Q&D and design partner CSHQA will team together to provide design-build services for the terminal expansion at this small hub airport. Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is currently served by seven airlines with flights to eleven major U.S. cities as well as two and international flights. FAT has experienced considerable growth over the last ten years and in 2019, the facility is projected to exceed 2,000,000 passengers. The airport’s master plan update, completed in December 2018, identified a significant number of high priority projects and recommended expansion as the best solution.
In 2019, the airport’s administration undertook an RFP process to evaluate architects and published a list of pre-qualified design teams. In fall of 2019, the administration solicited and evaluated proposals from six teams, narrowing it down to two to attend in-person interviews. They ultimately chose Q&D Construction/CSHQA to lead the design-build efforts to expand FAT to meet the air travel demands of the future.
The Terminal expansion project will add two gates served by passenger boarding bridges, a new international arrivals facility, outbound baggage screening and baggage makeup systems, an expanded security checkpoint, additional concession and support spaces, expanded airside ramp, and landside modifications. The current schedule includes design completion in April of 2021 and start of construction, pending City Council approval, in June 2021. The construction of the project, including multiple phases and totaling over a half million square feet will be completed in November of 2022.
You can learn more about our design partner, CSHQA, at their website.