O'Hare International Airport Multi-Modal Facility

CATEGORY: Transportation




OTHER CONSULTANTS: Delta Engineering Group, LLC, Singh & Associates, Inc., Ross Barney Architects, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Jensen Hughes, Inc., Walker Parking Consultants, Wang Engineering, Inc., Daniel Weinbach & Partners, Ltd., Naughton + Associates, Inc., Lerch Bates, Inc., Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., Cyclone Energy Group


OWNER: Chicago Department of Aviation


DESCRIPTION: TranSystems served as the engineer and architect of record for the Chicago O’Hare International Airport Multi Modal Facility (MMF). The MMF facility includes rental car floors, offices, a lobby, public parking, bus loop, quick turnaround (QTA) vehicle maintenance building, and a highway interchange. TranSystems also designed the airport transit system (ATS) track structure extension, station inside the MMF, Maintenance and Storage Facility expansion, and two support buildings. Services provided by TranSystems included civil, structural engineering, and architecture including design of utility services, roadways, signing, building and bridge structures, and drainage, and numerous permit applications. The 2.5 million-square-foot Chicago O’Hare Multi-Modal Facility (MMF) provides a central access point for rental cars, busing operations, and parking. The facility provides flexibility, a convenient and time-saving passenger experience, operational efficiencies for the airport, tenants, and public. It is a true Multi Modal connection of transit in all forms while reducing terminal traffic and supporting the O’Hare 21 capital program. The project extended airport transit system (ATS), created a new consolidated rental car and 2,624 public parking spaces, added a connection to Metra and Pace. The QTA facility provides the rental car companies equipment and areas to perform maintenance on their fleet between rentals on site. Successful completion of this project required the coordination and interface with hundreds of consultants and City staff members, contractors, the ATS design-builder, the Construction Manager at Risk, and half of the Departments of the City. The design team achieved 36%M/W/DBE participation and the building is certified LEED Silver and Park smart Silver. The building opened on the exact date established by the City and CMAR five years prior and is used by thousands of customers daily.