Stage 2: foundation works

August 20, 2013

Connector is starting to take shape. For the building’s foundations 500 reinforced concrete piles had to be driven into the ground at a depth of 6 to 7 meters. Then concrete was poured to consolidate them, per 6 or 8 piles, into a solid block. 

This stage also included installing a gigantic rainwater reservoir with a capacity of some 670,000 litres.  The rainwater that is collected in it will be used for sanitary purposes. Connector will be the first passenger building at the airport to use rainwater. Underground utilities too were constructed in this stage.

Next, several spaces become superfluous were demolished and part of the façade of the Topaz building where it will connect to Connector was dismantled.

With all foundation piles put in place, the construction of the skeleton can start. To build it, precast elements will be used that are assembled on site.  The skeleton is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.

You can watch the activity on the construction site from the Wingtips restaurant, one floor up from the departures hall. Those who have a boarding pass can also do so from the Milestone, the restaurant on the upper floor of the Topaz building at the head of Pier A or behind the Leffe Plaza in the commercial area leading to Pier B. You can also follow the progress of the works on our Connector in images page where a new photo of the construction site is uploaded every day.

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