Ferguson Consulting, Inc provides Aviation Design Services. The services
include both airfield and airport design.
Typical airfield design consists
of runway and taxiway signage and lighting, Navigational Aids, Airfield
Lighting Remote Control Systems, and associated supporting systems such as
regulators, ductbanks, grounding, etc.
Other airfield services include
outside plant telecommunications infrastructure including communication
ductbanks, manholes, grounding, fiber and copper cabling and low voltage
Design services provided at the airport includes
structured cabling systems (SCS). The SCS designs typically consist of
fiber and copper backbone cabling, high performance 4pr UTP horizontal
cabling, communication rooms and associated pathways and spaces.
Also included with the telecommunication services is the design of network
equipment, telephone equipment and wireless services.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport - GBIA - Houston, Texas
HAS 522F - Electrical Vault and Security Fence for
new Runway 8L-26R - GBIA
Telecommunications Engineer. Provided the telecommunication
engineering services to relocate all existing communications systems from the existing North Vault to the New North Vault.
The communication systems include security, Airfield lighting, data, telephone, fire alarm and remote monitoring systems.
New communication ductbanks were installed under this project with singlemode fiber optic cable to create an outer pathway
for the airfield communication systems. Phasing is critical since the existing cabling support the airfield lighting and
airport security systems. The design also included coordination with other ongoing project to facilitate work in other areas.
The existing airfield lighting system was revised from a multimode star configured system to a more fault tolerant singlemode
dual rotating ring configuration.
HAS 560 - North Cargo Apron - GBIA
Telecommunications Engineer. Provided the telecommunications and security system engineering and services for
the North Cargo Apron project. The project consisted of adding two (2) new 3,750 foot taxiways, four (4) 600 foot
interconnecting taxiways, airfield lighting, airfield signage, provisions for four (4) new air cargo facilities and three new
AOA vehicle gates. The communications scope included the addition of new fiber optic cabling and communications ductbanks to
provide access to the new North Cargo Apron Facility. The design included a new MDF Room to serve the site and activation of
low voltage systems such as CCTV, Access Control, EFSO, phones, data and Environmental Controls. The security system design
included access control at three AOA entrance gates including CCTV access control to the MDF Room. Assisted in coordination
the quality control for the EFSO system, Fueling system, and electrical ductbank systems.
HAS 647 - Reconstruction of Taxiway ’NB’ - GBIA
Electrical Engineer. Provided the electrical engineering services for the relocation
of the existing parallel taxiway approx 42’ north. The scope of work included the following items: remove and replace taxiway
’NB’ edge lights with new can mount LED edge lights; remove and replace taxiway ’NB’ centerline lights and install new lights as
required to conform with the HAS SMGCS plan and Operations, replace the airfield signage with new signage designed to meet Group
VI requirements, correct existing RGL circuits on both R/W 8R-26L and R/W 8L-26R currently in non-compliance due to use of ’Y’
connectors, remove and replace associated conduit and cables, correct circuit overloads, modify cross taxiway centerline lights
for new geometry, modify all structures in TSA to aircraft rated, correct all circuits impacted due to taxiway relocation, add
new regulators to support RGL modifications and adjust ALCMS for airfield modifications. Several studies were performed including:
study use of LED technology for centerline and signs, study quality of insulation resistance for R/W 8R-26L, study existing RGL
circuits in North Airfield Complex, and study existing ALCMS cable infrastructure and make more fault tolerant. Finally, due to
the critical nature of the taxiway ’NB’ location, construction phasing was implemented to provide temporary circuits
and signs to better facilitate each phase. The estimated construction cost is $36 million.
HAS 555 - Terminal ’B’ and ’C’ North Ramp Modifications - GBIA
Telecommunications Engineer. Provided the telecommunication engineering services to remove existing airfield
cabling and provide new cabling within a new ductbank system. Phasing is critical since the existing cabling support the
airfield lighting and airport security systems. The design also included coordination with other ongoing project to facilitate
work in other areas. A study was done on the existing airfield cabling, quantities and routes and the new infrastructure
designed would provide several main backbone arteries for the Houston Airport System.
HAS 500J - FAA Ductbank Infrastructure - GBIA
Telecommunications Engineer. Provided telecommunication engineering services to re-route existing FAA cabling
to the Air Traffic Control Tower to avoid possible outages with ongoing construction. Phasing of the new cabling is very critical
since the existing systems support the airfield control equipment.
HAS 648 - Rehabilitation of Taxiway ’WA’ and ’WB’ and New Electrical Vault -
Electrical Engineer. The scope of this project included rehabilitation of the parallel Taxiway ’WA’ and
Taxiway ’WB’ and also included a new vault building. Provided the electrical engineering services for the project
consisting of new centerline lights for CAT IIIB operations for the parallel taxiways including all interconnecting taxiways,
replacement of all taxiway edge lighting, modifications to the existing Runway 15L-33R and 15R-33L edge lights from 20A to 6.6A,
new signage, ductbanks and communications. This design also included a new 3,750 sf electrical vault consisting of 1600A
electrical service with redundant roll-over primary utility and 1000KVA generator; 48 regulators, new IT and FAA rooms.
