Specialty contractor to provide a curbside cover for car rental center.
Birdair, a leading design-build specialty contractor for custom tensile architectural structures, has been selected to design and install 17 inverted cone structures for the San Diego International Airport’s consolidated rental car center, set to open in 2016.
The 2 million-square-foot structure will house 12 rental car companies and include a customer service building, a quick-turn-around car prep facility and a 5,000-car ready/return area.
It will be designed to achieve LEED certification, incorporating green design principles such as photovoltaic solar power panels. The cone structures will be made of fabric PTFE fiberglass membrane, with a steel supporting structure.