Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Kenner, LA

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.

The City of New Orleans selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction to lead a massive construction, renovation and demolition project to consolidate rental car agencies at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The scope of work included constructing 25 new structures, demolition of 34 structures, renovation of multiple sites, paving, utilities and site components. The four-phase project relocated remote sites for Alamo, National, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Advantage and Hertz into a centralized facility. New construction highlights: • Three-story, 30,000 SF Customer Service Building − Type 2b construction, steel frame with precast concrete panel curtain wall − Metal roof, prefabricated metal walkway canopy − Elevators, escalators • Four-story, 667,000 SF parking garage − Type 1b precast construction, concrete columns and precast concrete panels − Pile-supported structural concrete slab − 2,400 parking spaces − Four stair towers − Two pedestrian bridges to Customer Service Building • 4 Rental Car Service Centers − Type 2b construction, steel frame with precast concrete panel walls − Prefabricated metal roof canopies − Maintenance bays, offices, car wash, fuel dispensing stations • 13,500 SF Utility building − Type 2b steel frame and precast concrete wall panel construction − Extensive site work for major utility rerouting • 9,000 SF Terminal Maintenance Building − Maintenance warehouse − Demolition of asphalt pavement and base for site • Extensive roadways, concrete and asphalt paving, landscaping, fencing and signage Renovation features: • Renovation of one-story, 1,300 SF Hertz Service Center • Renovation of one-story, 5,800 SF Hertz Customer Service Building • Renovation of 15,000 SF under terminal into Terminal Maintenance Shops S&P set up a Building Information Modeling (BIM) virtual studio at the project site. BIM resolved conflicts in the Customer Service Building (CSB) with the mechanical and structural systems, which are concealed in limited spaces. In addition, BIM was used to revise construction logic with schedule simulation and to create a visualization of the CSB to reflect the customer experience.