Pond’s Aviation team was pleased to develop the conceptual architectural design for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) to replace the existing Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida.
As a subconsultant to RS&H, Pond was responsible for designing the new 116-foot-tall, occupied shaft ATCT including floor plans and elevations for the tower and the Spaceport shell space.
Pond’s years of experience designing ATCTs has made them experts in space and layout adjacency requirements, and fire and life safety concerns particular to this type of facility. The current ATCT operates as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Program.
Following approval of the functional and aesthetics, Pond has been responsible for developing the building systems (mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, electrical and communications) design and specifications. At each step of design, the cost estimate for each system was reviewed and refined to reflect the needs of the users.
Pond’s building systems engineers will be responsible for assisting the owner during construction ensuring the contract requirements are being met. For this project Pond will provide on-site inspections and evaluate existing conditions and developed documents to procure all necessary construction permits.
Pond also provided input and review of the opinion of probable cost for each design milestone and supported the specialty equipment design and utility coordination for radar, communication and aeronautical requirements including lighting and monitoring for new and existing equipment.
Read about this project at the Jacksonville Daily Record here.