Currier & Company was selected to complete multiple projects at the JAC Airport, which is entirely inside the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, including 1) programming the fuel facility sizing of the facility, combining all liquids storage, developed footprint options, evaluated locations, fire code compliance analysis, access, and environmental compliance scope. Alternative approaches and negotiations with stakeholders/code officials/Grand Teton National Park, 2) prime design services for the $12.5 million-dollar project, and 3) construction follow-on including resident engineering, fuel supply logistics management and commissioning support, and 4) SPCC development and a detailed owner’s maintenance and operations manual for fuel system compliance records, and fuel quality checks.
Programming and Scope
This sweeping replacement of liquid storage and the necessary loading and unloading racks also supplies the Rental Car Facility with motor gasoline and diesel fuel for the standby generator that serves the south redevelopment of the airport. The combined fuel and deicing facilities became the first piece to be designed and built for the airport’s South End Master Plan. Currier accelerated design efforts and designed three packages to allow the project’s construction to start and continue through the winter season. The facility was operational in 2018 and the old fuel farms and deicing systems were removed so that these areas can be repurposed.
Major improvements included:
A 600 square-foot Electrical/Controls Building including all control systems, user interface, power distribution and fiber-optic communication backbone to the main terminal where management staff oversees the new facility. Negotiated with the Fire Marshal/first-responders to address risk management and provide a dry-type foam dispensing system for the two loading/unloading canopies. The facility receives all liquids by transport trucks. All facility users have cards and pin codes to account for their use automatically. The very tight facility allows for (3) future storage tanks the site and was compressed and the elevation of the facility slightly recessed into the surrounding grade to minimize the new facility’s visual impacts on the airport and the national park visitors. The facility’s appearance was enhanced by screens that match airport construction.