AECOM Hunt, in a joint venture, served as construction manager for the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

This 1,430,000-square-foot terminal includes new gates, custom offices, an Advanced People Mover (APM) station, a new baggage handling system, two new parking structures, elevated roadways, and an APM train/utility connector to the existing Concourse E. In addition, the team completed gate, baggage, fuel pit, and jet bridge modifications at the existing Concourse E.

The new terminal added 12 new international boarding gates and support areas. The north-facing window wall includes a cable stayed glazing system that supports the glass wall with no metal framing, providing travelers with a panoramic view of the downtown Atlanta skyline.

Passenger facilities included ticketing and check-in counters, arriving passenger baggage facilities, departing passenger security checkpoint, gate waiting areas, various types of concessions, and passenger gate waiting areas. Back-of-house support facilities included offices for the airlines, Atlanta Police, U.S. Customs, and the Transportation Security Agency (TSA).

The new terminal incorporated the latest security features in baggage inspection and customs processing.

Awards and recognition

  • 2009 National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) “Hard Hat Award”
  • 2012 Georgia Technology Innovation Award – Georgia Technology Authority
  • 2012 Best Airport in North America, Business Travel Award – Business Traveler Magazine
  • 2012 Best Bridge with spans between 76 and 150 feet – Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute
  • 2012 Award of Excellence for the terminal park-ride parking deck – American Concrete Institute, Georgia chapter
  • 2012 Award of Excellence – Urban Land Institute
  • 2012 Leading Edge Award – Executive Travel Magazine
  • 2012 World Air Cargo Award (Airport of the Year) – Air Cargo Week Magazine
  • 2012 Most Efficient Airport in the World – Air Transport Research Society
  • 2013 Most Efficient Airport in the World – Air Transport Research Society