Port of Olympia hires engineering firm for Olympia Regional Airport projects 


The Port of Olympia Commission authorized Executive Director Alex Smith to sign a contract with Century West Engineering on Monday, July 8, to provide engineering services to Olympia Regional Airport. 

Airport Senior Manager Chris Paolini said that as part of the contract, the firm will support projects listed in the airport’s capital improvement plan and help maintain airport assets. Though the commission has approved the firm’s contract, Paolini explained that the individual task orders resulting from the contract will still require separate approval from the commission.  

The contract is set to cover work for five years and includes a cap of $1.5 million. 

Projects within the five-year period include lighting improvements and pavement repair for runway 17/35, design and maintenance work for runway 8/26, and reconstruction and maintenance work on the airport’s taxiways and aprons. The list of projects also mentioned hangar development and environmental studies. 

According to Paolini, the Olympia Regional Airport has already worked with the firm. Other past and current clients include the Seattle Airport’s District Office, King County International Airport, William R. Fairchild International Airport, Auburn Municipal Airport, and Sanderson Field.  

One other firm, DOWL, submitted a proposal for the contract to the port. Paolini said that they selected Century West because of the industry experience of its proposed project team and the firm’s familiarity with Olympia Regional Airport. 


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