As part of the Clark County Department of Aviation’s development plan, McCarran International Airport’s new $1.6 billion International and Domestic Terminal 3 includes multiple structures, pedestrian and vehicle bridges, a utility corridor, and an automated transit system station. Completed in 2012, the new terminal meets Las Vegas’ growing aviation service demands.
The project required minimal disruption to ongoing airport activities at McCarran, one of the top 10 busiest airports in the world. A strict contractor schedule demanded project milestones and timelines stay on track to avoid large potential liquidated damages. Access to the building for follow-up tenant space improvements was critical to prepare for the opening and startup of passenger service.
Kleinfelder’s long-term history with projects at McCarran enhanced the materials testing and inspections services provided for Terminal 3. A close working relationship between Kleinfelder, the general contractors, and the owner’s contract administrator (Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation) resulted in quick resolution of non-compliance notices and approvals of the special-inspection Final Reports without delay to the next phase of construction. Kleinfelder mobilized inspection and testing resources from several offices to address unexpected issues that required a quick turnaround.
Leveraging its 20-year relationship with McCarran International Airport, Kleinfelder was able to perform and deliver special inspections services and reports in a timely manner, helping to keep this complicated project on schedule. Kleinfelder’s quick response to unanticipated complications with innovative technical resulted in significant cost savings for the client.
McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada
Clark County Department of Aviation