ventilation and energy systems, Aqueous Film
Forming Foam (AFFF) fire protection systems and
environmental controls for waste stream minimization
The projects carry lessons that continue to resonate
today, in a world that is more connected than ever:
No matter what language spoken or which
governments are involved or where projects are
being executed, clients deserve solutions that break
new ground but retain safe, consistent excellence.
“Hangar designs continue to evolve, taking advantage
of innovations in systems and materials,” says Eric
Bahr, a project manager in the Aviation Group at
Burns & McDonnell. “More e;ective and e;cient fire
protection systems, new door designs, LED high bay
lighting and a host of other innovations will be built
into our future hangar designs.”
As a principal member of the National Fire Protection
Association Technical Committee on Airport Facilities,
Pope has helped update fire code standards ranging
from those governing aircraft hangars and fueling
ramp drainage to standards covering construction
and protection of airport terminal buildings and
aircraft loading walkways.
Last year the National Fire Protection Association
included code updates to allow passenger boarding
bridges — typically bland, metal boxes — in U.S.
airports to be built with glass instead.
“Glass boarding bridges o;er great views and are
much more aesthetically pleasing than the boxes
that are prevalent at U.S. airport terminals,” says Pope,
who chaired the NFPA task force that recommended
the change. “While glass can be more expensive, the
investment can come with significant environmental
advantages. Designers will find the option worth
considering, now and in the future.”
“ No matter what an airport operator
is working on, it has to be safe and
secure — for airlines, for passengers,
for employees, for everyone.