Denver Airport Launches $1.5B Gate Expansion

Denver International Airport broke ground in late May on a $1.5-billion gate expansion project that will add 39 new gates by spring 2021, a 30% increase in capacity. The expansion is expected to help DIA meet its growing passenger load, which rose 5.3% last year to nearly 61 million passengers annually. The new gates will be added to the ends of the three existing concourses. The expansion is being managed by two joint ventures: Holder Construction and FCI Constructors Inc. on Concourse B-East and Concourse C-East and Turner Construction and Flatiron Construction on Concourse A-West and Concourse B-West. HNTB Corp. and Jacobs Engineering Group are contracted for architectural and design services on the project.


“The new gates are one of several major projects in our $3.5-billion, five-year capital improvement program that will prepare [the airport] for the future.”
—Kim Day, CEO, Denver Airport

Burns & McDonnell Plans To Double Its Denver Ops

Burns & McDonnell recently completed an office expansion that will allow it to double its Denver-area workforce within the next five years. B&M’s Denver office managed $167 million in projects for clients across the U.S. in 2017.

RS&H Acquires TSH

Tsiouvaras Simmons and Holderness Inc. (TSH), with locations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Loveland, Colo., was recently acquired by RS&H, an employee-owned architecture, engineering and consulting firm based in Jacksonville, Fla. The acquisition expands RS&H’s services into the Colorado transportation sector.

KWK Selected for Multifamily Work at South Dakota State Univ.

KWK Architects has been chosen to design a $20-million, multi-building apartment and townhouse project at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. Architecture Inc., based in Sioux Falls, S.D., has been selected as the architect-of-record for the project.

Big-D Earns Best of State Award For Commercial Construction

Big-D Construction was recently awarded Utah’s 2018 Best of State Award for commercial construction. Big-D is working on some of the largest projects in Utah, including the Airport Redevelopment Program at Salt Lake International Airport and as the agency construction manager for the new Utah state prison.

Ambient Energy Moves to Green Space at MSU Campus

Denver sustainability firm Ambient Energy has moved to green office space at Metropolitan State University of Denver to facilitate MSU-degree offerings that align with Ambient’s services and focus.