b'52 CSG TERMINALS Aesthetic improvements such as new interior wood finishes and an outdoor landside canopy span the entire facility. The lobby was brightened with natural daylight and more vivid colors. Extras added to enhance the traveler experience include new rental car counters, an indoor pet relief area and adult changing stations in pre- and post-security restrooms on the main floor. A new terminal roof was not part of the original design plans but was added promptly after an early inspection revealed that patching spots where it was leaking would not be practical. A COVID Silver LiningFederal grants from the FAA and U.S. Department of Transportation funded more than half of the $20.8 million improvement program. Additional funds came from the Columbus Airport Commission and the Georgia Department of Transportation. (See Facts & Figures section on Page 50 for a detailed breakdown.) Passengers now have more room to line up for TSA screening,and there is space for more equipment if growth warrants.Once airport officials knew they would receive the necessary funds to complete the full range of work, RS&H divided theHVAC, electrical and other mechanical systems wereproject into four major phases and mapped out various sub-upgraded throughout the terminal, and a designated electricalphases. Work was set to begin in March 2020exactly the time room was created. when COVID-19 interrupted air travel around the world. March | April 2022AirportImprovement.com'