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Midfield Terminal Building, United Arab Emirates

Project data

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • X-shaped airport terminal building (Midfield Terminal Building MTB), situated between two runways, with capacity for 65 large aircraft
  • 50 m high seven-storey central structure (Central Processor) with a total area of 700,000 m²
  • 12,000 laborers at site working in shifts
  • Scheduled opening in 2017 for up to 30 million passengers annually

Requirements

  • Quick processing 700,000 m³ concrete and 200,000 t steel
  • Completion of all structural works in 18 months only
  • In-sequence delivery of huge material quantities
  • Realisation of varying slab geometries and heights
  • Possibility to handle formwork and scaffolding manually due to limited crane disposability

Customer

TAV, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Arabtec Construction Joint Venture

Customer's benefit

  • Prompt availability of material
  • Quick moving of the slab formwork
  • Reduction in crane usage
  • Simple adjustments to the shoring tower heights
  • Problem-free working also for inexperienced personnel due to simple handling and robust materials
Fathi Abdul Muti
Deputy Project Director

We met all milestones ahead of schedule which can only be achieved with the right partner and solutions. PERI proved to be very responsive and handled the challenges of such a huge projeect like ours very well. 

PERI solution

  • Delivery of large quantities of materials at very short notice
  • 65,000 m² on-site formwork requirements (6,200 PD 8 slab tables)
  • Use of robust and straightforward systems
  • Beam solution with PD 8 slab tables and LIWA side formwork
  • Slab tables moved by means of transportation trolleys
  • Project formwork for 4,000 columns with edge lengths/diameters 1.00 – 2.50 m on the basis of VARIO and SRS
  • Flexibly adaptable formwork and scaffolding solutions to accommodate the range of dimensions
  • Flexible engineering for adapting to planning and construction progress changes