We want to chronicle AccuBraille’s work on Terminal 2, a domestic terminal located in San Francisco’s International Airport. In 2010 SFO unveiled its newly Gensler-designed Terminal which serves Virgin America and American Airlines. In addition to the design of the terminal, Gensler also designed the wayfinding program which was based in part on the International Terminal sign program.
With over 700K sq. ft. of interior space T2, as Terminal 2 is often referred to, had great need for an intuitive and well thought-out wayfinding system and eventually Fluoresco, a well known sign fabricator with offices in California, Nevada & Arizona was awarded the fabrication of the project. Fluoresco went looking for the right solution for the ADA portion of the project and they found that using AccuBraille’s Infused ® line of thermo-formed signs would offer them what they needed for this project because of it’s ability to with stand high-traffic and heavy cleaning environments such as airport terminals. Because the final product is one integrated piece the tactile characters can’t be picked off and the Braille beads will not “pop out”. In addition all AccuBraille signs come with a 5 year warranty and are rated for exterior use.
Given about two weeks to complete this project AccuBraille was able to fabricate and install over 250 unique room identification and code-related signs on time and on-budget. Like any large scale, high-profile project, Turner Construction knew that every aspect of construction would be scrutinized at a granular level but by choosing AccuBraille signs, the architect and general contractor had one less item to concern themselves with, during implementation.