Johnson Controls has been chosen by general contractor Hensel Phelps to deliver building-wide systems integration for Nashville International Airport’s (BNA) growth and expansion plan, BNA Vision. As part of the project, Johnson Controls will also provide early engagement technology design-assist services, which are integral to determining the necessary technologies required to achieve the airport’s objective: a smart, connected airport.

Using the technology contracting process, Johnson Controls will have accountability for optimising the technology plan, design, installation, integration, commissioning and service of technical systems, business applications and supporting infrastructure throughout the project. BNA’s revival and expansion of its Concourse D, in addition to the Terminal Wings expansion, a key project under BNA Vision, will help the airport meet the needs Johnson Controls to Lead Technology Integration for Nashville International Airport Expansion Project of the growing city – namely, supporting a steady increase of travelers, predicted to be 23 million by 2037. “Johnson Controls expertise in airport technology integration makes them an ideal fit to lead the buildingwide systems integration of this project,” said Scott Shelby, Operations Manager at Hensel Phelps. “With a project of this magnitude, it is important for all parties to understand the vision and the overall goals identified by the airport, and identify the technology required to support them, before the construction process begins. As the general contractor, it is our job to make sure that vision is brought to life.”

The new, 115,000-square-foot Concourse D will feature six domestic aircraft gates, dining and retail options and a Central Utility Plant. It will also include 200,000 square feet of new space added to the north and south ends of the terminal, which will expand the Ticketing Lobby and add four Baggage Claim carousels.