Fire-safety upgrades and aspects of their design and construction in standard airport traffic control towers (ATCT) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the Western Pacific region are discussed. Knowledge of ATCT fire-safety upgrades can be beneficial to engineering professionals and contractors, particularly those interested in project management and control techniques. Specifically, upgrading 35 standard towers in the Western Pacific region to provide, smoke-free, fire-protected means of egress and early-warning fire detection and alarm system--according to FAA's "Fire Safety Guidelines," demonstrates how to meet major program objectives within a cost-effective time frame. This paper provides a brief history of the relationship between the FAA and the Technical Support Service Contract as it relates to the upgrades; a general description of the work required by the FAA; and a review of project organization, communications, design methodology, cost/scheduling, procurement, construction, and major challenges. Recommendations for future upgrades are included as well.


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  • Accession Number: 00711561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1995 12:00AM