SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2012) – Sundt Construction, Inc. and its joint venture partner Austin Commercial have been selected by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to build a $180 million Rental Car Center (RCC) at San Diego International Airport.
The joint venture partnership will serve as the construction manager at risk for the project, which is intended to help the airport shift rental car facilities to a centralized location on the north side of Lindbergh Field. Presently, rental agencies are spread along Pacific Coast Highway and Harbor Drive, and each provides its own shuttle service for customers. Funding for the project stems from the passage of a state law in 2010 that enables airports to increase the fees assessed against car rental agencies to help pay for Rental Car Centers.
“This 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,” said Jon Wald, senior vice president of Sundt. “The facility also will 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.”
Design and preconstruction work have already begun. Construction is on schedule to start in May 2013 and conclude in July 2015. Demattei-Wong is the project architect.
The Rental Car Center is Sundt’s second aviation construction project in four years at San Diego International Airport. Sundt, working with JV partner Kiewit, is in the final stages of construction on the $227 million Terminal 2 landside expansion, which is due to be complete in spring 2013.
Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. Known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services, the firm is currently ranked the 58th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The company is also ranked 15th on ENR‘s list of Top Contractors in California.