Volkert provided comprehensive engineering and design services as the Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial District undertook a major renovation and expansion of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport. Volkert’s principal responsibilities included:
Work on the new terminal building entailed:
Volkert also designed the rehabilitation of a 26,000-square-yard concrete aircraft parking apron and a new 11,000-square-yard asphalt parking apron. Architectural services included the renovation and expansion of the commercial passenger terminal (50,000 square feet) and land side improvements.
Challenges included an environmentally sensitive site that required extensive agency coordination. Additionally, the existing terminal’s finished floor was approximately ten feet below the required FEMA flood elevation. The final project design was modified to conform to regulatory requirements.
Scope of Work: Airport Master Plan, FAA Coordination and Grant Applications, Survey Services, Environmental Regional Impact Survey, Architectural Services, Paving Design.
The project was completed was recognized with several major engineering and design awards:
OUTSTANDING AIRPORT PROJECT OF THE YEAR – 1996
Florida Department of Transportation
BUILDING OF THE YEAR – 1997
Metal Building Manufacturers Association
FIRST PLACE AWARD FOR BEST NEW CONSTRUCTION – 1997
Bay Arts Alliance