DFW Terminal Renovation and Improvement Program

Dallas, TX

Client: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Size: 2M sq. ft. +

Project value: $850M

Completion date: Current

Awards: 2015 Engineering News-Record (ENR) National Best of the Best Project, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal A Phase II CMAA National Project Achievement AGC National Alliant Build America TEXO Regional Distinguished Building ENR Regional Best Award (TX/LA)


As partner of the joint venture, Balfour Beatty, Azteca, Russell and CARCON (BARC), Russell is leading services provided to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) for the Terminal Renovation and Improvement Program (TRIP). The project is a complete renovation of over 2,000,000 square feet in Terminals A and C, construction of the New Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Fort Worth T train stations, and a new 7,800-car parking structure with smart park technology.

The team is completely disassembed the terminals and replaced the interior mechanical, electrical, plumbing, baggage handling, security, IT and fire protection systems. The exterior glazing was replaced with energy efficient window walls and the interior finishes include terrazzo floors, glass security walls and redesigned passenger security check points. New concessionaires fill the newly designed spaces to provide a variety of food, shopping and publication choices.

The construction is phased to enable the full operation of DFW and its airlines. A base services contract was executed in early 2010, with supplemental agreements (SAs) issued for specific scopes of work.

SAs completed to date include:

  • Approximately 39 replacement passenger boarding bridges and 14 relocated in Terminals A and C
  • 20 new communication rooms in Terminals A and C with single continuous control network for the entire airport
  • New security wall and preparation of parking lot on tarmac
  • Complete remodel of the first third of Terminal A
  • New rail station, platform for the DART Irving I-3 line, $1.5 million soil retention system, $4 million in canopies, retaining walls, platform area
  • Public address system extension Terminals A and C
  • Demolition of three existing parking structures and construction of a new EPS for Terminal A
  • New back-of-house systems, refreshed public spaces, upgrades to passenger processing