Indianapolis International Airport New Midfield Terminal

CHA provided airside planning and design for the development of the $1 billion 40-gate midfield terminal complex at Indianapolis International Airport. The major design challenge on this project was meeting the FAA, NFPA, and IATA apron grade standards. Even though the site was a greenfield site, the grades of the adjacent existing parallel taxiway system, in conjunction with the proposed concourse layout, presented a challenge. CHA worked closely with the Master Architect to establish a finished floor elevation that allowed the apron grades to meet the apron grading standards.

We aggressively involved a high level of minority/women-owned consultant firm participation to complete meaningful aspects of the airside planning and design scope of work. The project was completed within schedule and bid under the engineer’s estimate.

Major design elements included:

  • Airfield Pavements: Sections, Joint Layout and In-pavement Structures
  • Apron Grades in Accordance with FAA, NFPA and IATA Design Standards
  • Airfield Grading
  • Airfield Storm Drainage
  • Subsurface Drainage
  • Aircraft Deicing Runoff Collection and Conveyance System for the Terminal Apron
  • Water and Sanitary Sewer
  • Electrical and Communication Duct Systems
  • Airfield Lighting and Signage: Edge Lights, Centerline Lights and Stop Bars
  • Airfield Electrical Vault Building Expansion
  • Airfield Lighting Control System for the New ATCT
  • Airfield Security Fencing and Gate Systems
  • Construction Safety and Phasing
  • Procurement Documents for Aircraft Service Equipment: Boarding Bridges, Preconditioned Air (Point of Use), 400 hz (Point of Use), and Guidance Docking System
Project Services:
  • Airside and Site Design
  • Pavement Design
  • Earthwork and Grading Design
  • Stormwater Design
  • Site Utility Design
  • Electrical and Lighting Design
  • Construction Engineering and Administration