Parking Structure Technology: Get It Right

From the outside, a parking structure seems like a simple design. It’s just decks, ramps, and parking spaces, right? But parking facilities are undergoing a technological disruption much like what’s happening within the walls of the “social building.” A multitude of new technologies and solutions are flooding the market, and we’re being challenged to answer the … Read more

Transportation Trends: Future Tech

In part one of this blog, we discussed how San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 1 project represents mass transportation trends as it rolls toward its 2022 opening. For part two, we sat down again with Senior Design Engineer Rob Friend, RCDD, RTPM, and Design Engineer Paul Herget, ECSE, to envision the future beyond. What will travel look like in … Read more

Mass Transportation Trends: Challenges & Solutions at SFO

When it opens in 2022, San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 1 and Boarding Area B redevelopment will deliver a world-class travel experience through consolidated security check-in, 24 gates, and a spacious central concourse. All these amenities will be connected by integrated technology to facilitate the passenger journey, which is a key to supporting mass transportation trends. TEECOM designed Terminal … Read more

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies: Transformative or Hype?

TEECOM designer Paul Orozco had just transferred to Sacramento State when he saw a flyer seeking team members for the Hyperloop project hosted by SpaceX. It was the first Hyperloop student competition ever, and the Sac State team jumped in with enthusiasm but little discipline. Through a year of competition, the team iterated multiple pod designs but fell short of … Read more

At SFO, the Big Room Produces Big Results

Team collaboration is a challenge for any project — and the larger the project, the bigger the challenge. San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 1 renovation is a truly huge project. At 1,100,000 sf and $2.4 billion in construction costs, it involves more than 20 design firms and will be phased over nine years. It’s so complex, in fact, … Read more