Sacramento International Airport (SMF) serves the greater Sacramento region. In 2019, over 13 million people flew out of SMF to destinations across the country.
Our scope of work for this project included cutting a 40” x 86” door opening in the control tower at the Sacramento International Airport. The door would serve as a new emergency fire exit for the people working at the top of the control tower. The wall was almost 15” thick with highly reinforced steel. We cut the door into approximately 12” x 12” cubes as we were not able to cut and drop the door in one piece due to the opening being elevated above the roof of a building below.
Cutting and removing this door opening was unique in that it was not at ground level. The elevation of the door was located about 4’ from top of the existing roof level. We developed a safe cut plan with our office personnel and our field crew prior to mobilizing to the job. When we were ready to begin, there were no surprises and we completed the job safely and successfully.