Balfour Beatty Team Tapped for $900M DFW Airport Project

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is undergoing a massive makeover and Balfour Beatty Construction, along with its joint-venture partners, will do the handiwork.

April 8, 2010
By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is undergoing a massive makeover and Balfour Beatty Construction, along with its joint-venture partners, will do the handiwork. The team has been awarded a $900 million contract to facilitate all preconstruction and construction services for DFW’s Terminal Development Program, which will span seven years.

Known as BARC, the joint venture team includes Azteca Enterprises, H.J. Russell & Company, and CARCON Industries. The partners will tackle the redevelopment of two terminals erected 36 years ago, and the construction of a new rail station and temporary facilities.

New airport construction projects are popping up across the country, and work on many previously planned endeavors continues to move forward. In March, Airport Plazas Inc., the airport development arm of Jericho, N.Y.-based GAZ Realty Inc., won bids for the design, construction and operation of a plaza project at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla., and at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

And in February, Walsh Austin Joint Venture, a partnership involving Walsh Construction Company and Austin Commercial, broke ground on the $1.5 billion, 1.3 million-square-foot Bradley West Project at Los Angeles International Airport. As a result of the LAX project, 4,000 new jobs will materialize over the next four years.