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Birdair, Inc. to Provide PTFE Structures for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Birdair, Inc. to Provide PTFE Structures for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Tensile Architecture to Modernize Parking Facility

Published: February 15, 2012

Birdair, Inc., the leading specialty contractor of lightweight long-span roofing systems and tensile structures of all sizes throughout the world, has been awarded the design-build contract to provide the tensile fabric structures for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport parking facility.

Birdair will design, fabricate and install four structures comprised of 60,000 square feet of PTFE, a Teflon®-coated woven fiberglass membrane. These will be located at the exit and entry points of the south and north ends of the parking facility. Birdair previously installed walkway and terminal PTFE canopies at the airport totaling approximately 38,000 square feet in 2004.

“The tensile membrane structures will help create a welcoming atmosphere for travelers and a signature look for the airport,” explains Dave Capezzuto, Director of Business Development for Birdair. “PTFE is a sustainable material with a long lifecycle that is extremely durable and needs minimal maintenance.”

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974 and serves approximately 155,905 passengers daily, making it the third busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movement. The parking infrastructure upgrade is part of a seven-year, $1.9 billion terminal improvement project to renew and modernize the facility.

Other members of the project team include architect Aguirre Roden, Dallas, Texas, engineer Jacobs Engineering, Dallas, Texas and GC Byrne Construction Service, Fort Worth, Texas.

In the transportation sector, Birdair is best known for its “mountain range” PTFE fabric membrane roof system above a 900-foot terminal atrium at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado.

As a full-service specialty contractor, Birdair offers complete design-build solutions, and has completed more than 1,200 tensile architecture installations worldwide. Learn more at www.birdair.com.

Teflon® is a registered trademark of E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Delaware.

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About Birdair: Birdair, Inc. is the leading specialty contractor of custom tensile structures throughout the world. In addition to pre-construction services such as design assistance, budgeting, construction methodologies and project scheduling, Birdair provides design-build solutions in all aspects of project design, engineering, installation and maintenance. The company offers a selection of architectural fabric membranes, including PTFE fiberglass, ETFE film, PVC and Tensotherm™. Birdair, based in Buffalo, NY, is a member of the Taiyo Kogyo Group, with operations serving North and South America and other international locations. For more information about Birdair, like us on Facebook, call 1-800-622-2246 or visit www.birdair.com.