Department of Aviation, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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  • Lighting and Lighting Controls design
  • De-icing Systems
  • Generator Sizing
  • Emergency Generator backup
  • Fueling Facility
  • The North Deicing Project was initiated to prevent a recurrence of Delta Air Lines’ substantial financial loss of $240 million caused by the grounding of its winter fleet during a four-day winter storm.

    ASCEND Joint Venture subcontracted KEY Engineering to provide Lighting and Power Design for the project. Our scope included designing lighting for various areas, such as the site, building entrances, apron areas, and associated equipment parking areas. The lighting design was guided by DOA standards in conjunction with relevant FAA Airport circulars and Illumination Engineers Society (IESNA) guidelines.

    To meet the lighting requirements, we utilized High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) floodlights to cover the site. The FAA Advisory Circular, AC 150/5360-13, recommended a minimum illumination of 5 foot-candles at building entrances, apron areas, and associated equipment parking areas, which we achieved. Additionally, we followed the IESNA’s recommendations for illumination levels in the apron area, surpassing the minimum requirements outlined in the Advisory Circulars.

    KEY Engineering Group (KEY) is an electrical, mechanical, and plumbing engineering firm headquartered in Atlanta.

    Engineering Designs

    KEY offers the in-house ability to cover a wide range of electrical design phase and construction phase services. We have built-relationship with other consultants that complement our services allowing our clients the opportunity for one-stop-shopping for full service Architectural and engineering services. Our electrical engineering expertise included;

    Facilities Engineering

    EY takes ownership of the facilities, interviews facilities operators, familiarizes themselves with all issues at hand in order to provide engineering technical assistance to the end-users regarding the planning, design, construction and construction management of facilities.

    Under the Facilities management program KEY also offers operation and maintenance services as needed.

    Construction Quality Control

    Our services cover transportation facilities, commercial and industrial buildings as well as governmental agencies. KEY offers independent record keeping and preparation of reports for inspection and testing; interpretation of plans and specification; monitoring and/or observance of construction activities to check and confirm adherence to specified progress, quality and safety practices.

    KEY offers these services to support pre-construction, construction and project close-out activities.