AIR­PORT DE­SIGNER Cre­ative high

THE LOW­DOWN

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CLOCK­WORK The av­er­age work day of an air­port de­signer: 10am: Start the day. Col­lect de­tails and doc­u­ments re­lated to the project. Study var­i­ous norms, reg­u­la­tions and clients re­quire­ments Air­ports aren’t just por­tals be­tween des­ti­na­tions. They con­vey first im­pres­sions about places. An air­port de­signer’s ca­reer has be­come very ex­cit­ing and chal­leng­ing over the years, ow­ing to ad­vance­ments in tech­nol­ogy. There are nu­mer­ous com­plex­i­ties in­volved. The two ma­jor as­pects to plan­ning an air­port are air-side de­vel­op­ment and city-side de­vel­op­ment. While air-side de­vel­op­ment con­sists of tech­ni­cal is­sues re­lated to run­ways, taxi­ways and apron, along with air traf­fic con­trol tower etc, city-side de­vel­op­ment con­nects the aero­plane to the ter­mi­nal build­ing through the aer­o­bridge. A de­gree in ar­chi­tec­ture is a big help. One needs to study var­i­ous rules and reg­u­la­tions in­clud­ing the In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion (IATA) norms while de­sign­ing an air­port. An acute busi­ness sense cou­pled with an un­der­stand­ing of the im­por­tance of re­turn on in­vest­ment is also crit­i­cal. Since In­dia lacks world-class in­fra­struc­ture fa­cil­i­ties, there is a lot of scope for de­vel­op­ment of ex­ist­ing as well as green air­ports. The need of the hour is to think glob­ally and act locally

Meet­ing with client Pre­sen­ta­tions

Lunch break

Pre­pare de­tailed project re­ports, meet­ings with var­i­ous sub-con­sul­tants, pre­pare es­ti­mates and get ap­proval of de­signs from the clients

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