Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Airports & Aviation
Airport Construction Management (CM)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal Complex Project
Sepang, suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KL International Airport Berhad (KLIAB)
1994 – 1998
Aerial view of the KLIA, aimed at one of the three
International hub airports of Asia.
The garden enclosed with glass walls gives an oasis in the Satellite Building and
improves passenger comfort and views.
The Design of Check-in Hall: the modern architecture
with the symbolism taken from Islamic tradition.
Problems addressed by the Project
Under its "Vision 2020" policy, the Government of Malaysia decided to replace the existing Subang Airport since it had
no open space surrounding it for expansion and air travel through the airport was growing in excess of 15% per annum.
A new site was selected at Sepang, 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur, due to its convenient location, size and ease of
acquisition. The master plan for the new Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) was completed in 1992 and design
work started immediately. To use the forest as a potent symbol of Malaysia's national identity and highlight the
ecological credentials of Malaysia's Vision 2020, the design concept chosen for KLIA was “An Airport in the Forest and
a Forest in the Airport”. The government requested that the construction of the new airport, despite the huge scale and
state-of-the-art features involved, could be compressed into only 5 years. KLIA opened on schedule and has become
one of the world's most modern and impressive airports in scale and sophistication of design.
OC Global met the challenging schedule as the lead consultant of a Japanese-Malaysian consortium. OC Global
provided construction management for the following work packages:
Main Passenger Terminal Building (total floor area of 460,000 m2 with baggage handling system)
Satellite Building connected to the Main Terminal
Total Airport Management System (TAMS)
Passenger Loading Bridges and Apron Services
Automated Warehouse for spare parts
OC Global also provided miscellaneous services such as preparation of tender documents.
Actual Project Works
Main Passenger Terminal Building
Passenger Loading Bridges
Landscaping for Terminal Area
: 1 basement + 5-stories, 237,000 m2 (floor area)
: 4-stories, 99,000 m2 (floor area)
: 1 basement + 3-stories, 114,000m2 (floor area)
: Approx. 80 contacts, remote and Multi-Aircraft Ramp Stands