Community Input Needed for New Construction Workforce Support Programs

Amazing Traditions will be conducting public meetings throughout greater Kansas City to gather important community input on construction workforce support programs offered by the Edgemoor Team as part of their Terminal Workforce Enhancement Programs (TWEP). The TWEP is comprised of programs and services designed to help build and support a sustainable workforce over the next several years to help deliver the Kansas City International Airport (KCI) New Terminal.

Edgemoor is committed to providing services such as a workforce training program, free/ subsidized transportation to and from the New Terminal jobsite, and access to licensed child care with extended hours, to help eliminate the barriers to a career in construction and put Kansas Citians to work. Input captured during the upcoming public meetings will help determine the demand for these programs and services. 

Public input is vital to assessing the demand for these programs.

Please select a meeting date that is convenient for you and help Edgemoor and its design-build partner, Clark|Weitz|Clarkson, determine the need for these programs.

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If you are unable to attend one of the public meetings but would like to provide input, please click here to take the TWEP Survey online.

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Two Kansas City Firms to Lead Aviation Fuel Line Relocation on KCI New Terminal Project

Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate and Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) recently awarded the contract for fuel line relocation services to Kansas City-based firms U.S. Engineering and Alexander Mechanical. U.S. Engineering and Alexander Mechanical first joined the KCI New Terminal Project team in spring 2018 and are providing design-build mechanical services for the project. Their latest contract, a separate scope of work and critical component of the project, will enable fuel service to continue at Terminals B and C amidst construction of the New Terminal. The relocated fuel line will also serve the New Terminal when complete. 

U.S. Engineering, a Kansas City Business Journal 2019 Champion of Business, has provided construction and maintenance services for industrial, commercial, institutional, and advanced technology facilities since its founding in 1893. The company consistently ranks in the top 25 of mechanical contractors in America.

Alexander Mechanical, a certified Kansas City-based minority-owned business, specializes in the service, repair, and replacement of equipment and systems in commercial, industrial, and institutional markets across the Midwest.  Alexander Mechanical has maintained a 20-year working relationship with U.S. Engineering, a partnership that began in 1999 with the renovation of the existing KCI terminals.

“U.S. Engineering and Alexander Mechanical have a long and successful history of working together on meaningful projects that impact this region,” said U.S. Engineering Senior Project Manager Adam Provost. “We are excited to have the opportunity to continue this relationship while working together to deliver Kansas City a new world-class terminal.”

The partnership with U.S. Engineering and Alexander Mechanical furthers the Edgemoor Team’s commitment to maximizing opportunities for both small and local firms to participate in the $1.5 billion project. To date, over 80 locally-owned firms and 60 certified Kansas City-based minority- and women-owned businesses have joined the design-build team.

The demolition of the Terminal A and parking garage structures was completed in July; work to remove, sort, and recycle materials is ongoing. The New Terminal is scheduled to open in spring 2023.

Follow the progress of the New Terminal project at BuildKCI.com.

Two Kansas City Firms Selected to Lead Roadway Work on KCI New Terminal Project

As the demolition of Terminal A nears completion, Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) and Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate are pleased to add two local firms to the KCI New Terminal Project team. Kissick Construction Company and Axiom Construction Group have been selected to establish the new permanent traffic flow pattern and roundabouts around International Circle.

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Kissick Construction is a heavy civil contractor, specializing in critical construction environments. The firm self-performs civil and site development projects, underground utility work, engineered shoring, structural concrete contracts, and facility maintenance. Since its founding in Kansas City in 1994, Kissick has established annual revenues in excess of $100 million and a workforce of more than 350 employees.

The addition of Axiom Construction Group, a certified Kansas City-based, minority-owned business, to the KCI New Terminal Project furthers the Edgemoor Team’s commitment to maximizing opportunities for small, local firms.

“We have enjoyed working with Axiom Construction Group as they continue to grow their business,” said Kissick President Pete Browne. “Our firm’s mentor-protege relationship with Axiom’s principals Daniel Felder and Vince Stephens has provided a solid framework for Kissick’s leadership team to share best practices in construction operations and overall business management.”

