Risk assessment of Nashville BNA Airport

RISK ASSESSMENT OF NASHVILLE BNA AIRPORT12

Risk assessment of Nashville BNA Airport

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Risk assessment of Nashville BNA Airport

Introduction

Nashville International Airport is located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was built in 1938 and has been serving as an airport since that time. The airport has undergone several improvements over the years, but it’s still one of the busiest airports in the country. This means that there are many people who use this facility every day – including construction workers, pilots and passengers alike!

Introduction

Risk assessment is the process of identifying and quantifying the risks associated with a project. Risk assessments are conducted in order to help guide decisions about what can be done to address these risks, and how best to do so.

Risk assessment is important because it helps decision makers determine what should be done if something goes wrong (i.e., “what if?”). If you don’t know what your risk profile looks like now or how fast you want things done then there’s no way for your team or stakeholders outside of yourself know either!

In this report we will cover:

  • What does a risk assessment look like?
  • What are some common ways that companies perform risk assessments?
  • What types of data does DRS use during their process?

Background

This risk assessment is based on the following information:

  • The airport name is Nashville BNA Airport (IATA: BNA).
  • The airport location is in Davidson County, Tennessee, USA.
  • It’s owned by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (MUNIC), which was formed in 1999 as a result of a merger between six cities and counties that made up the Metro government. MUNIC has a population of approximately 1 million people living within its boundaries as well as over 1 million more who live in surrounding counties like Williamson County where you’ll find Nashville International Airport (IATA: YNO).

Airport Characteristics

The Nashville BNA Airport is located in a floodplain that has historically experienced frequent flooding. It is also located in an earthquake zone, which makes it vulnerable to structural damage from earthquakes. The airport has a large drainage basin and its location on top of a high water table makes it susceptible to flooding during heavy rainfall events.

Topography and Terrain

The airport is located in the Nashville Basin, which is a topographic area of the Cumberland Plateau. The Nashville Basin has steep slopes and steep valleys. The basin contains several ridges that are about 100 feet higher than the surrounding land, including Red Mountain/Falling Water Ridge (also known as Palmetto Ridge or Fall Line Ridge) and Bluebird Knob/Sunrise Hill (also known as Bald Knob or Sunrise Ridge). These hills create a natural barrier between downtown Nashville and its suburbs to the east and west of I-24; this prevents storm water from flowing directly into those communities.

The airport also sits on top of a flood plain consisting primarily of glacial till deposits from when glaciers covered most everywhere else during last Ice Age 12,000 years ago.[2] This flood plain includes areas known as “the flats” where silt deposited by rivers can be found.[3]

Finally being located at an elevation above mean sea level makes it vulnerable to floods caused by heavy rainstorms such as hurricanes like Hurricane Katrina in 2005,[4] which resulted in flooding throughout New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood–including around BNA’s runways 1L-24R–and nearby neighborhoods such as Belle Meade Village.[5]

Water Resources

Water Resources

Water resources are a risk to the airport. The Nashville International Airport is located in a floodplain, which means that it could be flooded by water levels rising above their normal level. In addition to this, the airport has a drainage system to prevent flooding and also has an emergency supply of water stored on site.

Geology, Soils, and Structures

Geology and soils are important when determining risk. Geology is the study of the earth’s crust, including its composition and structure. Soils are formed from parent material that has been altered through time, such as by weathering or erosion. Structures can be damaged by earthquakes and floods, so they must be built to withstand these events in order for them to remain standing over time without being compromised by natural disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes.[1]

Drainage Systems, Slope Stability, and Surface Drainage (Geologic Hazards)

Drainage systems, also known as stormwater management systems or drainage networks, are used to remove stormwater from the land. They can be natural or manmade and include rivers, streams, creeks, and ditches. Drainage systems may be affected by earthquakes; therefore they need to be designed with consideration for slope stability during construction activities like grading and trenching.

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Flood Hazard Areas and Overland Flow Paths (Hydromorphic Hazards)

The topography and land use of Nashville BNA Airport can determine where flooding is likely to occur. The floodplain, which is the area surrounding a waterbody, determines the potential flooding magnitude. Floodplains should be avoided because they can lead to more extensive damage than other areas of an airport complex.

Overland flow paths are the paths that floodwaters follow as they move from their source area into an airport complex or neighborhood. Overland flow paths are determined by topography and land use; however, there may also be manmade obstructions such as bridges or highway underpasses that block the path of water entering an airport complex or neighborhood. Computer models have been developed for predicting overland flow paths based on different factors such as elevation changes during storms (elevation change), rainfall intensity (intensity) wavelength distributions (albedo), soil properties etc.,

Air Quality Impact Analysis (Technical Risk Assessment)

Air quality impact analysis is a process to identify potential impacts to the airport from earthquakes and floods. The risk assessment process was used to identify potential impacts to the airport from earthquakes and floods.

The final report included:

  • A description of how each component of the Airport Risk Management Plan (i.e., Emergency Operations Center) would be activated in response to an earthquake or flood event at BNA;
  • An analysis of how each component of BNA’s contingency plan could be implemented if there were an actual earthquake or flood at BNA; and
  • Detailed recommendations for improving those plans based on lessons learned during previous events at other airports.

The risk assessment process was used to identify potential impacts to the airport from earthquakes and floods.

The process of risk assessment is a systematic way to identify and evaluate hazards. It’s used to identify potential impacts on an airport from earthquakes and floods, determine if a project is safe, and estimate how much money should be spent on safety.

The risk assessment process involves collecting information about past events that could affect an airport (such as earthquakes or flooding), analyzing the data using statistical tools such as probability distributions, plotting those distributions on graphs (or charts), finding patterns in those graphs that can help predict future events at BNA Airport–and finally making recommendations about what should be done if there were another earthquake or flood at the airport in the future

Conclusion

Nashville BNA Airport is an important asset to our city and region. We are committed to ensuring that it is properly prepared for future risk, including seismic and flooding events. This means evaluating the current condition of the airport and identifying potential impacts, such as increased runways needed during heavy snowfall events or byproduct effects from construction activities like drainage upgrades. In this report we have outlined what we know about these issues based on previous research findings and how best practices can be applied at Nashville BNA Airport as part of a comprehensive Risk Assessments Program (RAP).

 

 

 

 

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