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Chicago Rockford International Airport Air Cargo Center Aerial

Chicago Rockford International Airport Air Cargo Center Aerial

Prime Air planes at night

New Air Cargo Center

International Air Cargo Center

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) | Rockford, IL

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) led a fast-track project for the development of an International Air Cargo Center at Chicago Rockford International Airport. The project involved a 693,000-square-foot air cargo apron to accommodate up to three wide-body aircraft, along with roadways and auto parking. Stormwater systems were designed and included the collections and treatment of deicing fluids. Throughout the design, we coordinated efforts with the contractor of a 70,000-square-foot building.

An aggressive schedule was established for the project, driven primarily by market-driven developer demands. Our working relationship with regulatory and funding agencies played a key role in meeting this major challenge, as did close coordination with the subconsultants that worked with us.

Specialized technical issues included environmental assessment wetland delineations and mitigation, a vehicular traffic study and Integrated Noise Model (INM).

CMT is a pleasure to work with.  They support our dream well, have the best interests of the airport in mind and are creative.  CMT is a great firm, they think about the bigger picture and future.  CMT understands the business side and is aware of those issues.

Amy Ott

former Deputy Director, Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)

Project Contact(s)

Brian Welker, PE

Project Service(s)

  • Architectural Services
  • Design and Construction Engineering
  • Economic Development
  • Electrical/NAVAIDs
  • Environmental Services
  • Funding Assistance
  • Noise and Air Quality Studies, Modeling and Management
  • Permitting, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance
  • Site Selection/Feasibility
  • Stormwater Management
  • Structural Engineering