Hernandez Consulting & Construction completed the construction of a taxi hold lot facility and blue water building for the new Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The Taxi Hold Lot Facility serves as a rest stop and queuing parking lot for taxi drivers. The facility is housed in a 2,350 SQFT building and sits adjacent to the terminal exit ramps. The exterior features overhang to create outside patio space. The structure of the facility sits on a slab on grade foundation, with a steel structure forming the skeleton of the building roofed with a standing seam metal system. With space for vending machines and seating areas, the ample interior space serves as a break room and features multi-stall bathrooms.
The Blue Water Building is a very utilitarian structure that serves as the disposal area for the airplane’s septic storage units. The fabric is composed of a cast-in-place, on-grade foundation. Once a plane lands at the airport, the ground crew unloads all sewage waste generated on the flights. Once all sewage waste is collected into portable tanks, it is brought through the Blue Water Building and discharged into the underground sewage system.