Vanir was involved in the design phase of various renovation and expansion projects for the San Diego International Airport during 2001-2011. We provided on-call constructability review services for several infrastructure/runway projects, airfield and lighting work and terminal upgrades. We also provided fee analysis/negotiation support for architectural services on the Commuter Terminal 3rd Floor Office Space.
Projects ranged from passenger terminal restroom expansions to the complete replacement of airport runway lighting systems, switchgear and an underground building to house the switchgear. Building demolitions and modifications were made to support new Homeland Security systems and equipment, and additional scope included resealing PCC taxiway joints; improving runway safety areas, perimeter fencing and gates; resurfacing Runway 9-27 and Taxiway B; and restoring Taxiway C.
Vanir’s BIM modeling saves time and cost
One of the complex projects completed during this time involved the installation of a new 12 kV power line and required converting an existing office into a main electrical vault room. Our Building Information Modeling (BIM) team provided a 3D model of complex underground conduit runs within the existing structure to determine the constructability of construction documents. The evaluation indicated that a number of clashes would have occurred in the construction phase of the project. By altering the bid documents, we were able to correct these clashes, avoiding time delays and extra cost.