Honolulu International Airport Mauka Concourse Terminal Expansion

The Mauka Concourse is a 220,000-square-foot L-shaped structure.  The primary space is 12 passenger gate holdroom boarding areas that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The new $37 million concourse will be able to accommodate the new Airbus wide body jets that Hawaiian Airlines is adding to its fleet.

The concourse will have five new security screening lanes, two restrooms each for men and women, four family restrooms, restaurants, information kiosks and a premier club.

Upon completion, it will have three sections of moving walkways totaling 2,100 feet, and results in a reduction of Wiki Wiki buses from 13 to eight.  The upcoming work will include new ticket counters, baggage claim offices and signage for the commuter airlines.

The holdrooms have 22 ft high ceilings with glass windows extending up to the ceiling.  Sky lights provide additional natural indoor lighting creating virtually a glass box.  A variable air volume A/C system provides flexibility to accommodate the large swings in occupant loads.  The design supplies air thru jet diffusers mounted on pedestals near the perimeter and central core retail areas. Eco spaces located within the central core retail areas is used for return air back to the air handling units.  A unique feature of the A/C system is the recycling and storing of the condensate from the dedicated outside air units, to serve as the primary building irrigation system.

MEH worked with KYA Design Group to design the functionality of the terminal expansion.  MEH provided all design engineering services to include plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection systems. The design is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

This project is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification.

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