Awarded by client HMS Host, the Sacramento International Airport La Bou project consisted of the complete demolition of an existing structure and the ground-up build of a La Bou restaurant kiosk. Constructed behind a “mall wall” adjacent to gates inside the passenger terminal, the upscale store features stainless equipment and wall panels, quartz countertops, custom red oak accent lamella and finishes, LED accent lighting, and hand-crafted colored glass tile.
The construction team experienced new challenges working within an airport terminal for the first time. The pre-construction process included extensive background checks and government clearance for KDC site personnel and subcontractors. Airport security regulations required materials to be imported and exported from the air strip entrance; a strictly monitored procedure. Security guidelines, as well as noise concerns, mandated that crews were only permitted to work in limited after-hours time frames – allowing no margin for error with regard to the overall schedule. The floor-to-ceiling structure had to be maneuvered around underground and overhead airport security, HVAC, and electrical systems. In addition to the standard county inspections, all work had to be approved through airport building and fire inspectors.
The KDC team worked hand-in-hand with client and airport representatives to insure the schedule milestones were achieved. The La Bou airport kiosk project has solidified an ongoing relationship with HMS Host and opened the door for future airport construction opportunities.