b"EMERGENCY RESPONSEDEC51Project planners had to squeeze DECs new facility into a tight location. Jeff Olson, aviation discipline manager at Hanson, notes that there were grade constraints on all sides of the building to cope with. Engineers also had to tie the facility into existing airfield pavement. Situating a large building into a small site presented some challenges in terms of drainage,JEFF OLSONelevating the pavement and making all the grades in and out of the project work, Olson remarks.Construction began in November 2021 and was completed this July. Pandemic-related supply chain issues caused a significant delay in obtaining steel needed for the building, but construction teams made as much progress as possible while waiting. Olson describes the completed ARFF/snow removal equipment and maintenance facility as a bright addition to an already sterling airport. Not a lot of communities the size of Decatur have an airport with facilities like this, he remarks. The community is fortunate to have a regional airport providing general aviation, corporate operations, military and commercial air service.The new facility also houses airfield maintenance equipment. ai169273134773_Airport Improvement Ad - Construction (Oct '23).pdf 6 8/22/2023 2:09:09 PMCMY Were building CMMY a better tomorrow.CYCMYKExperience ExceptionalAirportImprovement.comOctober 2023"