Gresham Smith Among Firms Selected to Develop Utility Master Plan for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Phased Plan will Support CVG's Current and Future Infrastructure Needs

Gresham Smith is excited to announce that it has been selected to provide critical services for utility master planning at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Our portion of the three-year contract covers domestic water, fire water, sanitary, stormwater and deicing utilities at the 7,000-acre facility.

Developing a utility master plan that aligns with CVG’s airport master plan, sustainability master plan, operational needs, maintenance challenges, regulatory requirements, and near-term development project implementation requires a comprehensive and integrated approach. Gresham Smith’s solution will focus on characterizing the location, condition, and capacities of existing utilities; using existing utility capacities and connection points where possible to support current operational and planned development project utility needs; and adding new utility alignments and capacities where needed to fully support future development.

Gresham Smith’s project scope also includes using existing utility GIS base mapping, model-driven capacity analyses, a condition assessment, and siting of potential utility modifications to identify specific utility-based CIP projects that align with planned development projects for the next 10 to 15 years.

“Airports are highly complex and continuously evolving facilities that depend upon reliable access to a wide variety of utilities to safely and effectively meet the needs of the flying public,” commented Water + Environment Senior Engineer, Tim Arendt, P.E. “Our team is thrilled to play a key role in providing strategic and technical planning guidance to the Kenton County Airport Board as they implement their vision for growth and enhancement of passenger and cargo facilities at CVG.”