Clark/Sullivan Construction

Reno Tahoe Airport Federal Inspection Services Building Remodel


Reno Tahoe Airport Authority


Paul Cavin, AIA

Project Value

$2.7 Million

Delivery Method

Construction Management At Risk


Airport/ Parking

Volaris promised to bring its airline services to Reno if the Reno-Tahoe Airport could prepare facilities to accept international travelers from Guadalajara, Mexico before the holidays. Clark/Sullivan delivered the $2.7 million scope in seven weeks using Emergency CMAR. Trust was key for allowing owner, designer, subcontractors and C/S used rapid-fire collaboration to deliver on the promise.

The abbreviated schedule meant design was captured in a 500-page U.S. Customers & Border guide, and the team was able to augment the design drawings with the guide.

“The project required extreme coordination from procurement stage to completion in keeping the project moving ahead, providing excel- lent communications, overcoming unforeseen challenges and completing the project on schedule.” Customs officials “voiced several praises towards the contractor along the lines of amazement that the contractor was able to finish the project in such a short time frame and the high quality of the work.” – Gary Probert, Reno-Tahoe International Airport

The scope did not fit in a traditional schedule, so craft people worked double shifts and weekends with only one day off – Thanksgiving. Flooring was done on a night shift to avoid other trades. The team overcame tight quarters with 320 man hours per day on site. n