Providing architecture, design and BIM management services, we’re supporting the delivery of a new 750,000m² passenger terminal at Kuwait International Airport – helping establish Kuwait as a new regional hub in the gulf.
With air travel in Kuwait increasing 10 per cent over the last ten years, the Ministry of Public Works commissioned a new terminal building to significantly increase capacity and create a new regional hub. The new Terminal 2 (T2), with an iconic design by Fosters and Partners, will be able to support 25 million passengers per year, scalable to an additional 25 million in the future.
Appointed by main contractor Limak Insaat, we are coordinating multidisciplinary teams in seven different countries to deliver architecture, multidisciplinary design coordination and BIM management services.
In our role as BIM manager, our team created the project’s BIM standards and ongoing BIM strategy, and delivered specific quality assurance and quality control BIM tools. We helped manage a complex and large model for 3D coordination, construction sequence (4D), quantification (5D) and lifecycle management (6D). The scale and complexity of the project means we are managing over 800 different BIM models.
With more than 35 stakeholders involved in the project, we’re using cutting edge digital technology and innovative thinking to enable collaboration and improve coordination between different stakeholders. This includes using cloud-based tools, and specific add-ons developed by AECOM, to create automated workflows, as well as graph databases to analyse and digest huge amounts of information.
AECOM also helped deliver Kuwait International Airport’s recently opened Terminal 4 which provides an extra capacity of 4.5 million passengers per year. We provided architecture of the terminal and other ancillary buildings, landscape, civil infrastructure and building engineering design, and construction support for the project.