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Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) revitalizes Inman Park/ Reynoldstown station’s design

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provided architectural direction on the 25,000-square-foot station’s $6.9 million rehabilitation, renovation, enhancement and expansion project. MARTA worked closely with Reeves Young as the general contractor and Acousti Engineering Company as the ceiling installing contractor. Rockfon’s Technical Services team provided additional support, helping MARTA with design fulfillment and Acousti with the custom fabrication and installation logistics.

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Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge at SeaTac International Airport North Satellite

At the Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge in SeaTac International Airport designed by Graham Baba Architects, the door is always open. Alaska Airlines sought to transform the lounge typology by providing a warm, welcoming space where all guests could find refuge – to relax, work, refuel, and connect – a home-away-from-home with a sense of place deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest.

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Rockfon’s metal ceiling systems help Helena Regional Airport reach new heights

Montana’s Helena Regional Airport’s Passenger Terminal Expansion, opening in October 2020, added 20,000 square feet of new space and more than 300 seats inside of the secured area beyond the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint. With these improvements, the airport will be able to simultaneously serve six aircraft and their passengers. Rockfon’s technical services team assisted architects and interior designers at CWG Architecture and PSH+ (formerly Price, Simpson & Harvey) in selecting ceiling systems, and worked closely with Just Rite in the systems’ delivery.

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SOLARBAN 67 Glass aids “wayfaring” at North Carolina transit center

Built to be the home to the Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) in North Carolina, the city wanted a well-lit, open look that would blend well with nearby structures, while offering clear views into and outside the building. To achieve those objectives, Gantt Huberman Architects designed a glass façade featuring Solarban® 67 glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Balfour Beatty celebrates completion of JRTC at LaVilla and ABC Project of the Year, Eagle Award recognition

Balfour Beatty has been recognized by The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Florida, First Coast Chapter with its “Project of the Year” and  Eagle Award in the institutional $25 million to $100 million category for the recent completion of Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA), Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) at LaVilla. The multi-modal JRTC at La Villa development project includes a 10,000-square-foot, LEED Silver certified Intercity Bus Terminal (IBT) linked to a five-story, 67,000-square-foot transportation hub via an overhead pedestrian bridge.

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DXA studio reimagines the Brooklyn Bridge

DXA studio has reimagined the Brooklyn Bridge to yield an experience that is more accessible, safe, democratic and enjoyable for all.The reimagination of the Brooklyn Bridge is the result of a collaboration with Philip Habib & Associates, Thornton Tomasetti, and Patrick Cullina Horticultural Design + Consulting.

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High-performance composites bridge offers cost-effective, rapid solution for rural Tennessee community

Morgan County Highway Superintendent Joe Henry Miller and county officials are partnering with private industry and researchers at the University of Tennessee (UT) and the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI—The Composites Institute®, in Knoxville to create an affordable bridge that can be installed quickly and will safely meet transportation needs in the rural community.  “As part of our objectives for sustainability and strategic planning, our goal in this demonstration is to develop a comprehensive case study for comparing the total costs of a typical concrete bridge and one using an FRP bridge deck. We will share the case study framework and results with federal, state and local officials, transportation departments and the civil engineering community so FRP composites will be more of a ‘known’ to them,” said John Unser, IACMI technology impact manager.

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Walsh Construction celebrates unveiling of LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B Headhouse

Walsh Construction, along with joint venture partner Skanska USA, joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to celebrate the unveiling of LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall (Headhouse). Walsh Construction and Skanska USA, operating as the design-build joint venture of Skanska-Walsh, in partnership with HOK and WSP, was brought on by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the private developer and operator of Terminal B, for the design and construction of the new 850,000-square-foot Headhouse.

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