Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
This vast restoration project addressed the airport’s entire parking structure, including the removal/replacement of two miles of expansion joints, 410,000 square feet of deck coating on all levels, two million square feet of ceiling painting, and new perimeter fall-protection barriers. An updated condition assessment was prepared, with associated estimates of probable construction costs, to determine the scope of needed repairs and improvements. This assessment provided a planning and decision-making guide for the Airport Authority to evaluate its scope based on priority and budget availability. Design documents called for a detailed construction phasing schedule, with the waterproofing and ceiling painting subcontractors driving parallel critical paths. Operational improvements collectively represented a significant portion of contract value and increased the project’s complexity level yet addressed its central objective – to heighten the overall experience of airport patrons.