Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority awards US$144m design-build contract

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The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) board of commissioners has awarded Messer Construction the terminal parking garage and airport administrative office building project. The US$144m design-build contract is part of the airport authority’s growth and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport (BNA), BNA Vision.

The project includes a six-level parking garage with approximately 3,000 spaces, a large pedestrian plaza and a 64,000ft² airport administrative office building on the fifth level.

The new parking garage will occupy part of the footprint of the existing short-term parking garage, which will be demolished later this year.

The administrative office building will replace the airport authority’s current office space in the terminal, and provide space for the TSA) and other airport services.

The contract also includes designing an additional six-level, 1,800-space parking structure capable of supporting a hotel on the fifth level. The construction portion of this project will be competitively bid out on a later date.

Construction of the parking garage will begin in early 2019 with an anticipated completion of early 2020. The airport administrative office building will be completed in autumn 2020.

“The awarding of this contract is the next step forward for BNA Vision,” said Doug Kreulen, MNAA president and CEO, said, “This project will address our need for additional short-term parking, as well as providing a new office building for MNAA staff and others.

“Once the new office building is complete, we will demolish MNAA’s current office space, which is located above the security checkpoint, in preparation for the upcoming renovation and expansion of our terminal lobby. It’s a measured, phased-in process designed to mitigate inconvenience and airport disruption.”

Tom Lampe, vice president, Nashville region, Messer Construction, commented, “Messer has a long, successful history of working with the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and the local market strength and expertise to source and perform the work in partnership with Moody Nolan, Charter Construction and Pinnacle Construction Partners.

“Our project team and sub consultants will work together in an integrated approach with the airport design, construction and operations teams to ensure we achieve the goals for safety, cost, quality and schedule, and enable passengers and employees to have positive experiences at BNA.”

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