Alaska Airlines Maintenance and Operations Building Seismic Upgrade

Alaska Airlines, Port of Seattle

FSi was the mechanical engineer for a structural upgrade to the Alaska Airlines Maintenance and Operations Building at Sea-Tac Airport. FSi revised the HVAC, plumbing, and compressed air systems throughout the office tower and maintenance bays to accommodate the structural work. FSi designed seismic bracing for the mechanical systems to bring them up to current codes and Port of Seattle standards.

In addition to the structural upgrades, the facility was expanded and modified to handle 737 and MD-80 aircraft, and to improve operations. FSi worked with the A&E team to develop a detailed phased construction plan, including details for work to be done during off-hours. The phasing plan included relocation of personnel including the critical ‘Stores’ warehouse which handles parts distribution throughout the Alaska Airlines system. FSi provided temporary ventilation to the facility throughout construction.

The project received an Engineering Excellence Silver Award from ACEC Washington.

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