Catering Kitchen

Dallas, TX

As a result of the substantial growth of its marketplace, the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) enlisted the help of Holt Construction to accommodate the needs of the growing airport.

Holt was contracted to provide pre-construction and construction management services under an IPD structure for an in-flight catering facility. The new 207,000 sq. ft. facility includes testing kitchens, meeting spaces, and an industrial sized kitchen and utilization of tilt wall construction.

The space consists of two joined buildings, housing the staff and the industrial kitchen / test kitchen area which includes an AEC Track System to expand rooms as required and a state-of-the-art ASRS or Automated Storage and Retrieval System which travels through the entirety of the complex. Multiple loading docks, industrial dish washer aisles and automated sorting machinery were installed within the complex. The HVAC system is powered by air cooled chillers, chilled water pumps, natural gas fired boilers, and heating water pumps.

The construction of this concrete tilt-up project rests on a 23-acre parcel that includes parking, a retention pond and a myriad of utility and roadway considerations to accommodate the overall campus development in the south-eastern quadrant of the airport’s property. The project implemented the LEED methodology, with a major goal of minimizing if not eliminating waste altogether. Close coordination, as well as aiming for a seamless collaboration experience, has aided in Holt’s goal to continuously improve on tasks throughout the project and has allowed the work to flow seamlessly. Holt coordinated with the associated Airline’s Corporate Real Estate branch on the DFW Airport Planning, and the DFW Design Construction and Code Departments (DCC) in addition to multiple subcontractors.

Project Role
Construction Manager

Contract Value

215,000 sq. ft.

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