New Terminal Planning and Advanced Planning Study

IMEG assisted with an advanced planning study to provide an alternative for the new terminal, landside, and associated airside projects at the Des Moines International Airport. The study focused on passenger elements in the east quadrant of the airport campus.

Work began on the new terminal programming and planning study in December 2016. The consultant team refined the general layout of the overall east quadrant site and presented at workshops to gather input from staff and airport stakeholders. Engineers developed and measured various options utilizing pros/cons analysis, balanced with rough order of magnitude cost for proper decision making.

The program definitial manual (PDM) is intended to provide detailed criteria for developing the design for the new terminal and its associated projects. The new terminal programming will accommodate three million annual passengers on opening day, with the ability to expand capacity to 4 million annual passengers.

IMEG also provided engineering design and services for additional projects at the Des Moines International Airport, including:

  • Terminal, skywalk, and lobby renovation: $2.1M
  • 12,000-sf terminal and baggage handling expansion: $2M
  • New pedestrian walkway and curbside canopies: $1.5M
  • Iowa Army National Guard – Des Moines Airport facility assessment
  • Parking garage LED light fixture installation phase 1: $265K
  • Parking garage and parking lots LED light fixture Installation phase 2: $265K
  • Retrofit existing light poles with LED and new LED lights in baggage and concourse areas: $100K
  • New de-icer fluid storage tank: $150K
  • US Customs building demolition and parking lot expansion
Des Moines International Airport
Des Moines, IA
Services Provided

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Study