The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will soon begin awarding $1 billion in contracts to repair and improve terminals at 85 airports across the United States.
The funding is part of the 2021 bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the first round of a five-year plan within the Airport Terminal Program. Another $5 billion is expected for air traffic facilities and $15 billion for aviation infrastructure.
The FAA said in its press release announcing the funding that it is prioritizing projects that can be “implemented quickly, demonstrate strong labor standards and use renewable construction materials,” offering opportunities for precast concrete.
Among the airports targeted for funding are Phoenix, Austin, Pittsburgh, Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando and Denver.
Precast concrete products are used for a variety of applications at airports. Some include control towers, parking structures, terminals, ramps, tarmacs, pavement, runways and ancillary structures.