- Ahead of the Wednesday vote on the the final selection of two contractors to manage a $1.8 billion Orlando International Airport terminal expansion project, the airport professional services committee recommended Turner-Kiewit Joint Venture and PCL Construction Services Inc. for the jobs, the Orlando Business Journal reported.
- If selected, Turner-Kiewit and PCL will serve as construction managers at risk for the "Landside Terminal" and "Airside Terminal," respectively.
- Scheduled completion for the terminal project is set for 2018, and the new airport facilities will be able to accommodate the 40 million passengers expected to utilize the airport before the end of 2016.
According to the Orlando Business Journal, the "Airside Terminal" will have 16 to 24 gates, and the "Landside Terminal” will include secure and non-secure areas and will encompass all of the infrastructure improvements required for the project, as well as landscaping, pedestrian bridges, a parking garage, chiller plant, concessions, ticketing and baggage handling systems. There was no breakdown of dollar value between the two terminals.
Turner-Kiewit is also the general contractor JV for the embattled U.S. Veterans Administration hospital in Aurora, CO. The project has seen years of delays and $1 billion in budget overruns, but an investigative panel laid most of the blame at the feet of three former employees. The VA's management on this and other hospitals was such a problem that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill requiring either the Army Corps of Engineers or another qualified federal agency to oversee any VA project worth more than $100 million.
PCL Construction will act as general contractor on Major League Soccer franchise Los Angeles Football Club’s new $250 million, 15-acre stadium complex. The privately funded facility, designed by international architecture firm Gensler, will have 22,000 seats, a semi-transparent canopy, retail, office space and a soccer museum. PCL is also part of a public-private partnership (P3) just awarded a $587 million transit corridor and highway underpass project in Winnipeg, MB. Led by the Plenary Group, the P3 will design and construct the corridor, as well as maintain it for 30 years.