Design and Engineering

Airfield Pavements
C&S has successfully completed rehabilitation and new construction of runways, taxiways, and aircraft parking aprons using both bituminous and Portland cement concrete. The projects have ranged from small pavement maintenance and rehabilitation projects at general aviation airports to full reconstruction of 300,000 square yards of pavement at a major hub airport. Steps involved in our pavement design procedures in accordance with FAA AC 150/5320-6E, Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation, include subsurface investigation, geotechnical/soils analysis, inventory of aircraft operations, determine aircraft operations for 20-year design period, determine a range of rehabilitation alternatives such as reconstruction, resurfacing, and mill/overlay, use FAA sponsored FAARFIELD program for strength design, and evaluate alternatives based on benefits and costs (if desired, life-cycle costs). Our engineers and construction inspectors have specific training for airfield pavements offered by associations such as the American Concrete Pavement Association, Airports Consultants Council, Asphalt Institute, and FAA. Some of our engineers have been asked to participate on research panels for the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation (IPRF), and have led training for pavement engineering at FAA conferences.

Airfield Lighting, Signage and Marking, Navigational Aids and ILS
C&S has designed installations for all types of airfield lighting and navigational systems including runway and taxiway edge lighting; LED lighting; in-pavement edge, centerline, and touchdown zone lights; guidance signs; visual aids such as REIL and PAPI systems; and instrument landing systems. These projects have included all related electrical power distribution, controls, equipment installations, and stand-alone airfield electrical buildings. In addition, C&S has completed emergency power systems for airports including stand-by generators and transfer equipment. C&S has completed airfield signage and marking plans and has designed runway and taxiway lighting systems at most of the more than 100 airport facilities we have served. We know the rules, what systems work best, and can expedite the process.

Safety Area Improvements
The FAA is emphasizing improving runway safety areas and C&S has experience on multiple safety area-related projects. The effort begins with an inventory of existing conditions to determine the deficiencies in the existing RSA. After runway operations are analyzed and a list of all aircraft types operating at the airport is compiled, alternatives are developed to improve an RSA to meet the design standards. These alternatives could include grading and removal of all objects, shifting the runway in either direction, changing the orientation of the runway, operational changes using declared distances, or installation of an engineered material arresting system (EMAS).

Roadways and Parking
Transportation services provided by C&S include road and bridge planning, design, and construction support. We have more than 30 transportation engineers and planners who are experienced with airport access and service roads as well as state and local highways, roadways, and bridges for municipal and state clients. C&S also has extensive experience with surface parking and parking garage design and condition assessments, designing repairs and expansions as well as new facilities. We can also design pedestrian access facilities such as sidewalks and trails.

Fuel Facilities
C&S assists airports with aircraft and ground maintenance equipment fueling needs, including planning, permitting, design, and construction of various types of fuel facilities. C&S is familiar with the codes that govern the environmental, fire protection, and fuel quality issues associated with the storage and dispensing of flammable and combustible liquids. C&S has specific experience with self-service fueling systems, a feature that can boost a facility’s revenue and attract new business. Other features we have incorporated into airport fuel facilities include multi-purpose facilities (e.g., combined aviation and automotive fuels), shop- and field-fabricated storage tanks, above- and below-ground installations, and fire protection systems.

Life Safety and Security
C&S designs and implements security, health, safety, and fire protection systems, standards, and policies for airports. Our mission is the prevention of fire, crime, health/safety issues and the protection of life and property through sound and innovative life safety engineering. Our specialized group of engineers have decades of education, training, and experience in fire prevention, fire protection, health, safety, security, telecommunications, and emergency management. We can provide comprehensive security services, including fire alarm and detection, fire protection and security consulting, fire suppression systems, passive fire protection, security systems, telecommunications and special systems, and security fencing and access gates.