New Terminal Expansion at Midway International Airport

Chicago, Illinois

Globetrotters, as part of a joint venture, provided engineering and architectural support services for the design of a new Terminal at Midway International Airport. The $600 million project consisted of new concourses A, B and C, with 30 gates; the bridge above Cicero Avenue connecting the terminal and concourses; a 6-story parking structure; a 10,000 SF physical plant which provided heating and air-conditioning to the terminal and parking structure; and reconstruction of major infrastructure and streets.

Globetrotters’ role included plumbing, water pumping systems, fire protection and addressable fire alarm design and communications systems for the entire project, including the quality assurance and quality control program.

The team revised alternative schemes with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and explored various alternatives for the exterior envelope; programming of space planning; and design development, layout, and graphics for terminal signage.

Globetrotters prepared CAD drawings for the project voice, data, and CCTV/ MATV systems for the terminal. During the construction phase, Globetrotters ensured that major MEP, building automation, and life safety system installation complied with contract requirements.