The keys to the airport

how to jumpstart a capital improvements project

Large capital improvement airport projects can be so large and complex that they are difficult to manage effectively. This article offers 13 key elements for airport project success: 1) a specific program statement; 2) independent estimate crosscheck; 3) 'front end' documents clarifying general and specific conditions; 4) expeditious submittal review; 5) cost-loading the schedule; 6) multilevel status reporting; 7) the action items list; 8) allowances and contingencies; 9) documentation and communication; 10) mobilizing concessions early; 11) communicating with the airlines; 12) organizing moves in advance; and 13) ensuring proper training and startup. The article includes brief airport project case studies involving renovations at Paris-Charles DeGaulle Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Denver International.
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