Seismic Upgrades of Air Traffic Control - Nationwide
Under an On-Call AE Design Contract with the FAA Eastern Service Area, Pond performed seismic evaluations at four existing Air Traffic Control towers. The towers located at Charleston, SC; Augusta, GA; Paducah, KY and San Juan, PR are all within areas of high seismicity.
The evaluations for each of the sites were performed in accordance with the ASCE 31-03, “Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings”. The evaluations included a Tier 1 evaluation of the structural systems and non-structural components and a Tier 2 Analysis and Evaluation of the lateral-force-resisting system. The Tier 1 and 2 evaluations and analyses identified structural deficiencies at each of the towers that required a Tier 3 analysis. The Tier 3 analyses were performed in accordance with the requirements of ASCE 41-06, “Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings” and modifications were designed and detailed to address these deficiencies.
Re-evaluation of existing reports was accomplished, followed by site visits and a report detailing recommendations for corrections. Construction Documents were then prepared to affect the corrections, which included structural, mechanical, electrical and architectural items.
Each ATCT needed different solutions for compliance with regulators. Pond provided the FAA a proposed sequence of construction for each site to demonstrate how the approach would be completed.
Pond performed construction administration services on the Paducah (PAH) and Charleston (CHS) projects.
Jeff Matz Joins Pond’s Aviation Practice as Client Service Leader
ATLANTA, GA - (May 4, 2023) – Pond today announced that Jeff Matz has joined the firm’s Aviation Practice as a Client Service Leader. In this role, Matz will be using his extensive experience in air freight cargo operations to build relationships with new clients and...
Evaluating Georgia’s Aviation System and its Need for Aircraft Storage Hangars
I recently had the opportunity to meet with the Georgia State Legislature Joint Study Committee on Airport Infrastructure and Improvements. I presented findings evaluating Georgia's current aviation infrastructure with a special focus on hangars. A clear plan for...
Pond Selected to Advance the Boeing Cecil Airport Facility
JACKSONVILLE - (12.22.2020) The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) signed a 25-year lease with Boeing to expand operations at Cecil Airport, which can bring over 400 jobs to Florida. As a proud partner of JAA, Pond had been exclusively selected to design the new...