Built to Last

As the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has a lot to handle. An asset management system helps them to improve facility conditions across 13 million square feet

Systems were sorted by Highest Needs and Highest System Condition Indices to prioritize projects. A list of recommended actions with cost estimates was produced. Yearly funding needs were projected out 10 years, and “what-if” scenarios were used to demonstrate the impact of various funding strategies on facility condition.

The AMS Division is now able to produce an Executive Scorecard that shows the FCI for various areas of the airport, the estimated costs of renewal, funding scenarios, and other key information that can be easily viewed and interpreted by Hartsfield-Jackson management. Reports can be pulled in a matter of minutes on any of the airport’s assets.

Hartsfield-Jackson recently began using a mobile software solution for facility condition assessments conducted by AMS Division staff, which enables users to access the system and important data on the fly. The ability allows for a frequent, consistent data flow, and keeps the data more accurate and up to date. In addition, by using a standard process and data format, the data is consistent throughout no matter who captures the information.

Hartsfield-Jackson’s capital management program helps to maintain the vision of the AMS Division, which is to lead the Department of Aviation’s focus on renewal and replacement of aging infrastructure and to prioritize future capital investment based on life cycle analysis, total cost of ownership, and sustainable development. With a manageable facility portfolio and accurate, up-to-date data, the AMS Division can ensure the world’s busiest airport is built to last.


About the Author

William Pharris is the senior facility assets manager at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

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