Design-build renovation of Gate 6 at the Diamond Head Concourse of the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu to accommodate the relocation of commuter aircraft. BASE and the design-build team worked very expediently to complete the design and construction of Gate 6 for the relocation of turbo-prop carriers Island Air and Mokulele. Unfortunately, in November 2017 Island Air declared bankruptcy, leaving the space at Gate 6 vacant. Shortly thereafter, the team pivoted to repurpose and revise Gate 6 to accommodate Southwest Airlines and their larger Boeing 737 fleet.
Substantial modifications were incorporated into the design as construction was progressing on the original plan. Success of the project required thorough coordination, design flexibility and the ability to deliver in a very fast-track environment.
In addition to being structural engineer of record, BASE also provided building code-required special inspections. This allowed for seamless coordination between the design and construction of the primary structure. BASE also provided contractor support services that included design for signage support and bollard foundations, and analysis for loading from construction equipment and wind load analysis for hardstand light pole foundations.