News & Events
October 04, 2016
Adaptive Reuse Spawns Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheater, an Iconic Urban Venue Topped with Birdair PVC Membrane
The new venue—covered by a canopy featuring a PVC polyester membrane exterior and liner from Birdair—was built out from the dilapidated structure of the historic Childs Restaurant, which last flourished in the early-mid 20th century.
Birdair, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the new Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. The new 5,000-seat entertainment venue is part of New York City’s Seaside Park and Community Arts Center—a new community development that aims to bring a mix of year-round entertainment, new businesses and publicly accessible open space along the western portion of Coney Island’s famous Riegelmann Boardwalk.
August 18, 2016
Arthur Ashe Stadium’s new retractable roof highlights enhancements to USTA National Tennis Center
As the 116th US Open Championships approach on August 29, Birdair, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of a series of renovations to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in Queens, New York.
June 14, 2016
The new polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) fiberglass membrane roofing system, conical in structure with a flying mast design suspended by cables, will function as a skylight made from approximately 19,000 square feet of the fabric.
As part of its current expansion, Galerias Mérida Shopping Center in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, will soon feature a new PTFE fiberglass membrane roofing system from Birdair, the world’s leading specialty contractor for tensile membrane structures. The mall, which currently features more than 80 shops in addition to a movie theater, a casino and an ice skating rink, is a primary shopping destination in Mérida, the capital and largest city in the Mexican state of Yucatán.
April 05, 2016
Birdair announces restructuring plans in North America by eliminating positions at the company.
AMHERST, NY (April 5, 2016) – Birdair today announced restructuring plans in North America by eliminating positions at the company.
“Increased global competition has required us to make some very difficult decisions with regard to our North American operations,” said David Capezzuto, Director of Business Development, Birdair North America. “The company committed to assisting the impacted employees by providing severance packages as well as outplacement employment assistance.”
March 29, 2016
Providing guests with relief from the San Diego’s famous sunshine, the structures—which consist of approximately 16,700 square feet of PTFE fiberglass membrane—also ensure that travelers can locate shuttles to the central rental car complex quickly and comfortably.
Travelers seeking rental cars at San Diego International Airport’s (SDIA) new consolidated rental car center now are welcomed by a beautiful new complex covered by 17 inverted PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) cone-structure canopies by Birdair.
March 29, 2016
The new canopies not only complement the resort’s signature look, but also provide patrons and employees with much needed protection from the sunny, hot and humid Hawaii climate.
Guests at Ka’anapali Beach Club, located on Maui’s famous North Shore town of Lahaina, have always had it good, with a relaxing lagoon style pool, outdoor hospitality, tropical gardens and waterfalls. But with all the sunshine comes heat—sometimes more than desired. But now, three new lightweight Birdair canopies provide relief to guests and staff at this exotic resort.
November 23, 2015
Three new PTFE fiberglass membrane canopy structures will be added to provide enhanced visual appeal and energy function to the airport’s baggage claim, ticketing and curbside areas.
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport has announced that it will soon incorporate a series of facility improvement initiatives that the 73-year-old airport has launched in recent years. Three new PTFE fiberglass membrane canopy structures will be added to provide enhanced visual appeal and energy function to the airport’s baggage claim, ticketing and curbside areas.
November 09, 2015
28 year old facility up-graded with Tensotherm® membrane
Mount St. Mary’s University’s John J. Dillon Field House is a 30,300 square foot multipurpose facility used for basketball, tennis, volleyball, track and other athletic activities at the school’s campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
October 22, 2015
Soon, tourists and locals on the city’s eastern edge will see a new parking structure that will enhance the skyline thanks, in part, to Birdair’s PTFE membrane canopies.
Often called the “heart of the Gold Coast," Pompano Beach, Florida offers tourists the opportunity to relax on the beach, enjoy fine dining and experience terrific shopping. Soon, tourists and locals on the city’s eastern edge will see a new parking structure that will enhance the skyline thanks, in part, to Birdair’s PTFE membrane canopies.
July 16, 2015