Named the icon of modern India, the Mumbai International Airport is being rebuilt to provide world-class architectural design and futuristic facilities, with Judah-Rondo Steel providing both product and technical assistance to the development. Constructing such a huge project is complex, as the airport must continue to run as normal whilst massive developments take place over the 800 hectare site.
Around the exterior of the main arrivals/departure building, glass fibre reinforced concrete (GFRC) is to be used as the ceiling and column cladding material. This meant Judah Steel needed to provide a custom ceiling design that could support the GFRC and Bullnose Exterior Ceiling Panels using Judah – Steel Stud and Track components, and prefabricated hollow section trusses. Before approval of this design took place, Judah Steel ’s Technical Representatives worked to fabricate a half scale mock up of the bullnose facade section, which allowed a simulation of the actual construction methods to be employed on site. See photo gallery below. The lifting frame, truss and GFRC support members were all designed in-house with Judah-Rondo Steel Australia engineers running a two dimensional structural model of the frame using specialist design software. This provided Judah-Rondo Steel India Engineers with the design loads required to enable checking of the proposed framing sections. In addition to the technical support, Judah Steel Technical Representatives attended weekly site meetings to track the progress of the airport and assist contractors until completion. Mumbai Airport now allows for 40 million passengers per year and is one of the busiest airports in the world.
Judah products used on this project
KEY-LOCK® Suspended Ceiling System
Our most popular and superior ceiling system. Available in suspended applications, it produces a high-quality structure that has the ability to hold multiple layers of board, can be used in both fire-rated and non-fire-rated environments, as well as being suitable for acoustic, bulkhead and seismic designs.
Steel Stud & Track Wall Framing System
Light-weight steel stud and track drywall framing for internal plasterboard wall systems and specific external wall applications.