KWAME/HR Green Joint Venture Team Has Begun Airfield Improvement Project

By on April 11, 2016

A joint venture team of Kwame Building Group, Inc. and HR Green (KWAME/HR Green) has begun work on a $7 million taxiway reconstruction project at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The reconstruction of the taxiways known as Foxtrot and Juliet began this month and is scheduled for completion in July 2016. KWAME/HR Green is providing construction management services. The general contractor is Millstone Weber. The consulting engineer is Crawford, Murphy & Tilly.

The project includes the removal of 26,000 square yards of existing PCC pavement and replacement with new concrete pavement. The concrete removed from the old taxiway, originally constructed in 1979, will be recycled and reused as the base course cap and sub-base layer.

Also included in the project are new drainage systems, 6,700 tons of asphalt shoulders, asphalt service road, security fencing, airfield lighting, airfield directional signage and pavement markings. To avoid disruption of normal operations at the airport, portions of the work will be performed at night and on weekends.

KWAME/HR Green completed work on the $9 million reconstruction of the taxiways known as Delta, Echo and November in Fall 2014; and the $9.2 million reconstruction of the taxiway known as Echo and the north apron in Fall 2015.

KWAME also was the project manager for Lambert’s $62 million Airport Experience renovation project as well as the restoration of Concourse C and other areas following the EF4 tornado that hit the airport in 2011. The Airport Experience project won the 2015 “ENR Midwest Best Project of the Year Award: Airports/Transit.”

Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is one of the nation’s top 15 pure construction management firms, dedicating 100 percent of its resources to project management services. An employee-owned company, KWAME provides estimating, scheduling, project planning, value engineering and other project management services as an independent advocate for owners and developers. KWAME has been named a “Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firm” multiple times by Engineering News Record (ENR), the construction industry’s leading news and analysis publication, and received an ENR Midwest 2015 Best Project of the Year Award. St. Louis RCGA has named KWAME one of the “Top 50 Companies in the St. Louis Region.”

KWAME’s public and private sector projects include educational facilities, major airports nationwide, light-rail systems, hospitals, wastewater treatment facilities and government facilities. KWAME is headquartered in St. Louis with division offices in Atlanta, Austin TX, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle.


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