O‑A‑K is currently managing several renovation and infrastructure improvement projects at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Many projects are managed under an ongoing Master Services agreement between O‑A‑K and the airport, a contract that provides an efficient method of construction delivery for small-to-medium sized renovations. As the airport gears up for future growth, so to do their facilities.
Completed or in progress over the past year, improvements include:
- Remote Utilities Plant: A new $4 million facility located just 1,500 feet from the terminal that includes two new 800-ton cooling towers and 1,300 feet of newly-laid HDPE pipe.
- TSA Relocation: A fast-track renovation project to provide a new 4,750 sf office space for all Grand Rapids-based TSA agents.
- Police Badging Renovation: A multi-phase office renovation project, currently under construction.
We are currently working with the airport to plan the next 1-2 years of renovations, including an estimated five individual construction projects.
The biggest things with airport work are coordination, communication, and security.