Buildings

Resilient and Energy Efficient National Guard Readiness Centers

by Pete Karnowski August 17, 2016

Creating resilient and energy-efficient facilities is vital for the future of the Department of Defense. For the Army National Guard (ARNG), that means creating places where soldiers can plan, train, perform missions and provide a community-centric location in case of emergencies. The average age of most readiness centers, or armories as they’re sometimes called, is […]

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Burns & McDonnell-Designed Wide-Body Hangar Opens at Dulles

by Jerry Jorge February 21, 2014

The opening of the new United Airlines wide-body hangar at Washington Dulles International Airport will, according to the company, deliver greater reliability to the airline’s customers and help to enhance their travel experience. The $45 million project, which involved design and construction administration teams from Burns & McDonnell, will mean more maintenance issues can be […]

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Philadelphia International Airport Hub Gets a Brand New Look

by Katherine Goudreau February 5, 2014

Travelers passing through Terminal F at Philadelphia International Airport are in for an upgraded experience with the opening of the newly renovated and expanded terminal F hub. The original hub, which forms the intersection of Terminal F’s three concourses, has doubled in size to 60,000 square feet and now features four times the food, beverage […]

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Shipping Container Starbucks Headed to Kansas City Metro

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 31, 2013

There’s nothing better than enjoying a steaming cup of coffee inside the comfort of a … shipping container? The newest Starbucks in the Kansas City metro area will be built from reused shipping containers, one of only three stores in the nation with that sustainable claim to fame. Building with recycled shipping containers isn’t new, […]

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The 25 Greatest Engineering Achievements

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 12, 2013

Whether you look centuries into the past or just a few years, there’s no doubt that we’re surrounded by impressive engineering feats that have literally helped to shape our world. And although inspiring examples of engineering are too numerous to count, we’re always on the lookout for a great compilation that celebrates the more notable […]

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Biological Concrete Paving the Way for Sustainability

by The Burns & McDonnell Team May 30, 2013

Researchers in Spain are busy developing a new biological concrete that might just change how you see this essential yet ordinary building material. The new concrete has been developed by The Structural Technology Group in Barcelona to create ‘living’ buildings and introduce enhanced sustainability into architecture. The concrete, which can be used in new developments […]

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