Taoyuan International Airport WC Taxiway Detailed Design

Taoyuan, Taiwan

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AECOM partnered with CECI Engineering Consultants Inc. for this project, where we merged our professional experience and capability in aviation and traffic with CECI’s local expertise.

The Taoyuan International Airport (TIA) was built in 1979 and continues to grow and serve an increasing number of passengers. To meet future development needs, in 2012 the Taoyuan International Airport Corporation (TIAC) launched a program to upgrade the old versatile navigation facilities and an integrated to be a smart and humanized air-side control system.

The project involves the reconstruction and relocation of the existing WC taxiway into two new parallel taxiways, namely W1 and W2, to provide space for the airport’s third terminal. The scope of work for this project included the construction and installation of taxiways, four taxiway bridges above existing out-linking roads, airport ground lighting (AGL) system, airside service roads, circulation loop underpass inside of the TIA zone, underpass adjacent to the Puxing Creek, related demolishment and traffic maintenance work.

To realize the future blueprint of TIA, our team contributed detailed engineering, basic AGL design for turnkey tendering and integrated landscape design. The new built taxiway bridges will be capable to accommodate larger passenger aircrafts like Boeing B-787. The structure and performance safety of taxiway bridges were carefully considered and designed. The application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the design process was also a new technology in Taiwan’s civil engineering space. In this instance, BIM was used to build a platform to develop an integrated information system for airport operation and maintenance. Aerial and road traffic were also considered in the design, interface treatment, construction period and traffic maintenance for this project.

As Taiwan’s most important aviation hub, TIA aims to make a beautiful impression of the country for both returning and visiting passengers. To ensure the aesthetic appearance, a humble but elegant style was adopted in structural engineering and landscape design.