Also included with this design was the decommissioning of the existing west vault and a new airport wide ALRCS upgrade.
The construction cost was $45 million.
HAS 423 - Rehabilitation of Runway 9-27 - GBIA
Provided the electrical and telecommunication system engineering services. The communication services included
providing a Preliminary Engineering Report for evaluation of the existing airfield lighting remote control system (ALRCS)
communication infrastructure including existing system performance, pathways, redundancy and reliability as well as suggested
modifications to provide a more robust airfield lighting control system. For the electrical engineering services, the scope of
work included the complete removal and installation of airfield lights, signage and pathways for all areas beyond the RSA.
New main ductbank arteries were provided outside the RSA, all manhole covers were placed in the south complex, all signage
panels were replaced or modified, new RGL were installed, all existing circuits were removed and replaced. The electrical
vault was modified to accommodate the scope of work and the ALRCS system was revised to accommodate the electrical modifications.
The project construction cost was estimated at $38.8 million.
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
FY2013 - Electrical Improvements
Provided the electrical engineering services for the upgrade to the existing Surface Movement Guidance Control System (SMGCS)
equipment including replacement of all in-pavement and elevated Runway Guard Lights (RGL's) with new LED fixtures and the addition
of a new windcone. In addition, all RGL regulators were replaced, RFID tags were installed in the fixtures and the electronic
monitoring system was removed. There were a total of 1,252 IPRGL fixtures and 80 ERGL fixtures. The estimated construction cost
is approximately $5 million.
FY2012 - Rehabilitate Airfield Pavements
Provided electrical engineering services for the rehabilitation and expansion of shoulder pavement to accommodate Group VI
aircraft for Taxiway ‘WK’, ‘WL’ and ‘WM’ from Taxiway ‘C’ to Taxiway ‘G’; rehabilitate pavement on Taxiway 'F' from Taxiway
‘WK’ to Taxiway ‘WM’. The design included replacing the existing edge lights and associated conduit and cables. In addition,
the regulators were replaced.
FY2011 - Rehabilitate Airfield Pavements
Provided the electrical engineering services for the pavement rehabilitation project. Services included replacing existing
taxiway edge lights, base cans and associated infrastructure for Taxiway 'Y' and Taxiway 'Z' as well as several in-pavement
runway and taxiway centerline lights and cans where needed to facilitate pavement modifications. Phase 2 services included
extension of T/W 'WF' to the apron area. Electrical design services included edge, centerline, RGL bars, lighted signage,
regulator modifications and upgrades to the ALCMS. The electrical construction cost for Phase 1 was $6.2 million and for
Phase 2 was $6.7 million.
Airfield Lighting Rehabilitation and Vault Replacement at Scholes International Airport - Galveston, Texas
Provided electrical engineering services for replacement of the airfield lighting, Nav-Aids and Vault Building,
all of which were damaged during Hurricane Ike. The new vault building was located at an elevation at 16’ above BFE and
consisted of a 120KVA generator, 6 regulators, new Airfield Lighting Control System with fiber backbone. All existing T/W MITL
edge lights were replaced with LED type lights. The MIRL and HIRL R/W Edge lights were replaced on R/W 17-35 and R/W 13-31,
respectively. The existing four 4-box PAPI’s were replaced, the REILs and windcone were replaced. All existing airfield cable
was also replaced under this project. The construction cost for the electrical work was $2 million.
Lone Star Executive Airport - Conroe, Texas
Provided the electrical airfield engineering services for the airfield project. The project consisted of a 1500 LF
runway 14 extension and parallel taxiway, reconstruction of the existing T/W 'A', reconstruction of T/W 'D' to make true parallel
to r/w 1-19, relocation and addition of existing 2-PAPI and new 4-PAPI and FAA navigational systems. The FAA navigational system
design includes relocation of the Glide Slope, MALSR, Inner Marker, DME Antenna, ASOS, relocation of the Localizer Building and
Localizer antenna array. Other services include re-balancing of the existing airfield lighting circuits, additional and replacement
of lighted signage, replacement and additional of the windcones and modification of the existing R/W 14-32 MIRL's to HIRL's. In
addition, this project involved work in the 100 year floodplain including wetland mitigation. The overall construction cost is
estimated at $10.6 million.
Fort Worth Alliance Airport - Fort Worth, Texas
Provided the electrical design for modifications to the signage, beacon and lighting control system. The signage design included
replacement of approximately 45 existing airfield guidance signs with new guidance signs. This improvement will occur over 2
phases. Phase 1 will include the replacement of approximately 20 signs and phase 2 will replace approximately 25 signs. The
existing rotating beacon tower was demolition and a new L-801A rotating beacon tower designed at new location on the northeast
end of the airfield complex. The design services for the ALRCS include a complete replacement of the existing pushbutton system.
