Concrete Products

APR 2012

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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NEWS SCOPE CONSTRUCTION Dallas-Fort Worth Airport parking structure: 3 million sq. ft., 7,700 spaces DFW International Airport in Irving, Texas, will consolidate three separate parking garages into a single structure known as Ter- minal A Parking facility. The five-level garage is a key component of the Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP), a seven- year, $1.9 billion effort to upgrade four orig- inal terminals, which date to 1974. Terminal A Parking will also be the impe- RENDERINGS: DFW International Parking structure practice in the DFW Metroplex, coupled with difficulties the horseshoe shape would present for precast/prestressed double tees, suggest a cast-in-place design for the Terminal A facility. 12 | APRIL 2012 tus for a new roadway system designed to enhance safety by reducing the need for lane changes around the terminal. "We think our customers will be very pleased with the update they will soon see along the roadways and parking within the Ter- minal A complex," says DFW International CEO Jeff Fegan. "The new structure will have great improvements in accessibility, lighting, convenience and technology, all of which will make for a vastly improved parking experience for DFW travelers." A guidance system to help customers eas- ily find an open space on DFW Airport's website and mobile website, along with the Valet Parking app, will include information and up-to-the-minute space availability re- ports about the new Terminal A parking structure when it opens. "This facility pres- ents a unique opportunity to redefine what a parking structure should be at an air- port," affirms DFW Vice President for Air- port Development and Engineering Perfecto Solis and the Airport's project lead on TRIP. WWW.CONCRETEPRODUCTS.COM

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