Specialist Airport services

Specialist Airport Services

Since our first minor project during the very early development of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 in 2003, IKM have successfully delivered major terminal upgrades and installed systems at all the of the South of England’s major termini in addition to many other projects across the airport industry such as airfield works, hangars and service buildings.

We take time to understand our clients’ needs and concerns and take pride in providing well-engineered solutions that deliver safety, value, reliability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness into their operations, in what is a very challenging, highly regulated working environment. Our design staff have a wide knowledge of the airport sector and the drivers that determine the scheme approval process for airport projects

Whatever the commercial demands of any project, safety remains our number one priority and we are recognised within the industry for our exemplary health and safety record. We hold a signatory status at various airports and have extensive experience of airport operations with dedicated personnel. IKM are also a FIRAS accredited organisation helping to make airports fire safe and maintaining operational fire integrity to works undertaken by ourselves or others.

With our extensive understanding of Airport based operations allied to a vastly experienced management team, we can deliver technical solutions throughout the airport industry, including the installation of customer information systems, public address/voice alarm systems and security and driver only operation CCTV. We provide a comprehensive, integrated service that takes projects from feasibility through design and installation to commissioning, end-user training and ongoing maintenance.

Our Capabilities

  • Structured Cabling Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6A
  • Fibre Optic Installation
  • WIFI Installation
  • External Pit & Duct Specialists
  • CCTV Installation
  • IPTV Installation
  • FIRAS Approved Fire Safety Accredited
  • FIDS (Flight Information Display Systems)


Passive Fire Protection Systems (FIRAS)

In early 2018 IKM became a FIRAS Approved Installer. FIRAS is a third-party accreditation scheme administered by Warrington Fire Research for the benefit of installers of passive fire protection systems. The scheme was developed to enable installers to gain the necessary skill and competence, through training and experience, to ensure systems fitted on site are to the correct standards. A register of competent employees is maintained for each certificated company, which is regularly reviewed to ensure that the company maintains a competent workforce, whose abilities remain current within the scope of works that the company undertakes.

Each recorded item of work must be undertaken and signed off by an approved installer and shall be photographed and labelled. Each recorded item will be registered and uploaded upon the FIRAS database and as such provides a comprehensive catalogue of warranted installations.

All FIRAS Registered Companies are subject to ongoing inspection of their installation work along with an annual audit of office systems by FIRAS Inspectors to ensure that compliance with FIRAS Scheme Requirements is maintained.

A number of IKM’s management and engineering staff hold NVQ Level 2 and are trained in the selection and application of passive fire protection systems. By using a FIRAS registered contractor works will be carried out by knowledgeable companies to appropriate standards, offering clients peace of mind.

IKM offer a fully coordinated package for all aspects of passive fire protection including design, on-site surveys, and the supply, installation or application of the following services:

  • Fire stopping and certification of in-building service penetrations
  • Intumescent paintwork to steelwork
  • Over-boarding and spray protection to structural steel
  • Retrospective inspection and certification of previous penetrations

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

IKM offers a comprehensive portfolio of civil engineering capability through our long-term partnership with Granemore Group Limited. Our joint-partnership experience within this arena ranges from small excavations for building entrance facilities to large scale pit & duct systems linking buildings hundreds of metres apart through busy City Centres.

Preparatory work involves feasibility programming and ground condition surveys, GPS plotting, AutoCAD drawing as well as comprehensive Method Statements and Risk Assessments. To ensure a hassle-free client experience we undertake the gathering of all permits, consent and way-leave approvals as well as obtaining all necessary statutory consents and local authority approval. As part of our undertaking IKM staff project manage each implementation throughout its life-cycle to ensure that the finished product is achieved with the minimum of intrusive delays or downtime.

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IKM has provided cabling services to Computacenter at Heathrow Airport since October 2012. The IT services and solutions provider provides a 25-strong onsite team, which has worked on more than 300 projects, and installed more than 110 kilometres of cabling.

IKM’s flexible approach and scalability means Computacenter can action cabling moves and changes quickly to meet evolving business needs, while complying with stringent health and safety regulations required of an airport environment.

Neal Bates, Computacenter (UK) Ltd

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