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Phoenix awards Faithful+Gould contract for airport evaluations

Americas-based leading integrated project and program management consultancy, Faithful+Gould has been awarded a contract by the City of Phoenix perform facility-wide assessments of three airports: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

Maximizing Facility Value for the City of Phoenix
Airport facilities include passenger terminals, gates, parking garages, hangars, and off-site maintenance facilities. Faithful+Gould’s team will collect and prepare data for integration into an enterprise-infrastructure and facilities-management solution. The report will provide the airport team with comprehensive capital planning forecasts. It will recommend repairs and replacement priorities, asses remaining life of equipment and facility features, and estimate current and potential costs.

Forming a Basis for Future Contracts 
Faithful+Gould is a partner of the City of Phoenix, and has provided facility condition assessment (FCA) services for Sky Harbor since 2008. The firm provided the airport invaluable knowledge about its current and future needs for fully-informed strategic decision making.

Faithful+Gould was awarded the new contract due to the quality of these services.

Dean Leonard, Faithful+Gould strategy facility condition (SFC) service lead for the western U.S., said, “I’m incredibly pleased to be continuing assessments for the City of Phoenix. Our relationship with Sky Harbor, in particular, has been a source of mutual benefit over the years. I look forward to continuing that tradition of success.”

Faithful+Gould’s airport facility experts bring facilities to compliance with current codes and standards while providing objective analysis of infrastructure to determine condition, code compliance, efficiency, life expectancy, and future repair and upgrade costs. The firm’s FCAs often include life cycle analysis replacement cost, Facility Condition Index (FCI) and asset and equipment inventory.

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Energy Consortium’s Roadmap puts state of path to build industry

Imagine Arizona as the energy hub of the Southwest — where major regional transmission lines tie into infrastructure in the state and serve a growing regional demand for energy. Arizona would be a place where an increasing percentage of jobs are related to the energy industry, whether in manufacturing, generation, transmission, energy efficiency, service or technology innovation. Many of these jobs would be higher-wage jobs requiring a skilled labor force fed by Arizona’s schools and universities. Arizona could be a hub of energy-sector jobs, with factories making equipment for the industry and power plants shipping electricity to neighboring states via new power lines, all contributing to a better economy.

That is the essence of the Arizona Energy Consortium’s Energy Roadmap, which the group hopes with be a catalyst for the state’s energy industry in the same way Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap helped the state increase bioscience jobs by 41 percent and helped increase the number of bioscience establishments by 27 percent during its 10-year plan.

“It was important to create this document to give the energy industry a unified voice and direction,” said said Michelle De Blasi, co-chair of the AEC and a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig. “The energy industry is going to be here forever. We are always going to need energy. So the Roadmap was designed to make the industry better for everyone — consumers, developers, legislators. So it was critical that we get it right.”

This is the vision the Roadmap hopes to realize over the next decade: Arizona is the energy hub of the Southwest, with a diverse energy mix supporting reliable transmission, a strong base of manufacturing facilities, increased numbers of higher wage jobs, and world-class research institutions, resulting in increased economic development for the state and region.

Once that vision is realized, De Blasi said the state can expect to reap these benefits:
• Enhanced job creation and higher-wage jobs within Arizona
• Increased state economic revenue
• Enhanced energy export potential
• Heightened energy self-sufficiency and national and state security
• Increased transmission reliability
• Continued low cost energy

“This Roadmap is going to help Arizona be looked at differently from outside its borders,” said Chris Davey, co-chair with De Blasi of the AEC and president of EnviroMission, which is developing a solar tower in Western Arizona. “The Roadmap will create a sense of certainty, which appeals to the finance community. So when they are looking to invest, that certainty creates a more attractive environment for developers and investors.”

Davey and De Blasi said they will be rolling out the Roadmap this year, presenting it to groups throughout the state. For more information on the Roadmap, visit aztechcouncil.org.


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