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United Airlines New Terminal C North at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Houston, Texas

The award-winning New Terminal C North project at George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Airport  is a new 251,000-square-foot, 14-gate concourse facility for United Airlines. This project required the demolition, renovation and expansion of aging airport facilities and systems as required for connection and support of the new concourse.

Manhattan Construction Company was brought on as the Construction Manager-at-Risk early in the design process and worked hand in hand with United Airlines and the design team to coordinate a final design for the facility that maximized scope and accounted for the unknown risks encountered when renovating an active airfield while conserving the project budget within the owner’s constraints.

Manhattan worked closely with Houston Airport Systems (HAS) Security, in conjunction with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), on specialized fencing and logistics plans that allowed the majority of the project to be constructed ‘landside’, segregated from the security identification display areas of the airport. This process streamlined material deliveries and access for the daily average of more than 500 workers to the project site, which helped achieve the demanding schedule.

The entire project team made great efforts to safely coordinate the work of the nearly 200 specialty contractors on the project while maintaining the high-quality levels demanded by United Airlines for the innovative design of the terminal. The results of these efforts were realized when the concourse opened on time, under budget and with no lost-time safety incidents.

Manhattan’s team also successfully collaborated with multiple separate construction managers during the project, including the concession buildout contractor and contractors performing separate apron/taxiway projects.