Houston Airports is celebrating a significant safety achievement at its ongoing construction project, the IAH Terminal Development Program (ITRP)

The project, which encompasses the development of a new international terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), has passed a remarkable milestone, with over 4.9 million man-hours worked programme-wide, without a single lost-time injury reported.

“Safety is our core value at Houston Airports,” said Jim Szczesniak, director of aviation for Houston Airports. “We are incredibly proud of this achievement, which reflects the dedication of our entire team, including our employees, our valued contractors, and the project management team.”

The ongoing construction at IAH is a complex undertaking, involving many contractors working collaboratively to deliver safely for passengers, employees, and the entire community. All parties involved have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to upholding the highest safety standards throughout the project, the operator said.

“This achievement is a testament to the collaborative safety culture we have fostered at this project,” said Gary High, chief development officer for Houston Airports. “Our contractors have consistently demonstrated a proactive approach to safety, prioritising the well-being of all personnel on the job site and solidifying the reputation of Houston Airports as a leader in safety practices within the aviation industry.”

The operator also shared its belief that a strong safety culture fosters a positive work environment by boosting morale, which translates into a skilled and engaged workforce, ultimately contributing to the high-quality construction of the new international terminal.

“By prioritising safety, Houston Airports is ensuring a successful and injury-free project completion, paving the way for the development of a state-of-the-art international terminal at IAH,” said Khalid Radwan, executive programme manager for IAH Terminal Development Program (ITRP). “This commitment to safety not only protects its workforce but also strengthens the position of Houston Airports as a premier aviation gateway.”

Collaboration is key to the project
Collaboration is key to the project Houston Airports