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Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Gilbane’s detailed, down-to-the-hour phasing maximized the project schedule and allowed the airport to remain at optimal efficiency.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) developed a master plan to upgrade multiple areas of the existing terminal. Concourse B and C are two of three individual concourse renovation projects that include the updating of all interior finishes and MEP systems.

The project team worked with the airport to create a phasing plan for each concourse that allowed for swing space and logical move sequence for the airlines. All work in busy areas of the airport was completed at night, allowing food and business vendors to remain operational. A detailed terrazzo phasing plan was also established to allow all businesses to remain active through the process, always leaving entrances and exit locations active.

Upgrades to the concourses included all interior finishes and MEP systems, replacement of air handling units, replacement of chilled water piping, 58,000 SF of new floors and ceilings, as well as restroom demolition and rework.

Team Collaboration and Planning

Peak times for air travel during holidays and special local events required detailed phasing down to the hour to maximize the schedule and keep the airport at optimal efficiency. The project team actively worked with the CRAA, user groups, individual airlines, Transportation Security Administration, food vendors and retail tenants to coordinate work schedules to minimize any disruption to revenue streams or public access.