O’Hare International Airport

O'Hare Airport, Chicago:  The major activity was the development of a Telecommunications Strategic Plan with a 15-year planning window for O’Hare and Midway Airports to support the Planned $16B  O’Hare Airport Expansion using technology to support the owner’s business aims and goals of “world class support of passenger safety and comfort”.  The study also included IT related networks and systems and focused on the main O’Hare and Midway campus environments with over 30 airlines and more than 100 concession locations. This involved review of the current 3000 line, administrated phone system, IT networks, inside and outside cabling; technical infrastructures and purpose built special systems representing approximately 14,000 Department of Aviation (DOA), airline and other tenant data/voice locations. Findings were supported with recommendations, budgets and an implementation schedule development.  These results were reviewed, requirements were determined and a bid was developed for a replacement to the local data and phone service with a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) which would generate new revenues for DOA

Other tasks supported DOA needs in budget development, business case planning and plan development for special systems integration and integrating the IT networks with new and existing networks for telephony, facility control and wireless systems.  Also, a concurrent needs assessment, business case research, contracts, bid and offer support and business case assessment was done for the owners 2000 pay phones and retail distribution of phone cards. Other concurrent activities included a quality review and comments of the CSI construction & implementation documents for the 38-gate redevelopment project at Midway Airport representing 960K sq. ft. of construction with its related $580MM budget.

Prepared requirements for a Common Wireless Antennae System and WIFI System: and to bid and provide revenue generation and support of over 300,000 daily passenger cell phone calls.

This consisted of several varied tasks over a one decade period, included the redesign and writing the Owner standards and acceptance testing procedures for a new 17 mile long perimeter security and video system.  Provided field training for inspectors on perimeter fiber optic system on quality compliance, approved construction methods and acceptance test result review in support of the Engineer of Record.

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