Innovations at Berlin’s airports:
Welcome BER, goodbye TXL, SXF to be renamed
October 31, 2020 marked the grand opening of the new airport in Germany’s capitol Berlin. Since then, all airport operations in the capitol region have been focused at the new airport site. The modernized Schönefeld Airport was renamed as the new Terminal 5 on October 25, 2020, and is now part of the new BER Airport in Berlin. And it was with considerable regret that the architectural icon, the Tegel Airport, closed on November 8, 2020 after being in operation for 46 years.
Within the Operational Reliability SXF project, LOGO therefore took on the historic task of applying our multi-project management and project documentation to coordinate the individual projects within the construction and maintenance measures across the entire airport premises and support the aging Schönefeld Airport during the modernization. Measures including the installation of new security control technology, the refurbishment of terminal areas and the construction of a new bus parking lot are defined, coordinated and documented for a collision-free processing.
Goodbye Tegel and welcome “Berlin TXL – The Urban Tech Republic” project. Establishing the foundation for the new research and industrial park requires that demolition work to take place before the property is handed over to the owners. This requires the documentation of the status of 165 buildings and units on the premises via inspections over approx. 460 hectares. Besides being involved in the project management of the demolition measures, we are also involved in coordinating the handover to the owners.
Requirement planning and
requirement management in simple terms!
Constantly increasing costs and delays during construction projects are the subject of frequent reports. Our professional requirements planning and requirements management serve the ideal preparation of projects, thereby reducing risks to a minimum.
We asked ourselves: How can these extremely important services be explained in an easily comprehensibly way? We filled our first and entertaining explanatory video with all our experience and expertise to present what we do in an easily understood way. The video is available on the homepage or click here.
NEW at LOGO: Security consulting
- a topic of concern for us all
Since the desire for security is growing at an ever-faster pace, we took an in-depth and conscious look at the topic. We are now very pleased to also offer our services in this segment. We offer custom and holistic solutions developed by a specifically established team of experts. Our services range from thorough analysis, to the transparent preparation of a security concept, to the implementation of agreed measures – and we will support you the entire way with expertise and reliability. The services comprise airport security, property and building security, security management such as crises and emergency management as well as the qualification and reinforcement of the topic of security with the employees of a company.
Would you like to find out more? Security Partners Network looks forward to receiving your query via our contact form.
Pharmaceutical sector applies
The entire world is talking about the research and production of new medicines and vaccines. But how can we increase their production and product filling in our own country?
We developed a project for extending the production capacities according to GMP standards for BAG Health Care GmbH, a renowned manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients for the European and international markets.
LOGO provides support with the project development for extending the production site and a logistics concept to optimize the logistics processes and storage. The demanding, complex and special requirements on new filling systems, quality controls, testing laboratories, logistics facilities and administration are absolutely essential for the extension of the aseptic filling capacities for active ingredients due to increasing demand.
First webinar on the topic of
“Airports in times of COVID-19”
We mastered our first webinar on the topic of “Airports in times of COVID-19 – current and future challenges” with racing hearts and tremendous excitement. The exciting and concerted expert presentations
- Influence of COVID-19 on airport processes & airport infrastructure
- Confidence-building measures for passengers at airports – current and future
- Trends & long-term need for action in light of the impact of the crisis
were introduced by three experts, including guest speaker Dipl.-Ing., M.Eng.Sc. Torsten Hentschel from TH Airport Consulting and Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Mark Longrée from IADC GmbH.
We’re off and running – more webinars to follow.
Sustainable and innovative concepts
for Stuttgart Airport
The Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH initiated plans for a terminal development at the end of 2019. The objective is to reduce long waiting times for passengers in future. New demands on security, sustainability and passenger comfort dictate the modernization of the aging terminal building. The Stuttgart Airport is planning a replacement terminal to compensate for the passenger handling capacities eliminated during the modernization work. LOGO supports the awarding authority in the requirements analysis and the requirements management of the replacement terminal and the terminal development. Stuttgart Airport is especially keen on implementing sustainable and innovative concepts during the terminal modification and new constructions.
LOGO as sponsor
We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of a youth team at SV Steinfurth. LOGO is sponsoring a set of jerseys and would like to wish the team great fun in training and in future tournaments.
