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Old July 18th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #1
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LAS | Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

Perini Wins Contract for $1.8B Airport Expansion

By Brian K. Miller

http://www.globest.com/news/1201_120.../172413-1.html

LAS VEGAS-Clark County’s Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted to award Perini Building Co. a $1.2-billion contract for the $1.8-billion expansion of McCarran International Airport...

...The expansion project consists of the construction of a three-floor, 1.9 million-sf terminal and associated infrastructure. The infrastructure includes an elevated roadway system, baggage handling system, 14 aircraft gates, federal inspection services and three pedestrian bridges from terminal to parking...

...As is, McCarran is design to handle 42 million passengers annually. Last year, about 44.3 million people squeezed through the terminal, which handles most of McCarran's domestic airline arrivals and departures. This year, passenger volume is running 2.4% behind last year’s numbers, according to the most current numbers available; if the trend holds true, the airport would handle approximately 41.3 million passengers in 2008.

What happens in 2008 isn’t as important as what passenger traffic will be when the terminal is completed in 2012, which is when the last of some 30,000 new hotels rooms now under construction will have been added to the market. More than 5,000 rooms have been delivered so far this year and an additional 20,000 or so rooms are expected to come on line before the end of next year...

...to get hotel occupancies back up to 90% after the new rooms come online, a 9 million increase in annual visitors -- 300 people for every new hotel room -- will be required. That wouldn’t be possible without an additional terminal, according to county officials.


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Old July 18th, 2008, 06:16 AM   #2
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It's good that they're expanding the airport terminal system. This can only be a good thing.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #3
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What happened to the plan of moving the airport to the outskirts?
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Old July 18th, 2008, 09:46 AM   #4
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I was wondering about that too. LAS sure as hell needs at least one more parallel runway. It's takeoff ques can get long.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #5
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I was wondering about that too. LAS sure as hell needs at least one more parallel runway. It's takeoff ques can get long.
The thing with LAS is the proximity to the city centre especially The Strip. Its very close.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #6
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The thing with LAS is the proximity to the city centre especially The Strip. Its very close.


I think it's good to have the airport close to the city center. Kinda like Milan Linate Airport. Next time I go to Milan I'd love to try Linate instead of Malpensa.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #7
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The new Ivanpah airport probably won't be ready until 2017. This third terminal will totally max out McCarran. There is absolutely no room for a new runway without removing tons of thriving businesses, which would be very unpopular.

Here are some plans they drew up for possible new runway configurations



Here you can see how much property would be displaced to build the equivalent of the new Ivanpah airport at McCarran.

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Old July 19th, 2008, 03:03 AM   #8
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They're looking very interesting!
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Old July 29th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #9
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http://library.nevada.edu/arch/aia/awa2007/ub07063.html
DESIGN








Design Team:
Architect: PGAL, LLC
Architecture Subconsultant: RAFI (Robert A. Fielden, Inc.)
Architecture Subconsultant: Welles Puglsey Architect
Central Plant Structural Engineer: Wright Engineers
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore
Passenger Flow: TransSolutions
Signage Design: Selbert Perkins Design
Fire / Life Safety: Rolf Jensen & AssociatesArchitecture Subconsultant: RAFI (Robert A. Fielden, Inc.)
Civil Engineer: PGAL, LLC
Interior Designer: PGAL, LLC
Civil Engineer: Louis Berger
Horizontal & Vertical Transportation: Lerch Bates & Associates, Inc.
Geotech: Kleinfelder, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: JBA Consulting Engineers
ATS: Jakes Associates
Architectural Lighting: Horton Lees Brogden
Landscape Architect: Hill Clark & Associates
Cost & Schedule Controls: Hanscomb Faithful & Gould
Security: Glover & Associates
Hardware: Finish Hardware & Associates
Acoustics & Paging: Coffeen Fricke & Associates
Concessions: Center for Airport Management
Curtainwall: CDC
Surveying: Barrajas & Associates
Information Systems: ARUP



Narrative/Project Description:
The McCarran Terminal 3 concept is inspired by the geography found throughout the Great Basin in Nevada. The building form is derived from the unique geometric rock formations and enclosures created by the upheaval of the earth. Hollow voids and spaces that are shaped by the erosion of rock, carve openings in which light and exposure can penetrate. In a similar fashion, the vertical canyon-like incisions in Terminal 3 appear as if they have been carved from its monolithic structure.

