- Company: C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc.
- Industry: Transportation
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Expected Completion Date: May 16, 2012
- Project Website
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest airports in the world, once again set new standards for airline transportation worldwide. The successful completion and opening of the new Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal on May 16, 2012 marks yet another milestone in the proud history of this airport, and the people of Atlanta.
C.W. Matthews is proud to have been a part of such a world class endeavor by constructing the Terminal Roadways complex, ahead of schedule and within budget.
What impact does this project have on America?
In 2012, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was the world’s busiest airport and still is today. Since the new International Terminal was constructed, over 385 million passengers have utilized the airport, and it provides over 108,845 international seats available each week. This terminal makes travel easier, safer and quicker for international passengers because it is separate from the main terminal, with its own short-term and hourly parking, baggage claim and roadway complex. If it saves each passenger 15 minutes, that would equate to over a million hours per year at 75% of capacity.
What interesting obstacles or unusual circumstances did you overcome to complete the project?
Building the roadway complex while construction was underway for the International Terminal required a significant amount of coordinating and scheduling. We utilized several systems to make this possible and to minimize issues.
What dangers and risks did you encounter, and describe any extraordinary methods used to keep workers safe?
All workers who work inside the Airport are required to take mandatory safety training classes which are tailored to construction safety inside the Airport. A majority of this work was elevated at least 100’ which required fall protection and rigging training. All equipment operators were required to have proof of training for each piece of equipment they used. Confined space training was also required.
How did you leverage new technologies to work faster and reduce waste?
We utilize laptops and tablets to capture our labor/equipment hours and progress quantities which are transferred to and from our office wirelessly. This reduces paperwork and provides up to date information which allows us to utilize our resources better and to plan accurately for material needs.