Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Baltimore, MD

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Concourse D/E Connector and Security Checkpoint

Project Highlights:

  • Ensure proactive collaboration with MAA, Tenant Airlines, TSA, and CDP
  • 200+ punchlist items identified & rectified

Project Description:

The BWI Concourse D/E Connector program is vital to the airport’s ability to provide passengers secure connection between domestic (Concourse D) and international (Concourse E) flights without having to exit and re-enter through passenger security checkpoints. To capitalize on the additional building structure, the airport expanded their inbound and outbound baggage operations by installing a new ticket counter and outbound BHS, as well as a new inbound feed for Spirit Airlines. The expansion also included a new international inbound system including two feed conveyors and a new sloped pallet claim device within the Federal Inspection Services (FIS) area for inbound international flights.

Studdiford Technical Solutions, LLC (STS) provided engineering and integration support to the construction management team for static, dynamic, and functional commissioning of all new BHS-related components for turnover to Maryland Aviation Administration’s (MAA) operations and maintenance staff prior to operations by the occupying airlines.

Interfacing between the General Contractor (Whiting-Turner), designer (AECOM), Construction Manager (WSP) and MAA, STS provided the subject matter expertise required for successful punchlisting, integration and start-up of the entire BHS. This required detailed analysis of all upper and lower level control systems, mechanical, electrical, and structural installation and product integrity, and maintainability parameters. Through extensive and detailed testing utilizing available operational and non-operational timeframes, STS has identified over 200 punchlist item to-date, with more than 50% being rectified in a timely fashion through close coordination with the BHS installer, Vanderlande Industries.

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“I am happy to report that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at BWI, in their Annual Honorary Awards Ceremony, awarded a Team Award to the D/E Project Team. I am very proud of all our Team members, and I would like to thank each and every one of you for the recognition extended to us by the TSA. Thank you!”
Peter Florian
Project Construction Manager, WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff
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