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D/FW International Airport Terminal D
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Building Sq. Ft.: 2,000,000
Completion Date: March 2005
Final Construction Cost: $1.1 Billion
 
D/FW International Airport Terminal D

This new DFW terminal is a 2 million square foot facility comprised of 6 levels with a $135,000,000, 9-story hotel on top of the terminal. Included is over 1,000,000 square feet of concessions areas. It is the first new terminal built since the airport opened in 1975. It has 23 gates, 99 ticketing positions plus a Federal Inspection Facility. This terminal serves as a portal for international flights.

FAI was the Engineer of Record for this major project. The project included over 150 air handling units ranging in size from 2,000 cfm up to 120,000 cfm, and 14 electric vaults housing power transformers and electrical switchgear. The terminal also included an extensive smoke removal system that is part of the terminal’s Fire Life Safety System.

This project was selected as one of the top ten projects to be recognized by the Topping Out 2005 Association. This association, sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington Architectural Alumni Association, recognizes top projects in the building industry.


AA/Alliance Maintenance Base Central Utility Plant
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Building Sq. Ft.: 57,000
Completion Date: November 1992
Final Construction Cost: $20,000,000
 
AA/Alliance Maintenance Base Central Utility Plant

The new facility consists of eight (8) major buildings totaling 1,750,000 square feet and five (5) smaller facilities plus all of the utilities required for the operation of the entire facility. All of the major buildings are supplied with chilled water, steam and compressed air from the Central Utility Plant. The distribution system provides chilled water at 43ºF with a 14º temperature differential expected. Steam is provided at 200 psig dry and saturated. Compressed air is provided at 125 psig. Direct digital controls are used throughout the complex with the exception of pneumatic damper actuators and valve operators.

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