Terminal Velocity

by Bret Busse, P.E., Senior project manager for Walter P Moore’s structural group in Washington, D.C.,
Gregg Taylor, P.E., Project manager for the Walter P Moore’s structural group in New York City.,
Kiran Tamvada, S.E., Senior engineer for the Walter P Moore’s Washington, D.C., structural group.,
Kais Al-Rawi, P.E., Senior technical designer for the Walter P Moore’s enclosure engineering group in Los Angeles.,



2021


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2022, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 56-61


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The distinctive curved geometry of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport terminal was designed to withstand harsh weather while concurrently improving the overall passenger experience. The design and construction team’s ingenuity kept the project to its fast-paced schedule even with major changes to the scope of the program.

Subject Headings: Settling velocity | Curvature | Geometrics | Airport terminals | Passengers | Construction management | Project management | Scheduling | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States

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