We are proud to announce that Holder | Big-D Construction, A Joint Venture has been awarded the 2020 UC&D Project of the Year Award for the Salt Lake City Airport Redevelopment Program! Thank you to all our employees, trade partners, and associates for your contributions to this monumental project. We could not have done it without you!
With more than 330 flight departures per day, the Salt Lake International Airport is the 25th busiest airport in North America and the 85th busiest in the world. The airport services an estimated 26 million passengers annually. That figure will continue to increase as more people move to Utah, and as more businesses set up shop in the state. In order to keep up with the demand, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports and Salt Lake City officials launched a 10-year, $4.1 billion dollar redevelopment program to replace the previous Salt Lake City International Airport with a new facility that highlights Utah’s beauty while cutting down energy costs.
The New SLC Airport project required innovative construction methods to be put in place. The parking structure has a post-tension moment frame to maximize available parking space. The post-tensioned, cast-in-place helical ramps sit outside the garage footprint and help maximize parking spaces for passengers.
The baggage systems and TSA screening systems (EDS machines) both include state-of-the-art technologies and required a massive amount of coordination between project teams and TSA about the overall design and the EDS machines used to scan bags. Now, the airport can track a bag throughout the 35,000 linear feet (the same number of feet in the traveling altitude of a typical airliner in-flight) of baggage conveyor—gone are the days of waiting around to find out if the airline lost your luggage! Visit https://slcairport.com/thenewslc/ for more info.
Overall, the project was a huge success. Congratulations to everyone involved!