Issue 5’s Construction & Design In-Depth Focus
Within our Construction & Design In-Depth Focus from Issue 5, we witness three airports that are embracing both the challenges of construction and design.
The role of an airport is to facilitate a journey to the desired destination, and as passenger traffic increases, airports are having to expand and construct new infrastructure to be able to handle this exponential growth.
However, many airports are endeavouring to become destinations in themselves. To achieve this demands new designs and innovative features which can provide a ‘wow factor’ for passengers, allowing airports to not only cope with growth, but excel.
Within our Construction & Design In-Depth Focus from Issue 5, we witness three airports that are embracing both the challenges of construction and design:
- Building Frankfurt’s future
Whilst constructing a third terminal at Germany’s largest airport, Holger Hofmann, Vice President of Master Planning and Infrastructure Strategy at Fraport AG, discusses the challenges associated with expanding the infrastructure at Frankfurt Airport.
- An insight into the future of Heathrow
As it stands, Heathrow is the UK’s only hub airport, and with the addition of another runway, the airport will most definitely be able to handle the expected passenger growth. The expansion project has however attracted some controversial publicity. Here Nigel Milton, Director of Communications at Heathrow Airport, answers some questions on the construction project.
- Edinburgh Airport: Pitching a new kind of progress
Gordon Dewar and Ian Lang – Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive and Capital Director, discuss the journey they have been on so far with the airport build, and what the future holds.