Location: Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Mich.
Burns & McDonnell provided airfield electrical design and construction phase services for the replacement of the airfield lighting control system (ALCS) and monitoring system as well as segmentation of taxiway lighting circuits at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The new control system is an L-890 system with touchscreen control panels in the main electrical vault, air traffic control panel, primary communications center and secondary communications center. The taxiway lighting circuits were reconfigured to improve safety and provide the airport maintenance and operations staff with greater flexibility when shutting down airfield pavement for construction or maintenance. Extensive research on the existing duct bank systems to enable cost-effective project implementation by reusing existing infrastructure. With almost all taxiway circuits being taken down at some point during the construction, Burns & McDonnell developed a detailed construction safety and phasing plan, which was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and implemented by the contractor, resulting in the project being completed safely and with minimal impact to airport operations.
Airfield lighting layout and design
Construction phase services
New airfield lighting control and monitoring system with multiple touchscreen panels