T-HANGAR REPLACEMENT UPDATE
November 14, 2017
Dear OJC T-Hangar Lease Holder,
Burns and McDonnell has completed the repair design work for Oscar and Romeo Hangars on schedule.
The bid documents have been issued for repair of Oscar and Romeo on schedule and they have been sent out for contractors to submit bids on November 21. Assuming all steps of the County’s purchasing process proceed according to plan, then a recommendation for a firm to perform the repairs is anticipated to be selected as soon as December 6 at the Johnson County Airport Commission’s next meeting and then by the Board of County Commissions since the anticipated bid is over $100,000. After contract language has been confirmed, then a notice to proceed could be issued within a few weeks following the approval of the repair firm. Attached is a sequence of events for the approval of the vendor for these repair projects. So far we have achieved every milestone on schedule that was part of the sequence of events outlined at the September JCAC meeting.
We are pushing as hard and fast as possible to move this project along with all due haste. We are currently working to try to accelerate the vendor selection process to a November 29th special JCAC meeting. If this is possible this could save 10-14 days in the schedule. In addition, we are currently looking at other part in the attached schedule/sequence of events where we might be able to save an additional 2 to 3 weeks as well.
Design work for the rebuilding of Tango, Sierra, and Papa also continues on schedule and in a few weeks will approach the 90 percent review phase. Once these plans are complete and ready to be put out to bid they will follow a similar process as outlined above. More details about this process will be shared as additional milestones are achieved.
Lastly, a vendor has been selected and materials have been ordered to repair the roof damage at Lima hangar on the west side of OJC. Fabrication of those components is expected by the end of this week with instillation and repairs to take place as soon as possible after the materials are onsite.
I will be in touch as there are updates available on achieving milestones. Thank you all for your patience as we move forward with the final repairs and rebuilding of the new Johnson County Executive Airport.
At this month’s Airport Commission meeting on Wednesday, August 23, the commission decided that the large hangar replacement option for Tango and Sierra was no longer being considered and gave staff direction to repair or replace all five t-hangar buildings that were damaged in the March 6 weather event. A summary of each building is as follows:
Oscar and Romeo Hangars - On August 16 Burns and McDonnell began working on the design to repair Oscar and Romeo. We expect the design phase to take approximately 40 calendar days to complete. Once the design plans are completed and shared with the County’s insurance provider the next step will be to begin the County’s bidding process and vendor selection. This phase is anticipated to take approximately 70 calendar days.
Papa Hangar - Burns and McDonnell started work on the design to replace Papa on August 16. It is expected this will take approximately 70 calendar days to design. Again, this design plan will be shared with the County’s insurance provider and begin the County’s bidding process which will take approximately 70 calendar days to complete and select a vendor.
Tango and Sierra Hangars - County staff is working with Burns and McDonnell and the County’s insurance provider on a work authorization for the replacement of Tango and Sierra. The expectation is this design work will start the week of August 28. The follow-up steps will be similar to those listed for the rebuild of Papa.
I sincerely thank each and every one of you for your patience and partnership through this rebuilding effort. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or stop by my office.
Good news – the west three taxi lanes are now open. However, Please don’t drive along the West edge in the grass – the road is gone. The north access road to the west T-Hangars is also closed so please enter on the road by the control tower.
We are aware of drainage concerns associated with the new pavement south of building M and on both sides of building N. We are working with our engineering and construction contractors to remedy the situation and will communicate updates to those tenants as we receive information.
As you know we have experienced unforeseen drainage issues with new pavement panels located along both sides of Building N, and along the south side of building M. We will begin necessary repair work to these areas on Monday, November 6 at 8 AM. Weather permitting, the proposed operation is expected to be completed by November 17, and will include removal and replacement of at least 8 inches of pavement along the full length on both north and south sides of Building N, and the full length along the south side of Building M. There also will be removal and replacement of several panels along with pavement grinding in numerous other locations throughout this same area.
Unfortunately, access to these hangars will be reduced during this time. The contractor is able to accommodate limited movement of aircraft on week days during normal business hours, but evening access and operations will not be permitted. If you know you will need to use your aircraft feel free to locate it on the transient aprons at either OJC or IXD; otherwise, please contact me at 913-715-6005 and we will try to accommodate your needs.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or stop by my office should you have any questions.
Dear T-Hangar Lease Holder at Executive Airport,
I want to start by saying thank you.
Thank you for your patience over the last several months as we work to reset after the wind storm damage at Johnson County Executive Airport.
Thank you for working with us to remove all of the planes that were in hangar bays. Thank you for updating your contact information with the Airport Commission Office. Thank you for removing all of your personal items while the buildings were being assessed. Thank you for your ongoing communication with our staff.
Recently, the Johnson County Airport Commission directed airport staff to start the process of repairing Oscar and Romeo hangars. These two easternmost hangars appear to have experienced the least amount of damage of the five east Ts. The County has been working with its property insurance company and Olathe codes administrator to come to the conclusion that these two hangars can be repaired. The minimum best case scenario based on available of vendors and supplies timeline for this work will be approximately 244 calendar days. This timeline includes the following phases: 1.) design phase; 2.) bidding for the repair work; and 3.) repair phase.
Additionally, the Airport Commission directed airport staff to start the process of rebuilding the Papa T-Hangar. The County has been working with its property insurance company and the Olathe codes administrator to come to the conclusion that this hangar will be too expensive to repair and should be rebuilt. The minimum best case scenario based on available of vendors and supplies timeline for this work will be approximately 316 calendar days from the start of the design phase. This timeline includes the following phases: 1.) design phase; 2.) bidding for construction work; and 3.) construction phase.
Lastly, the Airport Commission has directed staff to research a possible large hangar model to be rebuilt in the place of Tango and Sierra T-Hangars. If you would like to offer your thoughts on a possible large model your comments can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Preliminary information on a large hangar model can be found here: https://www.jocogov.org/dept/airport-commission/executive-airport . Staff will be bringing this information to a future Airport Commission meeting so that a decision regarding which hangar type will be constructed in this location.
As we work our way through the different repair/rebuild phases we will provide you with additional information as it becomes available.
Again, thank you for your patience and partnership through this rebuilding effort.