Abu Dhabi Airports today announced that it has completed the final de-propping of the last arch in the roof of new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).
This means that the structure is now completely self-supporting.
The de-propping took three days and 90 jacking points were used around the building for support while process was underway. This last stage released 8,000 tonnes of weight onto the roof, which weighs 21,000 tonnes in total.
Sulaiman Al Siksek, chief programs officer at Abu Dhabi Airports said: “Now that the complex process of de-propping the roof structure has been completed, the construction team has started clearing the 50 support towers under the roof, which will take them another four to five weeks. In the meantime, work can now start on exterior enveloping of the front façade and on preparation necessary for the interior work on the central processor.”
During the next few months, Abu Dhabi Airports will begin building the stand-alone retails units in the duty free area of the building.