Our team provided design and construction administration services for the new concourse. Stakeholder meetings — including with Delta, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the LaGuardia master planning team — were held early in the process. Following these meetings, construction coordination meetings with the Port Authority and other program construction teams were held to coordinate on-airport activities. Every decision the design and construction team made focused on minimizing project impacts to customers, employees and the surrounding community.
Before strategic design for the project could begin, innovative phasing proposals were required. The schedule was developed in a way that prevented interruptions to operations during construction. For example, ground-loaded aircraft hardstands were relocated around ongoing construction by developing very detailed phasing, grading, paving and access plans early in the design process.
Flexibility in terminal and aircraft parking layouts were developed to accommodate future changes in passenger market demands.
In addition, off-site prefabrication was used to help stay on schedule and for staging purposes, as the construction site is limited with the active airport. Large structural components were fabricated and assembled off-site to shorten assembly time and downtime on roadways. Two examples include the temporary connector from the newest concourse to the existing Terminal D, and the temporary bridge structure that connected the existing Terminals C and D departure roadways.
Designed to be wider, the new concourse provides additional space for more seating, amenities, restrooms and concessions with a higher level of customer service, as well as better circulation for passenger movement.