Dunedin International Airport’s terminal building is undergoing a significant expansion to meet the demands of growing passenger numbers. Planning of the project commenced in April 2017 with the programmed completion of the $14M project scheduled for March 2020. Signal is project and construction manager for the project.
The scope of the expansion was originally documented in the 2036 Master Plan which identified a need for a 1200m2 first floor expansion of the terminal building to provide a new security screening area and a new domestic lounge.
Extensive pre-investigation work was completed by the consultant team prior to the design work commencing due to the complexity of the existing building and to fully investigate the upgrade requirement of the overall building infrastructure (electrical capacity, firefighting capability and so on). Part of this work included a seismic assessment of the existing terminal building and the strengthening works identified have been incorporated into the overall project.
Signal has led a comprehensive stakeholder consultation process throughout the project. Timely and effective decision making allowed the design to progress seamlessly whilst fully considering construction staging, security and health and safety issues during the build.
Through the consultation process AvSec confirmed that they wished to install their SMART lane technology and ADI body scanners within the new security area (two lanes). This screening area was handed over as part of Stage 1 in August 2019 and has been operating successfully without any major issues.