Axiom’s CEO, Daniel Felder, is a recent graduate of the Kansas City Strategic Partnership Program (KC SPP), an intensive, six-month professional development course that Edgemoor offers to small business owners as a part of its Terminal Workforce Enhancement Program. The program is offered at no cost to participants and provides students with project management and business fundamentals to help position them for greater success on future pursuits. Felder is the fifth graduate of the program to successfully compete for a contract on the New Terminal Project.

"We are excited, along with our partners at Kissick Construction, to join with Edgemoor and CWC on the Project,” Felder said. “Not only will this opportunity help Axiom Construction Group grow our capacity and expand our abilities, it will ultimately help redefine how our community comes together – no matter your background – for the greater good of our city.”

The demolition of Terminal A is ongoing and expected to be complete by the end of summer. The New Terminal is scheduled to open in spring 2023. Follow the progress of the New Terminal project at BuildKCI.com.

Vanderlande Selected as Baggage Services Provider on KCI New Terminal

Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) and Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate are pleased to add global market leader Vanderlande to the New Terminal project team. Vanderlande will lead the design and installation of an individual carrier baggage handling system (ICS) at Kansas City International Airport – a critical component of the project.

Vanderlande’s Individual Carrier System, which has been implemented at airports like Heathrow, Munich, and Barcelona, delivers improved baggage service both to and from aircraft with reduced travel times, a smaller carbon footprint and reduced operating costs.

“Vanderlande’s reputation as a leader in airport process automation and years of experience make them the right partner for this project,” said Mark Goodwin, CWC Vice President.

“We are excited about the technology that Vanderlande brings to the New Terminal and the enhanced customer service benefits it will bring to our flying public,” said Pat Klein, Kansas City Director of Aviation. “We expect it to greatly enhance a crucial component of that experience.”

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has active systems in 600 airports world-wide, including 14 of the globe’s top 20 facilities. Their systems move more than 4.2 billion pieces of luggage each year. Vanderlande’s product development aims to find solutions that are healthier to work with, reduce consumption of natural resources, and minimize CO2 emissions, values that directly align with the New Terminal project team’s ongoing efforts to create a sustainable facility.

Vanderlande adds to the Edgemoor Team’s growing list of partners and continues the positive momentum that has been building on the project.

The demolition of Terminal A currently is underway and is expected to be complete by the end of summer. The New Terminal is scheduled to open in spring 2023. Follow the progress of the New Terminal project at BuildKCI.com.

Nine Local Minority- and Women-Owned Firms Tapped to Lead Demolition, Abatement, and Early Start Work on New Terminal

Nine Local Minority- and Women-Owned Firms Tapped to Lead Demolition, Abatement, and Early Start Work on New Terminal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Preliminary construction activities on the Kansas City International Airport New Terminal are in full swing. Days after beginning auger-cast test pile drilling near Terminal A, Edgemoor’s design-builder, Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC), announced its selection of firms to lead early-start work on the project. Fifty-five percent of the contract dollars awarded will go to certified Kansas City-based minority- and women-owned businesses, furthering the Edgemoor Team’s commitment to maximizing opportunities for small, local firms to participate on the $1.5 billion project.    

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Kansas City firm, Lockton Companies, selected as broker for KCI terminal modernization project

Hometown company to provide insurance and risk management advice

KANSAS CITY - Edgemoor team design-builder, Clark | Weitz | Clarkson, has added another highly-respected Kansas City-based firm to its ranks. The team awarded the contract for insurance placement and administrative services on the KCI new terminal project to local insurance firm, Lockton Companies. The award furthers the Edgemoor team’s commitment to delivering a transformational project by amplifying opportunities for local businesses to contribute to the new terminal’s development, design and construction.

Founded in Kansas City in 1966, Lockton Companies has a longstanding local presence and deep roots in the community. Formed as an insurance and surety broker for the construction industry, the firm has expanded exponentially in both service offerings and geographic reach. Lockton’s Kansas City offices support both local and global clients and are home base for nearly 1,400 associates who live and work in the region. Construction and design remains the company’s largest industry and accounts for nearly a quarter of its revenue.

