One of Sacramento County’s largest construction project in its history, the Sacramento International Airport 1.1 billion-dollar “Big Build” embarked on an aggressive construction schedule hinging on expert support to coordinate the mitigation, permitting, and agency coordination.
On a fast-track schedule, this major project involved a strong partnership with the construction team, client, and agencies to comply with regulations, minimizing environmental impacts, and protecting sensitive species.
As Sacramento County Airport System's on-call natural resource consultant, ESA worked with the client, design team, contractor, and subcontractors to ensure environmental compliance throughout construction.
From protecting sensitive habitats to stormwater compliance, ESA provided on-the-ground solutions to keep this premier project on track. ESA coordinated environmental planning and permitting efforts with more than nine local and federal agencies and provided on-call expertise related to habitat management, air quality monitoring, dewatering permits, and preconstruction surveys.
As airport planners and environmental specialists, ESA’s airport specialists are always keeping an eye on new trends that affect airport operations. Two trends that we have been tracking are upgauging and NextGen. Upgauging is a trend in the airline industry that has had a profound effect on the growth in passenger traffic at airports throughout the world.