Sundt Construction, Inc. was awarded the contract to construct a replacement terminal building at Wichita Falls Municipal Airport, which shares a runway with Sheppard Air Force Base. Sundt, in partnership with Wichita Falls contractor Trinity Hughes, was selected among nine respondents to be the construction manager at risk.
The replacement terminal building will be built on an existing parking lot. The two-gate airport terminal will include passenger ticketing, baggage processing, restrooms, passenger screening, administrative offices, airside apron paving, passenger boarding bridges, a rental car facility and parking. Once complete, the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport replacement terminal building will handle American Eagle and a future carrier. Sundt/Trinity Hughes crews will start building the facility in the summer of 2013 with a 13 month construction schedule. The estimated cost is $25 million.
“We take great pride in being selected to work on this project and are eager to improve the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport for the Wichita Falls community,” Senior Vice President and Texas District Manager John Carlson said. “Sundt’s extensive aviation construction experience, high quality of work and portfolio of government projects on a national level paved the way for this win and we look forward to more opportunities to work with Trinity Hughes in the future.”
Sundt brings a deep knowledge of aviation construction experience to this project. Previous airport projects include Austin Bergstrom International, Michael Army Airfield, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Passenger Terminal Expansion, San Diego International Landside Modifications, Sky Harbor Salt River Bank Extension & Runway Safety Area, Tucson International Airport Concourse Renovation, Tucson International Airport Terminal Expansion and Scottsdale Hangar One.
Sundt has a history of more than 40 years and $1 billion of project work throughout the Lone Star State. Among the general contractor’s notable Texas projects are Warrior in Transition Barracks at Fort Bliss, Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood; Reunion Tower, Dallas; Legacy Town Centers, Plano; the Department of Aviation, Austin; and the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) 911 Dispatch Center, San Antonio.
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.