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Airports getting flexible designs to enhance security

Architects designing them to be easily reconfigured to cater to evolving security threats, while reducing congestion in non-secure areas and creating more offsite checkpoints
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 05:50
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The security screening area of Norfolk International Airport after renovation has a large, open space without support columns that can be easily reconfigured to bring in the next generation of screening machines.

New York

GRESHAM, Smith and Partners recently designed a screening area at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia with one major concern in mind: flexibility, so it can adapt to changing security threats.

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