Terminal & Baggage Claim Expansion

Terminal & Baggage Claim Expansion

Location: Philadelphia International Airport

Client: Dan Peter Kopple & Associates

The Terminal B/C improvements project involved four complete and distinct design projects for the renovation of USAirways' terminals B and C at the Philadelphia International Airport.

The first project was the demolition of the landside roadway system, underground tunnel (transferring baggage from airside to landside by tug and cart) and underground utilities. The second project was the demolition, renovation and consolidation of baggage claim buildings B and C into one building (approximately 85,000 square feet).

The third project was the demolition, renovation and construction of the terminal building including ticketing, concession, offices, outbound conveyors, security and lobby. The fourth project involved the relocation of airport maintenance to another renovated building to make room for the package 3 renovations.

In a separate project, Burns & McDonnell was the program manager for the Philadelphia airport terminal expansion, a joint project of US Airways and the city of Philadelphia. The program includes the addition of a 13-gate international terminal, a 38-gate commuter terminal, a 195-foot ramp control tower, a $90 million interstate highway relocation, construction of two new parking garages and relocation of oil pipelines.