KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Edgemoor Team delivering a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport is expanding its ranks with notable local talent. Edgemoor team member Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC), the joint venture responsible for the design and construction of the New Terminal, has selected JE Dunn Construction as the design-builder for the KCI New Terminal parking structure. JE Dunn joins a growing list of homegrown firms making significant contributions to the design and construction of the New Terminal project. Just two weeks ago, CWC announced the addition of mechanical contractor U.S. Engineering Company and electrical services contractor Capital Electric Construction Company to the team. Combined, the mechanical, electrical, and parking garage scopes represent nearly 40 percent of construction activities on the new terminal – all awarded to Kansas City-based firms.
CWC Vice President Mark Goodwin calls the addition of the local construction giant a “win for the project, and the City.” “JE Dunn’s national reputation for quality work and strong local relationships make them a great partner and addition to our growing team; we're proud to have them on board,” notes Goodwin.
As design-builder for the seven-level parking facility, JE Dunn will lead the engineering and architectural design of the new structure and is responsible for coordinating design with the terminal building and all aspects of construction. The parking garage will sit adjacent to the new terminal and is estimated to include 6,500 parking spaces, a more than 50 percent increase compared to the current garage spaces at KCI. The firm is busy building out its team with local companies to carry forward Edgemoor’s commitment to maximizing opportunities for minority- and women-owned firms on the project.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., JE Dunn brings 90 years of construction experience and a deep bench of local talent to the KCI project. The firm’s reputation for delivering award-winning work, including projects like the Cerner Innovations Campus, Phases I and II, and Kansas City Missouri Police Department East Patrol Division and Regional Crime Lab, has earned them national industry recognition, including Engineering News-Record’s Midwest Contractor of the Year title in 2017. The company has amassed a national aviation portfolio, which includes a combined 1.47 million square feet of parking garage space at Terminals A and C at Kansas City International Airport. JE Dunn has nearly 1,100 employees in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, many of whom will support efforts to deliver the new parking structure.
“We are excited to join the Edgemoor Team and work alongside Clark, Weitz, and Clarkson to deliver critical infrastructure that will have a positive impact on the Kansas City economy for decades to come,” said Paul Neidlein, JE Dunn’s Midwest Region President. “JE Dunn is focused on delivering the best result for Kansas City and is committed to utilizing small, local firms to achieve that outcome.”
JE Dunn joins a growing and diverse team of local Edgemoor partners, which collectively includes more than 40 Kansas City-based firms, 33 of which are certified minority- and women-owned businesses.
Edgemoor Managing Director Geoffrey Stricker expressed his satisfaction with the latest addition to the KCI team. “We are thrilled to add another qualified and respected construction partner to our ranks. It’s easy to see the dramatic impact JE Dunn has had on the Kansas City landscape; they will bolster our ability to deliver world-class results.”
The latest addition of JE Dunn marks another important step forward in the New Terminal’s construction process. While several major design-build construction contracts have already been awarded, this is only the beginning of a year-long construction procurement process. “Abundant opportunities exist for local firms of all sizes,” notes Goodwin. “CWC is resolute in our commitment to building a diverse and qualified team, maximizing local participation, and creating meaningful opportunities for minority-, women-owned, and small businesses to contribute on this project,” adds Goodwin. “Our partners share in our commitment.”
A groundbreaking for the KCI New Terminal is anticipated this fall; and construction activities will begin in early 2019.
With a full design team in place, the addition of Edgemoor’s permanent financial team, and a growing roster of construction partners -- including JE Dunn -- the New Terminal project is moving full steam ahead. “This is a busy and exciting time for our team, remarked Stricker. “We look forward to working alongside our local partners to continue the positive momentum.”
About Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate
Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate is a leader in the development, financing, and operations of public buildings, infrastructure, and commercial real estate, and has delivered (or has under construction) more than $3 billion public-private partnerships (P3s) nationally, including the KU Central District Development project in Lawrence, KS; the Long Beach Courthouse and Long Beach Civic Center projects in Long Beach, CA; and the University of California, San Francisco Sandler Neuroscience Center. In 2017, Edgemoor was selected by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, to lead the development, design, and construction of a new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport.
For more information on the KCI New Terminal project, or the Edgemoor Team, visit www.kci-edgemoor.com or follow kciedgemoor on Twitter.
About Clark | Weitz | Clarkson, A Joint Venture
Clark | Weitz | Clarkson is a joint venture team comprised of Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Weitz Company, and local heavy civil contractor, Clarkson Construction. CWC is a member of the greater Edgemoor Team and responsible for leading design and construction efforts on the KCI New Terminal project. The team boasts a combined 400 years of construction experience and has successfully delivered complex airport projects across the country, including work at Los Angeles International Airport, Houston Hobby Airport, Dulles International Airport, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Sea-Tac International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Reagan National Airport, Tampa International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Midway Airport, among others.
For more information on the KCI New Terminal’s construction procurement process, visit www.cwcjv.com.
About JE Dunn Construction
JE Dunn Construction was founded in 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri. Headquartered in downtown Kansas City, JE Dunn is the 11th largest domestic general building contractor in the United States with offices in 20 locations. Our vision is to be an indispensable business partner for our clients by first understanding their purpose, goals, and customers and then delivering transformational solutions with certainty of results. We maintain a commitment to our guiding principles, the philosophy of our business operation which is both family and employee-owned. JE Dunn’s purpose is to enrich lives through inspired people and places. www.jedunn.com