The rapidly growing population and development of Las Vegas has lands locked the once remote McCarran Int’l Airport location. The site is a restrictive long, narrow parcel of land to the north of the existing D Fates. The orientation of the site and the requirement to add 14 frontal aircraft gates dictated the linear form of the design. The program for terminal 3 consists of two primary operations, landside and airside. These operations are represented by a rectilinear forms linked via a lower intermediate core. The formal and rigid landside mass rests parallel to the ground, while the airside is rotated and appears separated from the ground.

As a response to the challenging desert light conditions, the interior quality if light is modulated through the design of louvered elements on the east, west and south elevations. Entry points into the building points into the building are dramatic light wells penetrating through the solid landside form, likened to fissures cut deep into a canyon. The environment within creates the perception of being protected by a thermal mass. The calmness of weight is accentuated by the palette of selected materials that reflect a logic sense of earth and warmth which transitions into a lucid coolness as perceived movement shifts from ground to sky. The simplicity of form provides a backdrop to terminal D and discretely blends into the northern perimeter of the site



Sustainability Description:
To minimize the impact of a new airport terminal on the environment was a significant mitigation of effects on the environmental and health of employees and visitors, although the Department of Aviation elected not to pursue LEED for new construction, the building and attendant facilities were designed with significant sustainable features with the idea that modest upgrades in the future could result in a LEED designation as a n existing building. Only the sustainable features which were included in the final design are listed below:

* Alternative Transportation, Public Transportation Access
o This project will have several means of public transportation to and from the site
* Water efficient Landscaping, Reduce by 50%
o Desert/ drought-tolerant and native landscaping has been used throughout the project
* Energy & Atmosphere
o Fundamental building systems commissioning is planned for the entire project
* Energy & Atmosphere
o CRC (ozone) reduction in HVAC&R equipment is already accounted for in the project
* Energy & Atmosphere
o HCFC (non-ozone depleting) chillers are specified in the central plant
* Energy & Atmosphere
o Proper design of the overall Energy Management System has been specified
* Storage & Collection of recyclables
o Recycling collection and storage facilities have been specified
* Recycled content, Specify 5% (post-consumer + Post industrial)
o Recycling flooring and ceiling materials have been specified; metal panels with high recycled content and structural concrete with high fly ash content have been specified
* Indoor Environmental Quality
o Compliance with ASHRAE standard 64 for building fresh air ventilation
* Indoor Environmental Quality
o The airport facility is already non-smoking with the exception of designated smoking areas that are maintained at the minimum negative pressure required
* Indoor Environmental Quality
o Required exhaust for all storage rooms is provided. Entryway systems to collect dirt and minimize airborne particulate matter have been specified
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 08:58 AM   #10
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 10:33 AM   #11
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Construction finished on garage for McCarran terminal

By Hubble Smith
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Jun. 24, 2011 | 9:48 a.m.

Construction has finished on the eight-level, 6,000-space parking garage for Terminal 3 at McCarran International Airport, the project manager for McCarthy Building Cos. said Friday.

Spanning 270 feet by 1,024 feet, the garage is one of the largest parking facilities in the United States, project manager Paul Dudzinski said. Along with employee, valet, and both short- and long-term public parking, the structure has a single-story office building, toll plaza and roadway for passenger pickup and drop-off.

McCarthy started building the $121.7 million parking garage in December 2008 and logged more than 300,000 hours of work to deliver the project on time and on budget, Dudzinski said.
More: http://www.lvrj.com/business/constru...124495973.html

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Old July 3rd, 2011, 10:41 AM   #12
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Shake-up expected with new terminal at McCarran

By Tim O'Reiley
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Jun. 30, 2011 | 2:08 a.m.

The opening of Terminal 3 one year from now will trigger a major reshuffling of the airlines at McCarran International Airport.

When the dust settles, one of the oldest parts of the airport could close permanently.

Airport management has informed seven domestic and 13 international carriers that they will move part or all of their Las Vegas operations to the $2.4 billion addition, which is expected to see its first flight on June 27, 2012. The shifts should leave enough surplus gates elsewhere allow the closure of Concourse A, which was built in the early 1970s.

"The A gates are our least productive and the oldest ones," Clark County Aviation Director Randall Walker said. "It's where the weakest concentration of concessions are."
More: http://www.lvrj.com/business/shake-u...124764194.html

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Old July 3rd, 2011, 02:53 PM   #13
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McCarran breaks ground on $99 million air traffic tower

By Kyle Hansen
Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas has seen a lot of changes in the last 30 years, but McCarran International Airport has been relying on the same air traffic control tower for almost that long.

