The Federal Inspection Services facility at the San Diego International Airport is a world-class international arrivals facility that includes 55,000 square feet of new construction and 70,000 square feet of renovated space. Attached to Terminal 2 West at the airport, this project includes a new two-story Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility, six upgraded airplane boarding gates, renovations to the existing building to create a sterile path from the plane to CBP inspection, multiple tenant relocations, baggage handling system upgrades, and airside restriping. This project achieved LEED Gold certification.
A Commitment to Collaboration
Plenty of bidders did not want to bid on this project because they felt the schedule was unachievable, but design-build allowed this world-class facility to be completed on a compressed schedule. By committing to total collaboration, which included meetings for the entire staff and monthly check-ins, things were able to move quickly and efficiently allowing the project to complete two months ahead of schedule and saving the Owner $30 million. Even more impressively, despite this being a two-phase project that was completed over the course of two years, airport operations were never interrupted during construction.
|Client/Owner:||San Diego County Regional Airport Authority|
|Design-Build Firm:||Turner-PCL, A Joint Venture|
|General Contractor:||Turner-PCL, A Joint Venture|
|Engineer:||Burns & McDonnell|
|Specialty Contractors:||Vanderlande Industries, Inc.|
|Project Manager:||Turner-PCL, A Joint Venture|
|Construction Duration:||23.5 Months|
Photo Credit: Paul Turang