Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program Design for Terminal E – Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas Texas

LAN served as the primary mechanical engineer for the MEP design for the total renovation of Terminal E at the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. The $565 million Terminal E Renovation project is part of the overall $2.9 Terminal Renewal Improvement Plan (TRIP) for four terminals at DFW. The project included the efforts of multiple design firms including architecture, electrical, security and fire protection, baggage handling, and communication.

LAN developed and coordinated the mechanical design including the internal HVAC building systems (air side design) for the 80,000 SF terminal. The piping design, which includes hot and chilled water distribution from the central utility plant, required intense coordination with the baggage handling designer and the architect to minimize the real estate impact. A unique design challenge was the coordination of demolition of the existing systems while providing locations for the construction of the new systems without interrupting service to the open sectors of Terminal E. LAN provided complete mechanical construction documents and provided construction administration with the CMaR through the duration of the project.

This project also included two preliminary enabling projects performed by LAN to establish a new IT backbone and ten telecommunications hubs across Terminal E and an Infill and Satellite Rehabilitation project to provide swing gates and security access to the public throughout reconstruction of the terminal.

At a glance

$565 million Terminal E Redevelopment Program

600,000 SF of conditioned space

One million CFM conditioned supply air

Two chilled water pumps providing 5500 tons of chilled water

One mile of 10” hot water piping

One mile of 14” chilled water piping


4th busiest airport in the US

9th busiest airport in the world

60+ million passengers a year


MEP Engineering


Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

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