The multiyear renovation project at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport won the Engineering News-Record Midwest Best Project of the Year award for airport/transit.

Kwame Building Group provided program management for the $62 million renovation, the largest in Lambert’s history. Kwame oversaw and coordinated five design packages and 10 construction packages to upgrade the airport’s main terminal, concourses and baggage-claim areas.

Despite complications caused by a tornado that damaged the airport in 2011 and a new $30 million TSA baggage system, the project was completed months early and within budget. It also achieved Lambert’s goals to maximize diversity and opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses.

Prime architects/engineers on the project included Exp US Services, Burns & McDonnell, Ross & Baruzzini, Kiku Obata, and Apple Design. Prime contractors included C. Rallo Contracting, Collins and Hermann, Kozeny Wagner, Geograph Industries, K&S Associates, Sign Productions, and Engraphix.

Winners of the ENR Best Project awards were selected by juries of prominent regional industry professionals who evaluate projects based on challenges and teamwork, safety, innovation, contribution to the industry and community, construction quality and craftsmanship, and design functionality and aesthetics. Construction Forum St. Louis © January 2016

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