NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siemens is working with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture, the design-build contractors for the redevelopment of Central Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, to deploy a Siemens Intelligent Infrastructure Solution that includes an integrated building automation and fire / life safety system in the new central terminal complex at LaGuardia International Airport. As part of New York Governor Cuomo’s continuing redevelopment of LaGuardia International Airport, the new central terminal complex is designed to completely transform the airport into a world-class transportation hub that will more easily serve the tens of millions of travelers that pass through the airport each year.
The new terminal will be more efficient and safer than its predecessor, which was originally built in 1964. Siemens’ Desigo® CC integrated building management system will control and monitor the building automation, allowing for dynamic control of the facility’s systems in order to react to the changing needs of the terminal’s operations. In addition, the Desigo® Fire XLS-V fire alarm panel with voice capability will be at the heart of the fire alarm system, operating both in the terminal and the central plant.
“We’re extremely proud to play such a key role in achieving Governor Cuomo’s vision for a new and modernized LaGuardia airport – and in helping create the perfect place to travel efficiently and safely,” says Dave Hopping, President of Siemens’ North American-based Building Technologies Division. “Our open platform integrated building management system will provide smart building command, control, and communication by connecting building systems including HVAC, fire, energy metering, and lighting.”
The new complex will be located closer to the existing Grand Central Parkway, freeing up valuable tarmac space for planes. It will also utilize an island-gate system, which will create nearly two miles of additional taxiways and lead to fewer gate delays and less carbon emissions from idling planes.
“The vision for the new terminal includes an enriched passenger experience by reducing gate delays and moving all passengers more safely and efficiently throughout the airport,” says Ted Jadermark, Airport System Manager with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture. “Integrating Siemens building automation and fire safety systems as we build the new facility gives us the ability to manage and monitor its dynamic daily operations with the increased confidence necessary to protect the comfort and safety of LaGuardia’s travelers and, at the same time, reduce emissions.”
Siemens has an extensive footprint as a leading technology partner and financial ally for the New York City metropolitan region, helping shape the city’s infrastructure. From transportation to energy and smart buildings, the company's portfolio for infrastructure includes: intelligent road and rail transportation systems; grid to curb energy supply; and energy efficient, safe, and secure building technologies. Siemens has been taking care of New York’s building technologies needs since 1924, now serving more than 1,000 customers in that industry alone.
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The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As a technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection, life safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and energy management.
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 372,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $92.0 billion in fiscal 2017. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.3 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
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