If you’ve logged many domestic air miles recently, it probably seems like most of the airports you visit are loaded with “Pardon Our Appearance” signs, construction cranes, and orange traffic cones. That’s because much of the current airport infrastructure in the United States is badly in need of a face-lift. According to one estimate in Architectural Record magazine, the average airport terminal building is more than 40 years old.
Photo courtesy of Salt Lake City Airport Redevelopment Program
Airport Construction Takes Off
Dozens of airports across the country have one thing in common these days — gigantic construction projects that offer millions of dollars in electrical work.