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Houston Airport System

As a sub consultant to the Derek Consulting Group (DCG), PGA provided consulting, engineering, and design for the new “Free Airport WIFI” system based on IEEE 802.11ac. As part of the design scope, PGA conducted radio frequency (RF) site surveys, RF modeling, large scale data network design (over 100 network switches), provided recommendations for data network integration, IP security, and coordinated with system users such as commercial airlines, airport tenants, airport operations, and airport property management. The design is based on a density model rather than a coverage model due to the numerous simultaneous connections to individual access points. The system will provide coverage to over 6 million square feet of indoor space, 10,000 acres of outdoor space, and serve over 43 million passengers per year. During the design PGA personnel conducted the typical design tasks such as: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bid Phase, Construction Administration, and System Acceptance

Additionally, PGA Engineers is providing design and construction administration service for an advanced surveillance system at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU). The project consists of adding approximately 1,000 high definition (HD) security cameras to the existing CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) system and replacing the entire digital recording system and software interface for the multi-building, multi-campus facility.

During the design, PGA Engineers personnel conducted the following tasks: schematic design, design development, construction documents, bid phase, construction administration, and system acceptance and commissioning.


To increase Wi-Fi capabilities throughout Houston’s two major airports and to improve their security surveillance with HD cameras.

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