Track Preview: Terminal/Landside

Virginia McAllister RA, NCIDQ, NCARB, LEED AP
CEO, Iron Horse Architects

Track Host
, Terminal/Landside Track


The ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium being held February 21-23, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana, will once again feature a Terminal/Landside track. Terminal development continues to gain momentum around the country, both to increase capacity, replace aging facilities, and improve the passenger experience. This year, expect sessions on financing terminal development, the continued evolution of the passenger process, asset management, and a discussion on renovation vs. building new.

The sessions are as follows:

Renovate or Build New - An investigation into the decision process to build new or renovate existing terminal facilities and the results. Presentations will include evaluations of existing facility conditions, operations, CIP/funding, schedules, and site constraints. A panel discussion will further examine how these factors affect the decisions made and the lessons learned from completed programs.

Financial Alternatives - What happens when the airlines and private investment get involved in building and renovations at an airport? Is this the new paradigm for our industry because public sector cannot move fast enough?

Passenger Experience - With such an industry wide focus on providing a "passenger experience", what does that look like through the eyes of the passenger and how can passengers influence design? What are the current and emerging trends that designers and airports are developing to provide facilities with a unique, memorable experience.

Big News in Terminals
- The LaGuardia Central Terminal Redevelopment Program is the largest Public Private Partnership in the USA. The Port Authority of NY & NJ reached Financial Close with The LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) on June 1, 2016. This panel will focus on the Journey to Financial Close from several different perspectives: Developer, Architect, Engineer and Builder

Managing Assets - Airport rankings  are a barometer for the success of a facility, as seen through the eyes of the passenger and stakeholders. How can airports capitalize on the value of BIM in building operations to improve their rankings?

We hope to see you in New Orleans in February! Be sure to view the full agenda or register today!