Case study: Denver International Airport

Airport expansion

BIM conversion streamlines airport expansion, supports facilities management

Project summary
Denver's Hotel and Transit Centre Programme combines a commuter rail transit centre and a 519-room hotel to create a new gateway to the Denver International Airport (DIA). The Building Information Modelling (BIM) process used for design and construction kicks off an even more ambitious airport-wide BIM conversion that will greatly improve ongoing facility management.


This project is managed by HNTB and Parsons, designed by Gensler and under construction by MHS Tri-Venture (Mortenson, Hunt, Saunders) with enabling work provided by Kiewit.

 

Denver International Airport
Hotel and transit centre

Denver International Airport expansion project

Fast-track construction
Airport projects pose unique challenges given the need for added security and the goal to minimise inconvenience to travellers. DIA's model-based approach accelerated construction with co-ordinated project timelines and collaboration around a central model.

Streamline facility maintenance
Integrated with the facilities management platform, the intelligent model will serve as the primary source of data for ongoing airport maintenance. More efficient maintenance in turn saves time and money and improves quality.

Drive future savings
Because the detailed model will inform all ongoing actions, DIA can use it to scope potential projects. That reduces the need for time consuming and expensive feasibility studies—and adds up to big savings.

Minimise change orders
Changes during construction can balloon into huge costs. BIM enabled cost savings in reduced work and fewer change orders by resolving clashes during design instead of construction.

Denver International Airport expansion project

Fast-track construction
Airport projects pose unique challenges [...]

Denver International Airport expansion project

Streamline facility maintenance
Integrated with the facilities management [...]

Denver International Airport expansion project

Drive future savings
Because the detailed model will inform all ongoing [...]

Denver International Airport expansion project

Minimise change orders
Changes during construction can balloon [...]