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Improving Safety at LaGuardia International Airport
A major redevelopment and construction project is designed to completely modernise New York’s LaGuardia Airport into a world-class transportation hub that will better serve the tens of millions of passengers that use the airport each year.
Siemens Building Technologies is working with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture, the design-build contractor for the redevelopment of Central Terminal B, to deploy an intelligent infrastructure solution that includes an integrated building automation and fire/life safety system for the new central terminal complex.
The new Terminal B will be far more efficient and safer than its predecessor built in 1964. Siemens’ Desigo CC integrated building management platform will monitor the building automation, allowing for dynamic control of the facility’s systems in order to respond to the changing needs of the terminal’s operations. The Desigo Fire XLS-V fire alarm panel with voice capability will be at the heart of the fire alarm system, operating both in Terminal B and the central plant.
“The vision for the new terminal includes an enriched passenger experience by reducing delays at the gate and moving all passengers more safely and efficiently throughout the airport,” says Ted Jadermark, Airport System Manager with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture. “Integrating Siemens building automation and fire safety systems as we construct the new facility gives us the ability to manage and monitor its dynamic daily operations with the increased confidence necessary to protect the comfort and safety of LaGuardia’s passengers.”
The new terminal complex will be located closer to the existing Grand Central Parkway, freeing up valuable airport apron space for planes. It will also utilise an island-gate system, which will create nearly two miles of additional taxiways and lead to fewer gate delays and less carbon emissions from idling planes.
“We’re extremely proud to play such a key role in modernising LaGuardia Airport, and in helping create the perfect place to travel efficiently and safely,” says Dave Hopping, President of Siemens Building Technologies North America. Siemens has an extensive footprint as a leading technology partner and financial ally for the New York City metropolitan region, helping shape the city’s infrastructure.
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