Past developments and constraints which have determined terminal design concepts up to current times are discussed, and insights and pressures that will determine developments in the future are noted. The simpler buildings of the future will be strong, lightweight, and easily maintained, Non combustible steel which could be made flame-retardant and is easily maintained will be a popular construction material. Modular buildings with minimal foundation, and capable of quick, economic expansion and contraction will become popular. Future terminal design will make more intensive use of the land, and more efficient use of the contained space. Design criteria for future terminals will include: easy junction of passenger and airplane; ample curbspace for loading and unloading passengers; elimination of the need to cross active roadways; abundant and secure parking; built-in, convenient cargo handling facilities; and minimal life-spans consistent with economic payout.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55403
  • Authors:
    • Christian, R W
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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  • Accession Number: 00155584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM