Source: Houston Airports

  • Safety is the priority of the construction projects across Houston Airports. From the airport system to the contractors and construction teams, dedication and commitment to a safe work environment are spotlighted and celebrated at appreciation luncheon

Houston Airports is celebrating the work done to progress the construction of the new International Central Processor (ICP). Once completed in late 2024, it will centralize ticketing, baggage claim and security screenings for international travelers. The ICP will be the crown jewel of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal.

The construction team under Hensel Phelps is approaching 700 days with zero lost-time injuries and has exceeded one million hours worked. “That’s no easy feat,” said Jim Szczesniak, Chief Operating Officer of Houston Airports during a celebratory luncheon on Friday, earlier this month. “The historic work done today will be admired for decades to come. It will elevate the passenger experience and help Houston Airports expand its reach around the world while supporting the future growth of Houston.”

Some of the star architectural features of the ICP include an Oculus that will feature 2,000 square feet of crisp, digital display viewed by passengers on two interior levels. Outside, along the Arrivals curb, the ICP will feature 8 steel trusses designed to look like leaves. The trusses will support a 50,000-square-foot canopy over the curb.

“We are proud to know Hensel Phelps shares our commitment to cultivating and maintaining a safety culture,” said Khalid Radwan, Executive Program Manager of the IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program. “Safety is the priority of our construction projects. We pride ourselves in the dedication and commitment to a safe work environment, which requires a great deal of intricate planning to successfully execute a redevelopment program of this magnitude.”