Charlotte Douglas International Airport Terminal The Plaza

The Plaza - Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CDIA)

Charlotte, NC


  • Assignment: Construction Manager 
  • Architect: DAS Architecture Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineer: McCracken & Lopez P.A.
  • Civil Engineer: Talbert & Bright


The Plaza is a 51,000 sf new and 6,800 sf renovation concourse area; the three-story addition extends the ticket level, baggage and adjoins concourses D and E. It includes a new food court seating area, office space, new escalators, elevators, service areas, loading docks and more.


  • To help maintain secure, appropriate access for passengers and personnel, Messer created an airport-wide communication protocol using Lean daily methods.
  • Messer addressed several unique challenges within this project using BIM coordination, including modeling the existing baggage conveyor making sure the appropriate clearance existed.
  • Included 47 minority businesses for $6.8M in MSBE spend, exceeding the 18% goal.

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