Airport Construction

From major infrastructure updates and terminal renovations to runway repairs, airport construction is key to ensuring passengers? flight experiences are both safe and enjoyable. Get the latest in airport construction news happening across the country here.


Described as possibly its most significant expansion project to date, Houston Airport System is preparing for a new international terminal, with crews from Precision Demolition currently demolishing the Old C North Terminal building at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)'s ramp.

It's been called the most significant new airport project in the United States in more than 20 years. Modeled on the vision outlined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2015, this project will transform the cramped, poorly lit and dirty LaGuardia Airport into a unified, 21st Century terminal system with improved transportation access, 8 mi.

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that nearly $40M ($39.7M) in federal funds will be available for the San Antonio International Airport. This funding, awarded through Airport Improvement Program in the CARES Act, will be used to help the San Antonio International Airport pay for the incurred costs due to the coronavirus pandemic as well as critical safety and capacity projects to continue regardless of airport's current financial circumstances.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the awarding of 12 Airport Improvement Program grants totaling more than $4.8 million in state funds to support airport safety and improvement projects. These grants, which leverage federal funding and airport contributions, will support a total of $31.4 million worth of work.

Mammoet has successfully completed the transport and lift of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport's newest expansion, an elevated pedestrian walkway for the future international arrival's facility. Part of the airport's $968 million expansion, the new bridge is only the second walkway in the world with suitable clearance for a Boeing 747 to taxi beneath.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $520.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to 287 airports in 41 states. With this announcement, the Trump Administration has invested a historic $11.4 billion to more than 2,000 airports across the United States for safety and infrastructure improvements since January 2017.

Mammoet has successfully assisted Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to create a new panoramic point with the installation of its Sky Bridge — the world's longest airside bridge. This pedestrian bridge spanning 656 ft. long connects HKIA's Terminal 1 with the North Satellite Concourse and is high enough for the world's largest passenger aircraft to pass underneath.

As part of one of the largest public works projects in California history, the new Intermodal Transportation Facility-West (ITF-West) will play a key role in LAX's $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). When it opens in 2021, ITF-West will offer short and long-term parking options and direct connection to the Automated People Mover (APM) system.

Officials from SkyBridge Arizona together with general contractor Graycor Construction Company, representatives from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, business leaders, local dignitaries and leasing firm CBRE broke ground on the first two buildings planned for the SkyBridge Arizona development.

At a cost of approximately $4 billion, construction crews in Utah are working on the first new hub airport to be built in the nation in the 21st Century. The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) Redevelopment Project calls for replacing three aging terminals with one large, central terminal and two linear concourses connected by a passenger tunnel.

Since its establishment in 1937, the Nashville International Airport has undergone numerous name changes, expansions and renovations. The public/military airport in southeast Nashville, Tenn., currently hosts 16 airlines with 585 daily flights, including nonstop flights to more than 70 cities in North America and Europe.