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LNAA ABE Security Checkpoint

LNAA ABE Security Checkpoint (Connector) Improvements

Arora Engineers, Inc. (Arora) as the Prime Consultant provided Project Management and Construction Management support as well as Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Alarm, Fire Protection, Special Systems (Security and Communications), and Project Administration to the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) for Architectural and Engineering Design Services related to the Security Checkpoint (Connector) Improvements project located at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE).

The project’s key program elements advanced the Level of Service for both Departing and Arriving Passengers at ABE. These improvements include:

  • Streamlined Departing (Outbound) passenger flow via an elevated connector.
  • Augmented security area with a new Departing (Outbound) Passenger Security Screening Checkpoint (SSCP).
  • Streamlined Arriving (Inbound) passenger flow via a new Vertical Circulation Core located at the Wiley Terminal (Elevators/Escalators).
  • Improved Arriving (Inbound) passenger flow via a new below grade tunnel.
  • Enhanced efficiency and quality of infrastructure related to the connector because of improvements to restrooms, generators, substations, and more.

The new Terminal Connector / TSA Security Expansion project provides passengers with up to four lanes of TSA Security Screening and a more direct connection to the Departure Terminal that is accessible from the ticket counter level, creating a convenient, safe, and comfortable experience for passengers.

SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDED:

Arora’s Scope of Work includes the following:

Mechanical and Plumbing:

1) HVAC Systems design for the new grade-level TSA area and pedestrian bridge that connects the existing main terminal building with the existing departures terminal.

2) HVAC Systems design for the existing below-grade pedestrian corridor expansion associated with the new vertical transportation link, from the Level 0 secured corridor to the Level I departures concourse.

3) Plumbing Systems design for the new grade-level TSA area and pedestrian bridge that connects the existing main terminal building and the existing departures terminal. Arora’s plumbing design included:

a. Plumbing Systems to accommodate roof drainage needs (rainwater conductors) for the length of the new grade-level TSA area and pedestrian bridge.

b. Condensate drainage systems for renovated or new mechanical HVAC Systems.

c. Domestic water distribution systems and sanitary waste systems for the TSA breakroom and renovated or new toilet rooms.

d. Sump pump assemblies for escalator and elevator pits associated with the grade-level TSA area and pedestrian bridge and the new below-grade pedestrian corridor expansion.

Electrical:
1) Electrical Systems design for the new grade-level TSA area and pedestrian bridge that connect the existing main terminal building and the existing departures terminal.

2) Electrical modifications to the existing underground electrical distribution system to accommodate additions to the facility’s footprint.

3) Power distribution requirements the new grade-level TSA area and the pedestrian bridge, including: HVAC Systems, two escalators, two elevators, general power, lighting, and specific needs for equipment associated the new TSA check point equipment.

4) Power distribution requirements for the Level 0 secured corridor expansion and modified Level I departures concourse, including: HVAC Systems, two escalators, two elevators, elevator pit service work, switched lights and GFCI receptacles, general power, and associated lighting.

Fire Alarm:
1) Fire Alarm System design for the new grade-level TSA area and pedestrian bridge that connect the existing main terminal building and the existing departures terminal.

2) Fire Alarm System design for the new vertical circulation connector for arriving passengers.

Fire Protection:
1) Fire Protection System design for the new grade level TSA area and pedestrian bridge that connect the existing main terminal building and the existing departures terminal.

2) Fire Protection system design for the new vertical circulation connector.

Special Systems:
1) Special Systems design for the new grade-level TSA area and pedestrian bridge that connects the existing main terminal building and the existing departures terminal.

2) Fire Special Systems design for the new vertical circulation connector.

3) Secure Exit Portal design for the end of the existing tunnel.

 

Rendering Credit: Architect The Sheward Partnership, LLC.

  • LNAA ABE Security Checkpoint
  • LNAA ABE Security Checkpoint
  • LNAA ABE Security Checkpoint
Owner

Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

Location

Allentown, PA

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