PROJECT COST: $300,000,000
The Love Field Modernization Program marks the largest and most ambitious construction effort at Dallas Love Field Airport since its establishment in the 1950s. The job involves a complete terminal renovation and the addition of a new concourse, ticketing hall and bag claim. Hensel Phelps, which is serving as the construction manager at-risk for the $300-million (construction cost) job, is assisting Southwest Airlines with preliminary budgets, schedules, and complex sequencing required to deliver a project of this magnitude without impacting daily airport operations.
As part of the overall $519-million capital improvement project, the job will require demolition of the existing terminals along with their combined 20 gates and replacement with a new 20-gate, T-shaped, central concourse. The new design, developed by Corgan Architects, incorporates tall ceilings and curtainwall, allowing for an abundance of natural light.
The project will be built to achieve LEED-silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Construction Start Date: March 2010
Expected Completion Date: October 2014
Utilizing BIM? Yes
Seeking LEED certification? Yes - Silver
Owner/Developer: Southwest Airlines, Dallas
General Contractor/Construction Manager: Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Dallas
Architect: Corgan Associates, Dallas
Structural Engineer: L.A. Fuess Partners Inc., Dallas
MEP Engineer: Jacobs, Dallas
Main Specialty/Subcontractors: Moye Consulting, Flower Mound; Mulatech Architecture, Dallas