Johnson Controls Chosen to Lead Technology Integration for Nashville International Airport Expansion Project
Bigger and better Concourse D and Terminal Wings will improve passenger experience
Using the Technology Contracting process, Johnson Controls will have accountability for optimizing the technology plan, design, installation, integration, commissioning and service of technical systems, business applications and supporting infrastructure throughout the project. BNA’s revival and expansion of its Concourse D, in addition to the Terminal Wings expansion, a key project under BNA Vision, will help the airport meet the needs of the growing city – namely, supporting a steady increase of travelers, predicted to be 23 million by 2037.
“Johnson Controls expertise in airport technology integration makes them an ideal fit to lead the building-wide systems integration of this project,” said Scott Shelby, operations manager at Hensel Phelps. “With a project of this magnitude, it is important for all parties to understand the vision and the overall goals identified by the airport, and identify the technology required to support them, before the construction process begins. As the general contractor, it is our job to make sure that vision is brought to life, and I am confident we will do so alongside our partner, Johnson Controls.”
The new, 115,000-square-foot Concourse D will feature six domestic aircraft gates, dining and retail options and a Central Utility Plant. It will also include 200,000 square feet of new space added to the north and south ends of the terminal, which will expand the Ticketing Lobby and add four Baggage Claim carousels. The added space and amenities will help expedite wait times and allow more leisure options for travelers passing through the airport.
“We’ve worked on many airport projects and what we continue to see is that success is dependent on upfront collaboration with the owners and design and construction teams to optimize the layout and integration of systems and technologies,” said Jim Nannini, vice president, Building Wide Systems Integration, Johnson Controls, Building Solutions North America. “We are helping Nashville International Airport keep all facets of the project aligned from technology integration and budget to overall workflow.”
The integrated technologies that will help BNA become a smarter airport include Metasys® Building Management System, fire detection and alarms, a communications backbone and high-speed network, a multiple user flight information display system, integrated communication systems, Wi-Fi and distributed antenna systems, and common use equipment for ticketing and gate management. BNA’s Concourse D project is scheduled for completion in summer 2020.
To learn more about Nashville International Airport, please visit flynashville.com.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
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Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.
About Nashville International Airport
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) was established in 1970, and owns and operates Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport (JWN). With more than 14.9 million passengers visiting each year, Nashville International Airport is one of the fastest growing airport among the top 50 airports in North America. BNA serves 460 daily flights to more than 65 nonstop markets. It is the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S. MNAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit flynashville.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NashvilleInternationalAirport and follow us on Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville. Learn more about BNA Vision, our growth and expansion plan for the airport, at BNAVision.com.
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