The design and construction are described of the Denver International Airport, which will cover 53 sq miles and cost $2.7 billion when completed in October 1993. The new DIA's 4-quadrant runway design will enable simultaneous use of 3 runways during Instrument Flight Rule conditions, and it has no intersecting runways where aircraft could collide. The Federal Aviation Administration's interactive role with Denver, and its requirement of features related to the control tower, runways and airfield lighting, are discussed. The establishment of standards relating to turnoffs, materials, and security and hardware systems is also discussed. The design of the airport includes a tensile fabric roof on the landside terminal, chosen because it can span the 150 ft in the main hall, transmit daylight to grow plants, as well as be constructed on a tight time frame.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Green, P
  • Publication Date: 1992-9-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 28-30
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 229
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1993 12:00AM