News | Aug 26, 2021 | Christine Furey
Arora Included In Passenger Terminal World Article
Arora Engineers, Inc. (Arora) was featured in the September 2021 issue of Passenger Terminal World in an article entitled “National Treasure.” The article discusses the new 14-gate concourse that opened at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) this past April of 2021.
Arora provided Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire/Life Safety design within the Air Alliance joint venture, comprised of AECOM and PGAL., which delivered Project Journey al Reagan National Airport (DCA). The project included the relocation of the Airport Corporate Offices to Historic Terminal A, a new North Concourse with an addition to Terminal B/C to facilitate expanded airline operations with 14 new gates, several concessions spaces and airport operations, as well as a new secure national hall.
Arora’s Chief Operating Officer Mark Mosko, AIA, NCARB, remarks that there was a strong relationship between the Air Alliance partners and the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) going into the project. “Collectively, we provided a cohesive, balanced design response” Mosko says. Arora diversified from its MEP origins to offer services that address the entire design lifecycle.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was completed three months ahead of schedule. The virtual environment also enabled designers scattered across the eastern seaboard to meet, identify issues and resolve them at a moment’s notice. Arora’s Mid-Atlantic Director Jocelyn Dugdale Bernhardt, says that working remotely ultimately made the team stronger. “Technology allowed us to share photos and video. It made designers look at everything, not just their own disciplines” says Bernhardt.
Arora’s involvement with DCA doesn’t end with Project Journey. Arora is contracted for fit-out projects in several airline lounges and agency-wide implementation of an upgraded asset management system.
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