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Midfield Terminal Building, United Arab Emirates

Project data

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • X-shaped airport terminal building (Midfield Terminal Building MTB), situated between two runways, with capacity for 65 large aircraft
  • 50 m high seven-storey central structure (Central Processor) with a total area of 700,000 m²
  • 12,000 laborers at site working in shifts
  • Scheduled opening in 2017 for up to 30 million passengers annually


  • Quick processing 700,000 m³ concrete and 200,000 t steel
  • Completion of all structural works in 18 months only
  • In-sequence delivery of huge material quantities
  • Realisation of varying slab geometries and heights
  • Possibility to handle formwork and scaffolding manually due to limited crane disposability


TAV, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Arabtec Construction Joint Venture

Customer's benefit

  • Prompt availability of material
  • Quick moving of the slab formwork
  • Reduction in crane usage
  • Simple adjustments to the shoring tower heights
  • Problem-free working also for inexperienced personnel due to simple handling and robust materials

PERI solution

  • Delivery of large quantities of materials at very short notice
  • 65,000 m² on-site formwork requirements (6,200 PD 8 slab tables)
  • Use of robust and straightforward systems
  • Beam solution with PD 8 slab tables and LIWA side formwork
  • Slab tables moved by means of transportation trolleys
  • Project formwork for 4,000 columns with edge lengths/diameters 1.00 – 2.50 m on the basis of VARIO and SRS
  • Flexibly adaptable formwork and scaffolding solutions to accommodate the range of dimensions
  • Flexible engineering for adapting to planning and construction progress changes