The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is Alabama’s largest airport. It was due for a major renovation to improve safety and enhance passenger convenience and security. The Birmingham Airport Authority approved a bond sale to pay for the major improvements that totaled $201.6 million.
Heery was selected to provide program management support services as part of a team to serve the Birmingham Airport Authority (BAA). The scope of work included the complete renovation and expansion of the existing Terminal (Concourses B and C) and construction of a new 400,000 SF LEED Silver Certified Concourse A. The full program build-out provided 24 jet gates, two of which are dedicated as international swing gates. The modernization included improved security checkpoints and baggage screening, passenger convenience, imaging and way finding, concession and building systems, as well as infrastructure.
Heery successfully performed capital improvements for concourse and terminal rehabilitation without disruption to ongoing operations. The construction was accomplished in four major phases, sequenced over the three-year project to minimize inconvenience to the BAA and to the airlines. The terminal is now twice the size with centralized baggage check-in and new scanning devices for added security, along with added restaurants and shops to maximize revenues, maximize operations while reducing costs, and provide for future growth.
Key components of this program include the following: