HRL RUNWAY 17R-35L EXTENSION
This ongoing project consists of the 1,100 ft. extension of Runway 17R-35L and parallel Taxiway A. Additional scope includes the demolition, realignment, and reconstruction of the vehicle service road, extensive drainage improvements to compensate for the elimination of several major open drainage canals, re-routing a high-pressure gas line, signage and marking throughout the airfield related to re-designating parallel runways, and the installation and commissioning of a CAT II ILS.
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION / PROBAR - PHASE 3 AT THE REESE
This ongoing multi-phase project consists of the remodeling and reconstruction of a five-story office building. As project managers, Davika was tasked with assisting in the design, planning and construction phasing that would allow more than 200 staff members to remain working in the office during construction. To further complicate the process, strict corporate COVID health measures required all construction workers to be physically separated on different floors from all staff workers. During the construction phase, Davika performs the daily oversight of the general contractor’s work, ensuring compliance with the construction documents and maintaining the high-quality standards of the client. Material and equipment lead times, labor shortages, and raw material price escalations were discovered and addressed through frequent meetings and extensive correspondence with all project stakeholders.
JDD APRON EXPANSION AND SEGMENTED CIRCLE - WIND CONE IMPROVEMENTS
This ongoing project includes the green field construction of a flexible pavement apron with electrical and wind cone adjustments and improvements. Upon completion, the apron adjacent to the terminal will have doubled in size, allowing safer parking and taxiing practices for GA traffic.
HRL PASSENGER BOARDING BRIDGES - PHASE 2
This ongoing project involves the replacement of the Gate 5 PBB and the new construction of Gates 2 & 3 PBB’s. Gate 2 will be relocated approximately 50’ North of its existing location on the Terminal and requires a new exterior door to be installed in its location. Once Gate 2 is relocated, Gate 3 will have the required space needed on the apron needed to service an aircraft. Gate 5 will receive a reconstructed foundation and removal and replacement of the PBB. The project was selected in order to adequately accommodate the size and quantity of multiple air carriers’ aircraft.
BRO CONCESSION BUILDOUT
This ongoing project consists of the mechanical and architectural finish out of approximately 3,000 sq.ft. of the first-floor concession space. As BRO has opened their new terminal to passenger travel, the need for a contemporary restaurant to service their passengers has arisen. Construction is scheduled to complete 4th quarter 2022.
PIL PERIMETER FENCING IMPROVEMENTS
This project consisted of the removal and reconstruction of more than five (5) miles of airport security fence around the perimeter of the entire airfield. The installation of seven gates (manual and automatic, pedestrian and vehicle) were also included in the scope of work. One significant challenge the team faced was performing the work adjacent to a national wildlife refuge. Extra precautions were required to avoid disturbing any of the animals within the refuge.
CLL TAXIWAY A REALIGNMENT
This ongoing multi-phase project consists of the complete removal of the existing Taxiway A and runway connectors and reconstruction of said taxiway in an offset alignment. The project was selected to improve the safety of the airport. In it’s existing alignment, aircraft were required to hold at the RSA line without being able to verify if any aircraft were oncoming. The latest FAA Design AC was used to correct the alignment and geometry of the taxiway. The construction schedule was a significant challenge and the ultimate reason for the project being split into multiple phases and grant cycles.
BRO NEW PASSENGER TERMINAL
Project scope included the green-field construction of the 100,000 sq.ft. passenger terminal and surrounding improvements. The 4-gate commercial terminal also included a substantial CBP facility for processing commercial and general aviation international flights. The two-year project was complicated by the location of the new terminal in relation to the existing, fully operational terminal. With only 100 feet separating the two structures, the entire project team was regularly challenged with the task of keeping the Airport operational while not unnecessarily hindering the contractor’s progress. Despite having more than 1,500 punchlist items, the project completed with the overwhelming satisfaction of the Airport. Immediately following the commissioning of the new terminal, the existing terminal was demolished and the site was reconstructed as the commercial airline apron.
HRL RUNWAY 13-31 RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION
Project scope included reconstructing the portion of the runway that is most heavily used and was failing. The remainder of the runway was milled and overlaid for Runway 13 and a seal coat was applied for Runway 31. The greatest challenge on the project was protecting the milled portion of Runway 13. The HMAC pavement is nearing the end of it's useful life and will need to be reconstructed as well in the near future, however FAA funding would only cover the middle 50' of the 150' wide runway. Protection of the milled portions became problematic during the course of construction when heavy equipment and haul trucks began to cause additional damage. Measures were implemented to prevent any further damage and maximize the remaining life of the pavement in those areas. The project was performed concurrently with the Northwest and Southwest Concrete Apron Project which challenged the contractor to continue making progress on projects with shared resources while maintaining the project schedules.
HRL NORTHWEST & SOUTHWEST CONCRETE APRON AND TAXIWAY HOTEL RECONSTRUCTION
Project scope included the removal and replacement of more than 78,000 square yards of existing apron pavement with new aircraft-rated concrete pavement. The project was selected to replace the remainder of the 1940's era concrete pavement which was not designed to carry the current and future loads of VIA's aircraft. Additionally, Taxiway H was reconstructed due to multiple pavement failures along it's 2,300' length. The $15 million project was completed over a span of nearly three years that included more than 10 phases and several scheduled breaks in the project to allow for normal operations to continue and concurrent projects to be performed. The project completed under budget despite having 16 change orders.