As part of their role on the project, Lockton will provide insurance placement and administration services, along with risk management consulting.

“Lockton is honored and excited to be part of making the new KCI terminal possible,” said Joe Agnello, CEO of Lockton’s Kansas City operation. “KCI is the gateway to our hometown, and we look forward to helping Edgemoor and the Clark | Weitz | Clarkson team create a world-class airport to serve our community and welcome visitors.”

Lockton enhances a growing and diverse cohort of local firms who will deliver the new terminal project. Collectively, the greater Edgemoor Team is comprised of more than 50 Kansas City-based firms - 33 of which are certified minority- and women-owned businesses. Lockton plans to enlist additional minority- and women-owned businesses to help administer the complex insurance program.

The project team also includes local general contractor, JE Dunn; construction firms, U.S. Engineering and Capital Electric; design and engineering firms Taliaferro & Browne and Garver; and financial services companies, Lead Bank and Kutak Rock, among many others.

Mark Goodwin, Clark | Weitz | Clarkson vice president and program manager for the new terminal, expressed his excitement about the latest addition to the project team, adding, “Lockton has a longstanding reputation as a top-notch insurance broker. Their technical knowledge, relevant industry experience, and national standing makes them the right partner for this project.”

Geoff Stricker, managing director for Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate called the addition of Lockton another positive step for the project and the community. “From day one, the Edgemoor Team made a promise to ensure the new terminal was a project for Kansas City by Kansas City. Our commitment to building a diverse and qualified team, maximizing local participation, and creating meaningful opportunities throughout this journey remains strong,” said Stricker. “We are confident that Lockton will enhance our ability to provide a successful outcome for the region.”

The new terminal project is advancing swiftly, and the selection of Lockton as the project’s insurance broker marks another important step in the construction process. Design work will continue into 2019. Demolition activities are anticipated to begin as early as this fall, following the FAA’s approval of the Environmental Assessment; a groundbreaking for the project will follow. Construction of the new terminal will begin in early 2019. 

About Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate

A leader in the development, financing, and operations of public buildings, infrastructure, and commercial real estate, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate has delivered (or has under construction) more than $3 billion of public-private partnerships (P3s) nationally, including the KU Central District Development project in Lawrence, KS; the Long Beach Courthouse and Long Beach Civic Center projects in Long Beach, CA; and the University of California, San Francisco Sandler Neuroscience Center.

For more information on the KCI New Terminal project, or the Edgemoor Team, visit www.kci-edgemoor.com or follow kciedgemoor on Twitter and Facebook.

About Clark | Weitz | Clarkson, A Joint Venture

Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC) is a joint venture team comprised of Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Weitz Company, and local heavy civil contractor, Clarkson Construction. CWC is a member of the greater Edgemoor Team and responsible for leading design and construction efforts on the KCI New Terminal project. The team boasts a combined 400 years of construction experience and has successfully delivered complex aviation projects across the country, including work at Los Angeles International Airport, Houston Hobby Airport, Dulles International Airport, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Reagan National Airport, Tampa International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and Midway Airport, among others.

For more information on the KCI New Terminal’s construction procurement process, visit www.cwcjv.com.

About Lockton Companies

Lockton is a global professional services firm with 7,000 Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown rapidly by helping clients achieve their objectives. For ten consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance.”  www.lockton.com

Edgemoor Team Selects Local Powerhouse JE Dunn as Design-Builder for KCI New Terminal Parking Structure

Edgemoor Team Selects Local Powerhouse JE Dunn as Design-Builder for KCI New Terminal Parking Structure

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Edgemoor Team delivering a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport is expanding its ranks with notable local talent. Edgemoor team member Clark | Weitz | Clarkson (CWC), the joint venture responsible for the design and construction of the New Terminal, has selected JE Dunn Construction as the design-builder for the KCI New Terminal parking structure. JE Dunn joins a growing list of homegrown firms making significant contributions to the design and construction of the New Terminal project.

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