The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the third busiest in the country based on the number of enplaned customers. It was decided to expand the airport to accommodate the growing number of passengers to include - a new 62,000 m2 international terminal, a sky bridge connecting terminals D and C, a new Grand Hyatt Hotel, and an automated people mover system with two train stations at every terminal. When the airport was planning the renovation project, they turned to Sika Sarnafil® and King of Texas Roofing Company, LP, of Grand Prairie, Texas for their roofing needs.
- Accommodate the airport traffic by transporting materials at night
- Meet the tight schedule
- The large size of the airport meant a high workload and coordination with other trades
- The new international terminal is a large, U-shaped building with an upper roof that looks like an airplane wing, which required the best wind uplift capability
Based on previous satisfaction, Sika Sarnafil® adhered roof system was specified by the engineer. Terminal D and the people movers used light grey, 1.8 mm Sarnafil® G 410 membrane. The sky bridge used white, 1.8 mm Sarnafil® G 410 EnergySmart Roof® membrane.
The new Grand Hyatt Hotel “shoots up out of the middle” of the Terminal D roof and features a swimming pool and surrounding deck area. The adhered Sarnafil® G 410 roofing system in light grey was also used here, but this time over a structural concrete roof deck. The pool and deck area featured Sika Sarnafil®’s grid system, using 2 mm, Sarnafil® G 476 waterproofing membrane over tapered insulation and then covered with three different colors of roof pavers. The colors of the membranes have met the design purpose perfectly in this project.
Sarnafil® G 410 adhered roof membrane
Sarnafil® G 410 EnergySmart Roof® adhered roof membrane
Sarnafil® G 476 waterproofing membrane
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
King of Texas Roofing Company, LP Grand Prairie, TX