- The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has awarded AECOM a five-year, $100 million contract for program management and construction management services, according to Yahoo Finance.
- The contract includes a variety of airfield and landside improvements, as well as building projects, and, according to AECOM, the global construction and engineering firm will furnish "full project lifecycle services" to the airport's Design, Code and Construction Department.
- AECOM has served as a consultant to DFW for the last 30 years and is in progress with $2.7 billion in renovations to the airport terminals B and E. The company said it expects to subcontract 40% of the work to disadvantaged business enterprises.
Several of the nation's airports are undergoing either total overhauls or are replacing outdated terminals, due largely to the fact that passenger traffic has increased to the point that current facilities can no longer meet their needs.
The most recent airport project announcement came from Denver International Airport officials, who said the airport has chosen Spain-based contractor and developer Ferrovial Airports to develop a public-private partnership (P3) for a 1.5-million-square foot renovation of an existing terminal. The P3 will finance, design and perform the terminal rehab, as well as share in future operating revenues.
The San Francisco airport is also getting a facelift, via a $2.4 billion, eight-year Terminal 1 replacement and renovation. The new terminal will feature 24 gates, new boarding areas, a secure central check-in area and a new baggage claim. Salt Lake City has a $2.6 billion airport expansion in progress as well, with revenue bonds, airline passenger taxes and rental car taxes funding the entire project.
LaGuardia Airport in New York City is replacing its outdated terminal, and the Skanska-led LaGuardia Gateway Partners has taken on the project as part of a P3 with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. According to Skanska, the $4 billion terminal replacement is its biggest project ever and is scheduled for completion in 2021.
However, all of these projects are dwarfed by the 20-year, $6 billion renovation and expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest airport in the world with 101.5 million passengers annually. That project includes a new $393 million terminal and a $943 million runway. Other improvements include canopies over traffic lanes and sidewalks, a complete interior renovation and a 400-room hotel.