In September 1989, under the leadership of Denver Mayor Federico Peña, federal officials authorized the outlay of the first $60 million for the construction of an airport to serve as the replacement for Stapleton International Airport.
The Denver Public Works Department’s Division of Aviation managed the construction of Denver International Airport (DEN). The City contracted the program management of the design and construction efforts.
CMTS provided inspection and administrative services for various contracts as part of the Program Management Team (PMT). At the peak of construction, the PMT employed over 500 professionals in management, administration, inspection, scheduling, estimating, quality control, and testing. The PMT managed more than 70 general contracts representing more than 400 contractors and suppliers and nearly 12,000 workers.
CMTS provided services on multiple construction projects including Peña Boulevard the main corridor for all ground transportation. CMTS administered the contract and provided quality assurance engineering and inspection for the construction of the eight-miles of limited access interstate highway and the air cargo roadways as well as overseeing the construction of all excavation and embankment, drainage structures, paving, striping, signage, 20 post-tensioned and eight pre-stressed bridges, related on/off ramps, and the E-470 interchange.
Facilities projects included multiple projects on all of DEN’s three concourses and the central plant, the majority of which is below the apron level. CMTS staff delivered:
- Construction oversight
- Construction contract claims support
- QA testing and surveying
- Public and airport tenant coordination
- Technical assistance
- Construction engineering and inspection
- Design coordination/liaison
- Commissioning management, activation plan and coordination,
- Program commissioning plan and standards
- Training and post occupancy services
- Program administration and inspection services
- Staffed deputy resident engineers, office engineers, contract administration, inspection staff, and clerical staff for these projects on-site.
Over the years, CMTS has established an enduring relationship with the Denver International Airport (DEN). In 2009 a team, that included CMTS was selected to provide Program Management for the South Terminal Redevelopment Program that included a rail bridge completed in 2013, the terminal station completed in 2015, and the iconic 519-room hotel and conference center connected to Jeppesen Terminal completed in 2016
We are currently supporting DEN on Phase II the Jeppesen Terminal Great Hall Program.