Projects: Transportation

Elmira Corning Regional Airport, Horseheads, N.Y.

RETROFIT TEAM

ARCHITECT: Fennick McCredie Architecture

MATERIALS

Fennick McCredie Architecture specified Fabricoil to curve around the perimeter of the departing gate lounge, which provides solar shading to keep guests comfortable while allowing visibility out to the courtyard.

About 3,055 square feet of Fabricoil was used in three unique applications for the $61.5 million expansion and revitalization project at the airport. The 5/16-inch, 15-gauge aluminum Fabricoil is used for window drapery, a privacy partition and a security gate for Taste NY Bar. The coiled wire fabric is finished in Antique Bronze and secured using Cascade Architectural’s operable Steel Secura Track attachments.

“Airport management was concerned about sun coming from the southwest,” says Nancy Felts, AIA, LEED AP, project manager, Fennick McCredie Architecture. “We specified Fabricoil to curve around the perimeter of the departing gate lounge, which provides solar shading to keep guests comfortable while allowing visibility out to the courtyard.”

The Fabricoil window treatment extends past the floor-to-ceiling glass windows of the lounge to double as a partition separating the open space and public charging stations. This coiled wire fabric divider gives users privacy while working on laptops or mobile devices.

Fabricoil also is used as a side-folding security gate for Taste NY Bar within the airport, utilizing the same Steel Secura Track with bottom footbolt attachments and side hook bolt locks to secure the area during closed hours. Fabricoil security gates come available in multiple locking configurations, including lock and key intermediate footbolt options. They also can be equipped with a series of channels, handles, batons and other reliable hardware components for customization.

“The Fabricoil installations add an elegant aesthetic touch to the airport’s interior spaces and it performs just as we need it to,” Felts adds.

FABRICOIL MANUFACTURER: Cascade Architectural

PHOTO: William Horne

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