BUFFALO, N.Y. — February 16, 2012 — Birdair, Inc., the leading specialty contractor of lightweight
long-span roofing systems and tensile structures of all sizes throughout the world, has been
awarded the design-build contract to provide the tensile fabric structures for the Dallas/Fort
Worth International Airport parking facility.
Birdair will design, fabricate and install four structures comprised of 60,000 square feet of
PTFE, a Teflon®-coated woven fiberglass membrane. These will be located at the exit and entry
points of the south and north ends of the parking facility. Birdair previously installed walkway
and terminal PTFE canopies at the airport totaling approximately 38,000 square feet in
“The tensile membrane structures will help create a welcoming atmosphere for travelers and a
signature look for the airport,” explains Dave Capezzuto, Director of Business Development for
Birdair. “PTFE is a sustainable material with a long lifecycle that is extremely durable and needs
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974 and serves approximately 155,905
passengers daily, making it the third busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movement.
The parking infrastructure upgrade is part of a seven-year, $1.9 billion terminal improvement
project to renew and modernize the facility.
Other members of the project team include architect Aguirre Roden, Dallas, Texas, engineer
Jacobs Engineering, Dallas, Texas and GC Byrne Construction Service, Fort Worth, Texas.
In the transportation sector, Birdair is best known for its “mountain range” PTFE fabric
membrane roof system above a 900-foot terminal atrium at Denver International Airport in Denver,
As a full-service specialty contractor, Birdair offers complete design-build solutions, and
has completed more than 1,200 tensile architecture installations worldwide. Learn more at
Teflon® is a registered trademark of E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Delaware.
Posted on February 27, 2012