In 1983, more than 12 million people visited Las Vegas, with 10 million of them arriving on 140,000 flights to McCarran. Last year, more than 37 million people visited Las Vegas arriving on more than 500,000 flights to McCarran, making it the eighth busiest airport in the nation.

But the old air traffic tower will soon be history, replaced by a new facility that, at 352 feet, will be one of the tallest in the nation.

The Federal Aviation Administration broke ground Tuesday on the $99 million tower, which will open in 2015 in the area between the under-construction Terminal 3 and the Airport Connector Tunnel.
More: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011...-traffic-towe/

An artist's illustration shows the new $99 million Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control facility that will be built at McCarran International Airport. The facility is expected to be operational in early 2015.

Steve Marcus

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Old July 14th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #14
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McCarran Airport to get millions in federal money for improvements

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Las Vegas will be getting millions of dollars in federal money to fund continued rennovations at McCarran International Airport.

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced Wednesday that the $10,489,054 will go toward two projects that will improve airplane taxiways as well as the parking area for aircrafts while they load and unload passengers.
More: http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/125531593.html

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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #15
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Old July 21st, 2011, 07:07 PM   #16
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Sign installation begins in preparation of third terminal at McCarran

By Kyle Hansen
Thursday, July 21, 2011 | 7:31 a.m.
Las Vegas Sun

Although opening day is still a year away, McCarran International Airport is getting ready for Terminal 3 by installing new signs, which may affect some motorists.

Installation of the signs was to begin this morning, when one lane of southbound Paradise Road was to be closed near the airport. Paradise will be closed from just north of Tropicana Avenue to south of Gus Guiffre Drive.

In addition, one of the two right-turn lanes from eastbound Tropicana Avenue to Paradise will be closed.

These lane closures will continue until late August and lane closures in other areas will take place until all of the signs are installed, which will be in October.
More: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011...third-termina/

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Southwest Airlines CEO talks plans, growth for Las Vegas

By Richard N. Velotta
Vegas INC
Monday, 8 August 2011, 3 a.m.

Gary Kelly has a lot on his plate, and that’s very good news for Las Vegas.

The chairman, president and CEO of Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, the busiest commercial air carrier at McCarran International Airport, has been on the go during the past year, which means it’s a lock that his calendar will be full for the next five.

In a short time, Southwest has acquired AirTran, signed deals with Boeing to take delivery of new 737-800 jets that have a larger capacity than the planes the airline now flies, and started a partnership with a Mexican carrier, Volaris, to provide service for Southwest customers to Mexico and Volaris customers to nearly everywhere in the United States.
More: http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/au...o-talks-vegas/
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Not specifically about McCarran, but an interesting article.

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Experts say proposed Ivanpah airport could become cargo base

BY HUBBLE SMITH
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Aug. 14, 2011 | 2:01 a.m.

The gloomiest assessment of the proposed Ivanpah Valley airport 32 miles south of Las Vegas comes from Lary Glen Anderson, longtime resident of nearby Goodsprings and owner and operator of K-Ghost radio, where you can hear all the hits at 101.3-FM -- if you're no more than five miles from the old mining town just up the road from Jean.

"It'll never happen, not in 15 years, not in my lifetime," Anderson said on a weekday afternoon at the Pioneer Saloon, which is next to the Goodsprings General Store. "They've been talking about it for years."

It's been more than a decade since Clark County Aviation Director Randy Walker first floated the idea of a new airport in Ivanpah Valley to take the load off McCarran International Airport, which was fast approaching its 53 million-passenger capacity.
More: http://www.lvrj.com/business/experts...127677638.html
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Southwest Airlines launching daily flight from McCarran to Atlanta

By Richard N. Velotta
Monday 5 September 2011 7 a.m.
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Southwest Airlines’ acquisition of AirTran has finally paid some dividends to Las Vegas as the Dallas-based discount air carrier today announced plans to add a daily nonstop round-trip flight between McCarran International Airport and Atlanta.

Ever since Southwest in May closed the $1 billion deal to buy AirTran, speculation had been raised on how Southwest would enter the Atlanta market – the largest metropolitan area that had not been served by Southwest and a major hub operation for AirTran.

Some questions were answered last month when Southwest announced 15 daily nonstop flights between Atlanta and five destinations, Baltimore-Washington International, Chicago Midway, Denver, Houston Hobby and Austin, Texas, under the Southwest brand, beginning Feb. 12.

Today’s announcement further expanded the airline’s western reach from Atlanta with new flights to and from Las Vegas and Phoenix. Those routes begin flying March 10.
More: http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/se...ight-mccarran/
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Anyone know the latest on the Terminal C renovation and/or Terminal 3 construction?
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