Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA)
BHS Bag Claim
& Make-Up Expansion
- Managed OEM, compressed schedule by 3 months
- Completed project under budget by 5%
- Doubled inbound claim frontage and increased offloading capacity
- Expanded outbound make-up, more than doubling cart staging capacity
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport is experiencing exponential growth, with the increase in operations by various low-cost carriers. To accommodate the projected growth of checked baggage, both the baggage claim and outbound make-up areas were in dire need of expansion. The Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) embarked on a program to expand two flat plate claim carousels, modify the TSA Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) screening area, install a new outbound make-up carousel, and select a replacement/upgrade to the outbound upper level controller logic.
Studdiford Technical Solutions, LLC (STS) provided design engineering support, installation oversight, BHS/EDS integration support and commissioning services to the Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) team for all new BHS-related components for turnover to PMGAA operations and maintenance staff prior to operations by the occupying airlines.
STS produced bid documents including drawings and specifications; conducted pre-bid meetings and BHS Contractor qualifications; and provided consultation to DPR and PMGAA for Contractor selection. Following award, STS provided oversight services including all submittals review including mechanical & electrical shop/installation/phasing drawings, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) functionality, spare parts listings, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) literature. Once on-site, STS performed detailed and extensive static mechanical/electrical, dynamic, and functional commissioning of the BHS, working in close coordination with the BHS installer, G&S Conveyor Contractors, for final successful close-out of the project.