RS&H provided the City of San Antonio a terminal facility assessment, evaluation, programming, and scope estimating report for a three-stage renovation of Terminal A at San Antonio International Airport. The phased approach allowed the Airport to match facility needs to available funding and capacity.
Phase One – Assessment of Existing Facilities and Infrastructure
A thorough investigation/assessment was performed including all building systems; HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Electrical, Communications, Elevators/Escalators, Building Envelope, Interior Finishes, Functionality and Passenger Flow. The final report included written narratives for each system, photographs documenting the existing conditions, and a list of projects to correct deficiencies. The deficiency list was prioritized with most critical projects given a high priority for consideration by the client.
Phase Two – Assessment Evaluation, Programming and Scope Estimating
Interactive work sessions with the client and stakeholders were held to define specific priorities and estimated construction costs. The Phase One priorities were defined, evaluated and discussed as to the importance of inclusion in Phase Three scope of work. Achieving a balance between aesthetic upgrades and infrastructure improvements to meet the client’s budget was challenging. Through direct dialogue that clearly defined the client’s goals, the design team produced a prioritized project listing with associated construction costs that served as the baseline for Phase Three. This approach allowed the client to match the prioritized scope of work with the funding available.
Phase Three – Design and Construction
The design team was tasked with providing the construction project defined in Phase Two. Construction documents, estimates of probable costs and construction schedules were all necessary deliverables. RS&H worked jointly with the owner and construction manager at risk to realize this challenging scope consisting of replacing 52 air handling units, controls, complete plumbing replacement, emergency door hardware replacement, elevator and escalator replacement, public toilet room renovation, interior lighting upgrades, replacement or upgrade of all floor/wall/ceiling finishes and curbside ADA upgrades. The goal will be to upgrade the infrastructure for 25 to 30 years of useful life and rejuvenate the interior appearance of the public spaces.