With more than 1,200 aircraft arriving and departing each day, the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is a main hub for travelers all over the nation and requires a substantial amount of power from the Arizona Public Service (APS) Jackson Street Substation. To serve an airport this large, it is critical that the substation remain operational and secure. As part of a security hardening program developed to ensure security among sites that serve critical clients, APS selected Kimley-Horn to provide upgrades to the existing substation.
To meet the security needs of the client, Kimley-Horn provided the following services:
- On-site civil
- Structural engineering
- Landscape architecture
Security upgrades included electrical power installation for security cameras, sensors, and motors as well as underground infrastructure development and the implementation of high security fencing with crash gates.
Our team worked strategically to develop a design carefully tailored to the security needs of the client. The now 10-foot-tall bullet-resistant fence is equipped with a special intrusion detection system and appears translucent to ensure appropriate risk analysis prior to entering the site.
Working closely with APS to successfully complete the design and construction, Kimley-Horn ensured the station remained active throughout the entire process. Maintaining power generation was a priority throughout the project as it allowed the airport to continue standard operations and serve 125,000 passengers daily.