San Diego International airport - rental car center
Project info: 1660 Hotel Circle North, suite 400, San Diego, CA 92108
Client: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Awards: ASCC - Decorative Concrete Council Awards 2017: 2nd place Cast-in-place, Special Finishes/Over 5,000 SF
The San Diego International Airport’s new consolidated Rental Car Center is a 2 million square foot facility that was built to house up to 19 rental car companies and over 5,400 rental cars while easing traffic on San Diego’s busy Harbor Drive and reducing the airport’s overall carbon footprint.
T.B. Penick was originally brought onto the project to install 70,000 square feet of site concrete, 1,300 linear feet of curbs and gutters, and large poured-in-place concrete bench planters. However, when a last-minute issue arose over the maintenance of the architect’s originally specified fluid-applied flooring, Penick was requested to come up with a decorative solution that could stand up to the foot traffic and dirt that the originally specified flooring couldn’t handle for the approximately 20,000 square foot exterior plaza and 56,000 square foot interior portion of the project.