William P. Hobby Airport Expansion

Client: Houston Airport Systems (HAS)

Prime Engineer: Nathelyne Kennedy & Associates

William P. Hobby Airport is Houston’s second largest airport, providing domestic service for six commercial airlines and an international point of entry for general aviation activity between Texas and Mexico, handles over 4 million passengers annually. As a part of the continued expansion efforts to support Hobby Airport’s needed growth, Shrader Engineering is proud to have been part of the LAN/Leo A Daly team responsible for expansions to East Terminal and addition of the new East Concourse.

Shrader Engineering, while working under Nathelyne Kennedy & Associates (Civil Engineer for East Concourse), was responsible for the development of plans and technical specifications for airfield illumination and power distribution systems associated with the East Concourse.

Major design elements include edge lighting at apron area located northeast of the new East Concourse, and new airfield lighting circuits from relevant airfield regulator vaults to apron edge lights and airfield guidance signs for the apron area. FAA Advisory Circulars were carefully referenced in the development of details for airfield and taxiway lighting, airfield guidance signs, and obstruction lighting for blast fence structures. 

Project involvement included support during the construction phase which included review and approval of contractor submittals, responses to RFI’s, and general engineering construction support on an as needed basis.