New Beijing Airport Extends Trimble Integrated Construction Contract

Concept design for the world’s largest airport passenger terminal – the Beijing New Airport Terminal Building. Zaha Hadid Architects drawing

Trimble announced today (December 8, 2015) that it has received a contract extension to use the company’s technology from Trimble to integrate construction and operations for the high-profile Beijing New Airport Project, expected to be the world’s largest when completed at an estimated cost of $13.1 billion.

In April, Trimble won the initial bid to supply the project with a construction information management system. Based on the success of the solution to date, the contract has been extended to include additional machine control systems for soil stabilization.


Trimble announced today (December 8, 2015) that it has received a contract extension to use the company’s technology from Trimble to integrate construction and operations for the high-profile Beijing New Airport Project, expected to be the world’s largest when completed at an estimated cost of $13.1 billion.

In April, Trimble won the initial bid to supply the project with a construction information management system. Based on the success of the solution to date, the contract has been extended to include additional machine control systems for soil stabilization.

Beijing’s new airport, scheduled to open in late 2018, is projected to handle approximately 72 million travelers, 2 million tons of shipping and 620,000 flights by the year 2025. The massive construction project has received a substantial amount of civil aviation investment by the Chinese government.

The Beijing New Airport Project selected Trimble to implement a browser-based, locally hosted digital construction information management system for tracking and monitoring construction operations in real-time. According to the Sunnyvale, California–based company, the Trimble system enables users to create 3D constructible models, perform soil stabilization, automate construction processes, and effectively manage information.

Based on successful soil-stabilization results using Trimble machine control over the past four months, another 15 systems have been ordered.

"The research results for dynamic compaction have been extremely promising," said Li Qiang, chief engineer of the Beijing New Airport Construction Office. "As a result, the project is pushing forward with a larger scale deployment to further the research into creating new methods and standards for airfield construction."