Adelaide Airport | Transportation Project

Anywhere and Everywhere

Corbis’s client-centric style allows its specialists to tailor solutions that meet clients’ needs, while balancing the nuances and specific project contexts.

Anywhere and Everywhere

Corbis’s client-centric style allows its specialists to tailor solutions that meet clients’ needs, while balancing the nuances and specific project contexts.

The Project: Adelaide Airport

Project Description

Adelaide Airport is the principal airport in the South Australian capital of Adelaide and the fifth busiest airport in Australia. Located adjacent to West Beach, it is approximately 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) west of the city center. It has been operated privately by Adelaide Airport Limited under a long-term lease from the Commonwealth Government since 1998. First established in 1955, a new dual international/domestic terminal was opened in 2005 which has received numerous awards, including being named the world's second-best international airport (5–15 million passengers) in 2006. The airport was redeveloped in 2005 at a cost of $260 million. T1 has an extensive retail area featuring a wide range of exclusively South Australian brands. As well as eight food and beverage outlets, the retail mall offers a selection of fashion, gifts, souvenirs, confectionery, news agencies, currency exchange, ATMs and service outlets including a pharmacy, post office, and cosmetic/skin care retail outlets. Highlights of Terminal 1 include 14 glass-sided aerobridges, State-of-the-art passenger facilities, flight information and security systems specified for use well into the future. Also, a retail center and high-quality public and airline lounges. There are 42 common use check-in counters, Nine automated baggage carousels, and under-cover drop-offs and expanded taxi/bus ranks.

Scope of work

CorbisStudio’s BIM management team prepared a proposal to build the architectural geometry (existing conditions) models in Revit Architecture 2012 to set the ground for future design work and construction documents. The Level of Detail implemented was 200 as per AIA indications. This Level of detail and depth of information allows the model to provide basic plan and section drawings as well as orbiting around to study the project. BIM models were prepared to contain standard dimensional elements with their generic materials. Those models were built exclusively based on the information received prior to commencing work. Interference Reports (Clash Reports) were prepared for internal Quality Assurance. Our BIM professionals developed the Revit model from pre-existent AutoCAD drawings, PDFs and hand sketches. Key elements of the project included a total area of 130,000 sq. mt. (1,399,308 sq. ft. approximately). At Level 0 there were international arrivals, international meet & greet, international and domestic baggage reclaim along with cafes, car rental, and public toilets. At Level 1 the spaces were arrival/departures gates, public toilets, and Duty-Free. Regarding Level 2 there was the Check-In Area, international departures, children play area, prayer rooms, public toilets, stores, and Lounge rooms.

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