Modernization Update

Pardon Our Progress

We're Busy Building a Better Future.

At the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, we’re focused on the future and using every tool available to make sure your airport experience is the best that it can be. Our terminal modernization project is just one of the ways we’re working hard to do just that. Here is the latest update and timeline:

Week of May 12, 2014

Apron 

  • Concrete paving is near complete. 
  • Pavement markings have started. 

Concourse C 

  • Drywall installation is almost complete. 
  • Restroom tile installation is near complete. 
  • Terrazzo installation is near complete. 
  • Concession work is ongoing. 
  • Equipment startup has begun. 
  • Finish work has started. 

Terminal South 

  • Tile installation is near complete. 
  • Ceiling grid work is complete. 
  • Painting is in progress. 
  • Baggage Handling System is near complete. 
  • Terrazzo finishing is in progress. 
  • Ceiling tile work is almost complete. 
  • Test and Balance work is in progress. 
  • Casework installation is in progress. 
  • Flooring installation is 50% complete. 
  • Specialties installation is in progress. 

Central Plant 

  • Final inspections are scheduled. 

Parking Deck Elevators 

  • Elevator cab construction is complete. 
  • Door frames are being installed. 
  • Glass hoist way is being installed.


Week of March 28, 2014

Apron:

  • Fine grading is complete.
  • Asphalt paving is complete.
  • Concrete paving has started.

Concourse C:

  • Roofing work is complete.
  • Exterior wall panels continue.
  • Exterior glass and glazing is in progress.
  • Interior in wall rough-ins are near complete.
  • Overhead rough-ins are near complete.

Terminal North:

  • Equipment start up is taking place.
  • Exterior curtain wall construction is near complete.
  • Roof construction is complete.
  • Drywall finishing is near complete.
  • Tile installation is in progress.
  • Stone work is complete.
  • Terrazzo installation is in progress.
  • Ceiling grid work is in progress.
  • Painting is in progress.
  • Baggage Handling System is in progress.
  • Escalators are being delivered and set into place.

Central Plant:

  • Final finishes are being installed.

Parking Deck Elevators:

  • Elevator shaft waterproofing is complete.



Week of March 7, 2014

Apron:

  • Asphalt paving continues.
  • Layout and preparation for concrete paving.

Concourse C:

  • Metal panels are being installed.
  • Roof monitors are in progress.
  • Interior framing continues.
  • Roofing is nearing completion.
  • Masonry work continues.

Terminal North:

  • Ceramic tile, terrazzo installation and other finishes are in progress.
  • Installation of the baggage handling system components has begun.


Week of February 21, 2014

Apron:

  • Fine grading is complete.  Paving is scheduled to begin this week.

Concourse C:

  • Installation of electrical mains, plumbing mains and duct mains continues.
  • Interior wall framing expected to complete this week.
  • Roofing work continues.
  • Exterior wall panel installation continues.
  • Window installation continues.

Terminal North:

  • Exterior curtain wall construction expected to complete this week.
  • Roof construction is complete.
  • Interior finishes (wall tile and terrazzo flooring) are in progress.

Parking Deck Elevators

  • Crossover installation continues.
  • Elevator shaft work continues.

Week of February 3, 2014

Apron:

  • Fine grading continues.

Concourse C:

  • Fireproofing of steel continues.
  • Water storage tank waterproofing continues.
  • Electrical mains, plumbing mains and duct mains are being installed.
  • Interior wall framing is near complete.
  • Roofing work continues.
  • Window installation is in progress.

Terminal North:

  • Exterior curtain wall construction is near complete.
  • Roof construction is near complete.
  • Interior wall framing is complete.
  • Interior in-wall electrical and plumbing inspections are complete.
  • Drywall installation is complete.
  • Ceramic tile installation has started.

Parking Deck Elevators:

  • Crossover installation is in progress.
  • Elevator shaft work continues.


Week of January 10, 2014

Apron / Site Work:

  • Fine grading continues.

Terminal and Concourse Building:

  • Fireproofing of steel continues.
  • Water storage tank waterproofing continues.
  • Electrical mains, plumbing mains and duct mains are being installed.
  • Interior wall framing is near complete.
  • Exterior curtain wall construction is near complete.
  • Roof construction is near complete.
  • Interior wall framing is complete.
  • Interior in-wall electrical and plumbing inspections are complete.
  • Drywall installation is complete.
  • Tile installation has started.

Parking Deck / Central Plant

  • Final inspections are pending upon equipment start up in the terminal.
  • Crossover installation is in progress.
  • Elevator shaft work continues.


Week of October 10, 2013

  • Excavation for new parking deck elevator pit.
  • Painting on canopy.
  • STEP wall installation on concourse C and terminal.
  • Metal decking installation & steel erection on concourse C.
  • Blocking being installed for windows.
  • Interior framing in BAA offices has begun.
  • Roofing and blocking installation in terminal.
  • Sanitary sewer installation starts this week.
  • Slab on grade work in progress on concourse B.
  • Installing speed tables on upper level.


Week of September 14, 2013

  • Hollow core roof structure installation continues.
  • Roofing work has begun.
  • STEP wall installation continues.
  • Painting continues at curbside canopy.
  • Slab work continues throughout lower level.
  • Structural steel has been completed.
  • Painting and other finishes are in progress in the central plant.
  • Apron demolition continues.


