Aspen Pitkin Airport
The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport located in the magnificent Roaring Fork Valley has undergone multiple additions and renovations over its 64 year history. BCER’s participation in the ongoing development of the Airport had the intent to renovate and bring up to current codes the existing Aspen Airport Terminal. The airport terminal is a single story, 45,000 sf facility that has had some renovations and upgrades over the last 30 years, including an expansion in the 1980s. In the 2008 study which BCER conducted, LEED and other sustainable strategies were a consideration. The study identified existing conditions of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as code/life safety deficiencies. Also included in the report were recommendations and preliminary pricing to correct deficiencies identified through the field surveys. From a code and life safety standpoint, BCER assessed this single story facility for deficiencies as they pertain to NFPA, ADA, NEC, as well as local jurisdiction code requirements. The assessment extended to interior and exterior items as they relate to access to public and employee lots and amenities. In addition to understanding the code implications of the existing facility, BCER assisted with the assessment of the age and efficiency of the existing facility to aid in determining the benefit of repairing or even replacing the facility. Systems included from a Mechanical and Electrical Standpoint were building envelope efficiency as it relates to current methods, review existing HVAC, water, sewer, electrical systems, and maintenance requirements, along with other expected maintenance needs.