b'TERMINALSDFW 33An environmental quality monitoring system measures carbonEach of the 900,000-pound modules was lifted and moved dioxide levels, volatile organic compounds, air temperature,approximately one mile across the tarmac over the course of 12 humidity, light quality and noise levels. Such information helpsnights. Archer Western partnered with Mammoet to transport and airport staff understand daily patterns within the facilities and canposition the modules in precise location on columns in Terminal be used to improve air quality, optimize existing facilities and planC. Given the companies history working together and extensive future improvements. experience moving ships and bridges, they were undaunted by Chris Arman, DFWs executive programthe size of the modules or the need to navigate them under the director, notes that the airport continuallyguideway for Skylink, DFWs automated light rail system. tests new technologies designed to improveThe bigger challenge was how to environmental health and safety. For instance,coordinate and navigate the airfield safely baby changing stations from Pluie use UVCovernight, Arman recalls. light to sanitize surfaces between uses. TheArcher Western had moved modular special light automatically turns on whenstructures for civil projects, but this was the table is closed. If the system provesCHRIS ARMAN its first in the airport sector. It took a lot of successful in the new Terminal C gates, itplanning with our design build team, says could be added elsewhere during future improvement projects. James Dean, project executive with ArcherJAMES DEANMonumental Move Western.Each of the six prefabricated modules used to create the new CNaturally, close coordination with airport stakeholders was gates is 84 feet long and 84 feet wide. Like most traditional stick- critical. Key participants included Airfield Operations, Air Traffic built structures, they were constructed with steel frames, glassControl, TSA and the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Department. walls, concrete floors and insulated metal panels. The roofs arePlanning also included multiple practice runs to verify distances, made of concrete with poly-iso membranes.height clearances and turning radii. It was a very collaborative Reduce project turbulence with an innovative,design-build approach. Expanding capacity at airports is critical as passenger volumes soar. Design-build delivery can help airports accelerate expansion projects and other improvementsat lower costs and with a smoother process. Learn more atburnsmcd.com/AirportDB22.AirportImprovement.comSeptember 2022'