About The Project

  • The project will modernize and expand the existing facility to allow for future international passenger growth. Total passenger for international markets have more than quadrupled since the FIS facility opened in 2005. George Bush International Airport (IAH) is the nation’s eighth busiest international gateway and the second fastest growing since the events of September 11, 2001; the FIS facility requires modernization to remain competitive. The FIS will replace all of the terminal processing functions of existing Terminal D, while expanding capacity and providing the desired passenger amenities and experience found in a world class international terminal.
  • The current facility was designed prior to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) consolidation into one group entity, which has led to duplication of space and improper adjacencies. This condition has caused inefficiencies in CBP staffing that as created customer service levels that are no longer competitive with other FIS facilities at similar sized airports. The result is that the existing FIS facility now requires a major renovation and expansion to meet passenger demand, aircraft up-gauging, current code requirements, new CBP processing technologies and the need to replace and expand the building system to meet current and future demands.
  • The project must be designed with constructability and passenger experience at its core. The project must be designed and constructed in multiple phases to allow continuation of passenger services in the existing FIS Building, while the existing FIS area are being isolated, decommissioned and renovated in phases.

Scope of Services

To support the airlines’ growth plans in Houston, HAS and airlines will complete a major Capital Improvement Program (CIP), known as the IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program (ITRP) and hereinafter referred as the “Program”, that will include the renovation and expansion of existing Federal Inspection Services (FIS) building, known as the “Project” undertaken by HAS. This Scope of services is focused on the planning, programming, and design to modernize the existing facility to allow for future international passenger growth including coordination of roadway improvements and utilities to serve the Project boundary.

About Hensel Phelps

The Hensel Phelps Way

The Hensel Phelps Way is more than a mantra – it’s a collaborative approach that blends proven processes, innovative technology and effective communication throughout every phase of the project lifecycle. It is the guiding force behind everything we do – and the reason our clients keep coming back to us with their most important projects.

The Hensel Phelps Way is built on four pillars: People, Process, Partnership and Technology.