Denver International Airport Parking Expansion
Record growth and an improved flight market increased demand for inexpensive parking at Denver International Airport. The airport met the demand in 1997 by constructing the 2,750-space remote parking facility called Pikes Peak. In 2000, it expanded the facility by adding 2,770 spaces. The 2005 Phase II expansion brought the total capacity at the site to approximately 9,000 spaces.
This expansion required a fast-track design schedule that enabled construction to be awarded in April and completed in November, before the demands of the holiday season. In addition to general civil design, we were responsible for ADA compliance, bus stop platforms, heated bus stop shelters, high mast and low mast parking lot lighting, detailed signage system, storm water permitting and automated vehicle identification systems for parking control. The project required close coordination with utilities for energy, telecom and water tie-ins.
We completed design in February with submission of a full plans, specifications and estimates package, assisted with the bid processes through the award in April and participated in the weekly construction review meetings until the completion of construction. Additionally, we reviewed all submittals and shop drawings, addressed all change orders and produced as-built documents.