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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Named “Best of the Best” by Engineering News-Record

April 9, 2016 Airport No Comments Print Print Email Email

352335CH2M congratulates Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and the design and construction partners who worked on the DFW Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program’s Terminal A Phase II project, selected as the “Best of the Best” in the Airport/Transit category by Engineering News-Record (ENR). The ENR annual awards honor the pinnacle of design and construction achievements among major U.S. projects completed in the prior year. This year’s awards will be presented at ENR’s annual awards event in New York on Thursday, April 7.

The DFW project, chosen from among nearly 750 construction-industry project submittals, was led by Balfour Beatty and the Jacobs Engineering Group. The collaborative general contractor and engineering teams renovated the 400,000 square-foot terminal, replacing aging infrastructure with new energy-efficient and reliable systems. The project also incorporated innovative passenger processing concepts to allow DFW and airlines to adapt to new technology and passenger demographics.

CH2M served as the mechanical engineer for the project, incorporating energy-saving and sustainable technologies into the design and construction, with a goal of reducing the terminal’s overall energy consumption and operational costs. The CH2M designs were based on sustainability, redundancy, reliability, security and maintainability. The mechanical systems upgrade CH2M provided included replacement of more than 90 percent of the building’s air handling and circulation equipment, hydronic and building controls systems, all of which was achieved while maintaining bustling flight and passenger operations.


The entire DFW Best of the Best project team includes:

Owner: DFW International Airport
Design Prime: Jacobs Engineering Group
General Contractor: BARC (Balfour Beatty, AZTECA, H.J. Russell and CARCON), a joint venture
Owner’s Representative: Paslay Management Group
Structural Subconsultant: L.A. Fuess Partners Inc.
Mechanical Subconsultant: CH2M
Plumbing-Electrical Subconsultant: MULTATECH
Architectural Subconsultant: Corgan

CH2M is the leading professional services firm delivering sustainable solutions to clients working on the world’s most complex challenges. CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management solutions for vital infrastructure and resources serving diverse public- and private-sector clients. With $5.4 billion in revenue and ~24,000 people, the firm has offices in 50 countries and four business groups: water; environment & nuclear; transportation; and energy & industrial. Known for managing global events such as the Olympic Games, CH2M ranks among Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; number-one in environmental consulting and program management by Engineering News-Record; and among sustainability leaders by independent analyst Verdantix. CH2M in 2016 was selected to receive the World Environmental Center’s Gold Medal Award, and in 2015, received the Stockholm International Water Institute’s highest Industry Water Award for pioneering water conservation and reuse technologies. To learn more about the CH2M difference, connect with the firm atwww.ch2m.com; linkedin.com/company/ch2m; twitter.com/ch2m; facebook.com/ch2mhill; and search for jobs atch2m.com/careers.

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