Hagerman Group to lead design-build project for new FWA FBO terminal

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News release from The Hagerman Group:

Hagerman Group to Lead Design-Build Project for New FBO Terminal at Fort Wayne International Airport

(July 15, 2014) – The design-build team headed up by The Hagerman Group has been selected as the team to design and construct a new fixed-base operator (FBO) facility at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA). At its July meeting this afternoon, The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority Board of Directors awarded the contract to The Hagerman FBO Design-Build Team.

The project, the first public design-build project undertaken by the Airport Authority, requires the Hagerman team to provide design, construction and equipping of a new state-of-the-art FBO Terminal on the west side of FWA (to replace the existing FBO terminal on the north side of the airport) and associated site work outside of the Airport Operations Area (AOA). The project scope of work also includes functional and aesthetic improvements to existing hangars 2041, 2042, 2043 and their support buildings. In addition, the project also includes master planning site improvements to the General Aviation area entry drive system and implementation of the first phase of the master plan. This work fits within a larger package of projects at FWA. The cost of the new facility, in addition to the other associated landside improvements, will represent between 3.5 to 4.5 million dollars of airport authority investment.

The new FBO Terminal will house a number of functions including, but not limited to, serving as the point of enplanement or deplanement for passengers on private jets and planes, private pilot rest and planning areas and space for lease to parties requiring a location at FWA.

“We are honored to have been selected to perform this important work for the Airport Authority,” said Brad Smith, vice president of Hagerman, Inc. and project executive for this engagement. “Given the interesting and unique components of this project, we put together a team of trusted partners including SchenkelShultz Architecture – a full service design firm with a resume that includes over two dozen FBO projects across the country, GAI Consultants, SCO Engineering, New Leaf Sustainability Consulting, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and others to pursue and win this project. We’re excited to get started and to complete the project in 3Q 2015.”

“This project is important for a number of reasons,” stated Scott Hinderman, director of airports for the Airport Authority. “Among other things, the new FBO terminal will be the front door to Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana for corporate visitors and other individuals seeing our community for the first time. We sought out and received design and construction ideas from a number of teams. In the end, The Hagerman FBO Design-Build Team provided the Airport Authority the best plan and best value for the project.”


About The Hagerman Group
The Hagerman Group is privately owned and consists of two operational companies, Hagerman Construction Corporation (HCC) and Hagerman, Incorporated (HI). HCC self-performs masonry, concrete and carpentry work while HI provides general contracting, construction management, design-build and owner’s representative services. The firm was founded in 1908 and maintains Indiana offices in Fort Wayne and Fishers. For more information, please visit www.thehagermangroup.com.

About The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority and Fort Wayne International Airport
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information, please visit www.FWAirport.com.

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