The O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) will reconfigure O’Hare International Airport’s intersecting runways into a more modern, parallel layout and meet the region’s needs well into the future. The $6.6 Billion program will dramatically improve the efficiency of the airport, while significantly reducing delays.
Primera’s role as part of the Master Civil Engineer team, BPC Airport Partners, has been to perform preliminary design and prepare detailed transfer package materials to define the scope, schedule, and budgets for the final design of the runways and taxiways, public and private roadways, railroads, electrical vaults, drainage structures, oil-water separators, and other facilities. The preliminary design has also included planning of utilities and of numerous airfield structures such as airfield lighting vaults, cargo facilities, and security facilities to support the new airfield and its infrastructure.
Primera has implemented its work to coordinate with the phasing of construction over a 10-year period in order to accommodate the needs of a continuously-operating airport while meeting security, budget, and environmental goals set forth by the OMP, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Aviation, and other regulatory agencies having jurisdiction. Primera has taken the lead in providing a LEED Manual to be utilized for all new projects in the OMP, including green roof, stormwater management, and other concepts designed to enhance the O’Hare Modernization Program.