Charleston International Airport Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP)

Address: North Charleston, SC
Owner: Charleston County Aviation Authority (CCAA)
Architect: Fentress Architects
Size: 100,000 sf (Expansion)
Cost: $200M
Project Responsibility: Structural Engineering Design; Structural Construction Administration Services
Completed: 2016

Charleston International Airport (CHS), a joint civil-military airport and home to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembly facility, is seeing unprecedented growth. With new airlines and destinations now available, the terminal has received an upgrade to modernize and improve the layout and programs to accommodate current and future passenger and tenant traffic.

MMSA provided structural engineering design and construction administration/quality assurance oversight for concourse renovation and expansion and specialty programs. Improvements include renovation and expansion of Concourses A and B; ticketing area and lobby renovations; renovation and expansion of the baggage claim area; renovation of the center atrium; improvement and expansion of concession areas; improvements to passenger processing, security screening and support facility areas; new administration offices and improvements to information desks and the business center; signage enhancements and updates; airside improvements, including apron expansion and taxiway improvements; and sustainability and technology improvements. MMSA also provided structural design of foundations for the Jet-Way/Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBB).

A new two-story Central Energy Plant (CEP) facility, as part of CHS TRIP, designed and constructed on the CHS campus. The new CEP facility now houses the airport mechanical equipment, consolidating the previously scattered systems.

MMSA also provided structural design for a new two-story Central Energy Plant (CEP) facility on the CHS campus. Constructed for the purpose of consolidating previously scattered airport systems, the CEP now houses the airport mechanical equipment.