Midway Redevelopment

  • Midway Redevelopment
  • Midway Redevelopment


Client: Chicago Department of Aviation

Location: Chicago, IL


The terminal was furnished with state-of-the-art specialized airline equipment and communication systems, which may include aircraft loading bridges, 400 HZ ground power systems, pre-conditioned air systems, public address systems, FIS Facility, and security systems. A baggage conveyor system was located in a tunnel running under Cicero Avenue. The terminal houses the traditional functions such as ticketing, baggage processing, gate holdrooms, ramp operations, administrative spaces, concessions, and other passenger amenities.

Eight phases of work were identified, including the relocation of Cicero Avenue / Upper & Lower Terminal Access Roads, building a new six-level parking garage with a capacity for approximately 3,200 spaces, a new Terminal to handle international flights, construction of new concourses and demolition of apron and taxiways.

Services Provided

d’Escoto, Inc. provided document control functions to the architect for the new Chicago Midway Airport Terminal Development Program.

The Document Management Plan for this project entailed the development of a decimal system for document filings, with drawings filed by bid package number. There was no scanning of records involved in this project, but all documents were archived on microfilm.

Documents generated by the design team were kept on a back-up network drive to be easily retrieved. Drawing lists were kept for each bid package. Logs were maintained for Shop Drawings, Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Design Changes (RFDC), Bulletins & Addenda, and Design Issues. Blueprints, artwork, and document transmissions were handled by the Document Manager.