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AeroTEC Wide Body Hangar Foam Test in Moses Lake, WA

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Aircraft hangars pose a unique challenge from a fire protection standpoint. Hangars often have large quantities of highly flammable fuel that is at risk of igniting, and the airplanes with large bodies and wings create obstructions that make typical fire protection systems inadequate at putting out fires. The challenge with aircraft hangar fire protection systems is to design a system that will work around the obstructions and quickly put out a fire to protect the expensive airplanes and the lives of people.

The 70,000 sq. ft. hangar is classified as a Group 1 hangar, and must have a foam fire suppression system, with all sprinklers operating simultaneously. Foam fire suppression systems are designed to deal with a fuel spill or leak under an aircraft and ideally prevent or put out a fire before it extends to the aircraft. Foam can better extinguish high-challenge fires, uses less water, and reduces flammable liquid runoff. This test was successful, and the hangar is ready for aircraft. Video footage courtesy of Lydig Construction.

BWA Garners Prominent Award

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BWA has won a 2015 Merit Award in the General Design Category from the Idaho/Montana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in recognition of its landscape architecture design for the comprehensive redevelopment of McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The prestigious award honors outstanding projects throughout Idaho and Montana that are deemed to reach the top tier in excellence. As a member of Team McEuen, BWA led the park planning and landscape architecture effort that transformed the underutilized facility into a vibrant community asset. We’re as elated to receive this honor from design professionals as we are to see a significant boost in the amount of day-to-day use of the park since its renovation

Kimberly Erzen Joins Bernardo|Wills Architects

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Bernardo|Wills Architects welcomes Kimberly Erzen to the staff as a BIM/CAD technician. She is providing drafting, design and construction support on the firm’s commissions for Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County (Washington) as well as other various projects. Read More

BWA Welcomes Chloe Buerstatte

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Chloe Buerstatte, IIDA, is the newest member of BWA’s interior design team.  Her initial commissions include the interior renovation of a Cancer Care Northwest Clinic, Numerica Credit Union’s Sullivan branch in the City of Spokane Valley, and Pawn 1’s corporate headquarters in Spokane.

Stacy K. Harris Hired

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Stacy K. Harris is BWA’s new marketing coordinator. Her duties encompass the design and preparation of proposals, presentations, advertisements and corporate literature, Read More