News  |  Nov 29, 2021  |  Anne Keener

Reagan Nat’l Opens Two New Security Checkpoints

Arora Engineers, Inc. (Arora) was included in the November 2021 issue of Airport Improvement Magazine in an article entitled, “Reagan Nat’l Opens Two New Security Checkpoints.” The article discusses the opening of two new security checkpoint buildings at Reagan National Airport (DCA). The $269.8 million project was designed to heighten security at airport and to improve the screening experience for passengers and TSA officers.

The new 100,000 square foot checkpoints, located in the airport’s iconic Secure National Hall, expand TSA’s screening operation from 20 to 23 total lanes, with the ability to expand to a total of 28 lanes. Screening operations were relocated, and the new facilities engineered to create a seamless, free-flowing environment between Terminal B/C and the new 14-gate concourse. The checkpoints offer sufficient room for TSA equipment and includes an area for passengers to recompose themselves after being screened. This not only increases capacity but ensures a comfortable space and experience for travelers.

The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) funded this project. The checkpoint improvements are a key part of Project Journey, a $1 billion multi-year capital improvement program designed to transform the passenger experience at DCA. Project Journey also included the construction of an enclosed $391.5 million regional aircraft concourse that will offer passengers greater connectivity, more shopping and dining options, and a more gratifying post-security space.

Arora was proud to be part of this project serving as a member of the joint venture team identified as AIR Alliance, comprised of AECOM and PGAL for MWAA’s Secure National Hall at DCA. Arora’s overall scope of services for AIR Alliance included Plumbing, Fire Alarm and Fire Protection engineering services for the Secure National Hall Project. Arora was also responsible for conceptual design services integrating renovated space in the Secure National Hall and the New North Concourse connector with the existing systems and technology at DCA. Additionally, Arora provided Construction Administration services for the Secure National Hall.

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