Decommissioning and return of Berlin-Tegel Airport
In the course of opening the new BER airport in the capital city, the Berlin airport operating company is obligated to return the Tegel site to the respective owners. Over the coming years, a research and industrial park and a new residential area will be constructed on the Tegel site. Along with the contractual handover conditions, the preparatory tasks for the return or dismantling of all spaces, buildings and technical facilities will take part within the scope of the project. The primary goal is to ensure all construction and organizational measures required for the return of Tegel are implemented, therefore ensuring all public notifications and contracts are fulfilled. LOGO is now supporting the airport operator in the project management for the planning and implementation of all measures to ensure the site is returned on time and in the proper fashion.
University Logistics Congress @HOLM
Seven universities from the Rhine-Main region joined forces to hold the Logistics Conference with HOLM GmbH on May 13, 2019. With around 500 participants, the conference was a huge success.
During the event, students had the opportunity to speak directly with company representatives. The companies had their own booths and represented their businesses in over 30 presentations. LOGO also participated in the event as a speaker, exhibitor and sponsor. (Source: HOLM Events)
Groundbreaking ceremony for Frankfurt Airport´s third passenger terminal
On April 29, 2019, Fraport AG laid the cornerstone for Terminal 3 – one of the largest privately financed infrastructure projects in Europe. Numerous guests and construction workers took part in the ceremony which symbolizes the beginning of building construction. As a reminder of this milestone, the participants filled a time capsule and buried it. Participants included Dr. Thomas Schäfer, the Minister of Finance for the State of Hesse, architect Prof. Christoph Mäckler, Dr. Stefan Schulte, Chairman of the Executive Board at Fraport AG, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Fraport AG, Karlheinz Weimar.
At peak times, up to 5,000 construction workers will be present on the construction site. Over the coming months, around 75 cranes will dominate the view of the construction site, during which Terminal 3 will slowly grow. At the south end of Frankfurt Airport, Gate G will be constructed by 2021, with a capacity of up to five million passengers. Gate G will be a complete and cutting-edge passenger check-in building and will be integrated in the premium Terminal 3 at a later date. The completion of the main terminal building with Gates H and J is planned for 2023. This will result in increased capacities of up to 21 million passengers. Terminal 3 can be expanded to include Gate K at a later date. With the complete expansion, the capacity will increase to 25 million passengers.
(Quelle: Fraport AG)
Fraport Ausbau Süd GmbH, a 100-percent subsidiary of Fraport, is monitoring and controlling the construction project. The planned budget is between 3.5 and 4 billion euros. This is therefore the largest ever single investment in Frankfurt by Fraport AG. It comprises 500 individual tenders. Due to this division, many small and medium-sized construction companies can benefit from orders – including those in the region.
Those interested in the progress being made at Terminal 3 can view multimedia and interactive updates at www.Terminal3.info. (Source: Fraport AG, Press Releases)
Expansion of baggage conveyor system at Hamburg Airport
Due to the anticipated growth in passenger numbers, the baggage conveyor system at Hamburg Airport is to be expanded during the course of a series of measures including the extension and modernization of the terminal buildings and the creation of new gates. The aim of the expansion is to improve the necessary infrastructural baggage capacities in order to meet future demand. Alongside converting existing building facilities, the construction work includes expansion of the baggage conveyor line and baggage claim area, as well as construction of a new baggage storage facility. The new building will also house a central baggage check-in area for cruise passengers, which will transfer baggage that is already checked in for cruise ships to the baggage conveyor system, thereby saving time and resources. In this project, LOGO is supporting Hamburg Airport in the requirements management of the forthcoming construction measures developed in the master plan.
LOGO lands in Berlin
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in the German capital. Our address is Mittelstraße 5 (Airport Center Schönefeld), 12529 Berlin.
