The New Terminal A And Associated Parking Garage At The Kansas City International Airport
Premier Engineering Consultants has been retained by the Edgemoor Team to develop the demolition design package, for the entire project that is currently on-going, for the city of Kansas City Aviation Department. This on-going project, currently estimated at over $1 billion involves developing safe demolition design, relocation of water main and other utilities for a safe demolition operation The Kansas City International Airport, commonly referred to as KCI, is situated on 10,000 acres, near Kansas City. The proposed 35 gate Terminal replaces existing Terminals A, B and C
completed in 1972. The new terminal will be constructed on the vacant Terminal A site, allowing for minimum disruption to the existing on-going Terminals B and C vehicle and passenger
operations during construction.
The new KCI Terminal consists of a head house, with a single pier containing a single-loaded landside concourse and one double-loaded airside concourse reached via an above ground concourse connector. The total estimated building area for the Terminal is 750,000 sf. Domestic and International passengers and bags are processed in adjacent areas expediting connections. Arrival and Departure operations are split between two levels of the Terminal.
The first level of the Terminal is for Arrivals, consisting of a baggage claim area with six (6) bag claim units and a greeter area in the center. Processing of International passengers occurs in the
Customs and Border Patrol area on the Arrivals level. Other facilities on this level include the non-public areas of CBIS/CBRA, inbound/outbound bag makeup, airline support space, concessions support and mechanical functions supporting the Terminal.
The second level of the Terminal contains the Departures functions as well as circulation to and from gates. The second level includes all ticketing, bag drop functions, and circulation within the head house of the Terminal. This non-secure area is connected by a 12-lane security checkpoint and secure corridor to the secure side of the Terminal. The secure airside of the Terminal
includes passenger circulation and Departure lounges. Two large concession nodes are located on the secure side, one for each concourse, and a business club area located at the end of the
pedestrian bridge in the airside concourse. The four International-capable gates are located on the southeast side of the Terminal.
A 6,500-space six-level garage with covered commercial curb connects to the two-level Terminal via roadway crosswalks on each level. Currently, a single pedestrian tunnel is envisioned as the connector from the Garage to the Arrivals level of the Terminal. This will be assessed and evaluated against the alternative of a bridge or other means of connection. The KCI Terminal will achieve LEED Gold certification.
The Terminal provides 35 aircraft gates with the capability to expand to 42 gates in the future. A new apron allows for dual taxi lane paths to and from each aircraft gate. The apron connects to the taxiway system through three airside entrance points onto the north/south oriented Taxiway “B” and two southern points onto the east/west oriented Taxiway “D”. A set of two centralized deicing facilities are included; one located on the North apron and the other on the South Apron. A new hydrant fueling and storm drainage system will be incorporated in the Terminal.
A new dual-level roadway allows for separation between the Arrivals and Departures vehicular traffic. Passenger baggage check-in is located on the upper level, while baggage claim is on the lower level. The existing International Circle will serve as the primary entry and exit for the new Terminal. The existing garage B will be reused for employee parking.
Project Cost: $1 Billion
Role: Demolition Management
Kansas City, MO