Under the Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program, DFW Airport's Terminal B North Stinger project expanded the terminal by 10 gates. Work included demolishing 80,000 sq ft of 7-in. concrete paving and asphalt and placing new pavement. To allow for phase two of civil work, the aircraft taxi lane had to be rerouted. This allowed adjustments to the pavement grades around the new building and made way for drainage and new construction on the first level.

Photo by Sarah Duke, Manhattan Construction
DFW International Airport Terminal B North Stinger

That consisted of 12,500 sq ft of demolition and new 18-in. aircraft-rated paving, with 63,000 sq ft of new topping paving, placed on the existing tarmac. Crews coordinated work around operational taxi lanes and aircraft and gate schedules, which required close collaboration with the control tower, the Airfield Operation Center and American Airlines.

The North Stinger project included multiple owners and stakeholders with whom the construction team had to closely communicate, including American Airlines, Business Continuity, Asset Management, Customer Service, Concessions, Airfield Operations, DFW Dept. of Public Safety, DFW Fire Dept., DFW Code, Information Technology and TRIP Owners Representatives.

To achieve a safety record of no recordable or lost-time accidents during 248,372 total man-hours on the job, the project team performed a job hazard analysis for each task, breaking down each step prior to performing the job.

Other safety initiatives included a project site-specific safety orientation prior to performing work on the Stinger and weekly subcontractor meetings.

Manhattan crews and subcontractor personnel were also required to conduct a safety audit of their workplaces prior to starting each task.

Key Players

General Contractor Manhattan Construction Co., Dallas

Owner Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas

Lead Design AECOM, Fort Worth