A behind-the-scenes and detailed preview of "The Green Build," the expansion of Terminal 2 at San Diego International Airport.
Our company is proud to be a team member of the Turner PCL Flatiron joint venture that built the new Terminal 2 West expansion. We were responsible for the design and construction of the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing systems for this ambitious and exciting project.
It’s not just about the terminal expansion; it’s everything that’s freed up as a result of the terminal expansion that’s important, according to Hampton Brown, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s director of air services development.
There’s a reason it's called the Green Build.
Back in August 2010, the level of construction activity at San Diego International Airport’s Green Build project was highlighted by foundational pile driving tests, and preparing for the demolition of the second pedestrian bridge standing in the path of a new dual-level roadway in front of Terminal 2.
Currently under way at the San Diego International Airport is the Green Build, the largest construction project in the airport’s history. A $1 billion project, the Green Build is essential in supporting this nearly 100 percent anticipated increase in airport traffic over the next 20 years. Long term, the project is critical in supporting San Diego’s thriving hospitality, technology, and science industries.
In an effort to reduce airport traffic congestion and improve customer service, a new Rental Car Center is now in design for the San Diego International Airport.
Engaging small, local and disadvantaged subcontractors in an area of high unemployment is a priority for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, and on the San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 2 Landside Improvements project, it was also a priority for the Kiewit/Sundt Joint Venture. Kiewit/Sundt set the bar high for small, local and disadvantaged business participation. and achieved an actual participation rate of 34% of total contract value.
For a number of years, Silva General Construction Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary West Pac Interiors Inc. (SGC/WPI) had been bidding unsuccessfully on jobs for the Airport Authority’s Quieter Home Program. It was the Airport Authority’s small business department that suggested to Rosalie Silva, president/owner of SGC/WPI, that she look at bid opportunities for the Green Build and attend the Turner School of Construction to learn how to improve her bid packages.
As part of the Green Build, the Authority’s small business development team aims to ensure that local, small and disadvantaged businesses have opportunities to bid on and win contracts.
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is committed to the growth of the San Diego region, and works relentlessly to ensure that local, small, historically underutilized, disabled veteran and emerging businesses have every opportunity to work with the airport.
With its scenic bayside location conveniently close to downtown, San Diego International Airport (SDIA) is often taken for granted by many in the San Diego region. Sure, businesses rely on it for vital connections to foreign markets; military personnel use it to reach important missions abroad and arrive back home; SDIA allows local leisure travelers to explore what lies beyond San Diego; and the region’s tourism industry depends on the airport to bring visitors from around the world to our shores.
When it comes to a $1 billion improvement project at the San Diego International Airport, greening has double meaning.
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority plan for shifting passenger access and processing to the north side of the airport is taking shape.
In less than three months, military veterans and their families will have a new place to rest and lounge at Lindbergh Field as a new United Service Organizations building is almost finished. “It will be the largest USO facility, at an international airport, in world,” said Colm Marmion, customer relations coordinator with the San Diego County Regional Airport. “It’s meant to be a place where U.S. troops, service members and their families can rest, relax and also get information.”
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Austin|Sundt Joint Venture is in the beginning stages of design for the Rental Car Center (RCC). The design effort is led by Demattei Wong Architecture. The project is targeting a LEED Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council.