Harmonised infrastructure solutions for airside and landside operations

Aviation infrastructure demands specialist knowledge of airside and landside conditions to ensure the design and construction methodology aligns with future operational and maintenance requirements.

SMEC and Surbana Jurong have completed a range of Airside and Landside packages to deliver sustainable and technology enabled solutions. At every phase of the project, we collaborate with consultant partners to help manage feasibility planning, engineering documentation, procurement plans, equipment and plant requirements, scheduling, project management, health and safety, quality management, environmental certification, and contract administration.


SMEC can add value to airport infrastructure investment across the full breadth of the project lifecycle from feasibility planning to, design and construction sequencing and contract supervision. Typical work packages include:

  • Landside infrastructure planning and delivery of mixed use precincts
  • Temporary works
  • Common site wide security infrastructure and access control
  • Civil infrastructure including roads, pavements, underground services, ducts, manholes, drainage systems, water management, sewerage, and sanitation.
  • Power infrastructure including substation and distribution
  • Utilities (sewerage and water supply, waste management, fibre optic cabling etc.)
  • Loading and unloading areas
  • Vehicular pick up and drop off
  • Interconnecting transport nodes
  • Landscaping, forecourts, and public domain
  • Plant rooms
  • Environmental management
  • Terminal interface and wayfinding


Engineering for aircraft operations requires highly specialised teams with knowledge of aviation planning codes and the ability to combine operational knowledge with bespoke engineering solutions. SMEC offers design engineering solutions for earthworks, runways, taxiways, pavements, aprons, and associated buildings. Specialist capabilities include:

  • Civil engineering for all groundworks, underground services, and associated surface works including drainage
  • Temporary works
  • Common site wide security infrastructure and access control
  • Power infrastructure including substation and distribution
  • Security Cabins
  • Emergency Crash Gate
  • Airside Gate (including pavement besides gates)
  • Air traffic control towers
  • Airport maintenance buildings
  • Lighting
  • Construction methodology statements
  • Operational Plans including safety and maintenance
  • Security Cabins
  • Airside gates
  • Emergency roads and emergency facilities



Talk to one of our specialists about our Aviation Infrastructure solutions.