Taxiway L & Runway 4-22 Shoulders Construction at Ellington Airport Design-Build

The Houston Airport System (HAS) $120M Taxiway L Design-Build project will construct Taxiway L and shoulders for Runway 4-22 at Ellington Airport (EFD). Mission Critical's shortlisted client team was a joint venture between Texas Sterling Construction Co. (Houston, TX) and J. Banicki Construction, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ), joined by Lead Designer Kimley-Horn and Associates. Mission Critical also led a similar winning pursuit in 2017—the Spaceport Phase 1 Design-Build.

The 10,000 LF Taxiway L project directly supports space and technology industries within the growing Houston Spaceport—the 4th largest licensed Spaceport in the US. The scope of work includes the construction of a parallel taxiway to provide access to Runways 4-22 and 35L. This project continues our success with Texas Sterling, Banicki, Kimley-Horn and HAS:

  • Five pursuits managed by Mission Critical with Texas Sterling-Banicki JV + Kimley-Horn;
  • Four alternative delivery projects shortlisted or won at HAS in the past five years; and
  • Second project success at EFD. Mission Critical and the joint venture partners won the EFD Phase 1 Infrastructure Project in 2017.

Houston Airport Systems (HAS) advertised this project using the Design-Build / Best Value selection model. Under the Design-Build model, an owner holds a single contract with the Project’s Design-Build Contractor. The Lead Designer is a sub-consultant to the contractor’s team. The Design-Build contractor and designer work as a unified team in collaboration with the owner to develop innovative approaches and best means and methods to accomplish the owner’s project goals while providing the best value schedule and cost options for the delivery of the project.

Key Information

Texas Sterling Construction Co.
J. Banicki Construction, Inc.
Kimley-Horn and Associates

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