Denver Airport's Renovator Uncovers Potential Snag

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The original specification for the concrete floor slab was 250 psf, to handle construction equipment loads.

March 4, 2019
Nadine M. Post - Engineering News-Record

The renovation of the Great Hall of Denver International Airport’s iconic Jeppesen Terminal, roofed by a series of peaked tensile tents that echo the nearby mountains, has hit a bump. Routine but limited concrete testing of the nearly quarter-century-old terminal’s elevated floor slab, to determine whether the floor could support crane loads, shows the compressive strength of the concrete in certain sections is lower than was specified for the original project, more than 25 years ago.

Ms. Post may be contacted at postn@enr.com



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