Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA)

Luster National, Inc., as a Joint Venture Partner, performed construction management services. Luster personnel provided Construction Managers, Inspectors and a Senior Office Engineer, and a Safety Specialist to oversee construction work of the selected general contractors. The contract was design-bid-build. Responsibilities included the enforcement of contractor adherence, participation in weekly progress meetings, record keeping, storage and dissemination of all project documentation and cost and schedule management. Adherence to safety regulations and polices of the FAA, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Operations was strictly enforced. OSHA Training was conducted to ensure all project personnel maintained a heightened safety awareness.

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA) built a $1.2B International Terminal, in the honor of former mayor Maynard H. Jackson Jr. The 1.2 million square feet terminal was built to meet the projected operational demands of the 21st century and enhance the airport capacity. The Atlanta airport is one of the busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic and international flight movements. The terminal features a new customs and border protection (CBP) inspection station, two new parking facilities with 3,500 spaces, plus eight security checkpoint lanes for international departing passengers and five security re-check lanes for domestic connecting passengers. The new 12-gate facility will connect via the Automated People Mover System to the existing 28-gate international concourse E, creating a 40-gate international air travel complex. The terminal also has business services, retail outlets and restaurants. The project also involved construction of elevated roadways, new gates, an automated people mover (APM) station, an APM train and utility connecting bridge to concourse E. The terminal uses recycled, organic and compostable packages as part of the airport’s recycling programmed. Energy-efficient lighting, an insulated glass façade and equipment reduce the consumption of energy and natural gas. Efficient HVAC and water-efficient fixtures save 40,000 gallons of water a year. Gates are equipped with 400Hz power supplies and use preconditioned air to reduce jet fuel consumption by the aircraft. Plug-in electrical chargers across the concourse gates also decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Low VOC paints, sealants, adhesives, eco-friendly cleaners, carpets, and increased ventilation and monitoring enhance the air quality inside the international terminal. Passengers can get the sustainability initiatives at the airport by scanning quick read (QR) codes on their smartphones. The new international terminal achieved LEED® gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).