Planning Facilities


Computer Simulations

Terminal Processing Studies

New Technologies Impact

Concessions & Retail Planning

Security Process Planning and Analysis

Financial Feasibility and Asset Management

To support these planning tasks our staff are skilled in a wide range of terminal simulation software tools which enable a thorough assessment and proper sizing of passenger processing elements - such as airline check-in operations, passenger security screening, international departure and arrivals processes, immigration and customs - as well as identification of related queuing issues. These analytical tools employ queuing theory models and other computer analysis techniques that provide a virtual view of each process and the entire operation: how each processing element fits into and affects other process elements and the whole passenger terminal system. A specialized application for this technology is the assessment of security screening performance, which helps our clients stay abreast of emerging and evolving policies, procedures, and application strategies. Thus enabled, our planners can bring processes into balance with flow rates and other processes, and mitigate negative impacts of one process upon another. We also offer the capabilities of 3D modeling to visualize and animate walkthroughs and flybys of proposed facilities.

Terminal Planning

Site Planning

Facilities Programming

Functional Planning

Conceptual Development

Aircraft Parking Analysis

Schematic Design

At L&B we invest both in our technology and people, to ensure that we stay at the leading edge in the industry. As a leader in the fields of terminal and functional planning and quantitative analysis of passenger terminal operation L&B can offer a full range of terminal simulation models and the expertise to critically interpret the results. We understand that, to operate efficiently, a terminal building must meet the needs of a diverse range of users: airlines, passengers, well-wishers and greeters, concessionaires, government agencies, and airport staff. Our planners are exposed to emerging trends in markets all around the world and are regular attendees and speakers at airport planning conferences.

Key to the terminal planning process is to quantify, to international standards, the space and facility requirements associated with peak hour passenger activity. Sound functional planning of terminal floor spaces, in advance of detailed architectural design, ensures smooth passenger flows, adequate space for processing and circulation and intuitive wayfinding.

Integral to the overall planning process is the sizing and positioning of retail, food and beverage, and other commercial offerings in order to enhance passenger experience and maximize concession revenues. Concession revenues are often the key to making an airport or a terminal project viable. Accordingly, L&B's approach to concessions planning is to identify the proper type, location, size, anticipated sales, and net revenues that are critical to a new or existing airport facility.