LaGuardia Central Terminal Building Replacement

The LaGuardia Airport is one of the three airports in the New York City Metro area and is one of the busiest airports in the nation. Under Governor Cuomo’s vision, the airport will be transformed to a world-class airport to serve the needs of the 21st century. The addition of a new Central Terminal Building with 35 gates will enable service to 17.5 million passengers annually. The new terminal will also provide better transportation access with planned connections to a future air train. This project will be completed as part of a public-private partnership (P3) between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and a developer-led joint venture between Skanska and Walsh Construction.

Hinman developed the performance objectives for each section that comprises the new terminal following an extreme event.

Hinman is leading the threat mitigation strategy for the LaGuardia Central Terminal Building Replacement project and has worked closely with other team members from early phases of design to incorporate safety and security features as integral parts of the design and do not compromise the elegance of the new terminal.

Hinman developed the performance objectives for each section that comprises the new terminal following an extreme event. These objectives included maintaining operational capacity and structural resiliency. For this purpose, Hinman constructed risk models prioritize strategies to address damage scenarios that are most likely to occur and/or result in consequences exceeding acceptable limits. The associated deliverables facilitated high-level decisions among the public-private partnership cooperatives to determine appropriate development and implementation of specific physical security solutions. Hinman has additionally functioned as a protective design subject matter expert, closely collaborating with the consultant team throughout design development phases to define threat-specific performance-based engineering requirements and complete technical reviews of design calculations, as needed.