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Kansas City International Airport MCI Airport Terminal Modernization

The New Single Terminal and Parking at Kansas City International Airport (KCI) project consists of a 1 Million square foot terminal facility including curbside, ticketing lobby, TSA compliant security screening checkpoint, TSA compliant in-line Checked Baggage Inspection System and associated support areas, baggage claim areas, baggage make-up area and associated support functions. Much of the framing work is taking shape and the 6,000-spot parking garage is beginning to rise directly in front of the new building. The terminal will include two concourses attached by a 634-foot connection with moving walkways above and baggage handling systems below. Officials expect to open 18 security lanes to service the 39-gate facility, which will replace the airport’s current configuration with gates spread across separate terminals.

The new terminal is the largest single infrastructure project in Kansas City history. The facility will include secure concourses providing concessions and customer amenities. The facility will initially support 39 aircraft gates, but facility systems are designed to ultimately support 42 gates. The new single terminal project promises to improve the passenger experience, particularly for those waiting out delays or making connections in Kansas City. It will include dozens of retail and restaurant options beyond security checkpoints. It will also double the number of restroom facilities available with 120 toilets spread throughout the terminal.

The $1.5 billion new terminal at Kansas City International Airport remains on schedule and on budget.

SCOPE OF SERVICES INCLUDED:

This project is a great example of executing Arora’s full suite of services and helping a client through the life cycle of an asset through design standards and planning, design, construction management, asset management including BIM-FM integration, and Operations and Maintenance support though Arora Technology Group and our ATLAS and Smart Restroom Technologies.  Arora’s scope specifically relates to the program’s new vertical structures including the new single terminal and parking at KCI project. Arora provided Special Systems Engineering Services to the Clark/Clarkson/Weitz (CWC) Joint Venture (JV) Team as a subconsultant to Siemens for the Systems Integrator role.

Arora’s Special Systems services included the following systems:

  • Access control system (ACS)
  • Video Surveillance System (VSS)
  • Public Safety Radio Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wireless Access Points (WAP or WiFi)
  • Converged Communications Network
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) Telephone System
  • Audio Visual (AV) Systems
  • Information Display System (IDS)
  • Visual Paging
  • IPTV
  • Common Use System (CUS)
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) IDS/VSS
  • BIM and Maximo Ongoing Support

Arora, along with their wholly-owned subsidiary, Electronic Data, Inc. (EDI), are also providing Building Information Models (BIM) for Facilities Management (FM) services to the CWC JV team. CWC is acting as Design Builder, on behalf of Kansas City Aviation Department (KCAD).

BIM-FM Model Strategy
The project team finalized the overall BIM-FM Modeling Strategy and delivered an approved set of BIM Project Delivery Standards documents. Tasks involved reviewing KCAD’s previously provided BIM documentation and drafting a new set of delivery standards, which included:

  • Overall Project Approach
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Processes and Software and Tools

The BIM-FM Model Strategy deliverable was achieved by:

  • Facilitating on-site workshops that reviewed existing documents
  • Performing follow-up interviews and discussions
  • Drafting a set of Delivery Standards Documents, and facilitating review of the standard documentation as well as incorporating feedback
  • Delivering a final set of Project Delivery Standards Documents
  • Presenting final content to KCAD and project management

Asset List, BIM-FM/EAM Asset Data Standard
The project team worked with both CWC and KCAD to review the provided list of included asset types. The team then submitted and reviewed EDI’s Strategic Asset Management (eSAM) Standard Data Model for Airports, which identified standard asset types, system, and attribution to be collected. A comprehensive BIM-FM/EAM Asset Data Standard was finalized, which included required systems, asset types, attribution, and required operations and maintenance (O&M) documentation.

The BIM-FM/EAM Asset Data Standard was achieved by:

  • Facilitating on-site workshops that reviewed existing and previously submitted documents
  • Performing follow-up interviews and discussions
  • Drafting a BIM-FM/EAM Asset Data Standard, and facilitating the review of the standard document as well as incorporating feedback
  • Delivering a final BIM-FM/EAM Asset Data Standard
  • Presenting final content to KCAD and project management

COBie Creation and Delivery Plan
The project team reviewed the applicable BIM project delivery standards documents included as part of earlier deliverables, and developed a detailed COBie Creation and Delivery Plan, which included:

  • COBie Data Standard Definition (including nomenclature)
  • Process for Generating and Finalizing COBie Files
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Software and Tools

The COBie Creation and Delivery Plan was achieved by:

  • Facilitating on-site workshops to review existing documents
  • Performing follow-up interviews and discussions
  • Drafting a COBie Creation and Delivery Plan, and facilitating review of the plan as well as incorporating feedback
  • Delivering the final COBie Creation and Delivery Plan
  • Presenting the final plan to KCAD and project management

TRAX® Smart Restroom
Arora is also providing Special Systems engineering services for a TRAX® SmartRestroom solution for Kansas City International Airport. The airport will be using this system for 16 restrooms utilizing TRAX Smart Restroom Technology.

The TRAX® Smart Restroom Solution is a cloud-hosted solution that will include the following feature-sets:

  • Custodial Cleaning Activity Data collected by the TRAX® iOS mobile application
  • TRAX® Smart Restroom Portal with business intelligence dashboards and real time reporting (Web-Based)
  • Passenger Thermal Throughput System with real time alerts and reporting with LTE Technology
  • Custodial Staff Mobile Application with IOS Devices with LTE Technology

 

Photo rendering provided by Clark/Clarkson/Weitz JV

  • KCI MCI Modernization Project
Owner

Kansas City Aviation Department

Location

Kansas City, MO

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