Submitted by: PCL Construction Services, Inc.

This extensive, two-year, $108-million renovation of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport consisted of demolition and abatement of over 300,000 sq ft of the active terminal plus the installation of major structural upgrades including 45 concrete shear walls and nearly 2 million lbs of structural steel.

Photo: Ken Graham Photography

A new, more efficient, exterior fa�ade was installed which included insulated metal panels and a new glazing system. The entire terminal received a new roof, finishes, and passenger boarding bridges. A new baggage handling system was installed and five existing mechanical rooms were demolished and replaced while the terminal remained occupied and operational.

As part of the seismic retrofit, PCL needed to drill and epoxy anchors into existing columns and beams without cutting a single piece of rebar. The project team used ground penetrating radar on the vertical surfaces to locate rebar and other ferrous metals inside the existing concrete. Savings equaled $152,000 and 2,349 man-hours over conventional methods.

Owner: State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
Architect: RIM Architects
General Contractor: PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Engineers: DOWL Engineer; Reid Middleton; PDC, Inc. Consulting Engineers