A Doubling Design: Rochester's Expanding Airport

by Joseph L. Grogan, Senior Architect/Project Manager; Howard Needles Tammen and Bergendoff, Alexandria, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1990, Vol. 60, Issue 2, Pg. 54-56


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Few projects offer greater design challenges or pose more critical construction complexities than a new air passenger terminal, especially when that new terminal must be built on land occupied by an existing operating terminal. Such is the case at Greater Rochester International Airport in Monroe County, N.Y., where Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff (HNTB) has designed a new 22-gate terminal to replace outdated existing facilities--all within the confines of a crowded site constrained by runways and major highways. In addition to designing a new facility that can feasibly replace the existing terminal on the same site, HTNB has responded to Monroe County's mandate that construction be completed within a 30-month period. The critical project schedule combined with the physical limitations of the site, required a creative construction phasing program to allow the construction to proceed as quickly as practicable while the existing terminal continues to function.

Subject Headings: Airport terminals | Airports and airfields | Construction | Design | New York | Scheduling

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