Cundall were appointed to carry out project management, structural design and planning on a number of projects related to the ongoing upgrade and expansion of Dublin Airport. We will also be providing Architecture, Quantity Surveying, PSDP (Project Supervisor Design Process) and Design & Assigned certification through our local partners.
It is proposed to construct A-VDGS units at each gate. The installation will consist of a combination of both pier façade and pole mounted A-VDGS units.
The A-VDGS is a system which uses infrared lasers to assess an aircraft’s type and position allowing it to dock safely and quickly, enabling more efficient aircraft turnover.
The system informs a pilot parking an aircraft at a stand which side of a centreline they are and where to stop, to keep the aircraft away from obstructions, allow passenger boarding bridges to reach the aircraft and allow ground crew to operate safely. The use of Safedock Type 2 units are proposed for all stand locations in this assessment.
Cundall have also carried out structural design of a new MV substation and Security Control Post to facilitate the expansion of the Airport.
The existing Substation T was constructed in 1987 and is part of a communal landside utilities building that is shared between the IAA and Dublin Airport. The existing substation was considered suboptimal for Dublin Airport expansion plans and the construction of a new replacement Substation T airside provided additional capacity for the installation of additional AGL (Aerodrome Ground Lighting) power supply systems.
Similarly a new security control post is required in order to deal with the increased capacity associated with several significant infrastructure projects underway, including the new taxiway centreline systems on Runway 16/34 and its associated taxiways as part of the new North Runway, Apron 5H and CPD2 developments.