Project Controls for Denver International Airport

by William A. Seaver, New Denver Airport Office, Denver, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century


Managing a $2 billion dollar construction program requires a unique application of tried and true control systems and provides an opportunity to innovate new methods. The Program utilizes four design standards consultants, eighty design firms and ninety construction contractors. Project controls for the development of the New Denver International Airport is being performed by the Program Management Support Consultant (PMSC), The Greiner/MKE Team, for the City and County of Denver. The heart of the Project Control system is Artemis program management software operating on an IBM 9377 with special applications developed by Morrison-Knudsen Engineers for use on the Airport Program. Project controls is tasked with maintaining program budget and schedule objectives with a limited PMSC staff in an ever-changing economic environment where budget and scope vary in direct proportion to financial performance of the airline industry. The paper summarizes program scope and describes pertinent features of the Project Control system and methods utilized.

Subject Headings: Project management | Control systems | Airports and airfields | Consulting services | Construction management | Computer software | Budgets | Denver | Colorado | United States

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