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Modernisation project at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International taking shape

Construction works to upgrade the terminal at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Alabama are taking shape.

The Birmingham Airport Authority board of directors has been given an update on the final year of its US$201.6 million Terminal Modernisation Project.

Tony Williams of BLOC Global Service Group, who is in a joint venture managing construction with Brasfield & Gorrie, gave a progress update last week.

Williams told directors construction of the building is taking shape and it is bearing likeness to the rendering first presented by the architect.

He says aircraft apron work continues around Concourse C where the rotunda once stood, while the north side of the terminal and Concourse C exterior work is also nearing completion with exterior wall panels and exterior curtain wall.

And Williams says interior wall framing and infrastructure continues to progress according to the construction schedule.

The airport terminal has now also been dismantled to its steel beams and foundation, so that a completely new terminal structure and infrastructure can be built.

Development work was started in June 2011, to upgrade the airport’s terminals to post-September 11 security standards, expand traveller amenities including concessions. It is scheduled for completion in late 2014.

In 2012 BHM served more than 2.8 million passengers.

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