Our experience in aviation and transportation facilities ranges from the design of terminals, bridges, hangars, cargo facilities and other structures to more functional requirements such as seismic upgrades, renovations, sustainability strategies and blast design. Whatever the need, Thornton Tomasetti is adept at developing innovative and cost-effective solutions.
Visually expressed structural forms can be an important part of the design solution. In a long-span ticketing hall or in a concourse, structural bays can generate rhythm and visual excitement. Air terminals can create a sense of place and enhance the traveler’s experience. We collaborate with architects to design special spaces in transportation hubs, and welcome the challenge of making a visual statement that is memorable, functional and affordable. Aircraft hangars pose a different, but equally welcome challenge: to enclose large column-free spaces in an efficient structure that meets specific user requirements.
Aviation and transportation facilities are complex and continually evolving. We employ the latest technologies, including many proprietary tools, and project delivery methods to devise innovative, cost-effective solutions. We also bring a wealth of modeling and analytic techniques to forensic and renewal work to determine causes of failure and appropriate remedial approaches.
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