Robert Bird Group was engaged by the Leighton Contractors (Asia) & Chun Wo Joint Venture to assist with the development of the roof erection methodology, design of the permanent works structural steel roof connections and temporary works solutions for the new Passenger Clearance Building (PCB) in Hong Kong. The PCB forms part of the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facility (HKBCF), which provides clearance facilities for passengers and vehicles entering or leaving Hong Kong via the new Hong Kong Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
Key technical challenges
The PCB project involved the reclamation of approximately 130ha of land from the open waters to the northeast and directly below the flight path of the Hong Kong International Airport and the construction of a number of buildings and transport facilities on this artificial island to provide passenger and cargo clearance services.
The PCB is the primary building of the HKBCF, comprising a single-level basement, ground floor of approximately 39,000m2, three traditionally reinforced concrete structures, an external facade/curtain wall and a two-way framed structural steel roof of approximately 60,000m2 in an area supported by 50 concrete columns spaced on a 42m x 33/30m grid.
RBG’s primary role on the PCB project was to provide specialist engineering services to develop an erection methodology that was suitable for the site.
The major items to be considered for the site are:
- Air height restriction – 1m above the steel roof
- Short construction programme
- Space limitations and site access
(Hong Kong Dollars)
Leighton – Chun Wo Joint Venture
Leighton Contractors (Asia) & Chun Wo)
AEDAS International AECOM
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
Robert Bird Group Services:
Steel Roof Connection Design
Steel Façade Connection Design
Construction/Specialist Engineering Visualisation