Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the largest facility in the Northwest, was experiencing rapid growth in its passenger service. In order to accommodate increased capacity, the Port of Seattle embarked on an ambitious expansion program consisting of expanded terminal facilities, a runway addition, baggage handling systems, rental car facilities, and more than 100 other projects from concessions to airline tenant offices.

Heery was selected to represent the Port of Seattle in providing program management services for this over $2 Billion expansion program, ensuring that the design and construction of this complex series of projects fit the needs of the airport and was delivered on time and within budget. Heery also provided construction safety consulting, LEED consulting and commissioning services.

Experienced in large-scale, complex programs, Heery was successful in managing design, construction, schedule, budget, commissioning, and development of the construction safety program.

“Heery was instrumental in the success of the overall program and was able to provide experienced and expert resources in a timely manner. I especially attribute their outstanding leadership in the establishment and continued development of a first class construction safety program that became a model of other agencies in the region.”

-Ray Rawe, Director of Engineering Services for the Port of Seattle

Key components of this program include the following:

  • More than 100 distinct projects have been a part of this program, including a 640,000 SF expansion to Sea-Tac’s Concourse A.
  • Detailed phasing to avoid interrupting or interfering with airport operations during lengthy construction periods.
  • Frequent, regular communication with airport operations and management staff to keep the project on schedule and on budget.
  • Comprehensive safety program that set a standard for other agencies.
  • Developed integrated commissioning process for more than 25 projects.
  • Sustainability lead for the LEED Silver targeted Consolidated Rental Car Facility.


Program Management
Construction Management


Seattle, WA