The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) retained RS&H to provide on-call architectural and buildings engineering services for Port Columbus and Rickenbacker International Airports. Under this assignment, RS&H was tasked with a project programming and design-build criteria package, which included the 30 percent building design for an air cargo facility. Final building design, permitting, and construction was bid together as a design-bid package.
The Rickenbacker International Airport Air Cargo Terminal No. 4 project included construction of a new 48,000-square-foot cargo facility and a new two-lane bituminous access road from George Page Jr. Road to the new 12,000-square-yard bituminous landside parking area, with access to the 2,200-square-yard concrete ground service equipment ramp.
The CRAA contracted RS&H for design and construction administration services for the project. RS&H completed the schematic design of the building and full construction documents for the site and utility work. CRAA bid the project under one contract with the building being lump sum as a design-build. RS&H supported the CRAA during final design and construction to provide oversight so that the design-builder conformed with the contract documents.