The Kuwait International Airport (currently under construction) has a built area of approximately 710,000m2 with a roof area of approximately 300,000m2 and a structural steel design tonnage of 150,000t.
RBG has been engaged by Limak Holding to assist with the construction methodology and erection sequence (CMES) of this mega-structure. The primary structure consists of in-situ RC mega columns and precast post-tensioned concrete arches approximately
USD $ 4 Billion
Year Start / Completed:
2016 – 2020
Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait
Foster + Partners
Robert Bird Group Services:
Key technical challenges
- Developing a methodology to erect 39,000 shell cassettes with a high level of tolerance and to allow Limak to construct the inner structure without traditional birdcage propping (SSTAs).
- Development of a detailed staged erection analysis.
- Coordination of the impact of the roof construction on the inner structure and visa-versa.