Milwaukee, WI

Project Type

Airport Area Noise Management Program (AANMP)


General Mitchell International Airport

Construction year

2010 - 2015

Project Cost

$54 Million

General Mitchell International Airport

CSDA provided program management and architectural design services for the General Mitchell International Airport’s Airport Area Noise Management Program (AANMP). Working in partnership with the Airport, the program included the sound insulation of eligible structures, obtaining avigation easements, noise land management and mapping, FAA grant reporting and tracking, and program closeout.

CSDA’s initial key task was to identify all eligible parcels within the noise contour and develop a phasing plan for treatment. Once groups of homes were identified, budgets were developed for each phase to allocate grant funds. Additionally, CSDA lead the design team in the preparation of construction documents (including details, specifications, and scopes of work) to meet the design criteria of 5 dB improvement in the interior Noise Level Reduction of homes and a post-construction interior noise level of 45 dB or less, thus ensuring land use compatibility.

Like our program management work on similar programs, CSDA oversaw the development of a parcel-based program database, and a document management system where all program documents were accessed and stored. Both systems were web-based and accessible to Milwaukee County and the subconsultant team. The development of the database enhanced reporting capabilities and contributed to a straightforward program close-out process as expenditures for each grant were tracked on a per-parcel basis. The database generated custom reports that met FAA reporting requirements for grants.

CSDA worked with the consultant team to develop legal documents, and collateral materials for program participants participated in community outreach meetings, and worked with Milwaukee County and acoustical project suppliers to construct a product showroom display.