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For glass openings, how big is too big?

Advances in glazing materials and glass building systems offer a seemingly unlimited horizon for not only glass performance, but also for the size and extent of these light, transparent forms. Both for enclosures and for indoor environments, novel products and assemblies allow for more glass and less opaque structure—often in places that previously limited their use.


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Airports | Dec 13, 2015

Skybridge connects a terminal and airport on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border

Cross Border Xpress is the first phase of a larger development that will include hotels and offices.  

Airports | Dec 4, 2015

National Fire Protection Association drops ban on glass boarding bridges

U.S. airports can now use more aesthetically pleasing building-to-plane links.

 

Airports | Oct 30, 2015

HOK designs new terminal for Salt Lake City International Airport

The $1.8 billion building will have floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious central "Canyon," and energy-efficient systems. It will open in 2020.

Airports | Oct 5, 2015

Perkins+Will selected to design Istanbul’s 'Airport City'

The mixed-use development will be adjacent to the Istanbul New Airport, which is currently under construction.

Airports | Sep 30, 2015

Takeoff! 5 ways high-flyin' airports are designing for rapid growth

Nimble designs, and technology that humanizes the passenger experience, are letting airports concentrate on providing service and generating revenue.

Airports | Sep 23, 2015

JFK Airport's dormant TWA terminal will be reborn as a hotel

After 15 years of disuse, the Googie architecture-inspired TWA Flight Center at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will be transformed into a hotel. Gizmodo reports that the city’s Port Authority chose a renovation proposal from Jet Blue this week.

Giants 400 | Sep 17, 2015

AIRPORT SECTOR GIANTS: KPF, Hensel Phelps, Jacobs top rankings of nation's largest airport terminal sector AEC firms

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest airport terminal sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2015 Giants 300 Report. 

Airports | Aug 31, 2015

Surveys gauge users’ satisfaction with airports

Several surveys gauge passenger satisfaction with airports, as flyers and airlines weigh in on technology, security, and renovations. 

Airports | Aug 31, 2015

Small and regional airports in a dogfight for survival

Small and regional airports are in a dogfight for survival. Airlines have either cut routes to non-hub markets, or don’t provide enough seating capacity to meet demand.

Airports | Aug 31, 2015

Airports expand rental car facilities to ease vehicular traffic at their terminals

AEC teams have found fertile ground in building or expanding consolidated rental car facilities, which are the No. 1 profit centers for most airports.

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