Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc.

Alaska Airlines Terminal Bethel

Start Date: 06/01/1999
Completion Date: 06/01/2000
Owner: Alaska Airlines
Location: Bethel, AK
Architects: ASCG
Project Manager: Carl Swanson

This design/build project located in Bethel, Alaska, was built as Alaska Airlines largest remote airline terminal facility. The building encloses a full service terminal, cargo warehouse, and tenant lease space. The building design consists of a 24,000 sq ft pre-engineered structure incorporating an existing cargo building remaining in operation during construction.

Work included: Contaminated soil and site remediation; excavation and installation of frost free foundation systems; water and wastewater treatment systems; extension and construction of building utilities. Concrete and A/C paving at parking and drives; airport and apron site improvements; pre-engineered steel structure; custom insulated panel systems; interior finishes pursuant to strict Alaska Airline prototype design; baggage handling systems; cargo facilities and equipment.

This project was substantially completed in a 7 month construction period. This project highlights the rewards of a well planned design/build project. The challenge was to overcome the relatively narrow window of opportunity for summer barge schedules and a very short period of seasonable weather for civil and structural work to be performed. By working closely with the Architect and Owner from design through completion, Davis Constructors was able to provide a budget significantly below the Owner’s original estimate, complete the job 2 months ahead of schedule, and significantly under the final contract budget resulting in savings to the Owner.