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Development of a highly sophisticated Strand7 analysis model with over 750,000 elements (including both permanent structure and temporary works) and incorporates over 200 construction stages. The analysis model is used to identify temporary loads for checking the permanent structure during the various stages of steel erection and de-propping and design of the temporary works.
Assisting in the development of the erection sequence, methodology and de-propping, RBG designed checks of the permanent steel roof structure to ensure that it is not overloaded during the construction stages and to ensure residual or locked in stresses are kept within acceptable limits.
It also provided design and certification of the temporary roof bracing and temporary tower support structures; design checks for the concrete structure for temporary tower loads and construction equipment loading including tower cranes, mobile cranes and man-lifts.
Other works undertaken by RBG included carry out wind tunnel tests for various stages of cladding installation to study the effects of wind loads on the steel structure; develop an erection stress structural analysis model for the various stages of steel structure, roof cladding and façade installation stages and assess the impacts of the roof cladding and facade installation on the permanent steel structure and advise on remedial measures where the capacity of the permanent steel structure is exceeded.
Providing Access at Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal
Haulotte Aerial Work Platforms have occupied the construction site with its complete range, through their dealer, M/s United Gulf Equipment (UGER).
Haulotte, through their dealer - United Gulf Equipment - in the UAE, has over 70 access platforms working on the Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal complex.
From the beginning, the dealer took control over the expansion phase by acquiring various deals both for sales and leasing with different contractors working on the project, as well as providing vital back-up services for parts and service.
According to one of UGER’s representative:
It’s all because of our quality service to the client that kept Haulotte machines - mainly Haulotte HA32 and HA41 articulating booms plus HT41 telescopic booms -on this project for more than 18 months, and, of course, with the additional support from Haulotte.
Seventy units of various Haulotte models are working on site. This project is expected to complete by end of 2017 and we are confident in not only keeping the existing Haulotte fleet on site but also the possibility to additional units. We have service technicians on site 24/7 along with spare parts equipped thereby giving the clients confidence in Haulotte & UGER.
With works now shifting to fitting out, the works are on schedule for delivery in 2017.