CLL TAXIWAY C AND C1 REALIGNMENT AND RECONSTRUCTION
Project scope included the removal, realignment, and reconstruction of Taxiway C and C1. The project was selected to eliminate a perennial FAA violations related to the minimum separation between a runway and taxiway and current taxiway geometric standards. Additionally, the project was necessary to increase the strength of the pavement in order to accommodate present and future air traffic loads. Special consideration was given to the project phasing and daily work schedule to avoid any unnecessary impact on airport operations.
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION / PROBAR - LEVELS 1 & 2 FINISH OUT AT THE REESE
Project scope included the infrastructure, technology, and finish out improvements to a 1920's era, five-story building for the use as a legal office by the American Bar Association / ProBAR Program. The project had an ambitious schedule of only 104 days and with it's completion, cemented the Reese Building as the premier workspace in Harlingen. The most difficult aspects of the project were related to working with a structure so old and maintaining a safe and suitable work environment for all other tenants during construction.
HRL 2019 FLOORING UPDATES - CONCOURSE TERRAZZO
Project scope included the removal of existing carpet and replacement with epoxy terrazzo throughout the second floor of the terminal. Additional work included expansion of concession area, repainting of all walls, replacement of all solid surface countertops, and replacement of exit signs. The work was completed at night to minimize disruptions to daily operations and normal passenger traffic.
HRL PASSENGER BOARDING BRIDGE PROJECT
Project scope included the replacement of the Gate 4 bridge and addition of the Gate 1 bridge. With the increased volume of passengers and additional airlines servicing the airport, added capacity and flexibility was required to service the needs of the airlines. The bridges were erected and assembled in only three days by specialized crews.
HRL 2018 FLOORING UPDATES PROJECT
Project scope included the removal of existing tile and replacement with epoxy terrazzo throughout the first floor of the terminal. Additional work included replacement of ceiling tiles, expansion of TSA queuing area, and a fresh coat of paint for the first floor as well. The work was completed at night to minimize disruptions to daily operations and normal passenger traffic.
HRL ARFF PROJECT
Project scope included the green field construction of a new airfield rescue and fire fighting station. Fortunately, this project was able to be constructed outside of the SIDA perimeter which allowed far more flexibility with the nearly 20 subcontractors. Unforeseen challenges affected almost every stakeholder associated with this project resulting in numerous change orders and having to adjust the schedule significantly, however upon completion the HRL ARFF Department moved into a first class facility unlike any other.
HRL RUNWAY 35L TAXIWAY REALIGNMENT PROJECT
Project scope included the demolition of Taxiway Echo and the south end of Taxiway Alpha and the full depth construction of Taxiways Alpha and Bravo. The existing layout of taxiways at the approach end of Runway 35L was a carry over from the earliest days of the airfield and it did not conform to FAA design standards. By reconstructing the adjoining taxiways, the airport was able to satisfy the FAA and allow the largest cargo planes the ability to use the full length of the runway. The project also included the replacement of the entire airfield's electrical homerun ductbank.
HRL TAXIWAY A OVERLAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
Project scope included the mill and overlay of VIA's longest taxiway. Although the project was simple and straight-forward in terms of the scope of work, the project was complicated by the necessary coordination with all commercial air and freight carriers. Because of the location of the taxiway in relation to the terminal and all taxiing aircraft, maintaining a clean site was both absolutely necessary and very difficult.
HRL AIRFIELD MARKING IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
Project scope included the high pressure waterblasting removal of all surface painted hold signs and the replacement with thermoplastic hold signs. Special attention was needed during the removal so that fine aggregates in the asphalt were not excessively removed while taking up the paint. Similarly, the heating of the thermoplastic signs was a balancing act to ensure that the plastic had good adhesion to the asphalt without overheating and causing the embedded glass beads to sink below the surface.
HRL PERIMETER ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Project scope included the nearly 2-mile long green field construction of VIA's South Perimeter Road, major drainage improvements at intersections with the road, and the demolition of the existing perimeter road. Poor soil conditions resulted in a significant change order and delay to the project, but overall the project was completed successfully all while minimizing any impact to airport operations.
HRL RWY 17R-35L & RWY 13-31 EDGE LIGHT REPLACEMENT & RWY 31 MALSR & TWY D EDGE LIGHT INSTALLATION PROJECT
Project scope included the replacement of edge lights and threshold lights on Runway 13-31, the realignment of edge lights and threshold lights on Runway 17R-35L, new installation of edge lights on Taxiway Delta, and the construction of a MALSR system for Runway 31. During the project, the scope was expanded to include the replacement of edge lights on Taxiway Alpha.
HRL ENTRANCE ROAD REHABILITATION PROJECT
Project scope included a relatively simple mill and overlay of the entrance road to Valley International Airport and the relocation of overhead electrical and telecom lines to underground conduits. The phasing and traffic control was easily the most complex part of this project.
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