A plane at JIA (Robwilson39/dreamstime.com)

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Balfour Beatty to expand Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport

21 June 2019 | By GCR Staff | 0 Comments

Balfour Beatty has been selected as construction manager in a project to expand North America’s fastest-growing airport, Florida’s Jacksonville International (JIA), by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA).

The firm will add six new gates with the construction of Concourse B, with possible areas of further expansion including concessions, airfield circulation and apron expansion, a third level for additional concessions and lounge space, administrative and operational areas and a baggage system.

Balfour Beatty will coordinate with JAA and the design team during the pre-construction phase to also finalise plans for secondary areas of terminal expansion to allow the airport to meet an increase in passenger numbers.

Scott Skidelsky, Balfour Beatty’s president of buildings operations in Florida said: “Our selection for this great project is a tribute to our aviation industry expertise and strong 19-year history with the JAA that has blossomed into a dynamic partnership.  

“This is an exciting project for Jacksonville and our team is honored to be their construction partner in delivering Concourse B to help meet the airport’s unprecedented growth in passenger traffic.”

Image: A plane at JIA (Robwilson39/dreamstime.com)