Renovating and Improving UK Airport Facilities

According to figures published by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), prospects improved for European airline carriers towards the end of September compared to the June forecast, which is welcome news in such a difficult financial climate hinting at a brighter 2011 on the horizon for airport contractors and companies specialising in the refurbishment of airport facilities.
The industry has been hard hit by the economic crisis over the past 3 years, seeing consumer confidence wavering significantly in both the consumption of air transport, and also the approval of airport Landscape Design Jakarta and renovation projects. Despite this however, the loss of value of the Pound Stirling as well as other European currencies has arguably benefitted the industry as whole, promoting exports and air transit for cargo.
With investment pouring in for airport renovations and expansions in airport facilities for contractors in India and particularly in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries such as UAE and Qatar, the international market for airport Small Home Builders Near Me work certainly is not lacking upon closer inspection.
This month has seen some promising announcements following the bad start to the year for UK airport contractors after the announcement by government that there would be no future for Heathrow’s third runway, with Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick Airport unveiling plans for a A�53 million redevelopment of the Gatwick Airport railway station. Due to begin in late 2011, for completion in 2013, the project is hoped to improve rail services for customers travelling to and from the airport by reducing delays, and improving reliability and accessibility on the service. With Stewart’s further comment that this is only part of a larger redevelopment of services and airport facilities in Gatwick, the announcement is welcome indeed for airport contractors and construction workers.…

Airport Facilities

As any air traveller will be aware, airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow offer numerous airport facilities to customers aside from the basic fabric of the building and the hangars themselves. These facilities and buildings need to be well-maintained by specialist airport contractors in order to maintain a high-quality level of service that is both safe and functional to customer. Contractors that specialise in providing high-quality airport services ought to be highly-experienced in the industry and have a well-established relationship with the airports.
Other important factors to look for when searching for contractors in airport facilities, is whether they are accredited by the industry standard assessment schemes. These include schemes and approvals by CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme), BAA (British Airports Authority), GAL (Gatwick Airport Progression Payment Limited), and ISO 9001. Contractors who specialise in these services should be well experienced with the complexity of BAA and airport regulations, as well as government regulation and ‘red tape’. This experience can help to streamline airport projects, and deliver scheduled work on time and to a good standard.
In addition to this, suppliers of airport facilities should be airside and Fast Track approved, meaning that the contractors are able to use Fast Track security channels to gain quick access to airside areas when work is due to be carried out. This removes the burden of security and adherence from the airport and companies commissioning the work, Electrician Work and places the responsibility with the provider. Fast Track approaches to airport requirements can also include a number of things such as CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings to be issued for approval before any work is permitted to be scheduled, which can delay work if the contractor is not experienced in complying with such regulations.
Services from suppliers of airport facilities can include office refurbishment, building maintenance, general building works, electrical, painting and decorating, flooring and carpeting, metalwork fabrication, plumbing amongst many other things. In addition to these services, many contractors will also offer fire compliant services, meeting with BM TRADA standards, which is very important in ensuring the risk of fire is reduced to a minimum.…