Clark Pacific Tops Off Massive Precast Parking Structure at Mineta San Jose International Airport

3,350 Stall, Seven-level Structure Erected in Only Eight Months
West Sacramento-based Clark Pacific has topped off the new 3,350-space parking structure and Quick Turn Around facility for Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). The seven-deck structure will house and support the airports rental car companies and provide public parking.

Erection of the $271 million, six-acre, 1.8-million-square-foot parking structure began in October 2008, and its opening is planned for July 2010. The parking structure is part of SJCs $1.3 billion comprehensive modernization program that also includes construction of the new Terminal B and concourse, renovation of Terminal A, and roadway improvements. The overall airport modernization program remains on budget and on schedule for completion in 2010.

The design/build precast concrete project built by Clark Pacific offers cost-effective and fast construction, along with sustainable environmental features. By utilizing precast construction methodology, the City of San Jose will be able to begin using the facility five to six months sooner than if poured-in-place construction had been used. The project called for 11 months of construction for the above-grade structure, and the precast components took only eight months to complete.

General contractor Hensel Phelps Construction Co. managed the Clark Pacific design/build team. Clark Pacific also worked with parking designer, Watry Design, Inc., in the massive parking project. Hensel Phelps began work on the site preparation and foundations in January 2008.

Located directly across the roadway from the new Terminal B, the new rental car facility will make SJC more convenient and attractive for passengers by placing rental cars within a short walk or onsite bus trip. No secondary transit mode will be required to reach the rental car centers as typically found at other commercial airports.

Clark Pacific was proud to be part of this exciting expansion for the Mineta San José International Airport, said Don Clark, President of Business Development at Clark Pacific. We feel confident that the precast structure will deliver the most reliable and time efficient parking for the airports patrons.

About Clark Pacific

With 45 years of experience, Clark Pacific is a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of state-of-the-art, precast building systems that include hotels, mixed-use residential buildings, office buildings and parking structures. Precast concrete solutions present the ideal solution for enhanced durability, aesthetics, energy efficiency and superior seismic performance while also being very economical to produce, erect and maintain. Focusing its development efforts throughout California, the firm oversees every step of a project, from initial design through construction and completion. Visit for more information.

About Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Hensel Phelps Construction Co. is consistently ranked among the top general contractors and construction managers in the nation by Engineering News Record (ENR). Closely directed by personnel in district offices strategically located throughout the United States, Hensel Phelps builds a diverse range of project types, including new construction and renovation of commercial office, airport, distribution and industrial, correctional, public assembly, sports, health care, educational, institutional, residential, mixed use, retail, hospitality, mass transportation, entertainment, microelectronics, research and development and laboratory facilities. These projects have been built for both public and private clients using various delivery methods, and many have incorporated significant green building features. For more information, visit

Mineta San José International Airport is a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San José. SJC served 9.7 million passengers and handled approximately 162 million pounds of air cargo in 2008. SJC has approximately 145 daily flights on 13 domestic and international carriers to 27 nonstop destinations.

The airport is located in San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, Californias third largest city and the nations tenth largest city (population 1,007,000). For more Airport information, visit
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