The government of Guam is upgrading its primary international airport - the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport - as it recently awarded a contract valued at $97 million to Black Construction Corporation for the terminal building structural upgrade and concourse isolation construction.

Tutor Perini Corporation, the parent company of Black Construction, explained in a company statement that the scope of work for the project includes an isolation corridor to be constructed as the 3rd floor over the existing concourse. This corridor will require seismic retrofit and modifications to the main structure. Eight additional arrival pods will also be constructed as part of the basic bid.

Significant interior upgrades to the architectural, mechanical and electrical systems are also part of the scope. The construction company said that these new features will allow arriving passengers to view Tumon Bay and the Pacific Ocean upon their arrival.

The project is considered as one of Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority (GIAA)’s largest project to date, which will improve and enhance the travelers’ experience throughout the airport’s facilities.

Construction is expected to begin in March 2017 and substantial completion is anticipated in August 2019. The company expects the value of this contract to be included as part of its reported fourth-quarter 2016 backlog.