Our experience with airport projects has ranged from large international airports to small regional facilities. It has included the following: runway and taxiway extensions and rehabilitation, electric vaults, air traffic control towers, navigation aids, passenger boarding bridges, salt domes, operations control centers, hangars, and terminal expansions and modernizations. These services have included extensive coordination with safety training and security badging and off-peak work times.
Project Highlight:Pittsburgh International Airport Terminal ModernizationFor the design phase of the Pittsburgh Airport Terminal Modernization Project, A.G.E.S., Inc. performed a subsurface investigation and provided geotechnical recommendations for the 700,000 square foot Main Terminal building and Ancillary Site Work facilities. The site work facilities included four (4) single-span bridges, the multilevel Terminal Front Bridge, twelve (12) Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls, a 108-inch diameter pipe culvert, sign structures, and associated roadway earthwork construction recommendations. The design for the Main Terminal Building and the Terminal Front Bridge had to minimize impacts to the existing underground people mover tunnel to remain fully operational during construction and consider the variable top of bedrock elevation and potential for obstructions within the existing fill materials. The recommended foundation system for the Main Terminal Building and the Terminal Front bridge incorporates micropiles and drilled shaft foundations socketed into bedrock. The recommended foundation systems for the remainder of the Ancillary Site Work facilities consisted of spread footings on bedrock, driven piles, and drilled shafts socketed into bedrock. For the project's construction phase, A.G.E.S., Inc. provided review services and construction consultation as the owner's geotechnical engineer. During both design and construction phases of the project, A.G.E.S., Inc. has extensively coordinated with the ACAA, the design team and the construction team on safety training, security badging, movement on the Apron to avoid airplane traffic and within the AOA limits and resolving utility conflicts for locating borings during the subsurface investigation.