Project DescriptionThe new, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility and Training Center at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport is currently under construction as part of a five-phase project to improve overall safety and infrastructure at the airport.
The center is replacing a dated building to accommodate today’s response demands with modernized space for nearly 20 fire fighters, four vehicle bays and necessary support areas. The Walker Company serves as General Contractor for this facility.
Even prior to construction, The Walker Company had our backs. They held their bid prices while the funding process drug out. Doing so saved us thousands of dollars and weeks of rebidding. During construction, Walker’s field team has been quick to resolve issues that come up while working adjacent to an active airfield. Further, any time questions come up, Walker is always willing to schedule meetings that are requested by the airport staff and design team to find solutions. Keeping the project moving amid normal operations is key to successful projects at the airport.
While many will enjoy the efficiency and look of our new firehouse, they will never know how complicated an airport structure like this can be. Technology is integrated into the structure’s perimeter, the building interfaces directly with emergency response features, and there are direct connections with the air traffic control tower. This takes our public safety operation to a whole new level.
Mark J. Day, P.E., A.A.E.
Director of Development and Facilities