San Antonio International Airport Commercial Federal Inspection Station Renovation & Expansion

Renovation and Addition

San Antonio, Texas

Images Courtesy of Chesney Morales Partners


City of San Antonio

Prime Firm

CNG Engineering



Project Management

MEP Engineering Services

Construction Administration

Project Size

Phase 1 Renovation 25,000 SF

Phase 1 Addition 10,000 SF

Phase 2 Renovation 3,000 SF


$19 M

Project Completion

June 2020


Originally constructed in 1983, the Customs and Border Patrol Commercial Federal Inspection Station (FIS) Facility was renovated in two phases to modernize and expand the facility to comply with current aviation security standards and accommodate the demands of the projected volume growth of international passengers.


CNG Engineering, as the prime firm, lead the two phased renovation and expansion project that was completed around the constraints of normal operating hours of the FIS facility, ensuring the proper security measures.


Phase 1 included a 10,000 SF building addition and a 25,000 SF complete interior renovation of the FIS Facility. The new and renovated spaces continue the design aesthetics of Terminal A with new floor/ceiling/wall/column finishes and casework. At the mezzanine, the wall overlooking the primary processing facility was closed off with full height colored frosted glass panels. Extensive duct work re-routing, lighting upgrades, baggage handling system replacement and escalator upgrades tie into the designed space.


Phase 2 included a 3,000 SF renovation of the existing Car Rental area that  continue the design aesthetics of Phase 1 with additional air handling units to augment the existing system and meet space requirements.