airports / seaports

Central Pre-Conditioned Air

Location: SeaTac, Washington

This $33 million project involved construction of a centralized pre-conditioned air plant, associated heating and cooling piping systems, and jet bridge terminal air handling units to serve airplanes with heating and cooling while at the gates.

ORA was engaged to provide testing and inspection of the following items:
  • Epoxy grouting
  • Anchor bolt installation
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Reinforced masonry
  • Pipe welding
  • Structural steel
  • Spray-applied fireproofing
  • Soil bearing verification

Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Facility

Location: SeaTac, Washington

This project involved construction of a new firefighting facility located at SeaTac International Airport. The 1,320-square-foot tower features drive-up access all around, hose drying, exterior stairs, a basement level and more.

ORA’s scope of work included both geotechnical and structural items.

Geotechnical items inspected included:
  • Soil bearing verification
  • Subgrade evaluation
  • Fill placement
  • Soils compaction
Structural items inspected included:
  • Reinforcing steel
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Reinforced masonry
  • Epoxy grouting of rebar and anchor bolts
  • Structural steel fabrication and erection
  • Ultrasonic examination
  • Steel decking

Pierce County Terminal Building

Location: Tacoma, Washington

The Pierce County Terminal development project is the centerpiece of the Port’s capital development program for redevelopment of the areas around the Blair Waterway. This project included construction of a container yard, an intermodal yard, infrastructure, utilities relocation, roadway work, traffic revisions, and waterway and turning basin widening. The new Evergreen Terminal is the largest construction project in the Port's 85-year history at an estimated construction cost of $210 million.

ORA was engaged to provide complete testing and inspection services for the project that included the Administration Building, Generator Building, Main Guard Building, Maintenance Building, Marine Building, Reefer Wash, Roadability, Strad Wash, Trouble Shack, and West Guard Building.

Items of special inspection and materials testing included:
  • Soils compaction
  • Reinforcing steel
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Reinforced masonry
  • Structural steel
  • High strength bolting
  • Nondestructive testing
  • Spray-applied fireproofing

Aircraft Fueling System

Location: SeaTac, Washington
ORA provided testing and inspection for all pipeline welding to include:
  • Review of weld procedure specifications and assured production compliance
  • Monitoring of in-process welds, review and acceptance of radiographic tests
  • Monitoring of pressure and leak tests
  • Preparation of weld maps by interfacing with Port of Seattle surveyors
  • Assured compliance with cathodic protection design
  • Tracking and logging of all welds
  • Tracking and monitoring of all repairs to new fuel line
  • Observation of holiday tests of coatings and coating of bare pipe and fittings in CVP vaults
  • Assist Port of Seattle inspectors with site close out, by coordinating operations inspections
  • 100% visual weld inspections prior to turning over to contractor’s radiographic inspectors

Port Pedestrian Bridge to Airport Station

Location: SeaTac, Washington

This project involved construction of a 214-foot-long, 16-foot-wide structural steel pedestrian bridge connecting the Sound Transit Airport Station with the fourth floor of the parking garage.

ORA was engaged to provide the following inspection and materials testing services
  • Soils compaction
  • Structural steel fabrication and erection
  • Nondestructive testing of welds
  • Reinforcing steel
  • Reinforced concrete

Terminal 91 Berth M Reconstruction

Location: Seattle, Washington

The project included the demolition of the existing timber apron and removal of the associated creosote-treated supporting piles. It was the last section of Pier 91 to be rebuilt because of its complex location. The new dock is comprised of concrete piles, sheet piles, a new bulkhead, battered steel pipe piling, augercast piles and micropiles, concrete caps, concrete decking, steel fender piling and a fender system. Additional riprap, rat rock and other capping materials were added below the apron slope cover.

ORA was engaged to provide testing and inspection services for the following items:
  • Soils compaction
  • Augercast piles
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Structural steel embedded items in concrete

Terminal 115 Berth 1 Modifications

Location: Seattle, Washington

This project involved the alteration of existing piers and constructing a new ramp into the Duwamish Waterway, including dolphins, winches, dredging, and sheet piles.

ORA’s scope of work included testing and inspection of the following:
  • Reinforcing steel
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Structural steel embedded items into concrete
  • Structural steel fabrication and erection
  • Nondestructive examination of welds
Otto Rosenau & Associates, Inc. (ORA) | 6747 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. | Seattle, WA 98118-3216 | U.S.A