Project Description

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport,
Central Passenger Terminal Complex (CPTC), Ramp Level Lighting Replacement

Just below the passenger areas of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport concourses lies the inner working of the baggage logistics system that supports the transfer of baggage to and from the aircraft. In these ramp level areas, personnel transfer baggage between the maze of baggage handling belts and the carts known as tugs that move baggage throughout the airport property. Over 12,000 high pressure sodium and fluorescent lights illuminate these areas between the Main Terminal, Concourses and International Terminal. This project replaced that lighting with brighter, more efficient LED fixtures resulting in safer working and driving conditions for airline baggage employees. This new technology that provides more light at a lower wattage also resulted in a 4,000,000 kWh reduction in energy consumption across the system and reduced maintenance cost of replacement through the longer life span of LED lighting.

This lighting replacement was part of a larger contract with the City of Atlanta that consisted of 13 different maintenance related scopes of work and 20 different contracts with various vendors, contractors and design firms. CPS managed logistics, budget, schedules and coordination on all scopes of works. The major challenge in this scope of work was daily coordination with airline baggage handling operation to ensure that areas would be open for nightly work in a manner to not interfere with airline operations. This work was completed with no impacts to the baggage operations of the various airlines and no down time for contractors performing the lighting replacement.