New Orleans Airport Interior Terminal Improvements
BKI was part of a consultant team to provide mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and special systems engineering design services associated with general lighting improvements in the West Terminal, Main Terminal, and lower baggage claim at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
This project consisted of the demolition of the existing lighting systems and new lighting systems, revised electrical distribution, limited special system renovations, relocated mechanical ductwork, revised fire protection layout, and special systems within the area of work.
This project represents the design of an electrical (power and lighting) renovation to any existing operational municipal airport occupancy.
Regional Transit Authority Carrollton Streetcar Barn Improvements
BKI was engaged by Royal Engineers to mechanically and electrically inspect the historic Carrollton Streetcar Barn located at the corner of Willow St. and Dublin Street in Uptown New Orleans and to design repairs and upgrades to the facility.
Site inspections were performed and recommendations were made based on RTA priorities and the findings of its investigations and inspections.
For the fire protection systems, local fire system contractors were consulted in an attempt to develop the most cost effective solutions to system leaks due to interior pipe corrosion and pipe improper slope concerns. Ventilation modifications were proposed as the current systems generated nuisance dust when employed for cooling, and fresh air requirements dictated changes to A/C systems.
New oil water separators units were proposed due to failure/deterioration of active and passive systems. Architectural renovation to office spaces required redesign of the sanitary sewer piping. Energy efficient lighting improvements to the warehouse type areas were evaluated and proposed where determined to be cost effective.
Supporting power system modification have been proposed for the new ventilation equipment and new lighting layouts have been proposed for the renovated office space.
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding IPD Shop
Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. was contracted by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding to convert an existing 120,000 sq. ft. warehouse into the new Industrial Products Division (IPD) Shop. The design/retrofit and conversion of this building was the most challenging restoration project for BKI.
The new IPD facility included foundations and utilities for new equipment, a new 60’x 230’ extension and 42’x 268’ lean-to. Existing interior columns were removed and replaced with new columns, structural trusses and crane rails to create clear working spans to support two new 20-ton cranes, 12 new 10-ton cranes, two new 5-ton cranes and an array of equipment requiring customized foundations.
Additional access was also provided through four 12’Wx10’H roll-up doors, two 29’Wx22’H and 44’Wx53’H fabric doors. The area of the completed facility totals 133,000 square feet.
The electrical scope of this project included the design of the power distribution system, grounding, high bay lighting, office space lighting, emergency egress lighting, and fire alarm system. The electrical distribution system was customized to satisfy the needs of building occupants. Welding receptacles were strategically located to comply with specific customer power requirements.
The total cost of construction was approximately $26 million.