Panama City-Bay County International Airport

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Location: Panama City, FL
Client: Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial District

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:

  • FAA grant applications
  • a master plan update
  • the coordination of passenger flight charge applications
  • terminal area criteria studies
  • field surveys
  • drainage design
  • construction plans and specifications and construction inspection services.

Work on the new terminal building entailed:

  • Environmental Regional Impact Survey
  • utilities relocation, automobile parking lots
  • relocation of air cargo and rental car facilities
  • airside lighting
  • stormwater management
  • access roads construction
  • lighting and signage

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