Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Arrivals Hall

Nature of Project

Blast Mitigation

Scope of Project

Square feet of glass protected – 80,000
Panes of glass protected – 3,000
Four-sided mechanical anchoring
Structural silicone anchoring of the film was required

Type of Film Installed

8-mil clear shatter resistant window film

Project Detail

For the country’s 9th busiest airport terminal, Commercial Window Shield was asked to protect more than 3,000 panes of glass at the Gina Maria Lindsey Arrivals Hall, which is adjacent to the main terminal.

Commercial Window Shield was hired by the renovation project’s general contractor, Osborne Construction Co. of Kirkland, Wash. Osborne chose the company over a number of other security window installation firms because of its considerable experience. Previously, Commercial Window Shield installed shatter resistant window film at Terminal 1 at O’Hare International Airport, the country’s third busiest airport.

Airport officials decided to have security window film installed after the 2015 terrorist attack at Brussels Airport in which 32 were killed and more than 300 injured. The project called for shatter resistant window film to be installed on more than 80,000 square feet of hard-to-reach glass in a crowded, busy environment. As often is the case when Commercial Window Shield takes on an intricate project, the company developed a unique and precise installation plan based on its own engineering calculations.