Air Traffic Control Tower & Base Building Prototype for Midwest Region

U.S. DOT & Federal Aviation Administration

Knight provided prototype design and structural and electrical engineering for the Base Building for the FAA Midwest Region. The Base Building is a 6,900 square foot single-story support building with a full basement. The structure incorporates administration offices, staff support facilities, communications, air traffic control equipment, staff support, training rooms and technical libraries. The design improves building circulation, maintains operator flexibility and accommodates two FAA divisions: Air Traffic and Air Facilities. Knight provided complete structural engineering incorporating stringent Lateral System design criteria to resist wind loading and meet seismic zone 3 standards. The engineering team designed a HVAC system for operations continuity addressing a variety of severe climatological conditions for the facility. Electrical system design incorporates an emergency generator with paralleling transfer control, UPS system and clean power for the computer system, and Telecommunications linkages to the Airport and regional TRACON.

Engineering Services Provided:

  • Prototype Design
  • Structural Engineering
  • HVAC System Design
  • Fire Protection
  • Emergency Generator & UPS Design
  • Telecommunications linkage to
  • Airport and Regional TRACON