homepage home
subscribe to Southwest Contractor magazine subscribe
newsletters free e-newsletter
industry jobs industry jobs
Dodge Data & Analytics
Southwest Contractor Logo
Order Your RISK FREE Subscription

Best of Nevada: McCarran International Airport Terminal 3 Early Site Civil Package

Civil/Public Works and Engineering Design

Text size: A A

This 125,000-sq-ft project is the foundation for the new terminal at McCarran, encompassing ATS tunnel, service corridor, underground plumbing, under drain system, building and site retaining walls and 506 anchor bolt assemblies to receive structural steel for the future building package. The civil package also included approximately 1,200 drilled piers, an underground utility tunnel, a two-story underground automatic tram station shell, grade beams and pier caps, retaining walls and site utilities. Coordination with the myriad of projects currently underway at McCarran was a major task.

The team excavated 600,000 cu yds of material, but first they had to lower the site’s water table by 50 ft. To do this, McCarthy created an extensive dewatering plan for the first 14 months of the project.

To help speed up the assembly of the ATS tunnel, the mechanical subcontractor pre-assembled hydronic piping to be hoisted into the tunnel rather than putting it in piece by piece. A section of the concrete roof was left off at certain intervals so pre-assembled piping could be flown in. After the piping was installed, the concrete team would pour back the lid. This method of pipe installation proved to be extremely efficient. In addition to the tunnel, there were 7,154 cubic-yards of pier caps and grade beams installed.

The judges were impressed by how well the construction team executed, staged and sequenced the project.

Key Players

Owner: Clark County Dept. of Aviation
Owner’s Rep: Bechtel Infrastructure
Design Firm: PGAL
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos.
Engineers: Walter P Moore; JBA; The Louis Berger Group; Ninyo & Moore
Subcontractors: Frehner Construction Inc.; Malcolm Drilling; Pacific Coast Steel; Granite Construction; Sequoia Electric; Commercial Roofers; Pahor Mechanical; Stewart & Sundell

----- Advertising -----
Dodge Reports

Below is a brief listing of Projects Bidding in the South West. Click on any project to get Dodge Report, Plans and Specifications.

Click Here to See More Projects in the South West

Blog: From multiple ENR Southwest Bloggers
Our new blog delivers the latest project and people news, opinions and insights from the jobsite to the boardroom from the editors.
Reader Photos
Photos from Southwest Contractor Photo Showcase
Dodge Lead Center
Search for local construction projects OR CALL 877-234-4246 and get a FREE Lead Now!
Search by Project Type & State

----- Advertising -----
 Reader Comments:

Sign in to Comment

To write a comment about this story, please sign in. If this is your first time commenting on this site, you will be required to fill out a brief registration form. Your public username will be the beginning of the email address that you enter into the form (everything before the @ symbol). Other than that, none of the information that you enter will be publically displayed.

We welcome comments from all points of view. Off-topic or abusive comments, however, will be removed at the editors’ discretion.