In August, Governor Donald L. Carcieri, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, RI Department of Transportation Director Mike Lewis, RI Airport Corporation Director Kevin Dillon and local elected officials and media received a construction update of the Intermodal project at TF Green Airport. As part of the update, Governor Carcieri led a hardhat tour, taking guests across the Intermodal skywalk, from the airport terminal, across Post Road to the future Customer Service Operations building and the Garage and Fueling Platform.
Terminal End Improvements (TEI)
White intumescent paint application is complete on the exposed structural steel elements of the bridge. Masonry work is more than 90% complete. Mechanical rooms, elevator pits, exterior walls, and the stair tower have been constructed with masonry block. The roof and parapet walls for the bridge are now complete. Mechanical rough-in and densglass installation continue at both the bridge and the terminal building.
Mechanical equipment for the Skywalk such as HVAC, sprinkler piping and drainage runs are currently being installed .from the short term parking lot across Post Rd. to Fresno Street. The roof membrane is now about 50% complete. The concrete slab on deck is now finished. The skywalk underbelly framing is complete from the stair tower to column #14. The moving walkway equipment is onsite and being installed. The walkway support stanchions are being welded on a daily basis in preparation to install the belt for the moving walkways.
The bridge that will eventually connect the Customer Service Operations building (CSO) to the garage was erected in August. Detail work on the bridge is complete. Structural steel for both the CSO and Skywalk cooling tower are also complete. Drywall is being placed on the first floor and mechanical rough-in continues on the first and third floors of the CSO. All mechanical spaces are being painted with a primer for wall hanging equipment to be placed. Panels are being installed on the outside of the building.
Garage and Fueling Platform
The first phase of precast construction on the West side of the railroad tracks is completed. A circular down ramp has been built in its entirety. The 350-ton crane moved to the east side of the tracks and began placing precast concrete in late August. The crane will continue to place between 10 and 20 pieces of precast concrete a day. Mini-piles are being drilled daily. The fourth and fifth floors of the garage have been sandblasted in preparation for Neoguard waterproofing material placement. This hard plastic material will preserve the garage by preventing water intrusion. Once the Neoguard has been placed, a final layer of concrete is poured. Caulking, bolting, and welding continue throughout the garage.
The Versalok retaining wall system is close to completion. Utility sleeves and empty conduit have been placed in preparation for future gas, drainage, and electric access to the fueling platforms? Foundations for the canopies over the fueling station will be poured shortly and followed by the placement of a moment slab to bring the third floor fueling platform to grade. Drainage piping under the fueling platform is underway. The fourth and fifth floor fueling platforms have stainless steel curb islands in place where the fuel pump and vacuums will eventually be placed.
Underground utility work continues at the garage, especially in the reclamation room and the Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) tank room.