Building new gateways to economic growth.
MBS Airport (named for the surrounding areas: City of Midland, Bay County, and City of Saginaw) is a life line for mid-Michigan; providing easy access to businesses and regional stakeholders. The facility’s benefit to Midland, Bay, and Saginaw counties is estimated at over $100 million US Dollars annually, making it easy to see why a modern, user-friendly facility is of the utmost importance.
In the fall of 2008, the MBS Airport Commission approved designs for a new green field terminal site that would replace their current main terminal which was built in 1965. As the general contractor, Commercial Contracting Corporation was responsible for overseeing the $48 million project which included the building of the new, 75,000 square foot terminal, new access roads, and a new parking facility.
Bringing it in on-schedule and on-budget.
With limited grant money available to fund the terminal, remaining on-budget was vital to the success of this project. Schedules were challenging too with aggressive timelines which were made more complicated by the necessity to work with multiple agencies, including the regional Airport Authority, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
In addition to managing the structural steel erection, installation of the building systems, and construction of the access roads, CCC also self-performed the site concrete placement.
Planning for the long-term.
The new terminal is a sustainable building designed to incorporate elements of LEED 1 design throughout, including the use of locally produced materials. It was also built using advanced construction methods and materials, so the MBS Airport Authority is confident that the new facility will meet the travel needs of the mid-Michigan region for decades to come.