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Benefits of Glulam Timber Roof Structure for Airport Passenger Terminal Building

Benefits of Glulam Timber Roof Structure for Airport Passenger Terminal Building Airport passenger terminals vary in shape, form, and interior design. Most of the terminals’ roof structure at the uppermost building level is a steel structure with a curved shape and false ceiling/cladding to give a pleasant view. Very few buildings have a concrete roof at this level. Nowadays, designers look for green building materials such as timber instead of steel, as wood has many advantages. Architects understand the importance of architectural features of the passenger terminals while conceptualizing the design to create an attraction with an element of uniqueness. An airport in the Philippines utilized glulam as a roof structure material for the passenger terminal building and achieved its design intent matching local culture. The terminal received appreciation from all the stakeholders and proved the rationale for choosing this material. It is also essential to be aware of the limitations of glulam material, and adequate care is taken during planning, implementation, and maintenance of the asset. Selection of suitable materials, construction methodology, and project management ensure delivery of the projects in time. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India):Series A Springer Journals

Benefits of Glulam Timber Roof Structure for Airport Passenger Terminal Building

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © The Institution of Engineers (India) 2022
ISSN
2250-2149
eISSN
2250-2157
DOI
10.1007/s40030-022-00631-7
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Abstract

Airport passenger terminals vary in shape, form, and interior design. Most of the terminals’ roof structure at the uppermost building level is a steel structure with a curved shape and false ceiling/cladding to give a pleasant view. Very few buildings have a concrete roof at this level. Nowadays, designers look for green building materials such as timber instead of steel, as wood has many advantages. Architects understand the importance of architectural features of the passenger terminals while conceptualizing the design to create an attraction with an element of uniqueness. An airport in the Philippines utilized glulam as a roof structure material for the passenger terminal building and achieved its design intent matching local culture. The terminal received appreciation from all the stakeholders and proved the rationale for choosing this material. It is also essential to be aware of the limitations of glulam material, and adequate care is taken during planning, implementation, and maintenance of the asset. Selection of suitable materials, construction methodology, and project management ensure delivery of the projects in time.

Journal

Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India):Series ASpringer Journals

Published: Apr 28, 2022

Keywords: Passenger terminal; Glulam; Fire resistance; Climate change impact; Moisture content

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