Prefabrication in an Active Airport Renovation – A Project Case Study

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

This presentation will examine a recent restroom renovation project at DFW Airport, Terminal A in which off-site prefabrication was utilized as part of a design build delivery approach with the goal of reducing existing restroom downtime. The panel will include the lead architect for the project, the director of prefabrication, and a representative of the airport ownership team. We will recap the project, discuss the unique design approach of designing and implementing prefabricated elements in a secure airport terminal environment, and will review a series of lessons learned from the project. We will conclude with some key takeaways and guidelines for others wishing to explore off-site pre-fabrication in their own project delivery process. 


1. Analyze the challenges of performing work in an active secure airport environment  

2. Identify several key benefits of off-site prefabrication in secure-site project delivery  

3. Analyze the practices that we successful in this project to determine key elements for future project success  

4. Define a process for others to follow to ensure success in future projects utilizing pre-fabrication

Haven Hardage

Preconstruction Manager

Factory Blue

Haven Hardage utilizes his past experience in Architecture, Construction Management and Consulting to integrate prefabricated components on a wide range of projects. Some responsibilities include assisting in the design, project management and install logistics of prefab components ranging from elevators and group restrooms, to housing and custom architectural wall panels. In his free time, rain or shine, he can be found enjoying the great outdoors.

Jon Mindrup, AIA


The Beck Group

Jon Mindrup is a architect and Principal at the Beck Group, an integrated Design-Build firm with 8 offices in the US and Mexico. Jon leads Beck's Aviation market sector and is an experienced design-build delivery innovator, having led over 23 design-build projects in a variety of different market types in his career at Beck.

Smitha Radhakrishnan

Vice President of Planning

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Smitha Radhakrishnan (RA-DHA-KRISH-NAN) is the Vice President of Planning at Dallas Forth Worth International Airport. With over 20 years of development and construction experience in the private and public sectors, she now leads the team responsible for the planning and creation of DFW Airport’s Infrastructure Capital Program.


Prefabrication in an Active Airport Renovation – A Project Case Study
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