Stresscon Participates in DIA Expansion Project

Denver International Airport’s terminal expansion project presented a number of key challenges when five gates were added to Concourse C. Precast concrete provided the best option for meeting project goals and was the best solution for the terminal project. The project had to be designed and built in a 24 month window, with work occurring only a few feet away from the terminal, service vehicles, and taxiing airplanes.

Stresscon Corporation, a member of the EnCon Companies, earned a Rolling Owner Controlled Insurance Program (ROCIP) safety award for their performance on this Denver International Airport (DIA) Concourse C Expansion project. Stresscon is the first company to receive the ROCIP award.

The ROCIP award was presented to Stresscon based on working nearly 67,000 labor hours without injury, and a (ZERO) Incident and DART rate for the year. Stresscon averaged 35 employees per day on site at the DIA project. The award was presented to the team for going above and beyond required measures on the site and working in challenging weather conditions including -22 degree days. The precast portion of the project was completed ahead of schedule. Certificates and awards were presented to the Stresscon team by Mary Connors, Safety & Industrial Hygiene Specialist II for DIA.

Morgan Lysohir, of Milender White Construction Co., the General Contractor for this project, spoke to the site crew regarding job site safety starting with extreme pre-planning and understanding of the project. “Your crew followed the initiated plan accordingly in order to ensure all safety standards were met on this high risk project site. We appreciate the effort you all made to ensure the project was safe, and how hard you all worked,” said Lysohir. The DIA Concourse C project was constructed mere feet from runways, planes, airport personnel, and travelers.

The DIA Concourse C Expansion project is a total precast structure including 565 precast pieces, and approximately 71,000 square feet. Stresscon participated in a collaborative design-build team approach including Wong Strauch Architects, Richard Weingardt Consultants, Inc., and Milender White Construction Co. The team incorporated post-tensioned precast moment frames as the primary lateral force resisting system, a unique lateral system in this region. Precast was selected for its key benefits in providing complementary aesthetics, plant based fabrication that minimized site congestion, quick erection, sustainable design attributes, and quick erection that reduced weather delays and helped ensure on-time completion.

About Stresscon

Stresscon Corporation designs, fabricates, and erects quality structural and architectural precast concrete structures for the construction communities of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Founded in 1967, and a member of the EnCon Companies since 1993, Stresscon is PCI certified and specializes in institutional and commercial applications. To learn more, visit