SOURCE: Parsons


November 10, 2010 13:04 ET

Parsons Awarded CM-at-Risk Contract for First Phase of Little Rock Airport Terminal Redevelopment Project

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) - Parsons announced that it was awarded a construction management-at-risk contract by the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission for the first phase of the Little Rock Airport Terminal Redevelopment Project, which is slated to begin before the end of the year. 

The first phase of the project has a construction cost of roughly $22.5 million, and it will consist of a new inline baggage screening and outbound baggage facility, closed-circuit television improvements, a new local area network, a new multiuser flight information display system, energy conservation upgrades, and a new communications control center. In addition, the first phase will include renovating the existing ticket lobby, airport administration offices, airline ticket offices, security checkpoint, and the concourse restrooms.

"We are extremely excited about this very challenging project," said Tom Barron, Parsons Group President. "It is an honor for Parsons to be selected as part of the team that will help recreate the gateway to this growing community of Little Rock." 

The Parsons team, which consists of four area firms, was the unanimous choice of the Municipal Airport Commission, who cited the combination of Parsons' extensive aviation construction expertise and the local strength of its Little Rock-based partners. Together, all of the firms will form the management team for the project. 

Upon completion, the project will encompass the expansion and renovation of 430,000 ft2 and consist of the future construction of a new terminal commons, a new 16-gate concourse, and a new baggage claim and international arrival facility, along with inbound roadway and parking improvements.

Parsons has participated in more than 400 airport programs worldwide, leading the management and construction of runways, terminals, landside and airside improvements, and security programs. Parsons supports all aspects of a program, from inception to commissioning. In fact, the firm has delivered $25 billion in successful airport engineering/construction, construction management, and project management work during the last 5 years in the United States alone.

Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of growth in the engineering and construction industry, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program and construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as federal, regional, and local government agencies. For more about Parsons, please visit