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Civil | AEROTERM
Picking Up Speed
AEROTERM ADDS HIGH-PROFILE PROJECTS TO ITS ON-AIRPORT PROPERTIES PORTFOLIO. BY KAT ZEMAN
* Headquarters: Annapolis, Md
* Employees: 300+
has more than 17 million
square feet of property and development
at 35+ airports.
lthough it already sports the
largest portfolio of on-airport
support facilities in North
America, Aeroterm is working
on making it even bigger.
With more than 17 million square feet of
property and development at more than 35
airports, Annapolis, Md.-based Aeroterm is
the leading owner and provider of capital,
expertise and facility-related services to
airports throughout North America. It
specializes in the development, acquisition,
financing, construction, leasing and management of airport properties.
"What sets us apart is our intimate
knowledge of airport real estate and our
successful history as a solution provider to
airports and their support service tenants,"
says Alexi Lachambre, vice president of
development. "But another very important
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part of our specialty is our ability to respond
very quickly to airport authority needs."
A recent project that required a quick
response was a new multi-tenant facility at
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Completed in April, the project involved demolishing a 50,000-squarefoot ground service equipment garage
and replacing it with a state-of-the-art
"This building is really instrumental to the
operations of the airport," Lachambre says.
"Without it, they can't operate their airport.
The maintenance of all the ground support
equipment is done out of this facility."
Aeroterm had to work closely with Nav
Canada to ensure that the new facility did
not interfere with aircraft traffic radar. In
"What ets us apart is our
intimate knowledge of airport
real estate and our uccessful
history as a olution provider to
airports and eir upport ervice
- Alexi Lachambre, VP of development
addition, because it's a maintenance garage,
floor drains with oil and water separators
had to be installed to prevent spills from
leaking into the sewer system, as well as
sophisticated air makeup units to satisfy air
Furthermore, a traditional cargo building
will have 9- by 10-foot doors but this one
required 20- by 20-foot doors. Aeroterm
completed the project in only eight months.
"Typically a development like this would
take double that time," Lachambre says. "But
we were on a super fast track to accommodate the airport on this expansion. The Aero-