The new system included a touch screen and monitoring of field devices. In addition, new fiber optic cable was installed from the
electrical vault to the ATCT building for support of the ALRCS. The ALRCS design provided for expansion capability since the R/W
was planned for expansion over the next 5 years. The ALRCS system design included SMGCS for compliance with FAA requirements.
Provided the electrical airfield engineering services for the addition of new in-pavement RGL fixtures at 2 new taxiway locations
and provided modifications to the existing in-pavement and elevated RGL system to make operational to meet the FAA criteria. The
existing system was not operational. Modifications included de-coupling the circuits and replacement of components. Also included
with this project was the replacement of the existing 4-papi and associated regulator and upgrades to the ALCMS system. The
estimated electrical construction cost is $1 million.
Gillespie County Airport - Fredericksburg, Texas
Provided the electrical airfield engineering services for replacement of the existing MIRL's and Threshold lights,
infrastructure, regulator and controls. Also included was replacement of the primary windcone with new internally illuminated
windcone and addition of new supplemental windcone. A new helipad was added to an extended apron with taxiway edge lights with
solar powered obstruction lights mounted to the adjacent fence line. The construction cost for the project was $1.1 million.
Miscellaneous Airfield Lighting Improvements, Generators and Generator Buildings at Ellington Field Airport
(HAS 588) - Houston, Texas
Provided electrical, security and communications engineering services. The project scope included designing two
(2) new generator buildings to replace five (5) existing generator buildings. New power will be distributed throughout the
airfield for lighting, signage and Nav-Aids from the new generator buildings. New regulators will be installed. The existing
S1 cut-outs will be replaced and upgraded. A new communications ductbank will be installed to interconnect the vault, ATCT,
administration building, airfield and grounds buildings, transceiver building, generator buildings and navigational aids ((2)
localizers, (2) oscilliometer, (4) RVR’s, weather station, beacon, sequence strobe, etc). The airfield lighting remote
control system (ALRCS) will be replaced. New communication rooms were provided at six locations with fiber optics installed
between the locations. Access control was provided at all new IDF Rooms. The construction cost for the project is $8.6 million.
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Houston Intercontinental Airport Air Traffic Control Tower Support - Houston, Texas
Electrical Engineer. Project management, coordination and design services for CCTV, local area network nodes, crash fire
rescue, and fiber optic upgrades and additions. The fiber optic upgrades involved extending the existing backbone fiber to
several locations throughout the facilities. The local area network nodes were interfaced with the existing WAN to complete the
network ring to additional buildings. The total telecommunications construction cost is estimated at $850,000.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal ’C’ Concourses (HAS 490D) - Houston, Texas
Electrical Engineer. Provided the security system design for the complete upgrade of the Terminal ’C’ North and
South Concourses. The facility is approximately 600,000 square feet and includes airline departure areas, airline operation
areas, maintenance areas, baggage areas and vendor areas. The upgrades included replacing existing security components and
providing new security access control and CCTV components to conform with the latest aviation and code requirements. Phasing
was an important part of the project so that the airlines could continue utilizing the jet bridge gates throughout the concourse
George Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport - FIS Cargo One-Stop Facility (HAS 605B) - Houston, Texas
Ferguson Consulting, Inc. provided the security system and telecommunications design for the new facility. The new facility was
located remotely from the existing terminal buildings. It consisted of 37,800 square feet of areas including laboratories,
collection rooms, inspection/treatment areas, chamber fumigation rooms, chemical treatment rooms, office areas, support spaces
and other rooms. The building is shared by the USDA, US Customs, Fish & Wildlife, Immigration, Food and Drug Administration
Public Health and Houston Airport System personnel. The telecommunications design provided a separate enclosure for each tenant
with a shared secure main communication room and several tenant communication rooms. The security system resided on two separate
systems - one system was tied into the existing airport security system, the other was a local building system to be maintained
by the tenants. The construction budget for the project was estimated at $5.3 million.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport Continental Airlines Cargo Facility (HAS 611) - Houston, Texas
Telecommunications and Security System Engineer. Provided the telecommunication and security system engineering services for a
new 114,500 sf cargo building. The building consists of two levels with storage space, kennel, mail sort, administration offices
and conference areas. The building was set so that half of the area was in the AOA. The telecommunication system provided fiber
optic cabling back to the terminal buildings for the WAN and to each BDF/IDF Room in the facility. Cat 6 cabling was utilized for
horizontal runs. The security system included extensive camera coverage and card readers. The project construction cost was
$ 11.1 million.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport Wide Security System Design (HAS 612Y) - Houston, Texas
Security System Services. This project included an airport wide security system design and phasing for the transition
of the existing access control system to a new access control system. The scope of the project included five terminal buildings
including associated concourses, flight stations, bus stations, train stations, parking garages and areas, AOA gates, miscellaneous
site buildings, vaults, etc. The design included the preparation of floor and site drawings which show all existing and new card
reader and access controlled areas including covert and overt buttons as well as miscellaneous alarm areas. Enlarged floor plans
were created at each new and existing security multiplexor location, power requirements and cabling was modified to conform to the
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