What does it take to design for a combination of disparate passenger services and critical airport functions, in an earthquake prone region, while keeping efficiency and traveler satisfaction in mind? A lot! In this article for Airport Business, Integrus Principal Tom Robbins outlines successful outcomes of the progressive-design-build method used for the PACR project at the Portland International Airport targeting efficiency, resiliency and prioritizing a positive traveler experience.

PACR (Portland Addition & Consolidated Rental Car Facility & Operations Center) is setting new standards in airport infrastructure and operations, with streamlined access to parking and rental car facilities, the first Portland-metro use of carbon sequestering CarbonCure concrete, and an Operations Center built to withstand and remain operational following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake. (Designed by YGH prior to merger with Integrus.)