Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Terminal A29 Restroom Improvements and Elite Services
DFW Airport, TexasBeck – Design Beck – ConstructionFactory Blue – Prefabrication
The Beck Group led the design, renovation, and expansion of the airside restrooms at DFW Airport Terminal A29. The design and construction improvements include:
- A complete overhaul of the women’s and men’s facilities, including expanding the women’s restroom.
- Adding an all-new family restroom in the space.
- Relocating the American Airlines ConciergeKey office to a new terminal.
This project is the first renovation to happen at the A29 Restrooms in a decade. The design improves and modernizes the facilities by creating a ‘touchless’ environment with vanity and faucet fixtures. The upgrades allow customers to use them without ever having to touch surfaces, thus allowing visitors to be more hygienic during their travels. The design also features smart technologies like overhead indicator lights that signal when a restroom stall is in use.
These design features align with DFW Airport’s dedication to providing an optimal customer experience through the application of DFW Restroom Design Guidelines and a focus on construction innovation.
The first phase of the project involved the Beck team designing and building a new ConciergeKey office in the Terminal B-Terminal D Connector as an Enabling Project and then relocating this staff from Terminal A to this new space. Once relocated, demolition at Terminal A29 began.
Another essential aspect of this project is the prioritization of prefabrication. Factory Blue collaborated closely with Beck and DFW Airport to bring schedule and quality assurance solutions to the project. The team at Factory Blue built critical elements at its facility in Fort Worth, including wall sections and banks of toilets, urinals, and lavatories.
Once complete, our teams transported the elements to the project site in the evening —when customer traffic at the airport is low—to ensure minimal disruption to travelers and day-to-day operations. We carefully and methodically lifted and rolled the elements into the construction site and set them in place. Using prefabrication reduced onsite construction time and restroom closures by three months compared to a traditional buildout.