Serving nearly 26 million passengers a year, the Salt Lake City International Airport Redevelopment project was necessary to cement SLC’s position as one of the world’s main aviation hubs. The project replaced three old terminals with one central terminal and two concourses connected by a passenger tunnel. Kicking off in 2017, the project is being built in two phases. Phase one was completed and opened to the public in 2020.
RK Mechanical served as the mechanical contractor for phase one which consisted of a new terminal, south concourse, gateway, passenger bridges, central utility plant and parking garage. Our team fabricated and installed the all-new mechanical, hydronics and plumbing systems for the new terminal, concourse, gateway, connector bridges, central utility plant and parking garage. As the CAD lead for the BIM process, RK Mechanical fabricated and installed all new mechanical, hydronic and plumbing systems including 70,000 LF of UG piping, 170,000 LF AG plumbing piping, 224,000 LF of hydronic piping, 148,000 LF (1.5 M LBS) of sheetmetal as well as the immense seismic demands for all systems. The RK Mechanical team coordinated and set up the equipment including 10 cooling towers, 46 AHUs, eight chillers, four boilers, 16 sand oil interceptors, CRAC units, FCUs, fin tube heaters, CUHs, fans, pumps and vertical pumps.