LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building Modernization Program

Project Info

Project Description

DY Consultants is participating in the design efforts associated with the modernization of the Central Terminal Building at the LaGuardia Airport.  This improvement is estimated at $3B, based upon the Phase 1 Planning studies.  The overall plan involves the construction of a new terminal, including the head house, the/modernization of a new structural parking garage, roadways, a central chiller and refrigeration plant (CHRP), a new substation and other ancillary facilities.  The new 38 gate terminal will be designed to handle approximately 17.5 million annual air passengers (MAAP) projected by 2025.  The intent of this program is to; 1) increase revenues by modernizing the facilities, 2) provide efficient operations, 3) increase airside flexibility, 4) provide balanced capacity of airside, terminal and landside structures and 5) improve terminal and concourse amenities.

DY Consultants was tasked to provide airport planning services related to the configuration of the taxiway system that services runway 4-22 and 13-31.  Our planners provided alternatives toward the resolution of an FAA Modification of Standard (MOS) with regard to the deficiencies in taxiway separations between taxiway A and taxiway B.  These alternatives involved the realignment of these taxiways to enhance safety on the airfield.

DY is currently engaged in the Phase II Planning study and the Stage I Conceptual Design portion of the project.  DY plays an important role in providing design services related to the electrical vault that services the airfield visual aids and navigation aids.  The East Lighting Vault (ELV) reconfiguration involves the demolition of the existing vault, the rerouting of airfield cabling to the new vault location, the construction of the new vault and to provide an emergency generator system for the airfield.  Major components to this work include:

  • Meeting both present and future needs of the airfield
  • Providing a computerized airfield lighting control system
  • Accommodating 5KV Primary Feeders from the airfield
  • Utilizing 480V Distribution Panel
  • Providing Automatic Transfer Switch
  • Layout and Sizing of Regulators and Digitrac Units
  • Providing for Emergency Power as required by FAA Part 139 Requirements