San Antonio International Airport Terminal B

Serving Eight Million Passengers Each Year
This is a big step forward for travelers' convenience and to make the airport more attractive for future airline investments and more flights.
Julián Castro, Mayor, San Antonio
Location: 
San Antonio, Texas
Client: 
City of San Antonio
Architect: 
Parsons+Corgan, A Joint Venture
Size: 
225,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2010

Clark, in a joint venture with Byrne, worked closely with the City of San Antonio, Jacobs, and Parsons+Corgan to deliver Terminal B at San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Located between two active terminals and a roadway project, Clark/Byrne carefully coordinated with the affected parties to ensure the airport could operate smoothly during construction.

The Clark/Byrne team constructed the new terminal, a new central utility plant, and consolidatedthe airport's baggage handling systems. The 225,000-square-foot Terminal B has eight gates and four levels.

The concrete structure with a structural metal roof features a louver-type system on the front of the building to provide shade in the afternoon and keep direct sunlight off ticket counters in the front lobby.

The new 6,000-square-foot central utility plant houses three 1,400 ton chillers; three 4,200 gpm, three-cell cooling towers; six 2,800 gpm chilled water pumps; and three tertiary 4,200 gpm chilled water pumps. The plant also houses SAT's building automation system.

The expansion of the existing baggage handling facility allowed the TSA to relocate their screening process to a centralized, fully-automated baggage screening area. The project team added 13,000 square feet and installed a new baggage handling system with five screening machines, five outbound make-up units, and two curbside bag check conveyors.

Throughout construction, Clark/Byrne made a concerted effort to account for passengers using active portions of the airport and managed their work to minimize the effects on SAT's operations. Precise construction phasing and comprehensive pedestrian traffic plans were key to reducing the impact of construction activities. The team also developed a site-specific airport security plan and access control procedures to allow the construction workforce to travel securely through airport operations areas.

Awards: 
ENR Texas & Louisiana - Award of Merit, Transportation