Des Moines International Airport (DSM) Consolidated Quick Turnaround Facility
PGAL served as rental car planner and design architect for this new on-airport consolidated rental car maintenance service and vehicular storage facility.
The 5.6-acre site was designed to accommodate eight rental car agencies in a true common facility.
PGAL developed multiple operational planning studies to ensure efficiency for rental car operations and financial feasibility for the airport. The introduction of shared program components, including fuel islands, car washes, and vehicle storage areas helped the airport realize significant operational benefits.
PGAL provided each rental car agency with exclusive-use maintenance bays and administrative office areas. The facility includes parking for 600 storage vehicles, 16 fuel positions, five car wash bays, and five maintenance and administration areas for rental agency use.
In addition to traditional architectural design and rental car planning, PGAL also supported DSM in meetings and negotiations with rental car industry corporate representatives and franchise owners operating at the airport. PGAL offered unique, value-added facilitator skills, leveraging extensive experience on similar projects and a deep understanding of business and best practices in the rental car industry.
Fast-tracked during planning and design and competitively bid, this project was delivered on time and under budget.
- 5.6-acre site designed to accommodate eight rental car agencies
- Shared program components, including fuel islands, car washes, and vehicle storage areas
- Parking for 600 storage vehicles, 16 fuel positions, five car wash bays, and five maintenance and administration areas