Dewatering System Project for the FAA

New FAA Project

The Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), is the 13th busiest out of 22 US area control centers. Primary responsibility of the center includes sequencing and separation of overflights, arrivals, and departures, providing safe, expeditious, and orderly flow of aircraft. The center is the main hub for and covers most of the US mid-west territory, including 9 states.

The Project

We recently embarked on a dewatering system project for the FAA at the ARTCC in Minnesota. It is a critical facility which must remain operational 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Our processes must not interfere with normal operations. The project consists of boring pipe underneath the building a replacing a chiller. We will be building a sub house and installing sub pumps, also installing multiple dewatering lines under the building.

The building was originally built on swamp land and is already equipped with vertical wells. However, these wells haven’t been working as well as needed and thus prompted the need for this project. We will be putting in horizontal wells underneath to compliment the vertical wells.

Our Team

Our project team consists of Matt Miller, project manager. Randy McCormick, long-time superintendent of Harmon who will be spending most of his time in the coming year up in Minnesota for the project. Shaun Fox, assistant superintendent for Harmon and local to the Farmington area. Most of our subcontractors are also local to the area.

The project is scheduled for completion prior to August 1st, 2019.

This is not the first time we’ve done work with the FAA. We’ve done several projects for our local Olathe FAA center, and a small renovation for an FAA Indiana center. We appreciate their continued work with us!

Have a project coming up? We’d love to provide you with value engineering ideas to save you time and cut down on cost. Give us a call at 913.962.5888 or contact us here.

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