Key Hong Kong role for AECOM
AECOM has been awarded the detailed design consultancy work for Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) new passenger building, part of the HK$141.5 billion Three-runway System (3RS) project.
According to AECOM, the design proposal for the state-of-the-art facility will deliver a “great passenger experience and innovative retail offerings”.
“The airport is an important symbol of any city, and we are extremely pleased to continue making Hong Kong International Airport the pride of Hong Kong,” says Sean Chiao, president of AECOM Asia Pacific.
“We look forward to leveraging our connected expertise to deliver designs for this major project as well as the airport’s Terminal 2 expansion, for which we were awarded consultancy work earlier.”
AECOM’s team with its partners will research and conduct benchmarking studies that will assist the design team working with the client to deliver the new passenger facility. The studies will look at the future trends in information technology and airport systems, retail and advertising.
With a floor area of 280,000 square metres, the spacious passenger building is expected to be one of the world’s greenest facilities when it opens in 2024.
Construction project of the year
The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) has named Chicago O’Hare’s new runway as its 2016 Project of the Year.
The award for runway 10R-28L recognised the efforts of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
The runway also received CMAA’s Project Achievement Award for infrastructure with constructed value greater than $150 million.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff served as construction manager for runway 10R-28Lm, which is part of CDA’s multi-billion dollar O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP).
Runway 10R-28L is the fifth east-west parallel runway at O’Hare and the fourth new runway component opened since 2008 as part of the OMP.
Share and learn on new security website
Smiths Detection has launched Aviation Insider, a new online hub for the aviation sector which it hopes will showcase best practices in aviation security and facilitate global discussions.
The company notes it will only host expert opinions and articles written by leading voices in the sector.
Cameron Mann, global markets director for aviation at Smiths Detection, says: “Aviation Insider is designed to be a critical hub for industry opinion; a place where best practice ideas can be shared and where discussion between practitioners can thrive for this evolving landscape.
“Passengers need to keep flying with minimal delays and maximum safety and we hope that this hub will contribute to making that happen.”
The website’s launch comes as Smiths Detection has set up a dedicated aviation solutions team to help airports improve their security, based on a fully integrated approach to security from kerb to gate.
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