Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is located between the cities of Greenville and Spartanburg in northwestern South Carolina and serves the commercial and general aviation service needs of the residents and visitors to the region.
RS&H did a Terminal Structural Study and Repair document for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. This document included a preliminary study to evaluate pre-stressed concrete roof beams evidencing negative camber and torqueing. Upon completion of a detail plan, RS&H prepared repair and construction documents for the correction to the beams and perimeter girders. With the continuing growth of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, an EDS Baggage System Study was completed. The study included concept documents to install seven EDS scanning devices in the airport baggage rooms for the outbound luggage. Along with the installation of the EDS Baggage System, the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport found it necessary to upgrade and renovate eight public restrooms to include all hands-free fixtures. RS&H also provided for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, design concepts to replace over 600 lineal feet of wall panel.
With extreme storm damage to the existing FBO Terminal, the need for a New General Aviation Terminal was imperative. RS&H provided three concepts for the design of a new replacement FBO passenger terminal.
The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission tasked RS&H with designing an energy efficient, sustainable General Aviation terminal. The building, designed for LEED® Gold Certification, combines innovative technologies with clever combinations of more conventional conservation strategies to create a building that’s both earth-friendly and money-saving. The building uses 30 percent less energy than a typical building of equal size. It uses 70 percent less potable water. More than 95 percent of the construction waste was recycled, and the building itself contains 25 percent recycled material. The air quality is maintained by a variable flow refrigerant system that monitors and heats/cools each room only as needed. In most rooms, translucent sun shades will descend automatically if outside light is too bright. Additional innovation is found in the restrooms. Water for toilet flushing comes from stored rainwater. All hot water comes from solar heat. The faucets and flush valves are automatic and photovoltaic.