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DFW International Airport Terminal C Renovation

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Plans for the renovation and expansion of Terminal C. | Image from DFW Airport

DFW International Airport has hired a construction company for a $2 billion project. The plan to renovate Terminal C was approved in August by the airport board.

The renovation will expand capacity and improve customer experience. This plan follows the approval of new gates throughout the airport.

The company hired to take on the task is Suffolk, a private Boston-based construction business with offices in Dallas, New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.

They are currently ranked 23rd on the Engineering News-Record list of “Top 400 Contractors”.

Terminal C is the busiest, largest, and oldest terminal and the only one fully occupied by American Airlines at DFW.

The project will include upgrades to interior finishes at 18 gates, including concessions and restrooms, reconfigurations, expansion to ticketing and security checkpoints, and new baggage areas. Other upgrades will include installing energy-efficient glazing, replacing the AC, reworking passenger boarding bridges, guidance systems, ramp marking, and jet fuel lines.

Full construction and renovation will start in 2024, even though pre-construction has already begun. The 850,000 square foot project is expected to be completed in 2026.

“Suffolk is thrilled and humbled to partner with the world-class DFW team on this extensive airport renovation of Terminal C,” said Mark Penny, General manager of Suffolk’s Dallas office. “This project will allow us to demonstrate our sophisticated planning and construction processes while also strengthening our partnerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are honored DFW has trusted us with this important project for the airport and surrounding community.”

Partnering with Suffolk for the project is 3i Contracting.

“The 3i Contracting team is very excited to partner with Suffolk to renovate Terminal C at DFW Airport,” said President of 3i Contracting in Dallas, Michael Williams. “Our company participated in the airport’s capacity building program over 15 years ago, and this is a great example of DFW’s commitment to growing MBE firms. Our ‘ONE TEAM’ approach between Suffolk and 3i will set a great example for our community and other firms to follow.”