MMI has worked at 22 large and small airports across the United States. That work has included master planning, runways and taxiways, terminals, concessions, noise abatement and program and construction management. As well as, de-icing, fire stations, reservoirs and pump stations, hangars, and other land-side and air-side work.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Madison Madison International was the managing partner for all design and construction activities at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. For sixteen years, MMI, Jacobs Engineering and Barton Malow provided program and construction management services for the airport’s $3.5 billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

As the Program Manager, MMI was responsible for design management, development and maintenance of the document control system, scheduling, DBE programs, EEO compliance and asbestos abatement in the existing terminal. The firm was also responsible for the development of the sound and insulation program for all buildings within the noise rings of the airport. During our tenure, the airport maintained 40% DBE/MBE/WBE participation.

We provided construction management and inspection services as well as community outreach. During the years that the CIP was implemented, over 500 projects were successfully completed by the team. The work included new runways, taxiways, hangars, fire stations, various parking structures and construction of the McNamara terminal.

A major challenge in airport construction is maintaining safe and secure operations for passengers, employees, and vendors while performing construction projects. Our team was successful in providing a safe environment while completing multiple complex projects and maintained an excellent cooperative and supportive relationship with the county and airport staff.

We received several industry awards for our work.


Gary Municipal Airport

Madison Madison International prepared a Master Plan and environmental impact study (EIS) for the Gary Municipal Airport. The Master Plan involved a three-phase development program with associated costs. Major improvements to runways, taxiways and support facilities (terminal, hangars, crash/fire/rescue); realignment of adjacent roadways; and design of an industrial area.


St. Louis International Airport

Faced with the problem of overburdened runways due to an increase in passenger numbers, St. Louis International Airport needed a solution that that would cut runway occupancy time, overcome the challenges of right angled taxiways and glide slopes, and accommodate the types and mix of aircraft; especially in Group 4 and 5.

MMI had the responsibility of studying and recommending the optimum location for new runways and developing design and construction documents. The firm met the challenge by designing two (2) high-speed and one (1) perpendicular taxiway that allowed for a greater number of Group 5 and a smaller, but acceptable number of Group 4 aircraft to be serviced, reducing aircraft occupancy time on runways while accommodating the increased number of air passengers and growth in operations.

Tuskegee Moton Field Airport

William B. Hartsfield International Airport

Bishop International Airport

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Detroit City Airport