In addition to growing threats to airport security around the globe, the HIAA found itself encountering increased vehicle and foot traffic near the airport building, encouraged by the construction of a parkade with 2300 parking spaces, and as such they began looking for a way to protect their clients. “I think we really have to consider the society we live in today,” said Theresa Rath Spicer, spokesperson for the Halifax Stanfield Airport. “Unfortunately, we’re all too well aware of violent acts that are done intentionally. Of course, there’s also things that happen accidentally. We’ve all heard stories about people pressing on the gas instead of pressing on the brake and running through the front of a window[…] So we’re really trying to enhance the security measures for the best interests of everyone.”
The project to secure physical infrastructure included the placement of numerous security cameras around the facility, replacing all glass walls with a shatter-proof alternative, and installation of multiple concrete bollards along the curb of Bell Boulevard, a road that provides drive-up access to both arrival and departure areas of the terminal, in front of airport tunnels and surrounding the parkade. To further enhance these bollards, the HIAA sought our help in creating a bollard cover that would fit their terminal’s facade.
From this collaboration, the R-7341 Stainless Steel Bollard Cover was created and installed on top of Bell Boulevard’s many concrete posts. Crafted from corrosion-resistant grade 316 steel, the R-7341 combines style and functionality, offering protection for security posts and crash rated bollards as large as 10-3/4 inches wide and 30 inches tall while complementing modern infrastructure and aesthetics.