b'18 FLLBAGGAGE Experience Pays Off in FourthBaggage Inspection System Projectat Fort Lauderdale Intl BY PAUL NOLANFACTS&FIGURESProject: Checked Baggage Inspection SystemLocation: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl Airport Terminal: 4Cost: $38.2 million Funding: TSA; passenger facility chargesConstruction: April 1, 2019Jan. 29, 2021Project Lead: Broward County Aviation Dept. Albert Einstein is credited with saying,solicitation procurement process, and it Design Criteria: Gresham Smith The only source of knowledge ispreviously completed new baggage systems in Design Builder/General Contractor:experience. terminals 1 and 3. As such, it brought a lot of Whiting-Turner Contracting Company Julius Caesar reportedly said, Experience isinstitutional knowledge that would be beneficial Prime Consultant, Structural &the teacher of all things. to the design and building of the new baggage Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protectionsystem at Terminal 4. Engineer: GRAEF And Aldous Huxley said, Experience teaches only the teachable. In effect, the band was back together. And Electrical Engineer: Gartek Engineering Corp. the players tapped into their shared history of Architect: ACAI Associates Inc. When the Broward County Aviationwhat worked (and didnt) during the past projects Baggage Handling System Engineer: VTC Department rolled up its collective sleeves toto keep the $38.2 million Terminal 4 project on replace the checked baggage inspection systembudget and on time. Construction began in Baggage Handling System Mfg.: Jervis B.in Terminal 4 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Webb Company April 2019, and the new system came online International Airport (FLL), the team had a wealthin January 2021. TSA covered the cost of new Program Manager: AECOM of experience on its side. The department had explosives detection system machines; the airport Owners Rep: Turner Construction Company replaced similar systems in FLLs three otherused funds from passenger facility charges to pay Explosives Detection System: 4 CTX 9800terminals over the past decade. for the new baggage conveyor system. machines from Smiths Detection In addition, Whiting-Turner won the design-Baggage Handling System Controls:Having a contractor that has already been build contract through the Broward Countythrough it was a big benefit to us from a project Brock SolutionsJanuary | February 2022AirportImprovement.com'