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Tucson International Airport - Terminal Apron Expansion

Extreme makeover: airports edition

  • 182K

    Square Yards of Pavement

  • 52K

    Yards of Added Apron

  • 52

    Year-Old Apron

  • Tucson, Arizona

    Tucson, Arizona

Accommodating the community’s passenger airline service needs, safely and efficiently

After 52 years of service, the main terminal apron at Tucson International Airport (TIA) is getting a facelift. The airport authority turned to our aviation team to help them with the makeover.

We started with design and management of the commercial aircraft parking apron construction, which involved adding 52,000 yards of apron for aircraft to maneuver on the east end of the terminal ramp. We also realigned the service road between the terminal and air freight complex and added security fencing and other improvements, all with no interruption to airport service.

That effort led to a second phase to help the airport ensure they can continue to safely accommodate the community’s passenger airline service needs. We designed the reconstruction of 182,000 square yards of pavement at the main terminal to correct distress, extend its service life, and resolve drainage issues for the areas near Terminal Concourses A and B. We also designed the reconstruction of security gates and modification for the 400 Hz power system, hydrant fuel system, and other utilities. Our work included updating the fuel truck loading facility to include lighting, fencing, and a blast wall. As a result, TIA is positioned to offer safe and reliable service for the next 50 years.

At a Glance

Offices
Meet Our Team

Rich Zych, Senior Associate, Transportation

Whether designing a runway or leading a construction administration team for an apron expansion, collaboration with the airport from start to finish is key.
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Mark Koester, Managing Principal, Transportation

You won’t even know we’re there. When travelers aren't affected by the work we’re doing at an airport – that’s what I consider a success.
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Chris Eggers, Project Engineer

New connections between communities can change the perception of how we could and should provide transit in sprawling cities like Phoenix.

Jim Wright, Project Manager

Working on a dynamic portfolio of local transportation projects keeps me deeply connected to my community.

Rich Zych

Senior Associate, Transportation

Mark Koester

Managing Principal, Transportation

Chris Eggers

Project Engineer

Jim Wright

Project Manager

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