STV-AZ&B Joint Venture To Provide Planning and Project Management Services To Support DFW's Infrastructure Capital Program

March 15, 2022

STV, a leader in engineering, architectural, planning and program and construction management services, in joint venture with Arredondo, Zepeda and Brunz, LLC (AZ&B), announced the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) Board of Directors has awarded the team a contract to provide civil landside planning, project management (PM) and construction management (CM) services in support of the airport’s long-term, multi-billion-dollar investment plan.

STV/AZ&B JV will serve as an extension of DFW staff under this indefinite delivery agreement and will provide a range of planning and PM/CM services to oversee the airport’s landside master plan so that it is consistent with DFW’s 15-year infrastructure capital program.

“The evolving nature of airports requires a new approach to customer interaction, one that focuses on the complete customer experience,” said Jorge Suarez, P.E., F.ASCE, STV vice president and DFW program director executive. “As part of our landside planning and PM/CM services, the STV/AZ&B joint venture will work closely with DFW staff to support the airport’s goals of delivering best-in-class amenities and elevating customer experience, connectivity and convenience.”

“This joint venture brings together two firms who value mentorship, diversity, staff development and continuous service delivery excellence,” said AZ&B President Alfonso Garza, P.E., RPLS, CPM. “Our reputation and institutional knowledge of the region extending over 40 years, combined with STV’s national transportation planning and PM/CM experience, will allow us to support the entire DFW team and build MWBE capacity through mentorship.”

STV/AZ&B’s services will focus on improvements to the airport’s roads, bridges, associated utilities and other landside elements including central terminal areas, International Parkway, north and south service roads, North Airfield Drive, additional service roads, parking facilities and the integration of new technology including electric vehicle charging stations and autonomous vehicles. The planning team will help in the development of a campus-wide master plan for DFW landside facilities, and perform condition assessments and preliminary and civil design services, while PM/CM team will provide design management, contract support, project controls and other related services as projects enter into the construction phase.

STV and its partner, CP&Y, an STV Company, have a long history in Texas working on projects in the aviation, transit, highway, federal and water sectors. They have successfully completed projects in every major metropolitan region in Texas including Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin, such as the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority’s New Starts light rail transit system and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Light Rail Transit System. STV has more than 10 offices in Texas, including a recent expansion in Austin with a second office located downtown.

In addition, STV is a leader in the aviation market sector, providing planning, design and PM/CM services for major improvement programs including John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

AZ&B has been providing professional services to the DFW area and the State of Texas for more than 40 years. AZ&B offers services to numerous markets including aviation, transit, power, transportation, water resources, environmental/solid waste, surveying and program/construction management. Some of the firm’s significant projects include DFW’s Automated People Mover, DART Silver Line Program, Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel and the Harry Hines Pedestrian Connector.