August 24, 2018
July 15, 2015
Starting nearly a decade ago, Sundt has been performing work at San Diego International Airport (SDIA), in joint ventures alongside Kiewit Construction and Austin Commercial. Both the Terminal 2 Landside Improvements and Rental Car Center were highly successful projects, winning industry acclaim and adding tremendous value to air travelers’ customer experience.
Now the Airport Authority has chosen Sundt again, to perform two more projects at SDIA that together will be worth approximately $200 million. The Airport Support Facilities project, an approximately $130 million design-build project, is currently in design with construction slated to begin by the end of this year. Shortly thereafter, Sundt will begin construction on the Air Cargo project, as a member of a public-private partnership selected to build a new facility for FedEx, UPS and DHL.
Describing our continued relationship with the Airport Authority, Sundt Project Director Brad Kirsch said, “It’s a reflection of the confidence we’ve built with SDIA from our past two projects. This time, however, Sundt is the sole contractor, and we are absolutely prepared to deliver.” Brad also mentioned his pride in the fact that Sundt is, above all else, a builder—and that we have unique capability to self-perform much of our work. “When we’re asked to take on challenges, like building a 3-million-gallon underground storm water capture and reuse facility, our concrete and transportation groups are up for the job.” Top Gun references aside, there’s a reason Sundt is consistently a builder that airports trust.
July 21, 2014
Aerial view of the San Diego International Airport Rental Car Center.
Sundt and joint venture partner Austin Commercial have been hard at work on a consolidated rental car center at the San Diego International Airport – a Construction Manager at Risk project that will allow the airport to shift all rental car facilities to one centralized location.
The first major milestone for the aviation construction project was completed on time on June 1, 2015, when more than 60 percent of the building was turned over to the rental car companies to move in and start their tenant improvement work. Once finished, the facility will house 12 rental car companies and will include a customer service building, a quick-turn-around car prep facility, and a 5,000-car ready/return area.
The concrete structure is made up of more than 95,000 cubic yards placed by Sundt’s own skilled crews, with two million square feet of total floor area. “At the peak of the structural concrete work the team was placing on average in one week: 3,000 cubic yards of concrete, 140 tons of rebar and post tensioned cables, 40 columns and 45,000 to 55,000 square feet of elevated deck” said Sundt Project Manager Wesley Despins. “By averaging that much a week it allowed us to complete the expedited concrete frame schedule in twelve months.”
The rental process will be simplified with a single, centralized rental car lot for passengers, and the new facility will also help improve congestion and air quality by removing multiple shuttle vans from the streets. The Rental Car Center is on track to open in mid-January 2016.
January 22, 2014
An aerial photo showing the area of the airport currently under construction
As everyone knows, airport construction projects that take place during peak travel times often cause major headaches for airport operators and travelers alike. When Wichita Falls Municipal Airport in Wichita Falls, Texas embarked on the construction of a new terminal building in September 2013, they wanted to minimize disruptions to travelers by having the project complete before the beginning of the busy 2014 holiday travel season.
It seemed impossible, but Sundt and its joint venture partner, Trinity Hughes, are making sure the airport gets its wish – even with a recent $6.2 million scope addition. The new work includes the demolition and reconstruction of an existing taxiway along with a new apron to bring planes to the new terminal. Sundt’s own crews will perform the concrete paving work to ensure that the project is complete on time and to a high degree of quality.
Flights in and out of the new Wichita Falls terminal are expected to begin the week before Thanksgiving.
October 23, 2013
A webcam allows the public to see how construction is progressing on the new terminal building at Wichita Falls Municipal Airport.
For construction buffs, there’s nothing better than a jobsite tour…but a webcam comes close. This one provides round-the-clock views of one of Sundt’s current aviation construction projects, which began last September at Wichita Falls Municipal Airport in Wichita Falls, Texas.
With joint venture partner Trinity Hughes, Sundt is constructing a new terminal building at the airport to accommodate the city’s growth and service its increasing number of passengers. The new 52,000-square-foot terminal building will have two gates, allowing the airport to add an additional air carrier in the near future. It will also feature modern jet bridges for passenger boarding and deplaning, expanded space for passenger ticketing, baggage processing, restrooms, passenger screening, administrative offices, airside apron paving, a rental car facility and parking.
The $22 million project will be complete in time for the 2014 holiday traveling season.
The Austin/Sundt team recently completed the demolition of a pedestrian bridge that crossed Pacific Coast Highway and is now rough-grading a portion of the site.
It may not look like much yet, but the site pictured above will soon be the home of the new, two million-square-foot consolidated rental car center at San Diego International Airport. The $223 million airport construction project – being constructed by Sundt and joint venture partner Austin Commercial – will create a single, centralized rental car facility for the airport’s passengers.
When complete in December 2015, the facility will house 11 rental car companies and will include a customer service building, a quick-turn-around car prep facility, and a 5,000-car ready/return area. The project is the first major component of the airport’s long-range plan to reduce airport traffic congestion and bring passengers closer to Interstate 5 and commuter rail lines. It will also help improve air quality by removing multiple shuttle vans from the streets and will simplify the trip to and from a single, centralized rental car lot for passengers.