Group PMX’s partner, Michael Giaramita, served as Principal in Charge of the owner-led Program Management Team responsible for American Airlines’ capital construction program at New York’s JFK International Airport. This multi-year project involved the phased demolition of the existing Terminals ‘8’ and ‘9’ and the concurrent construction of the new Terminal ‘8’ building, along with associated concourses, taxiways, and a roadway system. Additional new build-outs included a federal inspection station and 36 jet gates, as well as expanded retail and support space.
As part of this engagement, Group PMX’s team members implemented innovative, owner-controlled processes for change order and scheduling management. By applying these processes in our review and negotiation of change orders, we were able to save the owner over 30 percent on the value of change orders submitted, worth tens of millions of dollars.