Newark Liberty International Airport, Terminal B
New buildings attaching to each of the three existing connector wings of the passenger Terminals B1, B2 and B3 were to be constructed at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Once each of these buildings was completed, and tied into each of the existing wings, the project would shift phases; the new buildings would become transited by passengers and renovations inside the existing connectors would commence. Extensive coordination is required throughout the project so as to not interrupt the passenger and airport terminal operations that continue to be active and serve the millions of annual travelers that travel through these facilities throughout the numerous project phases.
Work began with the foundations for each of the three new buildings. Once foundations were completed, structural steel was erected, and then the process of enclosing each of the buildings began. These two phases required close coordination with Airport Operations as several areas of the new building required monorail shutdowns and workers of different trades were required to come within the safe distance of the monorail track. Part of the work also needed to be coordinated with other general contractors performing various projects within airport premises. Some trades (in particular finishes, and HVAC) overlapped with the work of these other contractors in their own projects. Once the buildings were fully enclosed, all interior finishes began.
This work began and the next step was to coordinate the work of future contractors within each of the new buildings. Each building was going to be receiving new security screening equipment, schedules and phasing, which had to be coordinated with the Port. On behalf of U.S. Transportation Security Administration for location of their machines, occupation of their offices, and rerouting of passengers through the new building and onto their gates back in each of the old connectors.
Once TSA and PANYNJ had taken over each of the new buildings, the next step was to switch phases and begin renovations along each of the existing connectors. This required abatement of asbestos in each of the connectors, along with coordination with airport operations (since we needed to maintain an exit lane at all times for passengers coming off flights). Some tasks needed to be completed at night, and some inside secure areas, thus requiring further combination with airport security. PDC also installed new ceilings underneath each connector which required constant coordination with airport operations as the work had to be completed over the secure airport roadway.