Austin Greenlights $46m Airport Construction Project

The Austin City Council approved a $46 million contract for construction at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

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January 31, 2022

Author : Patty Rodriguez

Austin’s airport is set to see an addition of three new gates and renovations to accommodate bus gates as well.

The contract for construction of the project was approved by the city council on Thursday night.

The project is the first part of the Austin Airport’s Expansion and Development Program, a measure meant to support the city’s growing economy with renovations at the Barbara Jordan Terminal, the construction of a new Central Utility Plant, and eventually a Midfield Concourse with more than 10 new gates and taxiways.

Due to the airport’s ongoing usage, construction at the Barbara Jordan Terminal has to take place in phases and locations considered safe by relevant authorities like the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration.

Due to these constraints and the complexity of the project, the design team and construction manager will need to collaborate, a memo to the Austin City Council said, according to local media.

The city is additionally tasked with drafting its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goals and the Construction Manager-at-Risk needing to submit a plan. Following the design phase but prior to the construction, the city will “negotiate and execute a Guaranteed Maximum Price for the remainder of the work, including actual construction.”

The city will select the “best value” contract for the project, which must be constructed in the course of 760 days.

Category : Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Local Government Airports

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