A 24-hour work schedule has been set for the demolition of Lot A which signifies the start of the construction for the new 6,000 space parking garage at the Austin airport. Inside the terminal construction for a new retailer, Tyler’s & Austin Warehouse, has started across from Gate 10.
Heavy truck loads, 24-hour work schedule set for parking demolition
Construction crews have started a 24-hour a day, six days a week schedule to rev-up the Lot A demolition work. A heavy truck load plan is in place at the location for the future home of the new 6,000 spaces parking garage at the Austin airport.
Austin Commercial LP is digging out 4.5 feet of dirt across the site which is nearly three football fields from side to side. It is estimated that approximately 80,000 yards of mixed soil will be hauled off. That translates to nearly 8,000 dump trucks loads, averaging 120 truckloads per day – five per hour or one truckload per every 12 minutes.
A large portion of the dirt dug out will be re-purposed and used as base material in the construction of the new parking garage. Work is scheduled over the next several months to complete the demolition of Lot A before pier drilling and foundation work begins. Then the first of three 208 feet tall temporary tower cranes are scheduled to be installed.
New Tyler’s & Austin Warehouse retailer under construction
Construction has started on the new Tyler’s & Austin Warehouse retail store located in front of Gate 10, next to the Ray Benson Roadhouse. A temporary construction wall incases the 2,211 square foot store that will offer mix products and materials that reflect the culture and playful spirit of Austin and surrounding Central Texas hill country.
Offerings include a full line-up of Tyler’s branded goods, TOM’s Shoes / bags and sunglasses, Austin City Limits apparel / souvenirs and music, South by Southwest apparel and souvenirs, Keep Austin Weird, full assortment of flavorful foods from the Austin area as well as locally crafted themed merchandise and souvenirs. Other items include footwear, sporting apparel, seasonally changing based upon needs of traveling guests, University of Texas apparel and Yeti branded products.
Tyler’s will have a design that is new to the airport concourse with its custom Tyler’s overhead signage, metallic graphics, tree stump displays and clear acrylic AUS letters mid-store. Designs also include geometric flooring, woven textiles, and industrial fixtures and pitched wood structures.
The airport is the third Austin area store for the retailer that was established in Tyler, Texas in 1978. Tyler’s airport store will be operated by concessionaire Delaware North and construction work is estimated to be complete by end of 2017.
Roof trusses delivered for 9-gate terminal expansion
The growth of the skeletal frame of the 9-gate expansion continues at the Austin airport. The construction site is preparing for the delivery and installation of the 17 steel roof trusses and support castings. Each roof truss spans 135 feet by 17 feet and weighs 41,000 pounds each. The trusses were fabricated by W&W-AFCO Steel.