Air Traffic Control Tower    

Biggs Army Airfield at Fort Bliss, Texas, holds one of the country's longest runways (13,556 FT) and monitors around 100,000 aircraft movements a year. This Air Traffic Control Tower includes the operation and control for the 1st Armored Division's 1st Combat Aviation Brigade and the 127th Aviation Support Battalion, made up of AH64 Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk, and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. 

This project consisted of SGS designing and constructing a new Air Traffic Control Tower at Fort Bliss, Texas. The Control Tower is a 10 Story Tower with a single-story Administrative Wing. Primary areas in the Control Tower include:​

  • Flight Control Cab

  • Airspace Information Center

  • Equipment Room

  • Ground Control Approach Maintenance Shop

  • Four (4) Tilting Transmission Towers

  • Transmitter Building

  • Administrative Space

  • Training Rooms

  • Mechanical Rooms

  • Storage Areas

Features of the Control Tower include:

  • Level 10 Cab Provides 360-Degree Viewing

  • Window Openings for Levels 2 - 9 

  • Cast-In-Place Concrete Tower Walls 

  • Exterior Insulation, Finish System (EIFS)

  • Continuous Layer of Exterior Insulation

  • Reflective Roof Membranes

  • Multiple Security Gates

  • High R-Value Roof & Wall Systems
    Sunshades 

  • Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures

  • Elevator

  • LEED® Silver Certification

Additionally, the project scope included SGS removing and reinstalling the FAA's flight equipment Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) and Digital Audio Legal Recorder (DALR) Systems from the old Air Traffic Control Tower. Site improvements consisted of site demolition, grading, site utilities, electrical and communications services, rigid and flexible bituminous paving, walks, curbs, gutters, storm drainage system, landscaping, and other miscellaneous site improvements.

Details
LOCATION 

Fort Bliss, Texas

CONTRACT VALUE 

$13,977,664.00

SIZE

12,250 SF

10 Stories 

CLIENT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

MARKETS

Government

Aviation

Design-Build

ROLE 

Design-Builder