Port Columbus International Airport

Columbus, Ohio

Since the existing Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Station located at Port Columbus International Airport was built in 1965, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) felt it was necessary to expand and modernize the current facility to better serve the needs of the airport. Paul J. Ford and Company performed an initial structural assessment of the existing 11,200 square foot station to determine its condition. From this assessment, renovations to the existing structure were designed to meet the owner’s project demands. This included a new 3-bay apparatus addition to the building’s east elevation, and a new office and training center along the north elevation.

The apparatus bay addition is constructed using open web steel joists supported by truss moment-resisting frames. This is in contrast to the office and training center, which uses open web steel joists supported on top of concrete masonry bearing walls and moment-resisting structural steel frames.


Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.

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