Denver International Airport Master Planning

The Client

Denver International Airport is the 20th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. With 64.5 million passengers traveling through the airport in 2018, DEN is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world's largest aviation market. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion for the region annually.

The Business Challenge

Airports are the hub of today's economy. They are the confluence of trade, travel, culture and people. Technology plays a key role in airports and the need to keep the systems and technologies current is critical. Denver International Airport (DIA) engaged Technology Plus (TPI) to assess systems and create a master technology plan.

The Business Solution

TPI initiated a comprehensive assessment of the airports' technology systems. The assessment covered a wide range from structured cabling systems to the optical (including SONET) and network backbone networks. TPI authored and presented a Master Plan to recommend the necessary changes that will allow these systems to meet airport requirements for the next ten years. Additionally, TPI reviewed processes and procedures including the budgetary, disaster recovery and operational processes.

Technology Consulting

Master Technology Plan

Technology Assessment

  • Premise Wiring Communications Systems
  • Operational Premise Wiring Communication Systems
  • Optical Networks
  • Data Networking
    • Wired
    • Wireless


  • Budget
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Network Management


  • System utilizations
  • Growth Forecasting

10 Year Master Plan

  • Author and Present Plan