To accommodate the increasing number of passengers, Kiewit reconstructed Taxiway S, located between Terminals 3 and 4. The new taxiway was open for aircraft in December 2005 upon completion of an aggressive eight-month schedule. Through close cooperation with airport authorities, construction was completed with minimal disruptions to the public and airlines.
Completed ahead of schedule, this 30-month, $84 million expansion was Canada's first Category III Instrument Landing System runway, capable of landing aircraft in near zero visibility. It provided the foundation for construction of a new international terminal. The 60-metre-wide by 3,000-metre-long concrete third runway and taxiways required more 2 million cubic metres of sand as structural fill.
The removal and replacement of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's 10,000-foot-long 8R-26L Runway was completed in 60 days. The project included installation of underdrains, base materials and electrical lighting and repaving the runway with 20-inch-thick Portland cement concrete paving.
Kiewit completed this $8.9 million project to replace a 34-year-old air traffic control tower one month ahead of schedule. At an elevation of approximately 7,000 feet, crews constructed a new control tower, base building, emergency generator building and fuel containment area.
This $16.7 million design-build project includes bulk fuel storage facility, a 20-person dormitory, and vehicle and range maintenance bays. The 2,800-square-meter complex has its own water, septic, power generation, communications, and fire protection systems.
This $28.4 million project to construct three new buildings at Hickman Air Force Base included a flight simulator facility, squadron operations facility and consolidated maintenance complex. The 14-month project included extensive environmental conservation measures to protect land, water, wildlife and air resources.
The passenger tunnel at Dulles International Airport allows travelers to move more efficiently through the fast-growing airport. Kiewit excavated the tunnel under a live taxiway using New Austrian Tunneling Method. The completed tunnel is lined with PVC waterproofing and reinforced cast-in-place concrete and is equipped with escalators and moving walkways.
Constructed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, these aircraft weather shelters feature drive-through aircraft bays with mechanical/electrical support, tool storage, and administration areas. The 63-foot by 70-foot bays are separated by concrete “blast walls” containing all equipment needed for missile loading, fueling, and normal maintenance operations.
Kiewit, performed aircraft apron and runway repairs at this air station for the U.S. Navy. For the runway repairs, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command recognized Kiewit with an award for achieving significant cost savings by recycling existing materials.