APM Tunnel Extension for the Maynard H. Jackson Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport underwent a $1.2 billion dollar expansion project centered on the construction of the new Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal. Since completion, all international operations have transferred to the new terminal. The new International Terminal has its own pick-up and drop-off access, baggage claim, check-in facilities, and parking facilities. Passenger access between the new International Terminal and the domestic airport facilities is primarily via underground automated people mover (APM) trains. Prior to the current expansion, the APM tunnel terminated at Concourse E, which previously served all international flights. The new International Terminal is located approximately half a mile from the terminus of the existing APM tunnel. A cut-and-cover method was selected for the construction of the APM tunnel extension to allow the construction team to best address unknowns and potential obstructions. This paper presents the challenges posed by the extension of the APM tunnel and the construction techniques selected to most efficiently overcome these challenges.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 453-464
  • Monograph Title: Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01522788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413272
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2014 3:03PM