Airport Projects

O’Hare Airport New Concourse L Stinger

Chicago, IL

Building gate capacity at Chicago O’Hare International Airport for the first time in 25 years.

Using a modified integrated project delivery format, we constructed a new concourse capable of handling five regional aircraft, with a pedestrian bridge which ties into the existing Terminal 3. The new facility includes hold rooms, concession areas, restrooms, airline support spaces, mechanical spaces, and circulation areas.

Client: American Airlines
Value: $55,000,000
Size: 49,540 sf
Delivery Method: CM@Risk

Midway Passenger Checkpoint Expansion

Chicago, IL

Meeting Midway International Airport’s future passenger forecasts and improving the overall traveler experience.

F.H. Paschen is constructing a major component of the Midway Modernization Program. This expansion and widening of the existing pedestrian bridge, from 50′ to 400′ over Cicero Avenue, will accommodate an expanded TSA security checkpoint and future concessions space. All work will be completed without disrupting airport operations and daily vehicular traffic that uses Cicero Avenue, which will remain open throughout the duration of the project.

The project scope includes an 80,000 sf new security pavilion to house additional TSA checkpoint operations, the construction of two new pedestrian connector bridges at the interstitial level above the Arrival Roadway, a complete renovation of existing interior spaces, expansion of the mezzanine in the Landside Terminal Building, removal and replacement of existing escalators in new alignment to facilitate smooth passenger flows in the terminal, new wayfinding signage, energy efficient lighting, and large open spaces created with clerestory windows allowing natural lighting to illuminate the terminal area.

Client: Chicago Department of Aviation
Value: $89,169,000
Size: 80,000 sf
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

O’Hare Airport American Airlines GEM Facility

Chicago, IL

Constructed a state-of-the-art facility for full-service airport equipment maintenance.

We built a new Ground Equipment Maintenance building for American Airlines, to replace the original being displaced by the Runway 9C-27C project. The new facility features storage of ground equipment, 30 maintenance work bays, vehicle fluids distribution system, a vehicle wash facility, and employee work spaces.

Client: American Airlines
Value: $45,000,000
Size: 60,000 sf
Delivery Method: CM@Risk

United Airlines Hold Room Configuration

Chicago, IL

Modernizing gates and ticketing podiums to meet technological demands.

Using a construction schedule broken down into four phases, F.H. Paschen renovated and reconfigured four gates and 11 podiums for United Airlines in the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Work was completed one gate at a time and typically during off-hours (11:00 PM to 4:00 AM) to minimize disruptions to travelers and United. Work included removing and replacing existing gates, millwork, electrical and low-voltage infrastructure, and the installation of IT equipment and gate information displays. Through continuous coordination with local airport authorities and United’s Operations Team, we were able to complete this project in just over two months.

Client: United Airlines
Value: $269,000
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

O’Hare Runway 9C-27C, Bid Package 1

Chicago, IL

Increasing capacity to meet future air traffic demands at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

F.H. Paschen is completing the west and center segments of the future Runway 9C-28C, the last runway to be completed as part of the $6.6B O’Hare Modernization Program. This runway and related work is being constructed in several phases to maintain aircraft traffic movements and critical Aircraft Rescue and Recovery routes during this project which spans 512 calendar days.

The project scope includes the demolition and recycling of approximately 180,000 tons of existing pavement, installation of five miles of new drainage pipe, six miles of electrical duct banks to support future runway/taxiway electrical and communication systems, 100,000 cubic yards of new runway and taxiway pavement, service roads and the relocation of the existing Ground Runup Enclosure (GRE).

Client: Chicago Department of Aviation
Value: $98,500,000
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

American Airlines Admiral’s Club and Flagship Lounge

Chicago, IL

Relax, Refresh, and Indulge—A Success in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

The Admirals Club and Flagship Lounges, located at Terminal 3 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, were completely reprogrammed, redesigned, and renovated. High-end furnishings and finishes, two full kitchens, increased bar capacity, and lighting and thermal comfort improvements provide an improved overall member experience.

Client: American Airlines
Value: $25,000,000
Size: 50,000 sf
Delivery Method: Integrated Project Delivery

O’Hare Airport ARFF Replacement Facility

Chicago, IL

Constructing the first new fire rescue facility airside at Chicago O’Hare International Airport 20 years.

O’Hare’s newly relocated Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station (also known as ARFF No. 2), is a new 25,000 sf fire house for use by the Chicago Fire Department O’Hare Airport Operations Division (CFD). The building consists of 15,000 sf of living, dining, training, recreation, dormitory, locker and office space, and four drive-through vehicle apparatus bays capable of accommodating eight vehicles and CFD equipment staging and maintenance.

Construction of the ARFF Building was coordinated with the 9C runway project, which presented significant challenges on a limited construction footprint. Construction was phased in the East and West halves of the building, delineated into the “Living Quarters” and “Apparatus Bay” listed above.

Client: Chicago Department of Aviation
Value: $15,500,000
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

O’Hare Airport Maintenance Complex Expansion

Chicago, IL

A modern facility for a modern-day airport

This expansion of O’Hare International Airport’s maintenance complex is a stand-alone, precast building that sits on drilled caissons and grade beams. The site was remediated, and new site utilities and electrical service were brought in. Access into this building is through five 48’ wide, 18’ tall sliding hangar doors. The building houses an office and restroom, as well as a mezzanine storage area and roof access. The facility is heated by infrared heating elements and monitored by a building automation system that is tied into the central system for onsite control. The storm water management is controlled with bioswales and erosion control and tied into an existing drainage ditch.

Client: Chicago Department of Aviation
Value: $17,605,246
Size: 88,000 sf
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build

O’Hare Terminal 1 Canopy & Terminal 2 Interiors

Chicago, IL

The Terminal 1 Canopy project transformed the front door to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

This project was completed in several carefully coordinated phases over a period of three years. It involved the construction and installation of critical utilities, steel columns, box girders, cantilevered pedestrian canopy, and a number of architectural features.

The Terminal 2 Interiors project consisted of renovating and remodeling existing finishes, restrooms, vertical circulation, and extensive MEP upgrades. The project was completed in 40 separate phases to minimize impacts to passenger flows, security checkpoints, and ongoing airport operations.

Client: Chicago Department of Aviation
Value: $92,600,000
Size: 300,000 sf
Delivery Method: Design/Bid/Build