F-16 Support Facilities, Cairo, Egypt

In an effort to support the new F-16 Block 52 aircraft, construction of new rear access taxiways, renovation of existing arms storage and assembly facilities, construction of new support buildings, and other support facilities such as: new Alert Shelter, renovation of four Ready Missile Bomb Storage facilities, renovation of two Alert Ready Missile Storage facilities, and one Munitions Assembly Shelter. .SVS led the Value Engineering study on the design packages for this work at the Cairo West Air Base (CWAB).  The Value study resulted in recommendations to optimize the taxiway and roadway layout, integration of energy conserving measures, and contracting strategies, resulting in a potential savings of nearly 20% of the project cost.

Runway Improvements Project

SVS provided value engineering services for this $117 million paving of a new 9000 foot by 150 foot wide Portland cement concrete runway and a dual parallel taxiway system with two high-speed exit crossovers. The project also includes a new Category IIIC lighting system with new airfield lighting control system (ALCS), along with a new airfield lighting vault with dual source 34.5 KV power supply. Additionally, the project includes a new deicing pad, capable of accommodating five B757-300 aircraft. The team was constrained in that the grading and earthwork had already been placed for the runway. In spite of this the team provided recommendations which saved the client over 10% of the project costs.

Airport Expansion Program

SVS led a series of studies on a $1.8 billion 20-year airport construction, expansion and renovation project at Lambert-St Louis International Airport, Missouri, USA. The project consisted of work on a new runway and existing runways, expansion of the east and west terminals, parking garage and many other smaller sub-projects.  The expansion provides St Louis with a more efficient airport to accommodate future growth and manage an increase in overall travel traffic.

The project provided an additional parallel runway to add capacity in all weather conditions, and double passenger terminal space to accommodate 42 million passengers. It also provided parking for 12,500 cars and increased the number of passenger gates to 100–105, with the flexibility to add more in the future.  A key element to the runway construction was the relocation of Lindbergh Boulevard, a principal roadway carrying 45,000 vehicles a day, by routing it through a tunnel.

Kansas City International Airport Terminal Improvements

A $180 Million project for the comprehensive renovation of a 1960’s vintage airport terminals included an all new interior, reconfiguration of space to meet current security requirements, relocation of gates and ticketing to improve efficiency, new baggage handling systems, along with new HVAC and plumbing systems.  The project also required the reconfiguration of space to allow more room for retailers and food services.  The value team was able to find multiple alternatives saving over 15% of the project cost.

Combined Agency Aviation Facility Program Plan

Five-day planning and programming study on a combined aviation facility for the State of Washington at the Olympia Airport.  The team reviewed the proposed pre-design for combining State aviation facilities, supporting three State agencies, operating both fixed wing and rotary aircraft, and collocated at the Olympia airport. The study addressed rationalization of the program function State aviation facilities and resources to achieve a more cost effective solution to support existing aviation missions. OFM adopted the team’s recommendations to reevaluate and re-program agency mission requirements and criticality, and assess the viability of outsourcing alternatives.  The State approved the team’s most extreme suggestion for program reorganization and decentralization and is in process of implementation, the total savings is over 30%.