PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, Thursday, September 19th, 2013 – The redevelopment of the Providenciales International Airport Terminal Building has entered a new phase with the addition of glulam beams for the new extended roof.
Consistent with being environmentally friendly and the “Beautiful by Nature” theme of the Turks and Caicos Islands, glulam was chosen for the terminal building. Glulam (Glued laminated timber), is a structural product comprised of several layers of dimensioned timber bonded together with durable, moisture-resistant structural adhesives. Fifteen (15) out of the total twenty-three (23) curved glulam beams were installed over the past few weeks.
Taking advantage of the slow traffic period during the months of September and October, construction of the new bathroom facility in the domestic terminal has begun and will be completed in the ensuing 6-8 weeks.
The project team is working assiduously to compact as much additional work as physically and operationally possible into this slow period in the interest of providing marginal improvement in passenger service during the impending Winter season peak.
Paving of the upper tier of the new parking lot is completed, while landscaping, painting, lighting installation and stop-bumps installation will commence within the next month. On completion, this tier will be able to accommodate about 150 additional vehicles.
The project remains on schedule and is moving towards completion in Winter 2014.