A major goal of the competition is to make students aware that background research is a fundamental element in approaching any design project. Students should consult examples of similar building types and structures for ideas and approaches that have been tested, some of which are avaialbe for download on the ACSA website.

Stevens, Donald, Terry Schell, Thomas Hamilton, Richard Mesic, Michael Scott Brown, Edward Wei-Min Chan, Mel Eisman, Eric V. Larson, Marvin Schaffer, Bruce Newsome, John Gibson, and Elwyn Harris. Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment. Rand 2004

Schell, Terry L., Brian G. Chow and Cliffors Grammich. Designing Airports for Security. Issue Paper, Rand 2003 

Federal Aviation Administration. Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design and Construction. Associate Administration for Civil Aviation Security, Office of Civil Aviation Security Policy and Planning, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington DC 2001

DFW Security Checkpoint Research:

TSA Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design, and Construction: assets/pdf/airport_security_design_guidelines.pdf

Students may also consult the following texts for information on airport design:

Ashford, Norman and Paul H. Wright. Airport Engineering. 3rd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992.

Binney, Marcus. Airport Builders. Great Britain: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1999.

Blow, Christopher J. Airport Terminals. 2nd ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996.

Horonjeff, Robert and Francis X. McKelvey. Planning and Design of Airports. 4th ed. New York: Mc-Graw-Hill, Inc., 1994.

Nadel, Barbara. Building Security. McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2004