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Norfolk International Airport


Clancy & Theys Construction Company was awarded the opportunity to be the general contractor for the renovation of the Norfolk International Airport.

Installation of a 100×100 skylight in the main terminal building now referred to as “Garden Square”; removal and replacement of four escalators; modifications of finishes in the main terminal and arrivals buildings; re-roofing with sprinkler modifications and additions to Concourse B; upgrade of exhaust fans for vendors in the main terminal while maintaining operations; and renovation of all flooring in Concourses A and B while keeping all gates functional for passengers and vendors. The expansion and renovation of Checkpoint/Concourse B was performed while maintaining existing TSA checkpoint operations.

The Concourse B re-roof project occurred while maintaining the concourse fully operational during the day and night, including airline travel. After daily monitoring of the weather forecast, a decision was made to either proceed or not proceed with the next portion of work. The goal was to not have any portion of the roof exposed for longer than 20 hours. Therefore, if the decision was made to proceed, the roof demolition began at midnight. The owner’s quality control consultant arrived at 4:30 a.m. to inspect that the demolition was complete and review any unforeseen conditions. He then stayed to monitor the daytime roofing crew begin the new roofing. The roof that was replaced was approximately 42,000 SF. The original roof system was a gravel surfaced built-up membrane over flat stock polyisocyanurate insulation. The new roof is a 60 mil PVC fully adhered membrane over tapered polyisocyanurate insulation.

Project Details
Client: Norfolk Airport Authority
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Size: 20,000 SF
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