Auburn-Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport


  • Scope: 25,000 square-foot terminal
  • Owner: Auburn University
  • Architect: Butner Architectural Group


Operating as an extension of the local Airport Director, and working directly with the architect and resident engineer, HPM provided Construction Management Services for Auburn’s new 25,000 square-foot terminal building. Located across the runway from an existing terminal, the project required extensive site development including 45-acres of earthwork and grading, utility, and stormwater infrastructure extensions, and a new access road, taxiways, and apron.

The program was executed in multiple phases to reflect FAA funding cycles. Prior to construction, HPM worked with the architect and resident engineer to developed budgets, reconciling the design with approved funding, prioritizing the work in phases, preparing grant applications, soliciting bids, and structuring bid packages to align with FAA funding. After award, HPM assisted with contract administration, coordinating schedules, maintaining job cost accounting, and facilitating the flow of information between the architect, consultants, contractors, engineers, and the owner.

2-story structure steel frame
Barrel rolled metal roof
High impact glass
Sun screening for a high degree of visibility

HPM is in the business of leading. For some clients, this may mean managing an already-established, multi-million dollar capital building program. For others, it could mean overseeing a single project from site selection through owner occupancy. No matter the scope of our involvement or at what point you find yourself in the building process, HPM exists to lead our clients to success and provide value in everything we do.

Services include:
– aerospace & airport program management
– airport & aerospace project management
– engineering procurement project management
– integrated project delivery
– master planning
– site selection