Parsons Brinckerhoff has received a contract from the Airport Commission of the City and County of San Francisco to offer construction management support services for a series of runway safety area (RSA) improvements at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
The improvement programme is being implemented as part of US Government's initiative to bring all commercial RSAs up to the level to meet with the current safety standards.
Expected to cost around $200m, the RSA improvement programme will aim to be undertaken with minimum impact on airport operations, while maintaining safe conditions.
As part of the contract, Parsons Brinckerhoff will be responsible for offering construction services that include field oversight of construction contractors, engineering support, constructability reviews, field testing and inspection, and project controls such as scheduling, cost estimating, and reporting.
Staff working on the project, which is scheduled to be completed in the autumn of 2015, will be integrated into the airport's design and construction unit and work along with city staff on the RSA improvement programme.
The programme also aims to trim down flight delays during adverse weather conditions, reducing the impact noise of aircraft operations and house larger aircraft, in addition to achieving net environmental gains for the San Francisco Bay Area.
SFO has also planned a series of temporary runway closures to complete construction activity for federally-mandated runway safety areas, which include weekend closures of either Runway 28L or 28R and only of the runways remain closed at any given time.
The closures will enable the crews to execute works on construction of new threshold areas, lighting systems and navigational aids to meet the requirements of Federal RSA.
Image: The RSA improvement programme will be completed with minimum impact on airport operations at SFO.