Balfour Beatty, working as managing partner, led the BARC joint venture team with Azteca, H.J. Russell and CARCON in the $140-million, 400,000-sq-ft DFW International Airport Terminal A Phase II renovation and improvement project.

The terminal building system had reached the end of its service life, and DFWIA made the decision to replace its primary systems with new, more efficient ones. The project also incorporated innovative ideas for passenger processing to allow DFWIA and airlines to adapt to new technology and passenger demographics.

Project challenges included the need to maintain 24/7 operations, security and site access for personnel and construction materials and perform abatement and construction above operational back-of-house areas.

The BARC leadership team, made up of 59 individuals, was responsible for placing $140 million of work in two years. Using integrated project delivery principles, DFWIA, end-users, construction teams, design teams, consultants and subcontractors created a collocated jobsite that cultivated mutual respect and the readiness to listen, contribute and collaborate. The collocation also helped to expedite the complex process of coordinating and resolving issues.

A carefully mapped plan allowed the team to keep the airport safely operational during 1.3 million man-hours of work while renovating all back-of-house systems. BARC utilized a cloud-based document management system, yielding $5 million in savings for the owner. Teams also diverted more than 1,621 tons of metals from the landfill and returned more than $624,000 to DFW Airport.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal A Phase II Renovation and Improvements

DFW Airport, Texas

Key Players
DFW International Airport
Lead Design Firm  Jacobs Engineering Group
General Contractor BARC, a Balfour Beatty Joint Venture With Azteca, H.J. Russell and Carcon
Owner’s Representative Paslay
Structural Engineer L.A. Fuess Partners Inc.
Civil Engineer Jacobs Engineering Group
Mechanical Engineer CH2M
Plumbing-Electrical Engineer Multatech
Architect Corgan