Facts & Stats
City of Williston
Williston, North Dakota
Global Impact Stat
MCE designed the new airport in Williston, North Dakota, providing MEP engineering services for this project. The existing airport, Sloulin Field, has served the Williston area since the 1950s. Over the years, airlines serving Williston have utilized small regional turbo-prop aircraft (19 to 30 seats). In 2012, major airlines began service to the area with 50-seat regional jets. Due to runway restrictions, these were the largest aircraft that the existing airport can accommodate.
Williston, North Dakota
In addition to passenger boardings, the total number of aircraft takeoffs and landings (operations) at the airport has increased significantly as well. From an estimated 15,000 operations in 2010, the airport has grown to an estimated 43,000 operations in 2013 and is forecasted to approach 50,000 by 2030.
We teamed up with Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson (KLJ) to complete the design for a new Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) and Snow Removal Equipment (SRE) facility in conjunction with the new Williston terminal. This building holds both maintenance services and a fully functioning fire station. The SRE will house all of the snow removal equipment for the airfields and the ARFF has room for three fire trucks and one additional bay for a trailer. This building has salt storage, a vehicle wash station, break rooms, bunk rooms and offices.
The ARFF mechanical and electrical systems have been designed to keep the building operable 24/7 with critical operations maintained by backup generator and uninterruptible power supply systems. The mechanical systems are primarily rooftop systems simplified to keep the building comfortable and functional for each area. Additionally, the ARFF facility is a fully sprinklered building with water-saving plumbing fixtures.
Airport Business | 2020 Project of the Year
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Engineering News-Record | Mountain States – Excellence in Safety Award
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