“Project Journey” at Reagan National Airport

April 5, 2022

Metal archway at Reagan National Airport

Arlington, VA– Drive around D.C., Maryland, and much of Virginia, and you’ll see SMART Local 100’s footprint almost anywhere you turn. From the metal sculptures decorating public spaces around our nation’s capital to universities, hospitals, and other major builds, the work of SMART Local 100 members brings the biggest and best projects to life. One of the largest construction projects in the region is the $1 billion-plus renovation of Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. SMART Local 100 members working for ADJ Sheet Metal in White Plains, Maryland, and Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal in Wheeling, West Virginia, have been on the job, helping make the enormous “Project Journey” upgrade at Reagan become a reality. The massive project began in 2017 and includes a new 14-gate concourse, a 225,000 square foot facility that opened to the public in April 2021. The new concourse features three levels, four elevators, four moving walkways, seven stairwells, four public restrooms, 14,000 square feet of concession space, seating for 850 people, a new 1,300- foot baggage conveyor, and six domed structures. Nearly 22,000 square feet of metal panel was used on the job, along with 2,000 tons of steel, 7,500 cubic yards of concrete, 82,000 square feet of glass, and 70,000 square feet of flooring. In all, more than 70 subcontractors worked on the job. There’s also a new state-of-the-art security checkpoint, which opened in November 2021. The new checkpoint is a 50,000 square foot building that includes four escalators, 1,000 square feet of concession space, 15 new check-in kiosks and 14 TSA screening lanes. A second new checkpoint building of the same size is under construction. The security checkpoint required more than 150,000 square feet of metal panel, 2,700 tons of steel, 5,500 cubic yards of concrete, 115,000 square feet of flooring, 33,000 square feet of glass and 5,000 square feet of ceramic tiling. More than 80 subcontractors worked on the job.

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