Madsen Consulting Engineering

Marine Air Terminal Rehabilitation

Marine Air Terminal Rehabilitation
Terminal A, LaGuardia International Airport, Queens, NY

Madsen worked with the architect, RCGA, and the client, Delta Airlines on the renovation of a portion of this iconic structure, the only surviving and still active airport in the United States from the very first generation of passenger air travel, the flying boat Clipper air service. The terminal was designed by Delano & Aldrich Architects and opened in 1940 and now hosts of the Delta shuttle service from LaGuardia Airport. 

The renovation work at the Security Checkpoint included structural floor upgrades for new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Equipment. The design had to comply with special TSA and equipment manufacturer requirements and it was subject to approval by the Port Authority of NY and NJ. Work included extensive data collection and evaluation of existing field conditions and design of a new floor system capable to support the new loads imposed by TSA equipment. Staging of work was particularly challenging due to the necessity of keeping the terminal active while work was occurring.