Established in the 1940s, the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is located in Sarasota. The airport facility lies in two counties: the airfield in Manatee County and the terminal in Sarasota County.
Hanson personnel have provided services for several projects at the airport, including the following:
Air traffic control tower
Hanson was selected to provide professional civil engineering services for a new Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and associated administrative base building. Project tasks included site surveying, geotechnical subsurface exploration, domestic water, wastewater and stormwater design. The design was a site adaptation of a modified standard low activity level tower with a 525-square-foot control cab and a 9,000- square-foot administrative base building with a custom link. The tower cab was a 10-sided, pre-cast concrete structure with an eye level of approximately 135 feet above mean sea level, or about 114 feet above existing grade level. Notice to Proceed for professional design services was issued on Sept. 1, 2010, and services were completed in March 2015. The total costs for design and permitting of the project were more than $16,000,000. Hanson also provided bidding and construction services.
Development of Regional Impact traffic study
Hanson provided professional services for an annual traffic monitoring program to comply with a Development Order for a Development of Regional Impact for the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. The traffic study included traffic counts for 30 airport intersections and outparcel driveways, traffic count analysis, coordination with Sarasota and Manatee counties and the city of Sarasota, and reporting. Hanson has completed these studies since 2010.
Rental car office renovation
Hanson is providing professional engineering services for the rental car office renovation project in the baggage wing of the airport terminal. Hanson’s services for the project include preparation of plans and specifications for civil site improvements, including design of a raised crosswalk, replacement of the existing sidewalk and curb with zero-curb sidewalk, markings, in-pavement crosswalk lighting, maintenance of traffic and other site improvements. Hanson is also providing bidding and construction administration for the project.
Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) station
Hanson provided professional engineering services for civil portions of the renovation of the existing ARFF station at the airport. The project encompassed various upgrades, which included hardening the structure, HVAC upgrades, windows, roofing, enclosed bunk rooms, modifications and expansion to include a new fitness room, lighting upgrades, lightning protection and new finishes. Services included preparation of plans and specifications for site grading and drainage, erosion control, construction safety and phasing plans, and other site improvements. Hanson also provided cost estimating, bidding support and construction administration for the project.