Denver City Council approved in January Denver International Airport’s proposed $1.3-billion plan to complete renovation of the Great Hall project in the terminal.

“It’s essential that we finish the full build-out of the terminal now so we can prepare [the airport] for the future.”
— Phil Washington, CEO, DIA

The final phase will include another new security checkpoint on the northeast side of Level 6, which allows the airport to add more TSA lanes, increasing screening capacity by more than 60%.

Also, new check-in areas will be built on the south end of Level 6 for all remaining airlines, not just United, Southwest and Frontier. The project will renovate restrooms and replace flooring, lighting, heating, cooling and fire protection systems and elevators and escalators. The improvements are expected to save DIA approximately $200 million to $250 million in maintenance costs over 10 years.

The airport also will create a Center of Excellence and Equity in Aviation to provide more opportunities for underrepresented groups interested in aviation careers. The airport plans to begin construction late this year, with completion between spring 2027 and summer 2028. Hensel Phelps is the contractor for Phases 1 and 2 and also will lead construction of the Great Hall completion. 

Montana Engineering Firm Merges With IMEG Corp.

C&H Engineering and Surveying Inc., a Bozeman-based civil, surveying and structural engineering firm, has joined IMEG Corp., a national engineering firm with five locations in Montana, including Bozeman. Founded in 1994, C&H Engineering offers geotechnical, environmental, civil, surveying and structural services in the Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas.

Confluence Named Landscape Architect For Theodore Roosevelt Library in North Dakota

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation has selected Confluence as the landscape architect of record for the new library to be built in Medora, N.D. Confluence will work with lead design landscape architect/architect Snøhetta as well as architect of record JLG. JE Dunn is construction manager on the project. The library site is envisioned as a journey through a landscape of diverse habitats that can be experienced along an elevated boardwalk.

McAlvain Breaks Ground On Largest Building In Caldwell, Idaho

Boise-based McAlvain Construction, part of the Big-D Construction group, recently broke ground on an addition to the North Ranch Business Park on what will be the largest building to date in Caldwell, Idaho. The 304,000-sq-ft North Ranch Logistics Building will provide industrial space within the 115-acre mixed-use development, including retail, medical and office space.