Denver International Airport (DEN) Projects


Denver International Airport (DEN) Projects; Program Management and Quality Assurance and Inspection Support Services Contract for AIM Projects

Denver International Airport (DEN) is one of the nation’s largest airports. Since opening in 1995, the City and County of Denver has maintained an on-going capital improvement and expansion program to meet growing service demands. Annual capital improvement expenditures range in value between $100 million to $200 million. When the airport opened, it had five non-intersecting runways, a main terminal, and three widely spaced concourses. Situated on 34,000 acres, DEN has the capacity to expand to a total of 12 runways, double the size of its main terminal building, and significantly expand its three concourses or construct additional concourses.

LS Gallegos serves in a staff augmentation role supporting project management, construction management and quality assurance and inspection teams for all capital improvement projects at DEN. Teams consist of fully integrated on-site City and County of Denver Airport staff, Prime Consultant staff and Subconsultant staff. The benefits LS Gallegos brings to DEN is providing highly skilled discipline specialists to perform critical project/construction management activities overseeing construction contractors and equipment and systems installers on an as-needed basis. Some of the work at DEN is seasonal.

LS Gallegos has served as member of successive Program Management Support Services Contracts and Quality Assurance and Inspection Support Services Contracts for DEN’s Airport Infrastructure Management (AIM) organization since 2000.

Notable LS Gallegos project accomplishments for DEN airside and landslide projects include:

  • Inspection of main terminal restroom remodel project
  • Inspection of retail shops remodel and build-out projects
  • Field Inspection for construction the 6th Runway
  • Project Management and Inspection for construction of rental car facilities
  • Project Management and Inspection of on-airport parking structures, roadways, drainage facilities, deicing pads, waste water storage reservoirs, runway concrete repairs/replacement, and runway lighting repairs/replacement
  • Project Management and Inspection for the expansion and remodel of concourses A, B, and C.
  • Project Management and Quality Assurance Oversight during installation of new fire protection and audio systems throughout DEN’s facilities
  • Project Management of the “Blue Stallion” art piece fabrication and installation
  • Independent Cost Estimating for all construction contracts (architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications)

Denver International Airport (DEN), Hotel & Transit

DEN Hotel

City and County of Denver International Airport (DEN), Hotel & Transit Center, Program Management Consultant Services Contract

LS Gallegos as a subconsultant to Parsons Corporation, the prime Program Management Consultant, provided Project Management and Construction Management Support. The $700 million DEN Hotel and Transit Center included design and construction for: a 500-room hotel and conference center, RTD’s East Corridor Commuter Rail Transit Station at DEN, improvements to the existing concourse baggage and train systems, and an open-air plaza. The plaza included new concessions, leasable space, and connection to the existing Jeppesen Terminal. LS Gallegos Support Services included: Contracts Administration, Document Control, Cost Estimating, Project Administration, Interior Design, and Construction Inspection.

Castle Rock North Meadows Extension

Castle Rock

Town of Castle Rock North Meadows Extension to US 85 CMGC Contract – Independent Cost Estimating

LS Gallegos, contracted with the Town of Castle Rock, CO, to provide Independent Cost Estimating for the extension of the North Meadows Parkway, creating an additional access point for the Meadows subdivision located within the Town of Castle Rock. The project involves the construction of a new interchange on I 25 between the existing Meadows interchange and Happy Canyon interchange. This project was constructed through a Construction Management General Contractor (CMGC) contract between the Town of Castle Rock and Edward Kramer and Sons. LS Gallegos provided cost estimates at the 30%, 60%, and 90% design development phases and provided an Independent Cost Estimate at completion to assist in reaching the Guaranteed Maximum Price. One unique feature of this CMGC project was that the project was broken into three packages to match the timing of funding. LS Gallegos’ ICE estimates were used to successfully negotiate Guaranteed Maximum Prices for each package.

Ft. Collins MAX Bus Rapid Transit Project


City of Ft. Collins, MAX Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT), Construction Management Consultant – Ft. Collins, Colorado

LS Gallegos provided the City of Fort Collins with Construction Management (CM) Services for this project as a subconsultant to CH2M. The MAX BRT Project was the first BRT project for the City of Fort Collins. The project contained three main components: the Mason Corridor, the South Transit Center, and the Maintenance Facility Expansion. The Mason Corridor consisted of an exclusive guideway for 2.8-miles, with the remaining 2.2-miles intermixed with street traffic on portions of McClelland Drive and Mason Street. Additionally, there were two bridge structures and multiple retaining walls along the MAX BRT route as part of this project. Components of the Mason Corridor portion of the project included: signing and striping, intersection improvements, various utility improvements, 13 stations and stop locations, landscaping, irrigation, traffic control, and guardrail installation. LS Gallegos provided Construction Management Services which included: Field Inspection during the construction phase and Project Closeout Support.