Coordin­ated Con­struc­tion Logist­ics at Frank­furt am Main Air­port

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Frankfurt am Main
Fraport AG, Zentrales Infrastruktur Management (ZIM)

The Frank­furt am Main air­port is a com­plex and vivid system, in which mul­tiple con­struc­tion meas­ures on the one hand guar­an­tee the con­stantly neces­sary improve­ments in infra­struc­ture, while on the other hand they might inter­fere with each other and may have effects on the air­port oper­a­tions. Con­tinu­ously there are sev­eral con­struc­tion pro­jects being planned, man­aged and real­ized. Among those, there are sev­eral large-scale pro­jects like the new Ter­minal 3 and its con­nec­tion to the pas­sen­ger trans­port system until the year 2023. Each indi­vidual con­struc­tion pro­ject has its spe­cific require­ments in regard to con­struc­tion logist­ics, which have to be taken into con­sid­er­a­tion.

With the main goal of assur­ing the con­tinu­ous func­tion­al­ity of the infra­struc­ture at the air­port, it was recog­nized that a super­or­din­ate coordin­a­tion of the con­struc­tion logist­ics plan­ning and meas­ures is required.

The pro­ject ‘Co­ordin­ated Con­struc­tion Logist­ics’ was there­fore ini­ti­ated in order to provide an over­view over cur­rent and future pro­jects and to coordin­ate the require­ments of the indi­vidual pro­jects in regard to the total infra­struc­ture and the oper­a­tions of the air­port. Firstly, a survey of all pro­jects was con­duc­ted within all busi­ness areas of Fra­port and all involved external com­pan­ies, in which the rel­ev­ant aspects and meas­ures were col­lec­ted. Secondly, cer­tain areas (hot­spots) with a par­tic­u­lar accu­mu­la­tion of pro­jects and con­flicts regard­ing the require­ments for con­struc­tion logist­ics were iden­ti­fied. For these hot­spots, work­ing groups were estab­lished in order to identify cur­rent and future con­flicts and develop adequate solu­tions for them.

This estab­lish­ing of an appro­pri­ate pro­ject organ­iz­a­tion and the design and con­fig­ur­a­tion of the pro­cesses provid­ing a frame­work for reg­u­lar and guided coordin­a­tion was a main goal of this pro­ject. In addi­tion, tools were developed in order to sup­port coordin­a­tion and decision making during the assess­ments. This includes among others a graphic and tab­u­lar over­view of all pro­jects and meas­ures.


  • Estab­lish­ment of a pro­ject organ­isa­tion and imple­ment­a­tion in the ongo­ing Fra­port pro­cesses
  • Struc­tured survey of cur­rent and future pro­jects and setup of a data base
  • Estab­lish­ment of a pro­ject organ­isa­tion as a frame­work for the coordin­a­tion of the indi­vidual pro­jects and doc­u­ment­a­tion of the related com­mu­nic­a­tion
  • Graphic and tab­u­lar over­view of the survey res­ults and pre­par­a­tion of timelines
  • Cap­tur­ing of effects on the exist­ing trans­port and traffic system
  • Devel­op­ment of super­or­din­ate solu­tions for the improve­ment of con­struc­tion logist­ics in the area of the air­port

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Fra­port AG