Continued shaft wall lid construction.
  • Continued painting in various locations and painting doors.
  • Continued WRB in areas.
  • Continued installation of tile in the gang bathroom.
  • Continued framing for the folding partition wall.
  • Continued spray insulation.
  • Continued installation of communications cable and running security cable to entry doors.
  • Continued electrical overhead rough-in.
  • Continued installation of lights in the hangar bay.
  • Continued fire protection for the roof.
  • Continued chilled water line tie-ins.
  • Began installation of fans in the hangar bay.
  • Continued running water lines.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation in the west hangar bay.
  • Installed the jockey pump in the fire pump room.
  • Continued cleaning out manholes and raising rims.
  • Continued stone base and curbing in the parking lot.
  • Continued apron and wash rack paving.
  • Continued security fencing.

Work Completed, Week Ending 2/16/18:

  • Continued hangar door and tail door installation.
  • Continued installation of siding, draft curtains, and liner panels.
  • Continued WRB in areas.
  • Continued hanging drywall in vending room and finishing drywall.
  • Continued painting walls and door frames in various locations.
  • Continued ceiling grid in areas.
  • Continued installation of doors and hardware.
  • Completed slab on grade in the west hangar bay.
  • Continued electrical work in IT and communications rooms.
  • Pulled cable.
  • Continued electrical overhead rough-in.
  • Continued installation of lights in the hangar bay.
  • Completed City inspection of power with approval to proceed.
  • Continued chilled water line tie-ins.
  • Installed plumbing drains in the gang bathroom.
  • Continued installation of water in the mezzanine.
  • Continued installation of overhead gas in mezzanine.
  • Completed building connections for water and sanitary sewer
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation in the hangar bay.
  • Installed irrigation well and sleeves in parking lot.
  • Completed conduit for communication fiber and began pulling cable.
  • Installed parking lot subbase.
  • Installed Structure S-560 for hangar door drain connection.
  • Raised manhole rims along the entrance road.
  • Poured multiple apron panels.
  • Placed generator on concrete pad.
  • Completed security fence installation.

Work Completed, Week Ending 2/9/18:

  • Continued hangar door and tail door installation.
  • Continued installation of siding, draft curtains, and liner panels.
  • Continued WRB in areas.
  • Continued hanging drywall in vending room and finishing drywall in areas.
  • Continued painting walls and door frames in various locations.
  • Continued ceiling grid in areas.
  • Continued installation of doors and hardware.
  • Poured multiple slab on grade strips in the west hangar bay. The last SOG will be poured Saturday.
  • Continued electrical work in IT and communications rooms.
  • Pulled cable.
  • Continued electrical overhead rough-in in areas.
  • Continued installation of lights in the hangar bay.
  • Continued running power from the transformer to the main panel.
  • Continued chilled water line tie-ins.
  • Installed plumbing drains in the  gang bathroom.
  • Continued installation of water in the mezzanine.
  • Continued installation of overhead gas in mezzanine.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation in the hangar bay.
  • Placed asphalt for the tug roads.
  • Placed sod along the entrance road.
  • Continued curbing in the parking lot.
  • Continued water line installation at the wash rack.
  • Raised manhole rims along the entrance road.
  • Poured multiple apron panels.
  • Continued landscaping at the parking lot.
  • Continued security fence installation.

Work Completed, Week Ending 2/2/18:

  • Finished siding at recessed entry door.
  • Continued hangar door and tail door installation.
  • Continued overhead coiling door installation.
  • Continued ceiling grid in areas.
  • Continued spray foam insulation in areas.
  • Continued painting in areas.
  • Continue WBR in areas.
  • Hanging drywall in areas and finishing drywall in areas.
  • Poured multiple slab on grade strips in the west hangar bay.
  • Prepped slab on grade strips in the west hangar bay for pour Saturday.
  • Pulled cable.
  • Continued installation of lights in the hangar bay.
  • Continued running conduit to electrical room.
  • Continued installation of heaters in the hangar bay.
  • Continued installation of duct and chilled water pipe.
  • Continued crack unit installation.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation.
  • Continued installation of fire pump.
  • Continued roof drain tie-ins.
  • Laid water line around the site.
  • Continued asphalt paving on the tug roads.
  • Poured five apron lanes and continued forming for future pours.
  • Set slide gate near Langley Avenue.
  • Continued fence installation along the entrance road.
 


January 2018 Progress


Work Completed, Week Ending 1/26/18:

  • Completed tying in downspouts.
  • Continued hangar door and east bay tail door installation.
  • Continued framing the entry door.
  • Continued ceiling framing.
  • Continued spray foam insulation.
  • Continued installation of ceiling grid.
  • Continued block fill.
  • Continued spray fireproofing.
  • Continued installation of overhead coiling doors.
  • Poured the large 6" slab on grade in the middle of the hangar bay.
  • Poured multiple slab on grades strips in the west hangar bay.
  • Prepped slab on grade strips in the west hangar bay for pour Saturday.
  • Pulled cable.
  • Continued installation of lights in the hangar bay.
  • Continued installation of duct and chilled water pipe.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in and overhead gas installation.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation.
  • Backfilled roof drain trenches.
  • Poured three apron lanes and continued forming for future pours.
  • Laid asphalt strip between hangar and apron.
  • Continued curb and gutter in the parking lot.
  • Continued paving the entrance road to the parking lot.
  • Continued fence installation along the entrance road and the wash rack.

Work Completed, Week Ending 1/12/18:

  • Continued hangar door installation.
  • Continued framing the shaft wall lid.
  • Continued block fill in.
  • Continued application of fireproof coating to insulation.
  • Continued concrete pours in the west hangar bay, including the hangar door rail pocket, multiple jacking pads and multiple strips.
  • Continued forming and prepping in the west hangar bay for next slab on grade pours.
  • Continued electrical rough-in various locations, including overhead rough-in in the hangar bay.
  • Received and set the site transformer.
  • Continued duct installation in areas.
  • Continued chilled water line installation in areas.
  • Continued plumbing overhead rough-in and hangar installation.
  • Continued sprinkler pipe installation in areas.
  • Continued apron paving.
  • Poured sidewalk at Langley Avenue.
  • Performed curb layout in the parking lot
  • Grassed along the entrance road
  • Set fence posts along the entrance road up to the back of the building.
  • Performed camera inspection of storm sewer in parking lot.
  • Continued installation of lighting conduit in the parking lot.
  • Continued tying in roof drains.

Work Completed, Week Ending 1/5/18:

  • Continued finishing drywall in areas.
  • Continued framing the shaft wall lid.
  • Continued framing the elevator shaft.
  • Continued drywall installation in areas.
  • Continued CMU wall installation.
  • Continued grading and compacting in the west hangar bay in preparation for slab on grade pours.
  • Formed the west hangar door rail pocket and various west hangar bay slab stips.
  • Pouring housekeeping and generator pads.
  • Continued electrical rough-in in various locations.
  • Continued duct installation in areas.
  • Continued chilled water line installation.
  • Continued plumbing rough-in areas.
  • Continued work on the apron paving test strip.
  • Continued forming on the apron.
  • Continued grading the entrance road.
  • Poured curbs at Langley Avenue.
  • Set fencing along the entrance road.
  • Performed testing on the water line and back-flow preventer with ECUA.

January 2018 Completed Work

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