Fluor was responsible for reviewing the master plan, directing, and reviewing all detailed design, developing and implementing all contracts, managing construction, and reviewing all shop drawings.
In addition, Fluor provided design reviews from the standpoint of constructability and maintainability and was involved in value management studies; contracts and subcontracts; field surveillance of installed work; and development and implementation of sophisticated management information and project control systems.
The background study that Fluor carried out to accomplish this led to assisting a major Saudi Arabian ministry in its efforts to quickly develop a leading role in world aviation.
Three years before construction was finished, Fluor was asked to develop a comprehensive program for maintenance at the airport and supporting facilities.
Fluor supported the maintenance function for many years, which included runways, terminal buildings including the royal pavilion, the desalination plant, roads and ground, and the electrical, water, communications, and waste systems. At the peak of the maintenance work, Fluor supplied 100 qualified maintenance managers and engineers and managed nine subcontractors, and 1,200 craft workers.
A prime feature of Fluor's nine-year association with the KAIA was training assistance for the Saudi maintenance work force. Fluor sponsored, and was closely involved with, 260 Saudi citizens who trained in the United States after having learned English at a Fluor-established school established.
Fluor also installed an enhanced version of the company's computerized maintenance management system to provide online control of all maintenance aspects throughout the airport.