Delta Airlines plans to increase flights to JFK International Airport, and has started construction on the Phase I, portion of the project, which is a $1.2 billion improvement to Terminal 4 Concourse B. The expansion includeed nine (9) new international gates. DY Consultants prepared a design for the second phase of this large scale redevelopment project that plans to relocate the gates for their regional jets from Terminal 2 to the new expanded Concourse B. The Phase II design added eleven (11) additional gates at to Concourse B of Terminal 4. Additionally an expansion at Concourse A provided gates for the larger Group VI aircraft, which was included in the second phase of this project.
DY Consultants’ involvement included the civil engineering design for the airside expansion of Terminal 4 Concourse A and B. Our engineering services included the following for the apron and taxilane area near the terminal:
- Pavement demolition
- Pavement design
- Grading and Drainage Design
- Utility demolition
- Utility connections to the terminal building
- Electric lighting for a new taxilane
Some complications of the Phase II expansion were that the expansion required the relocation of an existing Antenna Array located just outside Taxiway A. This structure provided communication for ground activity on the airfield to the Air Traffic Control Tower. Also, many existing utility connections for fuel lines, stormwater conveyance, airfield lighting and communication had to be relocated for both Concourse A and B expansions.