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Railroad terminal shows unique design.

RSA Engineering Inc. provided mechanical and electrical design for a three-story passenger terminal and 300-foot covered passenger platform with elevated track for the Alaska Railroad. The terminal provides assembly space for 250 people and has pedestrian flow into a subterranean tunnel that leads to the main airport terminal. The mechanical and electrical design included a separate heating plant, cooling plant, standby generator, communications system intercom, CCTV, and a one-of-a-kind aurora borealis lighting display in the tunnel.

This facility won the 2001 Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award of Excellence at the International Illumination Design Awards and a Merit Award for the Northwest Region from the illuminating Engineering Society for outstanding and innovative lighting design. It also recorded a 2003 Citation Award by the American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter.

Kumin Associates provided architectural design and the project was constructed by Unit Co.
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Title Annotation:Construction
Author:Pilkington, Steve
Publication:Alaska Business Monthly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2004
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