Nashville International Airport – New Radio Room and Antenna Farm – Nashville, TN

In 2019, Nashville International Airport (BNA) was the fastest growing airport in the United States with over 18 million passengers annually and more than 600 flights daily. To keep up with this impressive growth rate, the airport developed a comprehensive renovation and expansion plan. This substantial plan, BNA Vision, is expected to be complete in 2023.

Under the BNA Vision, the Terminal Lobby Renovation and International Arrivals Facility (IAF) is a 440,000 sq. ft. expansion and renovation. The upgraded central terminal will include a new marketplace, a 24-lane security checkpoint (doubling current capacity), ample natural light, and expansive views of the airfield. The IAF will include six new gates and a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection area.

An Enabling Project to the IAF Project was the new Radio Room and Antenna Farm which is planned to house all airline ground-to-ground and air-to-ground radio communication systems.

The Progressive Design-Build construction contract was awarded to Hensel Phelps, with the architectural design delivered by Fentress Architects.

Inspired Networks was contracted by Hensel Phelps for design review and design-assist for the in-scope systems.

Systems:

  • Communication Systems
    • Structured Cabling System
    • Telecom Rooms
    • Ground-to-Ground Radio
    • Air-to-Ground Radio

Owner: Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson Count

Client: Hensel Phelps
Fentress Architects

Construction Costs: $850 thousand

Completion Date: Estimated Q4 2023

Services:

  • Design Review
  • Constructability Review
  • Design Assist
  • Solution Design
  • User Migration Planning