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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Capital Development Program, 2007 OCEA
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The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Capital Development Program (CDP) was one of the largest undertakings in the U.S. in recent history.  Over 122 professional firms contributed to its design and administration, and over 479 construction firms worked together to complete multiple stages of the project while keeping the airport fully operational.  This extensive project consisted of a new international terminal, Hyatt Hotel, garage with smart parking technology, Skylink system linking all terminals,  major expansion of the Central Utility Plant (CUP), major storm relief line, roadway improvements (including a major interchange to connect the existing roadway system to the new terminal), and airfield improvements to service the new terminal.

 

The design of this project is remarkable for its maximization of overall convenience and efficiency. Passengers are intuitively guided through the facility, including 99 ticketing positions, 14 passenger lanes for security screening, and a network of moving sidewalks, escalators, elevators, Skylink bridges, ramps, and elevated roadways for interior and exterior transit as well as a parking garage equipped with “Smart Parking Technology” to inform users of available parking capacity per level.  The Grand Hyatt Hotel within Terminal D provides lodging and conference facilities, and the expanded Central Utility Plant provides conditioned water and air to the new CDP facilities for optimal passenger convenience and comfort. Structural components of the project include post-tension concrete to provide for cost-efficiency in spanning wide spaces. After the events of September 11, engineers heightened emphasis on security, and CDP components were designed using access control, closed circuit monitors, and secure area segregation methodologies to optimize structural and logistical security. 


Owner: 
the Cities of Dallas and Fort Worth jointly
Engineer/Contractors: 
Kellog, Brown, and Root (KBR)
 Freese and Nichols
 Chiang, Patel, and Yerby Inc.
Photo:
Freese and Nichols

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