Passenger airline terminal “Domodedovo-2,” Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast


Moscow airport Domodedovo – international federal airport, one of the largest Russian airport terminals, second airport in the volume of passenger traffic in RF, as well as one in top 20 of European airport workload. 
Within the framework of the Program in organizing the 2018 Football Championship, it is planned to construct new terminal areas in the north-eastern part of Domodedovo airport.  The area of the new terminal (T2) will be 235 000 m².  Total capacity balancing (Т1 + Т2) of international Domodedovo airport will be more than 45 million a year.

The project is being incorporated within airport architectural concept, according to the principle Under One Roof: the whole passenger complex is under one roof, which, in its turn, achieves maximum transport efficiency of the airport. In the new terminal T2 will include 7 floors, two of which will be underground. This new terminal embraces the layered concept. The first level is for arriving passengers, the second level- departing passengers.  The third level will involve passenger service zone- first and business class, as well as VIP- lounge.  There will be more than 100 check-in desks and about 40 self-registration kiosks. Terminal finder Т2 will embrace 11 aircraft contact gates, including special passenger boarding bridges for the largest world passenger plane Boeing А380. 

Aircraft maintenance area embraces installed pit-systems to connect aircrafts to    systems of electrical power supply, ventilation, sewage, drinking and service water. This technological system handles from 12 to 16 planes simultaneously. At present all Russian aircraft maintenance by using ground operations.

Engineering (utility) systems within this new terminal are developed in accordance with world requirements. Heating and air-conditioning systems of   registration area and departure lounge are based on warm / cold floor areas which would provide maximum comfort conditions for arriving and departing passengers. 

Ventilation involves thermal and humidity conditioning in manned rooms due to powerful refrigerating units, heat substations and water treatment station on reverse osmosis.  

Applying advanced technology and implementation of updated IT-solutions provide continuous up and running of the important technological process elements in the airport. The project involves the development of fully-automatic control mechanisms of engineering infrastructure.

The construction site “Domodedovo airport-2” embraces cluster of utility networks. Throughout the project development one can often find numerous interconnected engineering communications in corridors and risers which could not have been accurately designed and planned when applying standard AutoCad. Software program Revit MEP visualizes all the complicated engineering networks in junction points and eliminates the arising problems at the early stage of project development  (not at the stage of mantling).



Project management

The project was executed by two companies: "SibTechProject" LLC (Tomsk) and “SIGNY GROUP” JSC (St. Petersburg).
The company “SIGNY GROUP” JSC executed the architectural and structure design, while "SibTechProject" designed all engineering (utility) systems.
Among public building construction airport terminals feature strict requirements to engineering (utility) systems, involving their installation and coordination. For example, there could be multifunctional rooms (service staff room, engineering equipment room, maintenance room, passenger service room, luggage room) located on one floor within one level, which, in its turn, are maintained by separate systems of ventilation, air-conditioning and electric power supply. Alignment of transit communication lines within the ceiling void of a floor is a challenge. This was successfully performed by our Company.

Besides, there is always a significant volume of information which must be presented to the Client and which must be processed by design- engineers of different professions. The space volume housing the engineering networks is comparable to the rentable space of the room. When developing the engineering documentation it was necessary to control mutual alignment of all engineering network and equipment, to exclude critical intersections and hitches, as well as promptly calculate the design parameters with further correction in the documentation. All above-mentioned factors could be solved only by BIM- technology.

Organizations from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tomsk participated in the project and developed of the BIM model. As a result of detailed design, the planning concept of the premises experienced a significant metamorphosis-  the engineering network and load parameters and calculation results were corrected;  reinforced- concrete structure framing was exposed to significant changes, as well. However, 3D modeling excluded the numerous critical  hinges which were not considered at the initial project development stages.

By applying direct simulation not only the engineering systems were housed and equipment was connected within condensed maintenance space but also as well service runs were installed providing access for maintenance and repair. Combined engineering systems model was designed on a substrate-3D architectural-structural design model including several files interconnected by common frame of references.

Model files were interconnected by cross-referencing and hosted in shared Revit Service. This solution provided the possibility to coordinate the work of several organizations from different cities and observe the development progress of related project sections. Throughout the project engineers used the program Revit to max out estimate indicator calculations of all systems, i.e. from volume and loads due to equipment, expenses to time consumption, all was calculated by  Revit based on modeled systems. Some new methods and techniques were developed and implemented, in particular,  interchanging of assignments and comments between the different organizations by BIM models, controlling and eliminating 3D model collision, organizing shared data address space for numerous specialists of different cities. Model monitoring and automated clash checking was conducted in Navisworks, while modelling activities and documentation in Revit. 

The collaboration of architects and design engineers  made it possible to trace all changes in the project on-the-spot, as a result of which the Client received unparalleled high-quality and  relevant documentation. At the same time, 3D model enhanced the understanding and elimination of those problems that could occur during installation and service.   

Software product Autodesk applied in the project: 
Autodesk Revit 2015

SibTehProekt LLC and SIGNI GROUP CJSC won open project competition «Autodesk Innovation Awards Russia 2016» in the nomination «BIM: design and construction of industrial and civil buildings»

Company representatives got a chance to participate in the international conference «Autodesk University» in Las Vegas (USA) on November 15-17, 2016. This event is the largest and most significant event for all users of Autodesk software products, which annually attracts thousands of users from all over the world.