Berlin Brandenburg Airport plans new terminal
The opening of the new airport in the German capital has already been postponed several times – but at the same time, air traffic to and from Berlin has continued to grow, meaning that the new building will reach its capacity soon after opening. Therefore, the BER Master Plan includes various expansion measures in order to cope with the passenger numbers forecast by 2040. The largest project, an additional passenger terminal (named “Terminal 3”), is to be erected immediately opposite Terminal 1 and is set to open its doors in 2025. This building is to increase the flexibility of the airport infrastructure, shorten routes for passengers and incrementally cover the required passenger capacities (source: BER Master Plan 2040, November 2017). LOGO is now supporting the airport operator in the project management of the preparatory planning phases and is drawing up the functional requirements of the building infrastructure in cooperation with the various user groups.
Preparatory measures for expansion of the Southern Passenger Pier at Hamburg Airport
The demolition of the old air cargo facilities is just one of several preparatory measures that Hamburg Airport is conducting for adding six new gates with passenger boarding bridges at the back of the Southern Passenger Pier. To compensate for the temporary loss of gates due to the conversion work from early 2019, bus gates are being set up at the lower level, thus keeping disruption for passengers to a minimum during this time. When finished, the Pier expansion will enable passengers to board their flights quicker and more conveniently, while also enhancing their stay at the airport thanks to new service and shopping offerings. (Source: Hamburg Flughafen magazine, 2018, second edition)
General renovation of runway gets underway at Cologne Bonn Airport
The necessary overhaul of Cologne Bonn Airport’s longest runway has begun. In order to keep the disruption to passenger and cargo transportation to a minimum, the construction work is limited to weekends up to fall 2018. As such, the runway will still be available for aircraft during the week. On behalf of Cologne Bonn Airport, LOGO is training several hundred operative employees with regard to the special features of this construction measure. We inform staff of the specific safety requirements when working close to aircraft that are taking off and landing, as well as on subjects relating to environmental protection.
Membership of DVP
LOGO InfraConsult has been a member of the German association of construction project managers, the DVP, since November. The association was founded in 1984 with the objective of expanding and improving specialist knowledge in this field, making the results accessible to a specialist audience and fostering collaboration between partners in construction projects through its members.
What are the requirements for state-of-the-art airport buildings?
In coordination with the technical department of Hamburg Airport, LOGO is compiling user requirements for several construction projects. The space and function programs for the temporary terminal building of the shuttle gates and the expansion of the South Pier terminal building including the neighboring terminal areas and the noise protection wall are complete, so planning and implementation of these challenging construction projects can now begin. In compiling the construction requirements, particular care was given to the needs of the increasing number of handicapped and elderly passengers in combination with a growing share of low-cost traffic.
BER South runway is up and running
The structural reinforcement and expansion work of the shared aviation areas of Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) and Berlin Brandenburg (BER) has begun. The goal of these activities is to ensure the parallel operation of both airports in future. Due to the construction work in the immediate security area of the existing North runway (07L/25R), this runway had to be shut down temporarily. Parts of the BER infrastructure, in particular the South runway (07R/25L) and the south taxiways are used temporarily to ensure consistent flight operations during the construction phase. LOGO InfraConsult supports the operative implementation of these measures. We use operational project and implementation management to handle the issues in flight operation successfully. After all, we want all passengers to take off for their summer vacation on schedule and land safely, despite the many construction sites on the airport apron.
Hamburg Airport expands its capacities
Hamburg, the “pearl on the Elbe river”, is becoming increasingly popular as a flight destination for tourists. The projected increase in passenger numbers makes it necessary to expand and modernize the terminal buildings and add additional gates. LOGO will be supporting the operator of Hamburg Airport in the demand and requirements management of the pending construction measures, which were developed in the master plan. As experts in this field, we will consolidate the functional planning basis, make it available to all parties involved in the project and support its implementation later on.
Numerous projects – maximum transparency
Frankfurt Airport, or the “city within the city” as Germany’s largest airport is often referred to, is undergoing constant change. New technologies, additional service offers and changing business strategies require constant maintenance and modernization of the infrastructure. LOGO supports the airport operator in developing an effective reporting system in order to create as much transparency as possible regarding ongoing and upcoming construction activities.
Successful Completion of the interim redevelopment of the runway at Collogne-Bonn Intl. Airport
By bringing the runway touch-down zone lights into operation, the structural renovation of main runway 14L/32R came to an end. Damages of the asphalt’s top layer were repaired across the runways over the last few months by using a thin bituminous coating. Despite the indispensable interim renovation, the operational limitations for the passenger and cargo traffic were minimized, which was possible due to intelligent and flexible managing measures as well as the ideal communication between all project participants.
