Determined not to repeat the mistakes of the past, FS-75 heavy-duty interior expansion joints chosen for new terminal:
Joints in airport terminals take a pounding. Constantly.
Expansion joint covers at airports are, as a rule, under designed. Owners and designers often learn the hard and expensive way that using light-duty rubber and rail systems during initial construction ends up resulting in a very costly and disruptive retrofit.
So when the Southwest Airlines terminal was added to the Orlando International Airport, the designer and owner wisely agreed not to repeat the mistakes made in the airport’s main terminal.
They specified and installed a system designed to handle multi-directional movements while handling heavy loads and providing a clean, smooth transition surface.