Ross & Baruzzini, Inc., a leader in engineering and technology systems design, announced completion of the new Airport Operations and Emergency Operations Center at DFW International Airport for which Ross & Baruzzini was the Program Manager, Lead Planner, Concept Designer and Engineer of Record. The new center at DFW is the latest project performed by Ross & Baruzzini’s Critical Operations Design and Engineering (CODE) practice group.

For this state-of-the-art command and control center that consolidates critical airport functions including 911, public safety, airport operations, maintenance and emergency operations within a new 14,000 square foot facility, Ross & Baruzzini was responsible for the definition of the business model, assessment of security needs, development of the facility and system integration concepts, management of the schedule and budget, as well as the ongoing coordination with the architectural, engineering teams and federal agencies. Ross & Baruzzini provided design of the communications infrastructure, as well as various mission-critical systems including: radio, wireless, voice management, telephone, digital audio recorder, master clocks, audio paging, audio/visual, high-speed data networks, and security systems.

The new center, which became operational May 1, 2006, will offer around-the-clock situational awareness, improved safety and security, and coordinated response for all types of incidents and events utilizing advanced information management, communications and audio visual systems.

Ross & Baruzzini’s CODE practice group is devoted exclusively to the planning and design of critical operations facilities, including emergency operations centers, 911 call centers and communications and data centers at airports, seaports, municipalities, corporations and other government facilities. Other recent projects include working with the City of San Antonio, the City of Tulsa and the Indianapolis International Airport.