TGB Group will provide design plans and construction management at this historic airpark
TGB Group has been retained by the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation to design and manage construction of an industrial park rail expansion for the Big Spring Railroad at the McMahon-Wrinkle Air and Industrial Park in Big Spring, Texas.
The project at this city-owned, public-use airfield and industrial park will include the laying of more than 8,000 feet of track to allow for the expansion of storage and switching capacity of the Big Spring Rail System. Plans also call for extending the main line track so that properties adjacent to the park can be accessed.
Key services TGB is providing for the industrial park rail expansion include:
- Topographic survey and construction staking
- Complete engineering design
- Preparation of necessary forms to obtain FAA, air park and railroad approvals
- Construction administration
A former WWII airfield
Operated as Big Spring Army Airfield by the U.S. Army during World War II, the Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport occupies about 2,200 acres of land and features two runways and a 4,000-square-foot air terminal. Primary activities at the airport include recreational flying, agricultural spraying, corporate aviation and flight instruction. The facility manages the Hangar 25 Air Museum, hosts various air shows and was the location of the 2007 Hang Gliding World Championships.
Bidding, contractor selection and our new drone
After our design plans are completed and approved, the TGB team will provide bidding and contractor selection services for the project. We will also engage in comprehensive management of construction activities to ensure that all specifications are adhered to and that the project is completed according to time schedules.
Assisting us in construction management will be our new Phantom 4 drone that will provide high-definition photos and video of work activities during various building phases and at the completion of the project. The addition of this drone to our arsenal of tools allows us to bring unmatched accuracy of visual data to all survey activities.
Construction for the project is slated to begin March 1 and last approximately four months.
To learn more about the industrial park rail expansion at the McMahon-Wrinkle Air and Industrial Park or to get further specs on this project, please contact:
Mike Murphy, president, TGB Group: (832) 748-7603
Terry Wegman, executive director, Big Spring Economic Development Corporation: (432) 264-6032
David Lee, partner, Big Spring Rail System: (830) 693-5708