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Principal(s): Shinji Komatsu, President Kevin A. Mayer, Vice President Business Development, Marketing + Sales
Statement: Birdair, Inc. is a specialty contractor of tensile architecture systems and steel cable structures. For more than 50 years, Birdair has built a reputation as a leader in the design-build specialty contract industry, utilizing fabric membrane, steel, glass and other innovative materials to create durable, signature building shapes that complement any architectural style or exterior envelope. By working with architects and owners in all phases of development, Birdair combines traditional building components with dynamic tensile structures to achieve award-winning projects that captivate the imagination
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., completed in 2006 using PTFE tensile fabric membrane. Architects: HOK Sport Venue Event, Kansas City, Mo., and Peter Eisenman Architects, New York, N.Y.
Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, N.Y., completed in 2006 using PTFE tensile fabric membrane and cables. Architect: Macon Chaintreuil Jensen & Stark, Rochester, N.Y.
Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai, China, completed in 1997 using PTFE tensile fabric membrane. Architect: Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research, Shanghai, China.
Amgen Helix Pedestrian Bridge, Seattle, Wash., completed in 2004 using structural steel and PTFE tensile fabric membrane. Architect: Johnson Architecture and Planning, Seattle, Wash.
Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, completed in 2006 using PTFE tensile fabric membrane with liner, cables and structural steel. Architect: Dar Al Handasah, Mohandessin, Giza.
Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon, South Korea, completed in 2002 using PTFE tensile fabric membrane, structural steel and cable structure. Architect: Adome Architects and Engineers, Inc., Seoul, South Korea.
The Rapid Surface Transportation Station, Grand Rapids, Mich., completed in 2004 using PTFE tensile fabric membrane, structural steel and polycarbonate panels. Architect: Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, Mich.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pa., completed in 2003 using metal decking, PTFE soffit and cable structure. Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects, PC, New York, N.Y.
The Sony Center, Berlin, Germany, completed in 1999 using PTFE tensile fabric membrane, cable structure and glass. Architect: Murphy Jahn, Inc., Chicago, Ill.
The Scientific Center of Kuwait, Salmiya District of Kuwait, completed in 1999 using PTFE tensile fabric membrane, steel and cable support. Architect: Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.
The Florida Hospital Waterman, Tavares, Florida, completed in 2003 using PTFE architectural fabric membrane. Architect: RTKL Associates, Inc., Irving, Texas.
The O2 (Millenium Dome), Greenwich, England, completed in 1998 using PTFE fabric membrane, rope cable net and radial cable connectors. Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership, London, England.
New Products: TensothermTM fabric membrane
Green Statement/Products: By maximizing tensile architecture’s inherent daylighting capabilities, increased insulative value and reduced material usage, Birdair offers architects and building owners a progressive, environmentally responsible option to traditional architecture systems.