Vesta Rea & Associates, LLC (VRA) was contracted to serve as subconsultant and advisor to Page Architects (designer) for the Town of Addison Airport as it worked to design and construct a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Federal Inspection Services (FIS) facility. The airport already possessed clearing cabailities.
Task 1: CBP Coordinator for Prime
VRA utilized its CBP network of contacts to aid in clarification of information relating to the CBP Design Specifications and to expedite the approval of the design phases by arranging CBP meetings and required workshops.
Task 2: Stakeholder Engagement
VRA and Page jointly handled the numerous stakeholder meetings throughout the project.
Task 3: Funding Strategy
Strategy development and action plan
Structure of funding package
Determine potential funding resources
VRA, through previous fundraising successes for CBP FIS facilities, participated with Page and the Airport management in the development of a strategy to obtain the dollars required for a new FIS facility. In addition, VRA aided in the implementation of the strategy. The funding effort paralleled the design period, which was approximately eight months.
Task 4: Technical Information Resource
VRA supported Page in the design process, supplying requested information based on experience the consultant had obtained in overseeing the planning, cost estimates, design and construction of previous FIS facilities.
Prime: Page Architects
VRA served as subconsultant.
Scope of Work
Funding strategy development
Technical Design Standard advisor