Construction of the new terminal at Bozeman Gallatin Field is well under way and is on schedule for completion this summer. This expansion will double the passenger capacity of the airport and is needed to meet the demands of business travelers and visitors in and out of southwest Montana. The three story terminal building features exposed Glulam construction and serves as the lodge-themed center piece for the airport.
Western Wood Structures supplied the Glued Laminated members and Simpson hangers to the General Contractor, Martel Construction of Bozeman. The job required 18 pages of shop drawings to detail and schedule the nearly 2,000 individual laminated beams, purlins, columns, and trim pieces. The Glulams were manufactured by QB Corp. of Salmon, Idaho and the difficult fabrication was performed in the plant.