|Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal|
|Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|2014 – present|
Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal is designed to be the largest, virtually pleasing and architecturally magnificent structure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. An X-shaped terminal architectural plan was devised after a broad analysis of all the needs of the new airport. The design has 39 gates with a capability to expand up to 49.
The mid terminal complex will have an area of 630,000 m². It will include approximately 18,000 m² of dedicated space for passenger facilities and duty-free retail stores. International restaurants and cafes will be located in approximately 10,000 m². Also, an area of 27,500 m² will be dedicated for an airline hospitality lounge, a museum exhibiting heritage and culture and a transit hotel.
BEXEL in cooperation with UPG worked for the main contractor CCC on the design process and following services were provided on the project:
- Develop a full 3D BIM model of steel frames of the Roof Tower cranes with 1 mm modeling tolerances.
- Keep the model up-to-date and run regular constructibility analyses in order to detect and resolve conflicts among newly constructed steel frames and the existing concrete structure.
- Structural design of the steel frame in accordance with British and AISC AID Standards.
- Analysis of the existing and newly applied loads from the Roof Tower cranes and the steel frames.
- Design verification through appropriate calculations of the concrete structure’s ability to receive crane and frame loads, in accordance with British Standards and addition of relevant Eurocodes. Checks included in situ/precast/pre-stressed concrete elements.
- Back-propping assessment of internal long span structure. Detailed analysis of stress/dilatation state for affected elements. Recommendations on temporary support locations as well as modification to existing loads in order to minimize back-propping requirements.