Burns led mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm and fire protection design services for a five-gate extension of Concourse A, enabling modernization and expansion of traveler amenities.
Concourse A services Southwest Airlines, the busiest airline at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport. As part of a larger program to overhaul the terminal’s baggage system, Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) implemented an approximately $60-million, 55,000-square-foot gate extension involving upgrades to dining and retail areas as well as customer service improvements to previously overcrowded restrooms.
Burns’ design services include piloting “smart restroom” amenities that offer greater privacy, enhanced cleanliness and minimized wait times. Features include:
Part of a WSP-led design team, the On-Call Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineering Services task order also involved various power systems analyses and design of the gate’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Construction completed in 2020.
Previous projects at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport include cybersecurity master plan and communication system improvements and an airfield rehabilitation program.