LOGO Event 2016
The first LOGO event at the House of Logistic and Mobility (HOLM) started with the lecture on the issue of "Passenger Experience - a key success factor for your Airport”. Our network partner and ACI specialist Torsten Hentschel from Hamburg offered new insights into future service trends. Prior to an after-work celebration, we discussed the topic with our business partners and other stakeholders. It was a nice evening, which we will surely repeat another time.
New master-planning of the Berlin-Schoenefeld Airport’s operation
Due to the delayed initial operation of the German capital‘s new airport, all planned measures concerning the current operating Berlin Schoenefeld Airport, located right next to BER, have to be coordinated again. This involves i.a. the transition to a new role as a government airport. Therefore, the corresponding masterplan regarding the flight operations and permissions has to be put in terms and has to be implemented. LOGO will assist the Berlin-Brandenburg Airport with its coordination of the project‘s operational concerns and undertake the project management of any necessary adjustments.
New terminal building comprises 7.000 rooms
There is hardly a more complex building task than planning a new terminal, in which different processes have to be portrayed with an assured future. Therefore, it is crucial for each owner to keep track of a project‘s different requirements and their implementation. Because of the high complexity, a multitude of responsible plan- and decision-makers as well as a large number of interfaces to other projects, the application of BIM (Building Information Modelling) was discarded. Nevertheless a maximum of transparency regarding the planning progress should be guaranteed. The order to update the specifications for the digital room book, which controls the realization of all functional, structural and technical requirements of more than 7.000 rooms, was assigned to LOGO.
Reconstruction of the runway system of Collogne-Bonn Airport
Equally to freeways, the asphalt surface of runways can be worn out by time. In consequence, damages that are caused by the weather are likely to occur. Before completely renovating the runway for this reason, an interim renovation of the 3.815m long and 60 m wide runway 14L/32R will take place. LOGO coordinates all adjustments of the operation process during the construction project, with the aim to reduce the air traffic on that important turnstile to a minimum despite the complex redevelopment.
Planning new Terminal 3 on a big scale
The draft plan and design of Frankfurt’s third passenger terminal will be finished and put in concrete terms, soon. The plan documents have to be examined functionally and released, to initiate the next planning stage and to be able to begin with the constructions works in time. LOGO will be supporting Fraport’s team of building owners with its know-how and will be leading the technical coordination with the entire user of the building. Moreover, LOGO will provide support for the technical realization of the special facilities, which are necessary to operate an airport.
6.200 Tons of asphalt per day
Due to the deployment of 150 construction workers and 50 large technical appliances, such as milling machines and asphalt pavers, the redevelopment of the Northern runway at Berlin’s airport Schönefeld could be completed in September 2015. The surface of 200.000 square metres had to be milled and coated with a new, ant-skidding asphalt and surface lining. All passengers had to accept the much longer taxiway to the new Southern runway during the time of building. Crucial for the success of the project was the close accordance between the airport’s departments of building, aviation and security, as well as the Joint Aviation Authority, the German Air Traffic Control (DFS) and the German Weather Service. Source: BER aktuell
Solving interruptions of operations fast and effectively
It’s essential for an operation manager of buildings to be constantly and immediately informed about technical, operational and / or safety-relevant disturbances. Only this way measures for the obstacle’s elimination arranged accordingly can ensure a smooth service and conduct. LOGO examined the introduction of mobile IT-Systems in the incident management for Berlin’s Airport operating company. By optimizing IT-Interfaces and the application of mobile operating units the service quality and thus the customer satisfaction will be increased.
LOGO moves into its new offices at HOLM Frankfurt
The House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) is a new platform for interdisciplinary and applied project work, investigation, apprenticeship and further education around logistic, mobility, aviation and other bordering disciplines. The HOLM consolidates in its new quarter Gateway Gardens at the Frankfurt Airport different specialist disciplines under one single roof and will be shaped by the intensive collaboration of economy, investigation and society. Among other companies, also LOGO‘s office is located at the HOLM-building since April 2015.