Week of September 9, 2013

  • Hollow core roof structure materials installation has begun.
  • STEP wall installation is in progress.
  • Painting continues at curbside canopy.
  • Slab work continues throughout lower level.
  • Structural steel erection & metal decking installation continues at Concourse C.


Week of September 3, 2013

  • Demolition continues at rotunda area and in the terminal area.
  • Backfilling and forming at baggage system tunnels continues.
  • Painting continues at curbside canopy continues.
  • Structural and misc. steel erection continues.
  • Slab work continues throughout lower level.
  • Structural Steel erection & metal decking installation continues at Concourse C.
  • Parking Deck Elevator C & New Pedestrian Connector foundation work has begun.

 

Week of August 26, 2013

  • Framing for exterior aluminum-composite metal panels has begun.
  • Demolition continues at rotunda area and in the terminal area.
  • Excavation of baggage system tunnels continues.
  • Painting continues at curbside canopy continues.
  • Structural and misc. steel erection continues.
  • Slab work continues throughout lower level.
  • Structural Steel erection & metal decking installation continues at Concourse C.


Week of August 6, 2013

  • Forming curbs for recessed walls in new terminal.
  • Interior framing has begun at new electrical rooms.
  • Demolition of existing roof system continues.
  • Excavation of baggage system tunnel has begun.
  • Painting continues at curbside canopy continues.
  • Structural and misc. steel erection continues.
  • Slab work continues throughout lower level.
  • Structural Steel erection & metal decking installation is nearing completion.
  • Demolition continues at elevator.
  • Removal of roofing at existing pedestrian connector.


Week of July 30, 2013

  • Removal of existing roof system continues.
  • Modification of steel handrails continues at curbside.
  • Painting continues at curbside canopy continues.
  • Slab work continues throughout lower level.
  • Demolition on Concourse C completed with exception of rotunda.
  • Parking deck elevator C demolition of existing cab continues.


Week of July 22, 2013

  • Lower level commercial lane is closed.  All shuttles and buses pick up and drop off upper level. Door 1 for shuttles and door 2 for buses.
  • Removal of existing roof system has begun.
  • Demolition continues throughout the terminal.
  • Elevator pits are being formed.
  • Painting continues at curbside canopy.
  • Concourse C structural steel erection and metal decking installation continues.
  • Central plant work continues.
  • Parking deck elevator C work in exisiting shaft has been complete and demolition on existing cab has begun.


Week of July 13, 2013:

  • Demolition continues throughout Terminal
  • Ductwork installation continues
  • Fireproofing structural steel
  • Elevator pits are being formed
  • Painting continues at curbside canopy
  • Railing modifications have begun curbside
  • Slab prep (fine grading)
  • Forming and pouring rainwater holding tanks
  • Steel erection & metal decking installation continues
  • Construction of Passenger Boarding Bridge pedestal bases


Week of July 5, 2013:

  • Excavating and forming elevator pits
  • Forming and pouring walls at rainwater harvesting tanks
  • Forming slab edges on lower level
  • Continued work on structural steel at north end of Concourse C
  • Demolition continues upper and lower level
  • Ductwork installation continues lower level


Week of June 24, 2013:

  • Setting structural steel at north end of Concourse C.
  • Underground plumbing is in progress.
  • Continuing with foundations on rainwater harvesting tanks.
  • Painting continues at curbside steel canopy.


Week of June 10, 2013:

  • Construction on the rainwater collection tanks has begun.
  • Fireproofing has begun in existing building.
  • Elevator C in parking deck is closed for construction. Elevators A and B are open for use.


Week of May 27, 2013:

  • Demolition continues inside Concourse C. 
  • Shuttles will continue to be available for departing passengers on the upper level. For arrivals, shuttles will be picking up passengers in the commercial outer lane on the lower level.


Week of April 29, 2013:

  • Demolition has begun on airside of the terminal. Travelers can expect no inconveniences.


Week of April 22, 2013:

  • Phase II demolition has begun starting with the interior.


Week of March 11, 2013:

  • Transition from the old terminal to the new terminal occurred on March 13, 2013. All airlines and gates will now operate out of the new terminal. The old terminal is now closed off for the begining construction of Phase II.


Week of February 26, 2013:

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony takes place Tuesday, February 26th to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 Terminal Modernization.


Week of January 8, 2012:

  • Shuttles, limo, buses and ground transportation have been relocated to the upper (departures) roadway at door 3.


Week of July 24, 2011:

  • North end of the terminal, including Concourse B, closes for renovations and will remain closed during the entire Phase 1 of construction.


Week of July 10, 2011:

  • Car Rental Counters will move from terminal building to the first floor of the parking deck in Sections B and C. Car rental facility entrance located on the first floor in section C.


Week of June 19, 2011:

  • US Airways passenger ticketing and boarding will move from Concourse B to Concourse C.
  • Continental Airlines passenger ticketing and boarding will move from Concourse B to Concourse C.


Week of June 5, 2011:

  • American Airlines passenger curbside, ticketing, and boarding will move from Concourse B to Concourse C.

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