Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been awarded five prestigious Project Achievement awards by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) North Texas. These accolades recognize DFW's outstanding contributions to the construction management industry, its support for professionals, and its dedication to fostering investment in construction programs. Among the honors bestowed upon DFW, the airport was crowned Owner of the Year, a testament to its unwavering commitment to advancing the field of construction management.
DFW Airport's remarkable achievements spanned various project categories. The reconstruction of the "High C" Gates, a collaborative effort involving DFW, American Airlines, and construction management firms HNTB and RM Chin, secured the coveted Transportation Construction Project of the Year Over $150 million award. This recognition highlighted the exceptional collaboration and coordination that brought this project to fruition.
In addition to the "High C" Gates, DFW's Northeast End Around Taxiway project was named Transportation Construction Project of the Year under $100 million, further demonstrating the airport's ability to deliver high-quality projects efficiently and within budget. The Southwest Campus project received recognition in the water/wastewater category for projects under $50 million, highlighting DFW's commitment to sustainable infrastructure. Finally, the Airport Digital Tower project earned acclaim in the newly introduced Project Controls category for Innovation. Firms AECOM and DFW Controls and Analytics were also recognized for their invaluable contributions to these projects.
Mohamed Charkas, DFW's Executive Vice President of Infrastructure and Development, expressed his pride in the airport's accomplishments and emphasized the importance of collaboration and innovation in their success. He stated, "The DFW Airport team, working in close collaboration with partners like American Airlines, consistently raises the bar for efficiency and design. The High C gates project stands as a shining example of our commitment to transform travel for our passengers while leveraging innovation and imagination to deliver world-class projects."
The CMAA North Texas awards evaluated projects based on their innovative use of technology, commitment to sustainability practices, construction efficiency, and the quality and functionality of the completed structures. DFW's ability to excel in these areas has earned the airport well-deserved recognition within the construction management industry.
DFW Airport's success in receiving five Project Achievement awards not only reflects its commitment to excellence but also serves as a testament to its dedication to enhancing the travel experience for passengers. Through its ongoing efforts, DFW continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of construction management and driving innovation in the aviation industry.