Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) Apron Terminal Expansion Project

ABIA Apron Terminal Expansion project

Sunland provided architectural design and civil engineering design, facility assessments, cost estimating, scheduling, and construction administration services, as a subconsultant to the Prime, for the ABIA terminal/apron expansion and improvements project. The terminal expansion includes more than 88,000 SF of additional concourse space, 52,000 SF of additional apron level space, 28,000 SF of mezzanine and platform level space, and a 5,700 SF public patio. The apron expansion is separated into 3 phases consisting of Phase I: 528,400 SF of pavement; Phase II: 314,000 SF of pavement; and Phase III: 466,800 SF of pavement.

Our professional architects and engineers coordinated design efforts with the Prime and other subconsultants, conducted in-depth site visits, and provided construction document support for the renovations. Additionally, as part of the GMP negotiations phase, we continued architectural and engineering support to respond to requests for information (RFIs), make site visits, and project close-out.

The project will include:

Terminal Gate Expansion (Concourse Level): The terminal gate expansion component of this project will include many of the typical amenities a new terminal would require. For example, on the concourse level, some of the items to be addressed in design will include a possibly wider concourse, new hold-room spaces, ticket lift and gate podiums, signage, concessions and support space, duty-free concessions, restroom facilities, mechanical systems, security systems, and Art in Public Places (AIPP).

Terminal Gate Expansion (Apron Level): On the apron level, the terminal gate expansion will include baggage makeup conveyors, additional inbound baggage systems, airline operations office space, signage, airport support space, security systems, restroom facilities, storage and other related ancillary facilities.

Terminal Apron Expansion (Apron Level): Implementation of the apron expansion will be required to provide needed taxi-lane dimensions for the terminal expansion as well as accommodate additional RON aircraft parking needs. The apron expansion project would also include the design and construction of GSE storage facility(s) to accommodate airline/ground service providers’ equipment storage. Additional water quality pond infrastructure will also be required to adequately treat storm water runoff due to the added impervious cover from the apron expansion.

Terminal Improvements: Various associated improvements throughout the facility will be completed at the same time as the expansion work.