The San Diego International Airport is celebrating the largest expansion in its 81-year history with the $1 billion “Green Build” Terminal Development Program. The project includes 10 new jet gates at Terminal 2 West, expanded dining and shopping, as well as terminal, roadway, parking and airfield improvements, as well as a new USO facility near Gate 19 in Terminal 2.
Peter Erdelyi & Associates, Inc. was part of an outstanding team working on the project. PE&A was assigned the structural analysis, design and detailing of a state-of-the art stay-in-place glazing structure. The steel structure supporting the glazing of the terminal “envelope” is designed and detailed to allow the main building to deform and reform during an earthquake event while the glazing structure stays essentially in place. It’s an amazing piece of engineering, with a very contemporary design of exposed steel tubes, bars and stainless steel rods connected together to form 3D trusses.
Re-posted from our newsletter originally sent on 12/21/2012