ABIA Terminal Checkpoint Improvement Study

Austin, Texas

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) experienced significant growth as the city of Austin grew.  With the dramatic increase in passengers, ABIA’s passenger security screening checkpoints were unable to effectively process passengers during peak travel times distressing passenger processing and ticket counter operations.  The terminal improvement study evaluated methods to reconfigure the checkpoints for improved passenger flow.

As part of the study, Encotech was retained to provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and structural engineering cost estimating services.  The MEP scope of work included assessing the existing system layout, and proposing and testing various multiple load options.  The structural scope of work included review of loading conditions compliance and conceptual analysis of options.  Opinions of probable costs were developed for all options.

Following the study, Encotech was retained to develop design services and opinion of probable costs.  Services included evaluation of existing structure and designing new structural framing. MEP services included designing new data receptacles, auxiliary equipment, new low voltage emergency panel, duress buttons and supplementing existing HAVA equipment to meet the additional heat load.