Thursday, August 10, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NEW AIRPORT PUSH PROBLEM: CONCERN OVER BRANSON AIRPORT LAWSUIT AGAINST BURNS & MAC TROUBLES COUNCIL!!!



The conversation among City Council today didn't have anything to do with all of the press release coverage in the news about upcoming airport ballot issues but instead focused on a court fight from not so long ago.

To wit . . .

COUNCIL CONCERN TODAY FOCUSED ON AN OLD SCHOOL LAWSUIT AGAINST BURNS & MAC OVER DEVASTATING PRIVATE AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION!!!

There's a lot of coverage on this but here's a summary of the problem from 2013 and for #TBT . . .

Newspaper: Branson airport sues Burns & McDonnell, other firms, over foundation problems

Deets:

"The owner of the private Branson Airport is accusing Kansas City-based Burns & McDonnell and three other firms of designing and building a $70 million runway foundation that partially collapsed just two years after the facility opened in 2009."

Question that we'll update for the morning with some of the more insightful comments . . .

SHOULD THIS BURNS & MAC FOUNDATION BUILDING TROUBLE IMPACT THEIR BID ON THE NEW KCI???

You decide . . .

21 Comments:

Anonymous said...

There's a lot to be worried about a private airport. This is just the start of the conversation. I would like to know more about the revenue split or how the company plans to maintain their building and what liability the city has. That is part of the plan that is really been secretive.

Go For KC said...

A lot has changed since that time. I think the team that Burns & McDonnell have put together on this project is what we should focus on. Lots of local companies and lots of local jobs!

Anonymous said...

^^^ And lots of kickbacks for politicians.

Anonymous said...

I agree

Anonymous said...

Go For KC regularly has some of the most ridiculous, inappropriate, downright silly, and empty claims and comments on TKC.
Rah, rah, rah!
This is an airport terminal design and construction proposal, NOT a jobs program for local companies and unions.
The performance of Burns and Mac and their other similar projects should be on everyone's mind.
If you want to propose make-work jobs programs, please stick to the long list of anti-crime fake nonprofits where millions are spent every year with no results or accountability.
KCMO government is already little more than a middle-man between the taxpayers and insiders feasting on the stash.
Let's not make it worse.

Anonymous said...

Burns and Mac pooped in the bed. Got caught. It's over, we have a great airport now.

Go For KC! said...

I don't think my comments are silly at all! I want jobs and opportunity for KC and that's why I try to interject a little enthusiasm. We will get nowhere by being negative and doubting that we can build a new airport that will be both convenient and world class. It's time for KC to move forward!

Anonymous said...

They will give them a opened ended design contract to fix their design and/or construction flaws.

Anonymous said...

Better not hire Unions

Anonymous said...

No union cocksuckers

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's great for KC to get decent paying jobs. BurnsMacDaddy DO NOT have to be the general contractor. And, a sensible REMODEL where most needed, while REMAINING footprinted as the existing MULTI-TERMINAL original design CONSERVES RESOURCES and PRESERVES CONVENIENCE for travellers and airline firms.

The CHAMBEResque tossing around of buzz words, like "world class" and "momentum" IS NOT convincing ACTUAL travellers to buy in to LET'S RIP IT ALL OUT AND REBUILD TO GET A CLUSTERF*CK THAT'S SPARKLY NEW!!!

Mr.and Ms. Middle-America are proud of and happy with what WORKS WELL. If it don't need fixin', why go for broke and F*CK IT UP?!

Anonymous said...

the financing plan needs to be vetted by experts;i.e., not the city council.

Anonymous said...

new private airport only going to help the privatizers

Anonymous said...

there is no such thing as private airport benevolence even when u create short term jobs. Nor am i going to be proud about a new 'world class' airport. detroit has a world class airport, a train and pf changs right there in the terminal. airports do not make a city great or world class.

Jameson said...

^^^^ +1 this is just another Sly ripoff.

Anonymous said...

I say fuck them and drive for all future vacations ! You'll save a ton of cash , see American people and sceenery at its finest , spend quality time with the family and avoid the delays , getting groped , waiting lines and airlines that smell like barf , stale beer , old man balls and menopausal women who claim to be flight attendants ¡!

Anonymous said...

So what happens when every other city in the U.S. says " hire the hometown team", Burns & Mac, Black & Veatch, HOK, BNIM, Populous and others are out of business!!

Anonymous said...

Agreed Blazing 10:39 - Road trips ROX !! Screw the airport fantasy experience , drive where you want , when you want to , don't have to put up with all the TSA bullshit and overpriced tickets , smelly zombies on the planes , make your own schedule for the family and friends , drive and stay alive !!!¡¡¿?

Anonymous said...

Heck let's privatize the police and kick some butt, now that may bring back the Plaza. Lol

Anonymous said...

Use the B&M solution

1-Spray some spraypaint on it.
2-Call it "blighted"
3-Rake in public money

Anonymous said...

This is a surprise about the epic fail at the Branson airport. Didn't the City Council even check on any pending lawsuits for B&M? Nope.

Okay, so we'll go ahead and give them the airport and hope the whole thing doesn't collapse on our heads. Glad this nugget of info was uncovered before anything was pushed through.