Although San Jose, CA. is a largest city in the Bay Area, the Mineta San José International Airport is the smallest of the three airports in the area. Both San Francisco and Oakland airports serve a far greater number of travelers than San Jose’s.
The tremendous growth in the area fueled by the development of Silicon Valley had meant the airport was long overdue for an expansion and renovation of the facilities. The project was done in a series of stages over a period of almost ten years and is now finally complete. Conco had the opportunity to provide concrete services on one of the largest phases of the project. Our work was to help in the construction of the new Terminal B. The complete scope of work for the airport included upgrades and modernization to Terminal A and improvements on parking and roads as well as the new car rental facility, ConRAC.
Terminal B officially opened for business on June, 2010 and the airport is now considered to be one of the most technologically advanced airports in the country. The terminal received LEED Silver certification for the environmentally sustainable design and construction. According to the airport’s website, the design optimizes an “energy performance exceeding California Title 24 standards by 16%.”
Passengers comfortably await departures with amenities such as free WiFi, an abundance of power outlets for charging electronic devices, and quality restaurants and shops. A highly efficient baggage screening process utilizes a state-of-the-art automated system that is capable of scanning up to 1,800 bags an hour. The terminal now has a total of 12 gates and a large, well-designed security checkpoint.
Conco is a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western United States. As one of the leading commercial concrete contractors in the San Jose area, we have been involved with large-scale projects in the area including the Mineta Airport. Our concrete services include commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects and highways.