Federal Aviation Administration ATCT Life Safety Assessments

Sector: Aviation

Federal-Aviation-AdministrationAt over 65 locations throughout the eastern United States, Fisher Engineering, Inc. designed modifications to air traffic control towers’ (ATCT) fire and life safety systems in order to comply with new OSHA standards and FAA criteria.  The major requirements of this task order included:

  • Site surveys of the ATCTs and base buildings to identify and assess the existence, condition, and performance of fire protection and life safety features.
  • Full testing and evaluation of the performance, function, and operation of the facilities’ fire protection systems and components.
  • Assessment of the design and installation of fire protection and life safety features.
  • Preparation of conceptual design submittals describing existing conditions, deficiencies, and recommendations (with associated code reference and engineering cost estimates) at each ATCT.
  • Provision of a detailed narrative describing the required upgrades, improvements, or modification of architectural, mechanical, and fire protection features.
  • Development of construction documents for the proposed upgrades.
  • Construction oversight at seven sites, including shop submittal review, site installation review and construction certification.


Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region




Various locations across the eastern U.S.

Services Provided

  • Site surveys
  • Testing and evaluation of performance, function, and operation of fire protection systems and components
  • Design and installation assessment of fire protection and life safety features
  • Conceptual design submittals
  • Construction documents
  • Shop submittal review
  • Site installation review
  • Construction certification

Construction Cost



5,000-20,000 SF

Completion Date