Mumbai Airport Terminal 1B

A WORLD-CLASS LANDMARK : Mumbai Airport Terminal building.

With the advent of new airlines and the increasing operations of the existing airlines the current terminal was found to be inadequate. Hence modification wasundertaken to expand the terminal and modify the existing terminal to optimize the requirements for the coming decades and provide world class facilities to passengers. This terminal building has been described in India , a marvel of design, engineering, and technology.
A Mumbai’s Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport (formerly Sahar International Airport) is the busiest airport in India, and caters to cargo and passenger flights. It has two terminals : the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal. The domestic terminal includes two terminals : Terminal 1A and Terminal 1B. After the expansion and modification of Terminal 1B it was opened to the public on September 17th 2007. Pratibha Pipes & Structural and its associates used Tekla Structures software to model this complex framework, thus ensuring highly effective detailing and optimized fabrication of this exceptional structure.

Combining Structural Elements is Easy
Tekla Structures used for modeling and detailing of the entire structure. The main feature of the project was its shape, the shape of the rafter. Tekla Structures made it simple and easy to complete the project within specified time. It took around 15 days for the detailers to fix the geometry of the rafter as per the requirement of architect and client. The capsule - shaped two plates were welded to join with each other thus giving the shape to the rafter. A single truss was made of 8 segments of capsule - shaped plates.

“Placing the purlin on curvature of the main rafter and all welded connections was made easy with Tekla Structures to give aesthetic look to this massive structures ”, says Mr.Ajay Kulkarni. He also adds that " Detailing of the model using Tekla Structures software made fabrication and erection easier and helped us fix our erection methodology for the structure.”

ABOUT PRATIBHA
Pratibha Pipes & Structural Limited (PPSL), is the SAW pipe manufacturing & mechanical division of the multifaceted Pratibha Group having well recognized and acknowledged presence in infrastructure development [complex and integrated water supply projects, road construction, environmental engineering, mass housing, pre-cast elements], apart from SAW pipes and custom built structural steel sections.

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Pratibha Pipes & Structural Ltd
Tel. +91 22  3955 9999