BenchMark 2011 No. 2: News in Brief
BenchMark 2011 No. 2: News in Brief
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BenchMark 2011 No. 2: News in Brief
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Projects earn LEED certification; Groundbreaking marks beginning of Kansas City's first landfill gas facility; Work continues on Kansas City Overflow Control Program; KDOT pavement management study begins.

Projects Earn LEED Certification

Three Burns & McDonnell projects recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications, exceeding the goals initially set by the clients:

  • Airfield and South Side Facilities at Marshall Army Airfield, Fort Riley, Kan., achieved a multiple-building LEED Silver Certification for six buildings: a six-bay helicopter maintenance hangar, three company operations facilities and two battalion headquarters. See story.
  • The Battlespace Environment Lab, a 146,012-square-foot light laboratory facility at Kirtland Air Force Base, attained LEED Silver status after earning 34 of 35 points.
  • The Medical Education Training Campus buildings 3 and 4 at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio exceeded the goal to achieve LEED Silver and attained LEED Gold.

Groundbreaking Marks Beginning of City's First Landfill Gas Facility

The Kansas City Power & Light Greater Missouri Operations Co. kicked off the start of a landfill gas generation facility with a recent groundbreaking ceremony with the city of St. Joseph, Mo. Burns & McDonnell is providing design and construction services for the gas collection and control system that will convert methane from the St. Joseph Municipal Landfill to electricity. The facility will be the first of its kind for the city.

Work Continues on Kansas City Overflow Control Program

The city of Kansas City, Mo., selected Burns & McDonnell as program manager for the next phase of the Kansas City Overflow Control Program (OCP). Estimated at $2.5 billion, the OCP represents the largest project in the city's history. Burns & McDonnell developed the OCP to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Department of Natural Resources regulatory requirements.

KDOT Pavement Management Study

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) recently selected the Alfred Benesch and Burns & McDonnell team to develop a pavement management system plan for all Kansas airports listed in the National Plan of Integrated Airports. The study was scheduled to begin in May 2011 and will be conducted over the next three years. The KDOT study will be funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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