Genesee County Airport terminal building wins 2016 Project of the Year Award
The Genesee County Airport new terminal building and maintenance hangar received the 2016 Phil Brito Project of the Year Award at the New York Aviation Management Association’s (NYAMA) 2016 Fall Conference and 40th Year Anniversary celebration in Long Island September 13–15.
The Phil Brito award was established to recognize airport sponsors and their engineering and consultant teams for outstanding achievement in the execution of an aviation-related planning, design, or construction projects for airports located within the State of New York. This award is named in honor of Mr. Phil Brito, longtime manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s New York Airports District Office. During his career, Mr. Brito’s tireless efforts contributed greatly to the success of aviation in New York State.
C&S designed and provided construction administration for a new 7,000-square-foot, two-story terminal building adjacent to a 14,000-square-foot maintenance hangar for Genesee County Airport. The new facilities are welcoming, modern spaces for visitors and tenants. A build out was included for a future restaurant tenant, which the airport will seek to attract.
The new maintenance hangar is a sate-of-the-art space that will allow local and transient pilots to receive the service their planes require.
The project was designed and modeled using building information technology (BIM) in 3-D, which ensured more accurate construction drawings and the ability to use the model for future building additions or facility management systems.
Both facilities were designed with sustainability in mind, using natural daylighting; native vegetation for landscaping; and recycled, local materials.
The new building provides new revenue streams for the airport, including the restaurant space and new tie-down locations where previous buildings were demolished. The airport’s avionics maintenance tenant is also benefitting from a larger operating space to service additional aircraft.
This project, along with the overall development of the airport, contributes to the local economy by sustaining current jobs, attracting new industry, and improving the image of the community to visitors arriving on transient aircraft.