MEP Remodeling and System Upgrade


Location: Albuquerque International Sunport, Albuquerque, NM
Cost: $40 million
Design Completed 2016: Construction in Progress

T&D provided services supporting several ongoing interconnected $40MM+ remodeling /upgrade projects at the Albuquerque International Sunport enhancing and improving the airport’s present and future operations.  T&D’s services included mechanical, electrical and process (MEP) engineering, field investigation, fire protection/life safety, special systems, project management, and construction administration.

The initial project phase consisted of T&D’s field investigation of existing MEP systems. Ten (10) major projects were identified.  As part of the value engineering offered by T&D, design efforts were commenced based on a pre-determined project sequence to minimize interruption to airport operation.  During project development, an expanded scope of work was requested and included evaluation of the airport’s existing fire alarm system and investigation and redesign of return air systems for sixteen (16) rooftop mechanical penthouses.  T&D also designed temporary space for various airport departments while work in existing space was under construction.  All facets of the project were closely coordinated with the owner and end users.

Projects included a redesign of the Ticketing and Baggage Claim areas; Administrative and Press rooms; and Ramp Corridor; a relocation of the Sunport Police Station; Task Orders Operations Area; IT Office Suite; Family Assistance Center; and Fitness Center; and a redesign and expansion of the Badging office.  Lighting design included an emergency and exit lighting fixture layout.  Special lighting redesign of 3,000+ fixtures (totaling 6 miles of low voltage wire) was provided within the airport and its parking structures.  The electrical design also addressed the Sunport’s requirements for fire alarm, security, control access, data, and communication systems and the specific functional needs of each space.

Other than the Ticketing and Bagging project, construction is successfully complete on all projects.   Construction for Ticketing and Bagging began January 2017 with an estimated duration of 18 months.