b'14 TIJ FACILITIESFACTS&FIGURESNew Processing Building atLocation: General Abelardo L. Rodriguez IntlTijuana Project: Transit Processing Building Tijuana Intl Facilitates Increased Size: 4 stories; 45,000 sq. meters Cost: $100 million (USD) Passenger Traffic to/from U.S.Funding: Passenger revenue & airport investments, with approval from Mexican government Timeline: Open for domestic travelers in March 2022;BY VICTORIA SOUKUPslated to begin serving intl passengers by year-end When the CrossBorder XpressXpress terminal. We Engineer & Architectural Designer: WSP terminal opened about six years ago,knew the bridge was an officials knew its pedestrian bridgeopportunity for the region. Conceptual Design: Lam arquitectos/Estudiodirectly linking Tijuanas General AbelardoBut the growth and traffic Lamela L. Rodriguez International Airport (TIJ) andwere much more than Architectural Developer: Serrano & Monjarazthe U.S. would be popular. What they didntexpected. We needed Baggage Handling System: Vanderlande expect, however, was a whopping 100%more space to handle Checked Baggage Screening Equipment:increase in passenger traffic at the airport. the passengers that wereJOS NGEL MARTINEZ SNCHEZSurescan Naturally, the increase in businessusing the bridge, offer Automatic Screening Lanes for Carry-Onwas well received. But it also placedbetter services and improve the infrastructure. Items: Nuctech an immense amount of pressure onThis building will now be able to manage all the Passenger Screening Machines: Nuctech airport infrastructureenough to promptpassengers crossing the bridge, heading either Foundation Piles: Sandstorm GAMconstruction of a $100 million (USD) Transitinto Mexico or out of Mexico.Structure: Grupo RecalProcessing Building immediately adjacent toThe new Transit Processing Building, Masonry, Finishing, Hydro-sanitaryTIJs main terminal just for passengers usingdesigned by Lam Architects/Estudio Lamela Installations: GIAthe transborder bridge. When this issue wentMexico, allows international passengers to press in February, the newly constructedarriving at TIJ to proceed directly to U.S. Aluminum Works & Panels: Constructa facility was on track to begin servingCustoms and Border Protection without first Electrical Installations: Impulsora Elctrica domestic passengers in March, and waspassing through Customs and Immigration in de los Altos slated to be fully operational for internationalMexico. Passengers coming from the U.S. via HVAC: Johnson & Johnson Mexicopassengers by the end of this year.the border bridge can head directly to their Vertical Circulation Equipment: Otis de MxicoThis increase in traffic was a surprise forflights through a sterile transit process. The Moving Walkways: Thyssen Mxicoall of us, says Jos ngel Martnez Snchez,impact on flow within the airport is expected Porcelain Flooring Tiles: Atlas Concorde chief operations officer for Grupo Aeroportuarioto be dramatic, as an estimated 35% of all del Pacfico, the entity that operates 12 airportsTIJ passengers use the pedestrian bridge. Additional Terminal Seating: Arconas Low-e Windows: Clear Solutions in Mexico (including TIJ) and the CrossBorder March | April 2022AirportImprovement.com'