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FST, Logan Terminal B Garage Featured in Airport Publication.

November 14, 2012

AirportImprovement magazine, in an article headlined “Boston Logan Completes Garage & Road Renovation Nearly $12 Million Under Budget & 11 Months Ahead of Schedule,” features comments and insight about the project from Fay, Spofford & Thorndike President and CEO Peter Howe.

Available at http://www.airportimprovement.com/content/story.php?article=00436, the article appears in the November/December 2012 issue of AirportImprovement and discusses FST’s contribution to the successful Logan Airport Terminal B Parking Garage project.

FST was the lead designer for the $55.7 million construction-manager-at-risk project, which entailed the major upgrade of Logan’s five-story, 2,700-space garage that serves American Airlines and US Airways. The garage experiences heavy use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

A key element for the project team was to keep garage operations running as smoothly as possible. “As a gateway airport with most of its traffic starting and ending locally, BOS was especially determined to not disrupt passenger traffic during construction, notes Massport Director of Aviation Ed Freni,” wrote article author Greg Gerber.

FST’s Howe emphasized the importance of project phasing in keeping garage operations running smoothly, and explained how onsite collaboration played a pivotal role in the project’s success.

“It is not unusual for a contractor to supply a trailer to serve as an onsite office, but this was a huge trailer,” clarifies Howe. “It was more like a modular classroom — with 10 offices, a large conference room and plenty of space for file storage. That allowed us to meet as often as necessary with everyone in the same place and having access to critical data, maps and drawings.”

The project included structural frame repairs, elevated roadway strengthening/stiffening, total lighting replacement using energy efficient LED fixtures, sanitary storm separation, waterproofing and expansion joint replacement, general aesthetics, wayfinding and pedestrian upgrades, and the addition of rooftop photovoltaic panels.

Building on its previous maintenance and upgrades projects at the garage, FST served as Lead Designer. In this role, FST led structural, civil, mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering design. FST also led a number of tasks supporting Massport with the selection of the contractor and related pre-construction services. Consigli Construction was construction manager and Baker/Wohl Architects, Inc. contributed the architectural design. Parsons Brinckerhoff was responsible for the design of the photovoltaic system, construction cost estimating and signage.

For more information, contact Jerry Guerra at 781-221-1299 or jguerra@fstinc.com. You can read more on our web site http://fstinc.com or follow us on Twitter @fstinc.