The Atlanta International Airport represents the culmination of many years of planning and design to produce the most advanced state-of-the-art aviation facility of the decade. As the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield International has an operating schedule of over 2500 flights per day, handles in excess of 25 million pieces of luggage and accommodates upwards of 90 million passengers on an annual basis. At 5.6 million square feet, Atlanta also has the largest passenger terminal and cargo facility in the world.
Williams-Russell and Johnson, Inc. (WR&J) was a partner in a three way joint venture that provided consulting engineering, architecture, and construction management services for the landside and airside improvements at the airport. The joint venture involvement was from late 1978 to 2005 and resulted in the construction of numerous new or improved facilities. Specific projects include preparation of an environmental impact statement for all runway development, design and construction management of a 9,000 ft. runway and two (2) parallel taxiways, extension of an existing runway, taxiway and aprons, expansion of the International Concourse, design of a 650,000 sq. ft. cargo facility, two (2) ground service equipment facilities, access roadways, parking lots, parking deck expansions, and an extensions to the underground transit system to service all of the six concourses.