College Park Airport

HENRY ADAMS provided MEP engineering consultation for the historical College Park Airport
  • HENRY ADAMS provided MEP engineering consultation for the historical College Park Airport

Henry Adams performed condition assessments for a variety of historic sites located across Prince George’s County. M-NCPPC’s inventory includes 17th century masonry plantation houses, tobacco barns, bridges, the College Park Airport, and a mid-20th century theater.

College Park Airport was established in 1909 as the military demonstration site for the Wright Brothers and is known as the world’s oldest continually operating airport. The airport is also home to many aviation “firsts,” including the first mile-high flight by a powered airplane, first female passenger, and the first controlled helicopter flight. Today, the College Park Airport serves as a convenient modern-day facility and meets the everyday needs of general aviation pilots in the DC-metropolitan area.

Henry Adams conducted an assessment for the airport’s historic hangar to determine the general conditions and provided MEP recommendations for site improvements. The mechanical assessment included the heating and cooling system, air distribution system, exhaust system, and insulation. The electrical assessment included electrical service and distribution, generator, grounding and bonding, surge protection, branch circuits and wiring, interior/exterior receptacles, interior/exterior luminaires, emergency egress and exit lighting, lightning protection, telecommunications/data service, fire alarm, and intrusion detection/security. The plumbing assessment included domestic water service, hot water supply, natural gas, sanitary systems, fixtures, storm water, fire protection, and other miscellaneous plumbing. 

Additional Information:

LocationCollege Park, MD
Completion Date
OwnerMaryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
ArchitectDavis Buckley Architects & Planners
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