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SPECIAL FEATURES & OPTIONS

BDI has a long history of consistently providing quality products that meet a variety of project requirements.  This commitment is reinforced by receiving registration to ISO 9001:2015 standards.

Depending on the nature of the project and the challenges associated, the BDI team works with the client to meet expectations and implement creative solutions.  As a result of decades worth of design improvements and specialty projects, a list of options for blast panels, anchoring, the structure itself, and additional security and safety items exist.

Blast Deflector Options

Structural Options

Anchoring Options

Security / Safety Options

3-Sided Ground Run-Up Enclosure Options

4-Sided Ground Run-up Enclosure Options

“BDI’s extensive knowledge of acoustics and aerodynamics, along with an extraordinary commitment during the design and construction phases, were critical factors in the overall success of the project.”

Martin Tzschichhold
Project Manager
Airbus Group

“Users of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport are able to successfully test aircraft inside the BDI GRE in almost all wind conditions ensuring excellent facility usability.”

Bojan Drakul
Manager – Infrastructure, Planning and Environment
PortsToronto

“BDI honored its assumed obligations exactly and correctly with very good quality and within the time limit. I recommend BDI as a stable and correct partner, covering the high international norms and requirements for designing and building of such installations.”

Plamen Stanchev Dimitrov
Executive Director
Sofia Airport

“After more than ten years of service, Emirates Airline continues to be very happy with the GRE facility by BDI, which is used on a daily basis for ground run-ups.”

Robert Aiken
Senior Manager Eng. Facilities
Emirates

“We sincerely appreciate the outstanding support from Blast Deflectors, Inc. You have obviously earned your reputation over the last 50+ years of service.“

LT COL M.G.
USAF

“I walked the entire depth of the parking lot behind the blast fence and there was no significant turbulence even with the engines at full power.”

James Muldoon
Supervisor of Aeronautical Services
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

“BDI was selected in a public procurement procedure based on its proven technical skills and track record, as well as consideration of its financial offer for the project.”

Gábor Szarvas
Director of Community Affairs, Environment, Health & Safety
Budapest Airport

“The calls have pretty much disappeared since we built the GRE.”

Kelly Ferencz
Project Manager
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

“We could not have hoped for a better outcome—the facility not only meets our stringent state noise regulations, but it has also brought some peace and quiet to our neighborhoods.”

Glenn Woodman
Airside Operation Planner
Port of Portland

“The BDI team was professional, responsive and easy to work with throughout the design and construction process. The GRE facility has been in operation for years with a wide variety of aircraft types and continues to function without issue, providing a safe location for engine run-ups.”

Maria Teresa Campo Suarez
Purchasing Manager
Bogotá International Airport

“The CFD study by BDI gave us the data we needed to identify, quantify, and mitigate a jet blast hazard. As a result, our client was able to avoid a situation that would have severely impacted airport operations and created a public hazard.”

Duke Young
AVP, Project Manager
AECOM

“BDI’s professionalism and commitment to quality, safety and schedule are nothing short of superlative.”

Rocky Johnson
Vice President
Ivey's Construction

“The positive impact of the GRE has been immediate and significant.”

Gene Cabral
Executive Vice President
PortsToronto and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

“The enclosure has virtually eliminated complaints related to maintenance run-ups, which had been our top complaint from those in the community.”

RJ Seenstra
President and CEO
Ports Toronto

“Blast Deflectors, Inc. is dedicated to excellence that extends beyond installation.  The user-friendly scheduling tools offered by BDI allow our tenants to effortlessly create, modify, or cancel appointments.  Additionally, the commitment to acoustic excellence ensures not only superior aerodynamics but also a harmonious, noise-reduced environment, making it an easy choice for outstanding performance and tenant satisfaction.”

Stephanie Betts, C.M., ACE
Assistant Director of Operations & Maintenance
Melbourne Orlando International Airport

“During the initial day of construction, we conducted a meeting with the BDI Engineer to share knowledge on past blast deflector installation projects. This session proved highly beneficial for our local engineers, offering an explanation of the process and facilitating a question-and-answer session, thus providing valuable insights.”

Yong-Seon Lee
Project Manager
Samsung
A VARIETY OF options:

Blast Panel Options:

Solid, hot-dip galvanized steel sheets:  Solid metal sheets with a patented design for the deflection of jet blast and air flow.

Expanded metal (mesh):  A uniformly shaped and stretched sheet, forming diamond shaped openings, allowing the passage of light, air, heat, and sound.

Hot-dip galvanized coating: The process of coating the iron and steel sheets with zinc, which alloys with the surface of the base metal preventing corrosion and rusting.

Powder coating or epoxy paint (various colors available): A special process of painting a color to the sheets for aesthetic or safety reasons while providing an additional layer of protection.

Carbon or stainless steel, fiberglass, aluminum or polycarbonate:  The variety of materials used on unique projects for purposes of strength, durability, weight, non-metallic materials, or transparency.

Integrated acoustic panels:  The technical term named Noise Blotter are installed to attenuate the noise for aircraft engine runups.

Structure Options:

Hot-dip galvanized coating: The process of coating the iron and steel structural frames with zinc, which alloys with the surface of the base metal preventing corrosion and rusting.

Powder coating or epoxy paint (various colors available): A special process of painting a color to the structural frames for aesthetic or safety reasons while providing an additional layer of protection.

Carbon or stainless steel, aluminum, or fiberglass structural members:  The variety of materials used on unique projects for purposes of strength, durability, weight, non-metallic materials, or transparency.

Aesthetic cladding:  The covering of structural framing for a more aesthetic look typically visible to the general public.

Anchor Options:

Mechanical, expansion type: Anchors that mechanically anchor themselves to the concrete base made up of multiple parts to exert pressure and fasten the structure in place.

Chemical (epoxy): A technique for fastening to concrete providing more flexibility than mechanical anchoring.

Cast-in-place: A method of concreting carried out in the finished location of the foundation where the anchor bolts are cast into the concrete and sets in place.

Frangible (break away): Fixed objects within an airport’s runway or taxiway safety areas require frangible connections allowing for break-away capabilities.  BDI has installed a variety of projects requiring frangible anchors.

Security / Safety Options:

Obstruction lights:  Lights on an airfield for the purpose of safety to warn individuals of an object in the area.  These are typically used in construction areas or near aircraft operations.

Barbed wire arms:  The arms can be attached to any BDI structure allowing the placement of barbed wire or razor wire fencing for security purposes.

Perimeter fence integration:  A secure air operations area (AOA) on an airport is critical for the purpose of preventing the intrusion of persons or vehicles from unauthorized entry.  Integration of BDI products into the security plan allows for dual flexibility.

What BDI provides in professional services?

  • Engine Blast Analyses.
  • Detailed Product Specifications.
  • Project Drawings.
  • Professional consulting services.
  • CFD airflow analysis.
  • Project safety recommendations.
  • Product solutions for noise attenuation and/or downwash protection.
  • Inspections & Maintenance
  • Experienced and customer service-oriented team.
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