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HOK to design Toronto Pearson International Airport’s new regional transit centre

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has awarded the design contract for the new regional transit centre and passenger processing facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport to HOK, formerly known as Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum.

The complex, which is expected to have a first phase opening in the mid-2020s, is part of GTAA’s master plan to upgrade its facilities to ensure that it is equipped to handle up to 85mppa by 2037.

It is also expected to reduce road congestion in the region and provide greater access to jobs and customers for businesses in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

HOK will lead a design team that includes WSP Engineers and Weston Williamson + Partners, with the design work beginning immediately.

“This project will be transformational for Toronto Pearson by redefining the ‘front door’ of the airport, optimising terminal real estate, positioning the airport for the future, and improving the passenger experience for millions of travellers,” enthuses HOK’s director of aviation and transportation, Robert Chicas.

LaGuardia contract win for ADB SAFEGATE

ADB SAFEGATE is to deploy its state-of-the-art Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) and SafeControl Apron Management (SAM) solution to ramp up gate operations at LaGuardia Airport’s new Central Terminal B.

Skanska Walsh Joint Venture (SWJV), a key player in the largest PPP project ever undertaken for new transportation infrastructure in the US, awarded ADB SAFEGATE the contract.

LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) will design, build, manage and maintain the new $4 billion Terminal B under a 35-year lease agreement with LaGuardia operator, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ).

“ADB SAFEGATE has immense credibility in the delivery of turnkey projects, and their expertise in the gate area was a deciding factor to bring them on board for this project,” says Bob Cranston, SWJV’s project manager.

To help the airport ensure consistent performance during normal or adverse conditions, ADB SAFEGATE will automate aircraft docking at the new 35-gate terminal by deploying 38 Safedock T1 A-VDGS and SAM. SAM uses the A-VDGS as intelligent sensors at each gate and will be integrated with the Airport Operational Database (AODB) and Building Management System (BMS) to provide the airport and other stakeholders with updated flight information, gate status and turn progress in real-time.

“This is our fourth gate solution project at a PANYNJ airport and we are committed to making it as successful as the others,” notes Tim Duffy of ADB SAFEGATE Americas. 

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