Sterling wins $97m contracts for Salt Lake City International Airport projects


Sterling Construction, a Delaware-based construction company, has secured three separate construction contracts worth $97m from the Salt Lake City Corporation’s Department of Airports (SLCDA).

The contracts are part of the Salt Lake City International Airport’s Terminal Redevelopment Program (TRP).   

The three contracts handed over to Sterling Construction include the foundation work project, dewatering and earth retention work project, and civil and airfield work project for the South Concourse East.

For the foundation project, the company will be responsible for pouring of more than 70,000 linear feet of concrete filled steel pipe piles and 98,000 linear feet of driven H-piles.

For the dewatering and earth retention project, it will design and construct an earth retention system for excavation and the tunnel work will connect the new North and South Concourses.

The airfield project includes all of the airfield and civil work for the new South Concourse East. The company will undertake the demolition of existing taxi ways and aprons, removal and reinstallation of about 128,000ft of utilities, and 200,000yd² of new concrete pavement.

The three projects will begin this September and the work is expected to continue for three years.

Sterling Construction CEO Joe Cutillo said: “We are extremely excited to continue to work with the SLCDA on its major airport restoration program. This group of awards is representative of our strategy to pursue alternative delivery aviation contracts and enable us to add value using our specialized engineering and construction capabilities.

“This work helps to strengthen our already significant backlog, and given that the SLCDA’s TRP is planned for 10 years at a total cost of over $4 billion, we believe there will be additional opportunities at Salt Lake International in the years to come.”

Delaware-based Sterling is a construction company that specialises in heavy civil infrastructure construction and rehabilitation, construction site excavation and improvement, and residential construction projects.


Aerial view of Salt Lake City International Airport. (Credit: Searls.)

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