Central Nebraska Regional Airport

Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Facility

Grand Island, NE

Benesch facilitated several design meetings with the Central Nebraska Regional Airport and fire/rescue personnel to coordinate building amenities and overall layout of the new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) facility.

Beyond the foundation work, the project consisted of a new building facility that included an administration space and a truck apparatus bay to house two large ARFF vehicles. The administration space included a control room, dayroom, kitchen/training area, restrooms, decontamination/washroom, mechanical/electrical room and other miscellaneous storage rooms. The design incorporated the ability for the airport to expand the apparatus bay in the future should the need for a third stall ever arise. A back-up generator was also installed adjacent to the new ARFF facility to provide power redundancy for the building in the event of  power loss.

Benesch was responsible for geotechnical, site civil design, bidding, construction observation, material testing and closeout services. Additionally, Benesch designed and coordinated water, sanitary sewer, gas, communication and storm sewer improvements to support the new facility. Benesch teamed with long-time architectural partner Davis Design for the structural and architectural design for the new facility.

Project highlights

  • ARFF facility design
  • Design through construction observation