Smithsonian Institution Steven F. Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum Design Build Construction Services for Improvements to the Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) Upgrades at the Parking Entrance in Chantilly, Virginia
This project was for the design build construction services for improvements to the Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) upgrades at the parking entrance at the Smithsonian Institution Steven F. Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum. The work included the reconstruction of vehicular entry and exit lanes to modify the current (4) lanes to expand to (8) lanes to include a bus lane, ground mounted directional lane change, expansion of entrance gate to accommodate (8) lanes, new ground sensors for new lanes at entrance gate, additional 6X8’ LED electronic information message signs at various locations throughout the parking garage and entrance and exit areas, installation of (4) Pay-On-Foot pay stations inside garage, installation of (5) new light poles, demolition of (3) security booths and installed (2) new security guard booths and construction of a retention pond.
This project was completed at the Smithsonian (SI) Steven F. Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Chantilly Virginia. The National Air and Space Museum is the largest of 19 museums included in the Smithsonian Institution. The NASM is located near Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia, is a massive structure with open, hangar-like settings that accommodate large aircraft and spacecraft, as well as entire collections of aviation and space artifacts. The NASM is located on Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) leased property. All work completed at the NASM was not only done in accordance with SI but also with MWAA. All work required inspection from both SI and MWAA. The project was completed while the museum was open. The work was completed during normal business hours with the parking garage remaining open. Meltech coordinated multiple construction activities to include visitor safety and access to museum and garage and traffic management into garage. We maintained a clear and safe path at all times to allow circulation.