The project is a concourse and connector addition to the existing Concourse A at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The expansion is the first of three phases which will make Concourse A four times larger than the current size. The addition is a two-story building with a barrel roof with large overhangs around the perimeter. The 105-foot span allows for an tall open concourse with expansive windows on all sides. This was completed with arched steel trusses supported on steel pipe columns. The exposed bases of the columns used CastConnex cast steel bases to achieve the desired look the architect and owner was seeking. The concourse has a mezzanine area for shops and restaurants which was accomplished with composite concrete and steel. The project also included a long connector extending from the existing concourse to the new concourse which was framed with conventional steel framing. The first floor level of the concourse and connector was framed with structural concrete slab construction with concrete columns and walls. The area below the first floor houses storage, mechanical, tug space and offices.
Rendering courtesy of C-Design and Perkins + Will