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The design teams behind the San Diego International Airport's Terminal 2 expansion wanted the project to have a wow factor and at the same time convey San Diego's unique sense of place. With these goals in mind, the joint venture partners, Kiewit/Sundt and Turner/PCL/Flatiron, called on the decorative concrete team at T.B. Penick & Sons Inc. to help transform the terminal into an architecturally memorable landmark.

Penick's decorative concrete division has garnered renown for projects including the decorative concrete work at CityCenter in Las Vegas, the reconstruction of the iconic Coney Island boardwalk and imaginative walkways at Disneyland Park in Shanghai. Under the leadership of Penick EVP Byron Klemaske II, Penick was named the nation's No. 1 decorative concrete contractor. Recently the firm participated in the restoration of the historic New York shoreline as well as beaches and structures that were damaged by the Hurricane Sandy.

For the Terminal 2 project, Penick employed a decorative concrete and epoxy terrazzo composed of marble, granite or glass aggregate embedded in exterior concrete and interior epoxy terrazzo.

T.B. Penick & Sons Inc. is creating decorative concrete features at Terminal 2.

Throughout the airport there are 1,900 linear feet of precast terrazzo steps, plus poured-in-place vertical terrazzo wall elements. In total, Terminal 2 will contain 250,000 square feet of terrazzo, which will make it the largest epoxy terrazzo project ever constructed in San Diego. An area of the terminal called Sunset Cove uses a new terrazzo technique incorporating Jelly Bean Glass made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled glass. Mosaic-looking puddles are placed in the terrazzo beneath Swarovski crystals hanging from the ceiling.

"The concrete has a wave motif on the pedestrian bridges that is reflective of the San Diego coastline and lifestyle, and the overall design facilitates pedestrian flow," says Klemaske.

"This is a great project to be involved in," Klemaske notes. "Turner/PCL/Flatiron and Kiewit/Sundt both have strong leadership and have done a great job of communicating, coordinating, and handling the logistical challenges of keeping the airport functional while we work. Thanks to the excellent coordination between day and night crews, the project has maintained an excellent safety record with no accidents and no lost days.

"It's exciting to be part of a team that's going to change people's first impressions of San Diego for many years to come," says Klemaske. "All of us at Penick are proud to be involved in this project and very invested in the outcome."

Byron Klemaske II

Chris Klemaske

15435 Innovation Drive, Suite 100 | san Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 558-1800 | www.tbpenick.com

~ By Glenn Grant, The Daily Transcript

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